by: REVIEW, TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - The Christmas Ships will make their way to Lake Oswego on Saturday.

Christmas ship parade will be at Foothills

Both fleets of the Christmas ship parade will head to Lake Oswego Saturday, leaving RiverPlace Marina at approximately 5 p.m.

It is estimated they will arrive at Foothills Park at 6:15 to 6:30 p.m. The ships will go as far as George Rogers Park before turning back to Portland.

One World Chorus to present concert Sunday

The One World Chorus, under the direction of Aaron Smith, will present a winter concert Sunday at 7 p.m. at Mountain Park Recreation Center, 2 Mount Jefferson Parkway in Lake Oswego.

The children’s chorus will perform holiday favorites from around the world with a special guest performance by Alexis Hamilton of the Portland Opera. Admission is at a suggested donation of $5 at the door. For reserved seating, order tickets online at

West Linn teacher’s art on exhibit at OSU

West Linn teacher Lynn Pass has art exhibited at the Giustina Gallery in LeSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus as part of a juried show titled “The Waterways of Oregon.”

She is showing two glass panels and one painting in the exhibit, which will hang through Wednesday.

Call for artists for 50th Festival of the Arts

Celebrating its 50th year, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts will be showcasing “Spoon: Culinary Inspired Art” to be held June 21, 22 and 23. In this exhibit, patrons will see art informed by a culinary palette in a menu of media.

More than 100 premier works by invited artists will explore how food has inspired and shaped art that is practical as well as reflective.

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts affords many opportunities for artists to exhibit their work, including the Art in the Park (formerly known as the Fine Arts Craft Faire), Artists’s Vision “50 Squared” juried exhibit and the open show exhibit. The information and applications for exhibits are available online at

Broadway Rose to present holiday musical

The Broadway Rose Theatre Company will conclude its 2012 season with Rick Lewis’ new holiday musical revue, “Christmas on Broadway.”

The program features four wide-eyed wannabe actors who are snowbound in a Broadway theater on Christmas Eve. With nothing but a few trunks filled with costumes, props and set pieces, they live out a shared holiday dream: starring on Broadway.

The revue runs through Dec. 23 with performances scheduled Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., matinees are planned for 2 p.m. on Sundays and some Saturdays.

Tickets start at $30 for adults. The New Stage is located at 12850 SW Grant Ave. in Tigard. For a complete schedule and to order tickets, call the box office at 503-620-5262 or view online at

Rob DeBorde to speak at Third Tuesday

Portland author Rob DeBorde will be the presenter at the Lake Oswego Library’s Third Tuesday author series to be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the library.

DeBorde’s first book, “Fish on a First-Name Basis,” reads like an indispensable guide to all things wet and edible with nary a zombie in sight.

His inexplicable foray into food writing also include scripting 55 episodes of Alton Brown’s “Good Eats” TV show and being the creative force behind the award-winning online animated cooking show “Deep Fried, Live!” with Tako the Octopus. He is also the author of “Portlandtown: A Tale of the Oregon Wyldes,” a supernatural horror adventure.The event is free and open to the public.

Community sing-along planned for Dec. 22

A community bonfire sing-along is planned for Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Robinwood Station, 3706 Cedaroak Drive in West Linn. Large-print lyrics will be distributed so all can sing.

Guitar players are encouraged to attend a practice prior to the concert. Hot chocolate and cider will be served; participants are encouraged to bring cookies to share. The event will happen regardless of the weather.

Portland Revels show continues

The Portland Revels will present an Appalachian Christmas Celebration Sunday, Dec. 16.

The production is directed by Bruce Hostetler with music provided by the Portland Brass Quintet and the Blue Mountain String Band. Performances run Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 1 and 5 p.m. Adult tickets begin at $18; senior and student tickets begin at $12; and children’s tickets begin at $7.

They can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 503-200-1604.

Eve on the Lake is first benefit of 2013

The Eve on the Lake, a Lake Oswego New Year’s Eve celebration, will be held Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Stickmen Brewery & Skewery.

The event features endless hors d’ouvres and a midnight champagne toast, dancing and entertainment.

Tickets are $59 prior to Dec. 24 and $69 per person thereafter. All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.

“We planned this event to encourage the community to celebrate locally and safely, while benefitting an urgent need on the opposite coast,” said organizer Nessa Sander. “We have arrangements with a local cab company to ensure good service throughout the night.”

Register online at

Deadlines near for career grants

Two deadlines, Monday and April 15, remain for applications for Oregon artists for the Oregon Arts Commission’s Career Opportunity Grants.

Career Opportunity Grants enable artists working in all disciplines to take advantage of opportunities to advance their careers.

The grants, ranging up to $1,500, can fund artists’ participation in national and international exhibits, travel to trade fairs and film festivals and attendance at conferences and workshops to expand artists’ professional knowledge base.

In combination with that program, the Arts Commission manages the Ford Family Foundation’s Opportunity Grants restricted to mid-career Oregon visual artists. Reviewed at the same time as the Career Opportunity Grant applications, these additional grants range from $1,500 to $7,500 and aid the eligible artists in the creation, production or exhibition of their work.

Applications are accepted only online at

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