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Want to learn some secrets about cake decorating?

Join Luscher Farm for a fantastic summer. Learn the art of cake decorating; after all it is the season for weddings. Learn secret techniques for cake decorating from pastry chef Laura Content and bake small, delicious cakes and decorate them with special tools, fresh flowers and berries.

Little ones, don't forget to sign up for Nature on the Farm mini-camp. Children discover ways to explore nature through play and mindful activities. Each morning begins with yoga and singing, followed by nature-based activities, healthy garden snacks and traditional games played in the field. Luscher Farm will be sure to keep you busy this summer. For class information, visit lakeoswegoparks.org.

Summer camps

Kids and Teens Yakatak Camp - This five-day course provides instruction in safety, paddle strokes, bracing, rescues, rolling and hydrology. Days one to three take place on flat water. Days four and five are conducted at a suitable river location. The exuberance and natural learning ability of children never fails to keep the instructors' creative juices flowing. Ages 10 to 14, Monday through Friday, July 16 to July 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $325.

LO Explores - It's OK, I am with the band. You have a backstage pass this week with activities that include band practice, instrument-making and more. Spend part of Friday as a guest audience member to a special performance by Sing & Dance Broadway Camp, then it's off to rollerskating at Oaks Park in the afternoon. Ages 6 to 12, Monday through Friday, July 16 to July 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $210.

Belly dance with Maia Evart ­- Enjoy learning basic belly dance body isolations, steps and rhythms. This energizing workout is appropriate for all ages and body types. Ages 12 and older, Mondays, July 16 to Aug. 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. $46.

Calling all artists

Draw like a master - Improve drawing skills by using elements of design and building off of untapped skills.

Draw animals, cartoons, people and landscapes while learning to use tools like charcoal, pastels and watercolor.

Enjoy developing skills and picking up some new techniques while creating a true masterpiece. Drawing supplies are included and children are welcome to bring a snack or drink. Ages 5 to 12, Saturdays, July 21 to Aug. 18, 10 to 11 a.m. $47.

Nature's little artist club

Take elements from the great outdoors and create artwork that only nature can inspire. Use drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking to turn discoveries of nature into amazing art. Look at examples of work from other nature artists and practice expressing yourself with a variety of different mediums.

Be sure to bring a coat or sweatshirt because there will be days that we will go outside. Snacks and drinks are always welcome and be sure to dress in clothing you don't mind getting a little messy.

Ages 5 to 12, Saturdays, July 21 to Aug. 18, 11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m. $50.

Explore the outdoors

Basic stand-up paddle lesson - On dry land learn paddling safety, basic equipment and proper board carrying. On the water, learn basic paddle strokes needed to efficiently move a stand-up board on flat water. This is a fun, family-friendly sport that is a great full body workout. A person completing this class is qualified to rent stand-up boards from Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe. Ages 10 and older, Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $50 (ages 10 to 15 $30).

Sailing excursion on the Willamette ­- Don your captain's hat and slip on your boat shoes, matey, because this experience has you ducking the spray on a private sailing tour. Set sail on a 60-minute tour off Roehr Park dock. Embark on a journey of gorgeous scenery, river wildlife and beautiful views. Join the captain and your new shipmates for a special summer sail. Anchors aweigh!

All ages, Sunday, July 15, noon to 1 p.m. $35.

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 lakeoswegoparks.org. 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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