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May 2014 Hello LOMay 2014THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGOHello 2 100 Mile Challenge The Perfect Tomato People’s Choice Development Code Updates Demolition of Older Homes Board & Commission Vacancies Youth Members Wanted 3 Parks & Recreation Annual Lake Run City Library New Book Drop in Mountain Park 4 Plein Air: A Chronicle of Lake Oswego Free the Trees at Springbrook Park Home and Downtown Tours Volunteer at the Festival of the Arts Clean Water Canine Corps Community Calendar Insert Living 50+ Urban Forestry 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 NEW THIS YEAR - PET CATEGORY! Photographers are invited to enter their best images in the Sixth 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 4. For contest details, please visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicaffairs/photo-contest. A MATTER OF BALANCE SENIOR SAFETY SUMMIT – MAY 27 Many older adults restrict their activities because of concerns about falling. “Matter of Balance” is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. OHSU Neurology Department has partnered with Lake Oswego Police and Fire Departments and the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center to present the evidence-based Matter of Balance training from 9 to 11 a.m., on Tuesday, May 27, at City Hall, 380 A Avenue. Matter of Balance training looks at multiple areas and assists people in developing a fall prevention plan. In addition, our Police and Fire Departments will share tips on senior safety. Snacks and an exercise handout provided. The event is free but space is very limited. Preregistration is required. To register or to find out more about this event, call the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center at 503-635-3758. TRANSMISSION IMPROVEMENTS Starting later this month or in early June, Portland General Electric will begin work on a transmission line improvement project in Lake Oswego. The project is part of PGE’s long term plan to increase electric service reliability in Lake Oswego and surrounding areas. PGE will be upgrading an existing transmission line which runs between a substation located adjacent to Hwy 43 in downtown Lake Oswego and a substation near the intersection of Boones Ferry Road and Kerr Parkway. The line crosses over Hwy 43 and continues west on C Avenue and Country Club Road. In order to support the larger, higher capacity lines, several older wood poles will be replaced with new wood poles. No additional poles or power lines will be added outside the current alignment. Work is expected to begin on C Avenue, between Hwy 43 and 10th Street, and will continue west along Country Club Road through the summer. PGE crews typically work between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, to lessen the effect on traffic, this may vary in certain areas. No street closures are expected. The project is expected to be completed by the beginning of September. Continued on page 2 LAKE OSWEGO AS EDEN? A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR STUDEBAKER Lake Oswego is a special place. Some people, as one of our visiting friends did, refer to our city as a resort, others as the “Garden of Eden,” or as a great place to raise a family. Lake Oswego’s citizenry are intelligent, well-educated, and very involved in numerous activities. Our charitable efforts are remarkable. But even in our remarkable community issues arise that stoke the fires of strong feelings, and it is tempting to be angry at those who do not agree. I am writing here to suggest that, as much as possible, we seek to treat each other with even greater consideration and respect. That is not to say those attitudes are not already being displayed because they are. For example, our Council is working well together even when we have differences - and I have seen the same thing with our citizens. I would like to see us deal with each other on the basis of opinions formed from facts, recognizing that we are going to have differing opinions and that they are still legitimate. As Daniel Patrick STREET PRESERVATION AND KERR PARKWAY REHABILITATION - CONSTRUCTION BEGINS SOON The 2014 road construction season will be an extremely busy one as the Engineering Division takes steps to meet Council goals. This summer there will be many pavement preservation projects in construction with the Kerr Parkway Rehabilitation Project as the largest project. Construction is expected to begin in June and continue through October. Kerr Parkway was identified as a roadway in need of major infrastructure repair in 2010. The project will include almost two miles of roadway paving plus stormwater system improvements that will channel the water into facilities to improve the water quality before returning to the watershed. In addition, existing pedestrian facilities will be repaired. New pedestrian facilities will be built to allow for safer walking/running from Boones Ferry Road and improve connectivity to the adjacent area. More information can be found on the project website - www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/kerr-parkway- rehabilitation-project - or by contacting Crystal M. Shum, PE, Project Manager, at 503-697-7420 or cshum@ci.oswego.or.us. IRON MOUNTAIN BLVD. CLOSURES Between May and July, Iron Mtn. Blvd. between Summit Drive and Fairway Road will be closed to through traffic between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership crews will install a large water pipeline on Iron Mtn. Blvd. A detour will be in place around the closure. Other selective closures along Iron Mtn. Blvd. may also be in effect during this time. Please find an alternate route and watch for signs directing you to the detour. Your patience is appreciated during the installation of this important water system improvement. To see where the latest water system improvements are underway, and where road closures or delays are in place, visit lotigardwater.org and find the “all work underway” map under construction activities. Detour maps are also available online. WIZER BLOCK UPDATE On February 19, the Development Review Commission (DRC) granted the Wizer Block developer – Evergreen Group – a continuance of its development application to allow it time to address concerns expressed by DRC members. Since then, the Evergreen Group has been working on revising the plans in order to resubmit its application. Once a revised application is received and reviewed by City staff, a date will be set and public notices will go out for the next DRC meeting. For the latest information about the proposed development for the Wizer Block (also known as Block 137), please go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/planning/lu-13-0046-request-development-reviewpermit-construct-mixed-use-project. 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: council@ci.oswego.or.us City Manager Scott Lazenby 503-635-0215 BOARD & COMMISSION VACANCIES The City is seeking applicants for the following: • Sustainability Advisory Board • 50+ 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. YOUTH MEMBERS WANTED Attention all high school sophomores and juniors looking for an opportunity to serve the community and improve the quality of life in their hometown. The Lake Oswego City Council invites you to apply for a youth member position on one of six different advisory boards. These volunteer positions connect students with their fellow citizens and offer a front row seat to the workings of various parts of local government. For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/ boards-commissions-vacancies. DREAMING OF THE PERFECT TOMATO? A good source of gardening information is the Oregon State University Extension office. In addition to its monthly Garden Calendar - which provides reminders of key garden chores, such as fertilizing, pest control, planting, and maintenance - you’ll find information on sustainable gardening practices and preventative pest management. Visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/gardening- calendar, to find out more. And while you’re out stocking up on garden supplies, keep in mind the joys of slow release fertilizers. They put more nutrients into the soil than into our creeks, and only have to be applied once or twice a season. A great choice in fertilizers is “Clean Water Grow,” manufactured by Clean Water Services, our neighboring utility to the west. This fertilizer does double duty because its manufacturing process also keeps phosphorus and other nutrients from getting into the Tualatin River. For more information and availability at retail outlets, check out www.cleanwatergrow.com. DEMOLITION OF OLDER HOMES Lake Oswego is increasingly seeing its older homes demolished to make way for new homes. This is not uncommon in mature communities that are nearly built-out like ours. It is due in part to the age and condition of the housing stock but also consumer preferences. Except for the 42 homes that are designated local historic landmarks, there is no restriction on the removal of older homes. If you are planning to demolish a building that is more than 50 years old but is not listed as a landmark, there are several ways you can help conserve our local history: • Some buildings that cannot be preserved in situ can be relocated and restored, which extends their life, and may offer an economic benefit to the owner. While the City cannot recommend individual contractors, it does maintain a list of moving companies that offer this service. • Architectural features such as windows, doors and fixtures can be reused, and there is a market for them. The City maintains a list of contractors who specialize in building deconstruction, which is an alternative to demolition, and companies who trade in salvaged building materials. • There is also an interest in preserving the history of older buildings by documenting them even where the structures cannot be saved. The City maintains a list of local preservation organizations that will photograph older homes and gather building plans and other information before buildings are demolished. The Lake Oswego Library maintains an archive of historic photographs. While not all older houses can be saved, by reusing distinguishing building materials and documenting a home’s history, you can provide vital research information of Lake Oswego’s past for future generations. The Historic Resources Advisory Board and the Lake Oswego Preservation Society are available to assist you with this documentation. • Lake Oswego Preservation Society: 4lohistory@lakeoswegopreservationsociety.org • Historic Resources Advisory Board: Holwerda5@aol.com Deconstruction of Muro House in First Addition, 2010 PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT CODE UPDATES INFORMATIONAL MEETING: THURSDAY, MAY 15, FROM 4-6 P.M., CITY HALL You are invited to learn about proposed updates to the City’s Development Code, including: • Amendments that are intended to streamline and simplify sections of the Code that allow adjustments or variances to code standards and regulate non-conforming structures and uses. • Amendments that would bring the Code into compliance with State requirements for clear and objective housing approval standards intended to reduce unnecessary costs and delays in permitting needed housing. • Other amendments for the purpose of clarifying and updating various code provisions. • There will be presentations at 4 and 5 p.m. with an opportunity for questions and discussion with staff after each session. The Planning Commission is scheduled to hold public hearings on these amendments on July 28 (variances & nonconformance, and clarifying amendments) and August 11 (clear and objective housing standards). To learn more, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/planning, or contact Sarah Selden at sselden@ci.oswego.or.us or 503-697-6524. Moynihan is quoted as saying, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” The Council would like to have built enough trust from this community that you do not have to worry whether we are doing the right thing or whether we are being good stewards of the community’s assets. I recognize not all will agree with our direction. I have said I will listen to everyone, and I believe the rest of the Council is doing the same. We will continue to do that. Eventually, however, we have to make decisions in order to move forward, and sometimes that involves making choices between competing interests. Speaking for myself, and I think for the rest of the Council, we will seek to make those choices on a rational, non-partisan basis as we work to preserve and enhance our special community. Does this sound like pie in the sky? Should we re-name A Avenue “Pollyanna Street” or State Street “The Yellow Brick Road”? I think not. By being considerate and respectful of each other, we can make our processes even better than they are. I commend our citizens on how well you do that now, and ask that you continue to make that a priority as, working together, we shape the future of Lake Oswego. STUDEBAKER Continued from page 1 PEOPLE’S CHOICE The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award: Guardian of the Lake by Brian Mock. Thank you to everyone who voted! Want to learn more about the sculptures on display? Take the Tour! The Arts Council offers docent-led tours for groups of any size. Call them today at 503-675-3738 for more information. TAKE THE 2014 100 MILE CHALLENGE GRAND PRIZE… A NEW BIKE! Spring is here bringing many opportunities to get out of the car and find a more active way to get around. The 2014 Lake Oswego 100 Mile Challenge begins on May 1 and runs through October. Sign up today and request free active transportation resources, including Metro’s Bike There! map and Walk There! book and a reflective safety arm band, while supplies last. The 100 Mile Challenge provides information, tools, and monthly and annual incentives to encourage Lake Oswego residents and workers to leave the car at home and walk, bike, bus, or use another car- free options to get around. Simply log your active transportation trips to, from, or within Lake Oswego and you are entered to win! Find more information and the link to sign up at www.ci.oswego.or.us/ sustainability/100-mile-challenge or contact Susan Millhauser at 503-635-0291. Thanks to the Bike Gallery Lake Oswego for sponsoring this year’s grand prize of a new bike. The Bike Gallery offers clinics and rides for new and seasoned cyclists every month, including “Commuting 101” with safety tips and the scoop on gear. Find workshop dates and details at www. bikegallery.com under the “Community” tab. 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 FARMERS’ MARKET OPENS MAY 17 The 12th annual Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market opens on Saturday, May 17, and continues every Saturday through October 11. It takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at beautiful Millennium Plaza Park, located at 200 First Street in downtown Lake Oswego. CALLING ALL 5TH GRADERS! The McKenzie Teen Lounge at the West End Building will host a meet-and-greet mixer for current 5th grade students and their parents. Come hang out at the Lounge, meet staff and ask questions about the Fall 2014 After School Program. This event is free to all incoming Jr. High School students and refreshments will be available for all. We hope to see you there! Friday, May 30, 4 to 7 p.m., McKenzie Teen Lounge, 4101 Kruse Way. Please email Cydny at cfletcher@ ci.oswego.or.us with questions. TIME TO GET BACK ON THE WATER! Basic Kayak Skills This class establishes the foundation that all paddlers need. In the classroom, discuss paddling safety, local destinations, and equipment. On the water, learn the basic paddle strokes needed to efficiently move a kayak through water. Choose optional pricing depending on age. Saturday, May 17, 9 to 11 a.m. Residents ages 10 to 15 $40 and ages 16+ $65. Rafting with AWL This is one of the best times of the year for rafting as the mountain snow slowly starts to melt and the spring rains keep water levels fun. On this trip, head to the Sandy, Santiam, or Nehalem Rivers depending on river levels. All sections contain class II and III rapids making for a fun day. If you think it is too cold this time of year, we have all the equipment to ensure a warm day. Ages 9+, Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $75. ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER 505 G Avenue, 503-635-3758 Special Mother’s Day-Chocolate Tasting Celebration Join us for a multi-media presentation as we explore the natural and human history of cacao beans and examine the steps needed to transform them into the treats we all know and love. Drinking chocolate, along with a wide selection of premium bar chocolates, are tasted and ranked to determine your new favorites. Thursday, May 8, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ACC Members $23 and all others $35. Conversations on Aging The VIEWS - Conversation on Aging program was developed to create a sense of community and reduce the risks of isolation. It is designed to provide an outlet for older adults to come together to discuss their feelings and experiences relative to specific topics about aging. These programs are facilitated, confidential discussion groups where participants have an opportunity to talk about their feelings. Please join us for this upcoming Conversation on Aging. Registration is required and space is limited. To register, call 503-635-3758. The Elder Journey What new perspectives have you formed through your life? What brings meaning and purpose to you now? Join us for a thoughtful discussion about the new roles that appear for you as you enter this next stage of life. Wednesday, May 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information on these and other events, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc/classes or call 503-635-3758. JOIN THE FUN! 38TH ANNUAL LAKE RUN The Lake Run is more than a race - it's fun for the entire family and an opportunity to help those in need. On Saturday, May 10, enjoy the 10K, 5K, Kid’s Dash and Family Fun Festival at Millennium Plaza Park. This year’s 10K will take runners back to the lake route that everyone loves to hate. Runners will climb McVey Avenue and proceed along South Shore Drive around Oswego Lake to Iron Mountain Boulevard. The finish will be downhill on Evergreen Street at Millennium Plaza Park. For more information and race registration, go to lowomensclub.org. NEW BOOK DROP IN MOUNTAIN PARK There is a new book drop for Library patrons to return books, magazines, CDs or DVDs. This is the sixth location in Lake Oswego where patrons can drive by 24/7 and return items. The new book drop is located in the Mountain Park tennis courts parking lot on Jefferson Parkway, north of the Mountain Park Clubhouse. ADOPT-A-PLOT Grow and donate produce to those in need. Community groups or individuals who want to help grow food for those in need can now sign up for the Parks & Recreation Adopt-a-Plot program at Luscher Farm. Adopt-a-Plot offers citizens the chance to participate in organic gardening at Luscher Farm and to maintain the Demonstration Garden as a teaching tool while at the same time helping address food safety issues in our area. Call 503-675-2549 to register to adopt a plot. A seasonal fee of $25 is required. After a participant has registered, an Adopt-a-Plot volunteer will call to schedule an orientation training at Luscher Farm to help get started. For questions, please call Dawn Grunwald, Luscher Farm Coordinator, at 503-534-5284. Nutrition Classes for Hopeful or Expectant Parents In partnership with Pediatric Associates of the Northwest, the Library invites expectant mothers, and women who are considering pregnancy, to a special series led by registered dietitian Connie Evers: Eating Well – Thursday, May 1, 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to choose the best diet, manage morning sickness, and avoid harmful foods. Concerns & Challenges – May 15, 7 to 8 p.m. Keep your weight on track, and incorporate safe physical activity throughout your pregnancy. Breastfeeding Basics – May 29, 7 to 8 p.m. Discover how breastfeeding benefits mom and baby. To register or for more information, call 503-675-2538. First Tuesday Music Series-Dan Balmer Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m. Enjoy outstanding guitar handling as Dan Balmer performs pieces in a wide range of styles, transitioning gracefully from jazz to country to rock to blues. Come See the Library’s New 3D Printer! Friday, May 2 and May 16, 3 to 4 p.m. See the Library’s new FlashForge Creator 3D printer in action, and hear a presentation about the potential of 3D printing. To get a file printed with the 3D printer, contact Todd Feinman at tfeinman@ci.oswego.or.us. Introduction to Meditation with Surja Tjahaja Tuesday, May 13, 7 p.m. Learn how meditation can help reduce stress and improve health as Tjahaja will present research that supports the strong affective relationship between mind and body. Performing Arts Series-Hula of Hawaii Wednesday, May 14, 1 p.m. Lisa Chang of Hula Hālau ‘Ohana Holo‘oko‘a will share some Hawaiian history and lead a hula dance. Third Tuesday Author Series –Michael McCloskey Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m. Conserving Oregon's Environment traces the arc of successes in conserving Oregon's environment, beginning in the 1880s and continuing to 2013. McCloskey, an Oregon native, is recognized worldwide as a conservationist. Sign up for free classes for adults held at the Library: • The 24/7 Library: Searching Online Resources • Keyboarding & Internet Searching • Make an Artist's Book / Origami 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 11:45 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: May 23 through June 16 Special Storytime Guest: Carolina Perez Wednesday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. Bilingual language and music specialist, Perez will be featured at a special storytime. She will read a story in English, introduce some Spanish words, play the guitar and sing songs in English and Spanish. Special Series: Musical Laptime with Anne Clark Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. through May 22 Families with babies from birth through 18 months are invited to a series of musical laptimes presented by early childhood music specialist Anne Clark. “From Soil to Table” with Penny’s Puppet Productions Saturday, May 10, 11 a.m. This show is presented in honor of Sustainability Month. Super Donkey wants to know where food comes from so he goes to the farm with Professor Gabby to find out. The show includes singing and dancing food, humor, and fun facts. Lego Club for Grades 3-6 Monday, May 12, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Kids are invited to work on projects and learn more about LEGOs with Blair Amos, local LEGO maven. Materials are provided for this free program but registration is required, call 503-697-6580 to sign up. PROGRAMS FOR TEENS Knitting at the Library Saturday, May 10, 2 to 4 p.m. All knitters, beginners to experienced, ages 10 and up, are invited to knit at the Library. It’s a great way to enjoy the craft of knitting and meet some new friends. For more information, email loteen@ci.oswego.or.us or call 503-697-6580. The Common Application: Maximize Your Impact Thursday, May 22, 4 to 5 p.m. This workshop examines the College Common Application page by page, showing students how to control the application’s “subtext” to ensure the most favorable read possible. Presenter Tim Cantrick is an independent college counselor. 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. May 1 Thursday • 100 Mile Challenge Begins • Budget Committee Meeting, 6pm 2 Friday 3 Saturday • Child Safety Seat Clinic, Main Fire Dept, 10am-1:30pm • Historic Walking Tour, Sundeleaf, 2:30pm 4 Sunday • Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band, Lakeridge, 7:30pm 5 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 6 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6pm • Library Music Series, 7pm 7 Wednesday • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm • Oswego Heritage Council - Speaker Series, 7- 8pm 8 Thursday • Mother’s Day Chocolate Tasting, ACC, 2-3:30pm 9 Friday • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Annual Meeting, 6-8pm 10 Saturday • Lake Run & Festival, MPP • Plein Air: A Chronicle of Lake Oswego 11 Sunday • Plein Air: A Chronicle of Lake Oswego 12 Monday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 13 Tuesday • Evergreen NA Annual Meeting, 7pm 14 Wednesday • Library Performing Arts Series, 1pm • HRAB Meeting, 7pm • TAB Meeting, 7pm 15 Thursday • Development Code Informational Meeting, City Hall, 4-6pm • Uplands Neighborhood Association Board Mtg, 7pm 16 Friday 17 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm • Springbrook Park - Free the Trees, 9am-noon • Oswego Heritage Council Historic Home Tour • Plein Air: A Chronicle of Lake Oswego 18 Sunday • Historic Walking Tour, Sundeleaf, 2:30pm • Plein Air: A Chronicle of Lake Oswego 19 Monday • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting, 7pm 20 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm • Library Author Series, 7pm 21 Wednesday • PRAB Meeting, WEB, 6pm 22 Thursday 23 Friday 24 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm 25 Sunday 26 Monday • Memorial Day - CITY OFFICES CLOSED 27 Tuesday • A Matter of Balance, City Hall, 9-11am 28 Wednesday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 29 Thursday 30 Friday 31 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm June 1 Sunday 2 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 3 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm • LORA Meeting, City Hall, 7pm 4 Wednesday • NRAB Meeting, 6:30pm Community Calendar stay ConneCted The City has made it easy! Go to www.ci.oswego.or.us and choose how you want to stay connected! 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 BuildingGlossaryPLEIN AIR: A CHRONICLE OF LAKE OSWEGO MEET THE ARTISTS AND WATCH CANVASES COME TO LIFE! The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to present Plein Air: A Chronicle of Lake Oswego, May 10, 11, 17 and 18. Nationally-recognized artists have been invited to capture the springtime beauty of our city by painting outdoor scenes throughout Lake Oswego, from dawn until dusk. Artists will be located at the following sites: Luscher Farm, Millennium Plaza Park (Upper and Lower), Foothills and Roehr Parks, George Rogers Park and Lakeview Village. The public is invited to visit these locations, meet the artists and watch canvases come to life! The finished works will be exhibited at Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, June 20 to 22. For a map of locations and more information, contact the Arts Council of Lake Oswego at 503-675-3738 or visit www.artscouncillo.org. CAN YOUR DOG JOIN THE CLEAN WATER CANINE CORPS? The Clean Water Canines, like Freyja here, pledge with their owners to be special stewards of our streams, rivers and lakes – they’re on best behavior around these sensitive parts of our cityscape. Find out more at Doggie Daycare on opening day of the Farmers’ Market, May 17. All dogs taking the pledge will get a collar tag and a cool neckerchief like Freyja’s. And while we’re on this topic, recent surveys from our area found most dog owners pick up after their dogs while out in the neighborhood or at local parks - but what about your own yard? Only a quarter of respondents picked up after their pets on a daily basis. Since bacteria from pet waste gets to our streams as easily from our yards as from the neighbors’ yards, be as nice to yourself as you are to those around you. Do your doody daily! FREE THE TREES AT SPRINGBROOK PARK Join Friends of Springbrook Park on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, to help free trees that are covered with ivy. Meet at the Uplands Elementary School parking lot off Wembley Park Road. The event will happen rain or shine so dress for the weather, and wear sturdy shoes and long pants. Bring work gloves and garden clippers if you have them. Refreshments and some tools will be provided. The event is sponsored by the City’s Urban & Community Forestry Program. For more information, please contact Doug McKean at doug.mckean@gmail.com or 503-888-7592. Shaw House on Goodall Rd, designed by John Yeon. HOME AND DOWNTOWN TOURS CELEBRATE NATIONAL PRESERVATION MONTH Celebrate National Preservation Month this May with a number of fun and interesting events, including: “Blockbuster” Historic Walking Tour - On Saturday, May 3, or Sunday, May 18, join us at Sundeleaf Plaza from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for the Lake Oswego Preservation Society’s free walking tour featuring 14 buildings in downtown Lake Oswego ranging from 1875 to 1962. Reservations may be made by contacting the Society at 503-481-2479. Home Tour - On Saturday, May 17, experience Lake Oswego’s historic past through its exquisite architecture and gorgeous gardens. During the walking tour, you’ll learn about the architectural styles found throughout the homes and enjoy an intimate look at these historic gems in our community. Docents will be on hand to help guide you through each residence, answer questions and highlight the architectural delights of each home. Tickets are $35, limited in number, and may be purchased online at www.oswegoheritage/. org/events/hometour.html or by visiting the Oswego Heritage House, 398 Tenth Street. For further information about purchasing tickets, becoming a member of Oswego Heritage Council or learning about Lake Oswego history, please call the Oswego Heritage House at 503-635-6373. Other events celebrating Preservation Month include: • A Historic Preservation Proclamation issued by Mayor Kent Studebaker at the City Council meeting on May 20. • Presentation of a merit award for historic preservation by a member of the Historic Resources Advisory Board. • Presentation of a custom bronze plaque to a selected historic property owner. • An exhibit highlighting Lake Oswego’s historic treasures will be featured throughout the City Hall lobby and other public venues. VOLUNTEER AT THE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is looking for organizations who would like to volunteer at the Festival on June 20, 21 and 22. There are a variety of opportunities including hospitality, information, and booth sitting. If your group is interested, contact Diane at the Lakewood Center at lofavolunteer@gmail.com or 503-636-1060.