Farmers market offers fresh, local bounty
Join us for the 2019 season of the Lake Oswego Farmers Market opening Saturday, May 18, at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St., in downtown Lake Oswego.
The farmers market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 18 through Oct. 12. It boasts an average of over 80 vendors each week, offering superior products ranging from produce, meats, fresh seafood, nuts, cheese, artisan breads, jams, jellies, nursery items, hot food and more.
The market also features live music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For those on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) your purchases will be matched up to $10 per week. Be sure to find the Farm Fresh Kids and Kids' Corner events for youngsters. There is something for everyone.
Missoula Children's Theatre — The group will present "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" during this summer's Festival of the Arts. This greatly anticipated annual theater presentation has become a tradition in launching Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation summer programs and camps, as we Lead the Way to fun and adventure. Open auditions are free and available to Lake Oswego youth, ages 6-18. Pre-registration is required. Auditions will be held Monday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are requested to arrive for auditions by 9:30 a.m., at Forest Hills Elementary gym. No late admittance, promptness is imperative. A fee of $90 applies for those who receive a part. Rehearsals will occur Monday through Thursday. Performances will take place at George Rogers Park on the main stage at 4 p.m. Friday, June 21 and 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22.
SUP Yoga — The fun begins on land before heading to the water for a tour around the cove. Once you feel at ease we will work through a series of traditional poses engaging your core and testing your balance. No prior yoga and SUP experience required. Register and see online schedule for classes on Saturday or Sunday at aldercreek.com. Each weekly session runs 2 hours, classes are held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday or Sunday, June 2 through Sept. 22. For ages 14+, George Rogers Park, $50 per session (includes board rental), $25 (with own board).
Basic Skills Kayak — This class establishes the foundation that all paddlers need. Instruction on paddling safely, local destinations and equipment. In the water, we introduce the basic paddle strokes needed to move a kayak. See online schedule and register at aldercreek.com. For ages 10+, Saturday or Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 9 through Sept. 21, George Rogers Park, $39.
Babysitter Training Classes — Topics include accident prevention, handling emergencies, first aid and child development, positive supervision and the rights and responsibilities of a "good" babysitter. For ages 10-15, classes are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18, June 1, June 8, July 13 or July 27 at Christ Church Parish, $107.
Beginning Tap for Adults — A beginning tap class that focuses on rhythm and technique. A great way to explore dance and keep yourself healthy and active. For ages 18+, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, May 15 through June 19, Adult Community Center, $56.
Garden Babies — Parents bring your wee one to the farm for some fun garden-based activities. Parents must accompany children. Class is held rain or shine. For ages 0-5, 10-10:45 a.m., Tuesdays, May 7 through Oct. 23, Luscher Farm. This is a free drop-in program.
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 for Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.