Festival at the Farm benefit set for Saturday

A fundraiser for the White Oak Savanna will be held Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fiala Farms, 21231 Johnson Road in West Linn.

Admission is free to the Festival at the Farm; the event featues artists’ booths, live music, food demonstrations by Allium Bistro, hay maze and much more. For more information, call 503-723-5015.

Soroptomists to hold harvest festival Sept. 21

Soroptomist International of Lake Oswego and West Linn will present its third annual harvest festival on Sept. 21 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Lee Farms, 21975 SW 65th Ave., Tualatin.

Admission to this family event is $10 for those 13 and up; $5 for ages 2 to 12 and free for those under 2. Admission includes hay mazes, hay rides, live music and dancing. Cowbow grub, and old-fashioned cake walk, raffles and more will be offered.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 503-347-8723 or at the door.

Lakewood to hold auditions

for ‘Crimes of the Heart’

Lakewood Theatre Company will hold open auditions for the casting of Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart” on Sept. 29. Reservations for auditions can be made by calling the box office at 503-635-3901.

The director, Diane Englert, is seeking four women, in their 20s and 30s, and two men, in their mid 20s and early 30s.

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition. All roles require a solid southern Mississippi dialect. All roles receive remuneration.

Auditions will be held at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.

Those auditioning should bring a resume and an 8 by 10 inch glossy photo. A prepared memorized one minute monologue in a Southern dialect is requested. Be prepared to do a reading from the script. Callbacks, if needed, will be at the director’s discretion. For more information and a role breakdown, visit

“Crimes of the Heart” was the winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions.

“Crimes of the Heart” opens March 7, 2014 and continues through April 13. Rehearsals will begin in January.

Senior Safari: a free day at the zoo for those 65 and over

Local seniors can reconnect with wildlife on Sept. 17 during Senior Safari, a free day at the Oregon Zoo for those 65 and older. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., seniors (who may each bring along one free companion for the day) can pet animals at the Trillium Creek Family Farm, ride the the zoo train and take in special animal painting demonstrations near the picnic shelter. A senior lunch special will be available at the Tiger Plaza picnice shelter and in zoo restaurants.

The zoo has wheelchairs and electic scooters for rent on a first come, first served basis.

General zoo admission is $11.50 for ages 12 to 64, $10 for seniors (65 and over), $8.50 for children ages 3 through 11 and free for those 2 and younger. A parking fee of $4 per car is also required. For additional information call 503-226-1561.

Johnson releases quilting video

Ann Johnson, Lake Oswego quilting instructor and fabric artist, has released “Color by Accident: Exploring Low-Water Immersion Dyeing.” The video is an extension of the techniques Johnson introduced in her book, “Color by Accident: Low-Water Immersion Dyeing.” In an orderly progression of topics with more than 250 sampes of fabric and 17 live demonstrations, Johnson teaches how and when to vary her basic method.

The video costs $58 and has a total runtime of four hours and 19 minutes. To order, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kincaid is Rebecca Nurse in “The Crucible”

Lake Oswego actress Virginia Kincaid is appearing in Beaverton Civic Theatre’s production of “The Crucible.” She plays the role of the pious Rebecca Nurse, a well-respected member of the community whose executive serves as the turning point for townspeople to come to their senses and stop the hysteria.

Written by Arthur Miller, “The Crucible” takes place in Salem, Mass., in 1692, a time when paranoia, hysteria and deceit gripped the Puritan towns of New England. It recounts the events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials.

The play runs Sept. 27 through Oct. 13 with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. matinees at Beaverton Civic Theater inside the Beaverton Library, 12375 SW Fifth. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $5 for youth 10 and under.

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