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Buy a brick and support LOACC


Pave new courtyard with memorial, celebration bricks

by: SUBMITTED - The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is selling bricks with which to pave its patio. Bricks cost $100, but donations of all amounts are encouraged.This past year has been one of great accomplishments for the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center as well as one of challenges.

The LOACC was recognized for its evidence-based tai chi program; we made and delivered a record 20,000-plus meals for seniors, and had more than 18,000 volunteer hours logged. But as many of you know, the LOACC was also affected by the city’s planned personnel reductions and experienced the loss of a position.

However we are committed to continuing to offer the same level of customer service, essential human services and creative and cutting edge programs as we have in the past and we are asking for your help in this partnership.

We are delighted to announce a special project for our second annual spring fundraiser, the “Buy a Brick” giving project. Consider becoming a founding member of this venture.

For a donation of $100 you can have a brick engraved with your name, the name of a loved one a special event or celebration. These bricks will be the focal point of a new courtyard in the northeast area behind the center. The first brick is already in the process of being made. We encourage you to consider any gift, because all amounts help us with the continued support of the services offered. Additionally, all donations are tax deductible.

If you would like to make a donation or purchase a brick, or perhaps do both, call the center at 503-635-3758.

There is no limit to the number of bricks you can purchase. It would be a great way to honor a loved one in our newest addition to the LOACC.

Here’s what is coming up at the center:

Friday, June 28

Quilters in Stitches, the center’s quilting group, will meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. downstairs in the Birch room, working cooperatively on various quilting projects. Everyone is welcomed.

The special Interest group on investing meets at 10 a.m. in the Cedar room; there is no cost.

The Rotary Club of Lake Oswego serves lunch at noon and includes Greek yogurt with honey, Swedish meatballs, egg noodles, broccoli, rye rolls and apricot bars for dessert. Lunch is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and older; all others cost $5.

Shopping at Safeway will follow lunch with our bus taking members to shop for an hour and then back home. Reservations are needed for both lunch and shopping. Call to make your reservations.

Monday, July 1

The Computer Users Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Review the Computer Learning Center website at lo-clc.org/ to see the weekly topics and other information.

Duplicate bridge will meet at 1 p.m. in the Alder room. The purpose of this group is to provide an opportunity for all to play competitive duplicate bridge in the company of their own peers. Membership is required to join this fun and popular group.

Our Lady of the Lake Church serves lunch at noon, which includes Caesar salad, cod with tomatoes and mushrooms, brown rice, green and yellow squash, freshly baked wheat rolls and apricot-pineapple crisp. Lunch is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and older and $5 for those under 60.

Tuesday, July 2

The Happy Hikers group meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. to explore the trails of Tryon Creek, Foothills, Willamette Park and more. Meet the volunteer leader in the lobby and sign in to carpool from the east parking lot.

The respite program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Acorn room. The program costs $30 per participant each day and is held both Tuesdays and Thursdays on an ongoing basis. Contact Berta Derman, human services supervisor, to register.

Interested in learning more about the Japanese culture? Ritz Moriyasu, singer, poet and world traveler, will share and discuss the language, literature and many other interesting subjects of the Japanese culture. This special series meets at 1 p.m. weekly through Aug. 13. Cost for the series is $10 for ACC members and $15 for non-members. Call to register for this educational program.

Wednesday, July 3

Lunch will be served by Helping Hands and starts at noon with broccoli slaw, barbecue pork on a bun, baked beans, watermelon and apple pie for dessert. Lunch is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and older and $5 for those under 60.

Senior Studies Institute will meet at 1 p.m. in the Acorn room to discuss many different topics that concern the above 50 population.

Are you interested in learning more about Argentine tango? It just so happens we are offering a beginners level class for those who want to find out what the buzz is about tango. Registration is required. Classes will be held weekly through Aug. 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. Member cost for the series is $40 and all others pay $60. Call the center to sign up.

Thursday, July 4

The center is closed today for the holiday.