Catholics invited to awaken

faith program

The Returning Catholics Ministry at Our Lady of the Lake Church invites inactive and semi-active Catholics to come together to discuss their faith in a series of classes offered through the Awakening Faith program.

The sessions began April 3 and continue through May 8. Four additional sessions are available following the May 8 session. Topics covered include “Spirituality: What’s the Buzz?” “Who is Jesus?” “Do We Need a Spirit?” “Can I Accept God’s Mercy?” and “The Church and Me.”

Sessions will be held at Our Lady of the Lake parish center, 650 A Ave. in Lake Oswego. For more information, call Margaret Jamieson at 503-635-2915 or Irene Boone at 503-636-3125.

Rolling Hills to hold Women

of Worth luncheon April 18

Rolling Hills Community Church will hold its Women of Worth luncheon on April 18 from noon to 2 p.m. Guest speaker Sue Newton will speak on The Faithfulness of God. All women age 50 and over are invited to attend. Tickets are $12 if purchased before April 14 and $15 after that date. To make a reservation call Paulette Jones at the church at 503-638-5900 or email Mary Boehr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sign up to have reverse 911 notifications sent to cell phones

As a free service provided by Clackamas County, all land line phone numbers, both listed and unlisted, will receive emergency notifications and instructions generated by its Emergency Operations Department. Those wishing to have emergency messages sent to cell phones, VOIP or email, must sign up at

Expect the unexpected

at Red Cross fundraiser

Oregon Red Cross will hold “Survival in Style,” a fundraising event to be held April 18 at Pure Space in Portland. The event features food, live music and a chance to bid on celebrity-inspired survival kits. To learn more about the event and purchase tickets visit or call Rene Contakas at 503-528-5662.

Join the benefit scramble tourney for MIGA

A benefit scramble golf tournament will be held April 28 for the Mobility Impaired Golf Association at the Lake Oswego Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Rd. in Lake Oswego. The event calls for a four-person scramble, using three clubs only. It will begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.

Cost is $75 per person or $300 for a foursome. The fee includes green fee, prizes for first, second and third place net team scores and buffet dinner.

For more details visit or call 503-636-8228.

Learn the secrets from

the Tomato Masters

Oregon State University Extension Master Gardeners of Clackamas County will reveal their secrets for boosting your tomato harvest at a free lecture April 13 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie. Topics to be covered include choosing the right type of tomato, comparing grafted and own-root plants, transplanting, general gardening techiques, disease and pest management, support structures and how to save seeds.

A free handout on growing tomatoes is also available online at

Learn about Lettuce Grow Foundation on May 13

The Clackamas County Master Gardener chapter will present Sowing Seeds, a free program presented by Sarah Patterson on May 13 beginning at 7 p.m. at Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr. in Milwaukie. Patterson will speak about the Lettuce Grow Foundation, a non-profit established to develop and transform vegetable gardens inside Oregon correctional facilities. Using the OSU Extension Master Gardening program and the Oregon Food Bank’s Seed to Supper classes, more than 50 inmates graduated in 2012. In 2011 the prison gardens produced more than 150,000 pounds of food for their kitchens and an additional 60,000 pounds went to local food banks.

Patterson is an Oregon Master Gardener and the director of Lettuce Grow Foundation.

Attend Preservation Week program

As part of Preservation Week, a free webinar presentation will be made at the Lake Oswego Public library on April 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Northeast Document Conservation Center. This two-hour webinar will introduce viewers to the basics of caring for your genealogical and family collections. Discussion will focus on the practical steps for the preservation of papers, photos, books, textiles and other objects so future generations can appreciate your family’s experiences, heritage and history.

Attendance to the webinar is limited to 20 people, so those wishing to attend should call to reserve a seat by 503-675-2540.

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