Try tai chi for better health, balance
Lake Oswego Parks & Rec invites you to reduce your stress level by taking a tai chi class.
Try Tai Chi for Health, Balance and Relaxation, which incorporates the Yang-style long form of tai chi and two traditional chi kung exercises. Tai chi practice reduces stress, improves balance and promotes better health. This class is for ages 18+ and is taught from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 19, at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.). Cost is $74.
Winter Break Farm Camp — Start seeds, plan a garden bed, stroll the gardens, make hot cocoa and popcorn, harvest winter veggies and create a yummy soup in this cool class. Space is limited, though, so register early. For ages 5-12; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 2-4, at Luscher Farm (125 Rosemont Road); $118.
Luscher Farm Winter CSA — Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a farmer and local customers who invest in each other. Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation has teamed up with Laura Masterson, owner of 47th Avenue Farms, to provide citizens with an opportunity to reconnect with the land and receive healthy, sustainably grown vegetables. The Winter CSA harvest starts in the beginning of November and continues through mid-April. Members come to Luscher Farm twice a month on Thursday evenings between 5-7 p.m. to pick up their shares of produce. At each pick-up, you will receive at least 8-10 different vegetables and herbs. For ages 16+; 5-7 p.m. on Thursdays at Luscher Farm (125 Rosemont Road). Fee for a whole share is $1,055; a half-share fee is $585.
Piano for Adults — Learn the basic skills of piano on a keyboard. Group lessons introduce students to the basics of music theory. Learn to play songs, read music and rhythmic expression. For ages 18+; 7:15-8 p.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 8-Dec. 20, at Christ Church
Parish (1060 Chandler Road); $67.
Guitar Lessons — RMC Studios is now offering individual weekly private instruction for beginner, intermediate or expert levels. Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Lessons are 30 minutes long and include one-on-one instruction from an experienced instructor. Once you register, an RMC representative will contact you to confirm a time slot. A home instrument is recommended.For ages 5-17; 4-7 p.m. on Mondays, Oct. 29-Dec. 12 at Christ Church Parish (1060 Chandler Road); $216.
Voice Lessons — RMC Studios is now offering individual weekly private voice instruction for beginner, intermediate and expert levels. This class focuses on rhythm, vocal techniques, reading music and learning popular songs. Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Lessons are 30 minutes long and include one-on-one instruction from an experienced instructor. Once you register, an RMC representative will contact you to confirm a time slot. For ages 5-17; 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 6-Dec. 18, at Christ Church Parish (1060 Chandler Road); $216.
Adult Drop-in Sports — Lake Oswego residents ages 18+ are invited to take advantage of our drop-in program for volleyball and basketball. Bring ID, as residency is checked. Non-residents will be allowed to play on a space-available basis. Fee is $3 per session; non-residents pay $5 per session. View the open gym schedule for dates, times and location online at lakeoswegosports.com.
Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at loparks.org. You may register by internet, mail or drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation at the Public Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Road, Lake Oswego 97035; by fax at 503-697-6579; or by phone at 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.