Learn lacrosse this spring
Calling all girls lacrosse enthusiasts — sign up now for Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation's Girls Youth Lacrosse for first and second graders. Learn the fundamentals of women's lacrosse in a fun environment. Practices are scheduled weekend afternoons beginning April 7 and continuing through early June. Register online at loparks.org for Girls Grades 1, 2 Skills and Scrimmages program.
Other youth sports offered include:
Little Tennis — Mini nets, foam balls and fun equipment are used to introduce hand-eye coordination to aspiring junior aces and develop tennis skills. No equipment required. Parent participation required for 3- year-old class. Here are the details: Class for those age 3 meets 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays; class for those age 4 meets 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 6 through 27. LOPR-Palisades, $40.
NEW! High School Co-Ed Rec Stadium Flag Football — It's flag football, only better! Stadium Flag Football brings the kicking element back to the sport by implementing real field goals and extra point attempts in five-on-five play starting at half field. For boys and girls grades 9-12. Registration opens March 1. League games played at Hazelia Field on Saturdays in April and May with eight games guaranteed. Space is limited. For more information, visit www.lakeoswegosports.com.
Bob Ross Oil Painting "Blue Lagoon" — Easy step-by-step class takes beginners to seasoned painters from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. Here are the details: For ages 12-plus, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, LOPR-Palisades, $49.
Sculpy Sculpture — Create fantastical creatures, animals and people, using the technique of building wire and tin foil armatures, then cover it with Sculpy! Here are the details: For ages 8-12, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Feb. 3-24, LOPR-Palisades, $138.
Abstract Painting with Acrylics — Create abstract art that allows your creativity to flow without worrying about straight lines or perfect features. Focus on color and self-expression with different abstract painting techniques. All supplies provided, no experience needed. Here are the details: For ages 18-plus, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, Adult Community Center, $46.
Snowshoe Twin Lakes — Join Adventures Without Limits on an adventure into a winter wonderland. Snowshoe a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail through old growth Douglas fir forests on the way to a snow-covered lake. This rolling trail is suitable for beginner and advanced participates. You may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Hood along the way. Transportation included. For more information visit www.awloutdoors.org. Here are the details: For ages 6-plus, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4, Meeting location is LOPR-Palisades, $71.
Discover Your Musical Talent
Drum Lessons — Private instruction for all levels. Work on rhythm, drum beats, reading music, and learning popular songs on a drum set or hand drums. Here are the details: For ages 5-17, 4-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 7-Mar. 14, LOPR-Palisades, $216.
Voice Lessons — Private instruction for beginners, intermediate, or expert levels. Work on rhythm, vocal techniques, reading music, and learning popular songs. Here are the details: For ages 5-17, 4-7 p.m., Thursdays, Feb. 8-Mar. 15, LOPR-Palisades, $216.
Nutritional Therapies for Diabetes Prevention — This holistic, nutrition and lifestyle therapies program may prevent and even reverse type 2 Diabetes. The most recent research in natural approaches is used to recommend the most effective diet, supplements and lifestyle. Here are the details: For ages 18-plus, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, LOPR-Palisades, $26.
Registration Information — 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.