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Dana Haynes to hold signing party March 30

Dana Haynes, novelist and former editor of The Lake Oswego Review, will hold a book signing and celebration March 30 at 2 p.m. at Murder By The Book, 3210 SE Hawthorne Blvd., for his third novel, “Ice Cold Kill.”

Hear Kenny Lavitz in concert

at local spots

West Linn guitarist Kenny Lavitz is performing at several local spots during the month of March.

He will perform at Mahers Pub, 352 B Ave. in Lake Oswego, on March 28 and at the Willamette General Store, 1720 Willamette Falls Drive in West Linn, on March 30.

Both shows begin at 7 p.m. For more information, visit audioavi8r.com or join Lavitz on Facebook.

Learn of cosmic forces of feeling

As part of the World Voices program, Brian Thomas Swimme will present “the cosmic force of feeling: humanity’s destiny as the mind and heart of the universe” on April 4.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in St. Anne’s Chapel on the Marylhurst University campus.

Cosmologist Swimme is the director of the Center for the Story of the Universe and a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. His latest film project, “The Journey of the Universe,” was broadcast on PBS television stations nationwide.

Tickets are $20 at the door; faculty, staff and students are admitted for $10 with school identification.

Attend New Century Players mystery dinner theater

The New Century Players will hold an interactive murder mystery dinner and fundraiser on April 20 with two seatings.The first seating is at 4:30 p.m. and the second follows at 7:30 p.m.

The event takes place at the Ainsworth House and Garden, 19130 Lot Whitcomb Drive in Oregon City.

Tickets are $45 for the dinner and show or $80 per couple.

For more information, call 503-367-2620 or go to newcenturyplayers.org.

ODFW opens art contest to benefit habitat conservation

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced an art contest to benefit its Habitat Conservation Stamp program. The winning artist will receive $3,000. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on May 31.

Artwork must feature one of the 22 amphibian or reptile species identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy in its appropriate habitat. For a list of the species, rules and entry form visit the website dfw.state.or.us/conservationstrategy/habitat_conservation_stamp.asp.

Go to bootcamp to benefit Oregon Humane Society

Lake Oswego and Happy Valley Adventure Boot Camp will hold a special boot camp event on April 13. Participants pay $10 for the hour class and 100 percent of the fee goes to Oregon Humane Society. The class will be held at the Wizer’s location, 330 First St., Lake Oswego.Space is limited. Register online at lakeoswegobootcamp.com.

Second Oregon chardonnay symposium scheduled

The second annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium is scheduled for May 4 at Red Ridge Farms. The event will showcase a new wave of smaller wine producers and set out to define the signature style of North Willamette Valley Oregon chardonnay.

The event will begin with an educational and interactive panel discussion, featuring eight artisan producers and nationally renowned wine writers. The discussion will include a technical tasting of very limited production chardonnays from the panelists.

Participating wineries include Arterberry Maresh, Big Table Farms, Crowley, Division Winemaking Company, Durant Vineyards, EIEIO, Matello and Walter Scott.

A tasting at the Durant Vineyards Tasting Room will follow the panel discusison. Participants will be provided with seminar notes, tasting notes and logo wine glass.Tickets are $60 and reservations are required. Call Red Ridge Farms at 503-864-8502 to reserve a seat.