The Jingle and Swing concert is a fundraiser for the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, which will be enjoyed by all ages.

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Get tickets now for Jingle and Swing taking place Dec. 16 at Lakeridge High School auditorium.

Lake Oswego Parks and Rec invites all to attend Jingle and Swing, a special holiday concert to be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Lakeridge High School auditorium, 1235 Overlook Drive in Lake Oswego. Be transported to 1930s jazz, when hep cat swing has its heyday, 78 rpm records were cut live on radio shows, and musicians like Nat King Cole and Cab Calloway owned the day. A sparkling cast of Northwest swing luminaries will lead the holiday charge, including Pete Krebs, multi-instrumentalist Casey MacGrill, members of The Stolen Sweets, cabaret sweetheart Pink Lady and light-as-air swing dancers Melissa Roane and Colin Livesay. Concert proceeds benefit the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. Special thanks to our generous sponsor The Springs at Carman Oaks. To purchase a general admission ticket visit or call 503-675-2549. Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for youth up to age 12. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

There is still room in these winter break camps:

Intro to Stem using LEGO Materials — Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, snowmobiles, catapults and create your own unique design while using tens of thousands of LEGOs. For ages 5-7, 9 a.m. to noon, Dec. 18-22, LOPR-Palisades, $155.

Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO Materials — The Force awakens in this course for young Jedi. Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics and eccentric motion. Build LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, pod racers, star destroyers, cloud cities and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away. For ages 7-12, 1 to 4 p.m., Dec. 18-22, LOPR-Palisades, $155.

STEM Engineering Challenge using LEGO Materials — Apply concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer designed projects such as bulldozers, hovercrafts, hot air balloons and the Great Wall of China. For ages 7-12, 9 a.m. to noon, Dec. 26-29, LOPR-Palisades, $118.

Jedi Engineering using LEGO Materials — The Force awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi. Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO X-Wings, R2 units, energy catapults, defense turrets, and settlements from a galaxy far, far away. For ages 5-7, 1-4 p.m., Tue-Fri, Dec. 26-29, LOPR-Palisades, $118.

Intro to Fencing Camp — 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 emphasized. Equipment provided. For ages 7-12, 1 to 4 p.m., Dec. 27-29, LOPR-Palisades. $98.

Don't miss the Christmas Ships Parade — 2017 marks the 63rd year of the magical Christmas Ships Parade. Make plans to enjoy the sparkle of the colorful flotillas from the shores of the Willamette at Foothills Park, Saturday, Dec. 16 at approx. 6 p.m.

Winter/Spring 2018 Activity Guide

Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 for Lake Oswego residents. Catalogs will be in homes by Dec. 9. If you don't receive our catalog contact us at 503-675-2549 to get on our mailing list. The catalog can be viewed on our website at Classes will begin in January. Register early to guarantee your spot. There is something for everyone, so join the fun at Parks & Recreation.

Registration Information

Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at 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 reside

Judy Nelson is a registrar with Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.

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