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Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation urges everyone to learn CPR. They have classes for people age 10 and up.

COURTESY PHOTO  - Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is offering CPR classes for those age 10 and up. It is a lifesaving skill everyone should have. Sign up today.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is a lifesaving technique that greatly increases the survival rate of cardiac arrest victims. It is a rescue and lifesaving technique that each individual should know.That's why Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation offers CPR Certification for youth and adults. Learn to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies or give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person. Students receive certification upon completion of class. For ages 10+, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, May 4, Christ Church Parish (CCP), $99.

Youth Piano Classes

Intro to Piano — This is a group piano lesson that includes beginning rhythm, improv, ear training and note reading, all taught in a fun group format at CCP. Cost is $72. Class is offered for ages 5 through 7 at 4:15-5 p.m., Tuesdays, April 23 through May 28; or 4:15-5 p.m., Thursdays, April 25 through May 30.

Class for ages 7 through 10 meets 5:15-6 p.m., Tuesdays, April 23 through May 28; or 5:15-6 p.m., Thursdays, April 25 through May 30.

Adult Get Moving

Strength Training — Experience low-impact training that uses weights and dynabands to strengthen muscles around joints, improve muscle coordination and balance. Students will be getting on and off the floor. Class includes a stretch and relaxation segment. For ages 18+, 9-10 a.m., Fridays, May 3 through June 21, $51 or 9-10 a.m., Mondays, May 6 through June 17, $38, Adult Community Center (ACC).

Boomers Boot Camp — Are you a Boomer or aging master looking to gain strength and feel energized? This class is for all levels of fitness. Increase your heart rate, health and strength safely, effectively and comfortably. For ages 18+, 9-10 a.m., Saturdays, May 4 through June 22, ACC, $48.

Tai Chi for Health, Balance & Relaxation — This class teaches the Yang style long form and two traditional Chi Kung exercises. Tai chi practice reduces stress, improves balance and promotes better health. This class is taught in a relaxed manner. For ages 18+, 7-8 p.m., Wednesdays, May 8 through July 24, ACC, $95.

Stewardship Opportunities

Restore Habitat in Southwood Park — May 5, Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Join Friends of Southwood Park to remove invasive species that crowd out the native plants. Native plants provide shelter and food for wildlife and also help stabilize the soil. Park at 6200 Pamela St. Portland. Contact Mary Solares at 503-320-2070 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bob Ross Oil Painting

Misty Mountain View — Enjoy 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 loparks.org to view paintings. For ages 12+, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, May 2, ACC, $49.

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, at the Public Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Rd, Lake Oswego 97035; 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.


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