Library to feature harpist and flautist

Flautist Tessa Brinckman and harpist Jenny Lindner, two members of the Ensemble East West, will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lake Oswego Library, 706 4th St. Lindner is principal harpist with the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theatre and teaches regularly at the Fairbanks Summer Festival of the Arts in Alaska.

Brinckman, founder of the ensemble, has played locally with the Oregon Symphony and Ernest Bloch Festival and recently toured South Africa, performing works by historic and modern women composers.

The ensemble made its first album in 2005, 'Glass Sky - Chamber Music for Flute and Stringed Instruments.'

Conference to help writers of all types

Nearly 100 classes, panels and lectures for writers of all types will be featured at the Willamette Writers 37th annual conference that takes place Aug. 4, 5 and 6 at the Airport Sheraton in Portland. There will be 50 agents, editors and producers at the conference, a writers and actors lab, poker, buffet, silent auction and socializing.

Keynote speaker is Hallie Ephron, co-author of five Dr. Peter Zak mystery/medical thrillers and crime fiction book reviewer for the Boston Globe.

For information and registration, go to

West Linn residents star in CCC comedy

The Clackamas Repertory Theatre continues its summer season with its production of the comedy 'Fuddy Meers.' The play opens Aug. 3 with performances scheduled Thursday through Sunday through Aug. 20 in the Osterman Theatre.

The New York Times describes the play as a 'dark, sweet and thoroughly engaging comedy.' 'Fuddy Meers' follows a wild day in the life of amnesiac Claire. 'Fuddy Meers' features a number of former CCC students in its cast including Jayson Shanafelt and Travis Nordurft, both of West Linn.

Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. 'Elegant Picnic' dinners are offered Friday evenings before the play. The picnic dinners on the grass are $13 per person. Theater tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. 'Fuddy Meers' contains some adult language.

For reservations call 503-657-6958, ext. 2761.

Local artists in ArtSplash

ArtSplash, the annual art show and sale that takes place Friday through Sunday at Tualatin Commons, returns for the 11th year and features 53 artists from local communities, including eight from Lake Oswego: Mark Feeny, Airi Foote, Ursula Kiesow, Georgine Longfellow, Anita Reuther, Roberta Ross, Maud Durland and Sven Durland.

The event runs from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Musical entertainment will feature Organ Quartet jazz/blues at 6:30 p.m. Friday as part of the Concerts on the Commons series, Blue Side Down acoustical/folk at 1 p.m. Saturday and Stephanie M, piano/vocal at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call Becky Savino at 503-691-3062 or Shelly Ellett at 503-691-3065.

La Bodega to present 'Wit'

La Bodega Productions presents 'Wit,' Margaret Edson's 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama at Theatre! Theatre!, located at 3430 Belmont Avenue in Portland. La Bodega Productions is the theater company of husband and wife team Steve Coker and Gea Barker, former general manager and chef of Oswego Wine Company.

In the play, character Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., finds herself in the last days of her life, in the modern medical maze, struggling to survive the treatment of the cancer that will kill her. 'Wit' takes a contemplative look at our hospital systems and explores how we treat our ill citizens.

The play runs Thursday through Sunday until Aug. 12. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays and 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets are $15 for Friday and Saturdays, $12 for Thursdays and Sunday performances. Health care workers receive a $2 discount on tickets.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call 503-998-0034 or visit

Exhibit to open at Tryon Creek

A membership drive will be held Friday through Saturday during an open house at Tryon Creek State Park, where Friends of Tryon Creek State Park will celebrate the grand opening of their new 'Cedar: Tree of Life' exhibit. Free park activities include cedar demonstrations along a self-guided trail, children's activities, guided hikes and a concert on Sunday.

The new 'Cedar: Tree of Life' exhibit in the Nature Center will educate visitors about the remarkable role cedar has played in shaping the lives and cultures of people in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors can also see a collection of cedar baskets and carved objects and build a Native American plankhouse.

Hours of the open house are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Those who become members during this time will also receive special incentives. Membership begins at $25 per individual and $35 for a family.

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