LABOR DAY — Most city facilities, including the public library, will be closed all day on Monday. However, the municipal golf course is scheduled to open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the city’s tennis center will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

PHOTO CONTEST — The city is accepting entries in its annual photo contest. Photographers can now submit their favorite pictures in the fifth annual event. Winners receive gift cards along with recognition. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, visit

LUSCHER FARM — City-owned Luscher Farm has been churning out produce for the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center to use in Meals on Wheels. So far this season, the farm has donated nearly 1,000 pounds of organic produce to the program, according to the city.

In other Luscher Farm news, Teen Service Corps members recently helped install a demonstration berry garden at the site.

TAP WATER TESTS — The city is looking for homeowners to volunteer for tap-water collection.

Water system upgrades that will change the water treatment process require the city to conduct additional water quality monitoring; as a result, officials are looking for owners of homes built between 1983 and 1989 with copper pipes and maybe lead-soldered pipe joints to volunteer. The city plans to collect samples from 60 residences to test for copper and lead by the end of the year. It would then collect and test samples from the same 60 homes sometime in the first six months of 2014.

To participate, call 503-635-0394 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your contact information. For more information, visit

BIKE COMMUTING — Learn about commuting by bike at a free workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The session, which happens during the annual Bike Commute Challenge, will cover laws, skills, gear and maintenance, according to the city. It’s offered by Bicycle Transportation Alliance. The workshop will take place at the Lake Oswego Main Fire Station, 300 B Ave., in the conference room accessible from the rear parking lot.

It’s open to the public, and participants are welcome to bring their lunches to eat while learning about bike commuting. For more information or to RSVP, contact Susan Millhauser at 503-635-0291 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BOONES FERRY ROAD — The city is wrapping up the work that recently shut down a stretch of Boones Ferry Road near Lake Oswego’s border with Tualatin. The road was closed between Jean Way and 63rd Avenue for nearly a week, until early morning Aug. 20, so crews could rebuild a railway crossing. The project will also add sidewalks in the area.

COUNTY MEETING — Clackamas County commissioners plan to host a town hall meeting at Lake Oswego City Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Residents can attend to learn about current issues and ask questions. City hall is located at 380 A Ave.

FRIENDS OF PARKS — The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department will soon host a Parks Friends and Neighbors Natural Resource Forum.

The event will feature presentations about invasive species and help groups that volunteer to care for local parks to share their strategies for removing invasive plant species. It will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Willamette Room at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. For more information, call Ryan Stee at 503-697-6575.

UNSUNG HEROES — Nominate someone who has made a positive difference in the community for one of the city’s Unsung Hero awards. The deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 1. Applications are online at, at city hall, 380 A Ave., or by calling 503-635-0257.

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