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LOUMC to hold

vacation Bible school

Lake Oswego United Methodist Church will present "To Mars and Beyond!" as the theme of its vacation Bible school running July 29 through Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, located at 1855 South Shore Blvd. in Lake Oswego.

The program is for children 4-years-old through fifth grade and will be built around Bible fun, crafts, hands-on mission work, food, science and music.

Cost is $25 per child. Walk-ins are welcome but space is limited and pre-registration is recommended.

Register online at lakeoswegoumc.org.

Twilight on the

Farm coming Sept. 7

Friends of Luscher Farm will present the third-annual Twilight on the Farm dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn. Attendees can stroll the fields and enjoy a seasonally-inspired farm to table dinner prepared by Chef Pascal Chureau of Field and Vine with desserts prepared by On a Whim Studios and live music by the Dryland Farmers Band and dancing in the barn.

Tickets are $100 each until Aug. 15, then they increase to $120. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible. The party is limited to 150 guests.

Proceeds will benefit programs of Friends of Luscher Farm, which promotes programs and activities at Luscher Farm, including the Luscher School of Farm Internship, Children's Garden, community supported agriculture, habitat restoration and fundraising for infrastructure development.

Purchase tickets online at luscherfriends.org.

Garden party attire and garden friendly footwear is encouraged.

Newberg Community

Band presents free

summer concerts

The Newberg Community Band will present free summer concerts featuring Big Band sounds, marches and favorite tunes such as "Over the Rainbow," "Jitter Bug," "Roller Coaster," "Pie in the Face Polka" and more.

Concerts will be held as part of the Old Fashioned Festival in Memorial Park on S. Blain Street in Newberg July 28 at 1 and 2 p.m.

A final concert will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the George Fox University amphitheater near the stadium on campus.

For more information visit newbergcommunityband.com or call 503-487-7624.

Opera in the Park

set for Aug. 4

Portland Summerfest will present the 17th-annual Opera in Park free outdoor concert Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Washington Park Amphitheater. The concert features internationally renowned soprano Angela Meade leading an all-star cast in a program of favorite arias, overtures and choruses by Giuseppe Verdi.

Because of the large number of expected attendees and the limited parking, the public is encouraged to take mass transit. The Washington Park Amphitheater is readily accessible via the MAX light rail stop at Washington Park and the free shuttle.

To learn more visit portlandsummerfest.org.

U.S. Classic Guitar

presents summer

concerts at The Rosette

U.S. Classic Guitar and the William Jenks Family will host private summer concerts and musical festivals during the month of August at The Rosette, a historic music venue in Aurora, Oregon.

The first event will take place at 5 p.m. Aug. 3 and features a Hawaiian style barbecue and two music concerts.

The first concert takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and features Keaton Woodburn, Dave Kelley and William Jenks.

The second concert runs from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and features the soulful, bluesy, soft rock sounds of December, comprised of Zach Jenks and Grant Jenks, William's sons, and lifelong friend Andrew Torian with tracks from their debut album "Chasing the Sun."

The Hawaiian style barbecue includes barbecued coconut ginger basil chicken and veggie kabobs, barbecued teriyaki ginger beef and veggie kabobs, green, potato and macaroni salads, watermelon and pineapple and soft drinks.

Attendees are encouraged to bring beverages and lawn chairs. Dress casual and comfortable, flat shoes are highly recommended; the site is farmland with dust, a gravel road and open field parking.

Tickets range in price from $10 (for 8 p.m. concert only) to $50 (for both concerts and barbecue dinner). To view all package options and purchase tickets go online at usclassicguitar.org.

The address and specific directions appear on tickets after purchase.

— The Review, Tidings


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