first week of August

The Wednesday evening Sounds of Summer Concert Series transitioned from Foothills Park to Westlake Park last Wednesday.  Concerts are held at Foothills during the month of July and Westlake during the month of August.  The series opened with Portland-based band, Hit Machine.  The band played Top 40 hits from the 70s, 80s, and today.  Hundreds flocked to the dance floor to dance to their tunes.  The event also featured a food cart pod that included Dogs & Fries, Getta Gyro, Koi Fusion (Asian BBQ),  Salt n’ Straw, and Two Guys and a Grill (shaved ice). 

The Adult Community Center is partnering with the Lake Oswego Pickleball Club to offer Center users a free introduction to Pickleball on August 16th at George Rogers Park. USA Pickleball Association Ambassadors Carl and Jane Schmits have all the equipment and support to get attendees started on the fastest growing sport in the US. Spaces are filling up fast!

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You should stop by George Rogers Park on a  Wednesday or Friday to see the great use the tennis courts are getting with the Pickleball Club drop-in program. I was amazed the turnout when I went down to photograph them this week. 6 courts of doubles were  full with patiently waiting participants on the sidelines ready for the next game.

HOWL at the Moon
The 2016 Howl at the Moon Adventure Run was a dirty, sweaty and fun success! Over 400 participants joined the Cultural, Maintenance and Events divisions of Parks & Rec in the second annual race. Party goers were treated to a rocking country music concert accompanied by Beer, great food and the mechanical bull.

Don’t miss the next adventure event at Luscher, Crosstoberfest!

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LO Explorers Star Wars Camp
The FORCE is strong with these campers. This wee the LO Explorers crafted their Jedi Lightsabers,  Paper Mache Deathstars and creamed a Deathstar Pinata.

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