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Boy Scouts will recycle Christmas trees this weekend; WLLO Village special event planned

Boy Scouts will recycle Christmas trees this weekend

Lake Oswego Boy Scout Troop 230 will be recycling Christmas trees Saturday, Jan. 4 and Sunday, Jan. 5 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the parking lot at the Yakima building, 4101 SW Kruse Way, Lake Oswego. Cost is $10 per tree and $8 per wreath payable by cash or checks made out to Troop 230.

This is the troop's primary fundraiser and pays for troop activities, upgrades on gear and scholarships for summer camp for scouts in need. To recycle your trees and wreaths remove decorations and bring them to the Yakima parking lot.

WLLO Village special event planned for Jan. 6

McMenamin's West Linn Pub, 2090 8th Ave., West Linn, has selected the WLLO Village program as a beneficiary of their Friends and Family fundraiser.

Gather at McMenamin's Monday, Jan. 6, between 5 p.m. and closing. McMenamin's will donate 50% of the evening's proceeds to the WLLO Village program, which is an organization dedicated to helping friends and family age in place in the community. To learn more visit wllovillage.org.

Marriage preparation workshop offered

The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center invites engaged couples to attend a marriage preparation workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the NCC office, 8383 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland. Trained therapists will guide couples through exercises and activities that will help build communication. They will also present conflict resolution skills to use throughout a lifetime.

Cost of the workshop is $225 per couple. Registration deadline is Jan. 10. Register and pay online at nwcounseling.org/marriage-prep.

Clackamas County announces teen art contest

The Libraries of Clackamas County (LINCC) invite interested teens to submit original artwork for its fifth annual Teen Summer Reading Artwork contest. This year's theme is "Imagine Your Story."

The contest begins Jan. 2, and submissions are welcome until Jan. 31. Artists must be between the ages of 12 and 18 or in sixth through 12th grades, at the time of the submission, and artwork must represent the theme. Entries should be in color with no text.

The winning design will be used by LINCC throughout the county for all summer reading promotional materials such as posters, forms, flyers and social media.

A $100 cash gift card will be awarded for first place, and honorable mentions may also be recognized.

For more information, contest rules and an entry form visit lincc.org and click on "Library Events." You can also obtain an entry form at your local library.

Radon Forum Northwest coming Jan. 15

Northwest Radon Coalition will host Radon Forum Northwest at Lakeridge High School Jan. 15 from 5-8 p.m. The forum opens with resource tables and refreshments at 5 p.m., presentations by industry experts, health professionals and public agency representatives from 6-7:30 p.m., then participants can visit the resources tables again from 7:30-8 p.m. The event is free and open to all.

Lakeridge High School is located at 1235 Overlook Drive in Lake Oswego.


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