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Activities in Lake Oswego include an LOPD Facility Forum, a blood drive and more

LOPD FACILITY FORUM (APRIL 6): Lake Oswego residents are invited to meet with architects and other project team members tonight from 6-8 p.m. for the first in a series of collaborative visioning exercises designed to provide input on the design direction for the city's new Police Facility. The preliminary concept for the new facility is a two-story building next door to City Hall at the corner of A Avenue and Third Street. It would house police, emergency dispatch and emergency operations, as well as new facilities for the Arts Council, Booktique and a large community meeting room. For more information, go to ci.oswego.or.us/lora/lake-oswego-police-facility-community-visioning-forum.

BLOOD DRIVE (APRIL 7): Lake Oswego residents can save a life by donating blood between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Walk-ins are welcome, but you can avoid a long wait by scheduling an appointment online at redcrossblood.org/make-donation (use sponsor code "LOCityHall") or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

HERITAGE TREE CELEBRATION (APRIL 7): Celebrate Arbor Week at the resting place of Lake Oswego's founding families and citizens and enjoy a piece of cake under the City's newest Heritage Tree — the only Pacific dogwood currently designated — from noon-1 p.m. Friday at the Oswego Pioneer Cemetery (17401 Stafford Road). For more information on Arbor Week events, call 503-635-0290.

WOODMONT PARK (APRIL 9): Join the Friends of Woodmont Park from 1-3 p.m. Sunday as they remove invasives, plant native species and maybe even spread some mulch. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes and bring gloves and water to the park (13600 Atwater Lane). Park near the ontersection of Atwater and Knaus roads. For more information, contact Heidi Schrimsher at 503-754-6640 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LUSCHER FARM OPEN HOUSE (APRIL 9): The Friends of Luscher Farm will hold an informational open house from 4-5 p.m. Sunday to talk about the farm's future and recruit new board members with experience in finance, fundraising/grant writing, event planning, computer/web design and other skills that can help implement the Luscher Farm Master Plan. The event will be held at the Luscher farm house (125 Rosemont Road); for more information, contact Heidi Schrimsher at 503-754-6640 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PLANNING COMMISSION (APRIL 10): The Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to ci.oswego.or.us/boc_pc/planning-commission-128.

HISTORIC RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD (APRIL 12): HRAB will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to ci.oswego.or.us/boc_hrab/historic-resources-advisory-board-65.

CERT (APRIL 12): The Lake Oswego Fire Department will kick off the next round of Community Emergency Response Team training at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Westlake Fire Station (4900 Melrose St.). The class is for registered students only. For more information, call the LOFD at 503-635-0275.

LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD (APRIL 12): LAB will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.). For more information, go to oswego.or.us/boc_lab/library-advisory-board-63.

INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE: Lake Oswego residents can now register for an AARP-sponsored tax-aide program at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.). Trained volunteers are prepared to handle most situations for retired, disabled and low-income individuals. Appointments are available at the ACC from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursdays through April 13; membership in AARP is not required. For more information, call 503-635-3758.

FREE LEAD TEST KITS: The City offers free lead testing to water customers who are concerned about lead levels in their homes. (Of the 25 homes, churches and day care facilities tested in Lake Oswego in 2016 at the owners' request, all samples have been below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's level at which further action is suggested, and the majority have had no detectable lead in the water.) To pick up your test kits and instructions, go to the third-floor reception desk at City Hall (380 A Ave.)  For more information about lead testing or drinking water, call the Water Treatment Plant at 503-635-0394.

SERVICES & ACTIVITIES GUIDE: The City has published a new version of its Services & Activities Guide that includes information from hundreds of sources on arts and culture organizations, historical resources, schools, business districts, City programs and more. The guide also features a directory and full-color map, highlighting key points of interest. It's available on racks at City facilities and at other locations throughout the community, or by calling the Citizen Information Center at 503-635-0257.

— The Review

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