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Join the West Linn girls basketball Cub Club

Attention, future West Linn girls basketball players: You are invited to become part of the team this season by joining the WLHS girls basketball Cub Club. West Linn girls from first to eighth grade who love basketball can register for the club at wlgirlsbasketball.com. Click on the “Cub Club” link, fill out the form and mail in your $40 payment.

Cub Club members will have the chance to wear an official Cub Club T-shirt to every WLHS girls basketball home game, sit in a special Cub Club section while cheering on their Lions team, attend a pizza party with the varsity team, attend a skills clinic hosted by varsity players, enter a drawing to be a ball girl during the season and be a part of the pre-game varsity introduction as players take to the court.

Attend free events at Youth Music Project

Youth Music Project is celebrating the opening of its retail store with free events all day Saturday, at 2015 Eighth Ave., West Linn. There will be two free dance workshops, from 10 a.m. to noon for ages 8 to 12 and from 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 6 to 10.

Sign up online at theaspireproject.org. Free art workshops will begin every hour from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m.

A free, hour-long family concert by the Norman Sylvester Band will begin at 5:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. Throughout the day, students, parents and visitors can enter to win a guitar. The winner will be announced at the concert; you must be present to win.

The retail store carries a variety of instruments from entry-level guitars to professional grade digital drum sets. All proceeds from sales of instruments and accessories go toward providing scholarships for low-income children and teens.

Sign kids up for Sno-blasters

West Linn students who love the snow might be interested in joining the Sno-blasters ski/board lesson program at Mount Hood Meadows. Trips include charter bus transportation to the ski resort and a variety of discounted lift, lesson, rental and transportation-only packages. It’s a fully chaperoned way for kids to learn to ski or improve their skills.

The program is designed for students in first through fifth grade, and all skill levels are welcome, from novice to expert. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Science fair volunteers needed

Students in grades six through eight soon will be invited to participate in the CREST-Jane Goodall Science Fair. The science fair is scheduled for March 7.

Right now, adult volunteers are needed to serve on an interschool committee. The committee will work directly with CREST staff to coordinate judges and awards, handle logistics and keep records for future science fairs.

Scientific expertise is not required. Volunteers need have only a keen interest in supporting young scientists and engineers. Contact CREST’s Amy Schauer to volunteer or with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Give at Stafford Primary

The Giving Tree is back at Stafford Primary School this year. Each year, the PTSA sponsors this gift-giving campaign to benefit the Clackamas County Department of Human Services. All gifts collected are donated to children in foster care.

If you are interested in giving, stop by the school, located at 19875 SW Stafford Road, to pick a tag off the tree. Return the tag with a new gift; items should not be wrapped in wrapping paper. The last day to donate is Dec. 17.