Got rhythm? Sign up for drumming class
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation can help you find your rhythm while you learn about different drumming patterns and beats and use a variety of hand drums and drum sets. The class is for those 18 and over and meets from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays from April 25-June 20 at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.) The cost is $101.
Parks & Rec has a wide variety of classes, of course, with something for just about everyone. Check out these offerings:
Adult CPR, First Aid and AED Training — Learn to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. Students receive certification upon completion of class. For ages 10+; 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Palisades (1500 Greentree Road); $98.
Adult Get Moving
Tap for Adults — This class, which focuses on rhythm and technique, is great for beginners or those progressing into intermediate tap. A great way to explore dance and keep yourself healthy and active. For ages 18+; 7-8 p.m. on Mondays, April 23-May 14, at Palisades (1500 Greentree Road); $38.
Yogalates — Yogalates is a core-focused class that pulls the asanas of yoga and the core-centered movement of Pilates into one challenging workout. Cultivate a mindful practice with 30-40 minutes of vinyasa flow and develop the long, lean lines of a Pilates body in the last 20-30 minutes of class. For ages 18+; 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Mondays, April 30-May 21, at Palisades (1500 Greentree Road); $43.
Tai Chi for Beginners
Tai Chi Try-It-Out Classes — Here's your chance to try tai chi for free at the Adult Community Center. The try-it-out classes require pre-registration. Take the free trying-it-out class and then register to secure your spot in the class.
Very Beginning Tai Chi — (The try-it-out class is scheduled from 2:15-3:15 p.m. on Monday, April 30.) Designed for beginning students, this class introduces tai chi concepts and forms 1-12. For ages 18+; 2:15-3:15 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from May 3-June 28 at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.); $89.
Tai Chi, an Exploration — (The try-it-out class is scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30.) The teacher-guided portion emphasizes coordination of footwork and arm movements, along with transitions to create a continuously flowing routine. Students are offered the opportunity to explore a self-directed practice. For ages 18+; 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from May 3-June 28, at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.); $89.
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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; by fax at 503-697-6579; or by phone at 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.
Judy Nelson is a registar at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.