Things We Love in April in Lake Oswego

TRILLIUM FESTIVAL and NATIVE PLANT SALE. Enjoy this free family event offering a suite of educational stations around the Nature Center and trails at Tryon Creek. The Native Plant sale features native plant species like camas lily, red flowering currant and our local Western White Trillium. Get your backyard questions answered from local plant experts and learn more about the regional Backyard Habitat Certification Program. Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland.

STORYWALK OPENING DAY. Take a walk through the Children’s Garden with librarian Hilary to read the newest StoryWalk® installation. All Around Us by Xelena González and illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia draws the reader in with intricately complex drawings and a movingly simple story about the circle of life. The story will be available during Luscher Farm’s open hours for the entire month. Saturday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Rd., West Linn. 503.697.6580

LAKE OSWEGO READS. The Lake Oswego Reads program has filled the April calendar with all kinds of free activities from book discussions to film screenings to craft workshops for kids. Check out my previous blog as well as the complete schedule online.

TREE PLANTING PARTY. Kick off Lake Oswego Arbor Month with a tree planting party at Iron Mountain City Park, 2401 Iron Mountain Boulevard. Parks and Recreation staff will be on hand to talk about tree selection, planting, maintenance and proper planting techniques while helping to install new trees in the park. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required with capacity limited to 25 Lake Oswego residents. Call 503.635.0290 to register. Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

SUSTAINABILITY RESOURCE FAIR. In celebration of Earth Day, the City of Lake Oswego Sustainability Advisory Board, Lake Oswego School District, Lake Oswego Sustainability Network, and Oswego Lake Watershed Council are holding the second annual Lake Oswego Sustainability Resource Fair. Learn what diverse organizations across our community are doing to advance sustainability, find opportunities to volunteer and participate in educational programs, connect with neighbors, and learn simple ways you can help protect the environment, save money, and live well. Saturday, April 15, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Lakeridge Middle School, 4700 Jean Road.

BUNCO BEACH NIGHT. Calling all Bunco players from beginners to pro to join in a night full of fun and prizes, all with a tropical Hawaiian theme at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. Feel free to dress in your Luau best! Light refreshments will be provided and one drink ticket is included in the price. Reservations are $20/Resident; $25/Non-Resident for ages 21 and up.  April 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Register online or call 503.635.3758. 505 G Avenue.

DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT. Dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medicines properly at the city’s drive-through drug take-back event. Look for more information as to what’s required online. Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue.

Keeping you informed about Lake Oswego is what I like to do, and that includes providing on-the-ground updates about the Lake Oswego real estate market. If you have questions about what your home is worth, whether this is a good time to buy or sell, or how to move to Lake Oswego, give me a call at 503.939.9801 or email me at I’m here to help and have been for over 30 years. Let me put that experience to work for you.

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 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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