LO Parks and Recreation activities

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Go snowshoeing on Mt. Hood Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation. Winter and spring registration is here and the winter-spring catalog will arrive in homes Dec. 8. Take a look at all the exciting classes Parks & Recreation has to offer!

Registration for winter and spring classes begins Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. Lake Oswego residents receive priority placement until Dec.14. Residents will know immediately upon registering whether or not they are in a class or on a wait list — some classes, like golf, do not offer wait lists.

Non-resident registrations are accepted, but held on separate wait lists until Dec. 14 when the wait lists are processed on a first registered basis. Notification of final class/wait list status is mailed to non-residents Dec. 14 after non-resident wait lists have been processed. Registration is open to all on a first-come, first-served basis.

Santa Photos — Join the Youth Action Council for some Santa photo fun at the Lake Owego Holiday Market. Enjoy the charm of a traditional European market as you shop for holiday treasures. The market features holiday treats, crafts, entertainment, ornaments, greenery and gifts galore.

Come shop for local goods and get your photo with Santa. Children, adults and pets are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Youth Action Council and its efforts in providing safe and fun activities for local teens. Join us at the West End Building for your Santa photo Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday Country Dance — Join Holli Wronski and the Youth Action Council for a good old-fashioned holiday country dance at the West End Building. Put on your holiday finery and start with a lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. Let your groove loose and enjoy some holiday cheer country style.

There will be refreshments for sale and all proceeds from the dance will benefit the Youth Action Council of Lake Oswego. Dance the night away Dec. 7, 7 to 11 p.m. Age 14 and older, $5, $7 at the door.

Snowshoe on Mt. Hood — Come join us this winter and learn the basics of snowshoeing or continue working on this winter skill. We spend the day on Mt. Hood's snow-covered trail. This is a beginner's snowshoe trip and is two to three miles in length, depending on individual abilities. Bring a lunch and we provide a hot drink. Age 9 and older, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $68.

Holiday Gift Workshop — Make and wrap four special holiday gifts for family and friends with help from our Youth Action Council volunteers. After finishing crafts, you're invited to experience some fantastic entertainment. Age 6 to 12, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to noon. $27.

Gingerbread House Workshop — Come to Luscher Farm for an old-fashioned gingerbread house-making workshop with chef Laura Content. Learn how to bake gingerbread, decorate a gingerbread house and take home some dough to bake. When you’re done, make holiday cards to share with family and friends. Age 6 to 13, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $40.

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Christmas Candle — Enjoy this easy step-by-step class that takes beginners and seasoned painters from blank canvas to finished masterpiece in one class. All supplies are provided. Students may bring snacks and a beverage. Physically challenged students welcome. Age 12 and older, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $50.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks & Recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the “Discover Active Living” catalog, available at the West End Building, also online at You may register by Internet, mail (at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego, 97035), drop off materials during business hours at the WEB, fax to 503-697-6579 or phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are available for Lake Oswego residents; call 503-635-0282.

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