There may or may not be any such thing as a free lunch, but the West Linn Adult Community Center guarantees there is such a thing as a free brunch — for everyone. Just come to the WLACC at noon on the first Wednesday of your birthday month and you’ll be treated to a tasty SUBMITTED - Marlene Rickett proudly displays August's birthday brunch she helped prepare for the West Linn Adult Community Center.

August’s brunch consisted of strata, a layered breakfast casserole containing eggs, sausage, cranberries, cheese and apples, all on top of bread cubes.

This is not a brunch for the faint of heart nor is it probably recommended by the American Heart Association. But on your birthday month, throw caution to the wind and treat yourself to something that just tastes great.

Along with the strata, we served a variety of pastries, beets and a fruit platter of sliced cantaloupe, sliced strawberries and sliced bananas.

And, of course, there was birthday cake for dessert along with apple pie and cupcakes.

If you want to live on the wild side, and a brunch sounds appealing even though it’s not your birthday month, you can pay $3 and still savor the entire meal.

It’s the best meal-deal in town. And it happens on the first Wednesday of every month. So if your birthday is in September, we’ll see you on the 5th, no money needed, and only six pieces of photo ID (only kidding).

Here are the upcoming week’s other activities. Please call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 for specific times and possible fees.

Also, all meals listed below are subject to change, but only for the better. Computer classes are currently being offered by appointment between 9 a.m. and noon, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Friday, Aug. 10

In the morning, we have the Core Strength class, the Strength and Balance class, the Peripatetic Walkers, Aerobics class and the Oil Painting group.

The Whist Card group will meet between 10 a.m. and noon. At noon we will serve pulled pork and coleslaw. From 12:30 until 3 p.m., the Pinochle group will meet. At 1 p.m. the Texas Hold ‘Em Poker group will deal.

Monday, Aug. 13

The Pixton Law Group will offer free legal consultations from 9 a.m. to noon by appointment. Call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 to make one. In the morning we have Tai Chi, the Peripatetic Walkers, the Wood Carving group, Aerobics class and Hand & Foot Card game group.

Today we will offer a salad buffet for lunch. After lunch, the Bridge group and the Exercise for All program will meet, and the new Pilates-inspired Core Strength class will meet at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Morning offerings at the WLACC include Core Strength class, Strength and Balance class and Gentle Yoga class. The Honoring Our Memories writing group meets from 10 a.m. to noon. And our Ukulele group will strum together at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

In the morning, we offer the Peripatetic Walking group, Aerobics class, Core Strength class, Strength and Balance class and the Gardening Club. The new Pilates-inspired Core Strength class will meet at 9:45 a.m.

The Line Dancing class meets from 11 a.m. to noon. At noon, we will serve soup and sandwiches.

After lunch, the Bridge group and the Exercise for All program will meet. At 12:30 p.m., the Board of the Friends of the WLACC will meet.

All members are welcome to attend. The Pinochle group will shuffle and deal from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Aug.16

Our morning offerings at the center include Core Strength class, Strength and Balance class and our Gentle Yoga class. Our Knitting and Crocheting group meets from 10 a.m. to noon in front of the fireplace. And the Bridge group meets at 11:30 a.m.

WLACC Gift Shop

Come visit the best-kept shopping secret in town. Unique gifts and uniquely low prices. Many of our gifts come to us through donations, and we want all our donors to know how grateful we are for their contributions.

The WLACC Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gift shop accepts cash, checks and well-behaved children.

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