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West Linn Parks and Rec organizes activities before the weekly Movies in the Park

COURTESY PHOTO  - 'The House with a Clock in the Walls' is the first Movie in the Park offered by West Linn Parks and Recreation, and there are fun activities and games going on while you wait for the movie. The movie starts at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) at Marylhurst Heights Park, 1800 Valley View Drive in West Linn.

Staycationers rejoice! West Linn Parks and Recreation has your best summer yet planned. There are Movies and Music in the Park through August. Take a look at these events:

Music in the Park happens every Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Tanner Creek Park, 3456 Parker Road. Enjoy the assortment of food and beverage offered by vendors or bring your own picnic. Here is the lineup of musicians:

Aug. 1 — Grand Illusion, a Styx tribute band

Aug. 8 — Stump City Soul, playing high energy dance tunes

Aug. 15 — Ants in the Kitchen, a '70s funk, blues and soul band

Aug. 22 — Girl Can't Help It, a female Journey tribute band

Aug. 29 — Collective Nation, playing Top 40 pop dance hits

View the bands' promo videos at westlinnoregon.gov/musicinthe park/2019-music-park-lineup.

Family movie night is even more fun when it's outside! Movies in the Park is held every Friday evening through Aug. 23. The movies are free thanks to our generous local sponsors Big Tooth Little Tooth, Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Kids First Pediatric Clinic, Smile Linn Dental and Water Environmental Services.

Here is the lineup:

Aug. 2 — "The House with a Clock in the Walls" shown at Marylhurst Heights Park

Aug. 9 — "Incredibles 2" at Mary S. Young Park

Aug. 16 — "Bumblebee" at Hammerle Park

Aug. 23 — "A Dog's Way Home" at Mary S. Young Park

Come early to enjoy complimentary face painting and kids' activities. Concessions are available for purchase. Movies start at dusk (around 8:30 pm).

To preview the line-up visit westlinnoregon.gov/moviesinthepark/2019-movies-parks.

YMCA Camps

available in August

Chefs in Training for ages 7-12: Become a chef extraordinaire! This camp will teach your kids to prepare quick, yummy foods that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Lessons include cooking safety, cooking techniques, preparing food and more. No previous cooking experience required. Held at Sunset Fire Hall, Aug. 5 - 9, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee is $220.

Stop Motion Animation for ages 7-12: Animation is fun to watch and fun to make. In this camp we'll explore the basics of animation and develop stories, build props and characters, animate them and create their very own animated shore film. Held at West Linn High School, Aug. 5 -8, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee is $220.

Invent It, Build It for ages 7-12: This camp will rev up that inventive spirit! Given daily challenges, kids will design, test and tweak their inventions while working through the scientific method. Sample challenges include a confetti launcher, a car that can be powered without a motor, or a speedy emergency shelter. Held at Sunset Fire Hall, Aug. 12-16, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee is $220.

Volunteer Opportunities

Summer is also a great time to accumulate volunteer hours.

This Saturday, Aug. 3 at Mary S. Young Park from 9 a.m. to noon you can help to remove invasive plants and spread wood chips. Tools are provided; bring work gloves and wear sturdy footwear.

Volunteers are also needed to hand-weed the pollinator garden.

For information about ongoing volunteer opportunities email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Terri Jones is a recreation coordinator II for West Linn Parks and Recreation.


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