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Farm fresh produce available through CSA


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - You still have time to sign up for Luscher Farms Community Supported Agriculture. Whole and half shares are available.

Enjoy the bounty of healthy, fresh vegetables straight from the farm. Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation has teamed up with a local farmer to provide citizens with an opportunity to reconnect with the land and receive healthy, sustainably grown vegetables.

Community Supported Agriculture is a partnership between a farmer and local consumers who invest in each other. Shareholders pay a fee at the beginning of the growing season to meet the farm’s expenses for the upcoming season.

In return, they receive a portion of the farm’s produce throughout the growing season. Members come to Luscher Farm on every Thursday evening to pick up their shares of produce. At each pick up you receive at least eight to 10 different vegetables and herbs.

Whole share fee is $980; half share fee is $545. For more information call 503-675-2549 or visit lakeoswegopark.org.

Basic Kayak Skills. This class establishes the foundation that all paddlers need through class and on the water. 9 to 11 a.m. May 17; ages 10 to 15 $40, ages 16 and over $65.

Rafting with Adventures without Limits. Head to the Sandy, Santiam or Nehalem rivers, depending on river levels. All sections contain class II and III rapids making for a fun day. If you think it is too cold this time of year, AWL will have all the equipment to ensure a warm day. Ages 9+, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17, $75.

Bob Ross Oil Painting-Island Paradise. All you need is the desire to make beautiful things happen on canvas. With the fantastic Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique, masterpieces that you never dreamed possible will flow from your brush. This easy step by step class takes beginners to seasoned painters from blank canvas to a finished masterpiece in one class. All supplies are provided. Ages 12 and older, 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 19, $48.

Babysitter Training. Be the most desirable babysitter on the block. Topics include accident prevention, handling emergencies, first aid, child development, positive supervision and the rights and responsibilities of a “good” babysitter. Ages 11 to 15, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. May 23, $102.

ASAP Friday Night Field Trip-Sky High. Come jump around on wall-to-wall trampolines. Meet at the McKenzie Lounge in the West End Building, then head out for an evening of fun. Dinner is provided and space is limited, so register early. If you would like to receive monthly newsletters and field trip reminders, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ages 11 to 17, 5 to 9 p.m. May 23, $28.

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 can 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 lakeoswegoparks.org.