Lend your voice to the West Linn Community Chorus

Singers of all ages and voices are invited to join the West Linn chorus for its fall session, which will conclude with a Holiday concert in December.

The first rehearsal will begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, located at 19200 Willamette Drive in West Linn. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. that night.

People interested in learning more are invited to attend up to three rehearsal sessions before committing to the season. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Sign up for Small Farm School at CCC

Clackamas Community College will host the Small Farm School on Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Small Farm School is an all-day event for beginning farmers and small acreage landowners. Field and classroom workshops address small farm topics such as cattle and poutlry management, berry and vegetable production, tractor safety and operation, on-farm veterinary care, soil health and other topics. The event is sponsored by OSU Extension Service, Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District and CCC. The cost is $65 for adults and $40 for youth. More information can be found online at

Chef Surja announces fall food classes

Several Asian cuisine culinary classes will be taught this fall by Chef Surja Tjahaha of West Linn, through West Linn Parks and Recreation. The first class is how to make Chilean sea bass with Thai green curry and will be taught Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the West Linn Adult Community Center. The classes include tours of Asian food markets and making dishes like pad thai, wild mushroom pasta and sushi. The complete schedule can be viewed at

Tjahaha will also present a program on meditation at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the Lake Oswego Public Library. This event is free.

First Tuesday music series features Portland songwriters

Nan Collie and Kathleen Fallon will be the featured performers at the Lake Oswego library’s First Tuesday music series on Sept. 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. These Portland singer-songwriters perform original songs based on their life experiences of relationships, hope, change, life’s small absurdities and more. The program is free, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

The library is located at 706 Fourth Street in Lake Oswego.

Consigning Women to host

Wisdom Circle event

Victoria Trabosh of Lake Oswego will be conducting a Wisdom Circle at Consigning Women, 1235-B McVey Blvd. in Lake Oswego.

Trabosh will discuss her book “Dead Rita’s Wisdom: Simple Words to Help You Live an Extraordinary Life.” The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and Consigning Women asks that those attending RSVP at 503-697-1636.

Learn photography tips in workshop

Learn how to create space for photography and capture the moment on with camera with instructor Jesse Hampton at a backyard nature photography workshop to be held Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. The workshop is free.

Hampton will be presenting a class on nature photography at the Lakewood Center for the Arts beginning Sept. 17. For more information on the class visit

St. Honore pastry chefs take second, third in competition

St. Honore pastry chefs Annie Yen and Emily Shipp took second and third place in the sixth annual Concours de Tartes aux Fruits competition, held recently at Oregon Culinary Institute. The competition is sponsored by the Alliance Francaise de Portland, an organization that promotes French language and culture.

Yen took second place with her Lime muscavodo sable crust with fresh pineapple jam and white chocolate chevre cremeux; fresh pineapple, huckleberries, blueberries and white peaches.

Shipp tied for third place with her entry, Peach and blueberry, lavender pastry cream, almond-cardamon shortbread crust.

The pastries will be available at St. Honore Bakeries for a limited time.

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