Want to learn to make an heirloom wine barrel sign? West Linn Parks and Rec is hosting a class. Sign up now.

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Learn how to make this attractive wine barrel sign at workshops taking place July 14 and Aug. 11.

West Linn Parks and Rec offers classes of all kinds, including a class that teaches participants how to create a wine barrel-ring family sign.

Students will create their own personal and eye-catching sign featuring the initial of their surname. The signs are made from a wine barrel ring and wood and have a rustic feel, which would be a great additional to a porch, dining room or any place families and friends gather.

All supplies are included in the class fee of $75. The class will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on July 14 and again on Aug. 11.

Play-Well TEKnologies STEM with Legos: This is an Intro to STEM class for ages 5-7 and a STEM Challenge class for ages 8-11, both taking place July 16-20 at Rosemont Ridge Middle School (20001 Salamo Road, West Linn). Each of these camps allow students to create design projects and explore crazy ideas. The camp for younger campers runs from 9 a.m.-noon, while the older kids will meet from 1-4 p.m. Both camps have a cost of $130.

Code to the Future Camps: Students ages 7-12 are invited to attend Minescratch Video Game Design and Minecraft Modding Camps from July 16-20.  Learn how to speak the language of computers. Campers will dive into the exciting world of computer coding through Scratch, developed at MIT. Scratch is a block-based application designed to make it simple for anyone to learn programming. This camp meets from 9 a.m.-noon with a fee of $156. Minecraft Modding Camp is for students ages 9-14. Why just play Minecraft when you can create Minecraft?  This camp is designed for quick learners or those with block-based coding experience. Campers will learn how to code in Java by making a mod for Minecraft. The camp runs from 1-4 p.m., with a fee of $221.

YMCA Y Chef Around the World: This is a fun cooking experience for students ages 7-12. No passport required to take this culinary journey around the world. Our chefs will learn about creating recipes, nutrition and using cooking utensils, all while cooking new and exciting cuisine from all around the world. This camp is being held July 16-20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and has a fee of $206.

West Linn's Street Dance on July 14: Don't miss this unique and fun family event. It features food, beverages, a bounce house and face painting, music by Youth Music Project Band, an interactive juggling performance by Mag Hughes, TVF&R Pipes & Drums at the opening ceremony, and the band Jilt performs from 8-11 p.m. It's all free.

West Linn Old Time Fair Parade on July 21: Get your group registered for the annual parade. Register online at

Registration Information

Details on programs offered by West Linn Parks & Recreation can be found at 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.

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