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Time to donate art that's collecting dust

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego (ACLO) offers an opportunity to clean out your art collection and collectibles in support of the annual ARTmart fundraiser.

The Arts Council will be accepting donations throughout the fall, now through Jan. 14, 2020, at the Arts Council offices located at 520 1st St., Lake Oswego. Drop off hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m-4 p.m.

Artwork such as paintings, drawings, frames, sculptures, prints, ceramics, quilts, fiber art, photographs, posters, mixed media and more will be accepted. ACLO will take artistic creations in good condition, determined by the Arts Council staff. This event offers community members a chance to donate artwork to benefit the arts in their community, and make some room in their homes and offices for something new.

Starting Jan. 3, collected art will be on view and for sale. A First Friday Opening will kick off the exhibition from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition will be open from Jan. 3-31.

Arts Council of Lake Oswego is a 501(c)3 non-profit and all funds raised from this event will go toward funding outreach and education programs. Donors should consult with their tax professional for possible tax benefits.

Support your local arts community, and while you're at it, find a new treasure or two. All artwork that is not sold will be donated to the Community Warehouse in Portland with the mission of providing artwork to neighbors in need.

For more information visit the Arts Council's website or call 503.675.3738.

Friends of Rogerson Clematis Garden

holding plant sale

Don't miss the nearly end-of-the-season clematis sale on the Friends of Rogerson Clematis Garden's 2-gallon clematis this Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The sale is timed for the height of autumn transplanting season, a great time to get new clematis in the ground.

And from 10 a.m.-noon, learn how to equip your garden with color throughout the seasons — yes, even winter. Plant lists for specific uses and challenges will be presented and discussed. $25 for general public, $10 for FRCC Members, free for Patron and Duchess level FRCC Members. People can also register on the day of, at the Garden.

For more information, visit the garden website. The Rogerson Clematis Garden is located at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road.

Nominate an Unsung Hero

The deadline to nominate an Unsung Hero is Friday, Nov. 15. Take a few minutes to nominate that special person who has made a positive difference in our community-someone who spends his or her free time volunteering, helping neighbors, or trying to make a difference in the lives of those around them.

The nomination process is simple. Write a brief, compelling story about your hero. Tell something that distinguishes them as an individual or team. Then highlight how the nominee's actions benefit the lives of others and the local community.

Awards will be presented at a City Council meeting in early December. Applications can now be submitted online. An application form can also be picked up at the Public Information Office in City Hall, 380 A Ave.

For additional information or questions, contact Diana Smith-Bouwer at 503-635-0257.

All nominations are reviewed by a committee of six judges. All judges are or have been actively involved in the community (past recipients of the award, past committee members, citizens serving on various boards and commissions, and neighborhood folks.

Blood drive scheduled for Friday

Residents are invited to save a life and give blood Friday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at City Hall. Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduling a time helps avoid long waits. You can make an appointment online or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Give today. Your blood donation matters.


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