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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO  - FIRST Robotics teams will go on to compete at the Autodesk Oregon regional competition in Portland. The FIRST Robotics team will be at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center computer user group meeting Dec.17 to demonstrate its 2012 entry into the Autodesk Oregon regional competition held annually in Portland.

FIRST Robotics seeks to inspire an appreciation of science and technology among young people — ultimately motivating them to pursue opportunities in science, technology and engineering.

The FIRST Robotics competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. Last year’s team challenge was to produce a working robot that could throw a Nerf basketball into hoops at various heights and distances while being controlled remotely. This special demonstration will be held in the Spruce room on Dec. 17 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The FIRST Robotics team will be at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center computer user group meeting Dec.17Friday, Dec. 14 — Obtain a free 30-minute consultation from a volunteer attorney beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cedar room. This consultation is by appointment only. Contact the center to schedule an appointment. In Stitches, the center’s quilting group, will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Birch room. The group will work cooperatively on various quilting projects. Walk-ins welcome.

Join us for lunch served by the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego. The menu includes a fruit plate, pork with country gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, rosemary rolls and apple crisp for dessert. Lunch is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and better; all others cost is $5.

Monday, Dec. 17 — The computer users group meets in the Spruce room from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for a special demonstration by the FIRST Robotics team. Lake Oswego Municipal Employees Association/AFSCME Local 1546 serves lunch at noon. Today’s menu includes spinach salad, seafood quiche, sweet potatoes, fruit, wheat rolls and lemon bars for dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60.

Lunch and shop begins at 1 p.m. Center driver Jim Liu will take participants to Safeway for an hour of grocery shopping. Call the center on or before Monday to sign up. Join us at 1 p.m. for the Woodman Chronicles presented by Frank Woodman. This session’s theme is “Backstage Movies.” The sixth and final movie in our series will be “Singing in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor. Come and enjoy the movie followed by a friendly and enlightening discussion.

Tuesday, Dec. 18 — The Happy Hikers group meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. to explore the trails of Tryon Creek State Natural Area and a number of other local trails. The group also meets Saturdays at George Rogers Park. Hikes are led by Krstl Robbins and Joan Bollman.

The Lake Oswego Respite Program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Acorn room. The program costs $30 per participant each day, and is held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Human Services Supervisor Berta Derman at 503-635-3758 to register for the program.

The caregivers group meets today in the Cedar room from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This group is open to family members and friends caring for older adults with memory issues. No cost and walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, Dec. 19 — The foot care clinic occurs today between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the Cedar room. Appointments are required. Call 503-635-3758 to schedule one. The fee is $30 payable to Foot Care Nurses LLC. Bring a plastic basin and two small towels. United Methodist Church serves lunch at noon and today’s menu includes Caesar salad, chicken with apricot-lemon sauce, couscous, green and yellow squash, focaccia bread and ginger molasses cookies for dessert. Lunch is open to everyone with a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and better or a cost of $5 for all others. Call 503-635-3758 to save a seat.

The weekly supervised computer lab runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Alder room. Experienced pinochle players meet from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Willow room. Call in advance to let us know you are coming so as to coordinate play. American mah jongg meets and play from 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesdays in the Birch room. This group is for experienced players.

Thursday, Dec. 20 — Creative Hands meets in the Dogwood room from 9:30 a.m. to noon to work on handicraft projects benefiting various charities in the community. New participants always welcome. Join us for a game of Scrabble from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Willow room. Games are led by Ruth Hamilton and drop-ins always welcome.

The Lake Oswego Respite Program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Acorn room. The program costs $30 per participant each day, and is held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Human Services Supervisor Berta Derman at 503-635-3758 to register for the program.



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