Things to Do
Looking for something special to do this weekend or into next week? Check out this list of entertainment options. Many are free and most are family-friendly.
Nov. 14 (5-7 p.m.) — Artists' reception at Rain Spark Gallery, located at 310 State St., suite 108 in Lake View Village in Lake Oswego. The gallery features art work made by local artists in all mediums. Receptions are held each Thursday. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Visit rainsparkgallery.com to learn more.
Nov. 16 (5:30-9:30 p.m.) — Attend Lakewood in City Lights at The Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th St., Lake Oswego. Tickets are $125 each and can be ordered online at lakewood-center.org or by calling 503-635-3901. This is a fundraising gala for Lakewood Theatre Company's Rising Star program which supports performance and education opportunities for artists.
Nov. 17 (10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) — Attend Chef Surja Tjahaja's cooking class on Pho, Vietnamese Noodle Soup at the West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn. Attendees must pre-register. Call 503-656-8910 to ensure there is still room in the class.
Nov. 18 (7 p.m.) — The Music Monday concert at Lake Theater and Cafe features Johnny Birgin's CD release party with special guest Rae Gordon. Burgin earns his name as the Worldwide West Side Guitar Man by performing up to 250 shows in Europe, Japan and coast-to-coast in the U.S. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets visit laketheatercafe-com.seatengine.com/
Nov. 19 (7 p.m.) — Attend Lake Oswego Public Library's Third Tuesday Author Speak featuring Jack Estes, author of the critically acclaimed Vietnam memoir "A Field of Innocence," a finalist in the Oregon Book Awards. Free and open to all.
Nov. 21 (4:30 p.m.) — Learn to do cardboard loom weaving at the West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St., West Linn. Weaving is a fun art that can be used to make fabric. Learn the basics and how to make your own mini-loom out of cardboard at this workshop for tweens. Free.
Nov. 21 (7 p.m.) — Attend the Interfaith Service of Gratitude in celebration of Sustainable Abundance at Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, 1111 Country Club Road in Lake Oswego. The event features scripture readings from many faiths, music and personal testimonies reflecting the rich religious traditions regarding caring for the Earth. Service followed by reception with home baked pies, baklava, beverages and warm conversation. Freewill offering accepted to support Lake Oswego Watershed Council and Lake Oswego Sustainability Network.
Nov. 22 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), 23 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) — Nordic Northwest's Vintage Sale at Nordia House, 8800 Oleson Road, Portland. Expect a line, even if you are there early, but the wait is worth it for this vintage spectacular.
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