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Lake Oswego's Memorial Day event features prayers, 21-gun salute and more. It is free and open to all at Foothills Park.

COURTESY PHOTO - The Presentation of Colors, 21-gun salute, invocation and other entertainment is planned for the unveiling of the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial taking place at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27.

Join the City of Lake Oswego in partnership with the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial Board of Directions at the unveiling of the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Road in Lake Oswego.

The memorial celebrates the bravery and service of all U.S. military veterans and first responders with strong ties to the Lake Oswego community.  The event, which will be emceed by U.S. Naval Captain Jonathan Puskas, features a keynote address from Taya Kyle, the widow of U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, whose story was memorialized in the Academy Award-winning film "American Sniper." Her remarks focus on the trials and tribulations of love, war, faith and renewal.

The program will also include a flyover from the West Coast Ravens, Presentation of Colors and 21-gun salute from the Lake Oswego Honor Guard. The Gold Star Wives of America, a nonprofit organization formed during World War II to provide support for the spouses and children of those who lost their lives while in military service, will make a wreath presentation. Father John Marshall will recite an invocation, to be followed by patriotic entertainment and more.

All are invited to attend the ceremony.

Learn to Row Day — Join us for our annual Learn to Row Day taking place June 1. It's a free community event for adults and children, ages 13 and older. Come and experience the joy of rowing. There will be several morning sessions, but space is limited so sign-up early. To sign-up visit www.lorowing.com/learntorowday.

Adult CPR, First Aid, AED CertificationTraining — Get certified in CPR. 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. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 15, Christ Church Parish (CCP), $99.

Girls Fitness and Running Training — Run4Fun is a club for girls who have never been on a run and those who are experienced runners. Run4Fun is dedicated to promoting a lifelong love for running and a healthy lifestyle. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and train with certified fitness and running specialist Wendy Berton. For ages 8-12, 9-10 a.m., Wednesdays, June 19-July 24, West Waluga Park, $60.

Junior Bootcamp for Girls — Train with certified fitness and running specialist Wendy Berton at West Waluga Park Fit Spot. Increase strength while developing a healthy lifestyle. For ages 8-12, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Wednesdays, June 19-July 24, West Waluga Park, $60.

Bob Ross Oil Painting — "Arizona Morning" is the painting exercise for this Bob Ross easy step-by-step method of painting. The method is 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, June 6, Adult Community Center, $49.

Tai Chi Beginner/Intermediate Short Form — Tai chi is a slow, graceful Chinese exercise that can benefit body, mind and spirit featuring the Yang style 24-movement form. Improve your balance to reduce risk of falls. Ongoing instruction for students with previous experience, beginners are welcome. For ages 18+, 10:10 -11:10 a.m., Tuesday/Thursday, June 4-August 29, Millennium Plaza Park, $29.

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 for Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.

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