Things to do
Jan. 30 (4:30 p.m.) — Learn about Community Supported Agriculture at the West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St. Laura Masterson, farmer and owner of 47th Avenue Farm, is a 20-year veteran vegetable CSA farmer. She will be joined by Nathan Moomaw of Moomaw Family Farm, one of the few meat-focused CSAs in the Portland metro area, to share information on the benefits of CSAs, how they were started and how you can join. Free.
Jan. 30 through Feb. 9 — Attend performances of the Fertile Ground Festival throughout Portland metro area. Visit fertilegroundpdx.com to view schedule and purchase either single tickets or festival pass.
Jan. 31 (10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) — Attend the Multicultural Children's Book Day at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th St. Listen to stories in many languages read by members of the community. The event features activities, prizes, snacks and fun for the whole family. Free.
Jan. 31 (2-3 p.m.) — Have questions about how to use your gadgets, apps, programs, email, online resources or other basics of technology? Get some Gadget Guidance at the West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St. Free and open to all. Bring your gadget and receive one-on-one help from tech-savvy staff members. This new event takes place the last Friday of each month from 2-3 p.m.
Feb. 1 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) — Attend the What Can You Do Fair, an LO Reads program where you can learn how small changes can make a difference in creating a more sustainable world. Free and open to all at Lake Oswego City Hall council chambers, 380 A Ave., Lake Oswego.
Feb. 1 (2 p.m.) — Attend the theatrical reading of the works presented in the Youth Playwrights Festival at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. Lake Oswego. See one-act plays created by Jane Brinkley, Lara Sage, Emily Imanishi and Aishwarya Marathe. Tickets are $10 online at lakewood-center.org.
Feb. 1 (7:30 p.m.) — Attend Once in a Blue Moon, a Fertile Ground Festival event taking place at the Clinton Street Theater. One of the storytellers is Lake Oswego resident John Wylder. For tickets visit cstpdx-com.seatengine.com.
Feb. 3 (6 p.m.) — Attend the LO Reads Art Show reception at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. The 20 artists will explain the work they created after reading "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore." Refreshments will be served. The art will be displayed through February at Lakewood Center. Free and open to all.
Feb. 4 (6 p.m.) — Learn to make handmade lotions and lip balms as part of the Share Your Skills series at the West Linn library, 1595 Burns St., Kathy Warner will teach you how to heat waxes, oils and butters to make your own lotion bars and lip balms. Participants take home finished products and recipes. Free.
Feb. 5 (1 p.m.) — Spend your early release day making masks at the West Linn library, 1595 Burns St. Learn a bit of history about masks and what purposes they serve then create your own to take home. Free.
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