Preschoolers can master tennis
The staff at Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation believes it is never too early to introduce children to sports. The Little Tennis program is ideal for preschoolers.
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 required for 3 year-old class. Those ages 3 play Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m.; those ages 4 play Tuesdays from 10:15-10:45 a.m. Both classes run Oct. 24 through Nov. 28, LOPR-Palisades, $40.
Sign up for this new class — 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 also includes free admission to Monday Indoor Playground after class. For ages 3-5, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Mondays, Oct. 30-Dec. 18, LOPR-Palisades, $119.
Kids Art Lab — Explore different types of art techniques and media; drawing painting, printmaking and mixed media while learning about various artists. Use an array of materials to inspire your own interpretation of ideas. For ages 7-12, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Oct. 14-Nov. 4, LOPR-Palisades, $77.
Search and Rescue — Learn search and rescue techniques such as basic map and compass skills, primitive orienteering and grid search, wilderness first aid and systems for managing a rescue from an expert. Practice military escape and evasion techniques, how to be found or stay hidden. For ages 9-14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28, Mary S. Young Park, $42.
Fun at the Adult Community Center
Knitting with Kat for Beginners — Learn the stitches to make your own accessories in this beginner level knitting course. All materials provided for new students. For ages 18+, 10-11:30 a.m., Fridays, Oct. 27-Dec. 15, Adult Community Center, $13.
50+ Zumba Gold — Join the party! Enjoy easy-to-follow dance moves set to high-energy Latin and international music. Cardio-based class combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with an aerobic fitness approach. No previous experience needed. For ages 50-plus, 4 to 5 p.m., Mondays, Oct 30-Dec. 11, Adult Community Center, $49.
50+ Aerobic Exercise to Music — Easy low-impact class designed for adults who love to dance and move. Improve flexibility, strength, balance and posture as you move to music from the 1950s and 60s. Instructor will alternate from chair to standing. For ages 50-plus, 9 to 9:50 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 14, Adult Community Center, $72.
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 97034; or fax 503-697-6579; phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.
Judy Nelson is a registrar with Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.