Help with Lake Oswego special events
Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation needs members for its Special Events volunteer team.
As a means of recruiting volunteers we will hold an orientation and sign-up meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 26 at the new Maintenance Center, located at 17601 Pilkington Road. Make new friends and get in on the action of putting on community events.
Preschool Nature Walk — Hug a Tree takes place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, April 13 at Springbrook Park, entrance at Uplands Elementary School, 2055 Wembley Park Road. Join us to walk the trail looking for examples of trees helping animals and plants, and find your special tree to thank with a great big hug.
Kids Get Active
Introduction to Fencing — Learn the basic tactical and technical skills of the Olympic sport of sabre fencing. This sport offers challenges to quick thinking, coordination, strength and stamina. Safety is emphasized. Equipment is provided. For ages 7-12, 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesdays, April 11-May 23, LOPR-Palisades, $100.
Little Hulas — A fun and basic introduction to hula dance that focuses on rhythm and movement, props provided. For ages 3-5, 4:15-5 p.m., Friday, April 13-May 18, LOPR-Palisades, $53.
Tiny Boppers — Dancers sing and move along to music to work on motor coordination, rhythm, strength and self-confidence. Parents encouraged to observe or participate. For ages 1-3, 9-9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14-May 19, LOPR-Palisades, $33.
First Steps in Music — Parents and kiddos experience music together. Learn to use instruments, sing and dance. For ages 1-3, 10-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 11-May 16, LOPR-Palisades, $60
Nourish Your Gut — This two-day workshop teaches you how to achieve and maintain a healthy gut. Discover what foods nourish your microbiome and what foods compromise the health of your digestive tract. For ages 18+, 10 a.m.- noon Saturday April 7 and 14, Adult Community Center, $26.
Kayaking Scappoose Bay — Join Adventures without Limits on a kayaking adventure in Scappoose Bay. Paddle through a flooded forest, and see herons, beavers, osprey and fish. Perfect for beginner and intermediate paddlers. For ages 6+, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 8, LOPR-Palisades, $71.
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-Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road, Lake Oswego 97034; 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 and Recreation.