Enter Willamette Valley Vineyards annual Grape Stomp
You can participate in the joy of winemaking at the Willamette Valley Vineyards annual Oregon Grape Stomp Competition and harvest celebration 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20. Visitors from all around the country come to cheer on two-person teams of stompers and swabbies, the bucket holders, as they compete for the champion title. The winning team earns a trip to Santa Rosa, Calif., to participate in the World Championship Grape Stomp.
In addition to wine tasting, this family-friendly celebration includes food pairings from the Winery Chef, live music, a costume contest and a Kids Stomp competition. The 2015 event will be held 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at the Estate Vineyard. Admission is $15, $10 for wine club members, with the option to add a cellar pass to taste exclusive unreleased wines for $5. Those looking to compete are welcome to join in the fun for $10.
WVV is located at 8800 Enchanted Way S.E., Turner. 97392. For details call 503-588-9463 or visit wvv.com.
Enjoy dinner, art al fresco
Art in the Garden, a benefit for the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, will be held Sunday, Sept. 13 from 5-8 p.m. presented by Shari Newman, owner of Nicolettas Table, and Liane Cabot, vice president of the Arts Council. Tickets are $100 each for Arts Council members and $125 for non-members. Order tickets online at artinthegarden2015.eventbrite.com or call 503-534-5708.
Meet artists at TRAG reception
The public is invited to meet local artists at an artists reception to be held 2-5 p.m. Sept. 13 at Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts, located inside Singer Hill Cafe, 623 Seventh St., Oregon City.
Attend Forest of Arts event
The Three Rivers Artist Guild will present the third annual Forest of Arts event 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at Hopkins Demonstration Forest, 16730 S. Brockway Road in Oregon City. More than 30 artists will be displaying forest inspired art at the free event.
Food and beverages will be available at this family-friendly event, including Christopher Ridge wines, Growler Run beer, Astoria salmon chowder and ribs and barbecue prepared by the Hopkins staff.
Kincaid to appear in Twelve Angry Jurors
Lake Oswego actress Virginia Kincaid will play Juror 10, the bigoted character immortalized by Ed Begley in the classic drama Twelve Angry Men, in the upcoming production of Beaverton Civic Theatres Twelve Angry Jurors. The production runs Oct. 2 -17 with 7:30 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday and
2 p.m. matinees on Sundays.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, students and groups and $5 for youth 10 and younger. The performances take place in the Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. in Beaverton.
To purchase tickets call 503-754-9866 or go online to beavertoncivictheatre.org.
New Century Players to present Play On!
The New Century Players Community Theatre will present Play On! a comedy about a small community theater company trying to stay afloat financially, which leads them to choose a royalty-free script from a local playwright. However, the playwright is making changes right up through opening night. This, combined with short tempers and unusual personalities in the cast, leads to a humorous opening night.
Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 17, 18, 19, 24 and 26 with matinees set for 2 p.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27 at Rex Putnam Blackbox Theater, 4950 S.E. Roethe Road, Milwaukie.
Tickets are $18 general admission and $12 for students and seniors online at NewCenturyPlayers.org. For details, call 503-367-2620.
Jewish Museum showing art of Friderike Heuer
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education is showing the art of Friderike Heuer Sept. 10 through Nov. 1. An opening reception is planned for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9.
The transient nature of the immigrant experience, in place and emotion, inspired Heuer to photograph objects in transition. Her montages of materials found in steelyards, trashcans, recycling centers, junk stores and shipyards, bring to mind the Jewish scrap peddlers from Eastern Europe who began to arrive in Oregon in the early 1900s. Some of these immigrants made their livings by gathering scrap metal that was cast off, discarded and broken and by peddling it on the streets of Portland and other Oregon towns.
Heuers montages represent the transient nature of the materials that historically provided some Jewish immigrants with a livelihood: iron, wood, glass, paper and steel. She provides the viewer a way to contemplate the mobility of the lives of immigrants, from one land to another, from one life to another.
Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday and noon - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors and free for members and children under 12 accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Oregon Jewish Museum is located at 1953 N.W. Kearney St., Portland.
LO artist DeVoll showing art at WL library
Lake Oswego artist Dez DeVoll is exhibiting her pencil and ink drawings at the West Linn Public Library through the month of September. The library is located at 1595 Burns St.
Catch Lavitz shows throughout September
West Linn musician Kenny Lavitz has a number of performances scheduled throughout the month of September. He will play solo guitar at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at McCormick and Schmicks, 9945 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy., in Beaverton. The Kenny Lavitz Kombo plays at 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at C.I. Bar & Grill, 18786 S.W. Boones Ferry Road in Tualatin. He will play solo guitar at Ava Rosteria Progress Ridge, 4655 S.W. Hall Blvd., Beaverton at 8 p.m. Sept. 12, and with Greg Sommers at Portland Saturday Market at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13. He finishes the month with a solo performance at Oregon Gardens Resort, 895 W. Main St. in Silverton at 8 p.m. Sept. 19.
Graser showing art at The Stafford
Stafford resident Gladys Graser is showing her paintings through Sept. 30 at the Stafford Boutique Retirement Community, 1200 Overlook Drive in Lake Oswego.