This year’s annual picnic will be held at Tualatin Community Park., 8515 SW Tualatin Rd, Tualatin, OR. At this year’s annual picnic, we have reserved the north side of the main picnic shelter, which also has rest rooms, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Electricity is provided, and alcohol is permitted. The shelter will accommodate about 75 people.
GSOC will supply the paper plates, napkins, paper cups, and utensils. The format for the picnic will be a potluck meal. Attendees bring their own beverages. If your last name begins with A through G bring a main dish; H through P bring a side dish or salad; Q through Z bring a dessert. Or if you’re a free spirit, just bring whatever appeals.
Clay Kelleher has volunteered to lead an optional hike at the park. He will arrive at 10:00 am, and will come equipped with some information about the natural and possibly historic setting, but any knowledge others can contribute would be appreciated. The total distance will be about 2.5 miles on level trails, which appear to be totally accessible. Time would be 1.0 to 1.5 hours, depending on how much stopping is done along the way.
We have reserved the community lecture room at the nearby Tualatin Library for an Ice Age Floods lecture by Rick Thompson from 1:15 to 3:00 pm., complements of the Tualatin Heritage Center. His lecture will include recent inclusions for Tualatin in the "National Ice Age Trail" as well as an explanation of the Tualatin landscape’s Ice Age Flood features. The Library's community lecture room seats 60, with a 147 maximum occupancy. To get the complimentary room, we are allowing the library to advertise for the lecture within the city.