Beit Haverim to host art festival
Beit Haverim Jewish congregation in Lake Oswego is hosting its first Jewish Arts Fundraiser and Art Festival Feb. 29 from 5:30-9 p.m. at Celebrate Conference Center, 15555 SW Bangy Road in Lake Oswego. Proceeds from the event will benefit the congregation's religious school and youth programming.
The event features Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine, Israeli dancing with an Israeli folk dance professional, a demonstration to bake challah, led by Erin David and Robin Kay, Yiddish singing with Ann Brown and the premiere of "Emma Lazarus the New Colossus," a new music setting by Rabbi Alan Berg.
Tickets are $50 each and include the evening of fun and food, and bidding during the silent auction and paddle raise.
To learn more visit beithav.org or call 503-310-9184.
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Give blood Feb. 21
Lake Oswego United Methodist Church is sponsoring a blood drive Feb. 21 from 1-6 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the church, 1855 South Shore Blvd., Lake Oswego. To schedule a donation time go online to redcrossblood.org and enter LOUMC in the Find a Blood Drive box.
If you have questions or problems registering call Michelle Kitto at 503-313-1241.
Pay library fines with food during February
Throughout the month of February you can have $1 waived in overdue fines (not including fines associated with lost or damaged items) for each non-perishable food item brought into the Lake Oswego Public Library. Donations benefit Tualatin School House Food Pantry, which feeds hundreds of local families.
The pantry is particularly in need of hygiene items this month, including toothpaste, bar soap and shampoo.
Bring items to the library, 706 4th St., Lake Oswego.
Library of Things open in nine county libraries
Nine libraries now have a collection of 400+ items to share, all of which can be checked out using your LINCC Library Card. The libraries include Canby, Estacada, Hoodland, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sandy, West Linn and Wilsonville. Learn more online at lincc.org/lot.
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