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Discover gourmet living at LOACC

New culinary skills class series to begin July 30


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Chef Stu Drexler will teach Gourmet Living, a new series of culinary classes, at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. The first class is a barbecue class, which will be held July 30.

A new series of classes focusing on culinary skills will be taught at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. The series is called “Gourmet Living” and is taught by chef Stu Drexler, who recently moved to the area from California. A personal chef and caterer, Drexler has taught culinary skills at senior centers in the West Los Angeles area through the Oasis Program.

Drexler will kick off the series July 30 with a demonstration class on creating a barbecue dinner. The menu includes grilled chicken, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, lemonade, coffee and tea. Cost is $20 for members and $35 for non-members. Reservations are required by noon July 29. The class begins at 6:30 p.m.

The second class will be held Aug. 1 focusing on chocolate. Cost is $17 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

Call the center at 503-635-3758 to register for the classes.

Friday, July 26

In Stitches, the center’s quilting group, will meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., downstairs in the Birch room, working cooperatively on various quilting projects. Walk-ins welcome.

The special interest group on investing meets at 10 a.m. in the Cedar room.

Join us for lunch served by Lake Oswego Fire Department and ETAL. The menu includes Caesar salad, Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli and carrots, onion rolls and chocolate coconut macaroons for dessert. Lunch is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and better; all others cost is $5. Call for reservations.

Monday, July 29

The Computer Users Group meets at 9:30 a.m. and hosts a question-and-answer session on questions raised by the audience. Bring your particular questions and their volunteer experts will try and come up with answers. The group is open to those who are interested in computing. For more information, visit lo-clc.org.

Lake Oswego Lions Club serves lunch at noon, which includes Greek yogurt with honey, salad nicoise (tuna, eggs, green beans, tomatoes, potatoes and lemon vinaigrette), rosemary rolls and palmiers for dessert. Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $4; $5 for those under 60. Call by 10:30 a.m. to make reservations.

Tuesday, July 30

The Happy Hikers group meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. in the east parking lot of the center to carpool and explore the trails of Tryon Creek State Park and other surrounding areas. The hikers usually walk for about an hour total.

The Lake Oswego Respite Program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Acorn room. The program costs $30 per participant each day and is held Tuesdays and Thursdays on an ongoing basis. Contact Berta Derman, human services supervisor, to register for the program.

Join chef Stu tonight for a mouthwatering demonstration and barbecue dinner. You will have a grill-side seat as he shares with you his tricks of the trade to create great tasting barbecue. This is too delicious of an event not to miss.

Wednesday, July 31

The Lake Oswego Economic and Capitol Development Department serves lunch at noon and includes spinach salad, tuna melt served on an English muffin, potato salad, orange wedges and Jell-O with fruit cocktail for dessert. Lunch is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and better; all others cost is $5. Call 503-635-3758 by 10:30 a.m. if you are coming.

The weekly supervised computer lab runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m. downstairs in the center’s computer learning center. No reservations required, just stop by.

Weekly current events with the Senior Studies Institute (SSI) meets at the adult community center (note location change) through the summer from 1 to 3 p.m.

The cost is an annual membership to SSI for $30; you may attend two sessions before you must join. Engage with others in discussions on various topics and current events.

From 1 to 3 p.m. experienced pinochle players meet in the Willow room. Call in advance to let us know you are coming so that play can be coordinated.

Play American mah jongg between 1 and 4 p.m in the Birch room at no cost. This group is for experienced players.

Thursday, Aug. 1

Creative Hands meets in the Dogwood room from 9:30 a.m. to noon to work on handicraft projects benefiting various charities in the community. Come and join us.

Join us for a game of Scrabble from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Willow room. Drop-ins welcome.

The Lake Oswego Respite Program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Acorn room.

The program costs $30 per participant each day, and is held Tuesdays and Thursdays on an ongoing basis. Contact Berta Derman, human services supervisor, to register for the program.




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