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McLean House set to host Art and Garden Gala

The Friends of the McLean House and Park are holding an Art and Garden Gala on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5350 River St.

This annual fundraiser will feature local artists and nurseries.

There will be ceramics, photography, native plants, jewelry, garden art, textiles and glass art for sale. Participants will also enjoy music, Master Gardeners, children’s activities and raffles.

For more information, visit mcleanhouse.org or call 503-655-4268.

Living History Tour tickets available

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Willamette Living History Tour. The tour date is Sept. 20.

On the tour, costumed guides will lead you through the historic neighborhood of Willamette and into some of the homes and lives of the first citizens living there. Guests will walk into the past of one of the first suburban towns from the early 20th century.

Learn more at willamettelivinghistory.org or contact info@westlinnhistory.org.

Photo challenge winners to be announced

This summer, amateur photographers of any age (with parental permission), were invited to share their best original photos taken at any West Linn Parks and Recreation facility, event, camp, program or class.

Three winners will be selected per category, with 13 prizes awarded in total. Winners are scheduled to be announced Sept. 12 on the Parks and Recreation web site and contacted by mail that week. Prizes will be presented at a reception Sept. 12 at the West Linn Adult Community Center, from 5-6:30 p.m. Additionally, all winning photographs will be displayed on the Parks and Recreation web site and as part of a traveling exhibition at the various City facilities. All winning photographers will receive an award certificate in addition to the following prizes:

Grand prize (Chosen from any of the four contest categories):

$250 cash, $100 Parks and Recreation gift certificate, and

The Grand Prize winning photo will be framed and displayed in the Parks and Recreation office at City Hall for one year.

First, second and third Prizes will also be awarded in all four contest categories.

n First prize — $100 cash and $75 Parks and Recreation gift certificate

n Second prize — $50 cash and $50 Parks and Recreation gift certificate

n Third prize — $25 cash and $25 Parks and Recreation gift certificate

Photos should be high resolution and represent how Parks and Recreation enhances the experience of living in West Linn through “safe, attractive, and well maintained parks, facilities, trails, open spaces, as well as, creative and challenging recreation programs.”

All photos submitted have the possibility of being used in Parks and Recreation publications and promotions, along with photographer acknowledgement when feasible.

For more information, visit westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec/west-linn-parks-recreation-summer-photo-challenge-2014.

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