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Annual Lake Oswego tree lighting event set for Nov. 29


Horse-drawn carriage rides also rolling in soon

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The annual tree lighting will take place Nov. 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Bigelow Plaza Holiday Tree at the corner of A Avenue and Fifth Street will be lit, then a procession will head to Millennium Plaza for the lighting of the Millennium Plaza tree.

The city of Lake Oswego and the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend a time-honored tradition as we ring in the holiday season on Nov. 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m. This extraordinary evening of holiday cheer includes caroling, performances from local high schools and the Millennium Concert Band. Gather at the corner of Fifth Street and A Avenue for the lighting of the Bigelow Plaza Holiday Tree, then parade to Millennium Park for the lighting of the Millennium Tree. The festivities will also include a visit from a special guest from the North Pole delivered by our own Lake Oswego Fire Department.

Snuggle up and enjoy the magic of twinkling lights during a memorable horse-drawn carriage ride through the First Addition neighborhood 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 30 and 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. Get started at Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave. Make this an annual holiday tradition. Fee for adults 18 and older is $3, youth ages 0 to 17 is $2.

Reunion Farmers’ Market. The Reunion Farmers’ Market will be held Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park. Purchase fresh food from local farmers for your Thanksgiving table.

Did you know Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation offers table tennis along with a variety of adult drop-in sports? Designed for the fun and fitness of Lake Oswego residents older than 18, adult drop-in sports are held at local elementary schools. For specific dates of drop-in programs visit lakeoswegosports.com and click on Open Gym.

The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department offers a limited number of partial scholarships for city and school district residents needing financial assistance. Resident applicants may receive up to 50 percent of the cost of a program, up to a maximum of $50 per class, a maximum of $160 per person per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) and a maximum of $300 per fiscal year per family. A completed application must be submitted 10 calendar days prior to the program start date for processing. The scholarship program is dependent upon donations from groups and individuals. Many thanks to the generous online donations of class participants and to our major sponsors, Lake Oswego Women’s Club and Lake Oswego Mothers Club. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, go to lakeoswegoparks.org and “scholarship” in the keyword field to help support and give back to our community.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks and Recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the Parks and Recreation Guide available at the West End Building, also online at www.lakeoswegoparks.org. You can register by Internet; mail (at Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation, West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego 97035); drop off materials during business hours at the WEB, fax to 503-697-6579 or phone 503-675-2549. Nonresidents generally pay more than fees shown. For more information on classes, visit www.lakeoswegoparks.org.