Upcoming stewardship event in Woodmont Park is example of how to help. Babs Hamachek, the Lake Oswego Parks and Rec stewardship coordinator, can get you connected to a project fitting your interests.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Babs Hamachek is the stewardship coordinator at City of Lake Oswego. If you want to volunteer, she can find the perfect position for your talents.

Looking for stewardship and volunteer opportunities? Babs Hamachek, Lake Oswego Parks & Rec's stewardship coordinator, can suggest some projects that might intrigue you.

One such project is the Pull Together event at Woodmont Park. Put on your garden gloves and help Friends of Woodmont Park restore this valued seven-acre natural park from invasive species. With your help, the native species and important pollinators will have the necessary habitat to help them flourish.Tools provided. Park at 13600 Atwater Lane. For details, contact Heidi Schrimsher at 503-754-6640 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

No School Day Activities

Music Bootcamp — Spend the day playing instruments (drums, guitar, piano, etc.). Sing songs, dance to tunes, play musical games and more. For ages 6-10; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, March 22; Christ Church Parish (1060 Chandler Road); $72.

Pioneer Days — Spend your day off at Luscher Farm. Enjoy games, crafts and activities while learning about pioneers who settled the Willamette Valley. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle. Campers will spend time outdoors rain or shine, so dress in layers and wear closed toed shoes. For ages 5-12; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, or Friday, April 5; Luscher Farm (125 Rosemont Road); $60.

Fitness at the Adult Community Center

50+ Zumba Gold — Ditch the workout and join the zumba party. Enjoy rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international music. Cardio-based class combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic approach. Easy-to-follow dance moves and no previous dance experience necessary. For ages 50+; 4-5 p.m. on Mondays, March 18-April 29; Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.); $50.

Gardening Classes

Herb Gardening Basics — Learn the basics of herb production, like how to choose plants for your site; propagation; and planting and harvesting herbs to use in your kitchen. Participants will leave with three easy-to-grow plants and seeds to start later. For ages 16+; 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16; Luscher Farm (125 Rosemont Road); $15.

Planning a Perennial Garden — Learn how to create a gorgeous perennial border and what to plant to get year-round color and interesting textures. Learn how to plant for sun or shade. This class is offered through the Rogerson Clematis Collection. Register at, and pay online. For ages 18+; 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 23; Luscher Farm (125 Rosemont Road).

Art for Teens and Adults

Bob Ross Oil Painting — "Pretty Pansies" is the focus of this easy step-by-step class, suitable for beginners to seasoned painters. Take home your own unique masterpiece at the end of the one-day class. All supplies provided. Visit to view paintings. For ages 12+; 5:30-9 p.m. on Monday, March 25; Christ Church Parish (1060 Chandler Road); $49.

Just Sing for Teens — If you love to sing, this class is for you. Get your friends together and unite your voices in song. Learn the basics of proper vocal techniques and warm-ups. No singing experience required. Registered Teen Lounge participants can attend this class for free. For ages 11-17; 5-6 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 3-May 29; Christ Church Parish (1060 Chandler Road); $75.

Registration information

Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at You may register by internet; mail; 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 for Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.

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