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March 2023 HelloLO*****ECRWSS***** POSTAL CUSTOMER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 124 Lake Oswego, OR Insert Water Conservation Inside For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.lakeoswego.City or Call 503-635-0257. O . O L .Hello March 2023THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO 2 Disability Awareness Month If I were Mayor Contest Trillium Festival & Native Plant Sale 2023 Council Goals Tryon Creek Watershed Event Pet Preparedness 3 Building Our Future Raising Mason Bees World Kitchen Fire & Ice Ball Overbridge Jazz Band 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition Author Louise Mengelkoch 4 Community Calendar Tree Planting Party Bunco Beach Night! Donate Blood Women's History Month Exhibition: process(ing) Drug Take Back Event LIBRARY VISIONING SHAPE YOUR LIBRARY, CREATE OUR FUTURE! We are looking for YOUR ideas to help create the future of Lake Oswego Public Library. This is your time to Shape Your Library, Create Our Future! Please join us for a Lake Oswego Public Library Visioning Community Forum on: • Friday, March 10, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., or • Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lake Grove Elementary, 15777 Boones Ferry Rd. At these community forums, David Wark with Hennebery Eddy Architects will be discussing a preliminary library facility assessment review of the Lake Oswego Public Library and trends in other public library facilities. We’ll also be collecting information on community needs, library roles, and vision for library services in the community. No prep work needed, just be ready to explore the possibilities with our Library! The format for these forums will be a 20-minute presentation followed by interactive discussions at various library visioning stations. Feel free to stay the whole time or drop by any point during the event! Visit www.lakeoswego.city/LibraryVisioning or email LibraryVisioning@lakeoswego.city for more information. PHOTO CONTEST - ON DISPLAY NOW Winning photos from the City’s 14th annual Photo Contest are now on display at Morse Coffee, 417 1st Street. Since opening in April 2021, Morse Coffee has displayed work from local artists each month. Stop by to take a look! In 2022, over 165 participants submitted 537 photos in the City's annual contest. All eligible photos were evaluated based on overall quality, creativity and how well the photograph portrayed Lake Oswego. First, second and third place winners were recognized in seven categories. Learn more about the photo contest and how you can participate in the 2023 contest at www.lakeoswego.city/publicaffairs/photo-contest. TICKET GIVEAWAY - LO READS AUTHOR PRESENTATION On Saturday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., pick up your free tickets to hear authors Diane Wilson and Robin Wall Kimmerer discuss The Seed Keeper. Their presentation - on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Lakeridge High School - will wind up the Lake Oswego Reads 2023 program. This event is free to any library cardholder, but a ticket is required for entry. We will be streaming the event that evening, as well. The Library opens at 10 a.m.; the ticket giveaway will begin at 11 a.m. inside the Library and end once all tickets have been distributed. For more information, please email Nancy Niland at nniland@ lakeoswego.city. MCVEY/STAFFORD CORRIDOR VISION STUDY UPCOMING PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES The McVey Avenue/Stafford Road Corridor Vision Study aims to identify potential street improvements to efficiently move people through this busy corridor, and improve the safety for all roadway users, including those walking, rolling, riding, and driving. In October, we received more than 325 comments from the public on our online mapping tool, identifying barriers and ideas for improvements. Based on the feedback we received, we’ve developed several concepts and alternatives for the corridor. You are invited to comment on several design concepts for the corridor! • Virtual Presentation – March 6, 6 to 7:30 p.m.: to kick off the online open house, please join us for a virtual presentation to discuss design concepts and learn how to provide comments on the mapping tool. • Online Open House – March 6-27: share your thoughts on the design concepts using our interactive mapping tool! • Transportation Advisory Board Meeting – March 16, 7 p.m.: attend in-person at City Hall or virtually to learn about the design concepts and provide comments. For all the details, meeting links and more information, visit: lakeoswego.city/mcveystafford or email mcveystafford@lakeoswego.city. Continued on page 2 MARCH IS DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH 10 TIPS TO BECOME AN ALLY Did you know, more than one in four adults in the US lives with a disability? Creating equitable inclusive environments is a shared responsibility of everyone. In March, we take extra steps to raise awareness about people with disabilities and to celebrate their contributions to our community and society as a whole. Join your City Council members and community in becoming a Disability Ally and promoting inclusion for all by following these ten tips: 1. Educate yourself. 2. Know not all disabilities are apparent and there are many disabilities. 3. Treat people with disabilities with respect. Avoid giving advice or saying “you’re inspiring.” 4. Talk to a person with a disability like anyone else. 5. Avoid making assumptions about someone’s disability. Ask before helping. 6. Actively listen and don’t be afraid to ask questions. 7. Realize every disability is on a spectrum. 2 Trudy Corrigan City Councilor tcorrigan@lakeoswego.city Massene Mboup City Councilor mmboup@lakeoswego.city Ali Afghan City Councilor aafghan@lakeoswego.city Aaron Rapf City Councilor arapf@lakeoswego.city Rachel Verdick City Councilor rverdick@lakeoswego.city John Wendland City Councilor jwendland@lakeoswego.city Joe Buck Mayor jbuck@lakeoswego.city City Council 503-635-0215 City Manager Martha Bennett 503-635-0215 IF I WERE MAYOR - STUDENT CONTEST Mayor Buck invites Lake Oswego students to share their creative ideas about how they would govern the City. Being a mayor involves balancing the wants and needs of the residents, while considering available funding. This contest is an opportunity for students to take a look at the community and share their thoughts about transportation, public safety, the environment, social services, youth or senior programs and anything else they think will make the city a better place to live. All students in grades 4-12 (including private school, home school and public school) are eligible to enter the If I Were Mayor contest for a chance to win a $250, $150 or $100 gift card to a local business of their choice. Plus, the first place winners in each of the three categories will be entered into the State Competition for a chance to win $500! For more information and to enter the contest, visit www.lakeoswego.city/if-i-were-mayor or contact Kim Vermillion with the City Manager’s Office at 503-675-3984 or kvermillion@ lakeoswego.city. Entries must be submitted by March 24. 2023 COUNCIL GOALS & INITIATIVES At its February 7 meeting, City Council adopted a preferred future statement, eight strategic goals and twenty initiatives to guide the overall City vision, department workplans, and prioritize projects in 2023: Ensure a safe, secure, and prepared community • Continue to oversee and guide the action plan to implement the recommendations of the 2021 Community Dialog on Policing, including increased reporting and public dialog about policing in Lake Oswego • Implement a sustainable business model for the Fire Department that meets the 21st century needs of Lake Oswego • Create a process for externally-based community groups to connect and create a plan to support residents, especially seniors and people with disabilities, in the event of a disaster Support business investment and job creation in Lake Oswego • Ensure the North Anchor redevelopment stays on track • Review the status of the City’s Urban Renewal Areas, including the status of previous planning for Foothills • Implement the initiatives in the 2022 Economic Development Strategy, including City outreach to large businesses, understanding available space for business and how Lake Oswego can be attractive for business. Designate a lead staff person to work with businesses that are opening, expanding or relocating to Lake Oswego Foster a welcoming and inclusive community where all people have the opportunity to thrive and have equitable access to City services • Guide the highest priority recommendations of the DEI Advisory Board: Develop relationships with culturally specific community-based organizations; develop and implement inclusive community engagement practices; and ensure COBID procurement process requirements are met Combat climate change and strengthen the community’s resilience to climate impact • Integrate climate action and resilience strategies into City projects, such as capital improvement planning, housing policy, and City facilities and fleet decisions • Update the Urban and Community Forest Plan using the findings of the 2022 State of the Urban Forest Report. Address issues related to equitable outcomes, tree species, housing, and climate change Strengthen public trust in the City through continuous improvement, outstanding customer service, infrastructure investments, and fiscal stewardship • Collaborate with the City of Portland to make a financially and environmentally responsible long-term investment in a wastewater treatment plant • Lead the community visioning process for the Lake Oswego Public Library. Implement a strategic plan based on the recommendations of the visioning process • Leverage Lake Oswego’s position as the largest city in Clackamas County on regional bodies and with other groups such as the League of Oregon Cities and the Metropolitan Mayors Consortium • Conduct a long-term strategic review of the City’s finances, including revenues, expenditures, and capital funding Invest in Lake Oswego’s high-quality parks, natural areas, and recreational amenities • Guide delivery of the LORAC and Golf Course Construction • Develop a Funding Strategy for Rassekh Park, and construct the skate park portion • Start the process to update the City’s Parks Master Plan Improve transportation connections, mobility and safety for all travelers and all types of trips in Lake Oswego • Continue construction of sidewalks and pathways, focusing on safe routes to schools • Adopt a transportation framework plan for Stafford/McVey Conserve the community’s character, sense of place, and quality of life by planning for change and growth • Continue work on key housing initiatives, the housing production strategy, guiding the HACC/Metro project on Boones Ferry Road, and support for other non-profit led housing projects • Conduct a comprehensive review of the City’s development codes and processes to make our processes more efficient and predictable and less expensive to reduce the cost of housing and commercial development. This will be coordinated with the City Council’s housing and economic development initiatives DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH Continued from page 1 8. Be an advocate and support accessibility. 9. Provide access and accommodations. 10. Be prepared to make mistakes, learn from them, and be open to changing your behavior. Learn more about Disability Awareness Month and accessibility in our community by visiting www.lakeoswego.city/ada. IT'S NOT LUCK Don’t leave pet preparedness to chance! Have your pet microchipped. Make sure to keep your address and phone number up-to-date and include contact information for an emergency contact outside of your immediate area. Plus, have a picture of you and your pet together. If you become separated from your pet during an emergency, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you in identifying your pet. Pour yourself a pint of preparedness this St. Patrick’s Day and visit Ready.gov/plan to update your emergency plan. TRYON CREEK WATERSHED EVENT SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 9 A.M. TO 12 P.M. Tryon Creek provides critical cool-water refuge for salmonids, and healthy habitat for a variety of other native wildlife and plant species. Join us in supporting this unique urban watershed by volunteering to remove invasive plant species and plant native plants. There are three family-friendly work party locations in Lake Oswego to choose from, and we'll celebrate afterwards with a pizza party! Visit tryoncreek.org/watershedwide2023 for details and to register. TRILLIUM FESTIVAL & NATIVE PLANT SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M. Welcome back Spring at the Annual Trillium Festival at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. This free family friendly event offers a suite of educational stations around the Nature Center and trails. The Native Plant Sale will offer native plant species, such as camas lily, red flowering currant and a mix of collector type treasures including, of course, our local Western White Trillium. Bring your specific backyard questions to learn from plant experts about what is right for your yard. Learn more about the regional Backyard Habitat Certification Program, and how native plants strengthen and expand our natural areas, from backyards to Tryon Creek and beyond. For event details, visit www.tryonfriends.org/calendar. For details on these and other events, visit www.lakeoswego.city/library or call: Main Number, 503-636-7628 Reference Desk Number, 503-675-2540 Donate online, www.lopl.org/donate 3 Your Community Resource for Information and EnrichmentCITY LIBRARY PARKS & RECREATION Mailing: PO Box 369 For more information or to register for Parks & Recreation programs, visit www.lakeoswego.city/parks or call 503-675-2549. FIRST TUESDAY MUSIC: OVERBRIDGE JAZZ BAND Tuesday, March 7, 6 to 7 p.m. Come enjoy the lively sounds of horn heavy swing, bebop, and Latin tunes at the Library! Lake Oswego Teens Playing Jazz - Accomplished local high school jazz musicians (Tyler Waltner on saxophone, Riley Harris on piano, Luke Hendrickson on bass, and Anderson Donley on drums) are keeping the authentic sounds of musical greats like Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong alive. PINTS FROM THE PAST: WILD ATTRACTIONS OF THE 1905 LEWIS & CLARK CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Lake Theatre & Café Dr. Tanya March will give a lecture entitled "The Trail: the wild attractions of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exhibition." She is the owner of Slabtown Tours, a Portland-based walking tour company. Dr. March received her doctoral degree in Urban Studies from Portland State University in 2010, and has a master's degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. This program is offered in cooperation with the Lake Theater & Café. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the presentation begins at 7 p.m. The Lake Theater & Café is located at 106 North State Street in Lake Oswego. For more information, contact Carissa at cmbarrett@ lakeoswego.city. AGING INTO POVERTY: A PRESENTATION FROM KATHY SHARP Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Join us in the library for a presentation from author Kathy Sharp about the poverty crisis affecting aging women in America. About 50% of women ages 55 to 66 have no personal retirement savings. Aging Into Poverty spotlights the looming crisis for American women, their families, and communities. This book draws from the experience of a caregiver who scrambled to put supports in place as her mother, a retired CPA, outlived her savings as her deteriorating health needs required an escalating level of care. Many seniors do not realize that Medicare does not cover long-term care. Sharp's book describes the framework for evaluating those options for senior housing and healthcare which maximize autonomy, and community. SPANISH LANGUAGE STORY & PLAY Friday, March 17, 10:30 a.m. Jessica Amezcua from Adventures in Spanish will present stories and songs in Spanish for children and their caregivers. The half hour program is recommended for ages 0-5 years. For more information, contact the Children’s desk at 503-697-6580 or visit www. lakeoswegolibrary.org/youth. TUESDAY AUTHOR: LOUISE MENGELKOCH Tuesday, March 21, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Library and streaming on YouTube Lake Oswego author Louise Mengelkoch will present her latest work, Over the River and Through the Woods: A Grandmother’s True Tale. The book includes profiles of grandmothers offering guidance and inspiration, including a 100-year-old grandma. Mengelkoch is a retired journalism professor. For questions, contact Alicia at ayokoyama@lakeoswego.city. DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN STREAM FREE MOVIES WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD? Kanopy is a popular, on-demand streaming service that offers more than 30,000 of the world’s best films for adults and children. Library card holders will have 5 play credits each month. Head to the website to register and begin viewing! https://lakeoswego.kanopy.com. For questions, please give our reference librarians a call at 503-675-2540. EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC AND MOVEMENT IN MANDARIN CHINESE Mondays, March 6, 13, and 20 at 10:30 a.m. Join Sharon Gan, founder of Heart Strings Mandarin, for a series of thirty-minute programs targeting our youngest learners. We will sing, move, play instruments, and tell stories. We welcome all levels of Mandarin fluency. Recommended for ages 2-5 years. Space is limited and available on a first-come basis. For more information, call 503-697-6580. ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER For our friends that enjoy the ACC, check out knitting, bridge, scrabble, and writing groups, plus human service offerings like legal consults, family caregiver groups, and even a grocery shopping bus that gives rides to and from local stores. Call 503-635-3758 to find out more. PARKS AND STEWARDSHIP With over 645 acres of natural and park facilities, it’s time to get out and enjoy the many trails, dog parks, playgrounds, and sports fields. If you would like to volunteer, check online for the March stewardship work parties: www.lakeoswego.city/parksrec/stewardship- opportunities. BUILDING OUR FUTURE The Lake Oswego Recreation and Aquatics Center, an intergovernmental project between the City and School District, will provide the community with a state-of-the-art recreation and swim center. The facility will offer a competition and recreational pool, a weight and cardio room, fitness and multipurpose rooms, and a natatorium with amenities for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and more! Projected opening in fall of 2024. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on March 15, at 1 p.m., on-site – 17525 Stafford Road, Lake Oswego. Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation takes pride in creating many opportunities to connect with nature and offering year-round programming for all ages and abilities while promoting physical and mental health wellness. As we look to the future, we are adding additional facilities to enhance the quality of life for residents and non-residents with more opportunities and options. Check out some of the happenings in March! All these great events are available through www.loparks.org. Once on the site, type in the name of the class you would like to take, and it will direct you to more information and to sign up. LUSCHER FARM HUNGRY FOR VEGETABLE GARDENING March 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn the essentials of vegetable gardening as you explore topics rooted in organic agriculture. This class provides tips and tricks on pest/rodent management, soil amendments, keeping weeds at bay, and the pro and cons of seeds vs. starts. RAISING MASON BEES March 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. Blue Orchard Mason Bees are native to Oregon and require very little to make them happy. This class will teach you how to set up a home for them in your garden and become an Air Bee n’ Bee super host. Speaker Leah Puhlman is an Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener who teaches for the award-winning 10-Minute University™ Program. KITCHEN SCRAP DYES March 25 from 10 to 2 p.m. Give your kitchen scrapes new life in this waste-reducing workshop. Onion skins, coffee grounds, and carrot tops are more than compost. Explore the world of natural dyes while hunting for color in your everyday kitchen. TEEN AND CULTURAL EVENTS WORLD KITCHEN March 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. Check out this class where teens can discover and learn to make foods from kitchens all over the world. For March, participants will explore cuisine from India, including Samosa Chaat and Coconut Ladoo. The program will be held at Christ Church Parish. FRIDAY NIGHTS March 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Teen Lounge will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This is open and free to grades 6 to 12. The Teen Lounge is located in Christ Church Parish. MILLENNIUM DANCE BAND March 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. “Big Band” music from the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s fills the room with occasional other ballroom favorites mixed in. Held at Christ Church Parish, this popular event highlights the social dancing craze that has been popular for many years. FIRE & ICE BALL March 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The annual family dance is back! This popular gala highlights a variety of music genres, dinner, DJ, dancing, and a professional quality photograph as a souvenir. Held at Christ Church Parish, don’t miss the winter’s coolest gala for the whole family to enjoy! 44 For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.lakeoswego.City or Call 503-635-0257. Contributing writers:Allison Arnold, LibraryMaria Bigelow, Adult Community CenterNell Diamond, Library Morgan Holen, City Arborist Katy Kerklaan, Engineering Robin Krakauer, Parks & Recreation Madison Thesing, City Manager's Office Kim Vermillion, City Manager's Office 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. For Americans with Disabilities Act or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/ interpretation services, or more information call 503-635-0270 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1 March 1 Wednesday • Chautauqua on First Wednesday, Oswego Heritage Council, 6:30pm 2 Thursday 3 Friday • process(ing) Exhibit ARTspace, 5:30pm 4 Saturday • Stewardship Work Party, Lily Bay, 9am • Author Diane Wilson Ticket Giveaway, LIB, 11am • Rover Pop-Up Library, Mary's Woods, 1pm 5 Sunday 6 Monday • McVey/Stafford Corridor Vision Study - Virtual Presentation, 6-7:30pm • DRC Meeting, 7pm 7 Tuesday • City Council Meeting, 4pm • Overbridge Jazz Band, LIB, 6pm • Westridge NA General Meeting, 7pm 8 Wednesday • Library - Genealogy Group, 10-11am 9 Thursday • Teen Advisory Board, 6pm 10 Friday • Library Community Forum #2, LIB, 5-7pm • Living Well Dance featuring the Millennium Dance Band, CCP, 7pm 11 Saturday • Stewardship Work Party, Springbrook Park, 9am • Library Community Forum #3, Lake Grove Elementary School, 10am-12pm 12 Sunday • Stewardship Work Party, Woodmont Park, 1pm 13 Monday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 14 Tuesday • Pints from the Past: Wild Attractions of the 1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition, Lake Theater, 6:30pm 15 Wednesday • Aging Into Poverty: A Presentation From Kathy Sharp, LIB, 5:30-6:30pm • LAB Meeting, 7pm 16 Thursday • TAB Meeting, 7pm • Trivia Night, 7pm 17 Friday 18 Saturday • Family Dance: Fire & Ice Ball, CCP, 6pm • Stewardship Work Party, Iron Mtn Park, 9am 19 Sunday • Stewardship Work Party, Freepons Park, 1pm 20 Monday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 21 Tuesday • City Council Meeting, 4pm • Third Tuesday Author: Louise Mengelkoch, LIB, 5:30pm 22 Wednesday 23 Thursday • Budget Committee Meeting, 5:30pm • BIPOC Women's Speaker Series at Mary's Woods: Tracey Lam, 7pm 24 Friday 25 Saturday • Spring into Spring Break, Oswego Heritage Council, 10am-2pm 26 Sunday 27 Monday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 28 Tuesday • Craft Night: Upcycled Origami Paper Boxes, LIB, 5:30pm 29 Wednesday 30 Thursday 31 Friday • Blood Drive, City Hall, 9:30am-3pm April 1 Saturday • Tree Planting Party, Iron Mtn Park, 10am-12pm • LOReads - Soil Your Undies Kick-Off, 11am • LOReads - Kick Off Event, 11am 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 ACC Adult Community Center CCP Christ Church Parish DRC Development Review Commission HRAB Historic Resources Advisory Board LAB Library Advisory Board LIB LO Public Library NA Neighborhood AssociationGlossaryDONATE BLOOD The City, working with the Red Cross, is offering an opportunity for you to donate. Please join us on Friday, March 31, at City Hall, 380 A Avenue, between 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Schedule your appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org or by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App (Text BLOODAPP to 90999) - use sponsor code LOCityHall. For more information or assistance with scheduling, call 1-800-RED-CROSS. WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH March is Women’s History Month. Please join us as we honor, appreciate and acknowledge all women in the city of Lake Oswego and worldwide for their historical contributions that have led to progress forged by many generations of persistent, strong and passionate women. Through the month of March, the City will highlight seven women working for our government with the “Women’s HERstory Month” campaign. To learn about these incredible people who work for our community, visit www.lakeoswego. city/womens-history-month or follow us on Instagram (@ cityoflakeoswego) and Facebook (@LOOregon). In addition, check out other Women’s History Month programs, including: • The Library's “She Said That” interactive display, book display and Pinterest boards for adults and youth/teens www.pinterest.com/lakeozadult/womens-history-month www.pinterest.com/lakeozyouth/womens-history-month • The BIPOC Women's Speaker Series at Mary's Woods featuring Tracey Lam on March 23 www.lakeoswego.city/library/hybrid-bipoc-womens-speaker-series-marys-woods-tracey-lam. TREE PLANTING PARTY SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 10 A.M. TO 12 P.M., IRON MOUNTAIN PARK Kick-off Lake Oswego Arbor Month with a tree planting party at Iron Mountain City Park, 2401 Iron Mountain Boulevard! Join Parks & Recreation staff to learn about tree selection, planting and maintenance, and practice proper planting techniques by helping to install new trees in the park. Dress for weather and wear closed toe shoes. Bring gloves, and water to drink. Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited to 25 Lake Oswego residents. Parking is limited, carpool or ride your bike. Visit www. lakeoswego.city/planning/workshop-series or call 503-635-0290 for free registration. EXHIBITION: process(ing) FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION - MARCH 3, 5:30-7 P.M. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is excited to announce the exhibition, process(ing), featuring two artists whose works in photography and installation invite participants to a contemplative and experiential exhibit about time and place. The two featured artists in the exhibition are Emily Jung Miller and Martin Stabler. Both use repetition as the central theme in exploring their process. Emily Jung Miller uses the repeated circular form of the full moon in her installation, 1,000 Moons, as a “grief process on handmade paper.” Martin Stabler’s video installation and photography series, The River Sessions, show the Willamette River from the same vantage point at George Rogers Park over the course of 14 months during the pandemic. The exhibition is on view through May 19 at the ARTspace Gallery, 380 A Avenue, Suite A, Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, go to www.artscouncillo.org. DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M., AT THE ACC Mark your calendar! On April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City will be holding a one-day-only drug take-back event to help citizens properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medicines. Look for more information in the April HelloLO or visit www.lakeoswego.city/community/drug-take- back-event-spring-2023. BUNCO BEACH NIGHT! Hula on over and join the Adult Community Center (ACC) for a tropical Hawaiian evening playing Bunco! Whether you’re a Bunco beginner or pro, it’s sure to be a night full of fun and prizes. The good times roll from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. Feel free to dress in your Luau best! Light refreshments will be provided and one drink ticket is included in the price, additional beer or wine will be $5. No experience necessary, Res $20/ Non-Res $25, ages 21 and up. Call 503-635-3758 or go to www.loparks.org to register.