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Plan ahead for those days when school will not be in session in April. Lake Oswego Parks and Rec has activities planned.

COURTESY PHOTO - Lake Oswego Parks & Rec has a variety of activities planned for April 4 and 5, which are no-school days for  elementary students. The schools will be closed for conferences.

School is out for Lake Oswego School District elementary school students April 4 and 5, due to parent-teacher conferences. School children are invited to participate in activities hosted by Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation. Take a look at these offerings:

Sculpy Sculpture — Create fantastical creatures, animals and people by building wire and tin-foil armatures, then covering them with Sculpy. For ages 8-2, 9 a.m.-noon. Thursday, Friday, April 4-5 at Christ Church Parish (CCP), $138.

Intro to STEM With Legos Materials — Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, snowmobiles, catapults and create your own unique design using Legos. For ages 5-7, 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday-Friday, April 4-5, CCP, $74.

STEM Challenge Using Legos Materials — Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects

such as bulldozers, hovercrafts, hot-air balloons, and the Great Wall of China.

For ages 7-12, 1-4 p.m., Thursday-Friday,

April 4-5, CCP, $74.

Springbrook Park Preschool Nature Walks — Hug a tree from 10:30-11:30 a.m. April 4. Trees give us shelter, food and shade. Join our nature guides to hunt for examples of trees helping others. Discovery buckets and exploration tools provided. Park at Uplands Elementary School, 2055 Wembley Park Road. (Springbrook Park is behind Uplands Elementary playground.)

Spring Sports for Youth and Adults

Join Run4Fun Runnig Club — This is part one of a three-part series. Run4Fun promotes a lifelong love for running and a healthy lifestyle. The club is for those new to running, along with more experienced runners. Train with certified running coach Wendy Berton. For ages 8-12, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 3-May 8, Luscher Farm, $60.

Lake Oswego Adult Men's and Coed Softball Leagues — Lake Oswego adult softball offers several levels of recreational softball. Men's leagues will play double-headers and include Upper Rec on Tuesdays, Middle Rec on Wednesdays, and Lower Rec on Thursdays. Our coed leagues play single games and include Intermediate Rec and Low Rec on Fridays. Registration begins April 1. To register, visit www.oswegosoftball.com.

Skyhawks Sports — Explore sports with an emphasis on fun and fundamentals. Young sports enthusiast take their first steps into athletics. There is no pressure, just lots of fun.

Tiny-Hawk Baseball "At Bat" — For ages 3.5-4 years, Saturdays, 2-2:30 p.m., April 20-May 18, Hazelia Field. $39.

Mini-Hawk Multisport (soccer and baseball) — For ages 4-6, 2:45-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 20-May 18, Hazelia, $45. Register at www.skyhawks.com.

Little Rippers Lacrosse — Boys and girls are introduced to lacrosse in a fun and safe way, thanks to Lacrosse Northwest at Hazelia Field. Soft lacrosse sticks and balls are part of the modified equipment provided. Ages 4-5 meet 1-1:35p.m. Sundays, April 7-May 12, $47. Ages 5-6 meet 1:45-2:20 p.m. Sundays, April 7-May 12, $47.

Spring Footgolf League — This league features two sports in one: soccer and golf. Grab your family and friends. For ages 10+. League play is Thursdays, May 9-June 6. The first tee time is at 5:30 p.m. Teams can include up to five players. Registration deadline is April 29. Register at www.loparks.org.

Registration information

Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at www.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; or fax 503-697-6579; phone 503-675-2549.

Nonresidents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships also are available for Lake Oswego residents.

Judy Nelson is a registar with Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.


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