What We’re Loving About Lake Oswego in January

ARTS COUNCIL OF LAKE OSWEGO ART MART. This popular exhibition of donated artwork available for purchase opens January 6 and continues through February 4. In the past, the collection has included paints, sculptures, prints, ceramics, quilts, photos, mixed media and drawings. Marylhurst Commons Bookstore Building (Clark Commons) – 3162 Furman Drive, Marylhurst. Call the Arts Council for hours: 503.675.3738.

VISION BOARD WORKSHOP. Make this new year intentional with this workshop that provides all the guidance and materials for creating your own vision board. Experience aromatherapy and end the session with a guided relaxation meditation. First session was on Saturday, January 7; next one is Tuesday, January 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Christ Church Parish. Fees are $50/Resident; $62/Non-Resident. Register online. 1060 Chandler Road.

THE GHOST OF DAVID BELASCO. The Lakewood Center for the Arts presents The Ghost of David Belasco, a clever and quick-witted farce by C.S. Whitcomb in which a group of interesting characters hire a medium to contact the long-dead theatre impresario David Belasco in a haunted theatre. What could be wrong?! The play begins January 6 and continues through February 12, 2023, playing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., one Wednesday performance (Jan. 25) at 7:30 p.m., one Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m. (Feb. 4), and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. (Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5, 12). On Wednesday, January 25, the theatre continues its program called WOW: 25-35. For audience-goers 35 and under, tickets are priced at $25 each. Use the code WOW25 when ordering tickets online to get this special discount. At this performance, there will be a complimentary wine tasting one hour before curtain courtesy of Willamette Vineyards. OLCC rules apply! Bring your ID for the tasting! Tickets are available online at $39/Adults; $36/Seniors 65+; $25/Students 25 and under.

FLORAL DESIGN AND WINE. Zupan’s is offering one of its popular floral design and wine workshops to create an all-white arrangement to start off your new year. January 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The class is virtual so you will need to pick up floral materials, cheese and charcuterie and wine on Sunday, January 15 prior to class. Fee is $125 and includes all supplies and treats. 16380 Boones Ferry Road.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION. Commemorate Dr. King’s legacy with a special celebration featuring D.J. Avelanche as M.C., a keynote address by Dr. Shirley Jackson, a greeting by Mayor Joe Buck, musical performances by Alonzo Chadwick, Sr., and artwork created by community members. A call rally through Lake Oswego will conclude the event. For additional information, please contact Adult Services Manager Allison Arnold at 503-534-5665 / aarnold@ci.oswego.or.us(link sends e-mail). Sunday, January 15 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Lake Oswego High School auditorium. 2501 Country Club Road.

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE. School may be out but the Lake Oswego library has you covered. Stop in for a family matinee complete with popcorn and plenty of room to spread out and get cozy. The movie features the last dragon in the land of Kumandra so you can guess what you’ll be watching. Friday, January 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 706 Fourth Street. For more information, contact the Children’s desk at 503-697-6580 or visit www.lakeoswegolibrary.org/youth(link is external).

LAKE OSWEGO INDOOR TENNIS CENTER GRAND REOPENING. Celebrate the newly renovated community tennis hub complete with a new upstairs viewing area, multi-purpose room to host meetings and gatherings and lobby area. The event will feature ribbon cutting and dedication, refreshments and self-guided tours, an opportunity to meet the pros and register for activities. Saturday, January 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 2900 SW Diane Drive.

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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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