by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - West Linn Parks and Recreation has many summer employment and volunteer positions available, like helping out with Safety Town. Visit the city webpage for information,

Although the calendar states spring has just begun, planning and preparation is thoroughly underway for the summer season for West Linn Parks and Recreation. Summer is the fullest season for your recreation staff and all the details of these eventful three months are set to arrive in West Linn homes this week.

Registration information for camps and classes, events, senior programming at the Adult Community Center and information about individual parks and facilities can be conveniently located in the Summer Activities Guide. There is something for everyone: youth outdoor day camps, aerial dance classes, whitewater rafting, driver’s education, a new survival school, overnight campout with the family, and so much more.

And if you are looking for summer employment or volunteer opportunities and are able to sustain an effective, working relationship with a variety of people, visit the City of West Linn Jobs Page at to learn about opportunities to work as a seasonal park attendant, recreation counselor or Safety Town volunteer.

Spring classes starting soon include:

Bunny Hop — All ages. Hop into the spring season with a visit to Play Boutique to see everyone’s favorite Easter Bunny. There will be fun crafts for the kids to make and take home. Snack for guests to nibble on while they walk from room to room joining in on egg hunts and more. All this is leading up to the arrival of the Easter Bunny, when guests are welcome to take as many photos as they would like. From there everyone is invited to run around on the indoor playground to burn off all the seasonal treats. Fee $10, out of district fee is $15. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5. Play Boutique, 464 First St., Lake Oswego

Pre-school Enrichment with Shelabrate Poetry — Ages 4 to 6. This class begins “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” Children will learn about poetry through the whimsical eyes of Shel Silverstein. Poetry will come alive for your little ones through games, songs and crafts. Fee $56, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, April 9 through May 21. Class held at the Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road.

Advanced t’ai chi — T’ai chi is both an external and an internal art. Add the deep inner principles of the t’ai chi masters to the transformational discoveries of your practice. Qigong meditation and the 32-movement yang-style sword form will also be included. This class, taught by S.V. Miller, is for the experienced and self-motivated t’ai chi player who can perform the 24-Movement Yang-Style Form solo.

Fee: $108, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays April 5 through June 7 at Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St.

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