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Mindfulness Meditation instructor Surja Tjahaja will offer a one-day silent retreat to help people deepen their meditation practices

FILE PHOTO:  PAMPLIN MEDIA - Surja Tjahaja will present a one-day silent retreat Feb. 3 on Mindfulness Meditation. All are invited to attend; register and bring lunch and snacks.

West Linn Parks and Rec invites you to treat yourself to a day of the silent treatment by attending a meditation retreat led by Mindfulness Meditation instructor Surja Tjahaja.

This one-day silent retreat is the perfect setting to break away from daily routines and reinvigorate or deepen your meditation practice while staying close to home. The day includes guided meditation plus a review of how to apply mindfulness meditation methods to daily living, plus one-on-one guidance. Bring lunch and snacks; the day ends with an inspirational talk. The retreat takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 3, at a cost of $30.

Kidz Love Soccer — Kidz Love Soccer is dedicated to teaching children the world's most popular sport within a nurturing, recreational environment. A typical session includes age appropriate activities, skill demonstrations, fun games and instructional scrimmages. The next round of class for ages 2-10 start on Jan. 27 at Willamette Primary School's turf field. Cost of the eight-week series is $98.

Come to the Adult Prom April 28 — Save the date for this new event. Did you love attend your prom, didn't attend it or just want a do over? Whatever your experience we have an opportunity for you at an over 21 event coming to West Linn. The event will feature music, dancing, food and tons of fun. Learn more online.

Surface embroidery in the Jacobean tradition: Blue Elegance — Students will learn 15 different surface embroidery stitches while working on a Jacobean design created by Anna Scott. Materials will be provided, including fabric with design, threads, needle and printed instructions. This four-week class takes place Feb. 12 through March 5, meeting from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays. Cost is $70.

Healthier Living for Your Brain and Body — This class is presented at 1 p.m. Jan. 29 by the Alzheimer's Association at the Adult Community Center. For centuries, we have known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about the research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement — and how to use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Daddy Daughter Dance — This annual extravaganza is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 15 at the West Linn Adult Community Center.

Winter/Spring Recreation Activities — The guide is now available. See all the programs offered this season — there is something for everyone. Visit westlinoregon.gov/parksrec or the Activities Guide. You may register by internet, mail, or drop-off at City Hall, 22500 Salamo Road. Call 503-557-4700 for more information.

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

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