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Celebrate 100 years of roses

“One Hundred Years of Roses” will be presented by the West Linn Garden Club on June 3 at 6:45 p.m. at the West Linn Library.

The Northwest Rose Historians will present a slideshow program titled “Pioneer Roses of Oregon.”

Pioneers traveling to Oregon packed roses along with their pots and pans, and more than a few roses that survived the arduous journey put down roots that are still growing. Hear the tales about Oregon’s first rose blooms and the families that brought these roses out west.

Clackamas County Cultural Coalition seeks new members

Vacancies exist for volunteer service on the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition. Citizens with interest and experience in local arts, heritage, humanities, tourism and related businesses are invited to apply. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on June 7. Applications may be accessed at clackamasartsalliance.org/about-us/staff-and-board/cultural-coalition/.

The coalition meets quarterly and members serve three-year terms. The coalition provides oversight for the County Cultural Plan’s goals and funding priorities and guides the Community Cultural Participation Grant process.

The plan may be accessed at clackamasartsalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2012-2016-clackamas-cultural-plan-web.pdf.

Additional information about the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition and its work will be found at clackamasartsalliance.org/about-us/staff-and-board/cultural-coalition/.

Attend an ice cream social at Marylhurst Heights Park

The Marylhurst Neighborhood Association will celebrate the completion of the second phase of the Marylhurst Heights Park with an ice cream social June 15 from 2 to 4 p.m.

With the dinosaur-themed splash pad complete, citizens are invited to “Splash Back in Time” and explore the park’s amenities. Huge dinosaur “bones” have been “excavated” for use as fountains and “fossils” can be found on the climbing walls in the play area.

Special guest speaker Robert Moore, founder of Linn City in 1843, will speak about the events and people in the falls area during the time period 1840 to 1857.

The role of Moore will be performed by Larry McIntyre, former mayor of West Linn. Live music is also scheduled.

Attendees can bring a blanket and picnic lunch to celebrate the start of summer. Parking is limited. Visitors are encouraged to walk or ride bicycles.

The project at Marylhurst Heights Park included completion of the splash pad, two gazebos and restroom facilities. The nature-inspired play area, wetland restoration and West Linn’s first labyrinth are also celebrated features.

Marylhurst Heights Park is located at 1800 Valley View Drive.

Marylhurst Neighborhood Association meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the West Linn Adult Community Center at 1180 Rosemont Road.

For more information about this event or to volunteer, contact Doanne Brown at 503-675-1928 or doanne60@yahoo.com.

Volunteer at Safety Town program

The West Linn Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting volunteer applications, through the human resources department, for the popular Safety Town program, scheduled for June.

The city of West Linn is recruiting for volunteers to work in the Safety Town Camp program sponsored by the West Linn Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, contact West Linn Parks and Recreation at 503-557-4700 or visit westlinoregon.gov/parksrec/west-linn-parks-recreationseeks-teen-volunteers-safety-town.

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