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Newcomers Welcome Club hosting meeting, luncheon

The Newcomers Welcome Club will host a Meet and Greet event from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 7 at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 550 G St., Lake Oswego. All are welcome to attend.

Their monthly luncheon meeting will take place beginning at 11 a.m. March 14 at Langdon Farms, 24377 NE Airport Way, Aurora. Lunch fee is $26, payable by cash or check. Reservation deadline is noon Saturday, March 9.

To reserve a seat at luncheon call Joy Miller at 847-902-1069 or Jeanne Delver at 503-718-7657.

International Leadership Academy to host gala, auction

The International Leadership Academy will host its seventh-annual gala and auction featuring Malea & The Tourist from 5 to 10 p.m. April 27 at The Foundry at Oswego Pointe, 320 Oswego Point Drive, Lake Oswego. All are invited for an evening of food, door prizes, silent and live auctions, live jazz music, dancing and more.

The dinner will be French-themed catered by Chez Machin.

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit International Leadership Academy, the only French immersion program in Lake Oswego.

Tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple, or $1,000 for a seating for 10.

Childcare is available at the ILA location for $35 per child, and includes dinner; ILA staff will supervise.

For tickets visit www.ilapdx.org/ or call 503-662-8452.

Micro Marathon donates 60 stuffed duffel bags

The New Year's Day Micro Marathon, directed by teen cousins Aidan Strealy of Lake Oswego and Ellie Dodson of Tigard, netted proceeds which enabled the teens to purchase 60 duffel bags and 60 blankets which were donated to Parent With Intent.

"Teens in foster care are often very mobile, transitioning between different living situations," Strealy said. "These bags will help them transport their belongings, along with the addition of a cozy new blanket."

Photos of the Micro Marathon can be viewed online at flickr.com/photos/ [email protected]/.

Those wishing to help or sponsor next year's Micro Marathon can contact Strealy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

River West Church to host Lenten season blood drive

The River West Church annual Lenten season blood drive will be held March 14 from 1 to 7 p.m. at 2000 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego. To schedule an appointment visit redcrossblood.org using sponsor code RiverWestLO. For more information call the church at 503-699-2226.

Genealogical Forum

of Oregon to hold open house

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon (GFO) will hold its annual open house March 23 through 31, culminating with two presentations by the genetic genealogist who helped crack the Golden State Killer case, Barbara Rae-Venter.

More than 35 free classes will be taught during the open house on topics ranging from family heritage research basics to Mexican ancestry, online genealogical tools and Irish ancestry, ending with two full days of DNA genealogy research.

Registration is required for Rae-Venter's presentation, but all other classes are free and open to all. The open house and all classes will be held at Genealogical Forum of Oregon, 2505 SE 11th Ave., suite B-18, Portland OR 97202.

For details visit gfo.org/openhouse2019 or call 503-963-1932.

IPA screening 'Zero Hours' Sunday

The Independents for Progressive Action film series continues Sunday with a screening of "Zero Hours" at noon at Lake Theater and Cafe, 106 N. State St., Lake Oswego. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Admission is $2.70 to $27, no one turned away for a lack of funds. Following the film there will be a discussion with State Rep. Rachel Prusack.

IPA is a group of progressive activists and servant leaders promoting alliances and direct action for racial, social, economic and environmental justice. The gorup identifies, supports and provides education concerning progressive candidates, policies and issues.

— The Review, Tidings

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