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Annual Halloween event features scary and not-so-scary walks through Mary S. Young Park.

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Each year West Linn Parks and Recreation staff and volunteers create the Haunted Trail at Mary S. Young Park. The forest is filled with spooky characters like this fire breather.

Every year West Linn Parks and Recreation Department and Creatures of the Night create the Haunted Trail at Mary S. Young Park.

As you venture into the forest you are sure to have your blood pressure rise and hear many screams throughout the woods. For those on the younger side we also create an Enchanted Trail filled with animated characters for the enjoyment of young kids. Last year more than 2,500 people attended this special event. The Haunted Trail and Enchanted Trail take place at the park on Oct. 27 and 28. We encourage you to get tour tickets early. Tickets are available online at www.westlinnoreogn.gov/parksrec.

Ukulele Classes: The ukulele is easy to play, inexpensive and lots of fun! In this popular class you will quickly learn tuning, simple chords and tons of songs. Playing ukulele is a great way to have fun with family and friends. Tenor, soprano, or concert GCEA tuning only. Bill Price creates a warm and energetic environment for learning. This four-week class starts at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Adult Community Center. The class fee is $78.

STEM Challenge using LEGO Materials: Play-Well TEKnologies offers another popular class for ages 7-11. Build your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies' guidance and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts. Apply real world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as belt-drive cars, truss bridges, rail racers and pneumatic forklifts. Design, build and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. The class will be held at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Adult Community Center. Class fee is $23.

Mad Science: We welcome Mad Science to West Linn as they offer a number of classes when kids are out of school in November. Crazy Chemistry is happening Nov. 10. Be a master chemist in our safe laboratory while experimenting with acids and bases and the power of hydrogen.Brixology Bridges will be offered Nov. 20. How do you build a bridge?  Work with fellow engineers to build and test a working bridge design, then use what you learned to create the strongest bridge possible. Brixology Towers is offered Nov. 21. Discover how structural engineers use ideas from physics to solve problems. Work together to build a structurally sound tower with a working elevator then test and improve your design for strength and stability. Brixology Carnivals takes place Nov. 22. Build a spinning swing ride and learn about the physical forces and mechanical engineering concepts behind your favorite amusement park rides. Work together to test and improve your design to create a wild ride.All classes are held from 9 a.m. to noon at a cost of $39.

Skyhawks Winter Break Basketball Camp: Skyhawks uses a progressive curriculum and focusing on the whole player to teach children the skills they need to be a better athlete on and off the court. The sport specific staff will focus on respect, teamwork and responsibility as they will start each day with a skill of the day, followed by drills and games, making an unforgettable camp experience for your young athlete.

After a week of passing, shooting, dribbling and rebounding you will see why this is one of our most popular programs. Includes T-shirt and basketball. These camp is for ages 6-12 and runs Dec. 18 to

22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration fee is $159 for the

week.

Registration Information: Details on all of the program offered by West Linn Parks and Recreation can be found at westlinoregon.gov/parksrec or in the Activities Guides. You may register by internet, mail, or drop-off at City Hall, 22500 Salamo Road. For more information call 503-557-4700.

Ken Warner is the assistant Parks and Recreationh director for the City of West Linn.

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