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Preschool piloted

Registration is now open for the Lake Oswego School District's preschool program, which is being piloted for the first time in September.

Applicants must be three years old or older on or before Sept. 1, 2007. Class size is limited to eight children and offered on a two-day or three-day a week schedule from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Preschool will be held at one of the Lake Oswego School District's elementary schools. Programs will be added on to other schools based on interest and enrollment.

Slots are open to school district residents first and remaining spaces can be taken by families who live outside the district.

Parents will need to provide transportation. Students will be served one snack each day.

Tuition is $212 per month for the Monday-Wednesday-Friday class; and $144 per month for the Tuesday-Thursday class. There is also a $25 registration fee.

For information and to register, call 503-534-2125 or stop by the Lake Oswego Extended Day Office at Lake Grove Elementary School.

Duin will speak

The Speaker's Forum of the Willamette Women Democrats will be held next Thursday at Oswego Lake Country Club, beginning at 4 p.m. Guest speaker will be Steve Duin, columnist with The Oregonian newspaper.

Duin will share his views on the role of the press and the quality of information the Fourth Estate is providing to the public in 'these complex and perilous times.'

Forums take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Oswego Lake Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd. Light refreshments are served. Tickets at $11 for members and $13 for nonmembers. To make a reservation, call Patricia Rovainen at CM Bookkeeping at 503-656-4445 by March 6.

The Willamette Women Democrats is a volunteer organization whose mission is to provide a forum to educate citizens on issues and candidates, to endorse the issues and candidates that best reflect the progressive principles of the Democratic Party and to encourage women to seek elective office. All are welcome.

For more information contact Marilyn Epstein, program chair at 503-223-1790.

Violin concert set

Lewis and Clark College will host a violin concert by Kia-Hui Tan on March 4 at Evans Music Building Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Kai-Hui Tan has performed as a concert soloist, recitalist and chamber musician on five continents. An advocate for new music, she enjoys collaborating with composers and presenting new or unjustly neglected masterpieces to add to her solo repertoire of approximately 200 works. Tan is currently assistant professor of violin at the Ohio State University School of Music .

In this concert, Tan will play a mumber of contemporary works by Chinese and American composers. The concert will include Bright Sheng's 'The Stream Flows'; Ross Lee Finney's 'Fantasy in Two Movement for Solo Violin;' and John Corigliano's 'Red Violin Caprices for Solo Violin,' which are derived from Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for 'The Red Violin.'

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Lewis and Clark Music Department at 503-768-7460.

LONAC will meet

Lake Oswego Neighborhood Action Coalition meets Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 Tenth St.

Agenda items include a welcome and introduction by Carolyn Krebs, chair; a presentation on Community Supported Agriculture at Luscher Farm by Laura Masterson; status of neighborhood planning discussion by Dennis Egner, community planning manager for the city of Lake Oswego; and a presentation by Sarah Selden, assistant planner for the city's planning department.

Sessions planned

Both the Rivergrove City Council and Planning Commission have scheduled meetings in the coming weeks.

The planning commission meets Monday at 7 p.m. at River Grove Elementary School.

Agenda items include:

n Continuation of completeness review for Jason and Krystal Young; request for development application and hardship relief, 19354 Tualamere.

n Deliberation and decision on Ginger's Place subdivision.

n Public hearing and discussion for proposed tree cutting ordinance revision.

n Completeness review for O'Malley application.

Meanwhile, the city council meets March 12 at 7 p.m., also at the elementary school. Agenda items include:

n Representative from MACC will present franchise information about Verizon and Comcast.

n Representative from Comcast will address council members.

n Reports from the planning commission and councilors.

For more information, contact Tom Freedman at 503-639-5246 or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .