Are plastic bags in Lake Oswego's future? Share your thoughts at a public forum on options for a plastic carryout bag ordinance.

D AVENUE PROJECT: D Avenue is scheduled to reopen to traffic this week following an initial round of paving on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24. However, intermittent daytime closures will continue in the coming months as crews work on stormwater raingardens, lighting and the sidewalk. There will also be one additional full closure of D Avenue at some point in the fall for final paving. For more about the project and its schedule, go to

OPEN HOUSE FOR PARKS PROGRAMS (AUG. 30): Lake Oswego Parks & Rec will host an Open House event from 3-6 p.m. Thursday to introduce the community to its new activity location at Christ Church Episcopal Parish (1060 Chandler Rd.). The church will be the new home for a number of recurring events and classes, such as the Indoor Playground and music, dance and art classes; and for annual events like Pal-O-Ween (now known as the Monster Mash) and the LO Moms Club Preschool Forum. The church's undercroft space will also host the Teen Lounge. Thursday's free event will include tours, refreshments, Tai Chi and fencing demos.

FARMERS MARKET (SEPT. 1): The Lake Oswego Farmers Market returns to Millennium Plaza Park (200 First St.) on Saturday, with more than 80 vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, cheeses, baked goods, hot foods, artisan products and nursery items. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL (SEPT. 4): The City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Details:

YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (SEPT. 5): The Youth Leadership Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Fire Station (300 B Ave.). Details:

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (SEPT. 5): The DRC will continue its public hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.) for a proposal by CenterCal and Trammell Crow to build a mixed-use development at the site of the Providence Mercantile campus. Also on the agenda: a request for approval of a six-lot subdivision on the Yates property adjacent to Hallinan Woods. Details:

EVERGREEN (SEPT. 5): The Evergreen Neighborhood Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Lake School (650 A Ave.). Special guests will include Rep. Andrea Salinas, who will talk about her legislative priorities; and Laura Masterson and Sobin Hiraoka, who will talk about the Community Supported Agriculture program and Hunger Fighters Oregon, a food pantry located at Lakeridge Junior High. For more information, contact Diana Boom at 503-635-1670.

BARKS & BREWS (SEPT. 6): Celebrate the opening of the city's new off-leash dog park in West Waluga Park (15775 Waluga Drive) from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6. Four-legged visitors can romp around the park and participate in a costume contest; there will be refreshments for all ages, including local craft beer for anyone age 21 or over (bring a valid driver's license or ID). For more information, call 503-675-2549.

PLASTIC BAG FORUM (SEPT. 6): Are plastic bags in Lake Oswego's future? Join representatives from the Northwest Grocery Association, Surfrider Foundation, Republic Services and Pioneer Recycling from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, for a panel discussion and public forum on options for a plastic carryout bag ordinance in Lake Oswego. City staff, who have been directed by the City Council to investigate options for a plastic bag ordinance, will join the panelists to answer questions from the public. The forum will be held in the council chambers at City Hall (380 A Ave.).

10TH-ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST: Amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter their best images in the 10-annual City of Lake Oswego photo contest. There are seven categories, with prizes given to first-, second- and third-place winners. All winning photos will be included in a special photo exhibit throughout the following year, as well as on the City's website, in its HelloLO publications and in The Review. Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7; contest winners will be announced in November. For a list of categories and contest details, visit or call Bonnie Hirshberger at 503-675-3992.

— The Review

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