Attend holiday parade
The annual West Linn holiday parade is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. on Willamette Falls Drive in West Linn. This years theme is Its a Wonderful Life West Linn 100 Years.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. and day of parade registration and check-in starts at 9 a.m. Preregistration is preferred.
Join Santa after the parade at Willamette Fire Station. There will be hot cocoa, cider and cookies. Bring a new unwrapped toy for local children in need and visit local merchants in historic Willamette Area. This year once again prior to the Holiday Parade will be the Ugly Holiday Sweater Dash.
Call 503-557-4700 for further information or visit westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec/holiday-parade-saturday-december-14.
Register for Ugly Sweater Dash
The annual Ugly Sweater Dash is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Willamette Falls Drive in West Linn.
The 5K fun run starts at 9 a.m. and the fee includes race number, breakfast and commemorative mug to use throughout the holiday season. The run raises funds and food donations for the West Linn Food Pantry. Cost is $25 per adult, plus two cans of food for the West Linn Food Pantry food drive. Kids 12 years and younger are $20, plus can of food.
The 1-mile dash starts at 9:30 a.m. Fee includes race number, breakfast and a commemorative mug to use throughout the holiday season. Cost is $15 per person, plus two cans of food and kids 12 and younger are $10, plus one can of food. There is also a special family rate of $40 for two adults and two children plus six cans of food. Mugs will be given to the first 200 participants.
For further questions and to register, visit eventurousevents.com/#!events.
Drop off toys for charity
Tod Billings, a local Edward Jones financial adviser, is supporting the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off location for this years toy drive.
Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office, 1664 Willamette Falls Drive, during regular business hours through Dec. 17.
Brunch with Santa set
MOMS Club of West Linn invites families to attend the 11th annual Santa Brunch fundraiser at the Oregon Golf Club on Dec. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join the fun and bring your children for photos with Santa, police and fire truck tours, keepsake crafts including gingerbread houses, face painting, ornament making and more.
The brunch will include a continental breakfast, coffee and peppermint milkshakes. Fundraising includes a silent auction and a raffle.
Tickets are $10 (children 2 and younger are free) in advance and includes the all crafts and activities, food and drink. Purchase tickets at momsclubofwestlinn.org. Admission is $12 at the door (credit cards accepted with small additional service fee).
This event raises funds and awareness for Clackamas Womens Services, which provides shelter and services for women and children who are escaping violence. CWS is in the process of opening the first Family Justice Center in Clackamas County where victims can find safety and all the services they need all under one roof.
For more information, visit momsclubofwestlinn.org or contact Nina Press (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.970.6652).
Register for Sandelie Mud Run
Registration is now open for the 2014 Sandelie Mud Run on Sandelie Golf Course.
The event date is Jan. 11 and the race is limited to the first 250 entries.
There will be a 5K and a 10K event available, and a portion of all proceeds will benefit Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.
To register, visit sandeliemudrun.com or email email@example.com for a paper entry. For more information, call 503-655-1461.
Maddax Woods holiday lights are on nightly
In its 10th year, Maddax Woods will be lit daily from 4 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 31. Come and enjoy a magical walk down a lighted accessible path through the woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.
Maddax Woods is located at 5785 River St. in West Linn.
Volunteer at Maddax Woods
Maddax Woods needs help to fight back against English ivy and other non-native invasive plants. You can volunteer to help save the trees, native plants and animals in the nature parks. Every third Saturday of each month there are park restoration events. All individuals, families and groups are invited. Volunteers meet at 9 a.m. at the Maddax Woods parking area located at 5785 River St. in West Linn. The event hours are from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring sturdy shoes and gloves.
For more information, contact Steve Miesen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-722-9581.
Volunteer group meets weekly at Mary S. Young State Park
Volunteers meet every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Mary S. Young State Park, 19900 Willamette Drive. Email or call John Linman or Dave Kruse about details or meet at the tool shed in the gravel parking lot. Bring your own work gloves. All necessary tools are provided.
For more information, contact Linman at email@example.com or 503-636-0134.
For invasive species removal inquires, contact Kruse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-656-5922.
For second Saturday invasive species removal, contact Lorie Griffith at 503-803-0678.
Volunteer at the library
Many of the hundreds of items the West Linn Public Library checks in and shelves each day are handled by volunteers. The library is currently looking for people age 14 and older who can make a regular commitment to shelve library materials, keep shelves organized and participate in occasional special projects.
For more information, call Shasta Barnes at the library at 503-656-7853, ext. 3020, or visit westlinnoregon.gov/library/volunteer-library.
WLACC seeks volunteer bus driver
The West Linn Adult Community Center is looking for a volunteer bus driver with a current commerical drivers 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, and 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.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT