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July 2013 Hello LOJuly 2013the official newsletter of the city of lake oswego 2 Natural Cleaning Alternatives Water Rates Increase Essay Contest Fireworks Safety Fireworks Ordinance Board & Commission Vacancies 3 Parks & Recreation City Library 4 Bike Fair Tree Protection & Removal July 4th Road Restrictions Fireworks - Where to View Star Spangled Parade Community Calendar Insert Water Conservation Parks & Rec 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 Photo Contest Photographers are invited to enter their best images in the Fifth 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., Wednesday, September 4. For contest details, visit https://www. ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/photo-contest. Boones Ferry road Closure ConstruCtion on lower Boones Ferry railroad Crossing set For august In August, the city of Lake Oswego, in cooperation with Portland & Western Railroad, will reconstruct the rail crossing on Boones Ferry Road between Jean Way and 63rd Avenue. Boones Ferry Road will be fully closed at this location from August 14 to 20 (dates may fluctuate depending on field conditions). It is anticipated that the full project will take approximately six weeks to complete. The project includes installation of new rails and crossing panels, asphalt roadway approaches, sidewalks on both sides of the road and new stormwater drainage. These improvements will provide a smoother ride for vehicles and improve bicycle and pedestrian safety. Reduce project impact • Commuters and residents can reduce the impact of the project by following detours and avoiding unnecessary travel through the area from Wednesday, August 14 to Tuesday, August 20. • Business owners can reduce the impact of the project by rescheduling deliveries and informing employees of traffic disruptions. Updates and detour routes will be posted to the City’s project webpage: www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/ lower-boones-ferry-road-rail-crossing-chow-corner- regional-sidewalk. For general information about this project, please call 503-635-0257. For additional information during construction, call the City’s Construction Hotline at 503-635-0261. lake oswego Budget Mayor studeBaker talks aBout dealing with reality On June 4, communication and cooperation resulted in the City Council adopting the Budget Committee’s recommended Budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The process was completed in a short timeframe because City staff did a great job of organizing and presenting the budget via “decision packages,” and because the committee members spent a lot of time doing their homework and asking salient questions. Committee Chairman David Berg was instrumental in shepherding the committee through the process in an efficient way that allowed for ample and meaningful input. So, what did we get? The budget is not one that has cut spending. It is a budget that redirects spending to maintain core services, addresses rising operational costs, and invests in public infrastructure. The goal of redirecting monies back to core services (infrastructure needs, primarily road repair and maintenance) will result in cuts to personnel – approximately 10 positions in areas such as planning, parks and recreation, public affairs, and economic development. Some of these cuts will be accomplished by leaving positions unfilled. Others, unfortunately, will result in layoffs. Collectively the Committee chose not to burden citizens with more taxes but to address the ever-rising costs of personnel in our service-oriented city organization. These were tough choices but we had the future in mind. The Committee’s actions allowed an increase of $784,000 in funding for street maintenance for a total of $984,000. This is in addition to the upcoming $2.4 million project to reconstruct Kerr Parkway. The Budget Committee also allocated transportation System Development monies to fund initial work on the first phase of the Boones Ferry Road project, and to construct a pathway along Laurel Street. In addition, by limiting our use of reserves and balancing our General Fund budget, we were able to continue to plan for necessary future capital expenditures such as Fire Trucks and essential public facilities replacements. I would like to thank the Budget Committee and staff for their work, and all the members of the community who provided input into this process. It shows what can happen with good communication and cooperation between local government and its citizens. rox in sox Free FaMily Festival CeleBrates MusiC and literaCy For all ages Aaron Nigel Smith, PBS Kids TV personality and director of the international One World Chorus, announces the first-ever free family festival celebrating music and books: Rox in Sox, on Saturday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join the day of fun on the front grassy lawn of the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way in Lake Oswego. Admission is free, but families are asked to bring socks, shoes and books that will be distributed to kids in need in Portland, Kenya and Jamaica. Continued on page 4 Cleaner, Better tasting water will Be Provided By the new water treatMent Plant Upgrades to our water treatment plant will begin soon. The new plant will provide important benefits to anyone receiving water from the modernized plant. Beyond more treatment capacity to better meet current and future water needs, other immediate and long term benefits include: Continued on page 2 vintage trolley grand oPening PostPoned Because of unexpected mechanical and rail issues, the grand opening event has been postponed. The event, including the free rides, will be rescheduled. Look for updates in future HelloLO newsletters. 2 Mike Kehoe City Councilor 503-706-8365 (Cell) Kent Studebaker Mayor 503-201-2270 (Cell) Jeff Gudman City Councilor 503-780-1524 (Cell) Donna Jordan City Councilor 503-675-1120 (Home) Skip O’Neill City Councilor 503-781-7664 (Cell) Jon Gustafson City Councilor 503-348-5191 (Cell) Karen Bowerman City Councilor 503-858-5983 (Cell) City Council 503-635-0215 503-697-6594 (fax) City Council e-mail: council@ci.oswego.or.us City Manager Tom Coffee 503-635-0215 Board & CoMMission vaCanCies The City is seeking applicants for the Budget Committee and Youth Member 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. things that go BooM! ProteCt your FaMily FroM Fireworks-related Fires and injuries From June 23 and through July 6, State-legal fireworks can be purchased from licensed retailers in Lake Oswego. You can also enjoy watching the large professional fireworks displays around the area. Every year fireworks serve as the ignition source of hundreds of fires in Oregon. Fires on roofs, in shrubs and bark dust, and on decks are common and can cause damage to your home and injury to your family. Stay Safe • Use only legal fireworks • Use fireworks only in legal places (prohibited on beaches, City and State parks and federal forest land) • Keep pets indoors • Have a garden hose or a bucket of water on hand • Never re-light a “dud” firework; wait 10-15 minutes, then soak in a bucket of water • Discard firework debris in a non-combustible container The Lake Oswego Fire Department encourages you and your family to have a fun and enjoyable Independence Day celebration by ensuring safe practices and legal use of consumer fireworks. natural Cleaning alternatives To help keep our waterways clean, the City is providing residents with a “natural cleaning products shopping list” refrigerator magnet – a simple way to try alternatives to traditional household cleaning products. “The shopping list” refrigerator magnet has recipes for turning inexpensive and common household products into natural cleaning products. The shopping lists are FREE to residents. Call 503-635-0257, to request yours today! For more information, visit the City’s “Healthy Water Begins at Home” webpage at www.ci.oswego.or.us/ publicworks/pesticides-and-fertilizers. historiC Preservation essay Contest Left to right: Madison Cho-Richmond, Leah Shearer, Ryan Stadnik, Rebekah Jamison, and Sina Holwerda. Ilia Savin was unable to attend. During May, National Historic Preservation Month, the Lake Oswego Preservation Society launched its first annual historic preservation high school essay contest. The $500 first place prize was awarded to Ilia Savin for his essay entitled “Inside the Walls: Preserving the Charlie S. Brown Boathouse.” Ilia thanked the Society for “instilling in me a newly-found respect for our community’s history.” Sina Holwerda was the recipient of the $250 second place prize for “My Gingerbread House.” Sina wrote about living in her family’s 1927 Wade Pipes-designed house. Rebekah Jamison won the $125 third place prize for her essay on the Lakewood Center for the Arts entitled “A Legacy of Education.” Gift certificates were awarded to the three runners up: Madison Cho-Richmond for her essay on the oldest house in Lake Oswego, the Carman House; Ryan Stadnik for his essay on the Lakewood Center for the Arts; and Leah Shearer for her essay on Luscher Farm. The full text all of the essays is available on the Society’s “Essay Contest” page at www. lakeoswegopreservationsociety.org. The Bank of Oswego generously funded the scholarship awards. water rates inCrease The City’s key water supply facilities and infrastructure, which were built in the 1960s with the aid of federal funds, are now nearing their capacity and at the end of their useful life. On July 1, the City will implement new water rates to help pay for improvements to the water treatment and distribution system – improvements which will allow the City to continue to provide safe and clean drinking water. The City has a tiered water billing structure - which means that as the amount of water consumed gets higher, the water gets more expensive. For those that keep their water use in the 1st tier, water bills will increase somewhere around $10 to $15 per billing cycle (the City bills for two months at a time). But, those that hit the 2nd tier (water use is between17-32 ccf* per billing cycle) or 3rd tier (water use is over 33 ccf per billing cycle) will experience a much larger increase. To estimate your water rate increase, check out the Water Consumption Cost Calculator at: www. ci.oswego.or.us/finance/water-consumption-cost- calculator. Rate increases are difficult, and the City Council and project managers are working hard to keep the project costs as low as possible. To help residents manage water use and lower their utility bills, the City’s Water Conservation program offers information and assistance, including water audits and workshops. To schedule a free water audit or talk to the City’s Conservation Specialist, Kevin McCaleb, call 503- 675-3747. In addition, you are invited to a complimentary Water Management Class. This class, offered on July 11 and July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, will provide strategies to help you lower your water bill. Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/water- conservation-workshops. More information on reducing water use can be found at www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/water- conservation-program. Specific utility rate information can be found at www. ci.oswego.or.us/finance/rate-changes-impacting-bi- monthly-utility-bills. For billing questions, call the Finance Department at 503-635-0265. *1 ccf equals 100 cubic feet Ozone treatment – Ozone will be combined with high- rate clarification and new filtration to assure safer, better tasting water year around. Ozone treatment destroys viruses and bacteria and many other contaminants not yet regulated by the EPA. Ozone, combined with new filtration, also removes compounds that cause tap water to taste and smell earthy or musty. High rate clarification will remove more silt, clay and organic material from the water before it goes through filters, compared to today’s process. This saves energy costs by reducing how often filters need cleaning. Seismic Design – The Partnership has designed all new facilities to operate even after a major earthquake. Following a major earthquake, water can continue to be produced and pumped, so Lake Oswego, Tigard, and others in the region will continue to have water for fighting fires, sanitation, and other needs. All key treatment plant structures will be pile- supported for stability during ground shaking, and chemicals will be stored in corrosion-resistant tanks away from staff. Isolation valves and high-tech monitoring instruments will also be installed to warn operators of problems requiring attention, maintenance or repair. The smart design for the new treatment plant provides more than increased capacity to meet our water needs. Our investment also gives us a more resilient plant that produces healthier, better-tasting water. Learn more at lotigardwater.org. water treatMent Plant Continued from page 1 City enaCts new Fireworks ordinanCe Recently, the city of Lake Oswego enacted a new City Ordinance to address the sale, possession or use of certain fireworks within the City limits. While it has always been illegal to sell, possess or use these same fireworks in the State of Oregon, this new ordinance makes those actions a City Code violation, which can result in a presumptive fine of $295 or up to $500. The Police and Fire Departments plan to enforce the new ordinance this fireworks season, so please don’t put yourself in the position to cause injury, damage or to receive a citation. Legal Fireworks: These produce only smoke, sparks or fire. Examples are base fountains, cone fountains, wheels, and ground bloom flowers. Illegal Fireworks: These explode, eject balls of fire, fly into the air, or travel more than 6 feet on the ground or 12 inches into the air. Examples include Roman candles, firecrackers, sky lanterns, mortars and bottle rockets. For more information, please call Deputy Fire Marshal Gert Zoutendijk at 503-635-0275, or Sergeant Tom Hamann at 503-635-0238. 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, call 503-675-2549 or visit www.lakeoswegoparks.org rowing learn to row day is saturday, july 20 Come enjoy a beautiful summer day on the Willamette River with Lake Oswego Community Rowing. Learn to Row Day is a free event for anyone age 13 and older who want to give rowing a try. This event will take place at the Charles S. Brown Water Sports Center on the Willamette River (take walking path to Boathouse at south end of the parking lot at the bottom of Oswego Pointe Drive, past Roehr City Park). Two-hour sessions will run most of Saturday, July 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register, please visit www. lorowing.com/learntorowday. youth rowing For youth summer camps and classes: www.lorowing.com/youthsummerrowing. adult rowing For adults, please visit: www.lorowing.com/ adultlearntorow. swiM Park now oPen The Lake Oswego Swim Park, located at 250 Ridgeway Road, is open seven days a week, 12 to 6 p.m. until August 30. Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an individual 16 years or older. Entry is free and available to residents of Lake Oswego. adult Coed soCCer Fall league For men and women ages 18+. The eight-games season begins September 6 and runs through mid-November. For more information, visit: www.lakeoswegosports.com. suMMer CaMPs There’s still time to sign up for summer camps for kids of all ages and all interests! Kindercamp, LO Explorers, Lego-Mad Science, Music, Gardening and Fiber Arts, Gesso Studio, Sailing, Skyhawks, Fencing, and Skateboarding! To sign up, please visit www. lakeoswegoparks.org. jr. Master gardener CaMP Master Gardening for kids. Learn about organic gardening by working on fun projects and crafts. Gather fruits and vegetables from the Children’s Garden and go on berry hikes. Participants use the Jr. Master Gardener handbook. Ages 8 to 13. Monday, July 22, through Friday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $220. sCareCrow tour The scarecrows are coming, the scarecrows are coming! Luscher Farm’s famous array is back this year beginning July 20. Check them out at Luscher Farm! kids in the kitChen Summer Fun Series continues with two more hands-on- fun-in-the-kitchen classes. Kids learn important cooking skills while preparing delicious meals using produce from the Children’s Garden. Try the Garden Picnic and Berry Tarts class, ages 6 to 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 13, and the Garden Pasta and Blackberry Crisp class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, August 10. $27. BaCkyard ChiCkens For kids Do chickens have ears? Learn this and other fun facts about the chickens at the Farm through games, stories and a fun art project. Feed our farm chickens breakfast and learn the chicken dance. Ages 5 to 8. Monday, July 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. $10. lusCher FarM FaMily dinners Spend an afternoon cooking with Chef Laura Content. Parent and child create a family dinner using local, farm-grown, seasonal produce. Families join the class for dinner at 4 p.m. under the century-old Beech Tree in the Clematis Garden. Ages 6 and older. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 13. $46. lake oswego PuBliC golF Course 17525 Stafford Road, 503-636-8228 Looking for a new and fun activity to do on a Saturday night? How about glow-in-the-dark golf? Lake Oswego Golf Course is holding an 18-hole event on Saturday, July 20, for couples or just two folks who want to play together. Make your own six-person group and take turns hitting the ball. The event includes a great dinner by Casa del Pollo. $79 per two-person team. For details and to download an entry form, visit our website calendar at www.lakeoswegogolf.org. adult CoMMunity Center 505 G Avenue, 503-635-3758 The ACC offers a variety of fun trips. This month, visit the Oregon Gardens in Silverton. On Thursday, July 18, discover specialty gardens, waterfalls, quiet ponds, a unique display of conifers, the 400-year-old Signature Oak, a Northwest Garden, a pet garden, beautiful vistas and art. Box lunch is provided with transportation to this wonderful historic attraction. Cost for members $28, non-members $42. Please contact the Center at 503-635-3758 for registration. summer reading Programs for all ages with weekly prizes. Sign up now! For more information, check our website at www.lopl.org or call 503-636-7628. Programs for adults First tuesday Music series-john nilsen July 2, 7 p.m. The music of composer and performer John Nilsen will resonate throughout the stacks with the rich sounds of the grand piano. Presentation by author tanya j. Peterson Thursday, July 11, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Join LO ’97 Book Group for a discussion with this counselor, teacher and National Indie Excellence Award Finalist on her new mental health-themed novel, Leave of Absence. library presents knights of veritas Thursday, July 18, 11 a.m. at Rossman Park Knights of Veritas introduce the Code of Chivalry and pits myth against fact with thrilling demonstrations of historical combat technique! This non-profit charitable organization specializes in interactive educational demonstrations of medieval arms, armor, combat, knighthood and chivalry. Programs for Children Children’s Storytimes: special reading adventures tailored for a range of ages. Baby storytime (birth - 18 months) Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m.; Toddler Storytime (19 months - 3 years old) Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m.; Preschool Storytime (3 - 5 year olds) Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. special series: Musical laptime with Colette Fallon Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Families with babies from birth through 18 months are invited to musical laptimes presented by early childhood music specialist Colette Fallon. the alphabeticians in Concert Wednesday, July 3, 3 p.m. Adults will have as much fun as the kids listening to these funny and clever songs about such things as letters, numbers, dads, monsters, and extinct fish. The Alphabeticians include two dads, Eric Levine and Jeff Inlay. Charles the Clown Wednesday, July 10, 3 p.m. This hilarious show stars Charles the Clown, otherwise known as Charles Kraus, with Biscuit the Dog puppet, and books. Silly magic, balloon antics, and comic rhyming and a language-rich experience for kids, this is a show that is in love with the library! smarty Pants with oregon Children’s theatre Tuesday, July 16, 3 p.m. This fun, interactive “game show” tests contestants’ knowledge about making healthy choices related to nutrition, physical activity, green living, and more. Presented by Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program in collaboration with Oregon Children’s Theatre. red yarn’s garden tales Wednesday, July 17, 3 p.m. Andy Furgeson, the founder of Red Yarn Productions, weaves live music, puppetry, and storytelling into engaging shows with an emphasis on reinvigorating American Folklore for youth. Presto the Magician Wednesday, July 24, 3 p.m. Presto, otherwise known as Kevin Witt, shares his love of children’s books while entertaining kids. His shows always include plenty of humor, interspersed with the “wow” effect of magic tricks. the tricky treasure Map with Pink Pig Puppet theatre Wednesday, July 31, 3 p.m. In this show, a silly rooster and a sillier sheepdog follow the clues on a treasure map. Puppeteer Steven Engelfried, who describes his shows as “low tech/high humor,” specializes in stories of mischief and trickery. origami toys with yuki Martin Tuesday, July 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Especially for ages 6 and up, Yuki Martin will teach origami models such as jumping frogs and finger puppets that are not only fun to make but also fun to play with. scavenger hunt Through the end of August Youth of all ages are invited to enjoy the challenge of a Library summer scavenger hunt. Prize awarded upon successful completion. Ask for more information at the Children’s Desk. Programs for teens teen writers group Monday, July 22, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Teens, ages 13-18, are invited to write, share, and learn in the Library's Teen Writers Group facilitated by Tiah Lindner, a writer, editor, teacher, and practicing poet. spanish language Conversation group for teens Thursday, July 11, 6 to 7 p.m. High school students in second-year Spanish and above are invited to practice Spanish language skills in this interactive group facilitated by Juan Maria Iglesias, an adjunct Spanish language instructor at Portland State University. Registration required. 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. July 1 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 2 Tuesday • Library Music Series, 7pm • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm 3 Wednesday • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Coordinating Meeting, 7pm • Millennium Concert Band, 7pm 4 Thursday • Holiday - CITY OFFICES CLOSED • Start Spangled Parade • July 4 Fireworks 5 Friday 6 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm 7 Sunday • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm 8 Monday • LO Tigard Water Partnership Over- sight Committee Mtg, 5:30pm • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 9 Tuesday 10 Wednesday • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • Sounds of Summer Concert, 6:30pm • HRAB Meeting, 7pm • LAB Meeting, 7pm 11 Thursday • Workshop - Water Strategies to Help Lower your Bills, City Hall, 6-8pm 12 Friday 13 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm • Relay for Life • Bike Fair, Mtn Park, 11am-4pm 14 Sunday • Relay for Life • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm 15 Monday • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting, 7pm 16 Tuesday 17 Wednesday • Sounds of Summer Concert, 6:30pm 18 Thursday • Workshop - Tree Protection & Removal, WEB, 11am-12:30pm • Workshop - Water Strategies to Help Lower your Bills, City Hall, 6-8pm 19 Friday 20 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm 21 Sunday • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm 22 Monday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 23 Tuesday 24 Wednesday • Sounds of Summer Concert, 6:30pm 25 Thursday • Comp Plan CAC Mtg, 4-6pm • Movies in the Park, dusk 26 Friday 27 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm 28 Sunday • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm 29 Monday 30 Tuesday 31 Wednesday • Sounds of Summer Concert, 6:30pm August 1 Thursday • Movies in the Park, dusk 2 Friday • Blood Drive, City Hall, 9:30am-3pm 3 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm • Child Safety Seat Clinic, Main Fire Station, 10am-1:30pm • Rox In Sox, WEB, 10am-6pm 4 Sunday • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm 5 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 6 Tuesday Community Calendar 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 TAC Transportation Advisory Council WEB West End BuildingGlossary stay ConneCted The City has made it easy! Go to www.ci.oswego.or.us and choose how you want to stay connected! Fireworks where to view The City’s fireworks show will begin at dusk. The best viewing is near the Lake Grove Swim Park - fireworks cannot be seen from Millennium Plaza Park, Sundeleaf Plaza or George Rogers Park. Roads in the Lake Grove Swim Park area are restricted, but will have vehicular traffic. Therefore, for public safety, viewing of fireworks from the roadway will not be allowed. star sPangled Parade Start the July 4th celebration with the Star Spangled Parade! The parade will begin at 10 a.m. from the staging area at Lake Garden Court, will continue on A Avenue, and end downtown at 2nd Street at approximately 11:45 a.m. Expect road closures in the area of Iron Mountain, Chandler, A Avenue, and Evergreen. Parking restrictions will also be in place along A Avenue. The Star Spangled Celebration takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park. tree ProteCtion & reMoval PerMits Part oF the urBan & CoMMunity Forestry 2013 workshoP series On Thursday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., learn about the City’s tree code requirements for tree protection and tree removal permits. This free workshop includes an indoor presentation and outdoor demonstration. Please call 503-635-0290, to register. Workshop will be held at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. For more information, email nature@ci.oswego.or.us. Performers include Aaron and his One World Chorus members, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, “kid-hop” artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, interactive percussive band Rhythm Child, Seattle’s hippest teacher-rockers Recess Monkey, puppets from PBS-TV’s “Between the Lions.” Performers from the Portland Opera, and locally-based kindie stars Lori Henriques and Mo Phillips, round out the non-stop day of musical fun. Kids may also enjoy readings and interaction with authors like Deborah Hopkinson, Greta Pederson and Noel MacNeal. Activities will also include family yoga and other fitness fun, hula hooping, drumming, hands-on arts and crafts activities, and face-painting. A variety of food and beverages will also be available. More information, including a current schedule, can be found at www.roxinsox.com. Special thanks to sponsors Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and Financial Services, Wordstock, Radio Disney, SiriusXM Kids Place Live, NW Kids magazine and PDXKidsCalendar. rox in sox Continued from page 1 Bike Fair New Seasons Market Mountain Park will be holding the first ever Mountain Park Bike Fair on Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by the Bike Fair, at 3 Monroe Parkway, to find a variety of bike resources and opportunities, including: • Lake Oswego Police Traffic Division – Pick up bike safety information and coloring books. • Lake Oswego Sustainability Advisory Board – Find out about and sign up for the 100 Mile Challenge, the City’s active transportation challenge and rewards program. • Bike Gallery Lake Oswego – Get a free basic bike tune up. • Bicycle Transportation Alliance – Learn about the BTA and sign up for September Bike Commute Challenge. • Alaffia – Donate old bicycles to school children in Togo through Alaffia’s Bicycles for Education program. • Refreshments – Enjoy a free Country Natural Beef hot dog and taste free KIND Granola Bars (in store). july 4th road restriCtions The City hopes you enjoy Independence Day festivities. To make sure events run smoothly, road and parking restrictions will occur. The following parking restrictions will be in effect all day on July 4. All posted streets are “tow away” zones. Parking restrictions (No parking on one side): • Alder Circle • Allen Road • Canal Circle • Graef Circle • Maple Circle • Upper Drive • Greenbriar Road The following roads will have restricted access from 7:30 p.m. to about midnight: • Cardinal Drive • Chapman Way • Kelok Road • Lamont Way • Lords Lane • AND all intersecting streets within the restricted zone Section of road restricted: • Bryant Road (from Lakeview to Jean) • Lakeview Blvd. (from Bryant to Iron Mtn.) • South Shore (from Westview Drive to Lakeview Blvd.) These roads, while restricted, will have vehicular traffic. For more information, contact Dave Moreland with New Seasons Market at davem@newseasonsmarket.com.