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July 2011 Hello LO*****ECRWSS***** POSTAL CUSTOMER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 124 Lake Oswego, OR Hello L .O . the official newsletter of the city of lake oswegoJuly 2011In This Issue 1 Star Spangled Parade July 4th Road Closures Board & Commissioner Vacancies ACC Receives Accreditation Photo Contest City Adopts Spending Plan Streetcar Update 2 Fireworks Cause Damage Transform Your Home LOSD Offers Reduced Tuition Pavement Preservation Program 3 Parks & Recreation City Library 4 K9 Team Excels Public Safety Fair Community Clean-Up Sundeleaf Plaza Invasive Plan Control Hallinan Garden Blooms! Community Calendar For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us, or Call 503-635-0257. Insert Foothills District Star Spangled parade - July 4 photo ConteSt Amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter their best images in the Third Annual City of Lake Oswego Photo Contest. Send in your best photos for a chance to win! In each category: 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., Thursday, September 1, 2011. Category winners will be announced in early November 2011. For contest details, including categories, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/pubaffairs/ PhotoContest.htm. road CloSureS on 4th of July Staging for the parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Lake Garden Court. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. from the staging area at Lake Garden Court. The parade will go south on Iron Mountain Blvd to Chandler Road, then east on Chandler Road/10th Street to A Avenue. Continuing on A Avenue, the parade will end at 2nd Street at approximately 11:45 a.m. with floats turning left and pedestrians turning right. Westbound traffic can expect minor delays as parade disperses at A Avenue and 2nd Street. Road Closures (times are approximate): • 9 to 10 a.m. - Iron Mountain Blvd. between Country Club Road and Chandler Road (open only to northbound traffic) • 9:50 a.m. - Iron Mountain Blvd. between Country Club Road and Chandler Road (closed both directions) • 9:50 a.m. - Chandler Road at Iron Mountain Blvd. • 9:50 a.m. - A Avenue at 10th Street (for eastbound traffic) • 10 a.m. - 2nd Street between A Avenue and Evergreen Road • 10 a.m. - Evergreen Road between 1st and 2nd Street aCC reCeiveS national aCCreditation! Lake Oswego Adult Community Center (ACC) becomes the third Senior Center in Oregon to become nationally accredited! Join staff and the community in celebrating this accomplishment and enjoy refreshments on Tuesday, July 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the ACC. On May 26, 2011, the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) - a division of the National Council on Aging - unanimously approved full accreditation of the Lake Oswego ACC. National accreditation is the end result of a rigorous process including an agency self-assessment and on-site inspection by a peer reviewer from the NISC. This is the nation’s only National Senior Center Accreditation Program. Accreditation provides official recognition that a senior center meets nine standards of senior center operations. These nine standards of excellence, developed by NISC to advance the quality of senior centers nationwide, serve as a guide for all senior centers to improve their operations today - and position themselves for the future. The ACC demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to quality programs and services. Strengths identified for the ACC included a committed and professional staff, incredible number of volunteers who enhance all programs, the number of community connections and partnerships, the Meal Network fundraising efforts for home delivered meals, a self assessment committee, and their interest and excitement in continuing to work for the ACC’s growth and fiscal stability and the great computer lab supported and funded by the City. A process to refine the Lake Oswego to Portland Streetcar alternative is scheduled to begin this summer. This refinement study, in addition to the final Foothills Framework Plan, will address City Council questions including preferred alignment, lowering costs, developing a funding plan, and the feasibility of funding the City’s share of the streetcar costs with LORA and/or the redevelopment of Foothills dollars. The current effort to develop the Foothills Framework Plan has some important preliminary recommendations – moving the streetcar terminus and park-and-ride facility from the Oswego Village Shopping Center north into Foothills closer to downtown, and having the streetcar line on a new north/south Foothills Road in the Foothills District. These have a variety of benefits including reducing costs and addressing nearby neighborhood concerns. Information coming from the Streetcar Refinement Study will be developed and available later this fall and early winter. To learn more about the concepts coming out of the Foothills planning process, see the special insert in this month’s HelloLO. StreetCar update City adoptS Spending plan for fy11/12 The City is seeking applicants for the following: Budget Committee, 50+ Advisory Board, Public Art Committee, and Youth members of Advisory Boards. For more details, contact Jane McGarvin at 503-635-0236 or go to www. ci.oswego.or.us/boards/Vacancies/currentvacancies.htm. vaCanCieS The City hopes you enjoy Independence Day festivities. To make sure events run smoothly, parking restrictions and road closures will occur. The following parking restrictions will be in effect all day July 4. All posted streets are “tow away” zones. Parking restrictions (No parking on one side) The following roads will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to about midnight: Roads closed Section of road closed • Bryant Road (from Lakeview to Jean) • Lakeview Blvd. (from Bryant to Iron Mtn.) • South Shore (from Westview Drive to Lakeview Blvd.) For a closure and detour map, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us. • Alder Circle • Allen Road • Graef Circle • Maple Circle • Upper Drive • Greenbriar Road • Cardinal Drive • Chapman Way • Kelok Road • Lamont Way • Lords Lane • AND all intersecting streets within the closure zone The Lake Oswego City Council adopted a spending plan for the next fiscal year that allows the City to continue services, keeps general operating costs relatively flat, and recognizes providing one-time $2 million assistance to the Lake Oswego School District and paying down the debt on the West End Building. Getting to an adopted budget takes extensive work by City staff, the Budget Committee, City Council, and the many citizens that take the time to testify on the goals and priorities for Lake Oswego. For more information on the Adopted Budget, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/finance/budg.htm. Hello L.O. 2 For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us, or Call 503-635-0257. City Council 503-635-0215 503-697-6594 (fax) City Council e-mail: council@ci.oswego.or.us City Manager Alex D. McIntyre 503-635-0215 Mike Kehoe City Councilor 503-706-8365 (Cell) Jack Hoffman Mayor 503-635-0213 (City Hall) Donna Jordan City Councilor 503-675-1120 (Home) Bill Tierney City Councilor 503-539-7144 (Cell) Mary Olson City Councilor 503-638-2042 (Home) Sally Moncrieff City Councilor 503-819-5553 (Cell) Jeff Gudman City Councilor 503-780-1524 (Cell) fireworkS CauSe MillionS in daMage In Oregon in 2010, fireworks were responsible for 117 fires, 26 injuries, and an estimated $1.7 million in property damage. More than one-half of fireworks- related injuries were eye injuries. Tips to protect your family from fireworks related fires and injuries: • Soak used fireworks thoroughly in a bucket of water. • Never relight “dud” fireworks. Wait 15-20 minutes then soak it in a bucket of water. • Always have water handy (a garden hose or a bucket of water). • Always have an adult light fireworks. • Light only one firework at a time and move away quickly. • Do not throw fireworks or hold them in your hand. • Use fireworks only in legal places. Fireworks are prohibited on all beaches, State Parks, and State or Federal Forest lands.A duplex on Greenridge Drive suffered major damage after aerial devices landed on the roof on July 5, 2001. paveMent preServation prograM to Begin in July 2011 pavement preservation projects will take place from July through August. Scheduled work, which includes slurry seal and paving, will occur on the streets listed below on Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dates and time are weather dependent. The Street Preservation Project (Slurry Seals) includes several locations where the Contractor may be required to prepare the surface by removing a failed section of pavement and repair with an asphalt patch. Once the street section repairs are made, a specialty crew will follow up and apply an oil emulsion and fine aggregate rock mix over the entire width of the street. The oil emulsion, if applied during a warm summer day, requires at least 3-4 hours to cure before traffic can resume. Application during cool days or shaded sections of street may take up to 8-10 hours to cure. Those directly affected by this work will be sent important information about slurry seals and what to expect. Street Rehabilitation (Paving) involves overlaying the existing pavement with 2” to 3” of new asphalt concrete. The City and contractor will work very hard to ensure that residents have access during the paving operations. All residents directly affected will receive a notice at least 48 hours before work is to begin on their street. For questions, contact Crystal Shum at 503-697-7420, or call the Construction Hotline at 503-635-0261. Homeowners in Lake Oswego are now able to get rebates to transform energy-wasting homes into comfortable, energy efficient living spaces that stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Clean Energy Works Oregon provides a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort, while helping to protect the environment. The program bundles multiple energy upgrades, expert contractors, and financing into a one-time, one-stop Home Energy Remodel that may include: • High-Performance Attic, Wall and Floor Insulation • Triple Pane “R5″ Windows • High-Efficiency Home Heating Systems • Air and Duct Sealing • Hi-Tech Water Heating Systems Using federal energy efficiency grant funds, the City is able to offer an additional $500 incentive to the first 40 eligible Lake Oswego applicants. When you apply, simply enter the following Instant Rebate Code: LGOSW. Visit www.cleanenergyworksoregon.org to learn if your home is eligible and to apply. For questions, contact Susan Millhauser, City of Lake Oswego, 503-635-0291. Did you know, the City of Lake Oswego and Lake Oswego School District (LOSD) boundaries are not the same. Some residents live in the City but are outside of the LOSD boundaries and must pay tuition to attend a LOSD school. In recognition of the support that these residents provide to LOSD through their City property taxes and fees, LOSD will reduce tuition by 50% for residents in loSd offerS reduCed tuition CoStS these areas who wish to enroll in LOSD schools. For 2011- 12, the tuition rate is $3,250 for people who live within the City but outside the LOSD boundary. School applications and guidelines can be found at: http://bit.ly/iusZ4R. For a map of the LOSD and City boundaries go to: http://bit.ly/iFtDV4. tranSforM your energy waSting hoMe For more information call: Main Number, 503-636-7628 Reference Desk Number, 503-675-2540 or visit www.lakeoswegolibrary.org Hello L.O. 3 y o u r C o m m u n i t y r e s o u r C e F o r i n F o r m a t i o n a n d e n r i C h m e n tCity liBrary d i s C o v e r a C t i v e l i v i n gparkS & reCreation For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us, or Call 503-635-0257. West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way For more information call 503-675-2549 www.lakeoswegoparks.org SuMMer day CaMpS More Information: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/camps1.htm Kindercamp, ages 4 to 6, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. $85. Four sessions in July with a different theme each week. CSI Oswego, ages 11 to 14, Monday to Wednesday, July 11 to 13, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $57. Fairy Camp, ages 7 to 12, Monday to Friday, July 25 to 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $150. Build It! with LEGO, ages 3 to 5, Monday to Thursday, July 18 to 21, 10 to 11 a.m. $53. Wizardry Camp, ages 7 to 12, Monday to Friday, August 8 to 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $150. Kirsten’s Kamp, ages 8 to 12, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $200. Three sessions in July with a new international theme each week. LEGO Fun Pre-Engineering Camp, ages 5 to 6, Monday to Friday, August 1 to 5, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $155. Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO, ages 7 to 11, Monday to Friday, August 1 to 5, 12 to 4 p.m. $155. Let’s Get Growing (a Mad Science Camp), ages 4 to 5, Monday to Friday, August 8 to 12, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $155. Summer Sailing Camp, ages 10 to 15, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26 to 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $86. On a real sailboat on the river! Skateboarding Camps. Ages 6 to 9, Tuesday to Thursday, July 19 to 21, 9 to 11:30 a.m. $70. Ages 10 to 15, Tuesday to Thursday, July 12 to 14, 9 to 11:30 a.m. $70. Fencing Camps. Ages 6 to 10, Monday to Friday, July 11 to 15, 1 to 4 p.m. OR August 1 to 5, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $115. Ages 11 to 15, Monday to Friday, July 25 to 29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $115. Mini danCe CaMpS Tiny Tot Dance, ages 2.5 to 3, Monday to Thursday, July 11 to 14, 9:30 to 10 a.m. $45. Creative Movement & Ballet A, ages 3 to 4, Monday to Thursday, July 18 to 21, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. $56. Creative Movement & Ballet B, ages 4 to 6, Monday to Thursday, July 18 to 21, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. $56. Discover Dance Camp, ages 8 to 12, Monday to Thursday, July 18 to 21, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $111. 12 Dancing Princesses Camp, ages 4 to 8, Monday to Thursday, August 8 to 11, 1 to 3:30 p.m. $144. Mini Broadway Song & Dance Camp, Ages 8 to 14, Monday to Wednesday, July 18 to 20, 12:30 to 2 p.m. With Kathleen Van De Veere. $78. Sing & Dance Broadway, 2 Week Camp. Ages 10 to 15, Monday through Friday, July 11 to 22, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. With Sara Martins (dance) and Karen Bohart (vocal music). $200. teen ServiCe CorpS July 19 to 21. Ages 13 to 17. Spend two days restoring natural habitats in Bryant Woods and earn a day exploring Ape Caves at Mt. St. Helens. Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $100. fall SoCCer already! Online team registration for the eight-game City League Coed fall season opens July 21 at lakeoswegosports.com and closes August 11. Ages 18+, $495 per team basic fee. Games run September 11 through mid-November. lake oSwego puBliC golf CourSe 17525 Stafford Road, 503-636-8228 Family Golf Week. Under 18 plays free all week after 3 p.m. Just bring two or more paying adults. Get volume purchase discounts on lots of merchandise. Monday to Friday, July 11 to 15. NEW! Family Scramble Tournament. Each team has at least three players, including at least one junior (age 6-17) and one adult. Saturday, July 9, 12 noon. $119 per team (9 prograMS for adultS First Tuesday Music Features Ronnie Robins July 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come and enjoy Brazilian sound of bossa nova and samba as well as jazz with singer/songwriter/guitarist Ronnie Robins. His warm and rhythmic vocal style soars above his percussive, danceable guitar accompaniment. Performing Arts Series Presents Anne-Louise Sterry July 13, 2 p.m. Anne-Louise Sterry is the eldest daughter of a large Italian family and music and storytelling have always been a part of her life. Now based in Portland, Sterry is an extraordinary performer whose joy in storytelling and singing is contagious. Sterry will be performing as her alter ego Aunt Lena, an irrepressible and unpredictable distributor of “Cutting Edge Mediterranean Wisdom.” Author Series Features Michele Longo Eder July 19, 7 p.m. Michele Longo Eder’s Salt In Our Blood recounts the moving story of a commercial fisherman’s wife, who is both a mother and a successful attorney on the Oregon coast. Set against the sudden loss at sea of the Eders’ oldest son, Ben, it is a tale of indescribable sadness but also one of resilience and courage. Watercolor Society of Oregon Exhibit The 46th Annual Aqueous Media Exhibition from the Watercolor Society of Oregon will be showing at the Library from July 5 through July 28. Free Computer Classes at the Library The Keyboarding and Internet Searching Classes will be held on Wednesdays, July 13, 20 and 27, from 9 to 10 a.m. Classes are free of charge, but you must sign up in advance. Call 503-675-2540 or stop by. Lake Oswego Writer’s Group Second Thursday of every month, 6 to 8 p.m. The Writer’s Group is an opportunity to get a “second set of eyes” on your work and learn new techniques, words, usage, ideas, not to mention a good excuse to get out, network, and shake off the keyboard dust. prograMS for Children Children’s Summer Reading Club Children from preschool through sixth grade are invited to join the Library’s summer reading club, One World, Many Stories. Sign up through the end of July. The summer reading club is a fun activity that includes incentives to motivate children to continue exercising their reading skills throughout the summer. Children’s Storytimes Summer Series begins Tuesday, June 21 Storytimes are special reading adventures tailored for a range of ages. Baby Storytime (birth through 18 months) is on Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. Toddler Storytime (19 months to three years old) takes place on Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. Preschool Storytime (three to five year olds) is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Special Series: Musical Laptime with Anne Clark Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., June 23 through August 11 Families with babies from birth through eighteen months are invited to a series of musical laptimes presented by early childhood music specialist Anne Clark. Interactive Music with Stephen Cohen July 6, 3 p.m. An award-winning songwriter, performing and recording artist, Stephen Cohen performs original songs and music using guitar and voice. He uses sculptured percussion instruments he created from various metals, woods, recycled materials, and found objects. Presto the Magician July 13, 3 p.m. Presto, otherwise known as Kevin Witt, loves to share his love of children’s books while entertaining kids. Witt’s shows always include plenty of humor, interspersed with the “wow” effect of his magic tricks. The Alphabeticians in Concert July 20, 3 p.m. Enjoy funny and clever songs about such things as letters, numbers, dads, monsters, and extinct fish. The Alphabeticians includes two dads. Eric Levine is a high school English teacher by day, but has been a part of numerous local rock and roll groups. A West Linn resident, Jeff Inlay has also performed with rock bands and is best known as a member of Portland 90’s sensation Hummingfish. Basil the Bookworm’s Trip Around the World July 27, 3 p.m. Penny’s Puppet Productions presents, Basil, a shy but friendly monster who loves to read. She enjoys all the different places she can visit just by opening a book. Join Basil as she discovers new friends and cultures in this upbeat and humorous show. Play a Board Game Every Tuesday through August 2, 2 to 4 p.m. Ages 6 and up, drop in to the children’s room and select a board game to play. No sign up necessary, board games provided. prograMS for teenS Read, Raffle and Win in Teen Summer Reading through August 31 Teens entering grades 7-12 can win prizes for reading in the Library’s Teen Summer Reading program. Readers register, fill out reading logs and earn raffle tickets all online at www. lakeoswegolibrary. org/teen. Receive a new paperback book and earn additional prizes! adult CoMMunity Center 505 G Avenue, 503-635-3758 Willamette Falls Jet Boat Tour. Get ready for the ultimate river adventure of a lifetime! Join the Adult Community Center and ride to Portland for a river tour with Willamette Jet Boat. Be a part of a unique adventure narrated with historic facts and local stories from US Coast Guard licensed pilots. View the gorgeous natural setting surrounding the river and the wildlife that live there, all the way south to the famous Willamette Falls. Guaranteed to include excitement and splash, spins and thrills only possible on a jet boat! Trip departs the Center Thursday, August 18 at 10:45 a.m. and is scheduled to return by 3 p.m. The cost is $49 for ACC members and $73 for non- members. Call 503-635-3758 and register today. holes, $99), includes lunch by Bunkers Restaurant. Couples’ Glow Ball. Moonlight Golf & Barbecue, Saturday, July 23, 7 p.m. shotgun start. $70 per pair. Men’s Senior Championship. Friday, August 5, tee times begin at 7 a.m. SwiM park now open! The Lake Oswego Swim Park, located at 250 Ridgeway Road, is now open! Park amenities include water shooters, organized inner tube polo, park chairs and chaise lounges, and covered areas. The park is open seven days a week, 12 to 6 p.m. from June 27 to August 26. Certified lifeguards will be on duty at all times during open hours, but children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an individual 16 years or older. Swim Park entry is free and available to residents of Lake Oswego. Hello L.O. 4 For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us, or Call 503-635-0257. As one of the featured events during May’s Sustainability Action Month, Hallinan Elementary School students provided a tour of the amazing vegetable garden installed at the school earlier this year. Under the leadership of Principal Steve Mauritz, Hallinan students, teachers, parents, and custodian built and planted the garden, which contains 24 raised beds–enough for each class to have two beds. Not only is the garden producing tasty, fresh vegetables, teachers have tied science, math, writing, health and nutrition, and other curriculums to the garden. Another key aspect of the garden is the series of compost bins and the rain water catchment system that provide nourishment and water for the garden in a sustainable manner. The City, based on a recommendation from the Sustainability Advisory Board, donated $2,000 raised at last year’s Centennial Grow and Gather Dinner to fund the installation of the rainwater catchment system at the garden. The goal is for the Hallinan School garden to serve as a model for other Lake Oswego schools. Hallinan’s garden is one part of the school’s efforts as an Oregon Green School. Look for more information about Lake Oswego’s Green Schools in the fall. CoMMunity Calendar This newsletter is printed on 100% recycled content paper, using soy-based ink. ACC Adult Community Center DRC Development Review Commission HRAB Historic Resources Advisory Board LAB Library Advisory Board LONAC Lake Oswego Neighborhood Action Coalition LORA Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency MPP Millennium Plaza Park NA Neighborhood Association NRAB Natural Resources Advisory Board PRAB Parks and Recreation Advisory Board SAB Sustainability Advisory Board TAB Transportation Advisory Board WEB West End BuildingGlossaryCitizen Information Specialist and HelloLO Editor Bonnie Hirshberger 503-675-3992 bhirshberger@ci.oswego.or.us Event dates are subject to change. More details are available online at: www.ci.oswego.or.us/cal/calendar.htm. For more information, call 503-635-0236. July 1 Friday 2 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm • LONAC Meeting, 9:30am 3 Sunday • Water Ski & Wakeboard Competition, 10am, Lakewood Bay • Millennium Concert Band, MMP, 7pm • Water Spectacular Ski Show, 7pm 4 Monday • City Holiday - CITY OFFICES CLOSED • Star Spangled Parade, 10am • Fireworks Display, 9:45pm 5 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6pm • Library Music Series, 7pm 6 Wednesday • Sounds of Summer Concert, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting, 6pm • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighbors Coordinating Meeting, 7pm 7 Thursday 8 Friday • Summer Splash Concert, 12-1:30pm 9 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm • LO Relay for Life 10 Sunday • LO Relay for Life • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm 11 Monday • City Council Special Mtg, 6pm • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 12 Tuesday • Arts Council Chronicle Mtg, 9:30am • Foothills Oversight Committee, Fire Station, 3:30pm 13 Wednesday • Library Performing Arts Series, 2pm • Sounds of Summer Concert, 6:30pm • HRAB, 7pm • LAB Meeting, 7pm • TAB Meeting, 7pm 14 Thursday • Foothills Public Workshop, 5:30pm 15 Friday • Summer Splash Concert, 12-1:30pm 16 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm • Invasive Plant Workshop, WEB, 9am 17 Sunday • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm 18 Monday • Chamber Golf Classic, Country Club • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting, 7pm 19 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6pm • Library Author Series, 7pm 20 Wednesday • PRAB Meeting, 6pm • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • Sounds of Summer Concert, 6:30pm 21 Thursday • Public Art Committee Mtg, 9:30am • Foothills CAC, WEB, 5-7pm • Movies in the Park, dusk • Birdshill NA/CPO Mtg, 7pm 22 Friday • Summer Splash Concert, 12-1:30pm • Masque Alfresco, 6:30pm 23 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm • Masque Alfresco, 6:30pm 24 Sunday • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm • Masque Alfresco, 6:30pm 25 Monday • LORA Special Meeting, 6pm • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 26 Tuesday • City Council Special Mtg, 6pm 27 Wednesday • Comp Plan CAC Mtg, 4-6pm • Sounds of Summer Concert, 6:30pm 28 Thursday • 50+ Advisory Board, 8:30am • Arts Council Board Mtg, 8:30am • Movies in the Park, dusk 29 Friday • Summer Splash Concert, 12-1:30pm • Masque Alfresco, 6:30pm 30 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm • Masque Alfresco, 6:30pm 31 Sunday • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm • Masque Alfresco, 6:30pm lopd’S k9 teaMS exCel in field CoMpetition Oregon’s largest Police Canine Competition was held in Springfield on June 18. LOPD’s two K9 Teams performed exceptionally well as approximately 3,200 people watched them compete in Area Search, Agility Course, Suspect Apprehension, Fastest Dog, and Handler Protection. At this very competitive event, Officer Day and Charger took 1st place in the Handle Protection Competition and Officer McMahon and Kai took 2nd in the Area Search, 2nd in Suspect Apprehension, and 3rd in the Fastest K9 Competition. In addition, Kai took 3rd Place Overall in Top Dog. CoMMunity Clean-up day CleanS up! invaSive plant Control Join us on July 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. as Stephanie Wagner of Friends of Tryon Creek covers the importance of controlling the invasion of non-native invasive plants and their effects on natural areas. Register for free at www.tryonfriends.org or by calling 503-636-4398. This workshop is part of the City’s Urban and Community Forestry Workshop Series. More than 1,000 vehicles came to the West End Building on June 4 to recycle, reuse and dispose of unwanted items. At the end of the day, more than 60,000 pounds of material were collected with 80 percent diverted from the landfill. In addition, five large truck loads of reusable items were gathered to give to families in need. We would like to thank our outstanding community partners that helped make this free event possible: Allied Waste, Community Warehouse, Universal Recycling, Metro, and a special thank you to the Oregon National Guard 82nd Brigade who collected material from more than 30 homes of seniors and disabled citizens. For those not able to participate in the Clean-Up, numerous recycling and disposal options are still available: • You can recycle up to seven computers, monitors, laptops and televisions for free in Lake Oswego at: Far West Fibers, 341 Foothills Road; and Goodwill, 401 S State Street. • Hazardous waste such as oil, gasoline, pesticides, paint, florescent bulbs, batteries, thermometers, sharps or medical waste can be safely disposed of at Metro’s hazardous waste facilities: Metro South Station, 2001 Washington Street, Oregon City; or Metro Central Station, 6161 NW 61st Avenue, Portland. • For large items such as sofas, refrigerators, washing machines and other large appliances, Allied Waste provides curbside pick-up options for a small additional fee. For more information, call 503-636-3011. For more recycling and disposal options, call Allied Waste at 503-636-3011 or Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000. Sundeleaf plaza hallinan garden BlooMS! Sundeleaf Plaza, the City's newest park, is now open! The park, located at 120 State Street, features a lakeside promenade, lawns, public plaza, a bioswale for storm water management, and restroom facilities. This park is named after Richard Sundeleaf (1900-1987), a prominent, local architect who did more than any other architect to influence the “village” atmosphere in Lake Oswego. If you would like to meet our K9 Teams, and listen to some fine classic rock, stop by the Public Safety Fair at Westlake Park on August 10. In addition to LOPD’s K9 Teams, you can: check out emergency vehicles, learn how to properly use a fire extinguisher, see a ham radio demonstration, learn about the new hands-only CPR and other classes from the American Red Cross, plus how to create a family communications and a fire escape plan. The Public Safety Fair will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Sounds of Summer Concert, featuring AM/FM, will begin at 6:30 p.m. puBliC Safety fair Officer Day and Charger, and Officer McMahon and Kai.