Things to Do
Looking for something special to do this weekend and into next week? Check out this list of events; most are free and many are family-friendly.
Aug. 23 (2 to 4 p.m.) — End of Summer Reading Celebration at Rossman Park, 555 4th St., Lake Oswego. Free. Collect prizes, enjoy balloon twister and Portland Taiko Drummers at 3 p.m.
Aug. 23 (5:30 to 8 p.m.) — Learn what's all the excitement about electric vehicles at a presentation and get-together taking place at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, 1855 South Shore Blvd., Lake Oswego. Hear transporation technologies visionary Hans Witt explain the forces that are rapidly changing transportation. Get an update on the range, cost and variety of today's EVs. Free.
Aug. 23 (6 to 8 p.m.) — Teen Movie Night upstairs in the conference room at Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th St. Due to the licensing agreement the library cannot name the movie, but call 503-697-6580 if you'd like a hint at what will be screened. Free and open to all teens. Snacks provided.
Aug. 25, 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) — "The Road West: Living History Days Take a walk back in history to 1843 by attending "The Road West: Living History Days" at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail. Join us for wagon rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., blacksmithing, coopering and laundering demonstrations, historic reenactors, pioneer gardening and rope making. It all takes place at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, the official end of the Oregon Trail, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Visit historicoregoncity.org or call 503-657-9336 for details.
Aug. 25, 7 p.m. and Aug. 26, 2 p.m. — Staged reading of "Care of Trees" a play by E. Hunter Spreen by Enso Theatre Ensemble at ShoutHouse Theatre, 210 SE Madison St., #11, Portland. Tickets are $15 each online an ensotheatre.com/box-office.html.
Aug. 26 (1 to 5 p.m.) — Electric Vehicle (EV) Fair at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego, hosted by Lake Oswego Sustainability Network. See and compare many of the new EV models. Take a test drive and see how much fun EVs are to drive.
Aug. 27 (6 to 8 p.m.) — Family Movie Night at Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th St. See a newly released movie in the lower level of the library. Here's a hint on what you'll see: It's a movie adaptation if Sherlock Holmes was a gnome.
Aug. 27 (7 to 9 p.m.) — Jazz Madness Concert at Maher's Irish Pub, 352 B Ave., Lake Oswego. Presented by Jazz Madness Workshop trio at Marylhurst University. Free; all ages welcome. Minors allowed in pub until 9 p.m.