Marylhurst Speaker Series sparks dialogue on social justice

Marylhurst Speaker Series sparks dialogue on social justice

Maryhurst University's Speaker Series will focus on social justice issues

PCC Sylvania hosts 18th-annual 'Wacipi' Traditional Powwow

PCC Sylvania hosts 18th-annual 'Wacipi' Traditional Powwow

PCC will hold its annual Wacipi Traditional Powwow from noon to 9 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Sylvan campus.

The Armory to open  'Astoria: Part One' Jan. 20

The Armory to open 'Astoria: Part One' Jan. 20

Portland Center Stage will present the world premiere of 'Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas...

Elizabeth Woody  to read poetry  at Marylhurst

Elizabeth Woody to read poetry at Marylhurst

Elizabeth Woody, Oregon's eighth poet laureate, will read her poetry Jan. 20 at Marylhurst...

Something for everyone at Holiday Gallery

Something for everyone at Holiday Gallery

Give everyone on your list a piece of art this year. The holiday gallery includes clothing and...

Santa  Sing-Along  set for  Nov. 26

Santa Sing-Along set for Nov. 26

Broadway Rose Theatre Company will present a Santa Sing-Along event you won't want to miss

Clay Circle artists to hold art show, sale

Clay Circle artists to hold art show, sale

West Linn artist Sara Swink and other artists from her Clay Circle Studio will hold a sale of...

Burn some calories before you feast

Burn some calories before you feast

Take part in West Linn's Turkey Trot, Trainer's Club's Calorie Crusher

Affiniti to present annual White Christmas gala

Affiniti to present annual White Christmas gala

Mary's Woods at Marylhurst will present Affiniti, Ireland's foremost Celtic classical trio, in...

'Carved by Nature' to open

'Carved by Nature' to open

David Haslett's stone sculptures and Larry N. Olson's photography on exhibit Nov. 4-19 The Arts...

'All the Marys' honors women, past and present

'All the Marys' honors women, past and present

Dance, music performances based on Ana De Orbegoso's paintings of Mary Portland dancer Luciana...

Oregon Guitar Quartet  to present concert

Oregon Guitar Quartet to present concert

Portland Classic Guitar Concert Series continues Oct. 28 at Wiegand Hall on Marylhurst campus As...

Frightful fun planned for Halloween

Frightful fun planned for Halloween

Halloween is a time to dress in costumes, host a party, carve a jack-o'-lantern and of course,...

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Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - Auto Repair INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerIs it time to have your vehicle emissions tested by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)?

The Vehicle Inspection Program of Oregon DEQ maintains a list of recognized automotive repair shops in the greater Portland metro area -- including Vic’s Auto Center -- at www.deq.state.or.us/

To make the list, a shop must demonstrate having the required diagnostic equipment and must employ at least one currently certified A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) technician performing emission diagnoses, related adjustments and repairs.

DEQ vehicle emission tests lets motorists know when the pollution control devices on their vehicle malfunction. Any vehicle that has malfunctioning emission controls or is poorly maintained may emit up to three to four times more pollution than standards allow for new cars. You must pass a re-test before you can receive your DEQ Certificate of Compliance and renew your DMV vehicle registration.

Your Emissions Test Report provides data that can be useful to the person making the repairs on your vehicle.

There are dozens of reasons why your vehicle may fail the test, such as too much Carbon Monoxide, which could mean there’s a dirty air cleaner or air filter; contaminated oil; a stuck choke or malfunctioning fuel injectors.

Excessive Hydrocarbons may mean there’s a misfiring engine; faulty spark plugs, rotor, ignition coil or distributor caps; or a malfunctioning vacuum device.

Vic’s Auto Center knows them all. Vic’s technicians will find the problem, repair it and get you on your way.

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/

Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate INSIDERS -


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike Hall Looking at homes online and finding either poor-quality photos or sparse details, I cringe, knowing that the agent (and maybe the seller) doesn’t understand or care what kind of impression is being made.

In the internet age, with a tidal wave of information and shorter attention spans, making a first impression has never been more important.  With big dollars at stake, your Realtor should go all out for appeal in pictures and words, partnering with you to capture the best of your home.

A few things to consider:

Beyond basic attributes (such as four-bedroom, 3,000 square feet), set a scene for the buyer to experience what it’s like to be in your house. What will he or she see and feel when entering the home? Is there a view from the living room and if so, of what? Will they feel radiant-heat floors in the master bath?

Your photos may be lovely, but the visuals won’t tell the whole story. In the kitchen, is that a convection oven? Are those counters granite or composite? How big is the pantry? If there’s a nearby laundry room, say so.

What are the reasons you bought the home? They should be captured in pictures, words, or both.

Marketing your home with words and pictures isn’t rocket science, but there’s a huge difference between slapping a listing together, and going all out for first impressions.  Taking the time to do it right is essential. 

Mike Hall

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego 97035

503-341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/

Brought to you by Charles Braden, DMD, Lake Grove Dental - Family Dentistry INSIDER -


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles Braden, DMDRemoving tooth decay is the first step towards preventing further tooth loss. The conditions that led to that tooth decay in the first place must be investigated and a strategy put in place to change those conditions.

Last month we talked about bacteria in the mouth, our ability to identify its presence and the role it plays in causing tooth decay. Fortunately, that problem can be diminished quickly with slight changes in one’s routine. There are other forces, however, that also lead to decay.

Our teeth are bathed in a remarkable fluid -- saliva. A lack of it creates an environment that tooth decay thrives in. Many things can lead to “dry mouth”. Commonly used medications can cause a lack of saliva, as can dehydration, smoking, receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatments and certain diseases.

The pH of saliva is another important aspect of preventing cavities. Healthy saliva is naturally neutral. Every time you eat or drink, the pH in your mouth changes. While the pH is in that non-neutral state, the acids in your mouth build up so that damage and decay occur.

Reducing consumption of highly acidic foods, reducing between-meal snacks, and using products that quickly return your mouth to a neutral state are all possible solutions. Those who suffer from acid reflux can take similar steps to minimize their risk.

Call for a free consultation to evaluate why you and your family keep getting cavities!

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, Dr NGYN - Women's Health INSIDER -


DR NGYN  - Dr. Nancy SalisburyWomen who have trouble remembering contraception or have very heavy menses may want to consider a long-acting birth control device.

Such devices can be used by all ages, are safe, and are a covered benefit under affordable care. Placement is an office procedure with no down time.

IntraUterine Devices (IUDs) are small, T-shaped devices made of flexible plastic. Inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy, IUDs may contain copper, no hormones, or a hormone such as progestin or levonorgestril.

Paragard is completely hormone-free, has copper as an active ingredient and prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years.

Kyleena, new to the market as of October, is a five-year hormonal IUD.

There are two other hormonal IUDs: Skyla and Mirena, each of which have a less-than-98 percent conception rate.

Skyla is a three-year IUD that is smaller in size, has a lower hormone dose and is great for women who have not had children.

Mirena is a five-year IUD with a slightly higher hormone dose (which remains in the uterus) and usually results in light periods or none at all.

A hormonal implant is another option. Nexplanon is safe, convenient and effective. It is a matchstick-sized rod inserted into the arm by a healthcare provider.

At Dr NGYN, we offer all of these devices. We check with your insurance provider for benefits; they are often placed at no cost to you.

Please call for information or a consultation.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

>www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Mary Wong, Trios Studio - Jewelry INSIDER -


TRIOS STUDIO - Mary WongPurchasing diamond jewelry can present an ethical dilemma for consumers who are deeply concerned about such issues as human rights for miners and mining’s negative effects on the environment.

Here at Trios Studio, shoppers needn’t sacrifice their ethics to purchase a stunning diamond sparkler. We have found a supplier of ethically produced diamonds and we’re proud to offer Canadian diamonds for use in our jewelry.

Diamonds are typically mined by very large corporations overseas. The U.S. Congress mandated that diamonds sold in the U.S. must be conflict-free and not fund terrorist activities, but it did not place regulations on human rights for miners or environmental concerns.

Meanwhile, there’s a strict code of conduct for diamond mines in Canada.

We buy natural, mined, conflict-free diamonds from our supplier, Canada Pride, which then sends the rough diamonds for precision cutting in Israel. These are the real thing, not diamonds made in a laboratory.

Canadian diamonds are very white in color, with good clarity and brilliant sparkle (the result of precision cutting). They can then be set in eco-gold, platinum or silver.

Most of our jewelry designs are handmade in our shop, from start to finish. We are designer-goldsmiths and input from our clients is essential. They are involved in design and production decisions before creating the final piece.

We love giving consumers choices that they can feel good about.

Come visit our studio for a free consultation.

Trios Studio

Three Monroe Parkway, Suite I

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-496-1285

www.triosstudio.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ. When’s the best time of year to put my house on the market?

A: We always say that “now is the best time to you sell your home” because you never know when a buyer is out looking! But we do find that most new inventory comes on the market starting around mid- to late January.

Q. What’s the first step?

A. Do your research on local real estate experts. The next step is to set interviews with those Brokers.  Once you have selected a Listing Broker, then their strategy will unfold as you work together to start the process.

Q. I’d like to sell my home for the highest possible price. What will the house require to look its best, inside and out?

A. Getting your home ready for sale and taking it seriously is very important. As part of the implementation of the strategy, a good listing agent will walk you through what to do to improve curb appeal and the general look and feel of the home’s interior.

Q. Is there anything I should consider now that interest rates are beginning to rise again?

A. As rates climb, and they will climb, it’s important that buyers stay in close communication with their Mortgage Brokers to be aware of what each incremental increase does to their borrowing power and monthly payment. As a seller, it’s equally important to stay in tune, as such increases affect them as well!

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa - Plastic Surgery INSIDER -


PETROFF CENTER - Dr. Mark PetroffHere at Petroff Center, we’re excited have a brand-new skin resurfacing system to offer our patients for the New Year!

The HydroPlus Facial Skin Resurfacing system is a professional-grade, crystal-free treatment that can reduce the effects of aging on your skin. Featuring the patented DiamondTome and Hydro Wand, the device provides a safe, therapeutic treatment for superior skin care results.

Skin Resurfacing is an exfoliation technique for removing the topmost layer of skin, leaving it more supple and vibrant. The DT2 Skin Resurfacing System removes this layer by gently exfoliating the skin with natural diamond chips at the tip of a wand, while at the same time vacuuming the exfoliated skin cells away in a controlled manner. Removing this outer layer of dead skin cells leaves a smoother texture and promotes growth of healthy new skin cells.

The HydroPlus Facial combines the benefits of exfoliation with the infusion of therapeutic serums. The new Hydro Wand infusion system allows for deeper product penetration, hydration and skin nourishment all in one treatment. This system can be customized to your individual skin type. The Petroff Center offers serums for skin brightening and lightening, a blemish fighter for acne, a power hydration formula and an antioxidant Vitamin C formula.

A trained esthetician administers treatments. The HydroPlus Facial treatment is non-invasive, pain-free and requires no down time.

For best results, several treatments are recommended for healthier, younger-looking skin.

Call us today for more information and a consultation!

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

www.petroffcenter.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Emergency Veterinary INSIDER -


EVCOT - Jon Wisniewski, DVMWith New Year’s celebrations just a few days away, remember to think about your pets.

New Year's noise: As you count down to the New Year, please keep in mind that strings of thrown confetti can get lodged in a cat's intestines, perhaps necessitating surgery. Noisy poppers can terrify pets and cause possible damage to sensitive ears. Remember that many pets are also scared of fireworks, so be sure to secure them in a safe, escape-proof area as midnight approaches. Consider a Thundershirt for your dog, which swaddles and calms the pet.

Medications? Plan ahead: Many medications can take several weeks to reach peak effects. Sedatives alone (such as acepromazine) can be used, but do not fix the anxiety — they just reduce the pet's response to the anxiety. As an emergency veterinarian, I cannot prescribe medications without a doctor-patient relationship, meaning I cannot dispense the medications without performing a physical examination (it's state and federal law). 

Careful with cocktails: If your New Year’s Eve celebration or next-day football party includes adult beverages, be sure to place your unattended alcoholic drinks where pets cannot get to them. If ingested, your pet could become weak and ill.

Dangerous food: Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food, and be sure to secure the lids on garbage cans. Fatty, spicy human foods, as well as bones, should not be fed to your furry friends.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

8250 SW Tonka St.

Tualatin, OR 97052

503-691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health Insider -


DR NGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyThe Mona Lisa Touch is an FDA-approved CO2 laser that is used to rejuvenate the cells of the vagina.

Woman want this area to respond, lubricate and accommodate appropriately. By changing things at the cellular level, we are seeing profound changes for women, primarily those in menopause or experiencing disease states that do not allow hormones. To me, the treatment response has been astounding.

Women we treat are noticing improved tone, a better-behaving bladder and a better sexual response. Neither the literature, nor my experience, has revealed a down side. There have been no adverse effects from the treatment. Women are greater than 95 percent satisfied and many of the benefits have been a surprise.

It is an outpatient procedure that is $2,400 for three treatments, performed six weeks apart. There is no down time. Women are amazed when the procedure is not painful, because relations have been painful for so long.

Unfortunately, the treatment is not covered by insurance. Lasers are an expensive technology because the devices are a large capital expense.

Ladies AND Gentlemen, this is a game-changer if things are not right down there.

Come in and talk about it. I would love to help change things for the better or talk about all the options that might be available to you.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

>www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Charles Branen, DMD, Lake Grove Dental - Family Dentistry Insider -


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles Branen, DMDWith recent developments in detecting bacterial strains in the mouth and how they affect the presence of tooth decay and overall health, we are taking every step to discover and strategize for each of our patients the best way for them to have a healthy, cavity-free mouth and improved general wellness.  

Indicators evident in the mouth tell a great deal about your overall being. There are now discovered links between oral pathogens to tooth decay, pancreatic cancer, stillbirth or preterm babies. Periodontal disease is also now linked to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and more.

We now have methods to test the level of bacteria present in the mouth for those at high risk of tooth decay. In chronic cases, we can even do testing that determines which type of bacteria are present and take steps to reduce or eliminate those pathogens. A variety of new rinses and toothpastes are on the market, which use natural ingredients with anti-bacterial properties that surpass even antibiotics.

For a long time, the relationship of the mouth to the whole body’s wellness has been ignored. We now know that, instead, the mouth serves as a window into which we can see early signs of life-diminishing conditions, let alone tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Call us today for a no-cost caries (tooth decay) risk assessment and consultation at 503-636-3641.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa - Cosmetic Surgery Insider -


PETROFF CENTER - Dr. Mark PetroffHave you ever considered a hair removal treatment, but been wary of the price, permanence or the time involved?

At Petroff Center, we use the GentleMax Pro Laser, which powerfully yet gently removes hair with faster treatment times and decreased sensation.

Through the end of December, we are offering 20 percent off hair removal packages, which consist of a series of six treatments.

Unlike many previous professional laser hair removal options, GentleMax Pro generates permanent outcomes and is safe and effective on all skin tones.

Its Gentle Hair Removal technology features a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD), which minimizes discomfort by releasing a quick burst of liquid cryogen before and after each laser pulse.

The cryogen rapidly evaporates, cooling the outer layers of the skin and making the treatment much more comfortable by removing the snapping and burning sensation generally associated with laser hair removal. During the treatment, a handpiece delivers a laser pulse into the targeted areas and a controlled amount of therapeutic heat that safely and effectively damages the hair follicles. The DCD technology makes treatments easy and comfortable for our patients.

GentleMax Pro has the industry’s largest handpiece spot size of 24mm, allowing us to drastically reduce treatment time. It is the only FDA-approved treatment for permanent hair reduction.

Hair removal treatments take anywhere from a few minutes to about an hour, depending on the area being treated. Since hair grows in three stages, six treatments spaced six weeks apart are recommended for optimal results.

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

www.petroffcenter.com/

Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate Insider -


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallIf you built your own home today, how would you want it oriented?  Rising sun in the East, kissing your master bedroom or breakfast area?  Sunsets on a West-facing patio?  Shade just right for midsummer afternoons?  

With so many choices and compromises to be made in finding a home, I find often that this one is often overlooked. 

Most folks know generally that they like “light and bright,” but many aren’t great at knowing the compass points and where the sun moves.  Every home is different, and it’s one of those things you can’t upgrade by remodeling! 

I use a compass often when showing homes. It’s a standard app on most smartphones, and it lets you be certain of where South is on a dark day. I find where the sun’s path falls on the home, including where trees are located and whether they’re evergreen or deciduous.

There are also plenty of online calculators that help visualize the sun’s path, like www.suncalc.org/.  Just enter a home’s address and it overlays the lot, the structure and the sun’s path.  Slick! 

The other orientation that can be really important is to the prevailing winds/storms, which are usually southwesterly.  That side takes a beating, so having some cover to the southwest, whether porch or back patio, is valuable. 

Next time you look at a home, grab your phone/compass and give it some thought, and give me a call!

Mike Hall

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego 97035

503-341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/


Lake Oswego's Entertainment Section

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Portland-based Arnica String Ensemble will perform Jan. 22 as part of the Music in the Woods concert series.
January 19, 2017

Music in the Woods to feature Arnica String Quartet

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland's Arnica String Ensemble will play at Mary's Woods Jan. 22, as part of the Music in the Woods concert series
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The second-annual Sensory-Friendly Concert will be presented by Portland Wind Symphony and Marylhurst music therapy students Feb. 4. The concert is free and open to all.
January 19, 2017

Sensory-Friendly Concert offered for families with special needs

by Karen Pederson
Marylhurst University's music therapy department and Portland Wind Symphony will present a Sensory Friendly Concert Feb. 4.
January 19, 2017

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Don't miss these upcoming entertainment events


SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Johnny Nicholas will appear with Scrappy Jud Newcomb Jan. 23 as part of Lake Theater and Cafes Music Mondays concert series. Tickets are available now.
January 19, 2017

Johnny Nicholas, Scrappy Jud Newcomb at Lake Theater

by Pamplin Media Group
Lake Theater and Cafe's Music Monday to feature Johnny Nicholas and Scrappy Jud Newcomb
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Author Robert Bresky will present information about his new book, The Papermakers: More Than Run of the Mill at an event Jan. 21.
January 19, 2017

Bresky to share new book

by Pamplin Media Group
Local author Robert Bresky will share stories from his book 'The Papermakers' Jan. 21 at the West Linn Library.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Kids can fish free at the trout pond set up at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmens Show, Feb. 8-12 at the Portland Expo Center.
January 12, 2017

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Add these fun and entertaining events to your calendar.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LUCY HOBBS - Funhouse Lounge will present the next generation in comedy with live, unscripted episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, returning for the fifth straight year. This fan favorite promises to be better than ever. Using audience suggestions the Funhouse Improvisers craft brand new episodes of the sci-fi classic television show complete with improvised songs. See the beloved and familiar characters in fun, unexpected and unfamiliar ways. Pictured from left are: Andy Barrett, Eric Nepom, Mandy Khoshnevisan, Landy Hite and Aden Nepom. Jim Liptak serves as musical director. Performances are set for Jan. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at the Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave. in Portland. Tickets are $12 in advance or $16 at the door. Priority seating is available. Learn more online at funhouselounge.com or call 503-841-6734.
January 12, 2017

'U.S.S. Improvise: The Next Generation: The Musical' to open at Funhouse Lounge

by Pamplin Media Group
Back by popular demand is 'U.S.S. Improvise: The Next Generation: The Musical' by the zany improvisational actors at Funhouse Lounge
SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Julia Oldhams Werewolf Mother, Petite Book of Monsters, Ink on paper, 2016
January 05, 2017

MOTHERS to open at The Art Gym

by Pamplin Media Group
STAFF PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Tess Creasy, 14, plans to release her second studio album this spring.
January 05, 2017

Teen sings from an 'old soul'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Fellows appears as Lou Henry Hoover, wife of Pres. Henry Hoover, in 'First Lady Lou.'
December 22, 2016

Jane Fellows to portray powerful women

by Ellen Spitaleri
Fellows to take on personas of Emily Dickinson, Lou Henry Hoover in two New Century Players shows
December 22, 2016

Sign up for Chef Tjahaja's Asian cooking classes

by (none)
New cooking classes through West Linn Parks and Recreation to focus on popular, savory dishes from China
December 22, 2016

Entertainment Briefs

by Barb Randall
New Mindfulness classes on tap; Crosby to hold book signing, talk; Auditions open for WilsonvilleSTAGE's 'The Laramie Project'
SUBMITTED PHOTO: KIRK STAUFFER PHOTOGRAPHY  - Stephanie Schneiderman will be the featured artist at the Dec. 26 Music Monday concert at Lake Theater and Cafe.
December 22, 2016

Stephanie Schneiderman set to play at Lake Theater

by (none)
Andrew Paul Woodworth will open the Dec. 26 Music Monday show
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Ronni Lee plays Dorothy in Northwest Childrens Theater's production of The Wizard of Oz, running Dec. 3 through Jan. 1.
December 22, 2016

NW Children's Theater travels over the rainbow with 'Wizard of Oz'

by (none)
Show offers nostalgia for longtime Oz enthusiasts and still has thrills for people taking their first trip down the Yellow Brick Road
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Trainers Club is showing the work of Lake Oswego artist Stuart Adams in December. Adams, who earned his BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, is known for his bold abstract paintings. This piece is titled People. Trainers Club is located at 333 S. State St., Suite W, in Lake Oswego. The public is invited to view the art during the fitness studios regular business hours. Learn more online at trainersclub.com.
December 22, 2016

Adams to display art at Trainers Club

by (none)
Trainers Club in Lake Oswego invites the public to view the art they hang for local artists. Just drop in.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Mark Fearing has illustrated Chicken Story Time, a book written by Sandy Asher.
December 15, 2016

- Fearing releases 14th book -

by Barb Randall
West Linn illustrator Mark Fearing has released his 14th book, and the illustrations look pretty familiar, if you frequent the West Linn library
SUBMITTED PHOTO:  MICHAEL DURHAM, COURTESY OF THE OREGON ZOO  - Oregon Zoo campers get a close-up look at an endangered western pond turtle that has been head-started at the zoo for release into the wild. The zoos winter break camps return this month, with programs available for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.
December 15, 2016

Zoo take kids around the world

by Oregon Zoo
looking for ways to keep the kids occupied over winter break?Consider an Oregon Zoo camp
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - LaRhonda Steele and Julie Amici will present a holiday showcase concert at Lake Theater as part of the Music Mondays concert series.
December 15, 2016

Sugar and Spice concert set for Dec. 19

by Pamplin Media Group
Lake Theater and Cafe's Music Mondays concert series is featuring holiday music you won't want to miss
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Kate McLellan, a fifth grader at Willamette Primary, is starring as Chip in Pixie Dust Productions performance of Beauty and the Beast.
December 15, 2016

This teacup's got talent

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Don't miss Pixie Dust Productions' 'Beauty and the Beast'
Hershey Felder will present a solo show, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin at Portland Center Stage from Dec. 2 through 30.
December 15, 2016

PCS presenting two holiday shows

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland Center Stage is presenting two productions for the holidays. Don't miss either
December 15, 2016

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
West Linn musician Kenny Lavitz is performing at several venues this month
PHOTO COURTESY OF LAKEWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Lake Oswegos The Alphabet Project showcases the diversity of the arts in Lake Oswego.
December 08, 2016

'A city of arts'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Lake Oswego is indeed a City of Arts -- see the newest addition to the public collection at Lakewood Center for the Arts
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LAKEWOOD THEATRE COMPANY - Millie Wollmuth as Gladys in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Lakewood Theatre Company, Dec. 15-23.
December 08, 2016

The holidays wouldn't be the same without LTC's 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

by Pamplin Media Group
Lakewood Theatre Company's Best Christmas Pageant is a holiday treat for the whole family
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Classical guitarist Scott Kritzer will present concerts at Marylhurst Universitys Wiegand Hall on Dec. 9 and 10. Tickets are still available for the Dec. 10 concert.
December 08, 2016

Portland Classic Guitar presents classical guitarist Scott Kritzer

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland Classic Guitar continues its concert series Dec. 9, 10 at Marylhurst University's Wiegand Hall.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Lake Oswego artist Molly Reeves is showing her art at Cascade Sothebys International Realty in the Pearl District, located at 1321 N.W. Hoyt St. in Portland. The show continues through Jan. 2.
December 08, 2016

Artists exhibiting during holiday season

by Barb Randall
Original art makes a special gift. Several artists are showing their art this weekend and through the holiday season.

Don't miss the local news

Dec 08, 2016

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Plenty of holiday music, entertainment offered this week at churches, Marylhurst and other venues
ScanFair is a festival of the traditions of Nordic tradition. Eat tranditional foods, hear songs and learn dances of the Scandinavian countries.
Dec 01, 2016

Nordic Northwest to celebrate 32nd ScanFair

by Pamplin Media Group
Nordic Northwest invites the public to attend ScanFair, a celebration of traditional Nordic Christmas
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LAKEWOOD THEATRE COMPANY - For the holidays the Peppermint Bear visits Lakewood for the 25th anniversary show titled The Peppermint Bear Show 2016: The Elves That Forgot Christmas, Dec. 3, 10, 11, 17, 18 and 20, 2016 at Lakewood Theatre Company, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.
Dec 01, 2016

LTC presents 'The Peppermint Bear Show'

by Pamplin Media Group
Don't miss the all-new version of Lakewood Theatre Company's annual Holiday Magic Breakfast Theatre opening Dec. 3
Dec 01, 2016

Heritage Council's holiday gift show opens season

by Barb Randall
Find gifts for everyone on your list at Oswego Heritage Council's annual holiday gift show
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Shelly Rudolph and Tom Grant will present Baby, Its Cold Outside at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Lake Theater and Café, 106 N. State St., Lake Oswego.
Dec 01, 2016

Baby, It's Cold Outside

by Pamplin Media Group
Start the holiday season off on the right note - attend Baby, It;s Cold Outside Dec. 5
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - These chickens are some of the art pieces offered by Ann Munson.
Dec 01, 2016

Artists' Greenhouse sale to be held this weekend

by Pamplin Media Group
Ann Munson and artist friends will hold their annual 'seconds and steals' art sale at Munson's greenhouse
Dec 01, 2016

Stumptown to open 'Plaid Tidings' tonight

by Pamplin Media Group
Based on 'Forever Plaid' Stumptown Stage's 'Plaid Tidings' promises to raise the roof
SUBMITTED ART  - (logo)
Dec 01, 2016

Bells and Brass Christmas concert set for Dec. 4

by Pamplin Media Group
Don't miss Lake Grove Presbyterian Church's annual Bells and Brass holiday concert
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Erin Tamblyn as Belle and Leif Norby as the Beast in Pixie Dust Productions Beauty and the Beast, opening Dec. 9 and continuing through Dec. 24 at the Newmark Theatre in Portland.
Dec 01, 2016

A love story comes to life

by Pamplin Media Group
Greg Tamblyn of Lake Oswego will direct 'Beauty and the Beast,' opening Dec. 9 at Portland's Newmark Theatre.
Dec 01, 2016

Entertainment Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Don't miss book signing at Canby Library for new pictorial history 'Canby'
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE  - A concert of perfect-pitch music will be presented at Lakeridge High School auditorium Dec. 10. The concert features the mens a cappella choirs of the University of Oregon and Oregon State University. A group of city employees, who are alumni of UO and OSU, gathered recently for a coin toss to determine which group would sing first. The Ducks won, so will be on stage first, following the warm up performances. Pictured (from left) are: center, Kathy Kern Schilling; front row, Erica Rooney, Wendy Martin, Mary Pat Inglis, Rachael Peterson, Karen Luby, Jamie Inglis, Cyndie Glazer and Chip Larouche; back row, Ellen Davis, Gail Hoddevik, Ed Marsoun, Matt Tipton, David Kudna, Will Delong, Dawn Grunwald, Dina Balogh, Roger Shepherd, Jeff Inglis, Madeline Marin-Foucher, concert coordinator.
Nov 24, 2016

Outspoken, On the Rocks to present concert

by Barb Randall
The men's a cappella choirs from the University of Oregon and Oregon State will present a concert Dec. 10 at Lakeridge High School auditorium.
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The I-5 Connection, a community chorus, will present a Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Meridian United Church of Christ, 6750 S.W. Boeckman Road in Wilsonville. Director Jocelyn Harris has arranged a family-friendly festival of songs both secular and sacred, which is sure to warm your heart and open the holiday season in a special way. The concert is free and open to all.
Nov 24, 2016

I-5 Community Chorus to present holiday concert

by Pamplin Media Group
The I-5 Community Chorus will present a holiday concert you won't want to miss
Nov 24, 2016

Calling all artists for Festival of the Arts

by Pamplin Media Group
The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts has posted a call to artists to include their work in this popular regional show.
Nov 24, 2016

Entertainment Briefs

by Barb Randall
Events you might like to attend in the area