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Learn to live with chronic conditions

Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a free, evidence-based workshop on self-management techniques for taking charge of your health offered by Clackamas County Volunteer Connection. The six-week series starts at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Oct. 12 and continues through Nov. 16, meeting from 1 to 3:30 p.m. each week. Adults with chronic conditions or caregivers living with someone with chronic conditions such as arthritis, depression, anxiety or chronic pain will benefit from this workshop.

To sign up call 503-650-5605 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Christ Church invites all pets for special blessing

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the best known and most popular patron saint of animals, Christ Church Episcopal Parish invites the community to bring fuzzy, furry, feathered, scaly, two-legged, four-legged or no-legged pets for a special blessing to take place on the front lawn of the church, located at 1060 Chandler Road in Lake Oswego at 4 p.m. Oct. 8. All are welcome and treats will be served.

Leashes are encouraged.

Learn more online at ccparish.org or by calling the church office at 503-636-5618.

Newcomers to hold Meet and Greet, monthly luncheon

The Newcomers Welcome Club of Lake Oswego, West Linn and surrounding areas will meet today, Oct. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the home of Sherry Kurtz, 4101 Chad Drive in Lake Oswego. The club is a social and philanthropic organization based in the Portland metropolitan area, established more than 50 years ago. It was originally affiliated with the International Welcome Wagon, but became its own entity in 2007. The purpose of the organization is to provide a support network to ease the transition for newcomers moving into the area as well as returning and native Oregonians.

The membership is made up of couples, singles, retirees and empty nesters. It offers more than 30 activity groups on interests ranging from excursions, wine tastings, bridge and other games, yoga, knitting, lunch and dinner groups, men's breakfast and walking groups, women's hiking and walking groups and more, all providing an opportunity to develop new friendships and lasting relationships.

The club offers a monthly Meet and Greet the first Thursday of each month, and a monthly luncheon. The luncheon this month will be held Oct. 13 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Mary's Woods, 17600 Holy Names Drive in Lake Oswego. Reservation deadline for the luncheon is 6 p.m. Oct. 8. To reserve a seat or learn more about the club email Connie Bettencourt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Judy Valen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Panel to discuss mental health issues

Community Living Above will present a community forum and speaker panel on mental health and substance use disorders and their effect on the health of individuals, their families and the community. The forum will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at West Linn High School's Performing Arts Center, 5464 West A St., West Linn. The event is free and open to all. The event is presented byt the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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