Things to do
Looking for something special to do this week and into next weekend? Check out this list of entertainment options. Many are free and most are family-friendly.
Through Jan. 31 — Shop ARTmart, the Arts Council of Lake Oswego's annual fundraiser and recycling event. Donate your unwanted gently used art pieces, then purchase replacement pieces from the donations. Real treasures are always found. To view the collection stop by 510 First St. in downtown Lake Oswego.
Through Feb. 16 — Get tickets for Lakewood Theatre Company's thriller "Wait Until Dark" playing at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. For tickets and showtimes visit lakewood-center.org.
Jan. 18 (2 p.m.) — Take part in Mary's Woods' sixth-annual Martin Luther King Celebration at the Provincial House Chapel of the Holy Names, 17400 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego. The program features Kent Ford, founder of the Portland chapter of the Black Panthers, along with the Northwest Freedom Singers. Ford will share his personal memories of revolutionary activism and community service and talk about Dr. King and the peace movement. Free and open to all.
Jan. 19 (3 p.m.) — The Who's on Third Community Concert series features The Jazz Rockets with vocalist Kathryn Grimm at Woodburn United Methodist Church, 700 N. Cascade Dr., Woodburn. The Jazz Rockets performs jazzed up versions of blues, pop and oldies. A freewill offering will be taken; intermission refreshments are available for purchase.
Jan. 21 (4:30 p.m.) — Attend the Bookend Painting Party in The Hollow at the West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St. Help beautify the Young Teen room by turning drab bookends into something fabulous. Paint your favorite book cover, a West Linn landmark or just something important to you. Free.
Jan. 21 (7 p.m.) — Enjoy an evening of poetry honoring William Stafford hosted by the Friends of William Stafford and the Lake Oswego Public Library at the library, 706 4th St. Poets Judith Barrington and Emmett Wheatfall will read from Stafford's vast collection of poems. Free and open to all.
Jan. 22 (6:30 p.m.) — Attend the Suminagashi Paper Marbling event at the West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St. Adults 18+ are invited to learn the beautiful and soothing art of Japanese paper marbling. This is an ancient art that floats marbled rings of ink on the surface of water. After the desired design is achieved, the artist carefully lays a piece of paper or fabric down on the ink and stains it in the marbled pattern. Free.
Jan. 23 (1 to 3 p.m.) — Play Scrabble at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego. First time players are asked to pre-register by calling the center at 503-635-3758 to coordinate play. Repeats each Thursday. Free and open to all.
Jan. 23 (6 to 8 p.m.) — Attend the Arts Council of Lake Oswego's Drink & Draw class featuring Sarah Dooley and a Reused Art Project. Make a personal shrine using reused and recycled materials. Cost is $60 per person and includes snacks, beverages and dessert. Call the Arts Council at 503-675-3738. Class will be held at 41 B Ave., in Lake Oswego. Fun for all ages.
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