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The popular Inviting Vines event returns to the Rogerson Clematis Garden and local private gardens 

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farms is the only accredited clematis collection in North America.

Learn about ways you can enhance your garden while meeting fellow foliage fans and savoring tasteful wine and food during the Inviting Vines event hosted by the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection at Luscher Farms and other gardens in Lake Oswego and West Linn.

At the event, which takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, attendees will visit five private gardens — one along the Willamette River, one shaded garden in the Upland area, another that also serves as a winery and one that is two acres amid an old fashioned farmhouse setup. One of the private gardens is that of city of Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Manager Megan Big John.

"The garden has beds ranging from tropical full sun to deepest shade and everything in between," the event page reads.

Further, TV personality and gardening columnist Annie Jaeger will be there to discuss gardening with a local curator and attendees. The event will also include a box lunch special, wine tasting at Monte Ferro wines, docent tours, plant sales and a silent auction.

COURTESY PHOTO - Inviting Vines provides attendees the chance to learn about gardening. The Rogerson Clematis Garden is the only accredited clematis collection in North America and includes 2,000 plants as well as 900 varieties. Phyllis McCanna, with the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Garden, said that Antarctica is the only continent where clematis is not grown and that the varieties have many distinct qualities.

"We designed the garden there to be an inspiration for the home gardener so they can see how to do different plant combinations," McCanna said.

And she noted that this will be the first Inviting Vines event since the pandemic.

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Rogerson Clematis Garden is located at Luscher Farms in Lake Oswego. "People are excited about seeing other people's gardens and learning new things. We haven't done it for the past two years, so people are excited to see old friends and meet new ones," she said.

Seating and meals for the event are limited but McCanna said anyone can come regardless. To purchase tickets, visit

Other local events

Juneteenth ceremonies

To honor the day that the last African American slaves in Texas realized they were free in 1865, the city of Lake Oswego, Respond to Racism and LO for LOve are hosting a Juneteenth commemoration 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Millennium Plaza Park. The event will include speakers, live music, poetry readings and more.

The city of West Linn will also host a Juneteenth event 1-5 p.m. June 19 at Willamette Park. This event will have music, beer and food trucks and a kids' bounce house, among other things.

The city of Wilsonville's Juneteenth Celebration, which will have live music, food, a keynote address and educational materials, will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18.

Parking lot concert

Lake Music will host its first of two Summer Parking Lot Series concerts 6-8:30 p.m. June 22 at 15560 SW Boones Ferry Road in Lake Oswego. Party of 4 and Lava Fox will perform at the event.


Milwaukie's third-annual Porchfest will enliven front yards across the city for three Friday evenings this summer, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on July 15, 22 and 29. The Milwaukie Arts Committee, which organizes the series, provides a list and map of performances online at

Oregon City car show

The Cruise-In Down By The Riverside car show will benefit Clackamas Community College scholarships on Saturday, June 18. Gates will open at 7 a.m. for participants. Cruise-in activities begin at 9 a.m., and the awards ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at Clackamette Park in Oregon City. The event is free for spectators and costs $20 to register your vehicle for entry in award contests. Pre-registration:

Millennium Dance Band

Millennium Dance Band will perform songs from the 1930s-50s during an event 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 10 at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road in Lake Oswego. The event is for all ages (kids 14 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult) and costs $7 per person at the door.

Lakewood play

Lakewood Theater Company will perform the classic musical "Camelot" at various times through June 12 at the theater in Lake Oswego. The story follows the love triangle of King Arthur, his new wife Guenevere and Lancelot, an ambitious man who sets off for Camelot to join the Round Table. This iteration will also incorporate the revelers who passed on the story for generations. For ticket details, visit

Science in the Park

North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District's free Science in the Park events take place from 1-3 p.m. on June 11 at Mill Park, 6201 S.E. Overland St., Milwaukie, and the second is set for 1-3 p.m. on June 12 at the Park at Boardman Wetlands, 17908 S.E. Addie St., Jennings Lodge. For more information, visit

Milwaukie performance

On June 11, Mz. Heather Pearl will be performing two clown shows at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on the back lawn of Milwaukie Museum, 3737 SE Adams St. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Admission is free, but tipping the performer is encouraged. Milwaukie Museum will be open before, during and after the performances to create a fun-filled day for all family members.

Wilsonville garage sale

Locals can peruse the Villebois neighborhood in Wilsonville via the Villebois Garage Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 throughout the community. To register to have a garage sale in the event, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The event is hosted by J. Hill Property Group.

Boy Scout plant sale

Wilsonville Scouts BSA Troop 194/5194 is hosting its annual plant sale after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The sale is set to run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Siemens Campus (old Mentor Graphics) near the baseball field, 8005 Boeckman Road, in Wilsonville.

For more information, contact Jarold Weiser, committee chair, at 503-956-8019 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Basics of mediation class

Clackamas County's Resolution Services Department is offering limited scholarships for those interested in learning the basics of mediation through online classes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1 To learn more and apply for a scholarship by May 23, visit

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