See Lake Area Artists exhibit tonight
Lake Area Artists will exhibit their art at Mountain Park Recreation Center, 2 Mt. Jefferson Parkway in Lake Oswego tonight, with a reception occuring from 6 to 8 p.m.
Trainers Club offers free Thanksgiving workout
The Trainers Club, located at 333 S. State St., suite W, will hold its 11th annual Huffer-Puffer, Turkey-Stuffer, Power-Pilgrim Boot Camp from 8 to 10 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 27. The workout is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation for Oregon Food Bank.
Those wishing to participate are asked to register by calling 503-636-3900, as space is limited to 100 people.
LO Reads selection on National Book Awards shortlist
This years selection for the Lake Oswego Reads program, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is a finalist in the fiction category of the National Book Awards. The novel follows two young protaganists: Marie-Laurie, a blind French girl waiting out the war in the French coastal city of Saint-Malo, and a German orphan named Werner who gets caught up in the Nazi youth. The book jumps back and forth in time, and includes a set of mysterious radio broadcasts, a reclusive uncle and a legendary blue diamond.
Learn more about the book at ci.oswego.or.us/loreads.
Stafford Boutique showing art from WSO
The Stafford Boutique Retirement Community will show art by members of the Watercolor Society of Oregon through Dec. 3.
The Stafford is located at 1200 Overlook Road in Lake Oswego.
Camp Yakety Yak receives grant from OCF
Nike Inc. has announced that grants totaling $300,000 are being distributed to 28 local nonprofits and schools through the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundations latest funding cycle.
The Nike Employee Grant Fund supports projects that encourage physical activity in meaningful ways, especially those that create early positive experiences for children through physical education, sports and play.
Receiving a grant from the fund this year is Camp Yakety Yak in West Linn. The grant will support physical education and recess games to reinforce communication skills through physical fitness and the joy of team sport activity.
Tribal museum showing Willamette Falls exhibit
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Rondes Chachlu Tribal Museum and Cultural Center is continuing its collaboration with the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive and Visitor Information Center on several North American historical exhibits.
A new exhibit, Before the Grand Ronde Reserve: Native Presence and Assimilation at Willamette Falls, is now open through Jan. 15. This newest collaboration joins other enhancements installed at the museum in 2014, including exterior interpretive and welcome signs, and displays about Native American tribal culture and ways of life in the galleries.
Oregon City is one of the historic sites of the Clackamas Tribe members, where they encountered settlers arriving on the Oregon Trail in the 1840s. The Clackamas Tribes are among the Native American tribes and bands from western Oregon that were sent to the Grand Ronde Reservation in the 1850s.
Craft fair to benefit White Oak Savanna
The fifth annual holiday craft fair which benefits the White Oak Savanna will be held noon to 8 p..m. Nov. 21 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at West Linn Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 20390 Willamette Drive in West Linn. The fair includes crafts by more than 35 artists plus pastries and coffee.
Artists Greenhouse Sale set for Dec. 6, 7
The eighth annual Artists Greenhouse Sale will take place Dec. 6 and 7 in the greenhouse at Ann Munsons home, located at 1335 S. Woodbine Road, West Linn. More than 20 accomplished artists will clear out their studios for the sale, allowing the public to purchase everything from blown glass to mittens, porcelain pottery to pearls, garden art to paintings at reduced prices.
Other West Linn artists participating include Andy Munson, etched glass, and Marta Farris, painted steel garden sculptures.
The sale will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6 and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7.
Native photo contest opens
We R Nation, an Oregon-based nonprofit, is inviting Native American youth throughout the nation to participate in a photo challenge through the month of November to raise awareness for Native American Heritage Month. The multimedia health resource for Native teens and young adults is teaming up with the Native-owned marketing company, Redbridge Inc., to host the 30 day #WeRNative Photo Challenge.
Submissions will have the chance to win a We R Native hoodie, shirt of $75, $50 or $25 prizes.
Submit entries and learn more about the contest at wernative.org/Whoru.
Reindeer Magic happening on Dec. 5
Dennis 7 Dees will host its annual Reindeer Magic event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the store, located at 1090 McVey Ave. in Lake Oswego. Children can enjoy making holiday crafts, drinking hot cocoa and eating cookies while their parents shop the holiday decor, gifts and greens.
Santa, Dasher and Blitzen will be present bring a camera to capture the fun.