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Have fall fun through LO Parks & Recreation

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Scarecrows, pumpkins and more fun are part of what is planned this fall at Luscher Farms Childrens Garden.

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation invites all to come to the Harvest Celebration at Luscher Farm and celebrate another successful season with our Farm Partners. We’ll have wagon rides, trick or treating in the milking parlor, plant sale, live music, petting zoo, kids’ activities and informational booths.

Wear your Halloween costume and pose with the scarecrows for fun family pictures. Walk, bike or park at C3 Church, located at 17979 SW Stafford Road, and take the shuttle to the farm.

All ages welcome. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18. Free, though donations to the farm are gladly accepted.

No carve pumpkin decorating — Make your pumpkin spooky or spiffy using fabrics, paints and natural materials. Gather items from the Children’s Garden for your project. Ages 7-plus, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 25, $10.

Get active with line dance — Have a foot stompin’, heel kickin’ yee-haw shoutin’ good time with Holli Wronski. Learn popular beginning line dances in a comfortable and friendly environment. Receive instruction, CD music and have fun dancing. Ages 14-plus, Fridays, Oct. 24 to Nov. 21, 6 to 7 p.m., $28

Get Cooking with Fermented Foods — Learn the secret to making sourdoughs, sauerkraut and kombucha. Fermented foods have health benefits for mind and body. A few of the health benefits are improved digestion, proper balance of bacteria in the gut, and digestive enzymes to adequately digest, absorb and utilize the nutrients in food. Ages 16-plus, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 25, $30.

Kids in the Kitchen — Handmade bagels and garden spreads — Hands-on fun in the kitchen. Learn important cooking skills while preparing a healthy meal using produce from the Children’s Garden. Allow creativity to mesh with culinary techniques for exciting results. Ages 6 to 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25, $30.

Get Interested — Introduction to Guitar II at the WEB — Already have the basics mastered and want to learn more guitar? This class dives further into guitar techniques and musical genres. Each week, learn a new style and how to play songs in that style. Ages 7 to 12, Mondays, Oct. 20 to Dec. 1, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., $101.

Choral Club — Have fun singing with RMC Studios in a choral group setting. Work on singing and blending your voice with others using classical styles and pop influence. Students sing as a group and have opportunities for solo work. Ages 8 to 16, Mondays, Oct. 20 to Dec. 1, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., $72.

Babysitter Training ­­— Topics include accident prevention, handling emergencies, first-aid, child development, positive supervision and the rights and responsibilities of a good babysitter. Ages 11 to 15, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 25, $102.

Registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks & Recreation classes and activities. 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, West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, LO, 97035; 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. For more information on classes visit loparks.org.

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