by: SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Nia instructor Carol Kaplan leads a class through the movements. Nia is said to lead to health, wellness and fitness.

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation offers Nia, a sensory-based movement that leads to health, wellness and fitness. In this class students learn to move more naturally and to get fit without pain.

Classes are offered Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday for ages 14 and over. New sessions begin Nov. 5. For more information on classes, option and pricing visit

Stress Reduction. Through a combination of gentle movement, tension-releasing exercises and relaxation, you can release long-held tension. Taught by Ryan Crosby MSW, RYT. For ages 18 and older, Mondays, Nov. 4 to 25 (no class Nov. 11), 7 to 8 p.m., $51.

Knitting for Beginners. Learn the skills required to complete a basic scarf project. Learn to read yarn labels, understanding gauge, casting on, knit, purl and various stitch patterns and how to bind off. For ages 10 and older, Sundays, Nov. 3 to 24, 1 to 3 p.m., $39.

Watercolor Texture Workshop. Learn how to scrape, salt, plastic wrap, mask along with new and unusual texturing techniques. This workshop includes demonstrations, personal instruction and time to paint. For ages 18 and older, Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $44.

Tiny Boppers. An independent dance and movement experience that helps children develop with confidence. Dancers move to music that works on motor coordination, rhythm and strength. A wonderful foundation for all dance forms, sports and other physical activities. For ages 3 to 6, Wednesdays, Nov. 6 to Dec. 11, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., $45.

Tiny Boppers 2. A continuation class for students that have taken Tiny Boppers or have some experience with dance classes. Children learn to move and develop early creative expression using proper technique that is developmentally age-appropriate and specific. For ages 3 to 6, Wednesdays, Nov. 6 to Dec. 11, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $45.

Mini Ballerinas. An introductory dance class with the goal of fostering the love of movement in each participant. Young dancers improve flexibility, coordination and musicality plus build self-confidence in a fun and creative environment. For ages 3 to 6, Thursdays, Nov. 7 to Dec. 19, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., $60.

Modern Kids Dance. Have fun and learn the basics of ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance styles as you learn different movement combinations. For ages 8 to 12, Nov. 7 to Dec.19, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., $60.

Luscher Farm Winter CSA

Now is your chance to become a shareholder in the Luscher Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), a partnership between farmer and consumers. Members pay a fee at the beginning of the growing season to meet the farm’s operating expenses. In return, they receive a portion of the farm’s produce throughout the growing season. Pickups are planned every other week beginning Thursday, Nov. 7. For prices visit

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 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 our website:

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