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Here's a list of the new classes starting up at PP&R's Woodstock Community Center this fall...

COURTESY OF GAIL BUDDE - The Messy Art class at the Woodstock Community Center has a weekly theme; here it was Nature, and toddlers had fun depicting that with Play Dough. The fall schedule of classes for all ages at the Woodstock Community Center begins in the first week of October. There will be two sessions in the fall (Session A 10/3-11/6, and Session B 11/7-12/18) with all classes continuing for both sessions. For more information, or to register, go to www.portland.gov/parks -- or call Woodstock Community Center at 503/823-3633.

Messy Art — an adult-child art class for toddlers and preschoolers, moves to Wednesdays with classes at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Finger painting, shaving cream painting and lots of play dough and slime make this a fun, messy class!

Dance — returns on Tuesday mornings to WCC for children with Movement & Me, an adult and child class for 2-4 year olds on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., and Dance Creatively (3-5 year olds) at 10:30 a.m. Both classes will explore a variety of dance forms and emphasize a love of movement, imagination, and joy.

Expanded fitness options for adults — these are coming this fall, too! Yoga for Everyone will continue Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., emphasizing relaxation, strength, flexibility, and a sense of well-being. Mondays at 5:30 p.m. a new class is Barre Above, offering a total body workout that incorporates the ballet barre, dance, and traditional strength exercises. Low Impact 20/20 combines 20 minutes of cardio with 20 minutes of strength training with light to moderate intensity to create a complete workout on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. Zumba will offer a dynamic, balance of cardio and muscle toning fitness with fun, energetic routines at 6:15 p.m. on Monday evenings.

Tae Kwon Do — continues for all ages (6 years and up), with a Tae Kwon Do-First Kicks beginning class on Fridays at 6 p.m., and Tae Kwon Do-For Everyone on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. The Tae Kwon Do program has been a mainstay at Woodstock Community Center with very skilled instructors with years of experience. Family-friendly and fun.

Capoeira — a Brazilian cultural tradition which combines martial arts, music, movement, and play, will be introduced for the first time this fall. Capoeira Foundations for Kids will be offered for 6—10-year-olds at 4 p.m. Mondays, and Capoeira-Foundations for All will be at 5 p.m. for anyone 11 and older. This high energy, acrobatic, rhythmic martial art will increase coordination, strength, and flexibility.

The Woodstock Community Center is on S.E. 43rd a half block north of Woodstock Boulevard, just west across the street from BiMart.


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