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Celebrate Arbor Week 2017

Date/Time: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 10:30am - Sat, May 20, 2017 1:30pm

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

Celebrate Arbor Week

Arbor Day is America’s National Tree Holiday, observed on the last Friday of April to celebrate the role of trees in our lives and to promote tree planting and care. In Oregon we celebrate an entire Arbor Week which is the first full week in April. Check out a tree-themed book this week! The Lake Oswego Public Library, located at 706 4th Street, will have tree-themed books on display all week. Open daily: 1-6pm Sunday, 10am-9pm Monday-Thursday, and 10am-6pm Friday-Saturday. [Include Heritage Tree photo attached]

Barnyard Tales & Heritage Tree Walk

Thursday, April 6, 10-11 a.m. at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road

Join Luscher Farm staff and Lynne Bacon, storyteller extraordinaire, for a special Arbor Day story time on the farm, followed by a visit to the Heritage Trees located at Luscher Farm. For children ages 3-8; parents must accompany children. This is a free event, but space is limited so please register online at www.loparks.org - activity #14705.

Paper Blossoms Craft

Thursday, April 6, 3:30-5 p.m. at Lake Oswego Public Library (lower level), 706 4th Street

A Winter full of wind, rain and snow, means lots of twigs lying around in your backyard, and ours. Let’s take those twigs and make them bloom. Visit the library to create paper blossoms to welcome Spring and celebrate Arbor Week. Recommended for ages 5 -10.

Heritage Tree Celebration

Friday, April 7, 12-1 p.m. at Oswego Pioneer Cemetery, 17401 Stafford Road

Celebrate Arbor Week at the resting place of Lake Oswego’s founding families and citizens, and enjoy a piece of cake under the City’s newest Heritage Tree, the only Pacific dogwood currently designated. Learn more about the City’s Heritage Tree Program and about the rich history of Oswego Pioneer Cemetery dating back to 1850.

Trees of Lake Oswego Art Contest

In celebration of Oregon Arbor Week and National Arbor Day, the City of Lake Oswego is hosting a Trees of Lake Oswego themed art contest for 1st through 12th grade Lake Oswego students.

Rules to Enter
• One entry per person.
• 8.5” x 11” size only, any medium.
• Art should be inspired by actual trees of Lake Oswego, such as a grove of trees in your neighborhood, a tree at your school or in your favorite park, or other trees you notice around town.
• Drop-off your entry on or before National Arbor Day, Friday, April 28, at either: Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation, 1500 Greentree Road (the former Palisades Elementary School); or the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th Street.
• Valid entries must include your name, telephone number, grade, and the name of your Lake Oswego school on the backside of your art.

Judging Criteria
Entries will be on display at the Parks and Recreation office at 1500 Greentree Road through early May. Art will be judged on creativity and overall design based on the theme. First, second and third prize winners will be selected in each of three divisions: 1st-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade. The judges’ decision is final.

Prizes
Winners will be notified by phone on or before May 12 and prize packs will be awarded at the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market on May 20.

For questions or more information, please contact the Planning Department at planning@lakeoswego.city or 503-635-0290. [Include Poetry Postcard image (attached) with link to the complete postcard in PDF format (also attached)]

Forestry at the Farmers’ Market

Saturday, May 20, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First Street

The Market returns on May 20th and will feature Urban & Community Forestry booths and activities.  Kids can spin the prize wheel, go on a scavenger hunt, and get their face painted with a tree, leaf, or acorn. Adults can talk to an arborist, watch a tree pruning demonstration, receive a free tree seedling and learn more about the City’s Urban & Community Forestry Program events and activities. Arbor Day Art Contest winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded.

The Market boasts an average of over 80 vendors each week. As usual, you can also delight in finding a wide variety of superior produce, meats, nuts, cheeses, artisan breads, jams, jellies, baked goods, fresh seafood, nursery items, hot foods, and live music from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.— there is something for everyone!