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WLHS Alumni Forever Picnic slated

The West Linn High School Forever Picnic, for those who graduated in 1967 or before, will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 19 at Hammerle Park, 1505 Lewis St. in West Linn.

This event honors the Class of 1967, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The event is for adults only. Plates, tableware and beverages will be provided; attendees are to bring foods to share, plus lawn chairs. Those with last names starting with the letters A-G are asked to bring salads; those with last names starting with letters H-Q are asked to bring entrees; and those with last names starting with letters R-Z are asked to bring desserts.

Class photos will be taken.

Donations to cover expenses are appreciated and can be made at the picnic.

Volunteers are needed for setup and clean up.

To learn more, call Dottie Larson, Class of 1960, at 503-236-2448 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pickling, food preservation classes offered

Oregon State University Extension Service, in partnership with Providence Milwaukie Hospital's Community Teaching Kitchen, will present skills-based classes for beginning and experienced canners this summer. A Quick Pickled Vegetables class will be offer Aug. 16 from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $30, which includes instructional packet, recipes and sample product to take home.

To register call 503-655-8634. The class will be taught at the Community Teaching Kitchen, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., building 101 in Milwaukie.

OSU Extention offers more food preservation classes. View the schedule online at

Learn about Village Concept to age in place

People interested in learning about the Village Concept which allows seniors to age in place are invited to attend an information session at 10 a.m. Aug. 12 in the community room at Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Station 58, 6050 Failing St. in West Linn. The Village Concept is a virtual community made up of members and volunteers who provide support and services for each other. The movement began in Boston, Mass., and is a growing trend across the nation. For more information about the West Linn meeting call Marjorie Synakiewicz at 503-708-9117 or Noreen LeSage at 503-709-2839 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Moms Across America founder to speak at Foothills Park

Moms Across America founder Zen Honeycutt will present information about the organization from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15 at Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Drive in Lake Oswego. Also known as the National Coalition of Unstoppable Moms, the mission of the organization is to raise awareness about GMOs (genetically modified organisms), and toxic exposure, empower leadership and create healthy communities. Members of MAA support local activities, initiate campaigns and share solutions nationwide to improve health and freedoms for all Americans.

This program is for people who are interested in improving their health and the health of the environment, including alternatives to fertilizers and household products. For more information contact Lake Oswego resident Cheryl Levie at 707-322-3352 or visit

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