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Lake Oswego Parks and Rec offers golf programs even after school starts. Don't miss out.

COURTESY PHOTO  - High school prep courses, and after school golf club and  junior league, are all offered through Lake Oswego Parks and Rec. Keep playing golf through fall.

Eighth graders and freshmen interested in joining high school golf teams are encouraged to sign up for the High School Golf Prep Course being offered by Lake Oswego Parks and Rec. The prep course is strictly for golfers in those grades and emphasis is placed on consistency of play, putting, short game, rules and scoring strategy. Students learn to "shape" shots and recover from trouble on the course. The class is limited to eight students. Seventh graders must obtain permission from instructor to register. For ages 12-15, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 6 through 27 at the Public Golf Course. Cost is $88.

After School Golf Program — Golf enthusiasts ages 8 to 17 are invited to sign up for the after school program, which gives kids an opportunity to practice, place and even study after school. Registrants can hit a small bucket of range balls and play nine holes any school day afternoon through October. Tee times are available from 4 to 5 p.m. on a first come basis. Instruction is provided on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Players will not be supervised so good behavior is essential. Program available Monday through Friday, Sept. 3 through Oct. 25 at the Public Golf Course. Cost is $159.

PGA Junior League Fall Program — This is team golf competition for youngsters with four to six matches to be held at various courses in the area. Scramble format reduces pressure and allows for speedier and more fun play. Experience required to participate. Registration details will be posted at lakeoswegogolf.org by mid-August. Match events scheduled mid-September through October on weekends. For ages 7-13.

Discover Your Creative Side

Bob Ross Oil Painting — 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. Supplies provided. View paintings at loparks.org. For ages 12+.

Rivers Peace — Taught from 1-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, Adult Community Center (ACC), $49.

After the Rain — Taught from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26, ACC, $49.

Summer Watercolor Workshop — Be inspired by the gardens at Luscher Farm. Get those creative juices flowing while observing and enjoying the beautiful landscape and historic structures at the farm. Students will be contacted by instructor with supply suggestions. For ages 18+, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 28-29, Luscher Farm, $48.

Adult Fitness

50+ Zumba Gold — Enjoy rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international music. Cardio-based class combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach. Class consists of easy to follow dance moves that require no previous experience. For ages 50+, 4-5 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 9-Oct. 21, Adult Community Center (ACC), $50.

Boomer's Boot Camp — Are you a boomer or aging master looking to gain strength and fee energized? This class is for all levels of fitness, all while having fun and getting fit. For ages 18+, 9-10 a.m., Saturdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 26, Adult Community Center, $48.

Nia at Adult Community Center — Nia combines dance, martial arts and relaxation to help condition the body, mind and spirit while it improves flexibility, agility, mobility, stability and strength. This will be an hour of serious fun sprinkled with occasional surprises. You will move to invigorating and inspirational music, designed to create sensation and bring awareness to your movement habits. Bare feet recommended. For ages 16+, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 17-Dec. 10, ACC, $76.

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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