Days of Summer 2018

Hello SUMMER!  On June 21 we kick off summer... and all the fun that it brings. To help you get the most out of your summer, every week we are going to share many entertaining and exciting things to do in our beautiful city. So grab your sunscreen and get ready to spend summer in Lake Oswego!

People can access these 95 Days of Summer by going to City of Lake Oswego’s Facebook page (City-of-Lake-Oswego-Local-Government) and “Like”ing it, or by visiting this webpage.

Enjoy and please share with your friends!

Also, if you happen to be out and about in LO and take an awesome photo, make sure to submit it in the City’s annual photo contest

Get the most out of your summer!  Here are some fun activities for the upcoming week:

Day 1 – Thursday, June 21

Cool Books for Hot Days - Celebrate the solstice by building your TBR (to be read) stack and fine-tuning a list of cool new books to read this summer (and on into the fall).

Day 2 – Friday, June 22

Kids Get Creative at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts! On June 22 from 10am to 2pm, the fun of the Festival comes alive for youngsters of all ages with arts and crafts, interactive games, artisan vendors, face painting and more.  This festive event features entertainment from Kim Schneiderman, lego demonstrations from Play-Well Teknologies, a comedy show from Angel Ocasio and a performance from the Academy of Ballet & Dance.  Plus, enjoy a visit from the Lake Oswego Fire Department and the Police K9.

While at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts make sure to check out the famous Missoula Children’s Theatre and its performance of Blackbeard the Pirate. Performances will be at George Rogers Park - Main Stage. The first performance is planned for Friday, June 22, at 4 p.m. and is free as a part of the Kids Get Creative celebration. The second performance is Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m. Tickets for the Saturday performance are $5 and are available during the Festival next to the main stage. For more information, please call Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation at 503-675-2549.

Day 3 – Saturday, June 23

Ham it up! On Saturday June 23, stop by the “portable HAM shack” at Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive, as local HAMs (amateur radio operators) join thousands of their peers across the country to demonstrate their emergency communications capabilities. Meet the LO ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) team and learn about the many ways they are trained to assist the community in the event of emergency. The team will begin their radio and antenna setup at 8 a.m. and be operational at 11 a.m. Stop by and visit and they will get you “on the air.”
For more information on this event or becoming a member, email LOARES.WA7LO@gmail.com.

Day 4 – Sunday, June 24

Last day of the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts! Visit the Lakewood Center and George Rogers Park for a superb lineup of six fine art exhibits, live music and more. Relish fine arts and crafts, sip wine and sample a mix of food.

Day 5 – Monday, June 25

Family Movie Night is back at the Library from 6-8pm! We’re pulling out all the stops by bringing in some brand new releases. We’ll have popcorn and blankets, and lots of room to spread out. Give us a call if you want to know the titles, but here is a clue:  June 25 features a recent movie about a rabbit based on the books by Beatrix Potter.