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Get farm fresh produce without the seasonal commitment by signing up for a half-share CSA each week, through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation

COURTESY PHOTO  - Interested in trying Community Supported Agriculture? Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is offering try-it-out opportunties of half-shares this summer. Sign up weekly to pick up produce on Thursday evenings.

Hungry for some farm fresh food? Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation invites all to participating in the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Try-It-Out program, which allows people to sample the CSA program without paying for the whole season.

Those interested in trying out the CSA program are invited to buy a half-share on a weekly basis. Each week's share consists of 8 to 10 different vegetables and herbs. Registration must be made Tuesday before the Thursday pickup date. Pickups are scheduled between 5 and 7 p.m. Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Sept. 5. 12. 19 and 26 at Luscher Farm. Cost is $29 each week, and you must register for each week.

Summer Watercolor Workshop — The gardens at Luscher Farm serve as inspiration to get the creative juices flowing. The class is for those 18 and over, and meets 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 28 and 29 at Luscher Farm. Students will be contacted by instructor with supply suggestion. Cost is $48.

Adventure Camps

Girls Earth Skills Camp — Learn wilderness and survival skills while incorporating elements of historical rites of passage. Learn shelter and fire construction, edible and medicinal plant identification and use of steel tools. For ages 9-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug. 2, Roehr Park, $258.

Ninja Warrior Camps — Stealth, slack lining, acrobatics/tumbling, running, stage fighting and object manipulation are all covered in this camp. For ages 10-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, Aug. 12-16, Foothills Park, $306.

Bob Ross Oil Painting ­— Enjoy this easy step-by-step class, suitable for beginners to seasoned painters. Take home a masterpiece at the end of the one-day class. All supplies provided. Visit loparks.org to view paintings. For ages 12+. Paint "Tranquil Wooded Stream" from 1-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 30, or "Gladiolas" from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1. Both sessions take place at the Adult Community Center and cost is $49.

Music Camps and More

Songwriting Wordsmith Camp — Learn to put your lyrical ideas down on paper. Fine tune your lyrical and musical skills and learn the basics of piano or guitar to start your songwriting journey. For ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, Aug. 5-9, Forest Hills Elementary, $147.

String Teens Camp — Learn to play the ukulele or guitar. This class is for those with little to no previous experience. This camp will advance your skills with various stringed instruments in a fun environment, and set you on the path to making music. For ages 11-17, 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, Aug. 5-9, Forest Hills Elementary, $147.

Just Sing Camp — Join others who love singing, as you connect through music and learn popular songs. Learn proper methods of projecting your voice and staying on pitch. Sing alone or in a group and find your inner popstar. For ages 8-12, 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, Aug. 19-23, Christ Church Parish, $147.

Golf for Girls

Girls Only Summer Junior Golf Camp — Fun, comprehensive three-day camp covering set-up, swing, etiquette, short game. Games, course play, range use, foot golf, healthy snacks, towel, ball, glove, tees included. Golf clubs not provided, however limited supply available. Call 503-534-5689 with questions. For ages 6-11, noon-4 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, July 31-Aug. 2, Public Golf Course, $150.

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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