Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department's annual Harvest Celebration will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Luscher Farm.
Saddle up and celebrate the end of summer by spending the day at the farm. Take a gander at farm life with the petting zoo. Test out your Wild West dance skills with a line-dancing lesson and enjoy tunes from Brent Rogers and KJ Miller as well as Spinning Spokes.
Delight in brilliant artisan vendors in the historic milking parlor. Grub and libations are available for purchase from Dogs & Fries, Intentional Espresso, Koi Fusion and Subzero Ice Cream. Bring the whole family and kick up your heels and stay awhile. Cowboy boots encouraged. There is no onsite parking for the event. Plan on parking at Lakeridge High School, 1235 Overlook Drive, or at Hazelia Field, 17800 Stafford Road, and taking the complimentary shuttle to Luscher Farm. Shuttles run every 10 to 15 minutes.
For more information, visit www.lakeoswego.city/parksrec.
Adult Dance Classes
Line Dance Adult: This class provides a fun and easy hour in which students learn basic patterns, steps and dances. Bring your friends and meet others who enjoy moving to the beat. No partner is needed. Here are the details: for ages 18 and older, 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23 or 10:45-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 25, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $41.
Tap Dance Adult: Beginning and intermediate tap classes focus on rhythm and technique, progressing through each term. Here are the details: for ages 18 and older, intermediate tap takes place from 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23; beginning tap meets from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 25, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $65
Nia: Move to invigorating and inspirational music designed to create sensation and bring awareness to your movement habits. Combining dance, martial arts and relaxation techniques to help condition the body and improve flexibility, agility, mobility and strength. Here are the details: for ages 16 and older, 5:40-6:40 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 19-Dec. 12, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $76.
Build-it! Using DUPLO Materials: Build a foundation for engineering with Duplo. Create airplanes, drawbridges, seesaws, cranes and more. Parents are welcome to join the fun as young builders learn about shapes, colors, patterns and counting. This class includes free admission to Monday Indoor Playground after class. Here are the details: for ages 3-5, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $119.
Little Tykes Soccer
An innovative curriculum introducing young soccer stars to the basic skills of the sport. British coaches combine soccer with fun games, stories and music. Cost includes jersey, shorts and a ball. In partnership with Challenger Sports.
Little Tykes Cubs: This group is for ages 2 to 3 1/2, 10:05-10:50 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $108.
Little Tykes Lions: This group is for ages 3 1/2 to 5, 10:55-11:40 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $108.
Mini nets, foam balls and fun equipment are used to introduce hand-eye coordination to aspiring junior aces. Children develop skills through games, fun and high fives. No equipment required. Wear athletic shoes. Parent participation is required for the class for 3-year-olds. Tennis Center Pro provides the instruction. Here are the details: 3-year-olds play from 9:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 17; 4-year-olds play from 10:15-10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 17, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road at 1500 Greentree Road, $40.
Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at www.loparks.org. You may register by internet, mail, drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation-Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road, Lake Oswego; phone 503-675-2549; or fax 503-697-6579. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.
Judy Nelson is a registrar for Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.