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Learn how you can eat farm fresh food all winter as a Community Supported Agriculture member.

COURTESY PHOTO - Luscher Farm Community Supported Agriculture has shares available. Sign up to receive farm fresh produce.

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation has a long partnership with Laura Masterson, owner of 47th Avenue Farms, to provide citizens with Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA is a partnership between a farmer and local customers who invest in one another.

The CSA provides customers an opportunity to connect with the land and receive healthy, sustainably grown vegetables.

Members come to Luscher Farm twice a month between 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 7-April 16, to pick up their shares of produce.

Members receive at least eight to 10 different vegetables and herbs. Whole shares cost $1,145 and half shares are $630.

Stewardship opportunity

"Dig In" at Springbrook Park - Saturday, Oct. 26, 9-11 a.m. Grab a shovel and join Friends of Springbrook Park to plant native species in this 52-acre natural park.

Allow time to explore the two miles of trails that wind through the woods. Park at Uplands Grade School, 2055 Wembley Park Road. Contact Tom Bland at 503-860-8665 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October no-school days/early release activities

In partnership with Skyhawks Sports we offer a variety of introductory and skill level appropriate sports classes for all age levels.

The emphasis is on fun and fundamentals. Great for young sports enthusiasts. Register for any or all of these at www.skyhawks.com.

Mighty-Hawks Multi-Sports — Soccer, baseball and capture the flag. For ages 6-8, 1-4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, Hazelia Field. $39.

Mighty-Hawks Multi-Sports — Soccer, capture the flag and flag football. For ages 6-8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, Hazelia Field, $75.

October No-School Day Camps/Classes

Music Bootcamp — Spend the day playing instruments (drums, guitar, piano and more), singing songs, dancing to tunes, playing musical games and more. For ages 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday-Friday, Oct. 24-25, Christ Church Parish, $86.

Stem Challenge using LEGO Material — Level up your engineering skills and apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as gear cars, gondolas, merry-go-rounds and scissor lifts. For ages 8-12, 1-4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, Christ Church Parish, $37.

Kids dance

Little Tappers — Nothing cuter than little ones learning how to tap dance. A fun and basic introduction to tap that focuses on rhythm and movement. For ages 3-5, 4:15-5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28-Dec. 16, Christ Church Parish, $53.

Hip Hop I for Kids — This fun and energetic dance class will get your kids moving to the music. An intro to hip hop that includes basic freestyling technique and choreography. For ages 5-8, 5:15-6 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 30-Dec. 11, Christ Church Parish, $53.

Ballet I for Kids — A beginning ballet class covering ballet basics through barre, across the floor and center work. For ages 5-8, 5:16-6 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 28-Dec. 16, Christ Church Parish, $53.

Bob Ross oil painting

Seascape Fantasy — Easy step-by-step class takes beginners to seasoned painters from blank canvas to finished masterpiece in one class. All supplies provided. Visit loparks.org to view paintings. For ages 12+, 1-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, Adult Community Center, $49.

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.

Nonresidents 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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