Back to School—It’s not just for kids anymore if you live in Lake Oswego

Who says kids get to have all the fun of learning new things? Thankfully the City of Lake Oswego has a Living Well initiative aimed at creating programming to enhance six dimensions of wellness: Physical, Intellectual, Spiritual, Environmental, Social and Emotional.

Take a look at some of the new things you could be learning this fall both through the Parks and Recreation Department as well as some other Lake Oswego resources:

CABARET JAZZ. This is a new class being offered by the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department and is open to all dance levels. Explore jazz and choreography with a Broadway twist and dare yourself to be the star (even if only to yourself in the mirror) that you always dreamed of being! Offered Mondays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. starting September 16 and again October 28. Cost is $56 for residents; $70 for non-residents. Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road.

PERENNIALS FOR YEAR-ROUND FLOWER POWER. Think your only choice for winter garden color is ornamental cabbage? Think again with inspiration provided in this class that takes a look at how to keep gardens interesting no matter the season! Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Luscher Farm. $25/general public. 125 Rosemont Road. 503.534.5284.

WILDERNESS SKILLS WORKSHOPS. Ready to move on from merely “watching” survivor shows to becoming one?! The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a series of Wilderness Skills Workshops that include: Knife and Tool Skills, Shelter, Navigation and Orienteering, Fire Safety. Sessions are offered on consecutive Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning November 3 at Mary S. Young Park. 19900. $49/Residents; $62 Non-Residents. 19900 Willamette Drive.  Contact Coyle Outside: 503.760.0774.

PICKLEBALL CLINIC AND PLAY. I wrote earlier about the increasing popularity of pickleball, not just here in Lake Oswego but across the. Nation. Here’s your chance to get in the game with a four week learn-and-play series aimed at beginner and novice players. You’ll learn the basics and rules from an experienced player before hitting the courts with your peers. Equipment provided. Offered on four consecutive Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting September 8. $48/Resident; $72/Non-Resident. George Rogers Park, 611 S. State Street.

FINDING YOUR ANCESTRAL GOLD. Done the 23andme but want to know more about your family tree? Learn the steps to tracing your ancestral history from a genealogist and author of Digging for Ancestral Gold: The Fun and Easy Way to Get Started on Your Genealogy Quest. Offered by the Lakewood Center for the Arts on Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $40/person. 368 S. State Street.

FALL BULBS: SELECTION, PLANTING & CARE TIPS. Love all those spring blooms from daffodils to tulips? Now is the time to plant so you can enjoy later and Dennis’ 7 Dees is here to help. Register for a free class at the Lake Oswego Garden Center on September 21 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Pre-registration required. 1090 McVey Avenue

DIY. Take your pick from a long list of culinary and creative classes offered at On a Whim Studios. Just gather five of you together and sign up for a two hour session ranging from Gluten Free Appetizers and One Pot Meals to Introduction to Quilting and Beginning Calligraphy. Fees range from $55 to $75/person. 467 3rd Street. 503.305.8493.

If you’d like to learn what your home is worth in today’s market, give me a call at 503.939.9801 and/or check out my website. I’d love to sit down with you and provide a free comparative market analysis to help you decide your next move. 

Photo Credit:Image by Tumisu from Pixabay

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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