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Parks might be closed for now, but the department still has plans lined up for future months

COURTESY PHOTO - A beginning watercolor class is scheduled to start in May. Parks might be closed right now, but Lake Oswego's Parks and Recreation department is still planning for future events like these:

Discovering the Artist Within

Drawing for Adults —This drawing class is for all levels of experience. Draw from observation and images while focusing on line, shading, proportion, composition and texture. Explore drawing the human form and explore perspective drawing. Ages 18+, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, May 5-June 9, (CCP), $136.

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. Ages 18+, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, May 7-28, Greentree Art Studio, $188.

Beginning Watercolor: Everyone is an Artist – An introduction to the art of watercolor: understanding the materials, exploring techniques and growth through practice. Questions regarding materials, please contact instructor Elaine Luneke at 503-989-1540. Ages 18+, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, May 13-June 24, CCP, $86.

Get Outdoors

Fly Casting 101 – Join instructor Bill Brauner, experienced in fly fishing for over 58 years. Learn the basic concepts of fly casting. Students learn about appropriate gear, how to tie a fly onto a leader and receive hands on basic training. On the third session, students will meet at Tryon Cove Park, depending on the current water level. Ages 18+, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays, June 1-22, Foothills Park/Tryon Cover Park, $59.

NEW! Fly Tying 101 Workshop – Learn the history and art of fly tying. Brauner teaches the art of tying a variety of flies over the course of an afternoon. Don't miss out on this unique and hands-on fly tying workshop. Ages 18+, 3-5 p.m., Saturday, June 13, Christ Church Parish (CCP), $48.

Scappoose Bay Mother's Day Paddle – Looking for an awesome way to spend mother's day with your adventure mom? Join Adventures without Limits for a day of paddling, bird watching and a relaxing day on the water. We will keep our eyes peeled for migrating Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons and Osprey as we explore the hidden waterways and sunken forests of Scappoose Bay. Ages 6+, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, May 10, Meet at Hazelia Field, $73.

Golf for All Ages

Junior Club – This is our most popular summer program for kids. Join the fun for 30 minutes of instruction at two stations weekly followed by 9 holes. Students must pass basic rules, etiquette test on day 1 before playing. Life skills, values greatly emphasized. Parent volunteers strongly encouraged. Lunch available but not included. Experience required. Ages 8+ or entering grade 3 and above, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays, June 16-August 18, Golf Course, $200.

Get Golf Ready in Four Days – PGA promoted, comprehensive introduction to golf. Guides new golfers from how to make a tee time to playing the course and covers all points in between including the development and history of the game. Incudes 9-hole round on the Course. Ages 18+, 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, May 26-29, Golf Course, $99.

Luscher Farm

Herbal Gift Workshop – Learn how to make your own salt scrubs, lip balm, and massage oils using product from the garden. Take samples home for personal use or gift giving. Enjoy creating with others in the cozy farmhouse kitchen after visiting the gardens to harvest fresh herbs. Ages 18+, 1-3 p.m., Saturday, May 2, Luscher Farm, $30.

Raised Beds and Garden Structures – Gardening is made easier and more productive with raised beds and garden structures. This class is held in the Demonstration Garden with hands on demos showing you just how easy it can be to maximize your garden space with trellises, teepees and planters. Ages 18+, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, Luscher Farm, $15.


Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at You may register by internet, mail, drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, at the Public Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Rd, 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 for Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.

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