It seems the Lake Oswego Public Library, Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department, and local businesses refuse to buy into the saying that “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”
They have a lineup of learning opportunities for adults that range from learning how to meditate to discovering the artist within.
Take it from me. My daughters are in the midst of teaching me how to line dance. My wife took a one day meditation workshop last year which gave her the tools to incorporate this practice into her daily routine.
We may be old dogs but we’re learning new tricks and our lives are richer for it. Thankfully, we live in a town that recognizes that and makes it easy for adults to learn something new.
Consider these offerings:
Magic for Everybody. Provide the entertainment at your next dinner party by learning from master magician George Herkert. Mondays, September 23 through October 28, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $95 includes magic kit. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. Lake Oswego. 503.635.3901
Introduction to Meditation with Surja Tjahaja. Learn about the benefits of this practice from the teacher who got my wife to start carving time out of her day for some “Ommmm.” Free. Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street. 503.636.7628.
Everyone is an Artist: Drawing. Remember when you told yourself you couldn’t draw. Well, you were wrong according to classes like this one. Sometimes you just need to learn the proper technique and to silence your critical left brain so your right brain can go about being creative. $62/resident; $78/non-resident. Tuesdays, September 24 through October 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation. 503.675.2549
Wine Tastings. Discover what you like in wine and why during World Class Wine’s weekly Friday night wine tastings featuring a different region, varietal or vintner each time. Sample 6 wines for $15; optional $5 for bonus pour. Fridays, 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. World Class Wines, 269 A Avenue, Lake Osweo. 503.974.9841.
Sushi Made Simple. If you’re a real sushi fan, consider the do-it-yourself approach with this three hour class at In Good Taste in Lake Oswego. $110. Saturday, October 5, 5:30 p.m. 6302 SW Meadows Rd. 503.248.2015
Build an Insect Hotel for Beneficials. Learn how to put out the welcome mat for the garden good guys! $5 towards materials. Saturday, October 12, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dennis’ 7 Dees Lake Oswego Garden Center, 1090 McVey Avenue. 503.636.4660.
Juicing for Better Health. Discover the benefits of juicing and how to incorporate it into your daily routine. $20/residents; $30/non-residents. Thursday, October 17, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Luscher Farm, 128 Rosemont. 503.638.0376. Register through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department.
Line Dance Try-it-Out Day. This is a workout for both body and mind but speaking from experience, you’re having so much fun you don’t realize you’re burning calories. Check it out and if you like it, you can sign up for one of the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation’s classes. Free. Friday, October 18, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego.
If you want to use this fall to learn more about the Lake Oswego real estate market, the cost of buying a home here, or what your home might be worth, give me a call. I’ve been a top-producing agent for over 25 years and would love to answer your questions.
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