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Plan to attend Young at Heart gala

This Sinatra-inspired event is a fundraiser for the LOACC


Young at Heart logoThe Lake Oswego Adult Community Center will be having its first annual gala dinner and auction with the theme “Young at Heart” on May 16.

The event will be located at the beautiful special events venue, The Foundry on the Willamettte River on Foothills Drive. Proceeds from the auction will benefit our center. The event includes a craft cocktail contest featuring creations by area bartenders and special auction items including a spa weekend, hotel stay and wine tasting. For tickets, contact LOACC at 503-635-3758.

Here’s what is coming up in the coming week at the LOACC:

Friday, April 26

Lunch will be served by a group from the Lake Oswego Fire Department. The lunch includes fruit salad, cheddar chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, freshly baked dinner rolls and pear spice cake for dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60. Lunch is served promptly at noon. Call 503-635-3758 for a reservation.

After lunch, enjoy the Woodman Chronicles screening of “Left, Right and Centre” from 1959 with Ian Carmichael.

Monday, April 29

The Computer and Technology Users’ Group will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to drop by. Contact center for more information.

Lunch is served by a group from the Lake Grove Lions Club. Lunch starts with tossed salad and the main dish is pork with applesauce, side dish of baked potatoes, broccoli and freshly baked wheat rolls and for dessert, brownies.

Take advantage of Lunch and Shop following lunch for your weekly shopping. The center’s lift van takes participants to Safeway for one hour of grocery shopping, and then drives them home. Our driver can assist with parcels as needed. There is a suggested donation of $1 for this service. Call to reserve a space on the schedule.

Socrates Café meets in the Acorn room from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a discussion group where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the Socratic Method.

Tuesday, April 30

The Happy Hikers group meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. to explore the trails of Tryon Creek State Park, Foothills, Willamette Park and more. Carpool or caravan will leave from LOACC east parking lot to park. Saturday morning group meets at George Rogers Park Lower at 9:30 a.m.

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 both Tuesday and Thursday on an ongoing basis.

Contact Berta Derman, human services supervisor, to register for the program.

Wednesday, May 1

The Widows Support Group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Expect to be greeted with acceptance and understanding by the men and women in this group. The members, all of whom have lost a spouse, offer encouragement and hope for maintaining a meaningful life in spite of the changes.

No cost and walk-ins are welcome.

Lunch will be served by a group from Helping Hands. Lunch will start with spinach salad, main dish is beef pot roast with mushroom gravy, side dishes of roasted potatoes, steamed carrots and freshly baked dinner rolls. For dessert there will be mixed berry crisp. Suggested donation for those 60 and older is $4; $5 for those under 60. Seating opens at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon. Call to let us know you will be joining us.

The weekly supervised computer lab runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. downstairs in the Alder room. Everyone is welcome.

From 1 to 3 p.m. experienced pinochle players meet in the Willow room. Call in advance to let us know you are coming so that pinochle group can coordinate play.

American mah jongg players meet between 1 and 4 p.m. each Wednesday in the Birch room at no cost. This group is for experienced players.

Thursday, May 2

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 are 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 both Tuesday and Thursday on an ongoing basis. Contact Berta Derman, social services supervisor, to register for the program.

Scrabble is a great game to help keep your mind active. Come join us in the Willow room from 1 to 3 p.m. Call to pre-register, as this helps to coordinate play.




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