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Activities include baking classes, Halloween events and an outdoor adventure class for teens

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Ukulele Jam is one of the activities community members can join this fall.

The Wilsonville Parks and Recreation Department has a slate of fall activities, classes and events that are available to the community.

Here are five highlights from the department's activities guide for the fall months.

Life 101 Seminar Series

The department will provide attendees guidance about some of life's challenges in this series of classes that will be held at the Wilsonville Community Center. Some of the topics addressed will include strategies to reduce the risk of falling, estate planning, health care planning, internet scams and how to prevent them and the intricacies of baking. All of these classes are free but require registration.

Music and dancing

For those hoping to learn a new style of dance or a musical instrument, the department is offering ballroom dancing for couples, Ukulele Jam, where participants learn how to play the ukulele, and line dancing classes for different skill levels.

The Ukulele Jam is free while the other activities range in price from $75-$154.


The department has a few notable events coming up. For one, it will host the "Howl A Ween" event, which will take place 5-7 p.m. at Memorial Park and include a costume contest for dogs. There also will be a Harvest Festival and Frolic 5K 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Stein-Boozier Barn. It will include a race as well as activities like decorating pumpkins and carriage rides.

Teen adventure class

In this new class, "Teen Outdoor Adventure," teens will learn how to navigate the wilderness, use knives and other handy tools and about fire safety techniques. The classes will occur on Sundays from Nov. 3 to Nov. 24, take place at Mary S. Young Park in West Linn and cost $60 per session or $190 for all four sessions.

From Scratch

Tracy Cohen will teach participants how to bake sourdough bread and pizza during a pair of classes that will occur from late October to mid December. The cost is $27.50 per workshop and the classes will take place at the Wilsonville Community Center.

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