Wine Tasting. For $15, you can treat someone to a Friday night wine tasting at World Class Wines. The price includes six wines with an optional $5 bonus pour as well as cheese and crackers. A different vintner is featured each week and you can learn a lot (as well as enjoy yourself) between 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. 149 A Avenue. 503.974.9841.
A class. Whether it’s a computer class at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, a crafting class at Nic & Figs Makery, or a Paleo Cooking Class through the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department, you can give the gift of knowledge to friends and family. Give them a reason to try something new by gifting them the registration fee.
Concerts. Make it a night on the town for someone special. Purchase tickets to upcoming concerts at the Lake Theater and Café and grab dinner beforehand. Performances include Blues Dance! With Mitch Kashmar, Alan Hager and Dean Mueller on December 28 for $10; Taylor John William (The Voice Season 7’s fifth place finisher) on January 4 for $20; and Laurie Jones CD Release Concert (following her successful Kickstarter campaign) on January 11 for $15. 106 N. State Street. 503.482.2135.
Theatre. Give someone an excuse to get out and experience live theatre right here in town at the Lakewood Center on two different stages. Tickets are available for Golden Boy on the main stage running from January 8 through February 14 ($32 for adults) as well as two Side Door stage performances in concert version sans sets, or props of Jamaica (February 19-20) and Sail Away (April 15-16). General admission is $20. 368 S. State Street. 503.635.3901.
Tour. The Classic Houses and History Boat Tour on Oswego Lake is the signature fundraising event for the Lake Oswego Preservation Society. Typically held the Saturday after Labor Day, space is limited so you need to put your name on the list now by emailing the society. Tickets are $75/person with $25 of each ticket a tax deductible charitable contribution. See if you can get your special someone a spot on the list and make him or her your guest! 503.481.2479.
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