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Mylnechuk receives rave reviews for ‘Falling Short’

Former Lake Oswego resident Kendra Mylnechuk recently appeared in Marian Fontana’s “Falling Short” in New York’s 59E59 Theater’s Summer Short Program. Mylnechuk played a food writer meeting a succession of online dates.

She eventually spent an often awkward meal with an eccentric actor, attended by a wry gay waiter. A review in the New York Times said “Ms. Fontana is handy with a one-liner, and Ms. Mylnechuk, as directed by Alexander Din is adroit in delivering them.

“She is also a skilled collaborator, letting her co-stars shine when appropriate. Though the revelation of her character’s past is all too predictable, it does make for an effective bittersweet ending.”

Summer Shorts 2013 ended Aug. 31.

WLCC seeks singers

Singers of all ages and voices are invited to join the West Linn Community Chorus for the fall session, which concludes with a holiday concert in December.

Rehearsals begin Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 19200 Willamette Dr., West Linn. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. For information call 971-235-9020.

Round to Remember golf tourney set for Sept. 10

Show support for the Alzheimers Society by taking part in the Round to Remember golf tournament at Lake Oswego Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Road, on Sept. 10.

Tee times are available between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Greens fee of $25 covers 18 holes of golf and gift bag. Register by calling 503-534-5430.

Join a Scottish country dance group

The Scottish Country Dance Society will resume weekly dance classes in Lake Oswego beginning Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Classes are held at the Waluga Lodge, 417 Second St. The basic class is followed by an intermediate class at 8:45 p.m.

No prior knowledge or partner are required. The first class is free and the cost is $5 thereafter.

For more information contact Don Gertz at 503-692-5963 or Debbie McRobert at 503-620-3034 or visit portlandscottishdancers.org.

Learn mindful meditation

Meditation teacher Surja Tjahaja offers two free public talks to demystify meditation for those curious about the practice. His presentation highlights scientific research to explain why meditation is so effective in reducing stress and promoting health and happiness.

The presentations are scheduled for Sept. 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., and Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center library room, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie.

Tjahaja will be teaching meditation classes in Lake Oswego on Thursdays beginning Sept. 19; registration is through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation; West Linn on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 8; register through West Linn Parks and Rec at westlinnoregon.gov and in Milwaukie on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 9; register through ncprd.com.

You can also get more information online at mindfulnessmeditation.us or by calling Tjahaja at 503-656-8910.

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Wine Walk Lake Oswego

The Lake Oswego Business Alliance, in partnership with the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce, is hosting Wine Walk Lake Oswego on Nov. 2.

The event includes wine tasting, food, art and music in the downtown business community. The event is a fundraiser for promotion of the downtown business district.

Tickets are $25 each and entitle the bearer to a collectable wine glass with the LO Wine Walk logo, venue map and ID bracelet.

Downtown businesses will host wine tasting stations staffed by wineries, winemakers, distributors or licensed pourers who can share information about the wines.

Wines will be curated to appeal to series wine aficionados as well as those looking for affordable, high quality finds.

Food will be paired at each tasting station and feature Lake Oswego restaurants and local food producers.

For more information call the chamber at 503-636-3634.

Lauren Kessler to be guest speaker at Tuesday Author series

Award-winning author Lauren Kessler will be the guest speaker at the Lake Oswego Public Library’s Third Tuesday Author series on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the library.

She combines lively narrative with deep research to explore everything from the wild, wild west of the anti-aging movement to the stormy seas of the mother-daughter relationship.

Besides the Lake Oswego Reads-selected book, “Stubborn Twig,” she is the author of six other works of narrative nonfiction including “Counterclockwise: My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging.”

The event is free and presented by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library, which is located at 706 Fourth Street.

Doyle to speak on Oregon Book Awards Author Tour

Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle will speak on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Eugene Public Library as part of the Oregon Book Awards Author Tour. The event is free and open to the public.

Author of “Mink River,” “The Grail” and many other books, Doyle will talk about his work and writing.

He has been a finalist for the OBA seven times. Most recently, his books “Bin Laden’s Bald Spot” and “Cat’s Foot” were both 2013 OBA finalists.

Submissions sought for anthology on blended families

Lake Oswego editor and writer Samantha Ducloux Waltz is seeking stories of blended families for an upcoming anthology.

“Parents and children currently living in stepfamilies, or coming from them and making their own way as adults, have stories that will entertain, inform, perhaps trouble, but ultimately inspire us,” she said. “We are looking for those stories. We seek a diversity of voices and welcome submissions from a variety of family situations.

“We value honesty, clarity, specificity, ‘showing, not telling,’ tight writing and the sharing of insights.”

Those interested in submitting a story should send a query including the essence of the story and the expected date of completion to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Learn more online at pathofthought.com.

Broadway Rose presents ‘Lucky Stiff’

The Broadway Rose Theatre Company continues its 2013 season with the musical farce “Lucky Stiff,” playing at the Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard. The production opens Sept. 20 and continues through Oct. 13. Tickets start at $30 and can be ordered online at broadwayrose.org or by calling the box office at 503-620-5262.

“Lucky Stiff” is a zany murder mystery musical farce based on the novel “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo” by Michael Butterworth, complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, missing diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. Unassuming English show salesman Harry Witherspoon is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing Uncle off as alive, Harry stands to inherit $6 million. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or to the gun-toting wife of the casino owner.

NWCT announces 21st season of plays

Northwest Children’s Theatre and School has announced its 21st season of plays. Included in the lineup are “James and the Giant Peach,” “Peter Pan,” “Goodnight Moon and “Little Red Riding Hood.” Theater goers are encouraged to review the new Flex Passes which combine subscriber discounts with the freedom of picking your show dates at a time convenient for you. To learn more, call 503-222-2190.



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