A blood drive, a safety seat clinic and a tree-removal workshop highlight the coming week in Lake Oswego

BLOOD DRIVE (AUG. 3-4): Help Lake Oswego win the American Red Cross's City Challenge by giving blood anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduling a time helps avoid long waits. Make an appointment online at using sponsor code "LOCityHall" or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

MOVIES IN THE PARK (AUG 3): Celebrate summer on Thursday night with a family-friendly movie under the stars at Millennium Plaza Park (200 First St.). Popcorn and other tasty treats will be for sale, but be sure to bring your own blankets, pillows and low-back chairs. The movie — Disney and Pixar's "Brave" is this week's selection — is free and starts at dusk.

SAFETY SEAT CLINIC (AUG. 5): The Lake Oswego fire and police departments will hold a free child safety seat clinic from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Main Fire Station (300 B Ave.) Technicians will be on hand to check car seats for correct installation, damage, recalls and appropriateness for the child's size and age. Each check takes about 30 minutes. Call 503-635-0275 during regular business hours for more information.

FARMERS MARKET (AUG. 5): The Lake Oswego Farmers Market returns to Millennium Plaza Park on Saturday, with more than 80 vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, cheeses, baked goods, hot foods, artisan products and nursery items. Live music, too. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

MUSIC & MOONLIGHT (AUG. 6): The City's popular Music & Moonlight concert series continues at 6 p.m. Sunday with a performance by Debra Arlyn & The Goodness in Millennium Plaza Park (200 First St.). The family-friendly concerts are free.

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (AUG. 7): The DRC will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to elopment-review-commission-140.

HISTORIC RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD (AUG. 9): HRAB will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to

SOUNDS OF SUMMER (AUG. 9): Lake Oswego's free, family-friendly Sounds of Summer concert series continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Westlake Park (14165 Bunick Drive). On stage this week: the Steely Dan tribute band Chris Baum Project.

TREE PROTECTION & REMOVAL WORKSHOP (AUG. 10): Lake Oswego residents are invited to explore the City's Tree Code requirements for tree protection and tree removal permits at a workshop next Thursday night that will include an indoor presentation and outdoor demonstration. City staff will provide examples of measuring tree diameter, tree protection fencing, techniques for protecting trees during construction and more. The workshop is scheduled from 5:30-7 p.m. on Aug. 10 at City Hall (380 A Ave.). It's free and open to the public with preregistration. For details, call 503-635-0290 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NINTH-ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST: Amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter their best images in the ninth-annual City of Lake Oswego photo contest. There are seven categories, with prizes given to first-, second- and third-place winners. All winning photos will be included in a special photo exhibit throughout the following year, as well as on the City's website, in its HelloLO publications and in The Review. Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8; contest winners will be announced in November. For a list of categories and contest details, visit or call Bonnie Hirshberger at 503-675-3992.

— The Review

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