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Golf, garden fun planned on the south side of town


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Come to the Open House at Luscher Farm and tour the Childrens Garden, community garden and other special gardens.

Join the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation crew on the south side of town on Saturday. The Lake Oswego Mayor’s Golf Scramble starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course. Next, come on out to Luscher Farm for the third annual Open House and join gardeners and farmers from 47th Avenue Farm, Friends of Rogerson Clematis Collection, the Children’s Garden and the community garden for a fun-filled day including a plant sale, demonstrations, tours, tasting and activities for all ages. End your day at the Rosemont Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Kent Studebaker at 3 p.m.

Here are some of the upcoming classes being offered by the parks and recreation department:

Get Moving.

Belly Dance Basics. Learn basic belly dance torso movement, steps and rhythms. This is a fun workout appropriate for all ages and body types. Sessions are six weeks. Ages 12 and older, Sept. 16 to Oct. 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., $44.

Belly Dance Beyond the Basics. Improve and refine basic techniques while adding challenging new movements and combinations. Recommended three sessions at beginning level prior to enrolling. Sessions are six weeks. Ages 12 and older, Sept. 16 to Oct. 21, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., $44.

Tap Dance for Adults. All abilities are welcome for this beginning class session that covers all the fun and fundamentals of tap technique. Students learn coordination, rhythmic variations and performance skills through a series of tap combinations with instructor and choreographer Sara Martins. Ages 16 and older, Tuesday and Friday, Sept. 17 to Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $111.

Meditation for Health and Happiness. Actively develop a healthy mind and body and remove stress with comfortable meditation postures. Good for all health conditions, pain management, and open to all abilities. Ages 16 and older, Thursdays, Sept. 19 to Nov. 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m., $56.

Cooking for Kids and Teens!

Kids in the Kitchen — Sweet Corn Chowder and Baked Apples. Hands-on fun in the kitchen. Learn important cooking skills while preparing a healthy meal using produce from the Children’s Garden. Allow creativity to mesh with culinary techniques for exciting results. Ages 6 to 15, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $27.

Cooking for Teens — Bubble Tea and Sushi. Take the fear, mystery and unknown out of cooking. Join us in the farmhouse kitchen and discover how to make your favorite meals. Learn kitchen safety, proper food handling, cooking, and baking techniques. Ages 13 to 18, Sept. 21, 2 to 4 p.m., $27.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks & Recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Guide 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. For more information on classes please visit our website: www.lakeoswegoparks.org.