Lakewood Center Associates
33 Years supporting Lakewood programs
Thank you for your interest in learning about the Lakewood Center Associates (LCA). We are a supporting auxiliary of the Lakewood Center for the Arts. In 1984 the Associates were launched with eighteen (18) members and now we number over one-hundred-seventy (170). Since our inception, the Associates have raised over $1 million for the Center. The funds has been used for Center renovations, repairs and maintenance, education programs, scholarships, production sponsorships and other emergency situations. We have contributed to the "New Stage House" which is now completed and to the "Lakewood Center Endowment Fund." Our newest project is the Phase One renovation campaign at Lakewood. The Associates have pledged to raise $120,000 towards this $1 million dollar project which includes a new rehearsal hall/artist training facility, new entry, remodeled art studio, sewer upgrade, and an enhanced Lakewood Gallery.
The Associates major fund raiser is the Re-Runs shop, housed at the south end of the main floor of the Lakewood Center for the Arts. The Shop has an ever-changing inventory of antiques, collectibles, second hand treasures, donated items and is operated by volunteer members of the LCA organization.
Monday - Saturday from 10 AM - 3 PM
Thursday performance nights from 6:30 to 7:15 PM
Re-Runs welcomes donations of used items in good condition and accepts consignment items on Tuesdays from
10 AM - 1 PM with a minimum value of $35.00 per item.
In addition to working in the Re-Runs Shop once a month, an active Associates member is expected to help with fund raising events and 1 monthly luncheon a year. The Associates meet each third (3rd) Thursday of the month, September through May. Coffee and conversations start at 10:00 AM, followed by our Business Meeting at 10:30 AM which is followed by a guest speaker/program and then lunch is served at noon.
Please note that prospective members and visitors are always welcome to attend a meeting. Our fiscal year runs from July 1st - June 30th. Our member dues (which help offset our activities) are payable by June 1st of each year. If you are interested in joining the Lakewood Center Associates, we welcome your inquiry. Please call us at 503-636-8377.
LCA 2016-17 GENERAL MEETING PROGRAMS
Coffee: 10 am, 10:30 am meeting, 11:00 am –program, noon lunch
September 15, 2016: Brian Doyle, Author
Award-winning writer and essayist Brian Doyle updates us on his newest works, since the publication of his acclaimed Lake Oswego Reads novel Mink River.
October 20, 2016: Kerry Tymchuk, Oregon Historical Society
Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk presents a lively overview of exhibitions coming to the Oregon Historical Society Museum in downtown Portland.
November 17, 2016: Surja Tjahaja, Meditation Educator
Sought after instructor Surja Tjahaja demystifies meditation and mindfulness, and shares how these practices can benefit us in our daily lives.
December 15, 2016: Holiday Music & Stories
For our annual brunch we will hear festive music from local students and holiday stories from some of our members.
January 19, 2017: Cynthia Whitcomb, Screenwriter/Playwright
Renowned screenwriter and playwright Cynthia Whitcomb tells fascinating tales of working in Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond.
February 16, 2017: Lake Oswego Reads Program
The Lakewood Associates hosts one of the official offerings in the month-long Lake Oswego Reads program. Details will follow once the book is selected.
March 16, 2017: Tom Wente, Oregon Symphony
Group Sales Manager Tom Wente shares exciting insights into the Symphony’s upcoming season, and Oregon Symphony cellist Ken Finch performs.
April 27, 2017: Speaker's Bureau, Portland Japanese Gardens
A representative of Portland’s Japanese Gardens presents a sneak peak into the major expansion of the gardens, slated to be completed this month.
May 18, 2017: Festival of the Arts Speaker
An artist from the Festival of the Arts Special Exhibit gives a closer look at their art, their methods, and their inspiration.