BLOOD DRIVE — A blood donation drive is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at city hall, 380 A Ave. Walk-ins are welcome but volunteers can also sign up to schedule a donation time. To sign up in advance, visit and use the sponsor code “locityhall,” or call 1-800-733-3767.

FARMERS MARKET — The recent opening day of this season’s farmers market set a record for token sales. Tokens can be purchased to use in lieu of cash and can double as gifts. At the first market of this year, on May 18, people bought about $4,248 in tokens — the largest amount of token sales the city has ever recorded.

OAK TERRACE ROCKS — City engineering staff members are involved in an unplanned project to protect Oak Terrace from falling rocks. A geotechnical engineer has been hired to design a containment system that would keep rocks from hitting the roadway and possibly damaging vehicles or hurting people, according to the city. Money for the project will come from the street fund.

LANDSCAPING FOR ENERGY SAVINGS — The city will soon host a workshop about landscaping to lower energy bills. The event, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, is part of a series of urban and community forestry workshops offered for free. It will take place at the West End Building, at 4101 Kruse Way. To sign up, call 503-635-0290.

CLEAN UP — The city will hold a community cleanup day to accept various types of unwanted household items at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Electronic waste can be dropped off at River West Church, 2000 Country Club Road. Donations for the Oregon Food Bank will be accepted at both locations. For details, call 503-635-0257 or visit

LIGHTS — City hall visitors might notice brighter lights in the stairwells. New LED tube lights are expected to last 50 to 75 times as long as comparable incandescent bulbs and six to eight times longer than compact fluorescent lights, according to the city.

NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS — Neighborhood associations have until June 24 to submit applications for the city’s neighborhood enhancement grants. The program provides up to $5,000 for specific projects not funded through other city programs in categories such as street tree planting, neighborhood signs, emergency preparedness, neighborhood sustainability, association leadership and capacity building and community building. For details, visit

VOLUNTEER — Positions are open on city advisory boards. June 30 is the deadline to apply for a spot on the historic resources advisory board.

Young people in the community can apply for youth positions on a variety of the advisory boards. Terms last one year, and applications for youth advisers are due Aug. 15. Information about the boards and applications are available online at

GO BY FOOT, BIKE, BUS OR BOAT — The city’s 100 Mile Challenge is underway for 2013. The challenge offers information, tools and incentives to encourage people to leave their cars at home and instead walk, cycle, take the bus or use other forms of car-free transportation. For more information, visit

BOONES FERRY ROAD — The Oregon Department of Transportation is taking public input on a bunch of projects competing for state grant money, and the city of Lake Oswego has a proposal in the running. The city has applied for $4 million to make pedestrian and cyclist improvements, part of a bigger effort to overhaul and revamp Boones Ferry Road in Lake Grove.

If the city gets the grant, the money would supplement other funding sources, including a $5 million bond measure approved by voters last November and urban renewal dollars.

To learn more about the city’s proposal, visit Public comments can be submitted to the state by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; they’re due by June 30.

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