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Parks and Rec has gift ideas for all on your list

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego Parks and Rec has fun holiday events planned. Classes also make great gifts for those on your list.

Trying to think of something new and different to give to your loved ones this year? Give the gift of recreation. Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation offers gift cards for a wide variety of classes for all ages. Plenty of activities are offered each season for families to explore. Tryout various dance classes, art classes, sport camps, golf, tennis and much more. Visit the Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., and the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, to sign-up for some fitness and dance classes for the New Year. This will surely be the best gift yet.

Sign-up for some holiday fun; there are several holiday classes offered to keep you busy. Visit lakeoswegoparks.org for the complete schedule.

Parks and Recreation offers a limited number of partial scholarships for city and school district residents needing financial assistance to pay class tuition. Resident applicants may receive up to 50 percent of the cost of a program, up to a maximum of $50 per class, a maximum of $160 per person per fiscal year and a maximum of $300 per fiscal year per family. For more details on the scholarship program, or to donate to the fund, visit the website, lakeoswegoparks.org. The scholarship program is dependent upon donations from groups and individuals and a limited amount of funding is available. Many thanks to the generous online donations of class participants and to our major sponsors, the Lake Oswego Women’s Club and LO Mom’s Club.

ASAP Friday Night Field Trip-Sky High Dec. 20. Once a month, the teen lounge offers a full night of fun. Meet at the McKenzie Lounge in the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, then head out for the evening. Dec. 20 join the fun on wall to wall trampolines. Dinner is provided and space is limited, so register early. Ages 11 to 17, 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 20, $30.

DIY Unfinished Knitting Projects Workshop. Know how to knit but need a refresher course? Bring a knitting project and join Janet Boulis for some individual instruction and help finishing your project in a snap. Cable stitches, purling, binding off, and other difficult or confusing knitting techniques can be conquered in this workshop.

Ages 10 and older, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15, $18.

Bob Ross Oil Painting-Red Sunset. This step-by-step class takes beginners to seasoned painters from blank canvases to finished masterpieces in one class. All supplies are provided. Physically challenged students are welcome. Ages 12 and older, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16, $48.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks and Recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the Parks and Recreation Guide available at the West End Building, also online at lakeoswegoparks.org. You can register by Internet, mail (at Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation, West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego 97035), drop off materials during business hours at the WEB, fax to 503-697-6579 or phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. For more information on classes, visit lakeoswegoparks.org.

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