Kids, parents can exercise together
Have you resolved to be more active with your youngest family members in 2020? Lake Oswego Parks and Rec can make that happen. Below are some of the classes offered which involve parent participation. Sign up now.
Parent & Me Yoga — You won't find a cuter workout partner than your own toddler. This is a great way to connect with your child while gaining physical and mental benefits. For ages 2-4 (+ parent), 9:30-10 a.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 19, Christ Church Parish (CCP), $25.
Big Ball Tennis — Mini-nets, foam balls and fun equipment are used to introduce hand-eye coordination to aspiring junior aces. Children develop skills through games, fun and high fives. No equipment required. Wear athletic shoes. Parent participation required for 3 year-old class.
Age 3 - 9:30-10 a.m., Thursdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 13, CCP, $30.
Age 4 – 10:15-11 a.m., Thursdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 13, CCP, $40.
Looking for activities for those No-School Days? Take a look at these:
NEW! Cartooning Workshop — Improve your drawing skills as you create your own storyboard, characters and finished comic strip. Create characters in action along with various background settings. For ages 7-10, 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, Jan. 24, CCP, $46.
Super Hero Engineering with LEGO Materials — Save the world! Build hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them Super Hero Engineers. For ages 5-7, 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, Jan. 24, CCP, $33.
Super Hero Master Engineering with LEGO Materials — Young heroes design, build and save a city where ingenuity and imaginations can solve any conflict. Build hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders with an experienced instructor. For ages 8-12, 1-4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, CCP, $33.
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+, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 6, Greentree Art Studio, $188.
Rock Painting — Explore rock painting with paint pens. From mandalas to the abstract, this is a great class for those looking to make small pieces of art that make a big impression. All supplies provided. For ages 18+, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan. 18, CCP, $29.
Little Hulas — A fun introduction to hula dance that focuses on rhythm and movement, props provided. For ages 3-5, 4:15-5 p.m., Fridays, Jan. 17-Feb. 21, CCP, $55.
Lyrical Teens — Cover the basics of ballet, jazz and modern techniques while focusing on the relationship between movement and music. Learn routines that tell expressive stories to contemporary and modern music. For ages 11-17, 5:30-6:15 p.m., Fridays, Jan. 17-Feb. 21, CCP, $55.
Broadway Jazz for Kids — A beginning jazz class that introduces basic jazz technique, warmups and sequences. For ages 8-11, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Fridays, Jan. 17-Feb. 21, CCP, $55.
Tap for Kids — Learn the basics of tap including rhythm, basic steps and technique. For ages 6-10, 10:30-11:15 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 22, CCP, $55.
Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at 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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