WL Community Chorus seeks singers
West Linn Community Chorus is looking for singers with all kinds of voices for a May 2014 concert no audition required, love of singing requested.
The first rehearsal for spring session is at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 19200 Willamette Drive, West Linn. Come early to register and receive music.
Attend three rehearsals before committing to season. For more information, call Barbara at 503-598-6726 or view westlinnchorus.org.
Financial Peace University offers help building financial skills
Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University will be offered at several area locations.
Updated in summer 2012, the goal of the nine-week course is to provide families and individuals with the practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.
Local courses will be held at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin beginning Jan. 12; at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 650 A Ave., Lake Oswego beginning Jan. 20 and at Liferoads Fellowship, 3890 Upper Road, Lake Oswego on Feb. 5.
The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Ramsey on DVD followed by a small group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.
Since its inception in 1994 FPU has helped more than 1.5 million families positively change their financial future, according to a press release.
Through common sense principles and small group accountability, FPU aims to give people the tools they need to change their behavior and succeed financially.
On average, families who complete FPU pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 980 days. After the class, nearly 94 percent of families budget regularly.
FPU will not only transform the way you handle money but also your marriage and other areas of your life, Ramsey said. This isnt a boring financial class. We make learning about money fun and easy to understand, so people in every situation can benefit from the information.
The revised FPU is offered through churches and community centers, such as Our Lady of the Lake. After purchasing a membership, each participant receives a workbook, Dave Ramseys Complete Guide to Money, an envelope system and an audio CD library. Participants will also have access to budgeting forms and MP3s of all the lessons.
The program is also offered at other locations throughout the metropolitan area.
To learn more or to register, visit daveramsey.com.
Big cat giveaway on Saturday
The Oregon Cat Project will again hold "Empty the Shelter" on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All adoption fees will be waived for this special event. There will be 75 cats and older kittens to choose from.
The Oregon Cat Project resident house is located at 342 B Ave. in Lake Oswego.