ROBINSON TO ADDRESS REPUBLICAN WOMEN Oregon Republican Party Chairman Art Robinson will be the guest speaker at the Lake Oswego Republican Women's Club luncheon meeting, which is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. June 17 at Oswego Lake Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego. Cost of the luncheon is $18. Reservations can be made by calling Eileen O'Toole at 503-421-6447.
LIBRARY WEBSITE FOR TEENS The Lake Oswego Library has launched a website for user-submitted young adult book reviews: ci.oswego.or.us/teen-reviews.
SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY The Lake Oswego Library invites participants to kick off the Teen Summer Reading program on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Local teen band Cosmic Departure, a group of Lake Oswego High School jazz musicians and more will play. Participants get a free book for signing up.
PEDALPALOOZA TRYON RESTORATION RIDE Check out the watershed, by bike! This Saturday, cyclists will meet in the Riverdale High School parking lot at 12:30 p.m. for a tour of several restoration sites throughout the Tryon Watershed, with stops on 4th Avenue, Nettle Creek and more. For more info, visit tcwc.tryonfriends.org/pedalpalooza-tryon-restoration-bike-ride.
GEORGE ROGERS PARK PLAYGROUND TO OPEN The citys Parks & Recreation Department announced a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Improvements to the site include larger sandbox areas, better climbing facilities and a teen-designed hopscotch area, as well as a sheltered picnic area.
BUDGET COMMITTEE OPENINGS The city is seeking new members for its seven-person Budget Committee. Duties include an annual review of the citys budget, as well as attending meetings scheduled as needed. Open to any qualified elector in the city of Lake Oswego. Applications must be received by Sunday. For more information, visit ci.oswego.or.us/boc/webforms/budget-committee-application.
CONSTRUCTION ON IRON MOUNTAIN BOULEVARD Due to pipeline construction, Iron Mountain Boulevard will be closed between Pine Valley Road and Summit Drive through July. Closures are in effect Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents and members of the country club can be flagged through only at the Pine Valley side of the closure.
NEIGHBORHOOD ENHANCEMENT GRANTS The city of Lake Oswego has budgeted $40,000 for projects proposed by city-recognized neighborhood and homeowners associations. Each neighborhood can apply for funding for small capital projects, neighborhood signs, emergency preparedness, projects to promote neighborhood sustainability, street tree planting and more. Up to $5,000 is available per neighborhood. Applications due Monday. For more information, call Sarah Selden at 503-635-0290.
IRON MOUNTAIN RESTORATION PLAN A complete plan for the long-range restoration of the plant life at Iron Mountain Park has been completed, with input between the city and Friends of Iron Mountain Park. The plan can be viewed at ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/restoration-managment-plans.
WATER QUALITY QUESTIONS? Although the recent boil water notice did not impact all Lake Oswego residents, the city encourages citizens with questions about their water quality to call the Water Treatment Plant at 503-635-0394.
CLICK IT OR TICKET The national seat belt safety enforcement campaign began May 19, with Oregon State Police and local law enforcement agencies amping up efforts to increase compliance. Although a survey from June 2013 found that 98 percent of Oregon drivers and passengers were using safety belts, a troubling 61 of 198 occupant fatalities in 2012 were caused because of a failure to use safety restraints.