Celebrate Mardi Gras at WL Parks dance
Did you know the City of West Linn Parks and Recreation Department hosts dances for older teens and adults with a diagnosis of physical or cognitive disabilities?
These dances are held in a warm and welcoming environment at the Adult Community Center several times throughout the year. The next dance is Friday, Feb. 21, from 7-9 p.m. The admission fee of $5 helps to pay for the deejay and refreshments. No pre-registration is required. Family members, friends and care providers are invited to participate. Mothers and daughters from the Blue Heron chapter of the National Charity League will provide volunteer support. If you would like more information about attending or wish to help in any way contact the Adult Community Center at 503-557-4704.
Other upcoming classes through Parks and Recreation include:
Bob Ross Oil Painting Class — Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, Judy Stubbs takes you from a blank canvas to a completed masterpiece in one class. These classes work for beginners as well as seasoned painters. All supplies are provided; all you need do is show up, have fun and take your masterpiece home to show it off. It's a great way to relax and de-stress. For ages 12 and up, fee is $58 for West Linn residents, $68 for non-residents .Paint Snowy Creek Thursday, Feb. 13 from 5:30-9 p.m., or Graceful Waterfall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Both classes taught at the Adult Community Center.
School's out Feb.17 — sign up for Mad Science camp. Either camp costs $46 and is intended for ages
Ocean Life takes place from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 6-11. Swim through the warm sunlit zones of the ocean, meander into deeper waters and finally dive deep down into the abyss. The ocean is full of wonders and we want to keep it that way. Icky, sticky oil can make quite a mess when it ends up where it shouldn't. Discover what damage it causes when it accidentally enters our environment, and devise a way to clean it up.
Weather Rocks takes place from 1-4 p.m. Take a voyage to the center of the Earth. Investigate the powerful process that shapes our planet and forms rocks, minerals and gems. The Earth is also affected by weather and erosion. The forecast calls for meteorological mayhem in the form of thunderbolts, heavy winds and the occasional tornado — all produced in the safety of our laboratory.
Mad Science Camps are held at the West Linn Adult Community Center. Childcare is provided for the hour lunch between camps, so sign up for both camps for a whole day of fun.
Information on all of the programs offered by West Linn Parks and Recreation can be found at westlinoregon.gov/parksrec. You may register by internet, mail, or drop-off at City Hall. Call 503-557-4700 for more information. For questions about classes through the Adult Community Center call 503-557-4704 and speak with Tiffany or Meghan.
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