West Linn Parks and Recreation has many interesting classes to take to add a little spice to life this fall.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bob Ross instructor Judy Stubb will take beginning and experienced artists from blank canvas to finished masterpiece in one session. Sign up for a class now.

Is there an artist just waiting for inspiration to burst from your soul? Coax that artist into the light by taking a Bob Ross Oil Painting class offered by West Linn Parks and Recreation.

This tried-and-true method will have you completing masterpieces in just one day. The classes are intended for beginners and experienced painters alike. Experienced instructor Judy Stubb will guide you through the painting process. Two classes are available. Take Autumn Exhibition on Oct. 10 or Rustic Barn Sawblade on Oct. 28. Both classes are held at the Adult Community Center and have a fee of $58.

Other classes offered by Parks and Rec of special note include:

Cooking with Surja — Do you have a craving for a soothing and aromatic broth on a cool fall day? Shoyu Ramen may be a dish you'll enjoy learning how to make. Experienced instructor and Chef Surja Tjahaja will guide you through the details of creating this special dish on Oct. 22. The class begins at 10 a.m. at the Adult Community Center, and participants get to eat what they create. Class fee is $40. Material fee will be payable to the instructor.

Young Rembrandts Cartooning Workshop — This cartooning workshop is designed for children ages 5-10. Students will explore expressions and add emotion and attitude to their drawings. The class will begin at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Sunset Fire Hall. Class fee is $33.

Kidz Love Soccer — For more than 30 years Kidz Love Soccer has been dedicated to teaching kids this popular sport. Each session includes age appropriate activities, skills development and fun games. Young soccer players will experience soccer in a fun and non-competitive environment. This session of classes is designed for players ages 2-10 and will be held at Willamette Primary School starting Oct. 28. Class times vary in the morning based on the age of the participant. All classes are $88 per student.

Hunting & Homesteading: The Pioneer — If you need to eat in the wild or preserve some of your catch, could you do it? This the last class in the three-part series of developing outdoor skills for children ages 8-12. Scheduled for Oct. 13, the Pioneer class will focus on processing and preserving food after the catch. It takes place at Mary S. Young Park. Class fee is $65.

Fall and holiday event venue — The West Linn Adult Community Center is a great venue to host your fall or holiday event. The multipurpose facility has everything that you may need, from a large kitchen with commercial cooking and dishwashing equipment to video and audio systems. Check out the center for those events that may be too large for your home. Reasonable rental rates make this facility a great choice in the heart of West Linn. Call 503-557-4704 for further details.

Registration InformationDetails on all of the program offered by West Linn Parks & Recreation can be found at or in Activities Guides. You may register by internet, mail, or drop-off at City Hall, 22500 Salamo Road. Call 503-557-4700 or more information.

Ken Warner is the Assistant Parks and

Recreation Director for the City of West Linn.

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