See Puppetkabob’s ‘The Snowflake Man’ on May 8

The Lake Oswego Public Library’s Performing Arts Series will present Wilson Bentley, aka “The Snowflake Man” at 1 p.m. on May 8.

Bentley will use Czech-style marionettes to tell how he captured the image of a single snow crystal. The event is free and open to the public.

ISing Choir will perform

The ISing Choir will present Of Animals ISing, a special concert benefiting Indigo Rescue at 7:30 p.m. on May 3 and 4 and 3 p.m. on May 5 at the Bethel Congregation United Church of Christ, 5150 SW Watson Ave. in Beaverton.

The choir includes singers from Lake Oswego and West Linn.

“Of Animals ISing promises to be a lively and joyous event and will mark a significant milestone for ISing Choir,” said Stephen Galvan, media relations representative for the choir. “By the end of this concert series, the choir will have raised more than $100,000 to benefit our community.”

Indigo Rescue is an organization whose mission is to end animal abandonment and pet overpopulation.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Attend comedy show to stand up for mental health

Hear comics living with mental illness joke about the lighter side of surviving the mentla health care system during Stand Up for Mental Health, a comedy show to be held at Flavia Hall on the Marylhurst University campus on May 7 starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door.

Buy tickets online at or contact NAMI Clackamas at 503-344-5050.

First Tuesday program at library features reggae music

The First Tuesday music series at the Lake Oswego Public Library will feature the reggae music of Rhythm Culture from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 7.

The band members infuses jazz and blues into their reggae roots, guaranting to get even the most reluctant of dancers out of their chairs.

Heard Millenium Concert Band

to play Sunday

The Lake Oswego Millenium Concert Band will perform its final concert of the season May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Lakeridge High School auditorium. The art of local artists Eva Shannon and Peter X O’Brien will be on display in the lobby and the Millennium Winds quartet will play from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. The concert is free.

Glow in the Dark Golf event planned

A Night Ranger Glow-Ball Tournament is planned for May 18 at Lake Oswego Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Rd. The event begins at 7 with a shotgun start and the final nine glow ball will be hit at dusk, approximately 9 p.m. Dinner will be served at 8:30 p.m., after the first nine holes. The event is an 18-hole two-player scramble with buffet dinner. Entry fee is $75, which includes green fees, prize fund, glow equipment and dinner tickets. Early entry discount of $5 is awarded those signing up by May 7.

Dinner will be served by Casa del Pollo.

Call the clubhouse at 503-636-8228 to sign up.

Jane Austin Society to meet May 12

The Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America will hold a potluck luncheon May 12 at 1 p.m. at The Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Dr. in Lake Oswego. Guest speaker Lynda Hall will discuss the issue of marriage in the time of Jane Austen, focusing on “Pride and Prejudice.” Hall is an assistant professor at Chapman University in Orange County, Calif. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on the “Other Women” in Austen’s novels. Cost for the event is $12. For students with a valid student ID card, admission is free. for more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Take part in Top of the World Party to support clean air

The first ever Top of the World Party dance party will be a held May 8 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Lola’s Room below the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside in Portland. This event is a fundraiserfor the American Lung Association and its Climb for Clean Air campaign, a mountaineering and fundraising program. Admission is $10. Attendees can dance to the music of Bollywood-style musicians Anjali and the Incredible Kid. More information can be found online at or

Patriot Camp offered this summer

A Constitutional Champions Patriot Camp will be held for the first time in Lake Oswego this summer.

“A Patriot Camp is a way to teach kids about the founding of our country in a camp setting, so that kids will have fun while they learn and develop an interest in our history and a love for America,” said Dotty Holm, one of the team leaders for the summer camp. “Our mission is to promote patriotism through American history education.”

Holm said the camp will be an interactive day camp with a different historical themes introduced at small-group learning stations. Themes to be discussed include the Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights and the founding fathers.

Campers rotate through a related activity, craft, games, songs and snack station each day. The camp will be held Aug. 12 to 15 from 9:30 a.m. to noon for first- through fifth-graders at Lake Bible Church in Lake Oswego. Cost is $20 per child.

Holm said a pilot program was run in October and proved successful and entertaining for campers. Materials, lessons and activities are provided by the Constitutional Champions Foundation website,

To register or learn more, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Holm at 503-635-7167.

Volunteers needed to help at Festival of the Arts

Volunteers are needed for many duties in setting up the Festival of the Arts. Contact Jan Rimerman by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Marylhurst hosting first ever summer choir camp

Marylhurst University is seeking enthusiastic, committed young singers to take part in its first annual summer choir camp, to be held July 30 through Aug. 1 on the Marylhurst campus.

With a focus on small and large ensemble training, the camp will expose high school and college age musicians to a variety of music genres and allow them to study with prominent guest conductors. Students will focus on jazz, musical theater or world music in addition to performing with a large festival choir. Participants will also have the option to participate in recitals, master classes and a range of elective music courses that expand their skills in performing, conducting and composing.

Cost to attend the camp is $95 if registered before June 15 or $115 after that date. For more information about the camp and to register contact Justin Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-534-4067.

Ponteri to read at Marylhurst

Marylhurst University writing professor Jay Ponteri will read from his recently-published memoir “Wedlocked” in room 200 of the BP John Administration building on campus, May 9 at 3:30 p.m. His memoir tells the highly personal story of Ponteri’s infatuation with women other than his wife and her discovery of the manuscript he has been writing to explore those feelings.

Admission and parking are free.

Mask and Mirror to present “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Mask and Mirror Community Theater will present “The Importance of Being Earnest” May 3 through 19 at The Stage at Calvin Presbyterian Church, k10445 SW Canterbury Lane in Tigard. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and military. Those under age 10 are admitted for $5. To reserve seats call 503-691-1779.

Oregon State Fair concerts announced

Organizers of the Oregon State Fair have released the lineup of concerts planned for the fair run. Tickets go on sale May 31. Watch for upcoming details on how to purchase tickets or follow the event on facebook. Here are the headliners for this year’s fair:

Brantley Gilbert on Aug. 23 — Brantley Gilbert’s unique sound of country-rock-soul has turned him into one of the country’s hottest newcomers, according to organizers.

Terry Fator on Aug. 24 — Las Vegas strip headliner, ventrioloquist Terry Fator captures the hearts and funny bones of America. With singing, comedy and unparalleled celebrity impressions, the season two winner of “America’s Got Talent” brings to life characters including Winston, the impersonating turtle, Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice and lounge singer Monty Carlo.

The Oak Ridge Boys on Aug. 25 — This appearance is one on the 40th anniversary tour of the group, who have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of the Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA and ACM music awards.

REO Speedwagon with special guest Loverboy on Aug. 30 — Hear two great 80s classic rock bands for the price of one.

Martina McBride on Sept. 2 — Superstar Martina McBride has had a string of major hit singles on the Billboard country chart and occasionally on the adult contemporary chart. She has sold more than 14 million albums and has won the CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year four times.

More concerts will be announced.

Ride of Silence to roll through Portland May 16

The Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe on May 16. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor bicyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. To learn about the Portland Ride of Silence visit

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