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Devlin, Lininger to host Town Hall meeting

State Sen. Richard Devlin and State Rep. Ann Lininger are teaming up to host a town hall meeting to discuss issues in the upcoming legislative session, which begins Feb. 1.

The town hall is scheduled from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.

The state faces urgent budgetary challenges and several other pressing issues. Devlin (D-Tualatin) and Lininger (D-Lake Oswego) are seeking general information about what constituents would like to see accomplished in the upcoming session. Those in attendance are encouraged to provide comments and ask questions about issues that are important to them. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Avenue, Lake Oswego.

Free tax help available at LOACC

Beginning Jan. 23, those age 50 and older can register for an AARP-sponsored tax-aid program. Trained volunteers are prepared to handle most situations for retired and low-income individuals. People with rental income or who have a business that have a loss are out of the scope of this program. Appointments are available from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2 through April 13 at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center on 505 G Ave. To make an appointment or get more information, call the LOACC at 503-635-3758. Membership in AARP is not required.

Get tickets now for Sip!

Tickets are on sale now for Sip! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic to be held March 10-12 at Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville. The event was established in 1993 as a fun event for wine and food enthusiasts and a benefit for the children of St. James Catholic School. Through the years it has grown in attendance to over 15,000. Sip! is brought to you by the dedicated volunteer hours from the families, staff and friends of Saint James.

Learn more online at sipclassic.org/index.html.

Arbor Day Foundation offering free flowering trees

Oregonians can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation during January. By becoming a member of the nonprofit, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns and three white flowering dogwoods.

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The six- to 12-inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.

To become a member of the foundation, and to receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Flowering Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb., 68410 by Jan. 31 or join online at arborday.org/January.

— The Review, Tidings