Get tickets now for Historic Home Tour

Oswego Heritage Council will present its annual tour of historic area homes May 17. The tour begins at Oswego Heritage House at 11 a.m. At that time participants will be given a tour book with the addresses and information about each house.

“‘History begins at home’ — an intriguing thought which may not have occurred to you before,” OHC Executive Director Jude Graham said. “We tend to be preoccupied with state, national and international concerns and sometimes overlook the intriguing history of the town in which we live. The more one learns about this town, the interesting older homes around us, and the personalities that shaped the town’s development, the more one can appreciate the rich heritage we enjoy in our unique city.”

The annual Historic Home Tour provides an opportunity to learn more about Lake Oswego and the people who influenced its growth. This year’s tour includes three unique properties.

Tickets are $30 each and are limited in number. They can be purchased online at or by calling the Heritage House at 503-635-6373.

Krayon Kids holding auditions

Krayon Kids Musical Theatre Company will hold auditions for its 2014 fall productions the week of April 7. Boys and girls ages 6 through 17 with three or more years experience in dance, vocals or acting are encouraged to audition.

Those auditioning should prepare a one- to two-minute monologue, be prepared to perform a one- to two-minute dance routine of your choice and sing a one- to two- minute song of your choice; bring your own accompaniment if needed. Skilled musicians should plan to play their instruments.

Learn more about auditioning and register for an audition online at The audition staff will call to schedule appointments the week of April 7.

Krayon Kids Musical Theatre Company is a nonprofit children’s theater entertaining audiences of all ages for more than 20 years.

St. Josef’s Winery celebrates 30 years

St. Josef’s Winery will celebrate its 30th anniversary with Red Lips and Tulips, a founder’s day festival, from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is $5 for those 21 and older, and includes a souvenir wine glass, tasting and tours. The Portland Gypsy Jazz Project will perform both days from 1 to 5 p.m. Homemade Hungarian goulash and other European-style foods will be available for purchase.

New releases of special reserve wines will be available for the first time, including the Starling Hill pinot noir and Lilli sparkling wines.

St. Josef’s Winery is located at 28836 S Barlow Road in Canby. For more information, visit or call 503-651-3190.

Trainer’s Club to hold special boot camp

Trainer’s Club will celebrate its tenth anniversary of boot camp by holding a revolutionary massive boot camp workout from 3 to 6 p.m. April 5, led by personal trainer David Clapp.

The camp is free and open to the public. A tenth anniversary happy hour will follow the workout. Call to reserve a space at 503-636-3900. Trainer’s Club is located at 333 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.

See ‘Empire High’ at Funhouse Lounge

Funhouse Lounge will present “Empire High,” an unscripted teen drama set in the Star Wars universe.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a group of daring rebels banded together to defeat the evil Empire.

In a very similar alternate universe, however, these individuals were not smugglers, emperors or princesses.

In fact, they attended high school together. Join Luke, Leia, Han Solo and the rest as they battle to find themselves, fall in love, get to class on time and deal with “force”-ful parents. Join the fun of this improvised episodic journey through the trials of adolesence.

“Empire High” will be presented at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in April. Tickets are $10 each at the door. The Funhouse Lounge is located at 2432 SE 11th Ave., Portland.

Take the Favorite 5 Farms Tour

The ninth annual Favorite 5 Country Farms tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11-13 and April 18-20. The farms are all located within a few minutes of each other in the Tualatin/Sherwood/Wilsonville area. This self-guided agri-tour offers a day trip adventure of the five farms intended to promote farm businesses. Admission is a food donation for the local food bank.

For a map and details of the tour, visit, then look for the red and white Favorite 5 signs.

Daniel Skach-Mills featured at Peregrine Literary Series

Award-winning poet and Chinese Garden docent Daniel Skach-Mills will read from his published and new work at 7 p.m. April 20 as part of the Peregrine Literary Series.

The event, hosted by Joan Maiers, will take place at the Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Drive on the campus of Mary’s Woods. Books will be available for purchase and signing and light refreshments will be served.

For more information visit

Alpenrose Easter egg hunt set for April 19

Alpenrose Dairy’s 52nd annual Easter egg hunt will be held April 19, with new start times.

The day’s excitement begins at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 through 5 and at 12:30 p.m. for ages 6 through 8. Chocolate eggs, stuffed animals and other fun treats will be hidden across the Alpenrose grounds.

The event is free and hosted by Alpenrose.

“We love hosting the Easter egg hunt,” Alpenrose President Carl Cadonau, Jr., said. “It’s our way of saying thank you to our customers, friends and neighbors who have supported us over the past year. Each year, I meet more and more second and third generation Alpenrose Easter egg hunters. It’s great to see how our event has become such an important family tradition here in Portland.”

Alpenrose officials are encouraging egg hunters to arrive early since parking is limited.

Alpenrose Dairy is located at 6149 SW Shattuck Road in Portland.

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