What We Love About Lake Oswego in March

Lake Oswego Reads Author Diane Wilson Ticket Giveaway. This year’s Lake Oswego Reads book selection is The Seed Keeper, by Diane Wilson who will be speaking on Tuesday, April 25 at the Lakeridge High School Auditorium as part of the month’s festivities. Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be picked up free (thanks to the Friends of the Library) on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Lake Oswego Library. A LINCC library card is required and there is a limit of two tickets per person. For more information, email Nancy Niland at nniland@lakeoswego.city. 706 Fourth Street.

Lake Oswego Public Library Visioning Community Forum. The Lake Oswego Public Library is a popular place, with one of the highest per capita usage rates in the nation. In keeping with their mission to serve our community, the library has been holding visioning forums to determine the path ahead and how they can continue addressing community challenges and meeting emerging needs. This is the third in the series and will be held on Saturday, March 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Lake Grove Elementary School, 15777 Boones Ferry Road. Come share your ideas.

Daylight Savings Time Begins. While this isn’t exclusive to Lake Oswego, it does herald our direction towards those long summer nights we are all big fans of. On March 11, sunset is at 6:11 p.m. but on March 12, the sun sets at 7:12 p.m.

Pints from the Past: Wild Attractions of the 1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition. The Lake Oswego Public Library is partnering with the Lake Theater & Café to offer this presentation by Dr. Tanya March, owner of Slabtown Tours, a Portland-based walking tour company aimed at helping to create a meaningful sense of place on Tuesday, March 14. Admission is free and no ticket is required (although food and drink purchase is encouraged to offset the cost to the Lake Theater). Doors open at 6:30 with the presentation starting at 7:00 p.m. 106 North State Street. For more information contact Carissa Barrett at cmbarrett@lakeoswego.city or 503.534.4237.

Cherry Blossoms, Daffodils and Tulips. The color of spring starts popping up everywhere thanks to the abundance of trees lining our streets and flowers planted by the city’s maintenance department in public spaces, not to mention by green-thumb neighbors who remember to plant and dig up bulbs all at the right times (unfortunately I can’t say I’m one of them).

Fire and Ice Family Dance. This annual themed gala is open to all children (ages 3-12) and their guardians and includes dinner, a live DJ, dancing and a professional photographer. Tickets are $32/residents; $48/non-residents. Saturday, March 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road. Purchase tickets online.

Family Movie Matinee. Home for Spring Break? Put this family event on your calendar for Friday, March 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Library. Popcorn will be provided and although licensing rules prevent the library from saying which movie you’ll be watching, it is based on a classic crocodile picture book. 706 Fourth Street.

Craft Night: Upcycled Origami Paper Boxes. Learn how to turn old maps or leftover wrapping paper into boxes with matching lids after watching a short video from Creativebug and following printed instructions provided by the Lake Oswego Library. The program is free and includes all materials; however, space is limited to 10 people (ages 13+) so be sure to register by emailing April Younglove at ayounglove@ci.oswego.or.us or calling 503.534.5667. Tuesday, March 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 706 Fourth Street.

We also love that March is the kickoff to the spring home buying and selling season. If you’re considering moving, please give me a call at 503.939.9801, email me at kevin.costello@cascadehassonsir.com and/or check out my website. I’d love to sit down and discuss the current market and how your plans might fit into that.

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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