Things to Do
Looking for something special to do this weekend or into next week? Check out this list of family-friendly events:
Jan. 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Super Smash Bros. Tournament at West Linn Library, 1595 Burns St. See who's the best of the best in this game tournament featuring a lineup of Nintendo allstars from the hit Wii-U game. Other game systems and board games will be set up for those waiting a turn or just want to play. For grades 6 to 12.
Jan. 20, 11 a.m. — Ticket giveaway event for Lake Oswego Reads author presentation. Lily Brooks-Dalton, author of "Good Morning, Midnight" will present information about her book Feb. 13 at Lake Oswego High School auditorium. The event is free, however tickets are required. Lake Oswego library cardholders can get two free tickets to the presentation at the library Jan. 20 starting at 11 a.m. Tickets go quickly, arrive early.
Jan. 20 — Opening extravaganza of Life & Death in the Oregon Territory at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City. For details call 503-655-5574. The exhibit focuses on the practices and cultures surrounding death and birth in the region.
Through Jan. 21 — third-annual Studio Ghibli Film Retrospective at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S. E. Water Ave., Portland. Visit omsi.edu for the schedule. Other OMSI exhibits include Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems, a mind bending experience that deceives the senses, through Feb. 19.
Jan. 21, 1 to 3 p.m. — Meet the artists of Three Rivers Artist Guild at a reception marking the opening of a new exhibit at Singer Hill Cafe, 623 7th St., Oregon City. Complimentary appetizers and coffee provided. All welcome.
Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m. — "The Owyhee River Journals" presentation by author Bonnie Olin at West Linn Library, 1595 Burns St. Join Olin and her photographer husband Mike H. Quigley for a virtual journey down the Owyhee River canyonlands, via stories, photos and a film. Free and open to all.
Jan. 23, 7 p.m. — Mindfulness Meditation: Neuroplasticity for Health and Pain Management, presented by Surja Tjahaja at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th St. Learn to retrain your brain for optimal health. Free, open to all.