HARVEST FESTIVAL — The city will not host Halloween activities downtown this year. The annual harvest event was among programs cut during belt-tightening during budgeting sessions last spring.

UNSUNG HEROES — It’s your last chance to nominate someone for one of the city’s annual Unsung Hero awards, which recognize residents who make a positive different in the community. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday. Applications are online at, at city hall, 380 A Ave., or by calling 503-635-0257.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN — The city council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the first section of a periodic effort to update its comprehensive plan. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 380 A Ave.

CHARITABLE DONATIONS — The city has multiple charitable drives up and running ahead of the holiday season.

Residents can pick up stockings to pack with basic household items and special gifts for the annual “Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart” drive from city hall, 380 A Ave. The donations go to agencies supporting Clackamas County families. The deadline to return filled stockings is 5 p.m. Dec. 9.

Donations of nonperishable food are always accepted at city hall. In addition, new children’s coats are being collected at city hall, and both coats and toys are being gathered at the Lake Oswego Adult Collection Center, 505 G Ave., to support Hope Community Church’s annual drive. For more information, call 503-635-0257.

LIBRARY — The Lake Oswego Public Library is now offering “book bundles” to patrons. Each bundle includes a selection of books, magazines, DVDs, music or other materials focused on a specific theme, according to the city.

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW — The city is looking for someone with a design background for an open position on the Lake Oswego Development Review Commission, Councilor Jeff Gudman said at a meeting last week. The seven-member DRC reviews land use applications, and members are appointed by the city council to serve three-year terms.

In addition, the city has openings on the Historic Resources Advisory Board and Library Advisory Board. Applications are due Nov. 26 for the DRC, Nov. 30 for HRAB and Dec. 15 for the library board. To apply, go to

CHILD SAFETY SEATS — The Lake Oswego police and fire departments will offer a free child safety seat clinic from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the main fire station, 300 B Ave. Each seat check takes about 30 minutes as technicians look for correct installation, damage, recalls and size and age appropriateness. For more information, call 503-635-0275.

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