8 Reasons to Start Your New Year in Lake Oswego Off with Something New in January

The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department is never one to rest on its laurels. The Winter/Spring activities guide features several new offerings that are sure to pique the interest of someone in your household.

Here’s a peek. If you see something you like, register here.

INTRO TO GUIDED MEDITATION. What if I told you that you could dramatically increase your happiness just by changing the way you pay attention? That’s the impetus behind guided meditation and this class will teach you the why and the how to calm your mind and experience inner peace. Try a FREE introductory virtual class on Tuesday, January 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (#23762) followed by two different virtual sessions, the first that begins January 18 and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Ages 18+. $198 Resident/$227 Non-Resident. Register for #23760 and/or #23761.

FAMILY CHOIR. The family that sings together stays together, right? Okay, I may be taking some liberties there, but if you enjoy encouraging your young ones to “sing like no one is watching” then sign up for this class that’s destined to expand your knowledge, boost your abilities, increase your musicianship and blend your voices in harmony. Geared for ages 5 and up. Resident $97/ Non-Resident $112. Classes begin January 7 and run from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays. Register for #23519 or 23520.

INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF MAGIC 2. For all those aspiring magicians who have completed the Art of Magic 1, the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department is now offering an advanced course to take their skills and showmanship to the next level. Ages 7-10. Resident $104/Non-Resident $120. Classes run on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning January 19. Register for #23659 or 23660.

KITCHEN ORGANIZATION AND CLOSET ORGANIZATION WITH FRIENDS. Tap into the power of group motivation by signing up for one or both of these new virtual workshops where you’ll chat from your kitchens and closets with professional organizer Kaye Silver as she guides you and the rest of the attendees through decluttering and organizing these spaces in your home. Ages 18+. Resident $91/Non-Resident $113. Classes begin February 1 (Kitchen) and March 1 (Closet) from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Register for #23473 and/or #23474.

ANIMAL SPIRITS 101. Looking to deepen your spiritual connection with nature? Learn the role that spirit animals may play in inspiring and guiding your everyday life in this virtual dynamic class. Ages 18+. $29 Resident/$43 Non-Resident. Meets April 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Register for #23472.

ECO-PSYCHOLOGY FOR EVERYONE. We’ve all heard how beneficial for us it is to get out into nature. This class will explain the “why” behind that –what nature does for our mental health and how we can use that knowledge to improve our everyday life. Ages 18+. $29/Resident/$43 Non-Resident. Virtual class meets January 13 from 6:00 pm. To 8:00 p.m. Register for #23629.

FORESTS, FIRE ECOLOGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE. After last year’s “Prepare to Evacuate” warning Lake Oswegans were issued during the Beachie Creek and Riverside Fires, the threat that climate change poses to our personal safety became very real. This class explains how we got here and what we can do about it. Ages 18+. Virtual class meets January 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $29 Residents/$43 Non-Residents. Register for #23632.

Stay tuned for everything happening in Lake Oswego. Receive weekly updates by subscribing to my blog. Click the “Sign me up” button in the top right-hand column.

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 kevin.costello@cascadehassonsir.com 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.
This entry was posted in Lake Oswego Recreation and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s