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Bits & Pieces: Splish, splash

It's registration time for all-ages summer swim lessons at Portland Parks and Recreation pools. Online would be the best way at PortlandParks.org, or by phone at 503-823-5130; walk-in registration will be from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 15 at your neighborhood pool: Southeast — Buckman, Creston, East Portland, Mt. Scott, Sellwood; Northeast – Grant, Matt Dishman, Montavilla; North — Columbia, Peninsula, Pier; Southwest — Southwest, Wilson. All pools open June 18. For complete info: www.PortlandParks.org.

Risk/Reward

The sixth annual Risk/Reward Festival, the micro-fest of boundary-pushing dance, theatre and music, has announced its lineup, featuring Josh Martin of Vancouver, British Columbia and Shannon Stewart of Seattle in dance, Portland's Wayne Bund and Seattle's AJA in performance art and Portland's LanceLife and Seattle's Satori Group in theatre. It'll be June 21 to 23 at Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 S.W. Morrison St. For complete info: www.risk-reward.org.

Kids cooking?

It's never too early to start, right, and Portland Farmers Market will be partnering with the Art Institute of Portland for "Kids Cook at the Market" classes for young chefs in training. Kids meet local farms and gain firsthand knowledge preparing ingredients purchased fresh from the market. The classes kick off with a free preview class 8:30 a.m. May 18, and continue each Saturday (except July 6) through Aug. 24. Each class is $5 and located at the Portland State University location of Portland Farmers Market. For information, contact Anna Curtin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 503-241-0032.