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Donate bikes for children in need; Find out why 'Your House Matters'; Sentencing delayed for Heine, Yates; Art contest winners to be announced

Donate bikes for children in need

With the help of Providence Health & Services, Yakima Products Inc. and Iron Fireman Collective volunteers, a nonprofit called Free Bikes 4 Kidz will be collecting bicycles at 10 Providence Medical Group clinics Saturday. The bikes will then be cleaned, refurbished and distributed on July 28 to kids throughout the metro area.

"Our mission at Free Bikes 4 Kidz is simple: to help children ride into a happier and healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need," says Kurt Wolfgang, the FB4K Portland operations director. "But we don't do it directly. We're fortunate to work with a network of community organizations to distribute bikes, and are proud to support the great work these groups are doing."

Bike donations will be accepted from 8 a.m.-noon at a handful of Providence locations, including one at Bridgeport (18040 S.W. Lower Boones Ferry Road), one in Oregon City (1510 Division St.) and another in Milwaukie (10300 S.E. 32nd Ave.). Donors will receive a tax receipt.

FB4K also needs dozens of volunteers to help collect the bikes on May 19 and to clean and refurbish them at the Iron Fireman Collective in southeast Portland in June and July. No bike maintenance experience is necessary.

For more information or to volunteer, visit www.fb4kportland.org.

Find out why 'Your House Matters'

Owners of homes built before 1970 can find a wealth of information and resources for making their abodes more livable for today while maintaining the character of the house and neighborhood at a unique gathering Sunday called "Your House Matters."

The event, which is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. at the Oswego Heritage House (398 10th St. in Lake Oswego), will include a presentation by local building designer and preservationist Rachel Verdick called "Preservation as a Path to a Sustainable Future." Verdick will discuss why older homes are significant not just to their owners, but also to the neighborhood and community.

After the presentation, attendees can visit with vendors who will provide examples, offer demonstrations and answer questions. Among the businesses and organizations expected to be on hand: Delta Construction, Green Window Restoration, Indow Window, Miller Paint, Northwest Weatherization, Verdick Residential Designs, the Lake Oswego Historic Resources Advisory Board, the Lake Oswego Preservation Society, the Lake Oswego Public Library and the Oswego Heritage Council.

Sentencing delayed for Heine, Yates

The joint sentencing hearing for former Bank of Oswego CEO Dan Heine and former CFO Diana Yates has been delayed until June 13. The hearing before Judge Michael Simon is now scheduled for 9 a.m. in U.S. District Court in Portland.

The change is the latest in a series of delays that have occurred since November 2017, when Heine and Yates were found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and 12 counts of falsifying bank entries, reports and transactions.

Heine and Yates have each filed motions seeking new trials and are seeking to be tried separately. Those motions are still under consideration by Simon.

Art contest winners to be announced

The winners of this year's Arbor Day Art Contest will be announced by City officials May 19 at a special ceremony scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on the opening day of the Lake Oswego Farmers Market. Mayor Kent Studebaker will award prizes to the winners.

The winning entries will be selected from 185 submissions, all of which are already on display at the Parks & Recreation Department's Palisades building (1500 Greentree Road). They will remain on display until Parks and Rec. moves out of Palisades on May 29.

The contest, which was open to students in grades K-8, used trees as a theme, with an emphasis on Lake Oswego's status as Tree City of the Year for 2018.

The opening day of the farmers market will also include an Urban and Community Forestry booth, with activities for adults and children that include a prize wheel, arts and crafts and a tree-pruning demonstration.

— The Review

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