by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Easter potluck dinner at the West Linn Adult Community Center featured ham and turkey and lots of delicious desserts, like these jelly bean eggs.The Easter Bunny had a feast at the West Linn Adult Community Center when he stopped by on March 29 for the annual Easter Potluck Dinner.

Hams and turkeys were the main attractions with a wide variety of scrumptious delicacies to compliment them. A holiday potluck at the senior center is kind of like going to your favorite aunt’s house for a holiday meal when you were a kid. There are lots of your favorite foods all in one place. There are sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade potato salad, lots of deviled eggs (some with salad shrimp on top) and desserts. LOTS of desserts!

The center was decorated in its Easter finest enjoying a good-sized crowd. For our holiday dinners (Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) we request reservations so we know how much meat to prepare. A potluck dish is optional. For anyone who would like to bring a dish that serves at least 8, the cost of your dinner is $2. For those attending without a dish to share, the cost is $5. It’s quite a bargain for such a wonderful meal to enjoy with great company. If you haven’t attended one of our holiday potluck dinners before, keep it in mind for the future.

Of course the gift shop was open to show off all of its great treasures. It is the best kept secret in West Linn, you know. So if you haven’t been in to browse the goods, take the time Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to stop in and see what is there that you can’t live without!

Here are the upcoming week’s activities. 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 assistance is currently being offered by appointment between 9 a.m. and noon, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

And don’t forget you can pick up canvases and information about the West Linn Lutheran Church’s art fundraiser at the WLACC, from the church directly at 503-656-0110 or on-line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To download an application, go to

Friday, April 5

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 stroganoff for lunch. From 12:30 until 3 p.m., the Pinochle group will meet. At 1 p.m., the Texas Hold’em poker group will deal.

Monday, April 8

The Pixton Law Group will offer free legal consultations from 9 a.m. to noon by appointment. Call the WLACC at 503-557-4704 to make one. In the morning we have Tai Chi, the Peripatetic Walkers, the Wood Carving group, Aerobics class, and Hand & Foot card game group. For lunch, we will serve kielbasa & new potatoes. After lunch, the Bridge Group will meet and the Pilates-Inspired Core Strength class will meet (off site) at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9

AARP tax preparation appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.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. and Luella Hunt will teach pinochle to new players starting at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10

The Pilates-Inspired Core Strength class will meet (off site) at 9:45 a.m. In the morning we offer the Peripatetic Walking group, Chair Aerobics class, Core Strength class, Strength and Balance class. The Gardening Club will not meet today so that Marilyn Frankel can give a health talk on “Noises Your Body Makes.” Really. The Line Dancing class meets from 11 a.m. to noon. At noon, we will have soup and sandwiches. After lunch, the Pinochle group will shuffle and deal from 12:30 to 3 p.m. as usual and the Book Group will meet to discuss “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” by Muriel Sparks at 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 11

The Share Singers will visit Homewood Heights. Our visiting nurses will conduct our Foot Clinic at 9 a.m. Schedule a $25 appointment at the front desk. Our morning offerings 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.

WLACC Gift Shop

Come visit the WLACC Gift Shop. We have added many new donation and consignment items. The 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.

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