by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Luscher Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has winter shares available. Contact Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation to learn more.

Do you want to enjoy the bounty of fresh vegetables straight from the farm or like to garden but just don’t have the time? Then consider becoming a shareholder in the Luscher Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).

A CSA is a partnership between a farmer and local consumers who invest in each other. Members pay a fee at the beginning of the growing season to meet the farm’s operating expenses for the upcoming season. In return, they receive a portion of the farm’s produce throughout the growing season.

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with Laura Masterson, owner of 47th Avenue Farms. Members come to Luscher Farm on Thursday evenings to pick up their shares of produce. At each pickup you receive at least eight to 10 different vegetables and herbs.

Winter share sales begin Sept. 12. Pickup is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. every other Thursday beginning Nov. 7 and continuing through April 17. Cost is $446 for a half share; $1,116 for a whole share. For details on this and all offerings, visit

Get creative

Watercolor Quick Start and Refresher Workshop. Discover composition, color, value, brush strokes, sponging, masking, spattering, scraping, along with washes and glazing. Take home watercolor paintings from your day spent in this workshop. A $12 materials fee is due to instructor at workshop. Ages 18 and older, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $51.

Mixed Media for Kids. This class uses a variety of media: watercolor, acrylics, charcoal, pastel, collage and ordinary objects that can be transformed into creative works of art. For ages 6 to 12, Sept. 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m., $48.

Music at the WEB

Intro to Guitar. This course is designed to teach all ages the basic fundamentals and techniques needed to play guitar in any musical style. Sept. 9 to Oct. 14; ages 5 and 6 meet 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.; ages 7 to 12 meet 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $101.

Piano at the WEB. Beginning and continuing students welcome. Students work at a level comfortable for themselves. See the website for all piano classes.

Get moving

Yoga at the WEB. Beginning and continuing students welcome. Modifications are suggested for those who need a little more or less. See the website for all yoga classes.

Beginning Line Dancing. Instructor Holli Wronski teaches a new dance every week in a comfortable and friendly environment. Dances progress from beginner to intermediate over the course of the session. Receive instruction, CD music and have fun dancing. For ages 14 and older, Sept. 13 to Oct. 11, 6 to 7 p.m. Cost $28.

Kayaking — Salmon River Estuary. Located on the Oregon coast this is one of two major Oregon estuaries designated as natural. This great paddle trip lets participants view open ocean and wetland environments. For ages 9 and older, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost $69.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all parks and recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Guide 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. For more information on classes visit

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