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Rally against proposed S&H facility set

Citizens of Stafford Hamlet and the neighboring communities of Lake Oswego, West Linn and Tualatin are hosting a public “Stop the Stink — Save Stafford” rally June 8 at 11 a.m. at Wanker’s Corner, located at the intersection of Stafford and Borland roads in West Linn.

The rally will highlight local opposition to S&H Logging’s proposed 25-acre industrial composting and mining facility near Wanker’s Corner — which is near two schools.

Friends of Stafford and other citizens have been fighting the proposed facility for nearly two years. Efforts are currently underway in the state Legislature to pass laws that better define the proper siting of such facilities, mandating a minimum 1,500-foot buffer from schools.

Friends of Stafford is a registered Oregon nonprofit organization. For more information, visit friendsofstafford.com.

Join an Ivy Pull at Mary S. Young

Head to Mary S. Young State Park on June 8 from 9 a.m. to noon for the last ivy pull of the season. The family-friendly effort helps rid the park of invasive ivy that can kill trees. Meet at the picnic pavilion, rain or shine.

If you have questions, call Norm King at 503-635-8951.

Save the dates

Bolton Neighborhood Association has voted to suspend its regular third Monday meetings until September in order to help prepare for the West Linn centennial activities.

The Clackamas Community Band will perform two concerts at Hammerle Park this summer, on June 26 and July 24, both at 7 p.m.

A “One Hundred Years of Music” concert will also take place Aug. 16 at Hammerle Park. Attendees are encouraged to dress in a 1913 style costume or in the period of their high school era.

Movies in the Park selected

The city of West Linn offers free movies on Friday evenings throughout the city in July and August. Movies will start at dusk and families are welcomed into the parks to enjoy picnics, popcorn and movies.

This event is professionally planned and managed by the West Linn Parks and Recreation Department.

Movies are democratically selected using online polling. This year’s winning movies are:

  • July 5, Robinwood Park, 3600 Fairview Way: “Hotel Transylvania” (PG)
  • July 12, Hammerle Park, 1505 Lewis St.: “50 First Dates” (PG13)
  • July 26, Midhill Park, 18505 Upper Midhill Drive: “The Lorax” (PG)
  • Aug. 2, Marylhurst Heights Park, 1800 Valley View Drive: “The Neverending Story” (PG)
  • Aug. 9, Willamette Park, 1100 12th St.: “Thunderstruck” (PG)
  • Aug. 23, Tanner Creek Park, 3456 Parker Road: “Men in Black 3” (PG13
  • Clackamas Co. 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. 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.

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