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Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation's Junior Golf program is one of the city's most popular summer program. Sign your kids up now.

COURTESY PHOTO - One of the most popular programs offered through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is the Junior Golf Program. Sign your kids up now.

Summer is just around the corner and the staff at Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation knows that means there will be even more opportunity for outside recreation.

Consider signing your children up for the summer golf program. The Junior Golf program is one of our most popular programs for kids. Each week they get a 45-minute single topic lesson, followed by 9-holes of golf. Students must pass basic rules, etiquette test on day 1 before playing. Life skills, values greatly emphasized. Parent volunteers strongly encouraged. Lunch available but not included.

Maximum enrollment is 50 players. Experience required. The program is for those age 8 or entering third grade and up. Meets 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, June 18 through Aug. 20 at the Public Golf Course. Cost is $180.

Bob Ross Oil Painting

Cherry Blossoms in the Mountains — 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+, 5:30-9 p.m., Monday, May 20, Adult Community Center, $49.

Adult Music

Drumming Circle — Get ready to find your rhythm. Learn about different beats by using a variety of hand drums and drum sets. For ages 18+, 6-7 p.m., Wednesdays, May 29 through July 3, Adult Community Center, $49.

Just Sing — Whether you have not sung in years or you have been singing your entire life, come lift your voice in song with others who share your passion. Learn the basics of proper vocal techniques, warm ups and vocal health. Singing provides physical and mental benefits and the chance to socialize with other music lovers. For ages 18+, 5-6 p.m., Wednesdays, May 29 through July 3, Adult Community Center, $49.

Kids Dance

Mini-Ballerinas — Bring your little ballerina to this introduction to a ballet class. There will be play breaks incorporated into the class. Parents encouraged to observe class quietly or drop their child off. For ages 3-5, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Saturdays, May 18 through June 22, Christ Church Parish (CCP), $53.

Tiny Boppers — Dancers sing and move along to music to work on motor coordination, rhythm, strength and self-confidence. Parents encouraged to observe or participate. For ages 1-3, 9-9:30 a.m., Saturdays, May 18 through June 22, CCP, $33.

Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation Free Class Placement — The placement class is a pre-requisite to Mindfulness Meditation classes. Meet instructor Surja Tjahaja and review the meditation class offerings. Instructor will recommend the class level best suited to your needs. Registration and payment required once placement is determined. Four meditation levels offered: Level 1-Beginners, Level 2-Pain Management, Level 3-Five Hindrances, Level 4-Seminar. Attend class placement any time during allotted time. For ages 16+, 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, May 9, Adult Community Center. Cost is free.

Fun on the Willamette — Stand up paddleboard, kayak and canoe rentals are coming soon to George Rogers Park. Weekend rentals will begin 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Memorial Day weekend and continue through June 23. The rental program goes to seven days a week June 29 through Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The rental program reverts back to weekends only Aug. 31 through Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last rentals go out 2 hours prior to closing; rentals will be available on Labor Day.

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 Road, 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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