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YAC making cozy blankets for kids

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Members of Lake Oswegos Youth Action Committee are making fleece blankets for Childrens Center, which serves children suspected to be victims of child abuse and neglect. You can donation fleece fabric to the campaign through Dec. 2.

Help make a difference in a child’s life. Youth Action Council (YAC) is collecting fleece fabric to make and decorate blankets for the Children’s Center, a child abuse intervention center for children suspected to be victims of abuse or neglect.

YAC provides one-of-a-kind blankets that each child can keep. To achieve this, YAC needs fleece. Donations can be fleece or completed blankets (unused only please). The fabric is available at any fabric store. Donations can be brought to Lake Oswego Parks & Rec offices at Palisades on 1500 Greentree Road; the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave.; City Hall, 380 A Ave.; the Lake Oswego Library, 706 Fourth St.; Lake Oswego High School, 2501 Country Club Road; or Lakeridge High School, 1235 Overlook Drive.

Deadline is Dec. 2, and all donations are tax deductible.

Kids get creative!

Origami Workshop — Use this unique Japanese art form to create gifts, ornaments and more. Origami can enhance creativity and mindfulness. Here are the details: ages 7-12, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 10, LOPR-Palisades on 1500 Greentree Road, $23.

Make Chihuly-inspired Sculptures — Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Dale Chihuly is a world-renowned glass artist. In this workshop, participants will create sculptures using plastic that emulates Chihuly’s celebrated art. Here are the details: ages 7-12, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 3, LOPR-Palisades on 1500 Greentree Road, $31.

Adults get creative!

Stay Within the Wines — Color and relax with a glass of wine. We provide coloring pens, coloring sheet and one glass of wine per person. An additional glass of wine can be purchased for $4. Snacks are provided. Here are the details: ages 21 and older, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 1, Adult Community Center on 505 G Ave., $18.

Arts & Crafts Lab — Explore different artists, techniques or crafts in this workshop held the first Wednesday of every month. Use colored pencils, pens, watercolors, acrylics and a variety of materials to try out your artistic talent. All materials provided. Here are the details: ages 18 and older, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7, Adult Community Center on 505 G Ave., $32.

Teen Scene

Friday Night at the Teen Lounge — Sink basketball shots in a friendly game of HORSE, competing against staff members to win prizes, plus other games.

Friday Night Events are free and open to all teens, registration is not required. Here are the details: ages 11-17, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2, LOPR-Palisades on 1500 Greentree Road, free.

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; phone 503-675-2549; or fax 503-697-6579. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.

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