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Lake Oswego holiday tree lighting set for Nov. 29; Volunteers needed for AARP TaxAide program

Lake Oswego holiday tree lighting set for Nov. 29

The annual celebration of the lighting of the holiday trees in Lake Oswego will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Bigelow Plaza at the corner of Fifth Street and A Avenue.

From there, the crowd will move to Millennium Plaza Park for festivities, including caroling by Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high school show choirs and holiday music played by the Millennium Band.

A visitor from the North Pole is expected to be there, and hot cocoa and cookies will be served. The event is free and open to all.

Volunteers needed for AARP TaxAide program

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) is seeking volunteers to serve as tax preparers for its AARP TaxAide program. No experience is necessary.

Classes are available to learn using computerized tax programs and tax law as it pertains to 2019 taxes.

For more information, visit aarp.org or call local coordinator Brenda StVincent at 906-285-3450 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. adding the word "Tax" in the subject line.

Christmas concert series announced

The Portland Temple Visitors' Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced its Christmas concert series at the center located at 13600 S.W. Kruse Oaks Blvd., Lake Oswego.

There will be 16 performances throughout the month of December which will include instrumentals and vocals.

All performances are at 7 p.m. Admission is free; seating is limited. To reserve seats call 503-431-3240 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more, visit Facebook.com/PortlandVC.

Sign up for Providence's Heart to Start 5K

It's easier than ever to take part in Providence's annual Heart to Start 5K training program for walkers and runners.

Now in its eighth year, Heart to Start is expanding to three weekly training locations: Catlin Gabel school track in southwest Portland, Rosemont Ridge Middle School track in West Linn and Buckman Field track in northeast Portland.

Heart to Start is a free 12-week community training program with weekly group workouts led by Providence Heart Institute clinicians.

The program ends with a goal race — the Providence Heart to Start Heart Breaker Half Marathon, 10K and 5K walk/run at Liberty High School Feb. 16.

The weekly training session at Rosemont Ridge Middle School is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Nov. 26. Rosemont Ridge is located at 20001 Salamo Road in West Linn.

To learn more and to register visit hearttostart.org.

Climate crisis action, advocacy topic for CCAC

Clackamas Climate Action Coalition will present "The Climate Crisis: Looking Ahead, an Evening of Action and Advocacy" from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 2 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 6th St., Oregon City.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for social time. Beer, hard cider and other beverages and food will be available. Participants are asked to bring their own cup.

The program includes a climate reality update by Linda Blue; an update on Clackamas County Climate Plan presented by Eben Polk, Clackamas County Sustainability Manager, ballot measure updates by Jason Gonzales, Oregon Wild field director, and Clackamas County youth leadership initiatives.

Seating is limited. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit ClimateRealityProject.org.

Public invited to Windermere Share the Warmth project

Windermere Real Estate brokers invite the public to participate in its annual Share the Warmth campaign.

Now through Dec. 18, Windermere brokers will collect new or gently used adult-size coats and twin-size blankets for community members in need.

Donations will benefit Transition Projects, a local nonprofit that helps individuals transition out of homelessness to secure housing.

Coats and blankets can be dropped off at any Windermere office.


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