5 Things We Love About Lake Oswego in October

ART SALE BENEFIT. Local artists have donated a variety of pieces including paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewelry and garden art to benefit the Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine, a free health clinic serving uninsured and low-income residents of Clackamas County. The sale will take place on Saturday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th Street. Visitors can purchase artwork while enjoying Brenda Liu on the viola. This event coincides with the last day of the Lake Oswego Farmers Market so you can make a day of it and maybe take a piece of artwork home along with all your fruits and veggies! It’s all for a good cause with 100% of the proceeds going to support the work of these volunteers to provide free and inclusive medical care to Clackamas County residents who are underinsured or uninsured.

THE WALDO PROJECT. The Lake Oswego Library never ceases to amaze me with its creative programming. And I have a particular fondness for this one, The Waldo Project, as my kids were big “Where’s Waldo” fans once upon a time. The library has hidden a 5-inch tall Waldo in the Lake Oswego Children’s library for years much to young readers’ delight. Now, they have partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Lake Oswego and Hunger Fighters Oregon to add a helpful bonus to each child’s discovery.  Now when a child finds Waldo in his hiding spot, they can retrieve a wooden token from a vintage gumball machine, and drop it in a jar, adding to the number of books (purchased by funds donated by the Kiwanis Club and matched with grant funding from the State Library) that will be distributed to clients of Hunger Fighters Oregon. Research shows that children who grow up surrounded by books have greater success when entering Kindergarten so this is a win/win for children on both sides of the Waldo search. The Waldo Project will be offered every other Wednesday for 10 weeks starting October 6.

FALL FOLIAGE CANOEING ON ESTACADA LAKE. Fall in Oregon is pretty spectacular and this sounds like a wonderful way to take it all in. The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department is offering this outing through Adventures Without Limits. Sounds like a great way for a family to spend the day – the colors should be beautiful and the waters gentle enough for you to be able to enjoy them. Life jackets and canoeing equipment will be provided. They suggest packing a lunch. Check registration for more details. Cost: $76/Residents; $95/Non-Residents. Saturday, October 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meet at McIver State Park, S Springwater Rd, Estacada, only about a 40-minute drive from Lake Oswego. For more ideas of where to catch fall colors in and around Lake Oswego, check out one of my previous blog posts.

LAKE GROVE HARVEST MARKET. Get your Farmers’ Market fix on the other side of town on Sunday, October 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Hallmark Drive next to Mercato Grove. Besides checking out the foodie culture and fresh produce, you can also check out all the new restaurants and goodies at Mercato Grove.

MONSTER MASH DRIVE-THRU SPOOKTACULAR. Treat your kids to an afternoon of fun on Sunday, October 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A scavenger hunt will guide you through town to over 8 trick-or-treat locations where your little ones, ages 0-12, can collect sweets, toys and trinkets.

For more October things to love in Lake Oswego, check out last year’s blog.

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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at kevin.costello@cascadehassonsir.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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