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Friends of Springbrook Park invite preschoolers and their parents and caregivers to take part in a special nature walk Sept. 27.

COURTESY PHOTO  - Preschoolers and their parents and caregivers are invited to take part in a nature walk put on by members of the Friends of Springbrook Park Sept. 27.

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation has created something special for the preschool-age residents. Join us for Pop! Stick! Float! This is a preschool nature walk taking place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Springbrook Park. (Gather at the trailhead at Uplands Elementary School, 2055 Wembley Park Road). Explore how seeds travel and see the distances they move. Members of the Friends of Springbrook Park will guide this forest adventure. Contact Anne Lider at 503-701-2291 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friends of Springbrook Park will provide the enthusiastic guides and exploration buckets, you provide the preschooler. The buckets contain a magnifying glass, a bug catcher, a digging tool and more and it's all free.

Here are more Lake Oswego Parks programs to explore:

Youth and Adult Dance

Broadway Jazz for Kids — This introductory jazz class will get you moving to the music, while learning the basic techniques, warmups and sequences. For ages 5-8, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Fridays, Sept. 20-Nov. 8, Christ Church Parish (CCP), $53.

Lyrical for Teens — Learn the basics of ballet, jazz and modern dance techniques while focusing on the relationship between movement and music. Learn routines that tell expressive stories to contemporary and modern music. Teen Lounge members may attend this class for free. For ages 11-17, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fridays, Sept. 20-Nov. 8, CCP, $53.

Cabaret Jazz for Adults — This all-levels dance class explores jazz and choreography with a Broadway twist while building confidence in a pressure-free environment. Come join the cabaret! For ages 18+, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 16-Oct. 21, CCP, $56.

Beginning Tap for Adults — Whether you're a beginner or have some experience this class focuses on rhythm and technique. This invigorating class is a great way to explore dance and keep you healthy and active. For ages 18+, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23, Adult Community Center (ACC), $56.

Lift Your Voice in Song

NEW! Kids Choir — All aspiring singers are welcome to join this group, no experience required. Learn how to find your voice, and how to use it to harmonize with others. For ages 6-10, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23, CCP, $73.

Just Sing — This music program was formerly called Choral Group. Lift your voice in song with others who love music and singing. Even if you haven't sung in years this is a great way to socialize with others. Learn the basics of proper vocal techniques, warm ups and vocal health. This class provides physical, mental benefits and builds confidence. For ages 18+, 5-6 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23, CCP, $49.

CPR Certification

Adult CPR, First Aid and AED Training — 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.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, CCP, $99.

Get Creative

Pottery Throwing — Learn the ancient technique of throwing clay on the pottery wheel. Learn to center clay and create functional pieces like cups, bowls and vases. Experiment with adding handles, textures and combining thrown forms. For ages 12+. Meets 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 15 or 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Sept. 26 -Oct. 17 at Greentree Art Studio, $230.

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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