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Purchase a doily like grandma used to own

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - You may well remember wondering why your grandmother put doilies on her tables and dressers.

Although we have no answer for that, we can offer you the opportunity to put the same question in your own grandchildren’s minds. The West Linn Adult Community Center Gift Shop — the best-kept shopping secret in town — recently added doilies to their selection of gifts.

Our doilies range in diameter from 16 to 23 inches — big enough to attract the curious eyes of nearly anyone. The WLACC Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gift shop accepts cash, checks and well-behaved children.

Friday, Sept. 28

In the morning, we have the core strength class and the strength and balance class, the peripatetic walkers, aerobics class, and the oil painting group. The Whist card group will meet between 10 a.m. and noon.

At noon we will serve Hawaiian ham for lunch. The Pinochle group will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The Texas Hold ‘Em poker group will deal at 1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 1

In the morning we have Tai Chi, the peripatetic walkers, the wood carving group, aerobics class, and hand and foot card game group. Today we will offer chef’s surprise for lunch! After lunch, the bridge group and the exercise for all program will meet. The new pilates-inspired core strength class will meet at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

The bus trip to Silver Creek Falls State Park will leave the center at 9 a.m. Morning offerings at the WLACC include core strength class, strength and balance class and gentle yoga class. The Honoring Our Memories writing group also meets today from 10 a.m. to noon. Our ukulele group will strum together at 2 p.m. Today, Luella Hunt will teach new players the game of pinochle starting at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

In the morning, we offer the peripatetic walking group, chair aerobics class, core strength class, strength and balance class and the gardening club will meet today. The new Pilates-inspired core strength class will meet at 9:45 a.m. The line dancing class meets from 11 a.m. to noon, and a visiting nurse will perform complimentary blood pressure checks from 11 a.m. to noon. No appointment necessary.

At noon, we will have our monthly birthday brunch. Those with birthdays in October will eat for free; all others pay only $3. After lunch, the bridge group and the exercise for all program will meet. The pinochle group will shuffle and deal from 12:30 to 3 p.m. today as usual.

Thursday, Oct. 4

The Share Singers will visit Homewood Heights this morning. Our morning offerings at the center include core strength class, strength and balance class and our gentle yoga class. The knitting/crocheting group will convene at 10 a.m., and the bridge group meets at 10:30 a.m.

Call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 for specific times and possible fees. Also, all meals listed below are subject to change, but only for the better. Computer classes are offered by appointment between 9 a.m. and noon, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.