Doggie wash, wacky musical, puppet show: Lake Oswego events

September 10, 2013 by  
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Spamalot-clouds2.jpgView full sizeBurl Ross (from left), Jay Pevney and Ben Farmer in Monty Python’s “Spamalot” at Lakewood Theatre Company.
Monty Python’s “Spamalot”: Lakewood Theatre Company
presents the wacky musical lovingly ripped off from the film “Monty
Python and the Holy Grail.” Sure to confuse anyone not familiar with the
piece, the play features the crazy knight of Camelot, killer rabbits
and a bevy of show girls. Shows offered various times Thu-Sun, through Oct. 13. Lakewood Center for the Arts,
368 S. State St., Lake Oswego; $34-$36; www.lakewood-center.org or 503-635-3901

Backyard Nature Photography Workshop: Learn how to create
space for photography and capture the moment on camera with instructor
Jesse Hampton, a photographer, science teacher and nature enthusiast
(www.zetoyoc.zenfolio.com and www.zetoyoadventures.com). Topics include
creating a photo blind, using a remote, flash, ISO settings, macro and
time lapse photography. Suitable for beginning and intermediate
photographers. Registration required. 7 p.m. Mon, Sept. 9. Lake Oswego
Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628

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Penny’s Puppet Productions: Penny Walters presents “The
Three Billy Goats Gruff,” a fresh adaptation of the classic tale stars
Tarrent the mean troll and three hungry billy goat brothers. Walters,
who knew she wanted to be a puppeteer after seeing the Muppets at age 3,
earned her elementary education teaching certificate and completed her
masters of curriculum. She has created more than 50 original story
musicals featuring dozens of puppets, performed in libraries, schools
and community hospitals, and has appeared as an artist in healthcare at
Emanuel Children’s Hospital. Walters recently toured Colombia, South
America, where she performed about 60 shows in 30 days. 11 a.m. Sat,
Sept. 14. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free;
www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628

Third Tuesday Author Series: Lauren Kessler, an
award-winning author with seven works of narrative nonfiction on her
resume, discusses her most recent “Clockwise: My Year of Hypnosis,
Hormones, Dark Chocolate and Other Adventures in the World of
Anti-Aging.” 7 p.m. Tue, Sept. 17. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706
Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628
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Teen Writing Group: Tiah Lindner, a writer, editor,
teacher and practicing poet, helps grades 8-12 develop their skills in
the hands-on workshop. Come prepared to write, share and experience the
art and craft of writing. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mon, Sept. 23. Lake Oswego
Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; 503-697-6580 lochild@ci.oswego.or.us

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doggiewash.jpgView full sizeKarma
the Dog, a yellow labrador retriever, gets a bath from student Chris
Green at Portland Community College’s veterinary technology program’s
kennel, based at the Rock Creek Campus.

Doggie Wash: Hosted by Portland Community College’s
veterinary technology program students. All breeds welcome. Dogs should
be social, like to be bathed and not be aggressive toward humans or
other dogs. Students will help the dogs get acclimated to the water and
then wash and massage the tail, legs, neck and body. After a thorough
rinse, they’ll be toweled off or blow-dried. The service not only
benefits the customer and their dog, but serves as a key training event
for students. Proceeds benefit equipment purchases, assisting in
community service projects for animal nonprofits, and other class
projects. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sat, Sept. 21. LexiDog, 366 Third St., Lake
Oswego; recommended donation of $5 small, $10 medium, $15 large; 971-722-7330

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Artist Scott Potter will show his wares at the Plein Aire Event
and Trunk show, slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat, Sept. 21, at R.
Bloom’s of Lake Oswego, 267 A Ave., Lake Oswego.

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Potter is known
for “reinventing the Art of Decoupage.” His designes have been
represented at prestigious stores in both the U.S. and abroad, including
Asprey, Harrods, and Thomas Goode in London, Harvey Nichols in
Istanbul, Birks Sons in Canada, Iseten Mitsukoshi in Japan, as
well as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Ritz Carlton Hotels.
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For more information, visit www.scottpotterthegildedhome.com

Introduction to Meditation: Learn how meditation can help
reduce stress and improve health. Instructor Surja Tjahaja presents
scientific research that supports the strong affective relationships
between mind and body. Tjahaja has an MBA from University of Southern
California and has taught meditation for five years through the Lake
Oswego, Milwaukie and West Linn park and recreation departments. 6:30-8
p.m. Tue, Sept. 24. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake
Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628

rodriquez.jpgView full sizeDamaso Rodriguez
Lake Oswego Women’s Coalition:
Kick-off luncheon and program features Damaso Rodriguez, new
artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre. Damaso will discuss his
plans for the company’s future, what inspires him about Portland’s
vibrant theater scene, offer insights into the season planning process and talk about why
he chose the eight plays featured in the upcoming 2013-14 season.
Reservations required. 11:45 a.m. Wed, Sept. 25. Oswego Lake Country
Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego; $17 members, $19 guests; 503-636-3634

Fall Pruning Essentials: Topics
include dormant pruning perennials in the winter, proper times to prune
common landscape plants, and how to thin growth on a Japanese maple to
turn it from an ordinary bush into a priceless specimen. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Sat, Sept. 28. Dennis’ Seven Dees Garden Center, 1090 McVey Ave., Lake
Oswego; $5; www.dennis7dees.com or 503-636-4660

Kids Club: Discover How Plants Work:
Learn what a plant has in common with a solar panel, how plants gather
and store energy, and different ways that plants attract pollinators and
reproduce. We will dissect a flower to see some of its inner parts and
learn their functions. 2 p.m. Sun, Sept. 29. Dennis’ Seven Dees Garden
Center, 1090 McVey Ave., Lake Oswego; $5; www.dennis7dees.com or 503-636-4660

Computer classes

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Keyboarding and Internet Searching: Novices can learn the
basics of using computer and Internet. Develop your keyboard and mouse
skills and learn how to use the browser and search engine. Registration
required. Weekly 9-11 a.m. Wed, Sept. 11-25. Lake Oswego Public
Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628

Beginning Windows 7: Learn how to get around using both
the mouse and keyboard, adapt your desktop to fit your style and needs,
work with files and file folders, use desktop tools, and get a peek at
other fun features. Registration required. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wed, Sept.
11; Fri, Sept. 13; and Wed, Sept. 18. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wed, Sept. 11.
Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego; $22-$33
series; www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc or 503-635-3758

Cooking classes

  • French Summer Bistro: Hands-on cooking class with Andre
    Pianucci. 6:30 p.m. Thu, Sept. 12. In Good Taste, 6302 S.W. Meadows
    Road, Lake Oswego; $90; registration required; www.ingoodtastePDX.com or 503-248-2015
  • Oregon Wine Dinner: Demonstration cooking class with
    Jeremy Niehuss. 5:30 p.m. Sat, Sept. 14. In Good Taste, 6302 S.W.
    Meadows Road, Lake Oswego; $120; registration required; www.ingoodtastePDX.com or 503-248-2015

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    Wine Tastings

  • French Wines: Casual wine tasting of
    6-8 wines with cheese and crackers 4:30-8 p.m. Fri, Sept. 13. World
    Class Wines, 269 A. Ave., Lake Oswego; $15 for 6 wines; $5 for bonus
    pour of 2 premium wines; www.worldclasswinesoregon.com or 503 974 9841

Ongoing

lofmcrowd.jpgView full sizeVisitors peruse vendor booths at the Lake Oswego Farmers Market.

Lake Oswego Farmers Market:
Vendors sell produce, nursery
stock, flowers, food, arts and crafts. Also artist demonstrations, a
kids corner, free doggy day care and live music. Weekly 8:30 a.m.-1:30
p.m. Sat, through Oct. 12. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St., Lake
Oswego; free admission;
www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/lake-oswego-farmers-market or Lake Oswego
Parks and Recreation, 503-675-2549

Kickboxing: Get a good
workout led by an instructor in the drop-in program for ages 12-18.
Visit www.loteenscene.org for After School Activities Program membership
and schedule information. Weekly 4-5 p.m. Mon, through May 20. Lake
Oswego West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego; $2 per class, or
free to
After School Activities Program members; or 503-635-3758

Scottish Country Dance Classes:
Lessons for beginners weekly 7:30-8:45 p.m. Mon, beginning Sept. 9; intermediate dancers
8:45-9:30 p.m. Wear soft-soled shoes. Partner not necessary. Waluga
Lodge 181, 417 Second St., Lake Oswego; $5 (first lesson free);
http://portlandscottishdancers.org or Don Gertz, 503-692-5963 or
dlgertz@frontier.com

guitars.JPGView full sizeLearn how to play your new guitar or pick up new skills in the After School program in Lake Oswego.
Guitar Club:
Learn how to play your guitar and pick up new skills in the casual,
jam-session-based club for ages 12-18. See website for the After School
Activities Program membership and schedule. Weekly 4-5 p.m. Tue. West
End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego; $1 per session, or free to
After School Activities Program members; www.loteenscene.org or
503-635-3758

Toddler Story Time:
Ages 19 months-3 years.
Weekly 11:45 a.m. Wed. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake
Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628

Mixed-media Art Class:

Learn several mediums, techniques and projects from an experienced
instructor in the drop-in class for ages 12-18. Weekly 4-5 p.m. Thu.
West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego; $2 per class, free to
After School Activities Program members; for details, visit
www.loteenscene.org or 503-635-3758

The 24/7 Library: Searching
Online Resources: Library-card holders can learn how to access
resources online anytime of the day or night. Registration required for
each class. Weekly 10 a.m. first and second Thu. Lake Oswego Public
Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library
or 503-636-7628

Musical Lap Time:
Anne Clark, an early
childhood music specialist, leads a combination of gentle rhymes,
bounces and movements designed to create bonding between caregivers and
babies (through 18 months old). Weekly 10:30 a.m. Thu. Lake Oswego
Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free;
www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628

Nia: Increase
your strength, flexibility and agility in the class that fuses dance,
martial arts and yoga. Weekly 5:45-7 p.m. Thu. Pilates Bodies Studio,
16130 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego; $10 drop-in per class, $32
for four-class punch card; Danielle Mery-Stern by email to
merystern@comcast.net

First Friday Pizza and Match Play:

Youth, ages 12-18, who are on the verge of playing tennis or are
currently playing are invited for pizza and a supervised competitive
match play. Junior racquets provided. Registration suggested. Monthly
6-8 p.m. first Friday. Lake Oswego Indoor Tennis Center, 2900 Diane
Drive, Lake Oswego; $15 per session; www.lakeoswegoparks.org or Lake
Oswego Parks and Recreation, 503-675-2549

Civic

Lake Oswego Rotary Club: 
Visitors are invited to the meetings, held from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Mondays (except on holidays) in the Lakewood Center for the Arts
community room, 368 S. State
St., Lake Oswego. Cost is $12 for buffet lunch, or a couple of dollars
for coffee only.

Rotary is an organization
of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide
humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations,
and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Details: www.lakeoswegorotary.org/‎

Speakers include:

*Sept. 16: Balz Frei, director and endowed chair of the Linus Pauling Institute at
Oregon State University, and Michele Erickson,the institute’s director
of planning, present “RX for Healthy Aging.”

byesilada.jpgView full sizeBirol Yesilada
*Sept. 23: Birol Yesilada, professor of political science and international studies
at Portland State University, addresses conflict resolution. Yesilada
holds an endowed chair in contemporary Turkish studies and is director
of the Center for Turkish Studies. He teaches courses on the European
union, international political economy, decision-making, and Turkish
politics.

*Sept. 30: Bill Korach, superintendent of schools in Lake Oswego, will talk about the state of the schools in Lake Oswego.

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