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Learn to tap dance and much more through LO Parks and Recreation


SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Tap dancing is a great way to explore dance and keep yourself in shape.

Get moving with tap dance classes for adults

Tap for Adults — Get your workout in while working on rhythm, technique. Tap dancing is a great way to explore dance and keep yourself healthy and active. Wear tap shoes and clothes you can comfortably move in. The details are: ages 18 and older, 7-8 p.m. Monday, May 16-June 27, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $47.

Adult Drop-In Sports — Did you know that Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation offers drop-in sports? From table tennis to volleyball, basketball to pickleball, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Plus, it only costs $2 to participate. For more information, visit www.lakeoswegosports.com and check out the open gym schedule. Also keep an eye out for the new 18 and older basketball drop-in coming this June.

Adult One-Night Tennis Clinics — Perfect if you can’t commit to a weekly class, want to meet new players, or add extra tennis to your week. This clinic is fast-paced, a great workout, and lots of fun. Open to levels 2.5 through 4.0 or higher depending on clinic day and time. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged; only 6 participants will be allowed in each clinic. Call the tennis center at 503-635-5550 to register. The details are: ages 18 and older, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m. March 29 through May 19, Indoor Tennis Center at 2900 Diane Drive, $20.

Get outdoors

SUP, kayak and canoe rentals — Alder Creek opens Memorial Day weekend with rentals at Tryon Cove and George Rogers Park. The details are: ages vary, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends May 28 through June 26; daily beginning July 2 through August 28. Visit aldercreek.com for more information.

Many stewardship opportunities in Lake Oswego parks, natural areas — Whether you enjoy planting native plants or pulling ivy, we need your help. Wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water. Look for directional signs to each site or for more information call Babs Hamachek, stewardship coordinator at 503-534-5697.

Springbrook Park — 9-11 a.m. May 14. Park at Uplands Elementary School, off Wembley Park Road. Contact Doug McKean at 503-888-7592 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Woodmont Park — 1-2:30 p.m. May 15. Park at intersection of Atwater and Knaus roads. Contact Heidi Schrimsher at 503-754-6640 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lily Bay Natural Area — 9-10:30 a.m. May 21. Park at top of Diamond Head Road. Contact Melissa Messner at 310-991-7795 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Get creative

Zentangle — Zentangle inspired drawing uses repetition and patterns to create works of art that explore balance, harmony and boost creativity, concentration and fine motor skills. This type of drawing is great for relaxation and fun. The details are: ages 18 and older, 1-3 p.m. May 20, Adult Community Center at 505 G. Ave., $32.

Get interested

Social Security Planning Workshop for Couples — The decisions spouses make when they are in their 60s will determine the amount of total Social Security income they will receive over their lifetime — including the lifetime of the spouse who lives the longest. This workshop will cover some little-known rules that can help married couples get more out of the Social Security system. The details are: ages 55 and older, 6-8 p.m. May 16, LOPR-Palisades, $15.

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, LO, 97034; or fax 503-697-6579; phone 503-675-2549.

Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.

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