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Try out West Linn's new Fitness Court at Tanner Creek Park. It's free and open to all.

COURTESY PHOTOS  - All are invited to use the free Fitness Court at Tanner Creek Park. Get full instructions on how to use the fitness equipment at 30-minute classes to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 8 and 9 a.m. Saturdays in October.

As part of an effort to make world-class fitness free and accessible in beautiful public spaces across the country, the City of West Linn has partnered with National Fitness Campaign (NFC) to bring the Fitness Court to Tanner Creek Park.

The new Fitness Court is suitable for adults (ages 14+) of all fitness abilities and completely free to use. With the free Fitness Court App, available for iOS or Android, users can take classes, learn workout routines and get fit — all in their own local park.

Even though many people already utilizing the court we want to increase awareness and educate folks on how to use the court.

During the month of October there are free classes being offered at the fitness court. The 30-minute classes are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and at 8 and 9 a.m. Saturdays.

Tanner Creek Park is located at 3456 Parker Road in West Linn.

Parenting the Love and Logic way

This is a six-session parenting program designed by the Love and Logic Institute.

Parents will learn how to avoid un-winnable power struggles and arguments, stay calm when your kids do incredibly upsetting things, set enforceable limits, avoid enabling and begin empowering, help your kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them, raise kids who are family members rather than dictators and much more.

This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately.

The classes start on Oct. 21 and have a registration fee of $25 per person.

Calling all chefs

Chef Surja presents a class in making chicken scaloppini with marsala wine and mushroom sauce reduction.

This dish is perfect to serve during holiday celebrations for a crowd, or for a romantic dinner for two. The dish features Oregon's signature fruit of the season, wild mushrooms.

Students will learn the techniques to make this incredibly simple meal, how to cut the chicken paper-thin, and a flambé technique with cognac.

Learn how to cook with mushrooms combined with marsala and then reduce the mixture to make an elegant sauce. Come hungry — class participants eat what is created, along with seasonal vegetables and potato.

The class begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Fee is $40 plus a material fee of $15 per person payable to the instructor.

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

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