The Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs that are sure to meet the needs and interests of everyone. Whether you have a love of music, dance, art, fitness, sports or learning Spanish, join the department as it leads the way to Living Well in LO.
Stewardship volunteer opportunities
Lake Oswego has over 460 acres of natural park area that need your helping hands. Volunteer with a Park Friends Group to restore natural park areas and create healthy habitats for native plants, pollinators, birds and animals. Dress for the weather, bring gloves and water to drink. Volunteers under 18 must have a signed parental release.
Get in the holiday spirit
Let's Get Ready for NYE! Pairing Sparkling Wine & Potato Chips — Join us virtually. This is the real deal! Few things go as well with Champagne or sparkling wines from around the world as crunchy, salty fatty foods … and the most delightful way to do that is with fancy potato chips! We'll talk about the history of sparkling wine and its glorious history of food pairing. We'll discuss what makes food and wine pairing magic and we'll prove it with this class of lips-on-learning. Bubbles and chips provided. Ages 21+, 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, Virtual, $74.
Winter break camps
Introduction to Fencing (Thanksgiving break) — Learn the basic tactical and technical skills of the Olympic sport of sabre fencing. This dynamic sport offers challenges to quick thinking, coordination, strength and stamina. Safety emphasized. Equipment provided. Ages 7-12, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 22-24, Christ Church Parish (CCP), $104.
Introduction to Fencing (Winter break) — Learn the basic tactical and technical skills of the Olympic sport of sabre fencing. This dynamic sport offers challenges to quick thinking, coordination, strength and stamina. Safety emphasized. Equipment provided. Ages 7-12, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Dec. 27-30, Christ Church Parish (CCP), $110.
Musical Theatre Workshop (Winter break) — This workshop gives kids an opportunity to study vocal technique in musicals — learning songs from varying genres, as well as discussing how to perform as a character through vocal shaping and acting on stage. Ages 8-13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Dec. 27-30, CCP, $214.
VIRTUAL Calm and Meditative Yoga — A combined practice of yoga and meditation can result in amazing physical, emotional and interpersonal benefits including strengthening vitality, resiliency, calm and joy. All poses will be done from the floor. Yoga mat or a blanket needed. Yoga blocks helpful, but not required. Ages 18+, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, virtual, $21.
Adult CPR, First Aid, & 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. Ages 10+, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, CCP, $98.
Art for Adults
Bob Ross Oil Painting — 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. Ages 12+.
Snowfall Magic - #23175 â€“ 1-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, CCP, $52.
Forest River - #23176 â€“ 5:30-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, CCP, $52.
Winter Lighthouse - #23177 â€“ 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, CCP, $52.
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 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.
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