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Local Color, photographer show art at Creative Spirit

Local Color, a West Linn-based critique group of painters, and photographer Natalie Van Schaik are exhibiting art in the Creative Spirit Gallery within West Linn Lutheran Church, 20390 Willamette Drive, West Linn, through September.

The artists involved with Local Color say their backgrounds may vary but what unites them is their love of color and the challenge of painting. Artists in the group include Amanda James, Donna Zenobia-Saffir, Ron Spears, Judy Robison, Cathy Cramer, Jean Dupre, Becky Meier, Tricia Peters, Pat (Miller) Farr and Kathy Sandell.

Van Schaik will exhibit photographs taken of her native South Africa; she specializes in portraits, landscape and nature photography.

An artists reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 17.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday mornings.

New season announced for Irish community concerts

Sam Keator of S&A Irish Entertainment has announced the new season of community concerts, to be held at the Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St. in Tualatin. The lineup includes Molly's Revenge Oct. 12, Winifred Horan, Utsav Lal and Cary Novotny Nov. 9, Kevin Burke Dec. 14, John Whelan Jan. 11, Jim and Susie Malcolm Feb. 8, Ryan McKasson, Eric McDonald and Jeremiah McLane April 11 and Kathryn Claire May 9.

The March 14 concert will be held at Aladdin Theater.

Season tickets are available now online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4293495, or by calling 800-838-3006.

Draw anime characters

The Lake Oswego Public Library will host Carols Nieto III presenting Anime Your Way from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Aug. 10 at the library, 706 4th St., Lake Oswego.

Nieto's artistic talent led him to a job on the Emmy-winning show "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill" as a layout artist. He also worked as a visual consultant for Disney and Universal, creating sketches and final art for set designs as well as conducting comic book making, anime and animation drawing workshops at libraries across the country. He will teach a step-by-step method of creating and modifying anime characters from scratch, no matter what your drawing level. All materials provided. No registration required.

Pay library fines with food donations during August

The Lake Oswego Public Library is partnering with Hunger Fighters of Oregon and Tualatin Schoolhouse Pantry to acquire food and hygiene items for local families in need. During the month of August the library will waive $1 in overdue fines for each non-perishable food or hygiene item donated. No expired items, please.

The pantries are in particular need of canned meats, baking products, rice, pasta, peanut butter, hygiene items and dog and cat food.

The pantries accept and need donations of food items all year long. To learn more about the food pantries visit hungerfightersoregon.org and schoolhousepantry.org.

Pickled Peppers Kitchen Band playing at LO library

As part of its Performing Arts Series the Lake Oswego Public Library will present the Pickled Peppers Kitchen Band from 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at the library.

The band will present stories, humor and American folk music. Ranging in age from 50 to 80, the members of this all-woman kitchen band believe music builds community. With guitar, ukulele, banjo, washboard, gut bucket bass and assorted rhythm instruments the band engages audiences with music that is "comfort food for the ears."

It's free and open to all. The library is at 706 4th St., Lake Oswego.

Nordic Northwest presents a night with ABBA music

Seattle-based The ABBAgraphs will perform at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland, at 7 p.m. Aug. 24. The group will recreate the pop magic of ABBA's chart-topping, classic pop hits of the '70s and early '80s. The program includes "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me," "Mamma Mia," "Fernando," "Waterloo" and many more.

Tickets are $30 for Nordic Northwest members and $35 for non-members online at nordicnorthwest.org or by calling 503-977-0275. The concert will be held outside, weather permitting. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Broder Soder.


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