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Events scheduled by Willamalane Park and Recreation District for the week of July 6-10.

Friday, July 6

Movie Night at Island Park - "Happy Feet 2." Bring a lawn chair or blanket to 200 West B St. Dress for evening temperatures. 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Free.

Saturday, July 7

Piano Lessons - Ages 18 and older. Always wanted to learn, or need to brush up on your technique? Half-hour individual lessons. Call 541-736-4444 for time slot or more information. Saturdays, July 7 through Aug. 25. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $84. Adult Activity Center.

Art & the Vineyard - For adults 18 and older in Adaptive Recreation. Stroll through the more than 130 art exhibits and garden gallery while enjoying music and entertainment. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. $7. Sign up at Willamalane Center. Alton Baker Park.

Family Sunset Raft - Ages 8 and older. Paddle a raft down the Willamette River from Island Park to the River House. Meet at the south end of Island Park. Shuttle provided back to car. Price is per person. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $25.

Monday, July 9

E-mail - Learn how to add contacts to address book; create, open, send, forward and reply to e-mail messages; and how to send and receive photos and documents. Prior Internet experience is highly recommended. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $10. Willamalane Adult Activity Center. 541-736-4444.

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance - Improve fitness and core strength while working out to world music and learning basic belly dance. Mondays through Aug. 27. Beginners, 5:20 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.; Level 2; 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. $32. Willamalane Center.

Introduction to Climbing - For beginners and intermediates. Learn the basics of belaying and safe climbing with emphasis on footwork, balance and efficient movement on rock. Mondays, July 9-30. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. $45. Willamalane Center.

ODTI Driver's Ed - Ages 15 and older. The state-approved program consists of 34 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, six hours of observation in the vehicle and two hours of parent education. Students must have a valid Oregon permit at time of registration. The first class is a mandatory parent/teen class. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July 9-31, 9 a.m. to noon. $250 ages 15-17, $460 ages 18 and older.

Cartooning Under the Sea Workshop - Ages 6 to 12. Draw fish characters, including sharks, jellyfish, octopus and others. Create large scene of coral reef environment using variety of colors and textures. Monday through Thursday, July 9-12. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $54. Willamalane Center.

Tuesday, July 10

Willamalane/Colt Soccer Camps - Entering kindergarten through sixth-grade and seventh-grade girls. Thurston High School coaching staff will lead drills in passing, dribbling and shooting, plus teamwork and strategy. The camp is open to boys and girls. Campers should wear cleats and shin guards. July 10-12, 9 a.m. to noon. $40. Thurston High School soccer fields, 333 58th St.

Line Dance - All ages. Review old and learn new dances. Beginners welcome. Ongoing, Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. $1. Willamalane Adult Activity Center. 541-736-4444.

Balancing Life Choices - An experiential workshop with opportunities to identify strengths, establish value-based priorities and make choices for optimal well-being. Register by Friday. July 10-17, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $16. Willamalane Adult Activity Center.

Wushu/Kung Fu - Ages 12 and older. Wushu is designed to teach body control, not necessarily how to fight. Class covers basic stances, punches and kicks from Monkey to Mantis styles, as well as traditional forms. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 10-Aug. 2, 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $32. Willamalane Center.

Wednesday, July 11

Preparing Your Financial Estate Plan - Kevin Kinports, an Edward Jones financial adviser, will discuss how to ensure that your heirs receive your assets. Free. July 11, 3 p.m. Willamalane Adult Activity Center.

Tai Chi/Qigong Combo - Ages 18 and older. Explore basic tai chi stretching, qigong breathing and stance training to increase balance, flexibility and strength. Wednesdays through Aug. 15, 4:40 p.m. $27. Willamalane Adult Activity Center.

Thursday, July 12

McKenzie River Bicentennial - Bill Burwell, longtime resident and natural historian, will share cultural history of McKenzie watershed from the native Kalpuyans through fur trade and settlement periods. Register in advance. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Willamalane Adult Activity Center. 541-736-4444 to register or for more information.

Tai Chi: Evening - Ages 18 and older. Learn tai chi in a positive and interactive environment. Thursdays through Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m. $27. Adult Activity Center.

Yoga Weight Management - Ages 18 and older. Yoga as a way to reach goal of weight loss, gradually and for good. Thursdays through Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m. $27. Willamalane Adult Activity Center.


For registration details and facility rental information, visit or call the following facilities: Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation, 541-736-4544, 250 S. 32nd St.; Two50 Youth Center, 541-736-4544, 250 S. 32nd St.; Willamalane Park Swim Center, 541-736-4080, 1276 G St.; Splash! at Lively Park, 541-736-4244, 6100 Thurston Road; Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 541-736-4444, 215 West C St.
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