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Spring break farm camp offered

Our Table Cooperative will hold a farm camp this spring break for children ages 6-12. Campers will be able to explore the 58-acre organic farm, dig in the dirt, start seeds for the future education garden, plant vegetables and more. Camp runs March 21-25 and each day offers a different set of lessons; campers are welcome to come select days or all week. Campers should wear closed-toe shoes, and they should bring a sack lunch and a water bottle.

The camp is located at 13390 S.W. Morgan Road in Sherwood. Camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; extended stay is available from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. To learn more including fees and registration, call 503-217-4304 or visit ourtable.us.

Golf club fitting event planned

Lake Oswego Public Golf Course will offer free club fitting and a demonstration from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 12 at the course, 17525 S.W. Stafford Road in Lake Oswego. Teaching professional Meurig Morgan will evaluate golfers’ step-up and swing to provide them with customized specifications to place a club order with confidence.

For more information, call 503-636-8228.

Summer paint-out announced

Oregon City artist Jude Welter is offering a summer paint-out in watercolor June 14 -16 in Fort Rock, Ore. Cost is $245. Focus of the workshop will be on drawing and painting old structures and natural elements found around Fort Rock. For more information, call Welter at 503-632-6027 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stumptown opens ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’

Stumptown Stages continues its production of the toe tappin’ finger snappin’ musical “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” through March 6 at the Portland’5 Brunish Theatre at Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 S.W. Broadway in Portland. The musical is directed by and stars Julianne Johnson-Weiss, with choreography by Jehn Benson and features an all-star cast that includes Nartan Woods (Ken), Raphael Likes (Adrian), Jerrod Neal (Frederick), Jeff George (Victor), Jeremy Sloan (Michael), Kayla Dixon (Brenda), Elizabeth Hadley (Pattie), Lisa Gilham-Luginbill (DeLee).

For a decade, from the mid-’50s to the mid-’60s, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were the most successful songwriting team in popular music, writing hits for R&B groups like the Coasters and the Drifters and giving Elvis Presley some of his best material. “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” features hit songs from the writing duo including “Stand by Me,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “On Broadway.”

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” has the distinction of being the longest-running musical revue on Broadway, and rumor has it that it will be returning to Broadway in July 2016, under the direction of Tony Award-winning Director Jerry Zaks.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range in price from $25-$40; order online at stumptownstages.org or call 503-381-8686.

Tenth Avenue North to present concert in West Linn

All the Earth is Holy Ground 2016 Tour, featuring Tenth Avenue North and Hawk Nelson and I Am They, will play at Athey Creek Christian Fellowship, 2700 S.W. Ek Road in West Linn at 7 p.m. April 1. Compassion International is sponsoring the tour, which encompasses more than 30 cities, and kicked off Feb. 18 in Lake George, N.Y. The tour includes dates on the West Coast, the first time the band will head west since 2012. The tour continues the message of Tenth Avenue North’s studio release, “Cathedrals,” a collection of songs that inspire community, encourage accountability and celebrate the fact that “we are not alone.”

Tickets to the concert are $45 VIP, $22.50 advance general admission and $20 for groups. Purchase online at 4DTIXX.com or call 855-443-8499. Ticket prices increase by $5 on the day of the show.

Muscles in Motion hosting open house

Muscles in Motion is hosting an open house from 1-3 p.m. March 12 at its studio located at 17437 Boones Ferry Road, Suite 300, Lake Oswego. The open house is intended to show prospective clients the golf fitness and personal training sessions Muscles in Motion offers. Attendees should come dressed to work out.

Those planning on attending are encouraged to RSVP by calling 503-699-6946 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Japanese Garden reopened

The Portland Japanese Garden has reopened after a six-month closure for the garden’s Cultural Crossing expansion project. Although construction will not be completed until spring 2017, visitors will be able to see the garden’s 75-year-old blooming cherry tree, new leaf buds on the trees and koi awakening from hibernation.

While the work in progress is changing the area outside the garden’s gates dramatically, its familiar five landscapes are untouched. The original garden spaces, which are spread throughout 5.5 acres in Portland’s West Hills, will be augmented by a Cultural Village outside the gates, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

The $33.5 million project will add 3.4 acres to the 9.1-acre property, move the entry gate to the bottom of the hill at Southwest Kingston Avenue and create additional space for exhibitions, classrooms, cultural events and an expanded gift shop.

General admission to the garden is $9.50, and tickets cost $7.75 for seniors and students. Winter garden hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and noon-4 p.m. Monday.

A shuttle from the parking lot is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The garden will switch to summer hours March 13.