Things to Do includes entertainment for the whole family in the area. Check out our list of events this weekend and into next week.

SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - TriptheDark Dance Company presents My Turn: A Claire Underwood Story, at Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison, Milwaukie. Tickets are $15 each online at

Looking for something special to do this weekend and into next week? Check out this list of events. Most are family-friendly.

April 12 (5 to 7 p.m.) — Windermere Realty Trust will host an artist's reception for Hazel Schlesinger, who is exhibiting her art at the realty office during April and May. The office is located at 600 A Ave. in Lake Oswego. All are welcome to attend the reception. The art can be viewed during regular business hours.

April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 (7:30 p.m.) — TriptheDark Dance Company presents "My Turn: A Claire Underwood Story," which illustrates what happens when political labels and ego become more important than the health of the nation. How do we unite against a common enemy when communication is not longer effective? At Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison, Milwaukie. Tickets are $15 each online at Beer, wine, pizza and sandwiches available for purchase Secret Pizza Society.

April 13 (7 p.m.) — Danish Humor ... Fact or Fiction? at Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road, Portland. See Physical Comedian Danish born Henrik Bothe transform Nordia House into a laughing fest. Tickets are $25, children 12 and under $10. Visit

April 14 (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.) — Attend the family dance presented by Portland Country Dance Community at Fulton Community Center, 68 S.W. Miles St. in Portland. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for children, or $20 for the whole family. Call Sydney Newell for details, 503-245-6365.

April 15 (2 p.m.) — Groovin' in the Grove concert at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego. Concert features brass and percussion musicians of Oregon Symphony in a benefit to raise funds to purchase a timpani and chimes for the church's use. Admission is free; donations gladly accepted.

April 15 (3 p.m.) — Peregrine Literary Series celebrates National Poetry Month with a reading by regional poet Judith Arcana at Stickmen's Brewery, 40 N. State St. in Lake Oswego. Attendees are encouraged to share an original or favorite poem after the presentation.

Organizer Joan Maiers encourages all to bring canned food donations for the local food bank.

Admission is free; the event is family-friendly.

April 17 (7 to 9 p.m.) — Clackamas Fly Fishers social hour and meeting at High Rocks Restaurant and Lounge, 915 E. Arlington St. Gladstone. For all those interesting in learning about fly fishing. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by program and meeting at 7 p.m. Call Tom Flannery, 503-723-9701.

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego will focus on making muffin tin prints during the Family Art-Making session taking place from 1 to 3 p.m. April 19.

April 19 (1 to 3 p.m.) — The Arts Council of Lake Oswego's Family Art-Making Event focuses on Earth Muffin Tin Prints. Using a muffin tin for the Earth and its circular shape, participants will use yarn and other media to create this art project. The event takes place at 510 Museum and ARTspace, 510 1st St. in Lake Oswego. A suggested donation of $5 is requested for materials.

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