Kenny Lavitz to play this weekend

West Linn musician Kenny Lavitz will present new music at new venues this weekend. See him with AudioAvi8r at 8 p.m. tonight, Jan. 16 at Tillicum Club, 8585 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton. On Jan. 17 the Kenny Lavitz Kombo will play at 8 p.m. at C.I. Bar and Grill, 18786 SW Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin.

Canby Auto Swap Jan. 19

The 2014 Canby Auto Swap will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 NE Fourth Ave., Canby. The swap features anything and everything automotive: autos, parts, related items and more. Admission is $3, and parking is free.

‘Dancing with No Shoes On’ presentation Jan. 18

Preschoolers and their families are invited to “Dancing with No Shoes On,” a music and movement program to be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 18.

Chuck Cheesman makes music with and for people of all ages. The event is free and takes place at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St.

Free family history classes to begin

The Portland Area PAF USERS Group voluntarily provides classes on researching and recording family genealogy. Beginning Jan. 18, the organization will offer a series of monthly classes on how to research, record and display your family history. The classes are free as is the Ancestral Quest software used in the classes.

According to organizer Richard Halliday, two classes will be held at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1271 Overlook Drive, Lake Oswego. One class will use Ancestral Quest to record your family and ancestors. The second class will present material on a research subject.

For additional information, visit or call Halliday at 503-723-0632.

Karbo to speak at LO library

Karen Karbo will be the guest speaker at the Third Tuesday Author Series at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St. She is the author of 14 award-winning novels, memoirs and works of nonfiction including the best-selling “Kick Ass Women” series including “Julia Child Rules,” “How Georgia Became O’Keeffe,” “The Gospel According to Coco Chanel” and “How to Hepburn.”

Her short stories, essays, articles and reviews have appeared in national magazines. She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a winner of the General Electric Younger Writer Award.

The event is free and open to the public.

CD release party planned for ‘Crossing Over’

A CD launch celebration for “Crossing Over: A Musical Haggadah” is planned for 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Oregon Jewish Museum, 1953 NW Kearney St., Portland.

The event includes a concert and discussion with Portland composer and musician Michael Allen Harrison and Rabbi Alan Berg of Beit Haverim in Lake Oswego, followed by a catered reception. Tickets are $60 each or two for $100. Order online at

‘Finding Your Greatness’ to be discussed Jan. 28

William Seidman of Lake Oswego and Richard Grbavac of Portland, co-authors of “The Star Factor: Discover What Your Top Performers Do Differently — And Inspire a New Level of Greatness in All,” will present material from the book at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St.

Their work indicates that people who have a compelling purpose focused on creating social good are consistently more effective and content than others. They will show how to develop your own compelling purpose, as well as a path to achieving that purpose.

Using an approach based on the neuroscience of positive images and learning, Seidman will show how living with purpose and mastery leads to a more successful and fulfilling life.

The event is free and open to the public.

Goldman to explain changing Israeli culture

Jewish film educator Eric A. Goldman will present “A Lens on Israel: A Society through its Cinema” at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Oregon Jewish Museum, 1953 NW Kearney St., Portland.

Israeli movies provide an intimate insight into Israel’s birth, growth and development as a country. The cinema provides an ideal lens through which people can gain a greater understanding of Israel’s history, culture and the challenges to its existence.

Goldman will use film clips to illustrate the changing nature of Israeli society as reflected through its cinema. Tickets are $10 or $8 for OJM members.

Fabric art classes offered

Lake Oswego fabric artist Ann Johnston is offering three workshops in her home studio during 2014. Intro to Dye Painting and Printing will be offered April 12 to 16; Monoprinting Dye on Fabric will be held July 11 to 15; and Approaches to Quilt Design with Raw-edge, Reverse Appliqué will be taught Nov. 7 to 11.

Class enrollment is capped at four people. To learn more about the classes and to register, visit

Stolen Sweets to perform Jan. 25 in Wilsonville

The Stolen Sweets, a band that plays 1930s style soft jazz, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 as part of the Boones Ferry Concert Series.

The concert takes place at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 8818 Miley Road, Wilsonville. Tickets and more information can be found online at

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