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Sitka Center holding artist show-and-tell event

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology will host an artist show-and-tell event beginning at 1 p.m. Jan. 7. The public is invited to meet the artists who have been in residence at the center this fall, tour the studios, learn about their work and how their time at the center has influenced them creatively. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Sitka Center is located at 56605 Sitka Drive, Otis, OR, 97368. For more information, visit sitkacenter.org or call 541-994-5485.

Hear Parisian Americana music at library Jan. 13

Eric John Kaiser, aka The French Troubadour, will sing from 1-2 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Lake Oswego Public Library, as part of its Performing Arts program. Born in France, Kaiser moved to the United States in 2006 and has been putting his unique stamp on the Portland music scene ever since. He tells his story and takes the audience on a journey along the way. The performance is free and open to the public. The library is located at 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego.

Poetry readers, writers to meet and share work

People interested in poetry are invited to join a group to share works, read your poems, read your favorites and discuss techniques, poets and styles. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 7-8 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St.

See ‘Elixir of Love’ at Mountain Park Rec Center

Portland Opera To Go, the touring division of Portland Opera’s Education and Outreach Program, will present Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love” at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Mountain Park Recreation Center, 2 Mt. Jefferson Parkway in Lake Oswego. Tickets are $5 per person at the door or in advance.

The tale of the young, love-struck Nemorino and the “magic” elixir that will cure his shyness is designed especially for young audiences and comes complete with detailed curriculum plans for teachers that meet the Common Core standards.

For more information, visit portlandopera.org/news/press-release-elixir-of-love.

New storytimes coming at West Linn library

Storytimes resume Jan. 21 at the West Linn Public Library. The new schedule will feature Baby and Toddler Storytime for those up to 35 months old at 10 a.m. every Thursday and Friday, and Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 at 11 a.m. every Thursday and Friday.

The West Linn library is located at 1595 Burns St.

Poet William Stafford’s birthday party set for Jan. 19

The Friends of Williams Stafford will present an evening of poetry in honor of William Stafford’s birthday at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St.

Stafford was born in Kansas in 1914 and later moved to Oregon where he taught English literature at Lewis & Clark College. He published numerous volumes of poetry and prose during his lifetime, including “Traveling through the Dark,” for which he won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1963.

The public is invited to attend the free event.

Color for creativity, calmness

Coloring has been shown to reduce stress, calm nerves and produce joy in people of all ages. Join artist and facilitator Anya Hankin for a relaxing coloring session from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St.

Registration is required; for details, call 503-675-2540.

Don’t miss Soup Night with Maggie Stuckey

The West Linn Public Library will host Maggie Stuckey, author of “Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12. She will talk about the tradition of soup nights and will bring soup to share. No registration is required.

The West Linn library is located at 1595 Burns St.

Add Music in the Stacks to your calendar

West Linn Public Library will host Bassoon Song with Mont Chris Hubbard for the Music in the Stacks event set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Bassoon Song plays early jazz and jazz standards and light classical music.

The library is located at 1595 Burns St., West Linn.

Political junkies invited to movies and munchies

The Democratic Party of Washington County will host an event titled Dinner, Movies and Munchies for Political Junkies beginning at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at Market of Choice, 250 N.W. Lost Springs Terrace in Portland. The event begins with dinner and munchies at 6 p.m., followed by a movie at 7 p.m. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

The event is open to all; cost is $18 per person. To RSVP, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..