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Talk set on giving, planning

The Lake Oswego Women's Coalition will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Oswego Lake Country Club.

The program will be on 'The New Age of Philanthropy: How to Give and Plan your Legacy like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet,' presented by Gene Christian.

Christian, adviser to the Lake Oswego School District Foundation, will discuss the trends in today's philanthropic giving and discuss how to maximize your legacy for your family. He will show you how to leave your money to your family and an organization of your choice, with the same dollars.

Price for the luncheon meeting is $15 for members and guests. Membership is $10 for the year.

Reservations can be made as late as 24 hours in advance and are required. Make your reservation by calling the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce at 503-636-3634.

Cancellations must also be made 24 in advance or the would-be attendee will be charged for the reservation.

Rolling Hills invites women

Women of Worth, a women's group at Rolling Hills Community Church, invites women in their 50s, 60s and 70s to join them for its first luncheon of the season on Oct. 18, from noon to 2 p.m.

Following the theme 'Breaking Free,' Rhonda Began, director of Women's Ministry, will be the speaker.

Tickets to the luncheon are $10 and can be purchased either ahead of time at the church or at the door.

Women of Worth meets the third Thursday of each month at the church, located at 3550 S.W. Borland Road in Tualatin.

For more information, call the church at 503-638-5900.

Forum eyes China, business

Doing business in China will be the topic of a daylong forum at Marylhurst University on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The forum will feature two experts on doing business in China, Peter Young and John Lorenz.

Young will speak at the networking breakfast from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Lorenz will teach the main seminar from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., which will include lunch.

Registration is required. Admission is $25 for the networking breakfast and $90 for the entire day. For more information, visit www.marylhurst.edu/business/seminar or call 503-534-4059.

'The seminar provides a framework to understand Chinese business culture,' said Merrill Watts of the Marylhurst business faculty. 'This is a rare opportunity to learn from experts who know from personal experience how to conduct business in today's progressive China.'

Young will speak about why most U.S. companies lose money in China. Young, owner and CEO of Chemcentral, Inc., has exported U.S. products into China for 23 years. With a staff of 40 in China, Chemcentral successfully navigated China's maze of government bureaucracy. Young is one of the United States' foremost experts on doing business in China.

Lorenz, a member of the Marylhurst faculty, will talk about why understanding Chinese culture and history is important when doing business in China. Lorenz owns and operates a merchant bank and has raised more than $350 million as CEO of four companies. Lorenz will speak on his experience doing business for more than 15 years with the wealthiest person in China.

Marylhurst University is located on Highway 43 between Lake Oswego and West Linn.

Cancer fundraiser on tap

Zeppo Restaurant in downtown Lake Oswego is holding a benefit to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Oregon Chapter.

Doug Lee, owner of Zeppo, will donate 10 percent of all sales made on Monday, Oct. 15, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Called 'Dine Out to Wipe Out Cancer,' the event will support the Society's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Zeppo is located at 345 First St.

Veterans forum announced

A benefit information forum will be held on Veterans Day, Nov. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Meridian Park Hospital's Community Education Center in Tualatin.

Guest speakers will include author Mike Riedel, whose book 'Veterans Unclaimed Benefits' is a primary guide for veterans seeking assistance, and Nancy Raske of NW Senior Resources, one of this area's consultants on senior citizen assistance. Both speakers are from Lake Oswego.

Veterans and their family members will find out how VA benefits and services can improve their medical, financial and emotional quality of life.

Veterans Resource Group is presenting this event.

Co-sponsors include NW Senior Resources, Gardiner and Associates Long Term Care, and The Insurance Store.

Meridian Park Hospital Community Education Center is located at 19300 SW 65th Ave. in Tualatin. Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, call Nancy Raske at 503-680-9407.

More information is at www.veteransresourcegroup.com .

Climate change is focus

The Climate Change Forum will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 4:45 p.m. at Marylhurst University.

The forum will feature many outstanding speakers, including Dr. Christina Hulbe, a glaciologist from Portland State University.

'This forum will be a chance for the community to hear from climate researchers and others involved in policy connected to climate change,' said Dr. Jan Dabrowski, chairman of the Department of Science and Mathematics at Marylhurst. 'These are people with expertise and are from the Pacific Northwest.'

The forum is even more vital due to recent news reports about the ice sheet along the coast of Greenland is warming up at a pace far faster than scientists had estimated.

Nancy Wilgenbusch, president of Marylhurst University, will be opening speaker.

Others speaking will be meteorologist George Miller, political scientist Dr. Ron Mitchell, paleoclimatologist Dr. Alan Mix along with Dr. Karen Shell, Dr. Andrew Fountain, Heather Kokorowski, and Jill Sughrue.

There will also be time set aside for audience members to ask questions.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.

The forum will be held in Hawthorne Room in the Commons (bookstore building).

The general public is welcome. There is free admission and free parking. Marylhurst University is located on Highway 43, between Lake Oswego and West Linn.

UN official offers talk

Salisl Stetty, director of the Millennium Campaign for the United Nations will speak at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to this free event.

The Millennium Campaign is based on the Millennium Development Goals that set a framework to end extreme poverty by 2015. In this year 2007, the campaign is halfway to the goal.

Shetty's compelling presentation addresses how far the campaign has come and what obstacles remain.

St. Luke Lutheran Church is located at 6835 S.W. 46th Ave. in Portland, between S.W. Vermont and S.W. 45th Avenue, near Gabriel Park.