Join the West Linn Community Chorus

Singers of all ages and voices are invited to join the West Linn Commmunity Chorus for fall session, which concludes with a holiday concert in December.

Starting Sept. 5, the chorus will rehearse at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church on 19200 Willamette Drive.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.

Join the chorus for three rehearsals before committing to the season. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Attend the summer flower show

The West Linn Garden Club invites the community to participate in a summer flower show to be held Aug. 17 and 18 at the West Linn Public Library.

Entries will be accepted Friday evening from 4 to 6 p.m., or Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. Judging will commence at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Ribbons will be awarded to first, second and third place as well as best of show in both floral design and horticulture.

Anyone is eligible to enter arrangements in one or all of the following categories to carry the theme of "One Hundred Years of Flower"s:

  • Pioneer Garden (mass design)
  • Roaring Twenties (creative and flashy design)
  • Modern Garden (line design)
  • Fairy Garden (small flowers up to 8 inches in height)
  • Entering horticulture (a single significant stem with leaves attached) of designated plants is the other part of the flower show and includes flowering shrubs, annuals, perennials, bulbs, leaves, Oregon native plants and culinary herbs.

    Participants may collect containers and entries on Aug. 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. Full details and rules can be found on the West Linn Garden Club's Facebook page:

    A plant sale at Maddax Woods (5785 River St.) will coincide with the flower show. Hostas, hellebores, various perennials, sedums and other plants from members’ gardens will be offered for sale.

    Support cancer research at Barn Bash

    The inaugural Barn Bash for Brain Cancer Research will take place Aug. 17 at Long Road Farm in West Linn. Tickets cost $50 and the event for ages 21-and-older will feature an endless buffet by Joe’s Burgers, music, dancing and a no-host bar. The event will celebrate the life of Megan Patton, a brain cancer patient of 16 years.

    Patton and her family are stepping back from the rigorous days of treatment and taking a night to celebrate Patton’s fight to raise awareness and funds for her cause.

    A portion of the funds raised at the event will benefit the Chris Elliott Fund, a group that has assisted Megan during her journey with her brain cancer.

    Patton’s family and friends have put together many activities for those who attend the event and encourage everyone to bring their best western attire.

    Patton lives in West Linn and was diagnosed with a brain tumor 16 years ago. Since the diagnosis she has worked with the Chris Elliott Fund and subsequently the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in finding care and support for her brain cancer. As a brain cancer patient and through the Barn Bash for Brain Cancer Research, her mission is to raise awareness, spread information about treatment and raise funds for research.

    The Chris Elliott Fund is a brain cancer and brain tumor patient advocacy organization and national nonprofit with corporate offices in Seattle, Wash.

    To learn more, contact Rachel Tougher at 253- 651-5331.

    Singer-songwriter Jami Lula to perform in West Linn

    Award-winning singer-songwriter Jami Lula will perform at the 10 a.m. celebration service at the Unity Center in West Linn on Aug. 18 and at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Lake Oswego on Aug. 23.

    Lula, who has been described as a “musical shaman” by New Thought music guru Rickie Byers Beckweth, dedicates his voice to music “steeped in spirit.” As a vocalist, musician and teacher, Lula strives to perform music that is uplifting, healing and inspiring.

    Lula, who has sung professionally since he was 15 years old, has performed in Asia, Europe and Canada, as well as across the the United States, and has sold thousands of records as a solo artist and owner of his own record company.

    In addition to the two performances, Lula will be offering a vocal workshop at New Thought Center on Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the opportunity for private lessons following the workshop.

    For more information on these events, contact the Unity Center at and New Thought Center for Spiritual Living at

    Attend library director reception

    Residents are invited to a reception and ice cream social on Aug. 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Linn Public Library. Meet Holly Mercer, the new library director, learn about the library’s expanded hours and get an update on the new parking lot.

    Mayor John Kovash, members of the city council, the West Linn Library Foundation, the Friends of the West Linn Public Library and the West Linn Library Advisory Board are hosting the event.

    WLACC seeks volunteer bus driver

    The West Linn Adult Community Center is looking for a volunteer bus driver with a current commerical driver’s license to drive its 18-passenger bus that takes members on daytime trips several times a month.

    At times it involves just a few hours, while other trips last most of the day.

    The community center has several drivers that it rotates through, so it is not a significant time commitment.

    Anyone interested in this volunteer position should contact the West Linn Adult Community Center at 503-557-4704.

    Change of venue for White Oak Savanna Concert on Aug. 17

    The concert for the White Oak Savanna, on Aug. 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., has changed venues.

    The new location is the bandstand in Willamette Park with views of the river flowing behind and plenty of spots to set up a chair. The address is 1100 12th St., and parking is available.

    The two Latin guitarists performing, Mariano De Orbegoso and his son, Masud Tahmassbi, can usually only be heard at El Gaucho in the Benson Hotel.

    The concert is $20 and tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day of the event. Proceeds go to the acquisition of White Oak Savanna.

    For more information, visit

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