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Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is organizing high school city basketball leagues. Get a team together to play.

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Don't miss out on the fun of playing on a city basketball league. Teams must have at least eight players and a manager to sign up.

Calling all high school basketball enthusiasts — it's time to sign up for another great season of recreational basketball.

Leagues for high school boys and girls are forming. Girls teams are for grades 9 through 12; boys teams will be split into freshmen/sophomore and junior/senior divisions. Managers must create the team with a minimum of eight players before players can register online at loparks.org, by calling 503-675-2549 or in person at Palisades. Registration fee includes team T-shirt. Registration deadline is Nov. 2. Questions? Call the Parks and Recreation office at 503-675-2549.

Last Farmers' Market

is this Saturday

The season's final Farmers Market takes place Oct. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 Evergreen Road in Lake Oswego. Stock up on your favorite items, including squash, apples, pears, soups, pumpkins and more. Featured musicians are Margie Gibson with Dick Saunders and Pat O'Neil, playing from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For additional information visit www.lakeoswego.city/farmersmarket.

Stewardship Opportunity: Need to log some community service hours, or just want to contribute to the community? Your help is needed on these projects:

Free the Trees in Iron Mountain Park: Join Friends of Iron Mountain Park and tackle the ivy that smothers native species from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 15. The graveled trail head is off of Twin Fir Rd. and Brookside Rd. behind Oswego Hunt Club. Contact Mike Buck, 503-914-8607 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Planting Party at River Run Park: Help Friends of Trees and the City of Lake Oswego to plant native species and restore important habitats near the Tualatin River from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at River Run Park, 19700 River Run Drive. See the Friends of the Trees website http://www.friendsoftrees.org for more details. Contact Jenny or Pablo with Friends of Trees, 503-595-0213.

Kids Dance

Tiny Boppers: Dancers sing and move to the music to develop coordination, rhythm, strength and self-confidence. Parents required to participate. This class includes free admission to Indoor Playground after class. For ages 1-3, 9-9:30 a.m., Saturdays, Oct. 28-Dec. 16, LOPR-Palisades, $31.

Music Classes

Guitar Private Lessons: For beginners, intermediate or expert levels. Work on rhythm, guitar basics, reading music and learning popular songs. Lessons are 30 minutes of one-on-one instruction. Register online for your desired lesson and an RMC representative will contact you to confirm time slot. For ages 5-17, 4-7 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 23-Dec. 4, LOPR-Palisades, $216.

Classical Strings Private Lessons: For beginners, intermediate or expert levels. Learn upright bass, cello, violin or viola. Lessons are 30 minutes of one-on-one instruction. Register online for your desired lesson and an RMC representative will contact you to confirm time

slot. Students need their

own instrument. For ages 5-17, 4-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct.

25-Dec. 6, LOPR-Palisades, $216.

Voice Private Lessons: For beginners, intermediate or expert levels. Work on rhythm, vocal techniques, reading music and learning popular songs. Lessons are 30 minutes of one-on-one instruction. Register online for your desired lesson and an RMC representative will contact you to confirm time slot. For ages 5-17, 4-7 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 26-Dec. 7, LOPR-Palisades, $216.

Registration Information: Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at www.loparks.org. You may register by internet, mail, drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation-Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road, Lake Oswego 97034; or fax 503-697-6579; phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are available for Lake Oswego residents.

Judy Nelson is a registrar with Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.

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