What's on deck at LO Parks and Rec?
Join Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation for a wide variety of fun opportunities for all ages. Here's the latest:
Youth Get Moving
Girls Youth Lacrosse Grades 1-2 â€“ Young lacrosse enthusiasts learn and practice the fundamentals of girl's lacrosse in a fun environment. Program includes practices, inter-squad scrimmages and games with other communities. This Skills and Scrimmages program runs April through early June on varied Saturday and Sunday afternoons for a total of approximately 12 sessions. Instructors include local area high school players. Grades 1-2, Sat/Sun, April â€“early June, Hazelia, $149.
Introduction to Fencing â€“ 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, 5-6:30 p.m., Thursdays, Feb. 3-March 17, Christ Church Parish (CCP), $123.
Tap I for Kids â€“ Dancers are introduced to tap, covering basics through across the floor and free dance. Parents are encouraged to watch at the end of class. Ages 5-8, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Fridays, March 4-April 15, CCP, $55.
Musical Theatre for Kids â€“ Learn choreography from your favorite musicals and Broadway shows. Explore jazz, musical theatre and contemporary technique in a fun environment. Ages 8-12, 5:30-6:15 p.m., Fridays, March 4-April 15, CCP, $55.
NEW! Kitchen Organization with Friends â€“ Get motivated to organize your kitchen by working with a group. In this 3-day virtual workshop, participants will video chat from their kitchens as professional organizer Kaye Silver guides them through decluttering food, casual and formal dining ware, and cooking implements. Enjoy the company of others as you transform your kitchen into a place that lifts and inspires you. Ages 18+, 2-4 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8 & 15, virtual class, $91.
Memoir Writing â€“ This weekly class is designed for all levels of writers to share and listen to personal stories. Writing memoir provides an opportunity to explore an event or time in your life that can range from a moment in childhood to walking around your neighborhood block last night. Each week, participants are given an opportunity to read their piece and receive positive reflections from other in the group. Ages 18+, 9-11 a.m., Tuesdays, March 1-April 19, virtual class, $23.
Raising Chickens for Beginners â€“ Do you want chickens in your backyard, but aren't sure where to get started Learn whether to start with brand new chicks or older birds, what you will need, common maladies and how to treat them. Prepare now for chicks next Spring. Ages 18+, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, virtual class, $29.
Mushroom Foraging for Beginners â€“ Mushroom foraging is a popular pursuit in the Northwest. Learn where to search for edible mushrooms and how to identify common wild mushrooms and poisonous species. Discover more facts about fungi in your backyard. Ages 18+, 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, virtual class, $29.
Discovering the Artist Within
Bob Ross Oil Painting â€“ 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+, CCP, $52.
23646 â€“ Not Quite Spring - 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3.
23647 â€“ Mums and Calla Lillies â€“ 1-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15.
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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