AAUW to host town hall meeting Sept. 14

The Lake Oswego branch of American Association of University Women will kick off its fall meeting season with a town hall meeting Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at Oswego Heritage Center, 398 Tenth Street in Lake Oswego. Guest speakers will be Sen. Richard Devlin, D-Tualatin, and Rep. Chris Garrett, D-Lake Oswego. The public is invited to attend.

AAUW is a nonprofit association which advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The Lake Oswego branch holds monthly meetings on the second Saturday of each month, September through May, at 10 a.m. at Oswego Heritage Center. For information, contact JoAnn Siebe at 503-608-2444 or Carol Cooper at 503-336-0503.

Get tickets now for LOWC fashion show

The Lake Oswego Women’s Club will hold its 13th annual fashion show and luncheon at Oswego Lake Country Club on Sept. 26 beginning at 11 a.m. with registration. A short business meeting will follow at 11:30 a.m., followed by a fashion show and luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Fashions from Saks off the Rack, Margaret O’Leary’s and Francesca’s will be featured. Raffles for gift baskets and a live auction will also be held.

Tickets are also being sold for the drawing of 1.75 carat chandelier diamond earrings, donated to the benefit by LaRog Jewelers. Valued at $4,500, the earrings were designed by Uneek of Los Angeles. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the fashion show or by calling Rhonda Webber at 503-908-0024.

A speaker from Clackamas Women’s Shelter, one of the charities the group supports, will present information on their works.

Tickets are $35 in advance on or $40 at the door.

New Thought Center to host peace service

New Thought Center for Spiritual Living’s Peace Now group, in cooperation with the Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, will host an interfaith peace service on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at the center, 1040 C Ave. in Lake Oswego. Admission is free, however, offerings are encouraged.

Titled “Building Peace: Interfaith Reflections,” more than 10 different faiths will participate. The service will be a reflective one, focusing on each faith’s belief system and teachings of peace through song, ceremony, prayer and readings.

A panel discussion will follow the service at 3:30 p.m.; panelists will discuss their philosophies on building peace in the world and audience members will have a chance to ask questions. The event concludes with an informal discussion and an ethnic food potluck.

This event is part of a four-month Season for Intercultural Celebration 2013, sponsored by the Association for Global New Thought.

For more information, visit or call Lynne Taylor at 503-985-8765.

Free parent, child playgroups forming

Free parent and child community playgroups for families with children ages birth to 5 are forming for fall. The groups are supported by Clackamas County Volunteer Connection and funded by the Clackamas County Children, Youth and Families Division.

A group will meet Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road in room 109.

A West Linn location is being sought and volunteers are needed to support a weekly playgroup there.

For more information, call 503-655-8601.

Lakewood Associates

to kick off new season

The Lakewood Center Associates kicks off its 2013-2014 year with a luncheon Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Lakewood Center for the Arts community room.

The lunch program features Joy Soyster and Laurie Bowman of “mela!,”a Lake Oswego women’s clothing store. The women will talk about trends in fall fashion, and will use current LCA members to model some of their selections.

The Associates is a group of volunteers whose mission is “to promote the welfare and service the needs of the Lakewood Center for the Arts.” The group manages the Re-Runs shop, a consignment and gift shop selling furniture, jewelry, antiques and house wares, as well as overseeing other fund-raising events. A 50 percent off sale on certain items in the shop will take place Sept. 16 through the 21.

LCA President Barbara Kehoe encourages all interested to become members of the group and participate in the monthly luncheon programs.

Those wishing to attend the September lunch may make a reservation by calling 503-636-8377 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, call Jan Coulton at 503-636-0661

Oregon Poet Laureate

to read at The Stafford

Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s Poet Laureate will read from her book “Understory” at The Stafford Retirement Community on Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be serviced. The public is invited to this free event. Reservations are requested but not required.

For more information call Rita Segura at 503-496-3729.

The Stafford is located at 1200 Overlook Drive in Lake Oswego.

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