LO Parks and Recreation activities

Join Adventures Without Limits this fall. Get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful colors of fall and experience Mt. St. Helens — one of the world’s largest lava tubes — on a unique caving experience. This trip will take place at the Ape Cave at Mt. St. Helens National Monument.

Depending on the group, we will either hike the lower or upper sections of the cave. The easier lower trail is about 3/4 miles in one direction with a return via the same route. The upper trail is 1.5 miles in length and requires more spelunking skills. At the end of the upper cave we will exit the cave outside and hike back along the top of the caves. Adventures Without Limits will provide helmets and headlamps. Age 9 and older, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $68.

This love-your-body workout is a fitness and lifestyle practice combining martial arts, dance and healing arts. Students will experience gracefulness, powerful movement and fun, and through movement they will find health. Age 16 and older, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 30 to Dec. 27, 9:15 to 10:25 a.m. $135.

Tap Dancing For Adults
All abilities are welcome for these introductory and beginning class sessions that cover all the fun and fundamentals of tap technique. Students learn coordination, rhythmic variations and performance skills through a series of tap combinations with instructor and choreographer Sara Martins. Age 16 and older, Tuesdays and Fridays, Oct. 30 to Dec. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $92.

Got Art? Bob Ross Oil Painting: Winter Seascape
This easy step-by-step class takes beginners to seasoned painters from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece in one class. All supplies provided. Students may bring a snack or beverage. Physically challenged students are welcome. Age 12 and older, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $50.

After-School Art
Do you have a passion for art? Learn new techniques, try some new materials and meet other children who enjoy art. Acquire new skills in a variety of mediums to ignite imagination, strengthen thinking skills and develop as an artist. Beginners are welcome. Oct. 30 to Dec. 4, age 5 to 8, 4 to 5 p.m. and age 9 to 15, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. $45.

It’s All About the Kids: Tiny Boppers
This independent dance and movement experience will help children develop into confident dancers. Children will move to music that works on motor coordination, rhythm and strength. This class provides a foundation for all dance forms, sports and other physical activities. Age 3 to 6, Nov. 7 to Dec. 12, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. $46.

Mini Ballerinas
This introductory dance class will foster the love of movement in each participant. Young dancers will improve flexibility, coordination and musicality plus build self-confidence in a fun and creative environment. Age 3 to 8, Nov. 7 to Dec. 12, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $46.

Introduction to Fencing: On Guard! — Learn the basic tactical and technical skills of the Olympic sport of Sabre fencing. This dynamic sport offers challenges to quick thinking, coordination, strength and stamina. Safety is always emphasized. All equipment is provided. Age 6 to 12, Nov. 7 to Dec. 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m. $109.

Modern Kids Dance
Try all kinds of dance! Have fun and learn the basics of ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance styles. Learn different movement combinations with instructor and choreographer Michele Ainza. Age 8 to 12, Nov. 8 to Dec. 20, 4 to 5 p.m. $52.

Piano is offered for youth at the WEB. Experience group piano lessons include beginning rhythm, improve ear training and note reading. These classes are taught in a group format. Private lessons are also offered at the WEB. A home practice instrument is recommended. Fee includes course materials. For more information, visit

All About the Adults: Strengthen and Stretch
Stretching is so important for the human body. Learn to use resistance bands and stability balls for strength training. Use yoga poses for stretching. This is a fun and energetic workout and suitable for all abilities. Age 18 and older, Nov. 5 to Dec. 17, noon to 1 p.m. $52.

Yoga for Back Pain
Keep your back healthy, strong and mobile so you can continue to enjoy activities without discomfort. Learn yoga poses to gain strength in the back and core as well as flexibility in the spine. Help to relieve any pain you might have now and prevent it in the future. This class is not appropriate for those with chronic pain. Bring a yoga mat. Age 18 and older, Nov. 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m. $22.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks & Recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the “Discover Active Living” catalog, available at the West End Building, also online at 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. Scholarships are available for Lake Oswego residents; call 503-635-0282.

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