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Looking for an unusual way to celebrate Father's Day? Take your dad rafting on the North Santiam River.

Looking for an unusual way to celebrate Father's Day? Take your dad rafting on the North Santiam River.

This is one of the popular paddling locations in Oregon. Enjoy class II and III rapids, swim in deep pools and float past dense forests and small cliffs to make a day the whole family won't soon forget. Here are the details: for ages 6 and older, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. June 18, $69. Pick up is at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation-Palisades on 1500 Greentree Road.

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - A rafting trip down the North Santiam River could be just what your father would like to do on Father's Day.

Kids Dance

Mini-Ballerinas — An introduction to ballet class with Teacher Eve. Play breaks are incorporated in a fun learning environment. Here are the details: for ages 3-5, 9:30-10:15 a.m. June 10-July 15, LOPR-Palisades on 1500 Greentree Road, $51.

Youth Camps

Yoga for Kids Camp — Learn the fundamentals of yoga. Yoga Camp will promote physical, emotional and social development and leaves children with a calm, focused and balanced body and mind. Here are the details: for ages 5-11, 9-11:30 a.m. June 19-23, LOPR-Palisades on 1500 Greentree Road, $147.

Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO Materials — The force awakens in this course for young Jedi. Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics and eccentric motion. Build LEGO XWings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away. Child care is available from 4-6 p.m. and is available at $25 per week. Here are the details: for ages 8-12, 1-4 p.m. June 19-23, LOPR-Palisades on 1500 Greentree Road, $155.

Kids in the Kitchen at Luscher Farm

Handmade Garden Tacos, Tres Leches Cake — Hands-on fun in the kitchen for a creativity and culinary mash up. Learn important cooking skills while preparing a healthy meal using produce from the Children's Garden. Here are the details: for ages 6-15, noon-2 p.m. June 10, Luscher Farm on 125 Rosemont Road in West Linn, $30.

Adult Get Creative

Bob Ross Oil Painting — Join Judy Stubb to paint Stormy Seas, in this step-by-step class that takes you from blank canvas to finished masterpiece in one class. All supplies provided. Here are the details: for ages 12 and older, 1-4:30 p.m. June 20, Lake Oswego Adult Community Center at 505 G Ave., $48.

Adult Get Moving

Tai Chi for Health, Balance & Relaxation — This class teaches the yang style (long form) and two traditional chi kung exercises. Tai chi practice reduces stress and improves balance, this class is taught in a relaxed manner. Here are the details: for ages 18 and older, 7-8 p.m., Wednesdays, June 21-July 26, LOPR-Palisades on 1500 Greentree Road, $62.

Adult Dance Try-It-For-Free

Contemporary Dance for Adults Try-It-Out — For new students, stop by Palisades to try it for free and sign up to join the class that will begin the following week. The actual class is a beginning level class that covers the very basics of ballet, jazz and modern contemporary technique. Focus on storytelling through movement set to contemporary and modern music. Try-it class requires preregistration. Here are the details: for ages 18 and older, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, LOPR-Palisades on 1500 Greentree Road, free.

Tap for Adults Try-It-Out — For new students, stop by Palisades to try it for free and sign up to join class the following week. The actual class is a beginning level class that progresses through each term. Work on rhythm, technique and get your workout on. Great way to explore dance and keep yourself healthy and active. Try-it class requires preregistration. Here are the details: for ages 18 and older, 7-8 p.m. June 5, LOPR-Palisades on 1500 Greentree Road, free.

Judy Nelson is a registrar for Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.

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