TEEN SUMMER LIBRARY CHALLENGE KICK-OFF PARTY. The Library is hosting an after-hours party for teens to kick off the summer reading challenge complete with pizza and karaoke, escape rooms, and scavenger hunts for small prizes. Everyone is a winner by signing up for the Summer Library Challenge—all teens get a new FREE book to get them started!. Friday, June 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm. Lake Oswego Library, 706 Fourth Street.
BLOOD DRIVE. Pay it forward by donating blood at the city’s blood drive and help fill the need—every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. No need to wait in line. Just schedule your appointment with the Red Cross at www.redcrossblood.org. Friday, June 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Avenue.
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A PRESENTATION FROM MADISON BARRIENTOS-CHINN. Looking to advance or career or explore new interests? Look no further than the Portland Community College. Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator Madison Barrientos-Chinn will explain the application process, speak on different academic programs, degree and certificates as well as how to pay for them. Saturday, June 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street.
ART DECKED OUT – 2023 FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS KICK-OFF. Come and meet some of the featured artists in this year’s “Pop Goes the Festival” Festival of the Arts: Phyllis Yes, Mark Randall, Raphael Schnepf and Leslie Peterson-Sapp. Each artist will be speaking for seven minutes about their inspiration and technique. The Danny Schauffler Trio plus Anne will be opening the event and playing afterward. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic and light snacks will be available for purchase and attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy at the bistro tables or on the lawn. Free admission but RSVP at this link. Monday, June 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the deck at the Lakewood Center for the Arts. 368 S. State Street.
LIVING WELL DANCE FEATURING THE MILLENNIUM DANCE BAND. Enjoy the sounds of the “Big Bands” of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s with the Millennium Dance Band. All ages are invited, age 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $7/person at the door. Friday, June 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road.
WHO ARE YOU? PART OF THE ADULT SUMMER LIBRARY CHALLENGE. Channel your inner artist in this FREE self-portrait workshop. Colored pencils, other media and paper will be provided as well as basic head drawing methods. No registration necessary. Saturday, June 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lake Oswego Public Library, second floor. 706 Fourth Street.
EXPERIENCED CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH GROUP. Keep yourself fluent by practicing your language skills with this conversational Spanish group. Monday, June 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street. Contact Diana Boom for more information: 503.312.1206.
PAMELA SLAUGHTER – THE CONVERSATION PROJECT. With all the challenges facing our world today, the more voices we invite to the table the better. However, children and elders are often left out thinking that “They’re too young,” or “They’re just going to talk about how things used to be.” Pamela Slaughter has worked with both youth and the elderly and appreciates the contributions they have to make. She’d like to know your thoughts and have you join in the conversation. Registration is required by contacting Alicia Yokoyama at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.534.4228. Tuesday, June 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street.
OPENING DAY LAKE GROVE SWIM PARK. The fun begins! This place is magical—my kids spent most of their young summer afternoons hanging out here and after one visit you’ll understand why. There are lifeguards on duty, recreational equipment for rent, a snack shack, swim lessons, picnic tables, and a beautiful view of the lake. Open to residents who live in the original Lake Grove Swim Park boundary. Check online and one of my previous blogs for more information. Open June 17 through August 27, Noon to 8:00 p.m. daily. 3800 Lakeview Blvd.
OUR LOCAL LANDSCAPE: A GEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE. Geology instructor and local resident Mike Goodrich will share his latest research on how plate tectonics, earthquakes, floods and volcanoes have shaped our local landscape. No registration necessary. Saturday, June 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street.
LOBSTER FEED AND CHARITY AUCTION. This year’s event, brought to you by the Lake Oswego Rotary Foundation and Lakewood Center for the Arts, once again kicks off a star-studded summer lineup of activities in Lake Oswego. Held under the Big Top Tent, which will host the following weekend’s Festival of the Arts, in the Lakewood Center’s parking lot, the lobster feed (featuring flown-in-from-Maine lobsters) and charity auction attract more than 600 people each year to raise funds to benefit local, regional and international charities including: The Lakewood Center for the Arts, Hunger Fighters of Oregon Food Pantry, Family Promise of Tualatin Valley and Easterseals of Oregon Summer Camp for Kids with disabilities. Tickets are available online: $200 for regular seating; $225 for Patrons and $250 for Premier. Steak or vegetarian lasagna are available for non-seafood loving friends. Saturday, June 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 368 S. State Street.
JUNETEENTH. Join the City, Respond to Racism and LO for Love to commemorate the end of slavery with a community celebration honoring the historic day. The event features musical performances, youth poetry, keynote address, vendors and more. Monday, June 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 4”00 p.m. in Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First Street.
POLLINATION CELEBRATION. Celebrate national pollinator week at Luscher Farm with educational sessions on pollinators, bird walks, bee identification and talks, crafts and activities for kids, sweet treats from Kona Ice, live music and more. The celebration concludes with a special pollinator parade for kids. Thursday, June 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Rd.
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS PATRON PREVIEW PARTY. Get a sneak peek at the party the Lakewood Center has planned for this celebration in honor of 60 years of bringing arts education, culture and community together. This is your chance to see and purchase the art, meet special guests and finds all kinds of surprises. Wine from Willamette Valley Vineyards and food from Nicoletta’s Table. Friday, June 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $60/guest. Purchase tickets here.
LAKE OSWEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. This year’s theme, Pop Goes the Festival, promises to be filled with more programming and opportunities to get up close and personal with art than ever, including a community collage project in the style of vintage ‘60s pop art. Check out the complete schedule online. Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park. 368 S. State Street and 611 S. State Street.
POPERAPDX INTERACTIVE MUSIC. Take your kids on a musical adventure with Elaina Stuppler who has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Halal and soon-to-com Sydney Opera House. Children will hear songs from Bob Marley to Mozart. Saturday, June 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street.
CAMP LOPL – GIANT BUBBLE SHOW. Kids can experiment with different sizes and shapes of bubble wands, use bubbles and paint for creative designs and enjoy the magic of a giant bubble show. Wednesday, June 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Rossman Park, 555 Fourth Street.
Summer programming is in full swing in Lake Oswego. So is the summer homebuying season. Give me a call at 503.939.9801 and/or email me at email@example.com if you’re thinking of moving in, around or out of Lake Oswego. I’d love to put my 30+ years as a Lake Oswego Realtor and resident to work for you!