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Surprise mom with a special Mother's Day hike at Ecola State Park


SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Take the whole family on a hike at Ecola State Park on Mothers Day. Transportation is provided for this special event.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. The Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation staff suggests mom would love to spend the day at the beach. Sign up for our special Mother’s Day hike and enjoy time outside while exploring the Oregon Coast and Ecola State Park.

This is near where the Lewis and Clark expedition reached the Pacific. You will have cliff-top views of the coastline, secluded coves and forested cliffs. The details are: ages 9 and older, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. May 8, LOPR-Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road, Lake Oswego. Transportation provided, $69.

Adult Slow-Pitch Softball — Time is running out to register for summer softball. This fun league is open to adults ages 18 and older and includes four divisions: Men’s Recreational, Men’s 35 and older, Coed Recreational and Coed Competitive. All divisions offer regular season games in addition to a post-season tournament. Registration closes Tuesday, May 10. Team registration format, individuals are not placed on teams. Managers must register first to create team. For more information, check out the softball pages on www.lakeoswegosports.com.

Get moving

Aqua-Fit — This water fitness class is designed for all fitness enthusiasts at any fitness level. A low-impact workout that comfortably tones and strengthens muscles while developing coordination. The accommodating resistance of water allows for movement and improvement at your own pace. The details are: ages 18 and older, 10-11:45 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays, May 3 through June 28 or May 5 through June 30, at The Springs at Carman Oaks on 3800 Carman Drive in Lake Oswego, $39.

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 and above 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 on 2900 Diane Drive in Lake Oswego, $20 per clinic.

Chair Tai Chi — This is a gentle, meditative mind-body exercise performed while seated in the comfort and safety of a chair. Based on the proven effective Tai Chi-Moving for Better Balance program this class combines traditional tai chi forms with simple, slow and rhythmical therapeutic movements to improve balance, strength and reduce the risk of falls. No previous experience necessary. The details are: ages 18 and older, 1-2 p.m. May 5 through June 30, Lake Oswego Adult Community Center (ACC) at 505 G. Ave., $82.

Gentle Chair Yoga — Focus on basic poses and sequences to promote ease in the body and increase mobility, flexibility and strength. Poses are done seated on a chair or the chair is used for support in standing poses. The details are: ages 18 and older, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 3 through June 28, ACC, $60.

Sit and Be Fit — Learn and practice exercises you can do while seated and standing with a chair. Have fun and receive positive reinforcement. Participants do not have to stand if unable. The details are: ages 18 and older, 10:10-11:10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, May 2 through June 24, ACC, $87.

Get interested

Mindfulness Meditation — Learn the way to health and happiness. Actively develop a healthy mind and body and remove stress with comfortable meditation postures. Good for all health conditions, pain management and open to all abilities. The details are: ages 16 and older, 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 5 through August 11, ACC, $84.

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; 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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