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With dozens of events scheduled around this year's book, the Review will be your guide each week

LO Reads season is officially here!

With dozens of events scheduled around this year's book, "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore," the Review will be your guide each week so you won't miss anything. Check out this week's list of events:

Saturday, Feb. 1: What Can You Do Fair (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Ave.)

Do you wonder how one person can make a change? Come to the fair to learn where your small changes can make a difference! Forth Mobility, the Oswego Lake Watershed Council, Clackamas County Sustainability and Solid Waste's Master Recycler and Green Cleaners programs, SOLVE, Green Mountain Energy, Energy Trust of Oregon, Lake Oswego Library of Things, 350PDX, LO Sustainability Network, Trios Jewelry, DIY Bar, Earthbound Journal and other groups will be on hand for this informational, educational fair designed to help you respond to climate change by making changes that can lead to a more sustainable lifestyle today. The fair is free and open to the public. COURTESY PHOTO - LO Reads events have officially kicked off!

Monday, Feb. 3: LO Reads Art Show Reception (6-8 p.m. at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St.)

Join 20 artists for a memorable evening as they explain the art they created after reading "Rising, Dispatches from the New American Shore." Their work will then be displayed throughout February at the Lakewood Center for the Arts. Artists include Stuart Adams, Bill Baily, Mary Burgess, Leslie Cheney-Parr, Susie Cowan, Marta Farris, Bonnie Garlington, Dave Haslett, Dotty Hawthorne, Dyanne Locati, Ann Munson, Debby Neely, Kara Pilcher, Jan Rimerman, Leanne Streit, Beth Verheyden, Lisa Wiser, Natalie Wood, Haelyn Y and Beth Yazhari. Light refreshments will be served. Wine will be provided by Pacific West Bank.

Tuesday, Feb. 4: Book Discussion at Chuck's (3:30-4:30 p.m. at Chuck's Place, 148 B Ave.)

You are invited to join the conversation and share your experience reading this year's book. Meet with other community members and a facilitator from the Lake Oswego Library.

Tuesday, Feb. 4: First Tuesday Music, Bayou Boyz (7-8:30 p.m. at Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th St.)

Portland's own Bayou Boyz promise to "swampify your world" with Louisiana-style music that will evoke some of the coastal areas featured in the 2020 LO Reads title, "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore," by Elizabeth Rush. This five-piece band, a mainstay of the Waterfront Blues Festival, plays a very fun mix of Louisiana blues, swamp pop, cajun and funk. This promises to be a very fun, foot-stomping evening of music.

This free concert is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library.

— The Review


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