Blood drive, Campfire at the Farm event highlight a week chock full of activities

HAZELIA FIELD CLOSED: Hazelia Field (17800 Stafford Road) will be closed through Nov. 6 for resurfacing of the artificial-turf field, City officials say. The nearby dog park and parking lot will remain open during construction, but the upper parking lot on Stafford Road will be closed at times for staging.

BLOOD DRIVE (OCT. 6): Lake Oswego residents can save a life by donating blood between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Walk-ins are welcome, but you can avoid a long wait by scheduling an appointment online at (use sponsor code "LOCityHall") or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

CAMPFIRE AT THE FARM (OCT. 6): Children and their families are invited to pack a picnic dinner and spend an evening at Luscher Farm (125 Rosemont Road) from 6-8 p.m. on Friday. Rain or shine, there'll be a variety of activities to enjoy, including a planting project and s'mores around the campfire. For more information or to register (children ages 4 and up are welcome; the cost is $10 per child for residents and $15 for non-residents), go to

FARMERS MARKET (OCT. 7): The Lake Oswego Farmers Market returns to Millennium Plaza Park on Saturday, with more than 80 vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, cheeses, baked goods, hot foods, artisan products and nursery items. Live music, too. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

ART STUDIO (OCT. 7): On Saturday mornings, the focus is on art at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.). Bring an art or craft project to work on, browse the library's collection of art and craft books, talk to other artists, explore art online or get technical help with projects and research techniques. Bring your own supplies or use the library's drawing supplies; no registration is required for the studio, which starts at 9 a.m.

CORNELL NATURAL AREA (OCT. 8): Join the Friends of Hallinan Heights Woods from 1-3 p.m. Sunday as they work to remove invasive species in the three-acre Cornell Natural Area (near the intersection of Cornell Street and Larch Street). Volunteers should wear long pants and bring gloves and water to drink; note that the terrain is steep and may be difficult for young children. Park off Larch Street and look for stewardship signs; carpooling is recommended. For more information, contact Barbara Fisher at 503-636-3153 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. LIBRARY CLOSED (OCT. 9): The Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.) will be closed all day Monday for staff training.

PLANNING COMMISSION (OCT. 9): The Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to

HISTORIC RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD (OCT. 11): HRAB will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to

TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD (OCT. 11): The Transportation Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to

NOMINATE AN UNSUNG HERO: Lake Oswego residents and community groups are being urged to submit nominations now for the next group of Unsung Heroes. The goal of the City's awards program is to recognize individuals or groups that have volunteered during the past year or over an extended period of time, but who are not generally well-known by the public for the good deeds they do. The honorees are celebrated for their selfless efforts and for being role models in the community. Nomination forms are available online at The deadline to nominate an Unsung Hero is Friday, Nov. 17; awards will be presented at a City Council meeting in early December. For more information, contact Diana Smith-Bouwer at 503-635-0257.

— The Review

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