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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Chef Surja Tjahaja will demonstrate teppanyaki cooking at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Feb. 22. Sign up now for the class.

Teppanyaki is a popular Japanese cooking method that borrowed the concept from the Western culture of beef steak dining. 

Participate in the demonstration of teppanyaki grill cooking with expert chef Surja Tjahaja. Surja lived in Japan at the time teppanyaki was developed — about 50 years ago — and will offer the dish how it was originally prepared using brandy to cook a fine cut of beef. Enjoy this one-day class from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Cost is $50 for members, $75 for nonmembers. Call the center to register at 503-635-3758.

Call the center to register for other classes and make lunch reservations. Lunch is served Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and older; all others are $5.

The center’s fitness room is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Center membership and orientation are required to access equipment. Call the center for information.

AARP Tax Assistance Program provides trained volunteers to prepare simple federal and state tax returns free of charge via e-filing. Registration is required and space is limited. Call the center to make an appointment.

Friday, Feb. 21

Quilters in Stitches, the center’s quilting group, meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. working cooperatively on various quilting projects. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to join the group. Lunch is served by Marge and Friends volunteers; entrée is salmon with a creamy Dijon sauce. Join us at 1 p.m. for Woodman Chronicles hosted by Frank Woodman as he presents this week’s movie, “Gigi.”

Monday, Feb.24

The computer users group meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Contact Art Henderson at 503-777-8111 for more information. Lunch entrée is ham with an orange mustard sauce served by Newcomers Welcome Club volunteers.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Painting instructor Judy Stubb will present “Wet Paints! At Dawn’s Light” from 1 to 4:30 p.m., a step-by-step class on the Bob Ross “wet-on-wet” technique that allows you to go from blank canvas to finished masterpiece in one class. All supplies are provided. Cost is $48. Register by calling the center.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Lunch is served by City Slickers volunteers. Entrée is meatloaf. The knitting group meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced knitter, come and enjoy the fun. No registration required. Bring your own supplies. From 1 to 3 p.m. experienced pinochle players meet in the Willow Room. Call in advance to let us know you are coming so the group can coordinate play. American mahjong play occurs between 1 and 4 p.m.; no cost or preregistration required. This group is for experienced players call the center for more information. The family caregiver discussion group meets at 7 p.m. All are welcome, no registration is required.

Thursday, Feb. 27

The Creative Hands group meets from 9:30 to noon to work on handicraft projects that are given to various nonprofit charities in the community. Projects are made from donated materials. Newcomers always welcome. Those who enjoy word games are invited to join us for a game of Scrabble from 1 to 3 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. For more information, contact Ruth Hamilton at 503-675-7663.

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