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March 2013 Hello LOMarch 2013the official newsletter of the city of lake oswegoHello *****ECRWSS***** POSTAL CUSTOMER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 124 Lake Oswego, OR 2 Your Council Appreciates Input Water Treatment Plant Update Name the Sweeper Mediation Services Kincaid Internship Living on Shaky Ground Board & Commission Vacancies 3 Water + Color Art Exhibition Parks & Recreation City Library 4 It’s TREEmendous! A Town Hall with A. Lincoln Looking for Volunteers 2013 People’s Choice Community Calendar Insert Water Conservation For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us or Call 503-635-0257.Inside O . O L . Second Street Improvement project Update BUSIneSSeS open dUrIng conStrUctIon Ken gordon to SpeaK at the center dIary of a dIaBetIc chef Ken Gordon, owner of Kenny & Zuke’s Deli in Portland and Oregonian Columnist of Diary of a Diabetic Chef, will be speaking at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center on Wednesday, March 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. Join us as Chef Ken Gordon takes us on his personal journey to remain healthy and live a long life while still enjoying the things he loves. Ken Gordon - someone who always sincerely believed that bacon and cured meats should be their own food group and occupy a dominant spot on the food pyramid, right below whole grains - was diagnosed with diabetes in January 2012. Construction on Second Street between A and B Avenues began on February 19. Construction hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The first phase, which is expected to be completed by the end of March, will focus on the demolition and construction of wider sidewalks and the installation of storm water pipes and planters on the southern half of Second Street. This section of the roadway will be closed during the work week, but open during the weekend for vehicle traffic. Vehicle and pedestrian access, as well as on-street parking, will be available from B Avenue. For more information, including a proposed timeline and schedule of the construction phasing, please visit www. ci.oswego.or.us/lora/second-street-improvement-project. For additional details, contact Sidaro Sin at 503-697-7421 or ssin@ci.oswego.or.us. BoomerS can prevent dIaBeteS A very sneaky disease, type 2 diabetes will affect approximately 1 in 4, or 14 million Boomers. There are many factors that increase your risk for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. One factor is simply being 45 years or older! The good news is that diabetes is preventable and can be avoided! The Centers for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Prevention Program offers a lifestyle-change curriculum to prevent or lower the risk of getting this devastating disease. This 12-week, evidence-based program will be offered at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center beginning March 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. free of charge. Classes will be co-taught by Jackie Abbott, RD and Robert Kruger, PsyD. Call the Center at 503-635-3758, to register. For those currently being treated for type 2 diabetes, the Adult Center is launching a new monthly educational, discussion and support group beginning Wednesday, March 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The group will be facilitated by Janet Meirelles, RN. Janet is the author of Diabetes is Not a Piece of Cake. No registration necessary, walk-ins welcome. These programs are made possible by a grant from the Lake Oswego Adult Center Foundation. For more information, contact Berta Derman at 503-635-3758. Businesses on Second Street will be open during construction. We encourage you to support these local and unique shops: • Lady Di’s British Store • Graham’s Stationery • Oswego Optique • Chrisman Framing • Pura Vida • Bike Gallery • Chuck’s Place • Terrace Kitchen • Phil Chek & Associates • Shutters Portland • Clarke’s Restaurant • Harnish Properties • Country Square Barber • Mary Roberts Interiors • Yours Truly • Imagine Yoga • Swank Salon • Simply Precious Jewelers • Alpine Outfitters Additional convenient parking is available throughout the downtown area. A copy of the downtown parking map is on the project page website. March 17-23: National Poison Prevention Week Up & oUt of SIght Medicines and vitamins help families feel well and stay well, but children are curious; to keep them safe, parents and caregivers must practice safe medicine storage. All medicines and vitamins should always be kept up and away and out of your child’s reach and sight – every time they are used. The following tips can help: • Store medicines in a safe location that is too high for young children to reach or see. • Never leave medicine or vitamins out on a kitchen counter or at a sick child’s bedside, even if you have to give the medicine again in a few hours. • Always relock the safety cap on a medicine bottle. If it has a locking cap that turns, twist it until you hear the click or you cannot twist anymore. • Tell children what medicine is and why you must be the one to give it to them. • Never tell children medicine is candy so they’ll take it, even if your child does not like to take his or her medicine. • Remind babysitters, houseguests, and visitors to keep purses, bags, or coats that have medicines in them up and away and out of sight when they are in your home. • Call your Poison Help Center at 800-222-1222 right away if you think your child might have gotten into a medicine or vitamin. Program the number into your home and cell phones so you will have it when you need it. More than 60,000 young children end up in emergency departments every year because they got into medicines while their parent or caregiver was not looking. To help citizens properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medicines, the City is holding a one-day-only drug take back event. This collection event will take place at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue, on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more disposal options, visit www.ci.oswego. or.us/police/drug-medicine-disposal. Look for more information in the April HelloLO. drUg taKe BacK comIng aprIl 27! 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 503-791-4516 (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 cIty coUncIl reBroadcaSt SchedUle The City Council meets regularly on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at City Hall. Meetings are broadcast live on Channel 23, 28 or 30 or via streaming video. For meeting and viewing information, go to: www.ci.oswego.or.us/citycouncil/watch-meetings- online-and-cable-tv. The City is seeking applicants for the following: • Parks & Recreation Advisory Board • Planning Commission 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. Board & commISSIon vacancIeS Water treatment plant & pIpelIne Update WeSt lInn cIty coUncIl approveS lo’S treatment plant and pIpelIne UpgradeS The West Linn City Council upheld Lake Oswego’s appeal of its Conditional Use application on February 11. The land use application is needed to improve the plant and pipelines to modern safety standards and capacity to serve both Lake Oswego and Tigard into the future. Lake Oswego’s facilities also provide West Linn’s emergency and backup water supply. The Council’s action reverses the West Linn Planning Commission denial in November 2012. West Linn’s decision is a major step toward addressing the long-term water needs of Lake Oswego, Tigard and West Linn. Lake Oswego’s treatment plant and pipelines have been located in West Linn for 45 years. Shortly after construction, West Linn annexed the plant site and roads in which pipelines are located. The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership, created in 2008 so that both communities can share water resources and costs, determined that the best, most cost efficient way to provide water was to upgrade Lake Oswego’s existing facilities. Construction begins this summer on the river intake pump station in Gladstone on the Clackamas River, Lake Oswego’s high quality source of water. All facility upgrades are anticipated to create at least 2,400 jobs. lIvIng on ShaKy groUnd In addition to having a disaster preparedness kit and an emergency plan, identifying and mitigating hazards may make all the difference to you and your family during a disaster. Start by going from room to room imagining what would happen if the earth and house started shaking. Anything that can move, break, or fall when your house starts to shake is a potential hazard. • Look at tall bookcases and shelves. How much would fall off the shelves? Store heavy items and breakables on lower shelves. • Would the whole bookcase topple, or is it anchored to the wall? Anchor all tall, top-heavy furniture to wall studs using flexible fasteners (e.g., nylon straps) and lag screws. • Prevent refrigerators, washers, and other heavy appliances from moving by blocking the rollers. • What kind of latches are on your kitchen cabinets? Consider replacing magnetic “touch” latches with ones that will hold the cabinet doors shut during an earthquake, for example, latches designed for child-proofing or boat safety. • Where do you sit or sleep? Anchor heavy mirrors and pictures over beds, chairs, and couches with wire through eye screws into studs. • Is your water heater secured? Metal straps can be used to fasten your water heater to the wood studs of the nearest wall. • Look at the outside of your home. What about your chimney? Masonry chimneys pose a real hazard in earthquakes, especially the freestanding section above the roof line, as bricks may fall into the house. For more information on preparing for an earthquake, check out Living on Shaky Ground - a handbook that explains how you can prepare for, survive, and recover from earthquakes and tsunamis in Oregon. Living On Shaky Ground also gives you “Seven Steps That May Save Your Life.” For a copy of this free booklet, contact Bonnie Hirshberger at 503-675-3992 or bhirshberger@ ci.oswego.or.us. To download a copy of Living on Shaky Ground and for more emergency preparedness information, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/citymanager/ emergency-management. an opportUnIty to gaIn experIence In local government management The City of Lake Oswego is offering a great opportunity for a senior or graduate student in Public Administration interested in gaining experience and exposure to local government management. The individual selected for the internship will spend approximately three months (summer) working closely with the Assistant City Manager and Assistant to the City Manager on a broad range of local government management issues. Issues include: human resource management, budgeting, finance, and development, as well as the delivery of a wide range of services including utilities, library, recreation and parks, transportation and public safety. The position will be paid at the rate of $12 to $14 per hour with the option of 20-40 hours per week. KIncaId InternShIp Applications are due on April 8. This is the sixth year of this highly successful internship opportunity. Robert A. Kincaid graduated from the University of Oregon School of Community Service and Public Affairs (CSPA) with a degree in Public Administration in 1973. He began working for the City of Lake Oswego after graduation and rose through the ranks to become Assistant City Manager in 1985 and later Chief of Staff in 2001. He retired in 2003 only to be hired back to manage projects. In 2006, he passed away after a long bout with cancer. This internship is funded by his family, friends and the City to honor his life and his 30-plus years of service to Lake Oswego. name the SWeeper enter By march 10 to WIn Is your suggestion the winning name? Over 70 names have been submitted for the Name the Street Sweeper contest. Lake Oswegans are proving to be very creative and have submitted names created from an acronym, with mottos and tons of character. Our street sweepers certainly deserve the creativity. In a year, our sweepers drive enough miles to get to Portland, Maine and back, going 6mph! That is a lot of work to keep our streets and water clean. The Name the Street Sweeper and Coloring Contests are open until March 10. Winning names will be put on our three sweepers (plus other fun prizes for the winners). For contest details, to submit a name, or print out the coloring contest sheet, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/ publicworks/name-sweeper. Or, pick up a coloring sheet at City Hall, the WEB, Operations, or the Library. Check back in next month’s HelloLO to vote on the top five names. Barking dogs? Overgrown bushes? Parking issues? Did you know that the City of Lake Oswego provides free conflict resolution and mediation services to Lake Oswego residents? The mediation process helps resolve disputes effectively and efficiently; it empowers individuals to develop their own solutions to conflict and achieve a more peaceful community by building stronger relationships. All meetings are confidential. If you have a conflict and want to explore this free confidential service, contact the Citizen Information Center at 503-635-0257 or contact Clackamas County Resolution Services at 503-655-8415. medIatIon ServIceS To gather input on budget, services and the proposed items on the 2013 Action Plan, the City Council held a Town Hall on February 12, received direct emails and also had two questions on the online forum Open City Hall. The Mayor and City Councilors are very appreciative that so many residents took the time to share their thoughts. Meeting materials and input received can be viewed at www.ci.oswego.or.us/citycouncil/city-council-town-hall- meeting. The City Council is scheduled to adopt a 2013 Action Plan at their March 5 meeting. On March 14, they will meet with the seven citizen members as the Budget Committee to review citizen input and identify issues of importance in the upcoming budget process. yoUr coUncIl apprecIateS InpUt 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 teenS World! After School Activity Program. Join the After School Activity Program (ASAP) for Friday Laser Tag. Once a month, the Teen Lounge offers a full night of fun! Meet at the McKenzie Lounge in the West End Building, then head out for an evening full of adventure. Dinner is provided, but space is limited so register early. The upcoming ASAP event is for ages 12 to 16, Friday, March 22, 5 to 9 p.m., $28. If you would like to receive monthly newsletters and field trip reminders, email teenprograms@ci.oswego.or.us. Teen Interview Skills. The interview is more than just arriving on time. Treat Teen interviewing the same way a professional candidate for employment would treat an interview. Learn to make a positive impression on a prospective employer and enhance your chances of the getting the job. Ages 16 to 18, Friday, April 5, $41. dance at the WeB! Tiny Boppers Dance. An independent dance and movement experience that helps children develop into confident young dancers. Dancers move to music that works on motor coordination, rhythm, and strength. A wonderful foundation for all dance forms, sports, and other physical activities. Parents are welcome to stay and join in the class with children, if they wish. Ages 3 to 6, Wednesday, March 6 to April 17, $46. FREE Try It Out Line Dance Class. Join us on Friday, March 29, for the opportunity to check out the line dance program with instructor Holli Wronski. All abilities are welcome and no partner is necessary. Benefit from improved memory, coordination, confidence, muscular strength, and enjoy great music while dancing! laKe oSWego pUBlIc golf coUrSe 17525 Stafford Road 503-636-8228, www.lakeoswegogolf.org The Lake Oswego Golf Course presents the Celtic Scramble on Saturday, March 16, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Join us for a 2-person team “Reverse” Scramble. The team entry fee of $59 will include green fees, range balls, gross and net payout, raffle prizes, and a delicious Irish lunch. programS for adUltS First Tuesday Music Series – Ronnie Robins Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m. Robins is a singer/songwriter/guitarist. His music is infused with the Brazilian sounds of bossa nova and samba, as well as jazz. His warm and rhythmic vocal style soars above his percussive, danceable guitar accompaniment. Second Wednesday Performing Arts Series – Friends of Historic Champoeg Wednesday, March 13, 1 p.m. Learn about the history of early Champoeg and the Willamette Valley through the stories of people who lived here! “Fascinating Stories of Everyday Lives” is presented and performed by Friends of Historic Champoeg. “A Town Hall with A. Lincoln” Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Lincoln portrayer, Steve Holgate, brings Lincoln alive in this town hall, where audience members can participate by playing the role of journalists at an 1865 presidential press conference. Third Tuesday Author Series – Katherine Miller Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m. Join Oregonian Foodday editor, Katherine Miller, as she describes the process of creating a collection of more than 350 delicious recipes for the book, The Oregonian Cookbook: Best Recipes from Foodday, as this popular newspaper section celebrates its 30th year of publishing food news, trends and recipes. Special Presentation by Shanjian Li Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m. Shanjian Li will present an interesting, educational, and thought provoking talk on China’s cultural heritage in anticipation of the Shen Yun Performing Arts, www. shenyunperformingarts.org, performance at Keller Auditorium in April. Sign up for free computer classes Classes include: Email Basics, The New Library2Go, Best of the Web, Search the Internet, and Keyboard and Internet Searching. For dates and times, call 503-675-2540. Art in the Stairway Artists share their interpretations of the LO Reads book Running the Rift. The artwork will be on display at the Library through the month of March. Preservation Week Program: Preserving Family Collections Tuesday, April 23, 11 a.m. This two-hour webinar will introduce you to the basics of caring for your genealogical and family collections. Presented by Northeast Document Conservation Center, discussion will focus on the practical steps for the preservation of papers, photos, books, textiles, and other objects for future generations. Space is limited, call the Reference Department to reserve your space. 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. Storytime Break: March 1 through March 25. Chinese New Year Celebration Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m. Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. Join students from the Chinese American International School (CAIS) as they celebrate the New Year with songs, dance, poetry, and native costumes. Second Saturday Special – Andrew Barden, Eccentric Juggler Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. Barden has been bringing joy and laughter to audiences of all ages for most of his life. His unique talents of juggling and comedy are reminiscent of classic Vaudeville-era acts. Spring Break Special - Tale of Two Tricksters with Penny’s Puppet Productions Wednesday, March 27, 3 p.m. Raven and Coyote are two very sneaky tricksters that trade tales and get into all sorts of trouble. These two Native American folklore stars sing and dance their way through this show that includes a variety of lively animal characters. Penny Walter has been bringing kids puppet fun for ten years and she teaches puppetry classes for teachers, professionals, and families. programS for teenS Teen Music Night Thursday, March 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. Three Lake Oswego teens will perform a variety of music in a new showcase event for local high school musicians and vocalists. Talia Dugan will play popular and classical clarinet pieces. Chris More and Alec Savoy, from the band Hot Rod, will also perform. High School musicians and vocalists interested in participating in future Teen Music nights should call 503-697-6580 to register. Teen Writers Group Thursday, March 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Writers in grades 7-12 are invited to develop their skills at this workshop facilitated by Dave Jarecki, a professional writer. Come prepared to write, share, and experience the art and craft of writing in this hands-on workshop. Spanish Language Conversation Group for Teens Thursday, March 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. High school students in second-year Spanish and above are invited to practice their Spanish language skills in a new interactive group featuring conversation, games, and other speaking activities. The program will be facilitated by Juan Maria Iglesias, an adjunct Spanish language instructor at Portland State University. The goal of this new group is to bring students together who enjoy speaking Spanish and are looking for a casual practice setting outside of class. Call 503-697-6580, to sign up. adUlt commUnIty center 505 G Avenue, 503-635-3758 Family Caregiver Discussion Group Join the Family Caregiver Discussion Group beginning March 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Do you have questions about the aging process? Are you caring for a spouse, parent, or other family member? Do you have questions about where to go to find resources or services or other care? Join an on going family discussion group to learn about the challenges of caregiving. Receive support from others who also experience these challenges. Under the facilitation of long-time geriatric care manager and Lake Oswego resident, Ruth Cohen, group meetings will be held the fourth Wednesday of each month. No fee or registration required. For additional information, contact the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. lo SportS! Join the Summer Adult Slow-Pitch Softball League 18 +. Registration opens March 14, and will close April 18 at 4:30 p.m. Please note fees have been updated from the Winter/Spring Catalog. Men’s team fee is $710 and Coed team fee is $445. There is an additional $35 for each non-resident. The Sports League is excited to announce there will be a Men’s Monday night Competitive League, Tuesday nights Recreational League, and Thursday nights will be 35 and over. Coed League will be Wednesday and Friday Competitive and Recreational Leagues. Come and take part in this awesome LO League! For more information, please visit www.lakeoswegosports.com. SIgn Up for SprIng BreaK campS ageS 4-17 Join LO Parks & Recreation for Spring Break Camps at the WEB Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29. Choose from a variety of endless camps such as Fairy Princess, Farm Explorations, Lego Fun, and Engineering FUNdamentals with Legos! Prices will vary. laKe oSWego SKate parK openS for SprIng BreaK on march 23 Join us for a totally awesome spring break! The Skate Park is located at 5520 Willow Rd. The park is a membership- based park, supervised by Parks & Recreation staff. The Park is open to all ages for skateboarders and in-line skaters from spring break through mid-October. The Park offers skate camps, private lessons, special events and more. To contact staff at the Skate Park when open, please call 971-563-8045. Spring Break dates are March 23 to March 30, Saturday through Saturday, 12 to 7 p.m. For registration and other contact information, please visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/lake-oswego-skate- park. You are invited to a special Water + Color Art Exhibition on Friday, March 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet the artists - students of the Fundamentals of Watercolor - enjoy light refreshments and meet the instructor, Rudy Stevens. Join the students as they share their love of watercolor art with you at this free event held downstairs in the Sandy Room at the West End Building. Water + color art exhIBItIon 4 For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.Ci.oswego.or.us or Call 503-635-0257. 4 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 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. stay ConneCted The City has made it easy! Go to www.ci.oswego.or.us and choose how you want to stay connected! March 1 Friday 2 Saturday • Chinese New Year Celebration, Library, 11am 3 Sunday 4 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 5 Tuesday • LORA Meeting, City Hall, 6pm • Library Music Series, 7pm • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm 6 Wednesday • Ken Gordon - Diary of a Diabetic presentation, ACC, 7-8pm • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Coordinating Meeting, 7pm • First Wednesday, Oswego Heritage House, 7- 8pm 7 Thursday 8 Friday • Water + Color Art Exhibition, WEB, 6pm 9 Saturday • Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance, WEB, 6-8pm 10 Sunday • Name the Street Sweeper deadline 11 Monday • LO Tigard Water Partnership Oversight Committee Mtg, 5:30pm • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 12 Tuesday 13 Wednesday • Public Art Committee Mtg, 9:30am • Champoeg Legacy: Fascinating Stories of Everyday Lives, Library, 1-2pm • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • HRAB Meeting, 7pm • LAB Meeting, 7pm • A Town Hall with A. Lincoln, Library, 7-8pm 14 Thursday 15 Friday 16 Saturday • Celtic Scramble Golf Tourney, 8:30am • Cooking with Fabulous Local Produce class, 2-4pm 17 Sunday • Volunteer at Iron Mountain, 1-3pm 18 Monday • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting, 7pm 19 Tuesday • Library Author Series, 7pm • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm 20 Wednesday • PRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • Special Presentation on China’s Cul- tural Heritage, Library, 7-8pm 21 Thursday • Uplands Neighborhood Association Mtg, 7pm 22 Friday 23 Saturday 24 Sunday 25 Monday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 26 Tuesday 27 Wednesday 28 Thursday • Comp Plan CAC Mtg, 4-6pm 29 Friday 30 Saturday 31 Sunday April 1 Monday 2 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 7pm 3 Wednesday 4 Thursday 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 BuildingGlossaryIt’S treemendoUS! laKe oSWego arBor WeeK, that IS! The City’s annual Arbor Week celebration will be held from April 7 to 13. Arbor Week will kick off on Sunday, April 7, with a festival at Millennium Plaza Park—don’t miss the live music, free cake, and prizes! Other events include a Heritage Tree Bike Ride and dedication ceremony, a Tree City USA celebration, a tree planting event in Springbrook Park, and a tree-themed puppet show at the Lake Oswego Public Library. Mark your calendars now and look for details in the April HelloLO insert. a toWn hall WIth a. lIncoln The Lake Oswego Public Library is very pleased to present “A Town Hall with A. Lincoln” on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. Imagine having the chance to ask Abraham Lincoln about his years in the White House and hear him discuss the dark years of the Civil War and the momentous decisions he made. Praised as “the best Lincoln in America,” Lincoln portrayer Steve Holgate gives audiences a chance to do just that. Holgate brings Lincoln alive in this town hall, where audience members can participate by playing the role of journalists at an 1865 presidential press conference. “I think it’s important for Americans to have a real understanding of who Lincoln was and what he did,” Holgate says. “He wasn’t a statue or a saint, but a man who struggled as any of us does to find meaning in his life and work. His ability to transcend his limitations, evolve a vision for the country and unite the nation behind that vision is what makes him perhaps our most inspiring figure.” Steve Holgate has been an actor for more than forty years, taking leads in such diverse plays as “The Lion in Winter,” “Arsenic and Old Lace,” “Harvey,” and “Finian’s Rainbow.” In addition to his theatrical experience, Holgate served as a staffer for the United States Congress and the Oregon State Senate before joining the Foreign Service in 1984. He served in Paris, Madagascar, Morocco, Mexico and Sri Lanka, as well as in Washington, D.C. Mr. Holgate currently resides in Portland, Oregon. This free program is presented with the generous support of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library. The Lake Oswego Public Library is located at 706 4th Street, Lake Oswego. For more information, contact Fawn McGee at 503-675-3995. looKIng for volUnteerS - Iron mtn Looking for an opportunity to volunteer and make your community a better place? Please join crew leader volunteers to clear invasive plants and ivy from trees along the upper trail of Iron Mountain. This is an ongoing effort to return Iron Mountain natural area to an environment that can fully support our native plants and wildlife. If you would like to volunteer on Sunday, March 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., come prepared for the terrain with good footwear and gloves, and gather at the trail head on Iron Mountain, 1234 Iron Mountain Road. Afterwards, beverages and snacks will be provided to all volunteers. For more information, contact Mike Buck at 503-914-8607. vote for yoUr favorIte! 2013 people’S choIce Cast your ballot for the 2013 People’s Choice Award and help choose the next piece of art to be added to the City’s Public Art Collection in our award-winning Gallery Without Walls. Five pieces of loaned sculpture from the rotating exhibition have been selected for the People’s Choice Ballot, available now through April 8. The sculpture with the most votes will become part of the City’s permanent collection, to be enjoyed by citizens and visitors for years to come. Ballots are available at City Hall, the Library, the Chamber of Commerce, at local shops and restaurants, and online at www.artscouncillo.org. For more information or for a walking tour brochure of the complete Galley Without Walls exhibit, call the Arts Council of Lake Oswego at 503-675-3738. Take a self-guided tour on your iPhone with a free app, L.O. Art Tour, from the App Store and artscouncillo.org/tour from your smartphone. Silent Watcher Lloyd Whannell A Avenue, between First & Second Streets Siblings Olinka Broadfoot First Street between A & Evergreen Cloud Totem Riis Burwell Third Street & Evergreen Sunrise in the City Jesse Swickard Third Street, between A & B Avenues The Road Through Texas George Tobolowsky First Street and A Avenue