Looking for a play program for newborns and toddlers? Lake Oswego Parks & Rec's Indoor Playground is the ideal program for parents and caregivers looking for interactive fun for their little ones.
Enjoy climbing, active play, sensory toys and more. A themed activity is offered every day at 10 a.m.: Music and Dance on Mondays, Art Day on Wednesdays, Gym Day on Fridays, and Dress-up Day on Saturdays. This is a drop-in program, located in the Willamette Room and/or gym at Palisades (1500 Greentree Road).
For ages 0-4, classes will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 11 through Dec. 30. Cost is a $4 drop-in fee, plus $2 per sibling. Buy a 15-visit punch card for $40, or $70 with a sibling.
Parents must supervise their children at all times. And a reminder: Please do not bring snacks containing nut products to Indoor Playground.
Try Nia for free — Nia is a combination of dance, martial arts and healing arts movements done to music to inspire joy. There are two free try-it-out classes planned: For ages 14+, the class will be held from 8:45-9:55 a.m. on Sept. 3 at the Lakewood Center (368 S. State St.); for ages 16+, the class will be held from 5:40-6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Palisades (1500 Greentree Road). Participants can sign up for the series at the free classes.
Intermediate and Advanced Tai Chi with Mediation — Barb Tombleson is back to teach our fall tai chi with meditation classes. These are slow-paced, low-impact, gentle movements which increase balance, flexibility and muscle strength. Designed for students who know the Yang-style, 24-movement short form or know at least the first half of the 24 movements. Qi Gong warm up included. For ages 18+; 9-10 a.m., Tuesday and Thursdays, Sept. 5-Dec. 7; Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road; $34.
Labor Day Rafting — Join Adventures without Limits for a fun day of rafting on the upper Clackamas River or the North Santiam River (depending on water levels). These rivers both offer fun, splashy, Class III whitewater excitement. Enjoy the last weekend of summer on one of Oregon's whitewater gems. Instruction and equipment included. For ages 6+; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 2; pick up at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road;69.
COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)
CSA Try-it-out Share — The CSA is a partnership between a farmer and local consumers. Participants pay a fee at the beginning of the growing season to meet the farm's expenses for the upcoming season. The try-it-out share gives you the opportunity to purchase a one-week share for August and September. The share consists of eight-10 different vegetables and herbs. Registration required no later than the Tuesday before the Thursday pick-up that occurs between 5-7 p.m. at Luscher Farm (125 Rosemont Road). For ages 16+; each share is $25.
Bob Ross Oil Painting — Join Judy Stubb to paint Snake River Country in this easy, step-by-step class that takes you from blank canvas to finished masterpiece in one sitting. All supplies provided. Visit loparks.org to view paintings. For ages 12+; 5:30-9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 28; Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave.; $48.
Registration information: Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at www.loparks.org. You may register by internet, mail or drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation-Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road, Lake Oswego 97034; by fax at 503-697-6579; by phone at 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.
Judy Nelson is a registrar with Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.