Dairyville opens June 1

Alpenrose Dairy, Oregon’s oldest family-owned dairy, is ready once again to welcome families to Dairyville, a Western-themed “town” located right on the 52-acre dairy farm.

A Portland tradition for more than 50 years, kids and adults flock to the streets of Dairyville during the summer months to explore this fun pioneer exhibit. Visitors can peak into the Confectionery, the Great Western Bank, the Dairyville School and the post office. Kids can watch model trains chug through tiny Oregon landscapes and learn from some of the area’s train club experts. And no Dairyville visit would be complete without stopping off at the ice cream parlor for a delicious Alpenrose ice cream cone.

Dairyville is free to the public and open every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning June 1 through August 31.  Bring the entire family to Dairyville at Alpenrose Dairy, located at 6149 SW Shattuck Road, off the Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.

The William L. Holmes House at Rose Farm Museum to open

The William L. Holmes House at Rose Farm Museum will be open an additional day to the public for tours this summer from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Opening day is May 30 and a special concert of 19th century music is planned for May 31, the 207th birthday of William Holmes and the wedding anniversary of William and Mary Louise Holmes.

“The Holmes House is one of the earliest and most significant American homes in Oregon,” Richard Matthews, president of the McLoughlin Memorial Association, said. “It was built by William and Louisa Holmes in 1847, and it was a social center for Oregon City well into the 1900s. Gen. Joseph Lane, the first territorial governor, gave his inaugural address from the balcony in 1849.”

The Rose Farm Museum is owned and operated by the McLoughlin Memorial Association. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $3 for children age 6 through 17. Children age 5 and younger are admitted free.

Tours take approximately 45 minutes, and can accommodate groups of up to 20 people. To make group reservations or for more information, call 503-656-5146 or visit

Ohlson art on display at The Stafford

Local artist Peggy Ohlson will be showing her art at The Stafford Boutique Retirement Community through the month of June. The exhibit opens with a reception from 4 to 5 p.m. June 6, with music provided by pianist Mark J. The Stafford is located at 1200 Overlook Drive in Lake Oswego.

Guitarist Michael to perform June 3

Guitarist Dorian Michael will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 3 at the First Tuesday Music program at Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., in Lake Oswego. Michael plays blues and folk, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Learn how to build a backyard bird habitat

Nikkie West of Portland Audubon Society will present a program on building backyard habitats at 7 p.m. June 10 at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St. She will discuss how the Backyard Habitat Certification program can help build bountiful habitat for birds and other wildlife, which berry producing shrubs are bird favorites and how to naturally provide three seasons of nectar for hummingbirds.

The program is provided free of charge.

Steve Hale presents Americana June 11

Singer-songwriter Steve Hale will present his brand of blue-eyed-soul Americana in the tradition of Daryl Hall, Sam Cooke, Bill Withers and James Taylor at 1 p.m. June 11 at the Lake Oswego Public Library.

An Oregon native, Hale has played and toured in many different bands with varying styles. He has won an international song writing contest, co-authored three songs with Gino Vannelli on his album, “These Are the Days.” He has produced two albums of his own material as well.

The program is presented with the generous support of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library. The library is located at 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego.

Willamette Falls Symphony season finale set for June 8

Willamette Falls Symphony’s season grand finale concert will be held at 3 p.m. June 8. The concert features “Scheherazade” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and “Bacchanale” from the French opera “Samson and Delilah” by Camille Saint-Saens.

Dave Patridge will play a movement from Reinhold Gliere’s “Concerto for Horn and Orchestra” and Linda Asburry and Martin Sobelman will play two movements from Max Bruch’s “Double Concerto for Viola and Clarinet.” A silent auction will be held to raise funds to support the symphony.

The event takes place at Oregon City United Methodist Church, 18955 S. South End Road, Oregon City Tickets are $12 or $10 for seniors and students. Children younger than 12 are admitted free with an adult. Purchase tickets at the door. For more information visit

Garden Time program to air May 31

The popular Garden Time television show will air May 31 at 8:30 a.m. on KOIN Local 6 in Portland and on KEVU, Eugene and at 9:30 a.m. on KWVT in Salem. The program features segments on building a garden bench and tips for getting rid of weeds and getting your lawn in shape.

The show is produced by Jeff Gustin, Gustin Creative Group based in Lake Oswego.

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