See powerful play about fight

for marriage equality

Artists Repertory Theatre and Morel Ink will present “8,” a powerful play about the fight for marriage equality June 6 through 9 at Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison Street in Portland.

A question and answer session with marriage advocates discussing Oregon United for Marriage and the 2014 initiative will follow the performances.

Tickets are $10 online at or at the door. All proceeds benefit Basic Rights Oregon.

Traveling exhibit on ‘landmark legislation’ offered

The Oregon History Museum’s traveling exhibition, “Oregon’s Landmark Legislation,” will be on display at the Lake Oswego Public Library through the month of June. Oregon has repeatedly led the nation in creating, revising and implementing laws shaping the quality of life of its citizens.

While Oregon’s innovations have evoked controversy, they have charted the course for other states and nations.

The 12 exhibit windows highlight groundbreaking legislation that Oregon has passed since statehood either by politician, legislative action or public initiative. The panels present legislation that focuses on environmental, social and land use issues.

See ‘The Dixie Swim Club’

in Theatre in the Grove

“The Dixie Swim Club,” featuring Lake Oswego actress Virginia Kincaid, is showing in The Theatre in the Grove, 2028 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove. Performances are scheduled for June 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and June 9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets, at $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and youth, can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 503-359-5349.

The play is written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and directed by Jeanine Stassens.

Harrison to play with Metropolitan Youth Symphony

Michael Allen Harrison will be a featured guest artist with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony in their concert June 9 at 7 p.m. at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Also appearing will be Israel Annoh with MYS’s symphony orchestra, concert orchestra and jazz band.

Tickets range in price from $14 to $37 and can be ordered online at or by calling 503-239-4566.

Thousand Waves to perform June 12 at LO library

Thousand Waves, a unique chamber group that celebrates the music of the East and West, will presenta program that blends the sounds of Japanese koto,the 8-string Spanish classical guitar, violin, and transverse flute.

The group will perform June 12 at 1 p.m. in the library. The program is free, courtesy of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library.

SuDan Farm invites all to Neighborhood Wine Fest June 15

SuDan Farm in Canby will be one of the featured vendors at the Neighborhood Wine Festival to be held June 15 from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Josef’s Winery in Canby.

Advance tickets are $15 for two or $10 each at the door. Clackamas County wineries and vendors will be featured.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at Cutsforth’s Thriftway in Canby.

Is keeping chickens in your backyard right for you?

Sara Tetreault will present a program titled “Are Backyard Chickens Right For You?” at the Lake Oswego Public Library on June 15 at 11 a.m.

She will share tips on what it takes to raise and keep chickens in your yard.

Tetreault is the author of the style blog

Aaron Nigel Smith to perform at LO library

Lake OSwego musician Aaron Nigel Smith will present a concert at the Lake Oswego Public Library on June 19 at 3 p.m.

“My simple mission is to share my love for music and movement with the world,” Smith said.

A cast member of the PBS kids’ show, “Between the Lions,” Smith’s concerts inspire children to get up and dance. In 2002, he founded Fundamentals of Music and Movement, an arts program used by more than 100 early education centers in four major U.S. cities. His 2005 debut CD, “Let’s Pretend,” received the NAPPA and IPARENTING Media Awards. Another release, “Everyone Loves to Dance,” won the Parent’s Choice and NAPPA Awards. His 2012 release, “Welcome to the Village,” features the voices of more than 300 children from New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Lake Oswego and Kenya. The CD won a 2012 Parent’s Choice Award.

The concert at the library is free and open to the public.

Dairyville open at Alpenrose

this summer

Alpenrose Dairy, Oregon’s oldest family-owned dairy, is welcoming families to Dairyville, a Western-themed town located on the 52-acre dairy. This has been a Portland tradition for more than 50 years and affords visitors a peek into a pioneer exhibit.

Dairyville is free and open to the public every Sunday through Aug. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Alpenrose Dairy is located at 6149 SW Shattuck Road in Portland.

Get into the Mad Science at the library

A Mad Science assembly will be presented June 20 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Oswego Public Library. This entertaining, interactive science assembly highlights the limited availablility of fresh drinking water on the planet and the importance of using water wisely. The program is best appreciated by children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The event is free and open to the public.

Sign up now for Glow in the Dark Golf June 22

Lake Oswego Golf Course will hold an 80’s Night Glow-Ball Tournament on June 22. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a Gnarly Putting Contest, followed at 7:15 p.m. with a Back 9 golf and dinner at 8:30 p.m. The final nine holes will be glow gall golf played at dark. Two-person teams will play 18-holes, alternating shots from each player. Play will be in six-somes.

Registration is $80 per two-person team and includes green fees, prize fund, glow equipment, dinner and drink ticket. Additional $5 team discount available if you bring your own glow balls. Registration deadline is June 20.

Dinner will be catered by Casa del Pollo after the first nine holes.

To register call 503-636-8228. Lake Oswego Golf Course is located at 17525 Stafford Road in Lake Oswego.

Prepare for auditions for “Inspecting Carol” June 29

Lakewood Theatre Company will hold open auditions on June 29 for the rollicking holiday comedy “Inspecting Carol,” written by Daniel J. Sullivan and The Seattle Repertory Theatre. Director Don Alder seeking four women and eight men, teenagers through 60s, to complete the cast. All roles receive remuneration.

Actors are asked to prepare a one to two minute comic monologue or actors can team up in pairs to do a three-minute comic scene. They should also bring a resume and an 8 by 10 inch glossy photo. “Inspecting Carol” is described as being part “Noises Off” and part “Waiting for Guffman.” The almost broke Soapbox Theatre Company is struggling to mount their annual cash cow, the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.” An inspector from the National Endowment for the Arts is expected any minute. When a young actor is mistaken for the inspector, cast and crew cater to his every whim to try to win the government funding. The result: the most hilarious and disastrous production of “A Christmas Carol” ever. The play will run Nov. 1 through Dec. 8.

To schedule an audition call 503-635-3901.

Northwest Children’s Theater announces 2013-2014 season

Season tickets and Flex Passes are now on sale for Northwest Children’s Theater’s 2013-2014 season. Productions the theater group will present include “James and the Giant Peach,” Sept. 28 through Oct. 27; “Peter Pan,” Dec. 7 through Jan. 5, 2014; ‘Goodnight Moon,” Feb. 1 through March 2; and “Little Red Riding Hood” on April 26 through May 26.

Purchase tickets online at or by calling the box office at 503-222-4480.

Michael Allen Harrison releases summer dates for Dinner with Michael

Back by popular demand, Michael Allen Harrison will offer Dinner with Michael on June 28, 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. The event features a dinner prepared by Harrison in his southwest Portland home, paired with wines from his personal cellar. The dinner is followed by a concert in his in-home studio. Only 28 seats are available each evening. Cost is $100 per person. To secure seats visit

Doyle to release two books in the fall

Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle will release two books this fall. “Reading in Bed” is a collection of essays about books, writers, reading and readers. “The Thorny Grace of It” is a collection of essays for “Imperfect Catholics.”

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