Trillium Gala set for March 15

The Friends of Tryon Creek will host the Trillium Festival Gala beginning at 5:30 p.m. March 15 at Templeton Campus Center on the Lewis & Clark College campus. The event is a celebration of the Friends’ legacy and a fundraiser for the educational programs funded by the group.

The event features dinner, cocktails and a silent and live auction. Tickets are $75 per person for $140 for a couple. They can be purchased online at

Free service can stop junk mail

Catalog Choice offers a free online service to help stop the clutter of unwanted phone books, catalogs and mail. To get started, visit or call 503-234-3000 to have a kit mailed to you.

Oregon Metro offers these tips to help lighten the load in your mailbox:

n Ask companies and organizations you’ve done business with to not sell or exchange your address.

n Don’t use a store’s buyer’s club when making purchases or submit production registration cards.

n Avoid participating in sweepstakes or contests unless you can prevent your information from being shared.

Cat’s Meow Thriftique opens

The Oregon Cat Project has opened the Cat’s Meow Thriftique at 342 B Ave., in Lake Oswego. The public is encouraged to shop at the new store frequently.

OCP is now an adoption fee free zone. Learn more online at or on the Oregon Cat Project Facebook page.

Register for Master Recycling course

The eight-week regional Master Recycler course will be offered in Clackamas County beginning April 2. The course provides an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to learn about recycling and thoughtful consumption and use that knowledge to make an immediate difference in your community.

The class meets eight Wednesday evenings and two Saturdays for half-day field trips at Clackamas County’s Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. Participants agree to attend all classes and field trips and after completing the course, put their skills to work by volunteering 30 hours of public outreach. Master Recyclers staff informaton booths at community events, make presentations in the community and work on original projects.

Applications for the spring course are being accepted through noon March 13. A $50 fee covers materials; limited scholarships are available. For more information and to apply call 503-545-8976 or visit

Women of Worth to meet March 20

Rolling Hills Community Church will host its monthly luncheon for the Women of Worth group from noon to 2 p.m. March 20 at the church, 3550 SW Borland Road in Tualatin. All women age 50 and over are invited to attend the event; guest speaker Becky Herbst will speak on the wonder of friendship.

Tickets are $12 or $15 after March 16. To serve a seat call Kate Schafroth at 503-638-5900 or email Mary Boehr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lions to hold annual Bowl-a-Thon

West Linn Riverview Lions and West Linn Lions will hold the 19th annual nine pin No-Tap Bowl-a-Thon March 16 at Wilsonville Bowling Center, 29040 SW Town Center Loop East in Wilsonville. Session times are set for 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m. Cost is $25 per person, with four-person teams, or sponsor a lane for $80 per lane. All proceeds benefit Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation. For more information call Pauline Goyette at 503-636-9313 or Mary Larson at 503-657-1716.

Homeword Bound literary lineup announced

Community Partners for Affordable Housing has announced the lineup of authors who will present at its 16th annual Homeword Bound fundraiser to be held from 6 to 10 p.m. April 11 at the Oregon Zoo. Featured authors include Cari Luna, Cheryl Strand and Peter Ames Carlin; guest authors include Stevan Allred, Kelly Williams Brown, Monica Drake, Kent Hartman, April Henry, Bart King, Matt Love, Julie Richardson, Kevin Sampsell and Willy Vlautin.

Tickets to the event are $85 each, which includes dinner, silent auction, author signing and books available for purchase. Reservations can be made online at or by calling 503-293-4038.

Start cleaning closets for Lakewood’s One More Time Around sale

Lakewood Center for the Arts will hold its annual One More Time Around clothing resale event April 10 through 12 at the center, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. The Lakewood Center Associates suggest this is an opportunity to clear out over crowded closets and donate clean, gently used items to the sale. All sales benefit Lakewood Center for the Arts programs.

Needed are dresses, coats, sweaters, blouses, tank tops, jackets, pants, jeans, shorts, belts, purses, scarves, hats, all menswear and children’s clothes.

Donations can be brought to the community room at the center April 8 and 9. Those wishing to make donations earlier should call Nancy Sergeant at 503-635-5221.

Tree preservation grant program announced

General Tree Service is accepting applications for its tree preservation grant program, which benefits local government, nonprofit organizations and deserving individuals. The program is aimed to help those who may not be able to preserve valuable and irreplaceable trees on their own and to promote the need for quality arboricultural care to preserve the long term health of trees. The grant covers necessary pruning, cabling, bracing, care and fertilizaiton of the tree or trees for one year.

Applications are due March 14. To learn more call John Landon at 503-656-2656 ext. 415.

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