If you were unable to attend the spaghetti dinner, old car show, ukulele and Share Singers sing-a-long at the West Linn Adult Community Center a couple of weeks ago, you missed one of the most enjoyable events we’ve had in a long time. by: SUBMITTED - Bill Barger led a rousing version of Take Me Out to the Ball Game at the recent spaghetti fundraising dinner.

The event was cobbled together by a variety of groups.

The Board of the WLACC, led by President Scott Foster, conspired to serve the spaghetti and side dishes.

Rose and Glen Ek supplied two of their own old cars to show and convinced about 10 of their friends to display their old cars as well.

Bill Barger, local volunteer fireman and great idea man, arranged to have an old fire engine on site.

And the ukulele strummers joined forces with the Share Singers, under the direction of Jim Nichols, to put on a variety show of songs and skits reflective of music from the past. Hamming it up was not discouraged. Lyrics were provided and everyone joined in singing the familiar tunes.

As a fundraiser, the event was a huge success. More than 100 people attended and everyone left with a smile and the knowledge they had contributed to our on-going effort to raise money to expand the facility.

It was a fitting activity to include during a month when the city of West Linn is celebrating its centennial with many historical event remembrances.

Here are the upcoming week’s activities. Call 503-557-4704 for specific times and possible fees. Lunch menus listed are subject to change, but only for the better.

Friday, Aug. 16: Classes include: computer instruction (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, Peripatetic Walkers, aerobics, oil painting, whist card group, pinochle, Texas Hold’em poker.

Lunch entrée is turkey meatloaf.

Monday, Aug. 19: Classes include tai chi, Peripatetic Walkers, wood carving, aerobics, hand and foot card game, bridge, exercise for all. Lunch entrée is pasta primavera.

Tuesday, Aug. 20: Classes include computer instruction (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, gentle yoga, Honoring Our Memories writing group, pinochle, ukulele Strummers, exercise for all.

Wednesday, Aug. 21: Classes include Peripatetic Walkers, chair aerobics, gardening group, and pinochle. Lunch entrée is hamburgers and hotdogs. The board will meet today.

Thursday, Aug. 22: Classes include computer instruction (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, gentle yoga, knitting/crocheting, bridge, exercise for all.

WLACC Gift Shop

The center’s gift shop has a stunning collection of Vera Bradley handbags, wallets and small clutches, all in the colorful patterns that you and I both know only Vera can do, and all at ridiculously low prices. Plus we have Cookie Lee jewelry, as well as ammonite, abalone and stone pendant necklaces. Donations in perfect condition are always welcome. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and accepts cash, checks and well-behaved children.

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