New Things to Try in the New Year in Lake Oswego Oregon

TRY SOMETHING NEW(4)With the upcoming New Year comes the desire to try new things. Luckily the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department is thinking along those same lines. Here are some new offerings for you to check out in 2016:

Night Night Yoga. What better way to wind your day down than with a blend of restorative yin yoga, yoga nidra and slow-flow vinyasa. This slower paced class is designed to create a relaxing experience where you can quiet your mind and settle in for a peaceful evening. Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Palisades School, 1500 Greentree Rd. Cost: $62/Resident; $78/Non-Resident. Register for Class 13241 that runs January 7 through February 25 or 13242 running March 3 through April 28.

Salmon Bake at Palisades. Enjoy Northwest Salmon prepared in the traditional style cooked over an open fire pit and enjoy Native American music and dance. February 26 at 6:00 p.m. at Palisades School, 1500 Greentree Rd. Cost: $10/person; Free/6 and under. Purchase at the Lake Oswego Library or Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department.

Boomer’s Boot Camp in the Park. Take your workout up a notch in the fresh air. All you need is a mat and an early morning wake-up call. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. West Waluga Park, 15775 Waluga Drive. Cost: $79/Resident; $99/Non-Resident. Register for Class 13210 held March 3 through April 28.

Adventures Without Limits. While this outdoor experience is not new, a local pick-up at Tualatin Park and Ride near Bridgeport Village is, eliminating one of the excuses that may have been preventing you from trying this out. Adventures this session include snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Check them out.

New Youth Art Classes. Meet the Artists allows kids from ages 8-14 to get up close and personal with the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Georgia O’Keefe as they create their own mixed media interpretations of their works. 3D Art Exploration introduces youth from ages 8-18+ to many of the exciting developments in the art world today including 3D printing and culminates in an on-site show for the public.

All About That Bass. Kids ages 7-12 who are all-in when it comes to bass, can explore that sound through a variety of instruments and learn how they are used in both jazz and classical music. Wednesdays from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Palisades School, 1500 Greentree Rd. Cost: $101/Resident; $117/Non-Resident. Register for Class 12950 held from April 6 through May 11.

Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance. This family-friendly event will have you breaking out your cowboy hats and boots for an evening of line dancing, light grub and drinks. Saturday, April 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Rd.

Spin Classes at Palisades. Coming this summer…The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation has a teaser in this winter/spring catalog advertising spin classes at Palisades as a way to generate interest. Interested? Call and let them know at 503.675.2549. Currently they’re thinking spin classes will be offered this summer so watch in the next catalog.

Speaking of new…if you’re in the market for a new home, give me a call. I’d like to put my 25+ years experience as a Realtor to work in helping you buy or sell a home in Lake Oswego. 503.939.9801. Or check my website.

About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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