If you’d like help with your taxes this year, consider making an appointment with the AARP Tax-Aide people who will be offering free assistance at the West Linn Adult Community Center every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through April 8.

These volunteers have been trained and certified by the IRS and AARP, and their services are in great demand at the WLACC every year.

The AARP Tax-Aide program is a free tax assistance service for low- and middle-income taxpayers with special attention paid to those 60 and older. The program has more than 32,000 volunteers staffing 6,500 sites across the country, and the WLACC is one of several sites in the Portland area.

Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to help you complete the standard 1040 form and the more standard schedules, like A and B. Also, the volunteers can help you submit your taxes electronically, thereby increasing accuracy and faster processing of returns.

If you want to sign up for assistance, you will be required to bring picture identification, your Social Security number and your 2012 tax return.

Make an appointment for tax assistance by calling the front desk at 503-557-4704.

Here are the upcoming week’s activities. Call WLACC at 503-557-4704 for specific times and possible fees. Also, all lunches listed below are subject to change, but only for the better.

Friday, Feb. 7

Computer instruction and chair massage (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, Peripatetic Walkers, aerobics, open studio painting, whist card group, pinochle, Texas Hold’em poker. For lunch we will serve sweet and sour chicken with rice.

Monday, Feb. 10

Attorneys available by appointment, tai chi, Peripatetic Walkers, woodcarving, aerobics, hand and foot card game, bridge. Lunch entrée is barbequed pulled pork.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Tax assistance and computer instruction (both by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, gentle yoga, Nia, Honoring Our Memories writing group, pinochle, Ukulele Strummers.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Book club, Peripatetic Walkers, kettlebell exercise, chair aerobics, gardening group, line dancing, pinochle and acting class. At noon we will serve soup and sandwiches.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Bus trip to local wineries, computer instruction (by appointment), core strength, strength and balance, gentle yoga, Nia, knitting/crocheting, bridge and acting class.

WLACC Gift Shop

Come visit the best-kept shopping secret in town: the WLACC gift shop. We just received a donation of supremely collectible Little Women Madame Alexander dolls from 1970 through 1979. Also, our gift shop annex at DJ’s Treasures on the Hill Antique Mall, 1607 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, is now open for business. The WLACC Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cash, checks and well-behaved children are always welcome.

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