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Are plastic bags in Lake Oswego's future? Share your thoughts at a public forum on Thursday.

PLASTIC BAG FORUM (SEPT. 6): Are plastic bags in Lake Oswego's future? Join representatives from the Northwest Grocery Association, Surfrider Foundation, Republic Services and Pioneer Recycling from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, for a panel discussion and public forum on options for a plastic carryout bag ordinance in Lake Oswego. City staff, who have been directed by the City Council to investigate options for a plastic bag ordinance, will join the panelists to answer questions from the public. The forum will be held in the council chambers at City Hall (380 A Ave.).

BARKS & BREWS (SEPT. 6): Celebrate the opening of the city's new off-leash dog park in West Waluga Park (15775 Waluga Drive) from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6. Four-legged visitors can romp around the park and participate in a costume contest; there will be refreshments for all ages, including local craft beer for anyone age 21 or over (bring a valid driver's license or ID). For more information, call 503-675-2549.

FARMERS MARKET (SEPT. 8): The Lake Oswego Farmers Market returns to Millennium Plaza Park (200 First St.) on Saturday, with more than 80 vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, cheeses, baked goods, hot foods, artisan products and nursery items. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

PLANNING COMMISSION (SEPT. 10): The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Monday has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 24.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES BOOK GROUP (SEPT. 10): Readers are invited to gather at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.) from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday to talk about "Fascism: A Warning" by Madeleine K. Albright, this month's selection for the Contemporary Issues Book Club. The group meets once a month (except in July and August) to discuss titles related to contemporary issues that "help us understand and respond to today's new world." The meeting is free; no sign-up required. For more information, call Jane Carr at 503-703-7729.

METRO INTERTWINE TRAIL COUNT (SEPT. 11): Help the Lake Oswego Parks & Rec Department count the people using the trails and paths in George Rogers Park, Iron Mountain Park and Luscher Farm from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. This annual trail count helps gauge the popularity of trails and pathways that service multiple municipalities and helps Metro plan for future trails. For more information, contact Babs Hamachek at 503-534-5697 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FAN/FOREST HILLS (SEPT. 11): The FAN/Forest Hills Neighborhood Association will hold its annual meeting from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.). The meeting will include the election of board members and officers, as well as a panel discussion featuring ACC Manager Ann Adrian, Library Director Bill Baars, Forest Hills Elementary Principal Patrick Shuckerow, LOPD Lt. Clayton Simon, Lake Oswego Code Enforcement Officer Bill Youngblood and others. For more information, contact Carole Ockert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PINTS FROM THE PAST (SEPT. 11): Patrick Harris, who has worked as executive director and curator of the Aurora Colony Historical Society for more than 25 years and as executive director of the Clackamas County Historical Society for nearly 10 years, will talk about the founders of the colony and their descendents from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lake Theater & Cafe (106 N. State St.). The program is presented by the Lake Oswego Public Library in cooperation with the Clackamas County Historical Society and the Lake Theater & Cafe. Admission is free and no ticket is required. For more information, contact Carissa Barrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-534-4237.

TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD (SEPT. 12): TAB will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Details: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_tab/transportation-advisory-board-5.

HISTORIC RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD (SEPT. 12): HRAB will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Details: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_hrab/historic-resources-advisory-board-60.

LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD (SEPT. 12): The Library Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.). Details: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_lab/library-advisroy-board.

10TH-ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST: Amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter their best images in the 10-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. 7; contest winners will be announced in November. For a list of categories and contest details, visit http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/photo-contest or call Bonnie Hirshberger at 503-675-3992.

— The Review

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