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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sign up for the Gardening and Fiber Art Camp to be held Aug. 11 through 15 at Luscher Farm.

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is changing to a new online registration system effective with fall registration (activities that start Sept. 1 through Dec. 31), which begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at loparks.org.

As a result of this change, online registration for summer activities that begin Aug. 11 through 31 is not available after Aug. 7. Registration after Aug. 7 for these activities is available only by calling 503-534-5420. To encourage you to register before Aug. 7 for selected summer activities that start August 11 through 31, we are offering a price reduction of $5. Register early for these selected summer activities at lakeoswegoparks.org.

Foster Your Creativity

Gardening and Fiber Arts Camp. Play with fiber arts each day, delving into felting, weaving and dyeing. Help maintain the Children’s Garden, harvest a healthy snack and gather items from the farm to use in projects. Ages 7 to 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 to 15, $215.

Gesso Studio World Traveler Camp. Create amazing art while using beautiful destinations as inspiration. Explore with exotic materials and techniques in sculpture, sketching, printmaking, acrylic, pastels, charcoal, mosaic, sand art and more. Ages 4 to 12, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 12 to 15, $150.

Bob Ross Oil Painting - Magnolia Blossoms. With Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique®, masterpieces that you never dreamed possible will flow from your brush. Easy step by step class takes beginners to seasoned painters from blank canvas to finished masterpiece in one class. All supplies provided. Ages 18 or older, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 12, $50.

Try a new outdoor activity

Bachelor Island Kayaking Tour. Experience a variety of conditions on the Columbia River in which we practice our paddling skill. Ages 10 or older, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10, $45 or $75, depending on age.

Basic Stand-Up Paddle Lesson. On dry land learn paddling safely, basic equipment and proper board carrying.

On the water, learn the basic paddle strokes needed to efficiently move a stand-up board on flat water. Ages 10 or older, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 10, $30 or $50, depending on age.

Skate Park Membership/Season Pass. The short season pass is on sale Aug. 15 and lasts until Oct. 6 when the Skate Park closes for the season. The Skate Park is staffed and supervised by Parks and Recreation employees during open hours, noon to 7 p.m. Come out to learn new tricks and improve your skills. $15.

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.