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Happenings this month include Adopt a Plot, a Springbrook Park ivy pull and more

ADOPT A PLOT (MARCH 16):

Join a community of gardeners tonight at Luscher Farm (125 Rosemont Road) for the second in a series of Adopt-A-Plot orientation meetings. Through the program, you'll learn how to grow vegetables organically and donate fresh produce to the Adult Community Center's Meals on Wheels Program. (Gardeners can also take home samples for their personal use.) All materials and instruction provided, but you must be able to attend three of the eight work parties scheduled for the third Saturday of each month between March and October. Tonight's meeting is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. For details or to register, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/luscher/adopt-plot-luscher-farm.

UPLANDS (MARCH 16):

The Uplands Neighborhood Association board will meet at 7 o'clock tonight at Lake Oswego Junior High School (2500 Country Club Road). For more information, contact Tom O'Connor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SPRINGBROOK PARK (MARCH 18):

Join the Friends of Springbrook Park from 9-11 a.m. Saturday as they pull ivy, remove invasive plants and work to restore the native forest. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes and bring gloves and water. The park is located at 2055 Wembley Park Road, behind the soccer field at Uplands Elementary School; for more information, contact Ginny Haines at 503-699-4082 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

IRON MOUNTAIN PARK (MARCH 19):

Join the Friends of Iron Mountain Park from 1-3 p.m. Sunday as they contribute to the health of the natural area's diverse ecosystem. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes and bring gloves and water. Reach the trailhead behind Oswego Hunt by using the graveled Brookside Road off Twin Fir Road; for more information, contact Mike Buck at 503-914-8607 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE (MARCH 20):

The Public Art Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Monday at the Arts Council of Lake Oswego officer (520 First St.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/community/public-art-committee.

SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY BOARD (MARCH 20):

The SAB will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Main Fire Station (300 B Ave.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_sab/sustainability-advisory-board-56.

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION (MARCH 20):

The DRC will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_drc/development-review-commission-130.

CITY COUNCIL (MARCH 21):

The City Council will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/citycouncil/city-council-190.

INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE

: Lake Oswego residents can now register for an AARP-sponsored tax-aide program at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.). Trained volunteers are prepared to handle most situations for retired, disabled and low-income individuals. Appointments are available at the ACC from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursdays through April 13; membership in AARP is not required. For more information, call 503-635-3758.

FREE LEAD TEST KITS:

The City offers free lead testing to water customers who are concerned about lead levels in their homes. (Of the 25 homes, churches and day care facilities tested in Lake Oswego in 2016 at the owners' request, all samples have been below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's level at which further action is suggested, and the majority have had no detectable lead in the water. To pick up your test kits and instructions, go to the third-floor reception desk at City Hall (380 A Ave.) For more information about lead testing or drinking water, call the Water Treatment Plant at 503-635-0394.

SERVICES & ACTIVITIES GUIDE:

The City has published a new version of its Services & Activities Guide that includes information from hundreds of sources on arts and culture organizations, historical resources, schools, business districts, City programs and more. The guide also features a directory and full-color map, highlighting key points of interest. It's available on racks at City facilities and at other locations throughout the community, or by calling the Citizen Information Center at 503-635-0257.

— The Review