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New wedding venue available in West Linn

A new garden wedding venue, Weddings on the Hill, will be dedicated on Aug. 11.

The venue is located on the historic two-acre property at 20255 Willamette Drive in West Linn and shares the space with the Unity Center.

The dedication ceremony will be held following the Unity Center’s 10 a.m. service and will includes music by LaRhonda Steele and The Group, accompanied by jazz pianist Joe Millward.

The newly landscaped garden, which includes a level lawn for seating, flower filled terraces, patio for food service and/or dancing, is located next to the estate’s remodeled 1937 home.

Within the home is a staging kitchen for receptions, wedding party dressing areas and bathrooms and a sanctuary with a piano and sound system and seating for 100-plus guests.

Weddings on the Hill is offered to the public as a non-denominational venue. Couples may select their own officiant or the center’s Rev. Victoria Etchemendy, an ordained Unity minister, can assist in creating an individualized service.

The grounds and facilities are available for other special events. For more information, visit weddingsonthehill.com or worldhealing.com.

Learn about volunteering

at dog services open house

An open house will be held Aug. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Clackamas County Animal Adoption and Education Center to inform people about volunteer opportunities at the center.

Tours will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a program overview and a question-and-answer session with staff and current volunteers.

Volunteers must be 18 years old or older, unless volunteering with their parents or doing community-based projects in support of the center.

Those interested in adopting a dog are welcome to come to the center Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dogs available for adoption can be seen online at clackamas.us/k9man/adoptpet.isp.

The center is located at 13141 SE Highway 212 in Clackamas.

Rivergrove picnic set for Sept. 8

Mark your calendar for the annual Rivergrove picnic to be held Sept. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Lloyd Minor Park.

Volunteers needed to help

with clean up day at WLHS

West Linn High School is hosting its seventh annual Clean Up Day Aug. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. and is recruiting volunteers to help.

Work planned includes cleaning parking lots, weeding, pressure washing high use areas and spreading bark dust.

Students can earn community service hours.

Those with gas blowers, pressure washers, trucks and/or trailers for hauling debris are encouraged to participate.

For more information contact Shelley Perry at 503-621-2464.

Learn safe food

preservation practices

Oregon State University Extension Service is offering a variety of food preservation classes this summer. The classes are staffed by experienced volunteers who provide instruction and hands-on opportunities for participants to practice safe food preservation techniques and build self-confidence and skills.

The current schedule includes these classes:

Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to noon — Introduction to Fermented Pickles

Sept. 7, 1 to 5 p.m. — Fermented Pickles Part II

Oct. 8, 6 to 9 p.m. — All about Apples

Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon — Introduction to Pressure Canning.

Preregistration is required. Cost is $30 per class, with the exception of the Fermented Pickles classes, which are $35 each. Fee includes instructional packet, recipes and sample products to take home. The classes are held at the OSU Extension annex, 200 Warner Milne Road in Oregon City.

For more information about these and other classes offered this season, contact the OSU Extension Service at 503-655-8634 or visit extension.oregonstate.edu/Clackamas/.

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