Save a life by participating in a Red Cross blood drive Friday at Lake oswego City Hall

ADOPT-A-PLOT (APRIL 5 AND APRIL 7): Join the community of gardeners at Luscher Farm (125 Rosemont Road) from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday or 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday for an Adopt-A-Plot orientation session. Learn how to grow vegetables organically for camps, cooking classes and to donate fresh produce to the Adult Community Center's Meals on Wheels Program. Gardeners may also take home samples for their personal use. All materials and instruction provided. Details:

BLOOD DRIVE (APRIL 6): Lake Oswego residents can save a life by donating blood between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Walk-ins are welcome, but you can avoid a long wait by scheduling an appointment online at (use sponsor code "LOCityHall") or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

ECO DAY (APRIL 6): With Lake Oswego's elementary schools closed for conferences on Friday, the Parks & Recreation Department is inviting students to spend an Eco Day at Luscher Farm. Students ages 5-12 can enjoy games, recycling crafts and activities while learning about the ecosystems of the farm (125 Rosemont Road). Campers will spend time outdoors rain or shine, so Parks & Rec urges parents to dress the kids in layers and closed-toe shoes; they should bring a sack lunch and water bottle, too. The cost of camp is $60 for residents, $90 for non-residents. To register, go to or call 503-675-2549.

PRESCHOOL NATURE WALK (APRIL 6): Join the experts from 10-10:45 a.m. Friday in Springbrook Park (behind Uplands Elementary School, 2055 Wembley Park Road) for a Preschool Nature Walk as part of the City's Arbor Week celebration. Participants will explore how trunks, roots and leaves help trees be healthy, and play Healthy Tree Bingo on a walk through the park. Discovery buckets and exploration tools will be provided. Geared to ages 2-6, but all are welcome.

SEED THE WORLD AROUND YOU (APRIL 7): In the tradition of "guerrilla gardening," staff at the Lake Oswego Public Library will teach students in grades K-5 how to make seed balls that they can plant in their garden or scatter in the wild. All supplies will be provided in the form of wildflower seeds, dirt and water. Plan on getting your hands dirty for this free class, which is scheduled from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the library (706 Fourth St.).

WOODMONT PARK (APRIL 8): Join the Friends of Woodmont Park from 1-3 p.m. Sunday as they remove invasive species to protect the native plants that have been restored to this natural area. Volunteers should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring gloves and water to drink. Park at the corner of Knaus and Atwater roads. For more information, contact Heidi Schrimsher at 503-754-6640 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PLANNING COMMISSION (APRIL 9): The Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Details:

CELLOBOP (APRIL 11): Using the electric cello for improvisational classical, blues, jazz, electronic, funk and folk music, Gideon Freudmann of CelloBop imaginatively riffs on conventions and traditions. Join him for a free concert from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.).

— The Review

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