Abdullah to speak at Unity Center

Shariff Abdullah, director of Commonway Institute for Societal Transformation, will continue the Modern Day Wisdom Teachers presentations at the Unity Center, 20255 Willamette Drive in West Linn, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 13. He will speak on “Opening to the Energy of Life,” presenting his view of what he calls the Life Energy Field.

A workshop will follow at 11:30 a.m. for those wanting to learn to consciously access the Life Energy Field. Cost of the workshop is a suggested $10 per person.

To learn more about the Modern Day Wisdom Teachers series, visit

Stitches Shop Hop to be held July 23 through Aug. 2

Thirteen independent quilt shops have joined to introduce the public to the art of quilting. At several area quilt shops, including The Pine Needle, located at 429 First St. in Lake Oswego, the public can receive a free pattern and the fabric to complete a six-inch quilt block.

Each shop will conduct an in-store drawing for a $25 prize. Those shopping at all 13 stores can turn in a completed passport to be eligible for larger prizes.

For complete details, visit or call The Pine Needle at 503-635-1353.

Celebrate National Night Out with a block party

The City of Lake Oswego is encouraging residents to get to know their neighbors by holding National Night Out parties on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The first 20 neighborhoods to register their gathering with the city will receive a visit by a fire truck, police squad car or maybe even a K9 unit.

Firefighters and police officers will come bearing gifts. Learn more at

Andisheh Center to host benefit dinner in Lake Oswego

The Andisheh Center will host its first-ever fundraising dinner on Saturday, July 19, at 7 p.m. in Lake Oswego. The banquet, which will be held at a private residence, will feature a traditional Persian feast, artists playing popular and classical music on Persian instruments and local wines.

Tickets to the banquet are $100; all proceeds will benefit the center’s efforts to bring Iranian cuisine, music and art to the greater Portland area. The organization hosts many events throughout the year, including the annual summertime Iranian Festival in Portland’s South Park Blocks. This year’s festival, which marks its 15th year, will be held Aug. 2.

The Andisheh Center is a nonprofit organization that strives to connect Americans to the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Iran. For more information about the center, visit

For more information about the July 19 benefit dinner and to order tickets, contact Andisheh Center Board Member Ano Youssefian at 503-319-0030.

Lunar Stride Fun Run scheduled

The Lake Oswego Relay for Life is set for its first glow-in-the-dark 5k Lunar Stride Fun Run on Saturday, July 12.

The goal of the run is to bring new energy and a new audience to the Relay For Life. Lunar Stride is an opportunity to bring the whole family to the event and enjoy a jog to support the American Cancer Society.

The event will be held Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Lake Oswego High School track. Guests can register online at The registration fee is $36. Participants may also register onsite, beginning at noon. The event is being sponsored by AMR and the Lake Oswego Fire Department.

Check-in for Lunar Stride begins at 8 p.m. Participants can get decked out in “glow gear,” including glow paint, glow bracelets/necklaces and more. The race is not timed.

Participants will receive a Lunar Stride Race T-shirt (while supplies last). Lunar Stride concludes with the Luminaria Ceremony. It is a time to remember those lost to cancer, to support people currently fighting the disease and to honor those who have fought cancer in the past.

Community workday and barbecue planned at Hopkins Forest

A community workday and barbecue is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, at Hopkins Demonstration Forest, 16750 South Brockway Road in Oregon City. Projects planned for the event are poison oak control, stone and masonry work, brush control, road mowing and signage clean-up.

At noon, a Red, White and Blue Barbecue lunch will be served, prepared by a guest grill master/board member.

To RSVP for the event, call Jean at 503-655-8631.

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