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December 2014 Hello LODecember 2014THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGOHello 2 Waluga Reservoir 1964 Christmas flood The Art of History Need Help Finding Help? Backyard Habitat Donate Blood - Help Save a Life Board & Commission Vacancies 3 Parks & Recreation City Library 4 Holiday Events 5 Days of Giveaways Community Calendar Insert Living 50+ For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us or Call 503-635-0257.Inside O . O L . *****ECRWSS***** POSTAL CUSTOMER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 124 Lake Oswego, OR FIND A HIDDEN STAR SEARCH FOR 60 STARS HIDDEN THROUGHOUT LAKE OSWEGO - DECEMBER 1-23 Join us for a fun event brought to you by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego! Begin searching December 1 for 60 stars hidden throughout Lake Oswego. The two-and-three- quarter inch porcelain stars will be placed in parks, around the Gallery Without Walls sculptures, and in select local businesses. Signed, dated and numbered, the white porcelain stars, fired with a blue stain, are created by famed potter, Dorothy Steele. Star Finders will have not only a collectible star ornament - the first in an annual series - but will receive a customer reward at the Holiday Gallery. Star Finders have until December 23 to bring the star to the Gallery to receive 10% off their total purchase that day. Star findings will be reported on Facebook, Twitter, the City and Arts Council websites, and in the Lake Oswego Review when participants find them and bring them to the Gallery. Look for clues on Facebook, Twitter, the Arts Council and City of Lake Oswego websites. The Holiday Gallery is back for the fourth year with 30 invited award-winning artists to transform the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s 510 Museum & ARTspace into a showcase of handcrafted one-of-a kind treasures. In addition to many familiar artist participants from the 2013 Holiday Gallery, ten Northwest artists new to the venue will join the cooperative effort this holiday season. For Holiday Gallery and Finding a Hidden Star information, please contact Jan Rimerman at janrimerman@gmail.com. Friends from Lakeridge JH picked up a few stockings to fill. OPPORTUNITIES TO BRIGHTEN THE HOLIDAYS Fill A Stocking, Fill A Heart Is organized by volunteers who make over 3000 holiday stockings each year for distribution to families in need throughout Clackamas County, including Lake Oswego. Pick up a beautiful handmade stocking and fill it with basic needs items along with a few special gifts and return it to City Hall by December 10. Non-Perishable Food Oregon Food Bank and the Tualatin Food Pantry are collecting non-perishable food to help the more than 250,000 residents, with almost 100,000 of them children, in Oregon that request emergency food each month. You can help make a difference by your donation of food at City Hall, the West End Building or the Library throughout December. Toy Drive The Lake Oswego Fire Department and the Library are accepting new, unwrapped toys to bring holiday cheer to children in need. Toys will be shared with families throughout the local area and distributed by the Tualatin Valley Elks Lodge. Please drop off toys by December 18 at the Lake Oswego Fire Department Main Station (300 B Avenue) or the Lake Oswego Library (706 Fourth Street). Coats, Blankets and Gloves The City will collect coats, blankets and gloves to help keep the chill away. Hope Sparrow Services will distribute these items throughout the winter to families in need in our community, especially children. Drop off lightly-used items at City Hall, south entrance, during the months of December and January. Not every gift needs to be a “thing,” here are some ideas to kick-start the holiday season: • A cheery visit to someone who lives alone • Leave a bag of groceries on someone’s doorstep • Shovel a neighbor’s driveway or rake leaves • Slip a $10 bill in a coat pocket • Deliver meals to homebound residents • Give what you can, give your time and enjoy the season! WEST END BUILDING SALE Nick Bunick with The Great Tomorrow recently informed the City that the non-profit corporation did not receive the grant funds for the second non-refundable deposit required to purchase the West End Building and the adjacent property to the west. While The Great Tomorrow is still interested in purchasing the properties for $20 million should its grant funding materialize, the City is now pursuing hiring a real estate firm to market the West End Building for other prospective buyers. The property could be on the market by the end of the year. SHOP LAKE OSWEGO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES The City invites you to explore your community and shop local this holiday season. It’s a great time to explore Lake Oswego’s business districts for your gift shopping, dining and entertainment. With a mix of national and independently- owned shops and restaurants, Lake Oswego offers a wide range of unique goods and service, with friendly, personalized customer service. Shopping and dining locally reduces stress, saves gas and leaves more time to enjoy the season together. By spending your dollars in Lake Oswego, you are investing in the vitality and economic health of the community, and supporting the merchants who are so often the “go-to” sponsors of school, community and charitable events. Skip O’Neill City Councilor 503-781-7664 (Cell) Lauren Hughes City Councilor 503-734-6925 (Cell) Kent Studebaker Mayor 503-201-2270 (Cell) Jeff Gudman City Councilor 503-780-1524 (Cell) Donna Jordan City Councilor 503-675-1120 (Home) Jon Gustafson City Councilor 503-348-5191 (Cell) Karen Bowerman City Councilor 503-858-5983 (Cell) 2 City Council 503-635-0215 503-697-6594 (fax) City Council e-mail: CouncilDistribution@ci.oswego.or.us City Manager Scott Lazenby 503-635-0215 BOARD & COMMISSION VACANCIES The City is seeking applicants for the following: • Historic Resources Advisory Board • Library Advisory Board For more details, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards- commissions-vacancies, or contact the City Manager’s Office at 503-635-0215. Applications can be filled out online. NEED HELP FINDING HELP? 211INFO CONNECTS PEOPLE WITH COMMUNITY RESOURCES With so many health and social service programs in Oregon, would you know where to go if you were in need? Navigating the maze of health and community service offerings can be overwhelming, and that’s why the FCC designated 2-1-1 as the national dialing code for community information. 211info connects the people of Oregon and Southwest Washington with the community resources they need. Simply call 2-1-1 to get information or referral for family and individual needs, financial and foreclosure assistance, housing and shelter, healthcare, food, government programs, mental health, education, and employment. 211info database includes approximately 3,000 agencies that provide over 50,000 programs to people throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. In normal times and in disasters, this number provides information to deal with a personal crisis, leaving 9-1-1 for life-threatening situations. If your phone does not recognize 2-1-1, you can also dial 866-698-6155, or visit www.211info.org. MAKE YOUR YARD A BACKYARD HABITAT! Winter is the best time to plant natives. To help with plant choices, the Backyard Habitat Certification Program can provide homeowners with plant lists specific to your yard as well as deep discounts for those plants. Check out their new website - www.backyardhabitats.org - where you can learn about the program and look at some beautiful certified yard photos as well as pictures of favorite native plants.100% native! Yellow monkeyflower, salal, streambank lupin and red osier dogwood battle for the spotlight. Photo by Gaylen Beatty. THE ART OF HISTORY The Lake Oswego Preservation Society combines Lake Oswego history and art with its series of posters designed by famed Northwest artist Paul A. Lanquist. The third poster, in the four-season series, features a winter scene of the iconic 1866 Oswego Iron Furnace. The community is invited to a meet the artist and poster signing reception on Thursday, December 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Public Library at 706 Fourth Street. This event also supports an important aspect of the library’s mission: To provide a collection of and access to local history resources. Everyone is encouraged to bring historic photographs to be scanned for the library’s collection and home movies of Oswego or Lake Grove from the 1920s through the 1960s. The originals of these materials will be returned to the donors. Library staff will also be on hand to schedule interviews for their oral history project. The 12-color giclée print 18” x 24” posters are $25 each. If you’re unable to attend, please add $10 shipping for one or more posters. In addition, the two other posters in the series, along with the Society’s unique Lake Oswego gift items, will be available. The City Hall store also carries these items or they may be ordered on the Shop page of the Society’s website: lakeoswegopreservationsociety.org. One hundred percent of the sales help fund the all-volunteer non-profit and are dedicated to its mission: To support Lake Oswego’s historic fabric through advocacy and education. YOUR NEW WATER SYSTEM: WALUGA RESERVOIR 2 The new Waluga Reservoir 2 will be halfway through construction by the end of the month! The reservoir provides additional storage and water pressure for areas of Lake Oswego as well as additional storage for Tigard. The reservoir walls are up and the roof was poured near the end of November. To learn more about the reservoir, visit www.lotigardwater.org. Click “contact us” on the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership page to sign up for regular updates about progress on the reservoir. Willamette Falls on Christmas Eve, 1964. Photo by US Army Corps of Engineers. 1964 CHRISTMAS FLOOD 50TH ANNIVERSARY Frozen ground and heavy snow collided with torrential rainfall and freezing temperatures in December 1964 to wipe holiday shopping and family gatherings off the calendar. The generations of Oregonians who lived through the flood came to a hard-won understanding of the consequences of living in vulnerable areas and the power of a Pacific Northwest "atmospheric river," locally known as a Pineapple Express. The generations that followed, and newcomers to the state, remain free of the harrowing memories but still face flood risks for some of the same, and some evolving, reasons. On this 50th anniversary of the devastating 1964 Christmas flood, the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with other federal and state agencies, is reaching out to Oregonians to explain that collectively we are better prepared to detect, warn of, and respond to such an event now than we were 50 years ago. On the flip side, the risks of such a flood are still large and the potential impacts enormous, so personal and community preparedness is crucial. Starting December 10, you can see photos and read stories about the huge flood and learn about dams and other actions that today help reduce flooding in Oregon. You can also learn about your role in flood preparedness and actions you can take to stay safe. "Like" the Corps on Facebook, www.facebook.com/PortlandCorps, follow them on Twitter, @PortlandCorps, or visit their website at www.nwp.usace.army.mil to get the story. TIPS ON HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK FROM FLOODS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES Visit www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Emergency/Preparedness.aspx - this one-stop shopping website provides information and resources for Oregon residents to improve individual and community responses to a flood and reduce risk to people and property. The information also is helpful for other natural disasters and emergencies. DONATE BLOOD - HELP SAVE A LIFE ‘Tis the season and everyone is looking for bargains, but what are we really saving? What if this holiday season you choose to help save a life? Give blood on December 5! Join your neighbors and stop by City Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduling a time helps avoid long waits. You can make an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation using sponsor code “locityhall” or by calling 1-800-733-3767. For more information call: Main Number, 503-636-7628 Reference Desk Number, 503-675-2540 or visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/library 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 West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way For more information or to register for Parks & Recreation programs, call 503-675-2549 or visit www.loparks.org. First Tuesday Music Series - 2Jazzguitars December 2, 7pm Ben Graves and Neil Mattson are accomplished professionals with decades of performance experience. The duo’s unique interaction is a musical conversation with each guitar telling its own story. Special Workshop - Cards with Sentiment Tuesday, December 9, 7pm Join artist and facilitator Anya Hankin as she shares her signature approach for creating beautiful cards and prints that welcome whimsy and celebrate the season. Each participant will leave with their very own multi-dimensional, original illustration. All materials provided. Registration required. Holiday Open House Wednesday, December 10, 12:30 to 3:30pm Featuring holiday refreshments and live entertainment. At 1pm “A Christmas Carol in Prose” will be performed by Man of Words. Over 25 distinct characters will come to life through Man of Words’ vocal characterization. Tech Discussion Group Every Second Friday from 10:30 to 11:30am The next meeting is scheduled for December 12. Come participate in this discussion group, share knowledge and questions about the latest trends. Author Program - The Knotted Bond: Oregon Poets Speak of Their Sisters Tuesday, December 16, 7pm Poet and editor Liz Nakazawa, along with former Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen and poet Suzanne Sigafoos, will read poems from the new anthology The Knotted Bond: Oregon Poets Speak of Their Sisters, which features sister-themed poetry from 32 poets from around Oregon. 3-D Fridays Friday, December 19, 3 to 4pm Come see the Library’s FlashForge Creator 3-D printer in action, and hear a presentation about the potential of 3D printing. Sign up for free classes for adults: • Keyboarding & Internet Searching • 24/7 Library • Library2Go Appointments • Adult Craft: Make an Artist’s Book Call 503-675-2540 for dates and times. PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN Children’s Storytimes, are special reading adventures tailored for a range of ages. Baby Storytime (birth - 18 months) Tuesdays at 11:45am; Toddler Storytime (19 months - 3 years old) Wednesdays at 11:45am; Preschool Storytime (3 - 5 year olds) Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30am Storytime Break: December 12 through January 5 Special Series: Chirp Musical Laptime with Keeley St. Clair Thursdays at 10:30am through December 11 For families with babies from birth through 18 months, Chirp is an early childhood music program that focuses on healthy brain development, deepening bonds, and the magic of creative self-expression through music and movement. Lego Club for Grades 3-6 Monday, December 8, 4 to 5:30pm Kids are invited to work on projects and learn more about LEGOs with Blair Amos. Materials are provided but registration is required. “Snowbrite” with Penny’s Puppet Productions Saturday, December 13, 11am Snowbrite, the snow girl, was built by some children who visited the woods for the day. One magical night she comes alive. Snowbrite wants to make friends quickly before the sun comes up and melts her away. Lights, music and dancing are all included in this original puppet play. Penny Walter has been bringing kids puppet fun for ten years, and she teaches puppetry classes for teachers, professionals, and families. PROGRAMS FOR TEENS Pinecone Craft Saturday, December 6, 11am to noon Crafters in grades six and up are invited to create decorative pine cones just in time for the holidays. Materials are provided and no sign up required. NEW TEEN LOUNGE COUCHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS After seven years of couch potato-ing, couch surfing and couch jumping, the Teen Lounge couches have finally retired. The Teen Lounge and After School Activity Program (ASAP) are asking for your help. They are fundraising to purchase two beautiful new couch sets. Donations are always tax deductible and will only be used to purchase couches. For donating, you will receive a special gift to show their appreciation! Donation Levels: • $10 - Kitten Sponsor; you will receive a fancy goodie bag full of Teen Lounge swag. • $25 - Cat Sponsor; you will receive a Teen Lounge swag bag and your name listed on our Teen Lounge Hall of Fame. • $50 - Bobcat Sponsor; you will receive the fancy swag bag, your name AND picture (or a picture of your pet) in the Teen Lounge, and your name listed as a donor in our Summer 2014 Activity Guide. • $100 - Tiger Sponsor; you will receive the fancy swag bag, your name AND picture (or a picture of your pet) in the Teen Lounge, your name listed as a donor in our Summer 2014 Activity Guide AND a 5x7 framed art print drawn of your pet by Teen Lounge Manager, Emily Liu. Donations may also be made anonymously, if you would prefer. LO FITNESS FEATURED CLASS Nia at the Lakewood Center Nia fitness is based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out. Nia is a cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness and holistic fitness and well-being. Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation. Every Nia class guides students to mindfully focus on sensation in their body while listening and dancing to music. Each class has its own kind of magic that fosters personal creativity and expression. Nia is practiced barefoot. Every class is tailored and adapted to individual needs and abilities. Nia teachers are trained to show students a variety of intensity levels and ways to modify movements to safely condition their bodies. Ages 14+, Tuesday and Thursday, January 1 to March 12, 9:15 to 10:25 a.m., $177. Sunday, January 4 to March 15, 8:45 to 9:55 a.m., $89. Drop-In also available to allow flexibility on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Valid only January 1 thru May 28 and available in 1-, 5-, 10- or 15-class increments. Non-Refundable. Non-Transferrable. $12, $52, $100, $146. HOLIDAY FUN AT THE WEB! Sign-up for some fun with LO Parks & Recreation. There are several classes offered this season to keep you busy. Including Bob Ross Oil Painting at the West End Building. Ages 12+, Winters Lace, Thursday, December 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Cypress Wilderness, Monday, December 15, 5:30 to 9 p.m. $48. THE PERFECT GIFT TO GIVE OR KEEP! Infused Oils and Vinegars at Luscher Farm Find out how easy it is to make your own herb-infused oils and vinegars to use in cooking or give away as gifts. Harvest fresh ingredients from the farm for this class. Ages 16+, Saturday, December 13, 2 to 4 p.m., $30. Fused Glass Stars and Snowflakes at Rose’s Glassworks Make a beautiful gift to give or keep for yourself. No experience is necessary for this class where you create beautiful holiday snowflakes. All materials included and the classroom is open to youth and adults too! All materials are provided. Rose’s Glassworks Art School, 10105 SW Hall Blvd., PDX. All tools provided and additional materials fees may apply. Visit www. rosesglassworks.com for more information. Ages 8+, Saturday, December 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $75. HOLIDAY FUN AT THE ACC! Make a Seasonal Smoothie at the ACC Add fresh produce to your morning and create a drink that aids digestion and adds energy to your life. Using seasonal fruits and vegetables, this class will give ideas about how to create great smoothies throughout the holiday season so you can keep feeling great! Peppermint, pumpkin, and even egg nog flavors add another dimension to a healthful and cheery beverage! Ages 18+, Tuesday, December 2, 6 to 7:30 p.m., $21. 44 This newsletter is printed on 100% recycled content paper, using soy-based ink. Citizen Information Specialist and HelloLO Editor Bonnie Hirshberger 503-675-3992 bhirshberger@ci.oswego.or.us For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us or Call 503-635-0257. Event dates are subject to change. More details are available online at: www.ci.oswego.or.us/calendar. For more information, call 503-675-3992. December 1 Monday • ACC Learning & Technology Group • DRC Meeting 2 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6pm • Library Music Series, 7pm 3 Wednesday • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • Evergreen NA Meeting, 7pm 4 Thursday • Class: the 24/7 Library, 11am-12:30pm 5 Friday • Blood Drive, City Hall, 9am-3pm 6 Saturday • Holiday Market, WEB, 10am-4pm • Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, ACC, 4-7:30pm 7 Sunday • Holiday Market, WEB, 10am-3pm 8 Monday • Willamette Shore Trolley - Christmas Excursion Rides • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 9 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm 10 Wednesday • Holiday Open House, Library, 12:30- 3:30pm • Willamette Shore Trolley - Christmas Excursion Rides • HRAB Meeting, 7pm • LAB Meeting, 7pm 11 Thursday 12 Friday • Willamette Shore Trolley - Christmas Excursion Rides 13 Saturday • Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, ACC, 4-7:30pm 14 Sunday 15 Monday • 5 Days of Giveaways begins • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting 16 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6pm • Library Author Series, 7pm 17 Wednesday • Willamette Shore Trolley - Christmas Excursion Rides • PRAB Meeting, WEB, 6pm 18 Thursday 19 Friday • Willamette Shore Trolley - Christmas Excursion Rides 20 Saturday • Willamette Shore Trolley - Christmas Excursion Rides • Christmas Ship Parade, Foothills Park 21 Sunday 22 Monday 23 Tuesday 24 Wednesday • Christmas Eve - CITY OFFICES CLOSED, 12-5pm 25 Thursday • Christmas - CITY OFFICES CLOSED 26 Friday 27 Saturday 28 Sunday 29 Monday 30 Tuesday 31 Wednesday • New Year’s Eve - CITY OFFICES CLOSED, 12-5pm January 1 Thursday • New Year’s Day - CITY OFFICES CLOSED 2 Friday 3 Saturday 4 Sunday 5 Monday • DRC Meeting 6 Tuesday 7 Wednesday • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Coordinating Meeting, 6:30pm • Evergreen NA Meeting, 7pm Community Calendar ACC Adult Community Center DRC Development Review Commission HRAB Historic Resources Advisory Board LAB Library Advisory Board 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 BuildingGlossary5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS The City’s Parks & Recreation Department invites you to ring in the holiday season with the first annual 5 Days of Giveaways! Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win an incredible prize package valued at approximately $500. All proceeds benefit 50+ programming. Tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10 or 6 for $20. Tickets are available for purchase through December 13 at the West End Building (4101 Kruse Way) and Adult Community Center (505 G Avenue). In addition, tickets will be sold at the Holiday Market on December 6 and 7 and at the Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides on December 6 and 13 at the Adult Community Center. Prize Packages include: • Crazy Kids’ Day Package: Two tickets to the Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance on February 21, free one-week camp with LO Explorers (ages 7-12), Youth Winter/Spring 2015 Art Session (ages 7-10 or 11-14), Play Boutique Adventure for two children (one happy hour class, three stay and play visits, and one class). • Sounds of Summer V.I.P. Package: V.I.P. seating for four at a Sounds of Summer Concert of your choice, two reserved parking spaces, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, four folding chairs, picnic blanket and table, and a City of Lake Oswego goodie bag that includes a Farmers’ Market apron, cookbook, and hat. • Super Sport Package: One round of golf for four at the Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course, tennis for two at the Lake Oswego Tennis Center, dance aerobics class at the Adult Community Center, Zumba Gold class at the Adult Community Center, one year membership at the Lake Oswego Skate Park, and a Portland Timbers skateboard deck. • Sweet Treats: Barnyard Birthday Bash at Luscher Farm, pie of the month for one year from Blue Raeven Farmstand, and monthly yogurt for one year from UU Yogurt. • The Taste of Lake Oswego: Wine tasting for four at World Class Wines, monthly brunch for one year from St. Honore Boulangerie, and an Oil & Vinegar Tasting for 20 at Oilerie, Lake Oswego. Winning raffle tickets will be drawn at 1pm daily from December 15 to 19 at the Adult Community Center. Winners will be notified by phone. HOLIDAY EVENTS CHRISTMAS SHIP PARADE Viewing from Foothills Park – 6 p.m., Saturday, December 20. 2014 marks the 60th year of the magical Christmas Ship Parade! This holiday tradition began in 1954 with a lone sailboat from the Portland Yacht Club. Today, up to 60 boats are expected to make up the two fleets which make their way to Lake Oswego. They depart from RiverPlace Marina and continue as far as George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, arriving approximately 6 pm. Make plans to enjoy the sparkle of the colorful flotillas from the shores of Foothills Park. A warm fire in the park shelter will guard you from the frigid winter temperatures. Event is dependent upon weather and river conditions. For additional information, including nightly weather alerts, visit www.christmasships.org. CHRISTMAS EXCURSION TROLLEY RIDES The Willamette Shore Trolley is also offering special Christmas Excursion trolley rides on December 8, 10, 12, 17, 19 and 20. All trolleys depart from Lake Oswego Depot, 311 N. State St. Hot cider and cookies are available prior to departure. Excursions take approximately 20 to 45 minutes depending on the boats. Advanced reservations are required. Call for more information, 503-697-7436. HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES Saturday, December 6 & 13, 4-7:30pm, Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue Slow down and savor the sights and sounds of the season with a memorable ride through the First Addition neighborhood. Snuggle under the blankets and enjoy the magic of the majestic horses and the twinkling holiday lights. Fun children’s activities, caroling and a mini holiday market will be held at the Adult Community Center during this festive event. Space is limited. Carriage rides are $3 for adults and $2 for youth (0-11 years). First come, first serve. HOLIDAY MARKET Saturday, December 6, 10am-4pm; and Sunday, December 7, 10am-3pm Enjoy the magic of the holidays as you shop for exceptional treasures and unique holiday gifts and greenery. Saunter through the merry aisles and relish in the vision of delightful displays, appealing aromas, and delicious delicacies. Guests will also enjoy yuletide entertainment, letters to Santa, and more. West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. Plus, don’t miss out on photos with Santa: • Santa and Child Photos with Youth Action Council Saturday, December 6, 11am-3pm • Santa and Pet Photos with the Oregon Humane Society Sunday, December 7, 10am-3pm Special thanks to all City Holiday Events Sponsors, including Accessories from the Heart, Animal Care Group of Lake Oswego, Blue Raeven Farmstand, Bull Mountain Heating and Cooling, Dr. Jeff Sessions, Hot & Cold for Healing, Lakeside Bicycles, MINI of Portland, Northwest Investment Counselors, Oswego Optique, Parkway Veterinary Hospital, Play Boutique, St. Honore Boulangerie, Tesla, The Bank of Oswego, Oilerie, The Springs at Carman Oaks, Umpqua Bank, UU Yogurt and World Class Wines. For more information, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/ parksrec.