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Lake Oswego Parks and Rec offers a wide range of classes, including fly casting.

COURTESY PHOTO  - Bill Brauner will teach the art of fly casting through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation. The three-part class starts  April 6.

Is learning to fly cast on your bucket list? Then take this class offered by Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.

Fly Casting 101 is taught by Bill Brauner who has more than 58 years' experience in fly fishing. That's a lot of casts! He will teach the basic concepts of fly casting plus teach about appropriate gear, how to tie a fly onto a leader and get you started on the technique used in fly casting. Class is held at George Rogers Park on the third session for some real water experience. Class meets 10-11 a.m. Mondays, April 6 through 20. Cost is $37.

Some other classes you might enjoy include these:

French for Adults

French I — Focus on alphabet, pronunciation rules, subject pronouns, simple verbs (etre, avoir, -er verbs) basic agreement rules. This class is for people with no previous experience speaking French. For ages 18+. Meets 9:30-10:45 a.m. Mondays, March 30 through May 4 at Christ Church (CCP). Cost is $70.

French II — Review of grammar and vocabulary through guided thematic weekly conversations. For students with elementary experience in French (1-2 semesters of college French). For ages 18+. Meets 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays, March 30 through May 4 at CCP. Cost is $70.

Adult Fitness at ACC

Drop-In Yoga — Sign up for a class today. The drop-in classes allow for schedule flexibility while restoring body and mind. Classes are held Mondays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:15-6:30 p.m. through April 20. Drop in fees are $13 for 1 class; $61 for 5 times or $118 for 10 times.

Nia — 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 conditioning sprinkled with fun! 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+. Meets from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, April 7 through June 9. Cost is $68.

Get Creative at Luscher

Sculpted Wire Tree — Learn to produce a unique piece of nature inspired art. Create a 10-12 inch wire tree by twisting aluminum wire into a beautiful one-of-a-kind sculpture. No experience necessary. Just bring your curiosity and an appreciation for trees. This course requires hand strength to bend and form wire. For ages 16+. Meets from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Cost is $16.

Ballroom Dance

Ballroom Dance I — Learn the elegant waltz and the fun, sassy American tango. Students are ready for the dance floor after learning the basics and beyond in these two ballroom rhythms. For ages 16+. Meets from 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, April 2 through May 28. Cost is $67.

Registration Information

Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online 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.

Brenda Falson is an administrative assistant at Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.


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