BALLOT DROP-OFF SITES: Ballots are in voters' hands now for the May 16 special election, which includes three Lake Oswego School Board races and a $187 million school bond measure. Lake Oswego has two locations where voters can drop ballots: an outdoor box at City Hall (380 A Ave.) in the Fourth Street parking lot behind the building, which is accessible 24/7; and an indoor box at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.) that's available during library hours. Ballots must be deposited by 8 p.m. on May 16.
SPRINGBROOK PARK (MAY 6): Join the Friends of Springbrook Park from 9-11 a.m. Saturday as they work to eradicate the ivy that is smothering native species. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves and water to drink. The park is located behind the soccer field at Uplands Elementary School (2055 Wembley Park Road). For more information, contact Kim Sloat at 949-677-7815.
SAFETY SEAT CLINIC (MAY 6): The Lake Oswego Fire Department and the Lake Oswego Police Department will hold their next quarterly safety seat clinic from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Main Fire Station (300 B Ave.). Certified child passenger safety technicians will check for correct installation, damage, recalls and size and age appropriateness. Each seat takes about 30 minutes to check. For more information, call 503-635-0275.
PLANNING COMMISSION (MAY 8): The Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_pc/planning-commission-130.
CIVICS FOR ADULTS (MAY 9): Teacher and librarian Donna L. Cohen will lead a free workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.) to show attendees how to distinguish truth from fiction using critical-thinking strategies. The workshop will use real-world examples of political ads, news headlines, logical fallacies, graphs/charts, statistical data and other types of information in a "What do you see here?/What is missing?" format. For more information, call the library at 503-636-7628.
HISTORIC RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD (MAY 10): HRAB will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall (380 A Ave.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_hrab/historic-resources-advisory-board-66.
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD (MAY 10): LAB will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.). For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc_lab/library-advisory-board-64.
D AVENUE OPEN HOUSE (MAY 11): City officials will host an Open House from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.) to gather community input on initial design concepts for the upcoming D Avenue Improvement Project. Maps and graphics showing alternative street alignments, sidewalk locations and stormwater treatment facilities proposed for D Avenue will be on display. For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/d-ave/contact-information.
— The Review