Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites


Don't miss these final LO Reads events

SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Esther Stutzman and her daughter, Shannin Stutzman, will tell stories of Kalapuya/Coos Native Americans at the library at 1 p.m. Feb. 27.

As February comes to a close, so does the 2016 Lake Oswego Reads program, featuring the book, “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher,” by Timothy Egan. Take advantage of the last remaining events, which are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Feb. 25, 2-4 p.m.: Stencil with Native American designs. Enjoy stenciling traditional Northwest tribal images onto a T-shirt or scarf at Nic & Fig’s Makery, 425 Second St., Suite 120. Bring a white or light-colored T-shirt or scarf.

Feb. 25, 7 p.m.: Stephen Dow Beckham will talk about predecessors of Edward Curtis, who also documented Native American culture, language and portraits. The lecture takes place at Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Ave.

Feb. 26, 6 p.m.: Enjoy a traditional Native American salmon bake, and Native American music and dance. Cost is $10 per person, and children 6 and younger are admitted free. Tickets are required and can be purchased at the library, 706 Fourth St., or at Lake Oswego Parks and Rec offices, 1500 Greentree Road. The dinner takes place at the Parks and Rec offices.

Feb. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.: Join a trained naturalist for a walk in the woods and discover how people in this area have used plants to survive and thrive for thousands of years. After the walk, check out the classroom for hands-on demonstrations on ethnobotany. For ages 5 and older at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd., Portland. The demonstrations occur between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Feb. 27, 1 p.m.: Enjoy traditional Kalapuya/Coos storyteller and drumming. Esther Stutzman tells stories to non-Native American groups as a way to explore the truth about the tribal culture of the Kalapuya/Coos tribes. Esther’s daughter, Shannin Stutzman, is a traditional dancer/drummer who uses Native American music to enhance storytelling presentations. This event takes place at the library, 706 Fourth St.

Feb. 28, 1:30 p.m.: Check out a screening of “Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians,” at Templeton Center, Council Chambers on the Lewis & Clark College campus, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland.

Art exhibits inspired by “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher” will be available for viewing through the month at the library, Chrisman Picture Frame and Gallery, 480 Second St., and Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St.