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Lake Oswego Reads offers many experiences

Enjoy hike, food, art and more


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Be sure to attend these Lake Oswego Reads programs this week. Events take place at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St. in Lake Oswego, and are free unless noted otherwise. To view the complete schedule of events, visit lakeoswegoreads.org.

  • Feb. 4, 7 p.m. — David Harrelson: Shawash Kagwe (The Indian Way of Doing Things), at the LO library. Native people lived on this land long before it was known as Oregon. Within the present day boundaries of Lake Oswego lived the Clackamas, Clowewalla and Tualatin Kalapuya. Harrelson, the Grand Ronde Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, will share the tools used by native people to manage the landscape of the Willamette Valley.

  • Feb. 5, 6 p.m. — Andrew Lintz: Ceremonial Tribal Food Sampling. Discover the flavors of tribal foods prepared by Lintz, member of the Native American Church. This event is held at Nic and Fig’s, 425 Second St., Suite 120, Lake Oswego. Registration is required online at nicandfigs.com.

  • Feb. 6, 1 p.m. — Stephanie Wood: Using Traditional Native American Plants. The Willamette Valley has provided a vast array of plant foods for Native Americans. Wood, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon will share the management techniques traditionally practiced by her people to improve and maximize food systems during the event at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger, Portland.

  • Feb. 7, 1:30 p.m. — Susan Beal: Sheep to Shawl. Join author Susan Beal to learn the history of Oregon’s Pendleton Woolen Mills, and get inspired to do your own sewing and quilting.

  • Feb. 8-28, 6 p.m. — Opening reception for the Lake Oswego Reads Art Show, program begins at 7 p.m. Well-recognized artists will explain the art they created after reading “Short Nights”, which will be on display at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. Artists participating include Sally Bailey, Lee Baughman, Mary Burgess, Leslie Cheney-Parr, Susie Cowan, Bonnie Garlington, Susan Greenbaum, Dave Haslett, Jani Hoberg, Sue Jensen, Dyanne Locati, Roger Long, Debbie Neely, Loren Nelson, Kara Pilcher, Jan Rimerman, Robert Schlegel, Beth Verheyden, Barbara Wagner and Lis Wilser.

  • Feb. 9, 7 p.m. — Joel Martinez, Ethics of Edward Curtis. Not every moral tragedy is the same. Martinez will discuss different kinds of moral tragedy and how distinguishing between these types of tragedy can help people engage with a number of moral issues in “Short Nights.”

  • Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m. — Lake Oswego Women’s Coalition is hosting Cynthia-Lou Coleman for a presentation on Illusions and the American Indian. This talk and visual presentation shows how settlers, scientists and politicians in the 1800s created stories about American Indians that tore apart families and tribes and led to their relocation onto reservations. Registration required. Call 503-620-5703. Cost of the luncheon program is $22. The event takes place at the Stafford, 1200 Overlook Drive in Lake Oswego.

  • Feb. 10, 7 p.m. — Author Timothy Egan will speak at Lake Oswego High School auditorium. Admission is free, but tickets are required. People without tickets will be seated at 6:45 p.m. if seats are available. LOHS is located at 2501 Country Club Road.

  • Feb. 11, 9 a.m. — Klickitat Eagle Walk. Take an interesting winter walk along the Klickitat Trail near Lyle in the Columbia River Gorge. For more information, visit lohikers.com or call 503-675-2549. Estimated fee for carpooling is $14-$18. Meet at Lake Oswego Parks and Rec, 1500 Greentree Road.

  • Feb. 11, 5 p.m. — Reception for art students’ exhibit at Chrisman Picture Frame and Gallery, 480 Second St., Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high students will show their works, inspired by “Short Nights.” The exhibit continues through the month of February.

  • Feb. 11, 7 p.m. — Matthew Brock, Adventurer Edward Curtis and the Mazamas. Matthew Brock, library and historical collections manager of the Mazamas, will speak about Edward Curtis and his brother’s time with the organization and conservationist John Muir and President Teddy Roosevelt’s association. Takes place at City Hall, 380 A Ave.

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