Library to host blackout poetry event Feb. 3

The West Linn Public Library will host a family blackout poetry event at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the library, 1590 Burns St. Create fun, witty, quirky and wise poetry from the pages of old books. Poems will be displayed on the community room walls for the month of February.

Great Decisions program launched at LOUMC

Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, 1855 South Shore Blvd., is holding weekly Great Decisions discussions to increase awareness and understanding of the problems facing the U.S. in the changing world. Meetings are open to the public and held in the church library each Sunday. Social time and coffee beings at 9 a.m. and the discussion begins at 9:15 a.m.

For more information, call Barbara Stratton at 503-636-6055.

Enroll in ‘Financial Peace University’

Liferoads Fellowship will host Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” (FPU) beginning 7 p.m. Feb. 12. The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.

The course meets once a week where Ramsey teaches a different lesson presented on DVD, followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.

“FPU will not only transform the way you handle money, but also your marriage and other areas of your life,” said Ramsey. “This isn’t a boring financial class. We make learning about money fun and easy to understand so people in every situation can benefit from the information.”

To learn more and to register, contact Brian Eldridge at 503-597-8638.

Liferoads Fellowship is located at 3890 Upper Drive in Lake Oswego.

Oswego Heritage Council to hold annual meeting

Oswego Heritage Council will hold its annual meeting Feb. 15 at the OHC home, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego. The meeting begins with coffee at 9:30 a.m., followed by business meeting and concludes with presentation by Gen. Merrill A. “Tony” McPeak, who will speak on “Historical Moments With History Makers” at 10:30 a.m.

The public is invited to attend.

Sacred music to highlight Unity’s Season for Peace

Music from Japan, India, South America as well as American gospel will highlight Unity Center’s Season of Peace event to be held 11 a.m. Feb. 2.

Launched in 1998 at the United Nations, the Season for Peace, also known as the Season for Non-Violence, marks the 64 days between the assignations of Mahatma Gandi (Jan. 30) and Martin Luther King Jr. (April 4).

Award-winning classical guitarist Peter Zisa and flutist LeeAnn McKenna will be the first to perform with an eclectic and exciting blend of musical styles at the center’s 11 a.m. service. The world music will continue to serve as a complement to a seven-week series of talks presented by the Rev. Victoria Etchemendy on the principals of nonviolence as demonstrated by King and Gandhi.

“The purpose of the season is to create an awareness of nonviolent principles and practices as a powerful way to heal, transform and empower our lives, our communities and the world,” said Etchemendy. “Music serves as a bridge in helping us understand different cultures and spiritual traditions.”

The Unity Center is located at 20255 Willamette Drive in West Linn. Learn more online at

County boards, commissions have openings

There are currently several openings on Clackamas County advisory boards and commissions. Any resident who would like to apply for a citizen volunteer group may do so by applying by the online application at

Openings include: Clackamas County Service District No. 1 and Surface Water Management Agency of Clackamas County, deadline Jan. 30; Housing Advisory Council, deadline Jan. 31; Clackamas County Planning Commission, deadline Feb. 14; Compensation Board of Elected Officials, deadline Feb. 18; and Aging Services Advisory Council, deadline Feb. 27.

Women of Worth luncheon set

Rolling HIlls Community Church’s Women of Worth monthly luncheon will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at the church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin.

The event is particularly intended for women age 50 and older. Guest speaker will be Becky Herbst, speaking on “The Wonder of Prayer.” Tickets are $12 if purchased before Feb. 16 and $15 after. To purchase tickets or get more information call Paulette Jones at 503-638-5900 or email Mary Boehr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lakey to participate in Wall Street Journal webcast

Casey Lakey, owner of Trainer’s Club Fitness Center in Lake Oswego, will serve as one of three panelists in a Wall Street Journalcast discussion of minimum wage at noon Feb. 3. He is the only panelist from the western United States.

Learn more by calling Trainer’s Club at 503-636-3900 or visiting or the Trainer’s Club Facebook page.

Resurrection Preschool enrolling for fall

Resurrection Catholic Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year. The mission of the school is to be a preschool of excellence where children are empowered to grow in understanding and compassion for others and to have the courage to live their beliefs. For more information visit

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