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Sign up for the 2013 Lake Run now

The 2013 Lake Run and Family Fun Festival has arrived. Lake Oswego Junior Women’s Club and Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation are proud to present the 37th annual Lake Run to be held May 11.

The Lake Run benefits local charities supporting women and children. Bring your friends and family and enjoy food, entertainment, crafts, info booths, children’s activities and much more. For race information and registration, go to LOWomensclub.org/lakerun.

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Luscher Farm happenings

Luscher Farm Summer CSA. Enjoy the bounty of healthy, fresh vegetables straight from the farm. Consider becoming a shareholder in the community supported agriculture shares (CSA). CSA is a partnership between farmer and local customers who invest in each other. It is an innovative and resourceful strategy to connect local farmers with local consumers, develop a sense of community and connect urban citizens to our local roots. Members pay a fee at the beginning of the growing season to meet the farm’s operating expenses for the upcoming season. In return, they receive a portion of the farm’s produce throughout the growing season. This summer, CSA harvest starts in May and continues through the end of October. For more information, visit lakeoswegoparks.org.

Make a CSA Share Smoothie. Use your fresh produce to create a healthy drink that aids digestion and adds energy to your life. One green smoothie every day can help you lose weight and feel great. Recipes will be included with this class. For ages 18 and older, May 16, 6 to 7 p.m. $20.

Sign Up for summer programs

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation 2013 Summer Program registration is now open on the parks and recreation website. With more than 90 camps from which to choose you can plan your child’s activities for 11 weeks of summer fun. Camps for children 4 to 17 years of age range from special interests such as art, dance, acting, sports, outdoor and service. Weekly camps and daily camps are available, in addition, before and after camp care and inclusion services are offered. The full Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Summer Activities Guide is now available at ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec.

Adventure for Adults

Rafting. Join Adventures Without Limits for one of the best times of the year for rafting. As the mountain snow slowly starts to melt and the spring rain keeps water levels fun, adventure seekers will head to the Sandy, Santiam or Nehalem River for some pure adventure. If you think it’s too cold out this time of year, AWL will equip you with all the warm gear you will need for the day. For ages 9 and older, May 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $68.

Basic Skill Kayak. Get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. This class will establish the foundation that all paddlers need. In the classroom discuss paddling safely, local destinations and equipment. On the water be introduced to basic paddle strokes needed to efficiently move a kayak through water. Choose optional pricing depending on age. For ages 10 and older, May 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages 10 to 15. $40 (ages 16 and older, $65).

Teens

ASAP Friday Night-Sky High. Are you ready to bounce off the walls with your friends? Join other teens at Sky High and jump on giant trampolines. Once a month the Teen Lounge offers a full night of fun. Meet at the McKenzie Lounge at the West End Building and then head out for the evening with the lounge staff and friends. Dinner will be provided and space is limited, so register early. If you would like to receive monthly newsletters and field trip reminders, email teenprograms@ci.oswego.or.us. For ages 11 to 17, May 17, 5 to 9 p.m. $28.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all parks and recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Guide available at the West End Building, also online at lakeoswegoparks.org. You may register by Internet, mail (at Lake Oswego Parks & 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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