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Take part in Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event

Homeless veterans in Clackamas County will receive lunch, medical screening, counseling and information about employment services and federal veteran’s benefits on Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is at 1710 Red Soils Court. Call 503-650-5631 for more information.

Apply for the Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship

The Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship will provide financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop or training in the United States between now and June 30, 2013. Eligible travel expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging and meals.

Scholarships will be offered to those actively involved in local preservation efforts and who demonstrate how attendance at a preservation-related conference, workshop or training will help meet the preservation needs of their local community.

Scholarships are competitive and offered twice per year. Application deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, visit oregonheritage.org.

Kevin Welch

Welch ordained as permanent decon

Kevin Welch, parishioner at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Lake Oswego, was ordained as a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Portland on Nov. 3. As a permanent deacon, Welch will be able to baptize, witness marriages, perform funeral and burial services outside of Mass, distribute holy communion and preach the homily.

“When both my children were in high school, I took action,” he said. “I began the three-year educational process to earn my master’s in pastoral ministry.”

Welch graduated from the University of Portland in 2011. He may be asked to teach or to council within the parish. Welch would like to work with the poor, the sick and the hungry. Welch was involved with numerous groups — including Martha and Mary Ministries — and councils at Our Lady of the Lake Parish.

“I am thrilled to do what they want, what is needed,” he said. “I am looking forward to using my God-given gifts. I am just happy to serve.”

Brisa Trinchero

Trinchero speaks about Broadway

Tony Award winning Broadway producer and arts entrepreneur Brisa Trinchero will speak at the Lake Oswego Women’s Coalition Luncheon on Nov. 14 at 11:45 a.m.

Trinchero is a native of Lake Oswego. Her presentation, “Behind the Broadway Curtain,” will address her experiences amongst Broadway producers and the excitement of bringing new works to life. Trinchero has worked on the Broadway productions of “Porgy & Bess,” “Peter & The Starcatcher,” “Bonnie & Clyde,” “Evita” and “Catch Me If You Can.”

She founded the Running Deer Musical Theater Lab — a new works incubator that supports new musicals at all phases of development — and is on the advisory board of Village Theatre’s New Works Festival and the junior board of New York City Center. While in the Portland area, she served as executive director of The Broadway Rose Theatre Company.

The luncheon is open to the public. Cost is $17 for members, $19 for non-members. The luncheon is held at the Oswego Lake Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego. To reserve a seat, call 503-636-3634.

KPOJ talk show host Wolfson to speak

KPOJ talk show host Carl Wolfson will discuss, “Seriously, Politics Can Be Very Funny,” at the Willamette Women Democrats’ post-election program on Nov. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m at the Oswego Lake Country Club.

Wolfson is a progressive talk show host and comedian whose morning show airs weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. The show features humorous banter on everything “from polar caps to wiretaps, oligarchy to Glenn Beck’s malarkey.” Wolfson joined KPOJ in 2007 after a 27-year career as a comedian and is a veteran of more than 6,000 performances.

The public is invited to attend the program. Cost is $12 for members, $15 for non-members. The Oswego Lake Country Club is located at, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego. Reserve a seat before Nov. 12. Call 503-656-4445 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .