Have some 'Once upon a time' fun
Kindercamp: Once Upon A Time: Join our half-day camp staffed by the professionals from Vermont Hills Family Life Center. Children sing songs, play games, listen to stories and create arts and crafts in an outdoor setting. Make catapults, build castles and go on a quest to find the dragons egg. George Rogers Park. Bring a backpack with lunch and drink daily. Sandals with back straps only. Ages 4 to 6; Monday-Friday, 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., July 6-10; $90.
Self-Portraiture Through Writing: Look at yourself through the lens of a writer. Write about the experiences that have defined you, the lessons that have made you, the successes that have molded you and the failures that have sculpted you. Journal your life through weekly guided writing exercises and prompts. Find the healing power in words and the beauty in the pictures you have created. Adult Community Center. Ages 18 and older; Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m., July 8-Aug. 12; $27.
Potato Print Patterns: Create your own patterned wrapping paper using this common kitchen staple. Adult Community Center. Ages 18 amd older; Friday, 1-3 p.m., July 10; $24.
Young Masters: Learn to use a variety of techniques, including drawing, painting, printing, stamping, sculpture and collage, to create works of art. Dress to get messy. On the last day of class, present an art show to friends and parents. Ages 6-10; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., July 11-Aug. 8; $46.
NEW Gentle Yoga in the Park (free Try-It-Out Classes): Here is your chance to try this exciting new yoga class at West Waluga Park for free. Focus on basic poses and sequences to promote ease in the body and increase mobility, flexibility and strength. Bring a mat. Ages 18 and older. Two sessions offered: 10:30-11:30 a.m. and noon-1 p.m., both on June 6.
NEW Boomers Strength Training in the Park (free Try-It-Out Class): Here is your chance to try this new class in the park for free. Experience low-impact training at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreations newest Fit Spot: West Waluga Park. Strengthen muscles around joints, increase muscle strength and improve muscle coordination and balance. Class includes a stretch-and-relaxation segment. Bring a floor mat. Ages 18 and older; 5-6 p.m., July 8.
Maintaining the Summer Garden: Deadheading and pruning are techniques you can use to restore a languishing summer garden to renew beauty. Learn what to do and when. Dress for the weather, bring hand pruners to Luscher Farm and meet in the FRCC greenhouse. All ages; 6:30 p.m., July 8; $20.
Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks & Recreation classes and activities. Class information is online at www.loparks.org. You may register by Internet, mail, drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, LO, 97035; phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents. For more information on classes, visit loparks.org.