Learn to make floral centerpieces at WLACC
Everyday beauty, everyday magic, everyday flowers. That is the idea behind one of West Linn's beloved local businesses. Owned and operated by Linda Ulrich, Everyday Flowers is a floral design business specializing in unique arrangements that transcend unique events and special occasions to bring the timeless joy of flowers into our everyday lives.
After many successful years in retail stores and preparing floral arrangements for weddings, private parties and select events, Ulrich will hold a fall/holiday centerpiece class at the West Linn Adult Community Center and share her vast knowledge and skills with her community. She enjoys growing most of her own flowers at her home on Hidden Springs. She has created a lush, vibrant landscape in the style of a true English garden. Here, her many plant and floral varieties flourish under her care. You could get lost in the magic and you will understand Everyday Flowers is not just a name. It's a philosophy.
Ulrich says: "My desire is to teach others how to arrange flowers," says Ulrich. "After 34 wonderful years, we have placed our acreage on the market and I have so many wonderful silk flowers to share. I decided to go ahead and share with my fellow seniors."
Please join us Nov. 14 from 1-3 p.m. when Ulrich teaches us how to create a beautiful floral centerpiece that can be used and admired throughout the holiday season. She will go over the fundamentals of floral design, demonstrate a few advance skills, and help students complete a gorgeous finished project with step-by-step instructions. Various silk flowers, berries, dried flowers and a ribbon of your choosing will be provided. The centerpiece can be customized with your own holiday ornament or theme. The class will take place at the center, 1180 Rosemont Road. The cost is $28; you must sign up and pay in advance at the WLACC front desk.
You can find more from Everyday Flowers at the West Linn Holiday Bazaar Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Carefully bundled dried flowers, one-of-a-kind arrangements (made with herbs, rose hips, dried lavender and home-grown greens), beautiful topiaries, and other goods will be available for purchase. They're perfect for holiday gift giving.
If you would like to join the centerpiece class, reserve your spot soon. You can call 503-557-4704 and speak to Tiffany or Dawn, or stop by the WLACC in person at 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn . We thank Linda for sharing her talents with us.
The lunch menu features lasagna, garlic bread, corn and chocolate cookies on Friday, Nov. 8 and chicken noodle soup, turkey sandwiches and brownies on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Cost is $5 per person.
The center will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.
Keli Stephens is a volunteer with the West Linn Adult Community Center.
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