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July 2019 Hello LO*****ECRWSS***** POSTAL CUSTOMER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 124 Lake Oswego, OR 2 Parks Bond Thank You Smart Water Meters Prepare for Fire Season Mosquito Control Backflow Testing 3 Parks & Recreation City Library Lynda.com & Creativebug 4 Adult Community Center Remodel Photo Contest Annual Pancake Breakfast Lake Corp Fireworks 2019 People’s Choice Winner Take a Trolley Ride! Twilight on the Farm Community Calendar Insert Park & Rec Inside For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.lakeoswego.City or Call 503-635-0257. O . O L .July 2019THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGOHelloHello TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGES ON BOONES FERRY ROAD Construction is underway to build a better Boones Ferry Road between Madrona and Lanewood Streets! In late June, crews set up their first major work zone, between Madrona Street and Bryant Road. In this area, lanes have been shifted to the east side of the road, while crews work on the west side. Instead of four lanes, there are three: one in each direction, and a center turn lane. Please drive cautiously and plan extra travel time. Later this fall, crews plan to switch their work area to the east side of the road, and traffic to the west side. For the latest information, or to sign-up to receive e-newsletters, visit www.boonesferryproject.org, email info@boonesferryproject.org or call 503-697-6573. COUNTRY CLUB ROAD SIX CORNERS AND 10TH STREET INTERSECTIONS RETURNING TO ALL-WAY STOPS THIS MONTH Thank you for your patience as we’ve been making improvements to the utilities and pavement on Country Club Road between 10th Street and Six Corners. The project will be completed in the coming weeks. Since early January, temporary traffic revisions have been in place in the project corridor. During construction, the City has been closely monitoring traffic conditions and operations on Country Club Road. In March, the Engineering Department briefly engaged the citizen-led Transportation Advisory Board to share pros and cons of potential alternatives to making permanent striping configuration changes during the current project time frame. While there is no perfect solution to each of the alternatives to managing traffic, there was no consensus for implementing one alternative over the other. Any changes that reduce the approaches’ wait time could possibly affect traffic patterns in the neighborhood, and therefore extensive and careful study, neighborhood involvement, and testing needs to be part of that analysis. In light of this, the City was reluctant to rush an extensive public involvement process and would not have been able to complete a comprehensive evaluation within the current construction window. Therefore, the City is proceeding as originally planned and will be restoring the previous traffic configurations of all-way stops at both 10th Street and Country Club intersections. The current project will not prevent any future changes to the intersections, should changes be a priority. Continued on page 2 SUMMER TIME IS PARTY TIME! GET TOGETHER WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS ON AUGUST 6 - NATIONAL NIGHT OUT The City is encouraging residents to get to know their neighbors, and we think the best way to do this is to have a party! Tuesday, August 6 - National Night Out - is a perfect day for a party and if you’re one of the first 20 neighborhoods to register with the City, your party will receive a visit by a fire truck or police squad car, maybe even a Police K9! To make it even better, these firefighters and police officers will come bearing gifts! Neighborhood block parties can be as large or small as you want. Plan your party at a park, in a front yard or driveway, or at the end of a cul-de-sac. Normally, if a block party will restrict a public street, a City permit is required - but for this night only, the City will waive the requirement for those who register. If you do need to fully close your street, then a permit would still be necessary - but we may have some ideas, so please give us a call. Everyone enjoys a potluck, BBQ, music and games, so invite your friends and neighbors and get to know the people who live around you! To register, go to www.lakeoswego.city/NationalNightOut. For questions, please contact Bonnie Hirshberger at 503-675-3992 or bhirshberger@lakeoswego.city. PUBLIC ART GATEWAY PROJECT The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is one step closer in the process of siting a monumental public art gateway piece at Highway 43 and Terwilliger Blvd. This artwork will mark the boundary as people cross from one place into another, invoke a sense of place, and provide a connection with the identity of Lake Oswego. Since the call for art opened in January of this year, the Arts Council has received over 80 applications from artists around the world. The call included responses to community surveys conducted last summer asking what makes Lake Oswego distinctive, which artists used to develop their proposals. Each proposal will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of regional curators, practicing artists, and those who’ve served on arts commissions at the city and state level. In addition, City of Lake Oswego staff, and representatives of the Lake Oswego SUMMER PAVING LOCATIONS Crews are paving or patching sections of road around the City. Watch for work on Boones Ferry Rd from Jean to Pilkington, SW 65th near McEwan, Church St, Greenbluff Dr, Greentree Ave, Lakeridge Dr, Mapleleaf Rd, and Parkview Dr. A map of locations and schedule updates is available at www.lakeoswego.city/pavement. For questions, please contact the construction hotline at 503-635-0261 or pavement@lakeoswego.city. OPEN FOR BUSINESS! There will be several lane shifts throughout the corridor on this two and a half year project, but Boones Ferry Road will remain open, as will local businesses - please support them! Follow the blue cones and signs to access business driveways in the work zone, and shop Lake Grove! 2 Theresa Kohlhoff City Councilor 503-660-8693 (Cell) Jackie Manz City Councilor 503-939-2563 (Cell) John LaMotte City Councilor 971-263-8272 (Cell) Daniel Nguyen City Councilor 503-913-4383 (Cell) Skip O’Neill City Councilor 503-781-7664 (Cell) John Wendland City Councilor 971-235-8014 (Cell) Kent Studebaker Mayor 503-201-2270 (Cell) City Council 503-635-0215 City Manager Pro Tem Megan Phelan 503-635-0215 BACKFLOW TESTING TESTING DUE BY JULY 15 The City’s Backflow and Cross Connection Control Program - required by the Oregon Health Division - helps to protect our public water system from possible contamination. Backflow assemblies are used to protect drinking water sources from non-potable water. Backflow devices are only present in homes and businesses with irrigation systems, medical equipment, and private pump systems. To help us prevent contamination and ensure the best water quality for everyone, all backflow assemblies must be tested annually by a state certified tester. Testing must be completed by July 15. Following the testing, the results/report need to be submitted to the City’s Public Works Department by your tester. A list of state certified testers can be found online at www.lakeoswego.city/publicworks/backflow-and-cross- connection-control-program. For more information about the City’s cross connection control program, backflow assemblies, or testing requirements, please contact Lake Oswego Public Works at backflow@ci.oswego.or.us or 503-534-5674. Word cloud in response to the question “What makes Lake Oswego distinctive?” Information was gathered from public input, and the larger words reflect the most common response MOSQUITO CONTROL AROUND YOUR HOME Many of the mosquitoes found around your home have bred on or around your property. Mosquitoes require standing water for their production. Eliminating standing water will reduce the production of those summer mosquitoes. Here are a few ideas for eliminating potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes: • Keep bird baths and ornamental ponds clean. In warm weather, change water weekly. Call Clackamas County Vector Control to have Gambusia affinis placed in your pond. • Remove leaves from gutters so water will flow freely. Fill or drain puddles, ditches and swampy areas. • Check around faucets and air conditioner units and repair leaks and eliminate puddles that remain for several days. • Dispose of, or store in a dry place, any cans, bottles, tires, and any other containers that hold water. • When swimming season is over, empty and store wading pools in a dry place. Cover large pools. Pool chemicals like chlorine, at ordinary concentrations, will not kill mosquito larvae. To learn more, visit fightthebites.com or call Clackamas County Vector Control at 503-655-8394. Tourism Committee and the Public Art Committee are included, as well as members of the Arts Council board and staff. “The gateway project is an incredible opportunity to illustrate, through a monumental and physical piece of art, what makes Lake Oswego distinctive,” said Nicole Nathan, Executive Director for the Arts Council of Lake Oswego. “Art has meaning not only on an individual and personal level, but community- wide by bringing generations together, encouraging partnerships, and intercultural understanding. It’s incredibly exciting to see the range of artistic expression in the proposals and imagine one of them will come to life.” The next step will be reviewing the submissions and narrowing down the applicants to a handful of finalists. Those front-runners will be invited to present and further refine their proposal with community input and the committee. Selection will be based on the piece’s originality, how it fits within the space and environment, and how it represents what makes Lake Oswego distinctive. Stay tuned as this project comes to fruition. GATEWAY PROJECT Continued from page 1 SMART WATER METERS The City of Lake Oswego is updating outdated, manually-read water meters to a new, wireless-read technology. These smart meters, commonly known as Automatic Metering Infrastructure (AMI), support efficiencies in our water system. The use of automatic meters in Lake Oswego will yield large efficiency gains and will improve customer service. Currently, the City contracts for manual meter reading services, which cost roughly $90,000 per year. Additionally, City employees spend significant time following up on reports of leaks, unusually high bills, and obstructed or misread meters. The new AMI system eliminates the need for physical reads as meters can be read remotely through a secure wireless network. This will provide more frequent and accurate recording of water usage. Leaks can be detected faster and promptly addressed. Customers will be able to monitor household water consumption and set conservation goals through an online customer portal. We will be replacing nearly 12,000 residential meters over the next 3 years. We will begin in the northwest area of the city (South Mountain Park, Westlake) during summer 2019 and continue each summer. You will be notified when we expect to be in your neighborhood. There will be no rate increase or surcharges as result of this project. It might even help you reduce your water consumption and save money. These water system upgrades are being funded through cost savings from the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership project. For more project information and frequently asked questions, please visit www.lakeoswego.city/publicworks. THANK YOU! On behalf of the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board, Co-Chairs Bill Gordon and Scott Bullard would like to thank you for your support of the parks bond and your feedback about where to invest those funds. We incorporated your voices into our prioritization, which we will present to Lake Oswego City Council this month. Where we invest our resources today will affect our parks system and open spaces for years to come, and we are grateful that Lake Oswego residents took the time to engage with one another and the Parks Board to share their perspectives. IT’S TIME TO PREPARE FOR FIRE SEASON If you live next to nature, here are a few tips to help prevent fires from starting near or spreading to your home. • Fire follows the fuel. Create a defensible space around your home that is free of flammable debris. • Remove dead or dying plants, branches, leaves and pine needles from your yard, deck, roof and rain gutters. • Remove flammable plants and replace with fire-resistant species - plants that are loosely branched, have watery sap and supple leaves. For list of fire resistant plants, ask your local nursery or check out OSU Extension Service's Fire Resistant Plants Guide (http://bit.ly/ OSUFireResistantPlantsGuide). • During fire season, make sure you do not stack fire wood up against the house. • Remove branches that hang over your roof and keep dead branches 10 feet away from your chimney. • Keep grass short (less than four inches) and slightly green to keep fire on the ground. • Keep control of the barbecue fire and keep a fire extinguisher close. Know how to use your barbecue including how to cut fuel supplies and extinguish a fire. Always have one person in charge of the fire at all times. • Remember, open burning (backyard burning) is prohibited in Lake Oswego. For more information on how to protect your home, please contact the LO Fire Department at 503-635-0275 or visit www.lakeoswego.city/fire. Defensible Space DON’T FLICK YOUR BUTT! Did you know… that cigarette butts are the most littered item on earth? Flicking your cigarette butt out the car window creates a serious fire hazard. Fully extinguish and dispose of all cigarette material in heavy, high- sided ashtrays to avoid starting a fire. Careless disposal of smoking materials can quickly start a fire, especially in high-risk areas such as street medians where grass and other plant material can be extremely dry, or near grassy areas and parks. Reduce carelessly-caused fires, the potential for injury and loss of life, property damage, and drain on resources by doing your part to dispose of cigarettes or any other fire causing material in an appropriate receptacle. For details on these and other events, visit www.lakeoswegolibrary.org or call: Main Number, 503-636-7628 Reference Desk Number, 503-675-2540 3 Your Community Resource for Information and EnrichmentCITY LIBRARY PARKS & RECREATION Location: 17525 Stafford Road Mailing: PO Box 369 For more information or to register for Parks & Recreation (LOPR) programs, call 503-675-2549 or visit www.loparks.org. LYNDA.COM & CREATIVEBUG LAKE OSWEGO LIBRARY ADDS ONLINE LEARNING SERVICES Lake Oswego Public Library cardholders can now access two popular online learning resources for free – Lynda.com and Creativebug. Lynda.com offers over 13,000 high-quality, skill- building video courses in the areas of business, creative arts, and technology. Take a course in project management, learn basic Excel skills, or train to be software programmer, graphic designer, or video editor. With new courses added weekly, you are sure to find quality, on-demand training for personal and professional growth. Are you seeking inspiration for arts and crafts projects? Creativebug offers more than 1,000 award-winning video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Nuture your creative side with classes for every skill level in sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, paper crafts, jewelry making, ceramics, painting, baking, and much more. Find crochet and knitting patterns, recipes, and craft ideas for kids. The possibilities are endless! Lynda.com and Creativebug normally charge individuals for accounts, but with the Library’s subscriptions, all LOPL cardholders can access these quality online trainings at no cost. To get started, visit the Library’s website with your library card handy. What will you learn today? DRAMA IN THE PARK Masque Alfresco Masque Alfresco, presents a new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s infamous satiric comedy The Importance of Being Ernest. Set in London in the 1890’s, the city was rife with scandal and social abuses. All of the characters reflect the conflict between “inies” vs “outies,” with Jack Worthing the epitome of the social outcast. The hour-long performances are free and family-friendly. Bring lawn chairs, picnics and your funny bone to this commedia dell’arte. George Rogers Park Memorial Garden, Fridays-Saturdays- Sundays, July 19-August 4, 7 p.m. FITNESS IN THE PARK 19373 - Boomer’s Boot Camp in the Park If you are a Boomer looking to feel strong and fit, this class will increase your heart rate, health, and strength safely, effectively, and comfortably all while having fun outdoors. Ages 18+, 7-8 p.m., Thursdays, July 13-August 24, West Waluga Park, $48. 19391 - Yoga Gentle Flow in the Park Move the body and calm the mind as you explore a variety of poses in a fun and supportive environment in the sun. Distinct attention on linking breath with movement. Ability to get up and down from the ground necessary. Bring yoga mat. Ages 18+, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Thursdays, July 11-August 29, West Waluga Park, $63. SPORTS CAMPS Golf + Tennis Junior Camp Introductory exposure to golf and tennis, all in one camp. Monday and Tuesday sessions held at Westlake Park tennis courts. Wednesday and Thursday sessions held at the Golf Course. Learn the basics of each sport. Equipment available for those who do not have their own racquet or clubs. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday-Thursday, July 8-11, LO Golf Course & Indoor Tennis Center, $120. 19102 - Ages 7-10 and 19103 - Ages 11-13 Baseball Camp Presented by 503 Baseball. Skill Development through innovative drills. Running, throwing, hitting and fielding in a fun, informative camp. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, July 16-18, East Waluga Park, $95. 19442 - Ages 8-10 and 19443 - Ages 11-13 Pickleball Camp Learn pickleball rules, basic skills and team play through exciting and fun drills and games. Equipment provided. Ages 10-13, 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesday-Thursday, July 16-18. Camp held on the pickleball court at George Rogers Park, $60. 19488 - International Soccer Camps Presented by Challenger sports. Learn the best coaching methodologies and practices from around the world. Price includes tee-shirt and a ball. Ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 22-26, Westlake Park, $174. 19387 - Yoga for Kids Camp Yoga promotes physical, emotional and social development. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques using practical application, reading and games. Ages 5-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 22-26, Forest Hills Elementary, $149. HEALTH & WELLNESS 19186 - Adult CPR, First Aid and AED Training Receive a certification in CPR. Learn to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies or give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person. Students receive certification upon completion of class. Ages 10+, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, July 20, Christ Church Parish, $99. PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE 19112 - Social Security Planning for Boomers At this workshop, learn how to maximize your income from Social Security. The decisions baby boomers make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits they stand to receive over their lifetime. Ages 55+, 6-8 p.m., Monday, July 15, Adult Community Center, $15. MUSIC CAMPS 19254 - Music Around the World Explore different countries by listening to music. Make your own instruments and learn about cultures. Music is the universal language and we have a lot of exploring to do. Ages 5-7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 29-August 2, Forest Hills Elementary, $147. 19256 - Campfire Music Camp Get ready for your camping adventure with RMC Studios. Using ukuleles, guitars and hand drums, learn to play some of the best campfire songs around. Sit around the indoor “campfire” for a jam session. Ages 8-12, 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 15-19, Forest Hills Elementary, $147. REMEMBER - IT IS SUMMER READING CHALLENGE TIME - FOR ALL AGES! WIN GREAT PRIZES! Summer Reading for Adults - LAZINFEST! June 1 - August 31 Read books! Win prizes! Escape reality! Why should kids have all the fun? The grand prize will be a gift certificate for a stay at the Oregon coast. Library cardholders must be 18 or older. Register at: www.lopl.org/lazinfest. For more information, contact Kiira Taylor at 503-534-4227 or ktaylor@lakeoswego.city. Teen Summer Reading Challenge For teens entering grades 7-12 June 1 - August 31 Get a free book just for signing up! Read 15 hours this summer, and log your time online for tons of prizes. Register at: www.ci.oswego.or.us/Tools/ library/SummerReading/ Grand Prize! Teens who achieve their reading goal of 15 hours will be entered into a drawing for one free month of Flight School at iFLY Indoor Skydiving! Summer Reading Challenge - For Independent Readers June 1 - August 31 Read for 20 minutes (or more) for 25 days this summer to earn a free book. Grand Prize! Kids who complete their reading logs will be entered into a drawing for a free one year family membership to the World of Speed Motorsports Museum! LEARN TO DRAW! Drawing Workshop: Faces and Heads Saturdays, July 13 & 20, 9 - 11 a.m. Learn masterful techniques for drawing the human face and head from your imagination, photographs, or the live model. No experience necessary but please register. The classes will be taught by librarian and artist Todd Feinman. Bring your own drawing supplies (pencils and drawing paper), or you can use supplies we provide. Those 18 or older, please register by calling 503-675-2540, or contact Todd Feinman at tfeinman@ci.oswego.or.us. FIND YOUR ROOTS! Genealogy Help Monday, July 22, 3 - 5 p.m. Genealogy enthusiast and librarian Cherill will be available to help you get started on researching your family history and answer your questions about genealogy. Please sign up for a 30-minute session with Cherill by calling the Reference Desk at 503-675-2540. MUSIC Adam Miller: Folk Songs of the Great American Railroad Wednesday, July 10, 1 - 2 p.m. Folksinger, storyteller, and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller will delight us with a performance of Folk Songs of the Great American Railroad. This sing- along program features folksongs about trains, hobos, conductors, engineers, and the days of the steam engine. One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED JULY 4TH 44 For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.lakeoswego.City or Call 503-635-0257. Contributing writers: Nell Diamond, Library Jamie Inglis, Parks & Recreation Katy Kerklaan, Engineering Kristen Kibler, JLA Robin Krakauer, Arts Council Judy Nelson, Parks & Recreation Diana Smith-Bouwer, Public Information Madison Thesing, Public Works Citizen inFormation speCialist and hellolo editor/writer Bonnie Hirshberger 503-675-3992 bhirshberger@lakeoswego.city This newsletter is printed on Processed Chlorine Free 100% recycled content paper, using soy-based ink. ACC Adult Community Center CCP Christ Church Parish DRC Development Review Commission GC LO Municipal Golf Course GRP George Rogers Park HRAB Historic Resources Advisory Board LAB Library Advisory Board LIB LO Public Library LORA Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency MPP Millennium Plaza Park NA Neighborhood Association PNAB Parks, Rec & Natural Resources Advisory Board SAB Sustainability Advisory Board TAB Transportation Advisory BoardGlossaryJuly 1 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 2 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm • American Experience’s Chasing the Moon, Lake Theater, 7pm • First Tuesday Music: Nicole Stromsoe and Dorian Michael, LIB, 7pm 3 Wednesday • First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Coordinating Meeting, 6:30pm • Millennium Concert Band, MPP, 7pm 4 Thursday • City Holiday - CITY OFFICES CLOSED • Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 7am • Star Spangled Parade & Celebration • Independence Day Illumination: A Laser Light Show in the Sky, MPP, 7:30-10:30pm 5 Friday 6 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm 7 Sunday • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm 8 Monday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 9 Tuesday 10 Wednesday • Performing Arts: Folk Songs of the Great American Railroad, LIB, 1pm • HRAB Meeting, 7pm • Summer Concert - Foothills Park, 7pm 11 Thursday • Old Town NA Board Meeting, 7pm 12 Friday 13 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm 14 Sunday • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm 15 Monday • Live Webcast Event to Celebrate NASA’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Historic Moon Landing, LIB, 1pm • Public Art Committee Mtg, 2pm • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting, 7pm 16 Tuesday • City Council & LORA Meeting, 3pm 17 Wednesday • Summer Concert - Foothills Park, 7pm 18 Thursday • Movies in the Park, MPP, 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 • Summer Concert - Foothills Park, 7pm 25 Thursday • LOACC Community Open House, 6pm • Movies in the Park, MPP, 8pm 26 Friday 27 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm 28 Sunday • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm 29 Monday 30 Tuesday 31 Wednesday • Summer Concert - Foothills Park, 7pm August 1 Thursday • Movies in the Park, MPP, 8pm 2 Friday • Blood Drive, City Hall, 9:30am-2:30pm 3 Saturday • Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-1:30pm • Native and Invasive Tree Identification Walking Tour, 10-11:30am • Child Safety Seat Clinic, Main Fire Dept, 10am-1:30pm 4 Sunday • Moonlight & Music Concert, 6pm 5 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 6 Tuesday 7 Wednesday • Summer Concert - Westlake Park, 6:30-8:30pm Event dates are subject to change. More details are available online at: www.lakeoswego.city/calendar For more information, call 503-675-3992. Community Calendar ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY LAKE OSWEGO LIONS CLUB Please join us at George Rogers Park, 611 South State, from 7 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 4 for the 70th Annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. $9/adults and $6/kids under twelve. All You Can Eat! 100% of the proceeds go to helping the LO Lions Club support many worthy non-profit organizations including Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation. Remember to bring your no-longer-needed eye glasses, hearing aids and cell phones to donate at our information table! TWILIGHT ON THE FARM Join Friends of Luscher Farm for the annual ‘Twilight on the Farm’ dinner, Saturday, September 7 from 5-9 p.m. at 125 Rosemont Rd. Enjoy an evening strolling the backfields and historic barn and dining from seasonally inspired farm to table menu created by Chef Pascal Chureau of Field and Vine. The evening begins with local wines, brews and appetizers to be followed by a family style dinner, dessert by On A Whim Studios, live music (provided by the Dryland Farmers Band) and dancing in the barn. Many of the ingredients for the meal are graciously provided by 47th Ave Farm - grown just 300 feet from the barn. For more information, visit www.luscherfriends.org/fundraiser. PHOTO CONTEST - SUBMIT YOUR PICS! Enter your best images in the 11th Annual City of Lake Oswego Photo Contest for a chance to win! 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., Monday, September 9. For contest details, please visit www. lakeoswego.city/publicaffairs/photo-contest. AND THE 2019 PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER IS ... Arts Council of Lake Oswego is thrilled to announce the winner of the 2019 People's Choice Award, Guermo en Inverno, by New Mexico artist Jamie Burnes. Each year, five sculptures from the rotating exhibition are nominated for the People's Choice Award by a committee made up of civic leaders, artists, and local residents. The sculpture with the most votes becomes a part of the City's award-winning public art collection and is enjoyed by citizens and visitors for years to come. LAKE CORP FIREWORKS ROAD RESTRICTIONS The Lake Corporation will once again hold their fireworks show at the west end of Oswego Lake. As in year’s past, there will be road and parking restrictions. For specific information, contact Lake Corporation at 503-636-1422 or visit www.lakecorp.com. WHERE TO VIEW The Lake Corp fireworks show will begin at dusk. The best viewing is near the Lake Grove Swim Park, 3800 Lakeview Blvd. For public safety, viewing of fireworks from the roadway or railroad tracks will not be allowed. TAKE A TROLLEY RIDE! Enjoy a ride on the Willamette Shore Trolley this summer! Rides depart from the depot at 311 N. State Street. Learn about the Willamette Shore Line’s historic past while enjoying a relaxing ride along the shore of the Willamette River. This scenic 11-mile roundtrip ride takes about an hour and 45 minutes and features spectacular views plus several unique railroad attractions. For trolley schedules and to make your reservation, call 503-697-7436 or visit wst. oregontrolley.com. Free parking is available at the recently improved Trolley Station, the public lot next door to the station and at Lake View Village. ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER REMODEL OPEN HOUSE - THURSDAY, JULY 25 The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave. will host a Community Involvement Open House on Thursday, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. Architect’s rendering of proposed updates to the building will be viewed, question and answer period to follow.