Days of Summer 2018
Hello SUMMER! On June 21 we kicked 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!
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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 82 - Monday, September 10
Check out our free Line Dance Try-It-Out Day! Join us from 7-8pm, at Christ Church Parish (1060 Chandler Rd) for a fun and easy hour learning basic patterns, steps and dances. Bring your friends and meet others who enjoy moving to the beat. No partner needed.
Day 81 - Sunday, September 9
Ah, the season is coming to an end. Today is the last chance to rent kayaks, SUPs or canoes at George Rogers Park! Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm (last rentals go out at 4pm). All rentals are on a first come first serve basis.
Day 80 - Saturday, September 8
Enjoy a ride on the Willamette Shore Trolley! Learn about the Willamette Shore Line’s historic past while enjoying a relaxing ride on Trolleys 513 and 514 – replicas of original vintage trolleys used in Portland from 1904 to 1950 with modern safety features, wicker seats, solid brass fixtures and ornate solid oak woodwork. This scenic 90 minute, 10.5-mile roundtrip ride takes you along the shore of the Willamette River to SW Bancroft Street in Portland and features spectacular views along with several unique railroad attractions. For trolley schedules and to make your reservation, visit wst.oregontrolley.com or call 503-697-7436. Rides depart the depot (311 N. State Street) on Saturday and Sunday, at noon and 2pm.
Day 79 - Friday, September 7
Deadline is today! Enter your best images in the Tenth Annual City of Lake Oswego Photo Contest for a chance to win! First place winners will receive a $100 gift card; second place winners a $50 gift card; and third place winners a $25 gift card. Entries need to be submitted by 5 p.m., September 7. Please visit www.lakeoswego.city/PhotoContest for contest details.
Day 78 - Thursday, September 6
Bring your furry friend to celebrate the opening of the West Waluga Dog Park! Looking for a fun outdoor event for you and your dog? Come celebrate the opening of the new dog park at Barks & Brews on Thursday, September 6 from 4:30-7:30pm.! Barks and Brews is located at West Waluga Park, 15775 Waluga Drive. The dog park is located in the back, food and drink will be located near the shelter. The dog park opening celebration features beer and cider provided by Ancestry Brewing and delicious bites to eat from Dogs & Fries. Relax and have a cold one, while your dog enjoys park fun. A friendly dog costume contest commences at 6 p.m. All owners who bring a dog in costume or accessory will receive one free drink coupon. Also enjoy a live DJ, giant Jenga, Cornhole and more!
Day 77 - Wednesday, September 5
Take an easy, shady hike at Cooks Butte! Part of the Boring Lava field, Cooks Butte is an extinct volcano rising to 718 feet above the Stafford Basin. There are numerous small neighborhood entrances to the park with a main entrance and small parking area off of Atherton Road via the Stafford-Rosemont round-a-bout. Cooks Butte has 42 acres and contains 2 miles of trails which are part of the larger Stafford Basin Pathway and Trail System. Also visit Stevens Meadows, a 21 acre open meadow area next to Cooks Butte with a 1/2 mile path that circles the site. Stevens Meadows can also be accessed from the parking area off of Atherton Road. Check out the Cooks Butte Trail Map! http://bit.ly/CooksButte
Day 76 - Tuesday, September 4
The LO Library welcomes folksinger and autoharpist Adam Miller for First Tuesday Music program. Join us at 7pm for "Folksongs of the American Labor Movement.”
Day 75 - Monday, September 3
Celebrate Labor Day with a picnic at one of Lake Oswego’s amazing parks! Have you been to Freepons, Greentree, Pilkington, Roehr, George Rogers or Waluga Parks? These are just a few options! Pick your park at www.lakeoswego.city/parksrec/parksites
Day 74 - Sunday, September 2
Join us from 11am-3pm at Tryon Creek Natural Area for Stumpfest. Stumpfest is a history and ecology learning event that is family friendly and focused on teaching the public about the biological and historical significance of the ancient stumps of Tryon Creek. The stumps are the touchstones of more learning about local history and forest ecology. There will be a self-guided walk, learning stations, and carnival games that teach about forest management.
Day 73 - Saturday, September 1Oh, how I love the LO Farmers' Market! Explore the spectacular array of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, cheeses, baked goods, hot foods, artisan products, and beautiful nursery items. The Market boasts an average of 80 vendors each week. It also features weekly entertainment and kids’ activities. Millennium Plaza Park, 8:30am-1:30pm, through October 13.
Day 72 - Friday, August 31
Check out a bit of LO's past at River Run Park. The historic Oswego Lake Canal headgate (installed in 1905-1906 to control water entering the canal and maintain the lake level) and large crank and an interpretive sign were recently installed at the southern end of River Run Park, adjacent to the operational headgate. River Run, which borders the Tualatin River, is the site of the historic mouth of Oswego Canal and is located at the end of River Run Road. This park, part of Lake Oswego's 300 acres of natural character parks, is next to Bryant Woods and Canal Acres. These three natural areas offer great wildlife viewing and contain two miles of relatively flat trails. http://bit.ly/BryantWoods
Day 71 - Thursday, August 30
Check out the new Parks & Recreation Activity location, Christ Church Parish (CCP)! Stop by our Open House from 3-6pm and meet the instructors, look at the spaces and places, plus enjoy a snack and beverage. What activities are going to be offered at CCP you ask? Some of your favorites - fun meet-ups like Indoor Playground, and great music classes, dance classes, art classes, camps, safety and fitness classes like tai-chi and yoga. CCP will also be your party headquarter for the Monster Mash (formally Pal-O-Ween) and the LO Mom's Club's Preschool Forum. Located at 1060 Chandler Rd.
Day 70 - Wednesday, August 29
Join us from 7:15-9:15pm for Tryon Bat Chats! Sign up for a free night hike led by trained naturalists to experience the bats of Tryon Creek. We will talk about our local bat species and the amazing adaptations that allow them to survive while we walk through the park, ending at a spot viewing platform. Once there, we will watch bats and listen to echolocating bats with the Bat Detector. Parents must accompany children on all hikes. Registration required. https://tryonfriends.org/calendar/
Day 69 - Tuesday, August 28
LO Parks & Rec presents Hikes & Rambles every Tuesday and Thursday - just show up and enjoy! Today's hike is Shellrock/Middle Lakes - 6 miles with lakes, Subalpine fir, old growth hemlock, and huckleberries. Today's ramble is Tamanawas Falls - 3.8 miles where you will see the beautiful 100 ft. falls, along Cold Spring Creek and shaded large Douglas-fir, cedar, and a variety of trees. The hike will leave at 8am, the ramble at 8:30am, from Hazelia Field at Luscher Farm, 17800 Stafford Road - park in the upper lot near Stafford Road. Cost is $1 (payable to leader), plus driver donation of $8-10. For more information, including cost and appropriate gear, go to www.LOhikes.com.
Day 68 - Monday, August 27
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 clues: August 27 feature is perhaps a movie adaption if Sherlock Holmes were portrayed by Gnomes
Day 67 - Sunday, August 26
Why all the excitement about electric vehicles? To find out, come to the Lake Oswego Electric Vehicle Fair at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th Street, from 1 to 5 p.m. Take a test drive, talk to current owners, learn about the 40 different all-electric and plug-in hybrid models available, plus, find out how affordable EVs can be and what you can do to take advantage of the federal tax refund and the Oregon rebate. Electric assist bicycles are included in the show.
Day 66 - Saturday, August 25
Don't miss Unveil Your Art! The annual celebration will be held from 4-7pm in Sundeleaf Plaza in partnership with Lake Theatre & Café. The family-friendly activities include a kid’s corner, docent-led tours, an artist meet & greet, great food and beverages, and a drawing rally featuring area artists. Celebrate 15 new sculptures coming to LO.
Day 65 - Friday, August 24
Discover something new in your own backyard! The Library's family Cultural Pass Program makes free or discounted day passes available to some cool cultural venues including World of Speed Museum, Oregon Garden, Gilbert House Children's Museum, End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Portland Art Museum, and more! www.ci.oswego.or.us/library/cultural-pass-program
Day 64 - Thursday, August 23
Join us for a presentation on the state and future of Electric Vehicle technology. 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Oswego United Methodist Church for refreshments and a chance to speak with local citizens about their experience of owning an EV.
Day 63 - Wednesday, August 22
First Sounds of Summer Concert at Westlake Park! Don't miss Aerosmith Rocks. 6:30-8:30pm, Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Dr.
Day 62 - Tuesday, August 21
LO Parks & Rec presents Hikes & Rambles every Tuesday and Thursday - just show up and enjoy! For more information, including cost and appropriate gear, go to www.LOhikes.com.
Day 61 - Monday, August 20
Let's go for a walk! Join the LO Walkers group on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and explore neighborhood and trails at various Lake Oswego parks. On Monday and Wednesday, meet at 9:15am at the Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave, east parking lot. The Saturday morning group meets at George Rogers Park Lower Level at 9:30 a.m. Participants must check in with volunteer leader at meeting time. No registration required. To verify time and location, please contact Linda, volunteer leader, at 858-354-4131.
Day 60 - Sunday, August 19
Collector Car & Classic Boat Show continues! This year, the featured Car Show Marque - Land Rover. Head to George Rogers Park from 9am-3pm for collector cars. Classic boats will be at Sundeleaf Plaza. At Foothills Park, check out land and sea classics.
Day 59 - Saturday, August 18
Check out unique land and sea classics, the world’s only operating PT Boat, military vehicles, collector cars, wooden masterpieces and more! Classic boats will be at Sundeleaf Plaza. At Foothills Park, check out land and sea classics and the PT Boat 658. Plus, there there is a “Poker Run” Charity Car Tour starting 11 a.m. at Foothills Park.
Day 58 - Friday, August 17
Discover something new in your own backyard! The Library's family Cultural Pass Program makes free or discounted day passes available to some cool cultural venues including World of Speed Museum, Oregon Garden, Gilbert House Children's Museum, End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Portland Art Museum, and more!
Day 57 - Thursday, August 16
Visit the History Center & Museum - open Tuesdays and Thursdays plus the first Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. Run by the Lake Oswego Preservation Society, the museum is located in the Iron Worker’s Cottage at 40 Wilbur Street - one of the key sites along the Oswego Iron Heritage Trail. It is the only remaining restored example of the type of housing that was common for iron workers at the height of the iron industry in Oswego. Admission is free.
Day 56 - Wednesday, August 15
First Sounds of Summer Concert at Westlake Park! Don't miss Dancehall Days - astonishing musicianship with a repertoire that is wildly diverse and authentic. 6:30-8:30pm, Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Dr.
Day 55 - Tuesday, August 14
LO Parks & Rec presents Hikes & Rambles every Tuesday and Thursday - just show up and enjoy! Today's hike is Bunker Hill - 6 miles in beautiful old growth forest. Today's ramble is Umbrella Falls Loop - 4.6 miles where you will see the beautiful 60 ft. fan of Umbrella Falls, via mountain meadows and forests. The hike will leave at 8am, the ramble at 8:30am, from Hazelia Field at Luscher Farm, 17800 Stafford Road - park in the upper lot near Stafford Road. Cost is $1 (payable to leader), plus driver donation of $8-10. For more information, including cost and appropriate gear, go to www.LOhikes.com.
Day 54 - Monday, August 13
Interested in our city's history? Take a walk on the Oswego Iron Heritage Trail! This route guides walkers along existing streets and pathways to seven sites associated with Oregon’s pioneer iron industry. The Trail offers a different way of looking at the landscape, through the eyes of those who mined its ore, cut its timber, and harnessed its waterpower for the purpose of smelting iron. Colorful interpretive signs at each site give a glimpse of mining and iron making in nineteenth century Oswego. A map at each site shows the trail route.
Day 53 - Sunday, August 12
Check out the Summer Fun Hunter Jumper Show at the Lake Oswego Hunt Club! 8:30am, 2725 Iron Mountain Blvd. www.lakeoswegohunt.com/
Day 52 - Saturday, August 11
Combining roses and clematis extends bloom time and adds more color to your garden large or small. The Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection (FRCC) invite you to learn how to make the perfect combinations. Join us from 10am-12pm at the Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road. Register at www.rogersonclematiscollection.org/combined-events.
Day 51 - Friday, August 10
Look to the sky for the Perseid meteor shower (consisting of space debris from the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet)! According to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke, during the Perseids' peak this week, spectators should see about 60-70 meteors per hour. This year the moon will be near new moon, it will be a crescent, which means it will set before the Perseid show gets underway after midnight. Earth passes through the path of Swift-Tuttle's debris from July 17 to Aug. 24, with the meteor shower's peak coming August 11-13. Cooke said the best way to view a meteor shower is to "take in as much sky as possible." Go to a dark area in the suburbs or countryside and prepare to wait outside for a few hours. It can take about 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark, the longer you wait, the more you'll see.
Day 50 - Thursday, August 9
Today is National Book Lovers Day... and a great day to beat the heat by heading to the award-winning LO Public Library, 706 4th Street! You can also download a digital magazine or e-book for free. Check out the library’s digital magazine collection:
Visit library2go.lib.overdrive.com to check out our e-book collection.
Day 49 - Wednesday, August 8
First Sounds of Summer Concert at Westlake Park! Don't miss Ants in the Kitchen - a 7-piece HORN band that plays a mix of classic 70's era funk, blues, and soul... but with the tone and force of a ROCK band! 6:30-8:30pm, Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Dr.
Day 48 - Tuesday, August 7
Enjoy National Night Out with your neighbors!
Day 47 - Monday, August 6
Have a great weekend? Take some great pictures of people, places, or pets in LO? Share them! The 10th Annual City of Lake Oswego Photo Contest is underway - submit your best photos for a chance to win a $100, $75 or $25 gift card. Deadline is September 7. Contest details:
Day 46 - Sunday, August 5
Discover more about our area on the Hazelia Agri-Cultural Heritage Trail. Located in the Stafford and Luscher Farm Areas, ten interpretive panels commemorate the unique historic, agricultural, and cultural beginnings of the Hazelia area. This area is a mosaic of historic, cultural, geographic and rural scenic landscapes that is unique to the Willamette Valley. Each panel is color-coded, reflecting its own unique character.
Day 45 - Saturday, August 4
Love horses? Head over to the Hunt Club for the dressage show. Dressage is defined as "the execution by a trained horse of precision movements in response to barely perceptible signals from its rider." This 3-day event begins at 8am, August 3 - 5, at the Lake Oswego Hunt Club, 2725 Iron Mountain Blvd.
Day 44 - Friday, August 3
Chronicle: Plein Air - First Friday Closing Reception - Join us Friday, August 3, from 5 to 7 PM at the 510 Museum & ARTspace for a closing reception of Chronicle: Plein Air. There will be artists in attendance, bites to eat, and libation. This is your last chance to buy one of the wonderful pieces of artwork depicting beautiful Lake Oswego points of interest, parks, and downtown areas.
Day 43 - Thursday, August 2
According to reports, Thursday is supposed to be sunny and in the 80s... sounds like a perfect day for FOOT GOLF! The game mirrors traditional golf in its rules and basic structure but requires less equipment (only a soccer ball) and is less difficult in the amount of technical skill required. Check it out on Thursdays after 3 p.m. Bring your own soccer ball or rent one through the Golf Course for just $5 per round.
Day 42 - Wednesday, August 1
Come on down to Foothills Park for Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts! This show will be a toe-tappin' tour of the Golden Era of Rock and Roll with tributes to such legendary artists as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Supremes. 7-9pm.
Day 41 - Tuesday, July 31
Take a leisurely stroll and check out the Sidewalk Poetry in the Old Town neighborhood! Three poems from the City’s first Sidewalk Poetry Contest have been etched into sections of sidewalk in the Old Town neighborhood: Happiness (at Durham and Wilbur Street), This Very Spot (at Durham and Church Street) and Old Town Tree (at Durham and Leonard Street). While you're there visit the History Center & Museum in the historic Worker’s Cottage, 40 Wilbur Street, and the Iron Furnace at George Rogers Park.
Day 40 - Monday, July 30
Another good day to play in the water! Check out the Lake Oswego Swim Park, located at 250 Ridgeway Road! Park amenities include water shooters, organized inner tube polo, park chairs and chaise lounges, picnic tables and covered areas. The park is open seven days a week, 1 to 6 p.m. through August 26. Age 10 and under must be accompanied by a person 16 years and older. Residents only. www.lakeoswego.city/parksrec/lake-oswego-swim-park
Day 39 - Sunday, July 29
Tonight's Moonlight & Music Concert features Dave Watson’s Re-Birthing the Cool - a nonet that plays the original music of The Birth Of The Cool, Miles Davis/Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Pell also Benny Carter, Slide Hampton and more! Millennium Plaza Park, 6-7:30pm.
Day 38 - Saturday, July 28
Masque Alfresco continues with The Misanthrope! Enjoy outdoor theater in beautiful George Rogers Park at 7pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, through August 5. The Misanthrope features slapstick antics, stock characters, and colorful period costumes, updated with family-friendly, current social/political jokes. Free.
Day 37 - Friday, July 27
Howl at the Moon Adventure Run is back! The fun kicks off at 4:30pm at historic Luscher Farm. With a new course configuration and water slide design (so you don't have to wait!), this year's obstacle race promises to be the best yet! Remember, this is about having FUN, so you go for speed or you can opt to go around obstacles or walk if you want. After you've completed the course, stay for the party - enjoy tasty bites and brews from local vendors including Ancestry Brewing, Two Guys and a Grill and Upstar Nutrition. Register: www.howlatthemoonLO.org
Day 36 - Thursday, July 26
LO Parks & Rec presents Hikes & Rambles every Tuesday and Thursday - just show up and enjoy! Today's hike is Siouxon Creek - 7.8 mile hike through ancient forests along the verdant creek trail, passing pools and waterfalls. Today's ramble is Wildwood Recreation Site (Mt Hood) - 4 mile walk along paved and dirt trails with wetlands and forest bordering the Salmon River. The hike will leave at 8am, the ramble at 8:30am, from Hazelia Field at Luscher Farm, 17800 Stafford Road - park in the upper lot near Stafford Road. Cost is $1 (payable to leader), plus driver donation of $8-10. For more information, including cost and appropriate gear, go to www.LOhikes.com.
Day 35 - Wednesday, July 25
Another wonderful summer concert! Head down to Foothills Park for Petty Fever - the awesome Tom Petty Tribute band! 7-9pm, Foothills Park. https://pettyfever.com/
Day 34 - Tuesday, July 24
Today would be a great day to play at the beach... the beach at George Rogers Park! Located at the corner of Ladd and South State Street, George Rogers Park has a wonderful beach on the Willamette River, a cool playground, two outdoor tennis courts, cornhole, pickleball courts, a memorial garden area, two baseball/softball fields, a soccer field, an historic furnace and restrooms. Enjoy!
Day 33 - Monday, July 23
Family Movie Night is back! 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 clues: July 23 features another movie adaptation, this time it is based on the amazing the science fiction book by Madeline L'Engle. LO Library, 6-8pm.
Day 32 - Sunday, July 22
Tonight's Moonlight & Music Concert features the sounds of jazz and neo soul with Haley Horsfall! Millennium Plaza Park, 6-7:30pm.
Day 31 - Saturday, July 21
Mornings in Color! Come on in and color adult coloring book designs! Colored pencils and coloring books provided. Great fun... and, colored pages make great gifts too! No sign-up necessary. 10am-12pm, LO Library.
Day 30 - Friday, July 20
Masque Alfresco is back with The Misanthrope! Enjoy outdoor theater in beautiful George Rogers Park on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, July 20 - August 5, at 7pm. The Misanthrope features our famous commedia dell’arte traditions: slapstick antics, stock characters, colorful period costumes, updated with family-friendly, current social/political jokes. Everyone is invited to enjoy this free event - bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnics – and your funny bone! Dogs are welcome too, but need to be on a leash.
Day 29 - Thursday, July 19
Join us for Movies in the Park! Tonight's feature presentation - The Secret Life of Pets. Bring your blankets, pillows, and low sand chairs to Millennium Plaza Park for a relaxing night under the stars. Delicious popcorn and other tasty treats are available for purchase. Movie is free and starts at dusk (8:30-9pm).
Day 28 - Wednesday, July 18
Another wonderful summer concert! Head down to Foothills Park for Kalimba The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire - an Earth Wind & Fire experience so satisfying it transports audiences back to the excitement of the first time they heard these unforgettable songs. 7-9pm, Foothills Park.
Day 27 - Tuesday, July 17
Get out on the water! Rent a kayak, canoe or SUP and enjoy the Willamette River. Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe offers classes, tours, camps and rentals at Tryon Cove and at George Rogers Park. 10am-6pm daily through August 26. For more information, to register or for location directions, visit www.aldercreek.com.
Day 26 - Monday, July 16
Something fun for the kids! Join us at the Library for World Music! Sound of Science with Mad Science. From 2-3pm, feel and hear some good vibrations! Our sound show explores how sound is made and how we hear it. Grades k-5.
Day 25 - Sunday, July 15
Tonight's Moonlight & Music Concert features Lisa Mann! Mann’s vocals effortlessly straddle the line between the honey sweet warmth of the south, and the force-of-nature sound Mann has cultivated by mastering everything from hard rock to rhythm and blues. Her clever blues balladry is complimented by her considerable prowess on bass guitar. Millennium Plaza Park, 6-7:30pm. All concerts are free and family friendly.
Day 24 - Saturday, July 14
Learn how to extend the bloom season of all your perennials, including Clematis, at the "Summer Pruning for Fall Blooms" class. Join us at the greenhouse at the beautiful Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Rd, on Saturday, July 14, 10am-noon. Register at www.rogersonclematiscollection.org
Day 23 - Friday, July 13
Stop by the Tryon Creek State Natural Area Nature Center and enjoy interpretive exhibits and programs! Today's free program, Story & Stroll - Dragonfly Door, integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement, and outdoor play. It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6) but all are welcome. 11am - 12:15pm, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Space is on a first come, first served basis; register in the Nature Center 30 minutes before the program starts.
Day 22 - Thursday, July 12
LO Parks & Rec presents Hikes & Rambles every Tuesday and Thursday - just show up and enjoy! Today's hike is Flag Point via Lookout Mt. (Mt Hood - East). 8 miles, This hike is not easy because some short sections of Divide Trail are rocky and steep, but it is not difficult. Today's ramble is Little Beacon Rock/Pool of the Winds (Columbia Gorge). 3.5 miles. The hike will leave at 8am, the ramble at 8:30am, from Hazelia Field at Luscher Farm, 17800 Stafford Road - park in the upper lot near Stafford Road. Cost is $1 (payable to leader), plus driver donation of $8-10. For more information, including cost and appropriate gear, go to www.LOhikes.com.
Day 21 - Wednesday, July 11
Summer concerts are back! Enjoy appetizers or dinner at one of our fine local restaurants, then head down to Foothills Park for Eagle Eyes - the amazing tribute band to the legendary band The Eagles. This group of musicians hail from Vancouver Island, Canada. 7-9pm at Foothills Park.
Day 20 - Tuesday, July 10
Wondering how we got to the point where we find ourselves in the national dialogue about guns and gun control? Jim Oleske, professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School, will discuss and analyze the various aspects of the debate around the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution--the right to bear arms. 7-8:30pm, LO Library.
Day 19 - Monday, July 9
Great day to visit the Oswego Heritage House and Museum! Their current exhibit: Oswego Streets Then & Now - A Photographic Trip Through Time covers the history of Lake Oswego from the earliest Native American settlement to the 1960s. The museum is free and open to the public Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm.
Day 18 - Sunday, July 8
Join us for the Moonlight & Music Concert featuring the Bobby Torres Ensemble. Bring food and beverage or enjoy a local option. From New York City, to Woodstock with Joe Cocker, through ten years of touring with Tom Jones, to forming his own Latin jazz group in Portland, Bobby Torres has been on the music scene for over 40 years. The concert, from 6-7:30pm at Millennium Plaza Park, is free and family friendly!
Day 17 - Saturday, July 7
Don’t miss the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market - showcasing some of the region’s finest produce, meats, nuts, cheeses, artisan breads, jams, jellies, baked goods, fresh seafood, nursery items, hot foods, and more - there is something for everyone! At Millennium Plaza Park, from 8:30am-1:30pm, the Market also features a Kids' Corner for youngsters and live music from 10:30am-12:30pm - this week enjoy the Sucker Creek Jazz Band with Dick Saunders (Dixieland). The Market boasts an average of 80 vendors each week. While at the park, watch the Slalom Waterski (10am) and Wakeboard Freestyle (1pm) shows on Lakewood Bay, plus the Portland Water Spectacular Ski Show at 5pm.
Day 16 - Friday, July 6
Have you been to the Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm? This garden contains the most comprehensive collection of clematis within a public garden in North America - including unique and exceptionally rare plants, as well as historic clematis and the newest hybrids. The Garden, located at 125 Rosemont Road, is open to visitors every day from 8am to dusk. The greenhouse (staffed with volunteers) is open Fridays 10am to 2pm and on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10am to 1pm. Plants can be purchased when the greenhouse is open. Read more about the gardens at
Day 15 - Thursday, July 5
LO Parks & Rec presents Hikes & Rambles every Tuesday and Thursday - just show up and enjoy! Join us today for an easy hike along the Middle Salmon River on Mt Hood. The hike will leave at 8am from Hazelia Field at Luscher Farm, 17800 Stafford Road - park in the upper lot near Stafford Road. Cost is $1 (payable to leader), plus driver donation of $8-10. For more information, including cost and appropriate gear, go to www.LOhikes.com.
Day 14 - Wednesday, July 4
Oh it's going to be a fun day! Start with the Lions Pancake feed at George Rogers Park, then head to the Star Spangled Parade & Celebration. The Parade starts at 10am and travels down A Avenue to Millennium Plaza Park. The celebration continues at Millennium Plaza Park with live music from Gospel Hooligans, a Presentation of Colors from local Scouts, face painting, balloon animals, a pie eating contest, and more!
Wrap up your Independence Day with an evening of sparkling lights at the inaugural Star Spangled Fireworks Spectacular. The show will last about 20 minutes and can be viewed from George Rogers Park - upper ballfield. Additionally, fireworks can be seen from Millennium Plaza Park.
Day 13 - Tuesday, July 3
Kick off your July 4th celebration at 7pm with a patriotic concert honoring Veterans with Lake Oswego's own Millennium Concert Band. The concert is held at Millennium Plaza Park and includes a Presentation of Colors from the Lake Oswego Police Honor Guard.
Day 12 – Monday, July 2
How about some golf? Join us at the LO Golf Course! Men's Monday Morning "Good Guys" Golf Club has a reserved block of tee times from opening until 10am on Monday mornings through October. Questions? Contact Ray Clang.
Day 11 – Sunday, July 1
The Lake Oswego Swim Park, located at 250 Ridgeway Road, opens today! Park amenities include water shooters, organized inner tube polo, park chairs and chaise lounges, picnic tables and covered areas. The park is open seven days a week, 1 to 6 p.m. from July 1 to August 26. Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an individual 16 years or older. Entry is free and available to all residents of Lake Oswego.
Day 10 – Saturday, June 30
Check out the Repair Fair from 10am to 1pm at the LO Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue! Skilled volunteers will be on hand at this free community event to help repair your broken household items - such as jewelry, small appliances, electronic toys, bikes and clothing.
Day 9 – Friday, June 29
LO has a new dog park! Located at the back of West Waluga Park, 15775 Waluga Drive, this fenced-in dog park provides another opportunity for you and your best friend to meet other people and pooches. In addition to the new dog park, West Waluga Park has the Fit Spot-workout equipment, a walking path, kiddie play area, picnic shelter and restrooms.
Day 8 – Thursday, June 28
Join the FootGolf or Cornhole League! Last day to register a team is July 2. FootGolf League starts July 12 and plays every Thursday at the LO Golf Course. Cornhole League starts July 11 and plays every Wednesday at George Rogers Park. Register at www.loparks.org. Grab your family, grab your friends - it's fun for everyone!
Day 7 – Wednesday, June 27
The Summer of Music begins with a special concert (Essential LO) featuring Patrick Lamb and his high-energy, groove-driven band Hit Factory. 7-9pm at the Public Golf Course. In addition, festivities includes a special tribute to City of Lake Oswego volunteers. Food and beverage available for purchase. The golf course parking lot is reserved for handicap guests, but parking is available at C3 Church (17979 SW Stafford Road), Hazelia Field, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1271 Overlook Drive). For additional information, visit www.lakeoswego.city/concerts.
Day 6 – Tuesday, June 26
How about a game of tennis? LO Parks & Rec has three outdoor tennis court sites: 2 courts at George Rogers Park (611 S. State St.), 2 at Westlake Park (14164 Bunick Dr.), and 1 at 1850 South Shore Blvd (next to South Shore Fire Dept.). In addition, we have the Lake Oswego Indoor Tennis Center. Located at 2900 Diane Drive in Springbrook Park, the Tennis Center offers four indoor courts and is open year round for public use. Play ball!
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.
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 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 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 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).