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Participate in ‘Take Care of West Linn Day’

Community members are invited to join a crew doing its part for the annual “Take Care of West Linn Day” on Saturday. Come help restore critical habitat for native plants and wildlife.

On Earth Day a few weeks ago, many Mary S. Young State Park volunteer friends helped the effort.

The family friendly crew is working at Mary S. Young State Park from 9 a.m. to noon. Plan to stay for lunch afterwards from noon to 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Picnic Pavilion rain or shine.

Meet some like-minded folks who understand how important restoration of the native habitat saves lives of native trees, plants, and animals.

Call Norm King at 503-635-8951 with any questions.

New farmers market set to open Saturday

The new Willamette Saturday Farmers Market will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday at the Willamette General Store, 1720 Willamette Falls Drive. There will be live music in the courtyard to accompany a selection of fresh, locally grown produce, fruit and flowers from 19th Street Farms. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Celebrate spring with WL Community Chorus

The West Linn Community Chorus, with 55 members from the Portland metro area under the direction of Artistic Director Tina Paradiso, will perform “A Touch of Class-ical with a Touch of Kern” at Frog Pond Church on Saturday and Sunday. The church, located at 6750 SW Boeckman Road Wilsonville, OR 97070, will host a showing Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at boxofficetickets.com and cost $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $6 for students. Any child under the age of 5 can enter for free.

Visit westlinnchorus.org for more information.

City offices, library to be closed Memorial Day

City offices and the West Linn Library will be closed all day on Memorial Day, May 27.

CREST set to hold tomato sale

CREST is hosting its annual tomato sale to help support its farm and garden programs. The sale will be held on May 21 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at CREST on 11265 SW Wilsonville Road. There will be several varieties of plants, including: cherry, slicers, heirloom, and paste varieties. Basil plants will also be available. A pre-order form will be available soon on the CREST website: crest.wlwv.k12.or.us, or just stop by on the day of the sale. Call CREST at 503-673-7350 with any questions.

American Idol tour will stop in Portland

American Idol Live! returns this summer for another tour, giving fans all across the country the chance to be up close and personal with their favorite finalists from Season 12 of American Idol. The season’s finalists will include Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor, Candice Glover, Curtis Finch Jr, Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro Arbos, Paul Jolley and West Linn’s Aubrey Cleland, thanks to the AT&T American Idol Live! Tour Fan Save.

Finalists will perform favorite moments from the season as well as never before seen performances as the tour stops in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami. All general tickets are on sale for under $70. This year, American Idol Live! partnered with the Melanoma Research Alliance (curemelanoma.org) and will donate $1 from each ticket purchased to help find treatments and a cure for melanoma. Claire’s, one of the world’s leading specialty retailers of fashionable accessories and jewelry, also joins as an associate sponsor of the tour. The local tour stop will be at the Rose Garden on July 20.

Attend ice cream social at Marylhurst Heights

The Marylhurst Neighborhood Association announced that it will celebrate Phase II of the Marylhurst Heights Park completion with an ice cream social on June 15 from 2-to-4 p.m.

With the dinosaur-themed splash pad complete, MNA invites the citizens of West Linn to “Splash Back in Time” and explore the park’s unique amenities. Huge dinosaur “bones” have been “excavated” for use as fountains, and “fossils” can be found on the climbing walls in the play area.

Special guest speaker Robert Moore, founder of Linn City in 1843, will be present to speak about the events and people in the falls area during the time period 1840 to 1857. The role of Mr. Moore will be performed by Larry McIntyre, former mayor of West Linn. Live music is also scheduled.

MNA invites attendees to bring a blanket and picnic lunch to celebrate the start of summer. Parking is limited. Visitors are encouraged to walk or ride bicycles.

Phase II development of Marylhurst Heights Park included completion of the splash pad, two gazebos, and restroom facilities. The nature-inspired play area, wetland restoration, and West Linn’s first labyrinth are also unique celebrated features. Marylhurst Heights Park is located at 1800 Valley View Drive.

Marylhurst Neighborhood Association meetings are held the Fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the West Linn Adult Community Center at 1180 Rosemont Road.

For more information about this event or to volunteer, contact Doanne Brown at 503-675-1928 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer at Safety Town program

The West Linn Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting volunteer applications, through the Human Resources Department, for the popular Safety Town program, scheduled for June.

The city of West Linn is recruiting for volunteers to work in the Safety Town Camp program sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old and are a vital part of the success of Safety Town.

Volunteers for Safety Town must be available for a six-day commitment, including one day of training/setup. Camp dates are June 24 to 28. West Linn Safety Town will be held at Sunset Firehall, 2215 Long St.

Safety Town teaches children ages 4 to 6 how to handle hazards and dangerous situations. Under the guidance of West Linn recreation staff and community resource personnel, volunteer leaders introduce campers to a variety of safety concepts with special emphasis on traffic and pedestrian safety.

The program consists of guest presenters, classroom instruction, craft projects and songs. For more information, contact West Linn Parks and Recreation at 503-557-4700 or visit westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec/west-linn-parks-recreation-seeks-teen-volunteers-safety-town.

Library to hold used book sale

The Friends of the Library are holding a used book sale May 18 and 19 from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the teen room at the West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St.

Voting now open for movies in the park

The city of West Linn is offering free movies on Friday evenings throughout the city in July and August. Movies start at dusk and families are welcomed into the parks (various locations) to enjoy picnics, popcorn and movies. This event is professionally planned and managed by the West Linn Parks and Recreation Department. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program.

Movies are democratically selected using online polling and now is the time to vote. The movies with the most votes will be announced on June 1. To vote, visit westlinnoregon.gov/MoviesinthePark/vote.

Reserve your picnic space now

Picnic reservations in city parks are now open for both West Linn residents and non-residents.

Reservable areas are Hammerle Park shelter, Mary S. Young Park shelter, Sunset Park shelter, Tanner Creek shelter and Willamette Park shelter, gazebo and stage.

You may reserve park shelters for dates through Oct. 31.

Reservations may be made by phone at 503-557-4700 or in-person at city hall, 22500 Salamo Road. Payment is required at the time of the reservation.

City offers e-billing

The city of West Linn offers the convenience of free e-billing for utility customers. This option allows account holders to receive an email when their bills are available, with a link to a secure website where they can view their bills and pay online in one sitting.

When signing up, have your statement in front of you, as you will need to create an account using your utility account number and name as it appears on your bill. To register, visit smartbillcorp.com/oa/frmLogin.aspx?ws=westlinn.

If you would like to continue to receive your bills in the mail, but would like the option to view your bill online as well, you may still create an account. When prompted on how you would like to receive your statements, change the option to “mail.”

The city of West Linn encourages residents to opt for e-bills to reduce carbon footprints by eliminating the paper copy received each month.

Library helps with e-readers

Every second and fourth Wednesday you can drop in at the West Linn Public Library for free hands-on help with your e-reader and Library2Go. Please note the schedule below and come at the time designated for your particular device. You may be sharing your learning time with others, so arrive on time and be familiar with your device beforehand.

• 1 p.m. — Tablets and smartphones

• 2 p.m. — Non-tablet kindles

• 3 p.m. — All other non-tablet e-readers

Library staff can also help with:

• Getting started with Library2Go

• Finding, checking out, and downloading e-books

• Returning e-books early

• Transferring books to your device

The library is located at 1595 Burns St.



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