This year I resolved to learn how to speak Italian. I downloaded the app and started making good on my resolution just about a month ago. While I’m nowhere near ready to navigate a busy stazione ferroviaria yet, it does feel good to be trying something new.
What about you? What’s on your “someday” list? The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department has some new offerings this winter that just might help you stop wishing and start doing. Check them out online and/or call for more information: 503. 675.2549.
Piano for Adults Thursday Group Sessions. This is another one on my bucket list and maybe on yours too. Group lessons introduce you to the basics of music theory and how to navigate your fingers around a keyboard. Learn to play songs, read music and rhythmic expression. Three six-week sessions offered on Thursdays from 7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning January 11. Register for #16880 (January 11-February 15), #16881 (February 22 through April 4), and/or #16914 (April 12 through May 17). $66/Resident; $83/Non-Resident. Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road.
Boomers Beat. This one’s for all you frustrated Ringo Starrs out there—grab your drumsticks and pound your way to fitness in the Park and Recreation Department’s newest fitness class. Raise your heart rate, improve your balance and burn calories in this high energy, cardio exercise class. Try it out for FREE on Thursday, January 11 (#16619) or Thursday, March 8 (#16671) at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. Then register for session 1 from January 18 through March 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (#16617) and/or session 2 from March 15 through April 26 (#16618). Cost is $48/Resident; $72/Non-Resident.
The World of Altered Books. If you had a chance to visit the special exhibit at Festival of the Arts, you might have been inspired to take some of your old books and transform them into altered works of art. This class will teach you how. Sessions run 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays from January 8 through March 5 (#16970) or March 12 through April 30 (#16971). Cost is $83/Resident; $105/Non-Resident. Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road.
Hand Building with Clay for Adults. Why should kids have all the fun? Learn clay hand-building techniques while creating both functional or sculptural pieces. All materials will be provided. Sessions are offered on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. from February 27 through March 20 (#16968) or April 3 through April 24 (#16969). Cost is $158/Resident; $182/Non-Resident. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue.
Indoor Pickleball Clinics. Maybe you’re curious about this paddle sport that borrows from tennis, badminton and ping pong but didn’t know where to go to find out more. Beginner drop-in clinics are available on two Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on March 9 and April 13. They’re presented by the Lake Oswego Pickleball Club. That’s right! There’s a pickleball community that would love to show you why they’re so passionate about this sport. Loaner paddles are available. Games are played both on six courts at George Rogers Park and three indoor courts at Palisades. The clinic drop-in rate is $3/Resident;$5/Non-Resident. Outdoor games at George Rogers are free; indoor games cost $3/session for Lake Oswego Pickleball Club members; $5/session for non-members and non-residents.
On a Whim. If you’re wanting to channel your inner Julia Child and have some friends who want to do the same, consider scheduling a private class at On a Whim Studio. Class offerings range from One Pot Meals and Hearty Soup and Chilis to Gluten Free Appetizers and Easy and Elegant Dinner for Two. There is also a wide selection of introductory classes in sewing, quilting and drawing. 503. 305.8493. 467 Third Street.
Maybe a new home is on your wish list—I’d like to make that happen for you. Just give me a call at 503.939.9801 and/or check out my website. For over 25 years I’ve been helping people move in, out and on and I’d love to do the same for you.