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A free screening of 'Wild' will held Sept. 5, following by Cheryl Strayed's talk Sept. 8 at Lakeridge HS.

COURTESY PHOTO  - Award-winning author Cheryl Strayed will speak at Lakeridge High School Sept. 8. You can see Wild, a movie based on her book of the same title Sept. 5 at Lake Theater and Cafe. The screening is free, but seating is limited and you must register by calling the LOACC.

At the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center we know that we all have regrets, and have made choices of which we may not be proud.

We probably don't talk about those moments much, even if they lead to happier situations.

Portland author Cheryl Strayed has spent a good portion of her adult life being brave, owning her own story complete with the good, the bad and the ugly. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir "Wild," the New York Times bestsellers "Tiny Beautiful Things" and "Brave Enough," and the novel "Torch." Her writings give hope to an innumerable amount of people that life can be happy after devastation. The choices made are a lesson learned and play a role in personal development. "Wild," which chronicles Strayed's journey through the Pacific Crest Trail as she worked through her life tribulations, was made into a movie in 2014, starring Reese Witherspoon.

The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center in partnership with Home Instead and Kyra's Bakery is presenting a two-part program that will take audiences on Strayed's journey. The program kicks off with a free screening of "Wild" at the Lake Theater, 106 N. State St. in Lake Oswego. The screening of the R-rated movie will take place Sept. 5; doors open at 5 p.m. Seating is limited to 90 people and attendees must pre-register by calling the center at 503-635-3758. Registration opens Aug. 5.

The second event is a presentation and book signing by Strayed at Lakeridge High School at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Strayed will share the stories of her courageous life, what she has learned and about her evolution to success. Cost is $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. A reception and book signing follow the presentation. Tickets are available now, again by calling the center.

The lunch menu this week features Asian chicken salad on Friday, Aug. 2; French dip on a bun on Monday, Aug. 5 and Hawaiian pork tacos on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and $5 for everyone else.

A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, using the menu found on the left side of the website, click on "Activities" and "Services" for more details. Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events, make lunch reservations or schedule a massage.

The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is located at 505 G Ave. in Lake Oswego.

Maria Bigelow is a program supervisor at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.


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