Douging It: Family Campout

Appreciate the great outdoors while sleeping under the stars at Douglas Gardens Park. This event is part of the Great American Campout, which encourages families to get outside and play. Activities include arts and crafts, field games, around the fire songs and stories, stargazing and a morning stretch. Enjoy dinner around the fire and a continental breakfast after a night of fun.

Families provide their own tents and sleeping materials. Children must be attended by an adult at all times. No alcohol or dogs permitted. Register by Friday, August 24; space is limited. Arrive and set up camp at 3 p.m.; campout ends at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26. Price is per family, per tent space. Tent spaces limited to four people per site. Camp out is located at Douglas Gardens Park, 3455 Redwood Dr. Springfield.

Location: Douglas Gardens Park, 3455 Redwood Dr. Springfield.
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/25 Days: Sa Time: 3PM-10AM Price: $35.00 IDIn-district / $42.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17863 Online Registration: Register

Belly Dance for Beginners

Ages 14+. Learn the basics of tribal fusion belly dance, improve fitness and develop core strength while working out to great world music. Class emphasizes posture and stretching to avoid injury, muscle isolation for improving strength and repetition for a balanced workout. Instructor: Sarina Dorie.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 5/7-6/25 Days: M Time: 6PM-7PM Price: $31.00 IDIn-district / $38.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17883 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/2-8/20 Days: M Time: 6PM-7PM Price: $31.00 IDIn-district / $38.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18013 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/10-10/29 Days: M Time: 6PM-7PM Price: $31.00 IDIn-district / $38.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18015 Online Registration: Register

When I’m In Charge

Ages 8-13. The thought of leaving kids home alone can fill a parent with unease. How should they answer the phone? What if the doorbell rings? What about internet safety? This course provides kids the training they need to respond to a variety of situations at times when direct parent supervision is unavailable. Participants role play personal safety scenarios and learn basic self care skills.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 5/26 Days: Sa Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $25.00 IDIn-district / $30.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 16736 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/21 Days: Sa Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $29.00 IDIn-district / $35.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17754 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/18 Days: Sa Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $29.00 IDIn-district / $35.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17755 Online Registration: Register

Middle School Sports: Boys Basketball, Sixth Grade

6th grade boys. Playing sports afterschool is a great way to stay active and have fun with friends. Practice is immediately afterschool and transportation is provided to and from all games. All athletes report to the gym on the first scheduled day of the program, coaches are assigned during the first week of the program. Game times and locations will be released on the schedule during the second week of the season.

Location: Various
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Briggs: 11/5-12/20 Days: M Tu W Th Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM Price: $20.00 IDIn-district / $65.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19531 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Hamlin: 11/5-12/20 Days: M Tu W Th Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM Price: $20.00 IDIn-district / $65.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19532 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Thurston: 11/5-12/20 Days: M Tu W Th Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM Price: $20.00 IDIn-district / $65.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19533 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Agnes Stewart: 11/5-12/20 Days: M Tu W Th Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM Price: $20.00 IDIn-district / $65.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19534 Online Registration: Register

Photography Basics

Joshua Rainey with camera under oak treeAges 13+. Learn to use your camera in a way that lets you control all settings to get better pictures. Professional photographer Joshua Rainey will teach basic photography techniques with an emphasis on how to use the photography gear you already own. This course will include basic technique, photographic rules, composition, camera settings, and one-on-one time to help you improve your skills as a photographer. We’ll be meeting at various Willamalane parks, so feel free to bring your families along to play while we learn photography. No childcare provided.

Session 1 Locations:

  • Sept. 20: Tomseth House at Dorris Ranch
  • Sept. 27: Clearwater Park at Middle Fork Trailhead
  • Oct. 4: Ruff Park at the foot bridge

Session 2 Locations:

  • Dec. 1: Dorris Ranch Barn
  • Dec. 8: Lively Park Pavilions
  • Dec. 15: Island Park North Shelter

Gear list:

  • DSLR camera or equivalent, must have aperture priority and manual settings
  • Memory card
  • Tripod

 

Joshua Rainey’s Top 3 Quick Tips to Becoming a Better Photographer

  1. Hold your camera correctly.  I often see photographers (even some professionals) holding their cameras completely wrong and it drives me crazy!  Hold the grip side with your right hand so your index finger rests on the shutter button and make sure your left hand is under the lens, not over.  If you put your left hand under the lens it helps support the camera and avoids camera shake, which can make photos blurry.  This is a very easy thing to learn from the beginning, so do it right and never look back!
  2. Try new things.  Put your camera on a tripod, use a long shutter speed, use large apertures, use small apertures, photograph something at night, photograph something in bright sunlight.  Seriously, it doesn’t matter what you do, just mix it up and get out of your comfort zone, you might even learn something new doing this.
  3. Carry your camera with you.  Especially as you’re starting out.  Take your camera everywhere, photograph boring things, try to make something simple look amazing.  The more time you have with your camera in hand, the easier photography will be for you.

These are all very simple quick tips that anybody out there can do to improve their photography!  If you want to actually learn how to control your camera and make the decisions yourself, then come take my class and you’ll leave knowing exactly how to make the decisions for your camera, helping you create better photos for a lifetime.  The class focuses on teaching you the basics of exposure and gives you enough knowledge to be able to setup exposure settings in manual using ISO, shutter speed and aperture.  Each plays a vital role to creating a great photograph and if you can make the decisions instead of letting your camera do it for you, your photos will vastly improve!  I teach you on the gear you already own so that you can practice on it and become a better photographer without having to purchase more gear.

Location: TBD
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/20-10/4 Days: Th Time: 5:30PM-7PM Price: $75.00 IDIn-district / $90.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19578 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/1-12/15 Days: Sa Time: 10AM-11:30AM Price: $75.00 IDIn-district / $90.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19579 Online Registration: Register

Taekwondo: Youth Open Basic

Ages 7+. Have fun discovering the world of Taekwondo. At May’s Martial Arts we will supply quality teaching and a proven and track able curriculum in Songahm Taekwondo. Our goal is making the school’s atmosphere safe and inviting to all our students. Our focus in all our classes is how everything we teach can and should only be used for self-defense. This program of traditional Taekwondo is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. Each month, instructors build activities around confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline.

Location: May's Martial Arts 138 S. 32nd St (next to Pizza Hut, across the parking lot from Bob Keefer Center)
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 5/2-5/30 Days: M W Time: 6:50PM-7:35PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17660 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 6/4-6/27 Days: M W Time: 6:50PM-7:35PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17661 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/2-7/30 Days: M W Time: 6:50PM-7:35PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17662 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/1-8/29 Days: M W Time: 6:50PM-7:35PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17663 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 5/1-5/31 Days: Tu Th Time: 4:20PM-5:05PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17664 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 6/5-6/28 Days: Tu Th Time: 4:20PM-5:05PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17665 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/3-7/31 Days: Tu Th Time: 4:20PM-5:05PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17666 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/2-8/30 Days: Tu Th Time: 4:20PM-5:05PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17667 Online Registration: Register

Soldering Skills

Ages 14+. Learn how to do a few simple electronic repairs or begin an exciting new hobby. $15 project kit fee paid directly to instructor on the first day of class. Instructor: Doug Weiss. Register in advance.

Basic: Learn how to make reliable solder joints. This is a hands on class where each student will have the opportunity to assemble and solder together a premade electronic hobby kit.

Advanced: Learn how to build a customized circuit board. In this class, the student will be given a schematic and they will use their soldering skills to build a working circuit without the use of a hobby kit. By the end of the class, the student will have used a perforated prototyping board (solderable), wires and electrical components to have built a working circuit.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Basic: 10/16 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19286 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Advanced: 10/23 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19288 Online Registration: Register

May’s Martial Arts Basic

Ages 13+. Have fun discovering the world of Taekwondo. At May’s Martial Arts we will supply quality teaching and a proven and trackable curriculum: Songahm Taekwondo. Our goal is making the school’s atmosphere safe and inviting to all our students. Our focus in all our classes is how everything we teach can and should only be used for self-defense. Professional Instructors: RB May and Amanda May. $35 New Student fee to be paid at first class.

Location: May's Martial Arts 138 S. 32nd St (next to Pizza Hut, across the parking lot from Bob Keefer Center)
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 5/1-5/31 Days: Tu Th Time: 6:50PM-7:50PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17668 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 6/5-6/28 Days: Tu Th Time: 6:50PM-7:50PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17669 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/3-7/31 Days: Tu Th Time: 6:50PM-7:50PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17670 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/2-8/30 Days: Tu Th Time: 6:50PM-7:50PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17671 Online Registration: Register

Jiu Jitsu: Lil Superheroes

Ages 4-14 Our Lil Superheroes class is based on creating a safe, fun, and energetic atmosphere for your child to learn and grow into a disciplined athletic martial artist. A wide age range of 4-14 years old creates a great opportunity for older children to become more like teachers as they learn and grow themselves.

Location: Superhero Jiu Jitsu, 824 Q Street
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 5/3-5/31 Days: M Th F Time: 5:15PM-6PM Price: $68.00 IDIn-district / $82.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17765 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 6/1-6/29 Days: M Th F Time: 5:15PM-6PM Price: $68.00 IDIn-district / $82.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17766 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/2-7/30 Days: M Th F Time: 5:15PM-6PM Price: $68.00 IDIn-district / $82.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17767 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/2-8/31 Days: M Th F Time: 5:15PM-6PM Price: $68.00 IDIn-district / $82.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17768 Online Registration: Register

Superhero Jiu Jitsu

Ages 14+. Learn to defend yourself in any situation. Focus on submissions, chokeholds and joint locks. Enjoy jiu jitsu at a facility designed for the sport. Dates may change slightly based on the schedule of Superhero Jiu Jitsu.

Starting Jiu Jitsu for the first time? Try Superhero Jiu Jitsu Basic.

Location: Superhero Jiu Jitsu, 824 Q Street
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 5/2-5/31 Days: M W Th F Time: 6PM-7PM Price: $100.00 IDIn-district / $125.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17769 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 6/1-6/29 Days: M W Th F Time: 6PM-7PM Price: $100.00 IDIn-district / $125.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17770 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/2-7/30 Days: M W Th F Time: 6PM-7PM Price: $100.00 IDIn-district / $125.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17771 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/1-8/31 Days: M W Th F Time: 6PM-7PM Price: $100.00 IDIn-district / $125.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17772 Online Registration: Register

Flashlight Hike

All ages. Under the canopy of oaks and firs we will make our way along the trails at Dorris Ranch. Using flashlights as our guide we will seek out plants and animals not always visible by the light of day.

Location: Dorris Ranch
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/17 Days: F Time: 8:30PM-10PM Price: $7.00 IDIn-district / $9.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18014 Online Registration: Register

Zumba

Ages 14+. Latin dance meets fitness with this cardio-blast workout. This interval-style class gives you time to catch your breath before pulling you back into the groove and pumping up the cardio. Drop in to get a workout that feels like a night out! No class 8/14, 8/28, 8/30, 11/22, 12/25, 1/1.

Tuesday class at Bob Keefer Center concludes on 8/21. Tuesday class will move to Adult Activity Center beginning 9/4.

Zumba

14 años de edad o mayores. Disfruta del baile latino combinado con ejercicios físicos en este entrenamiento fuerte cardiovascular.

Use your pass to get in this class:

Drop-in: Adults $7 ID/$9 OD | Students $6 ID/$8 OD

Learn more about fitness passes

Location: Various
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Bob Keefer Center: Ongoing, until 8/1 Days: Tu Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM Price: Exclusive to pass holders Class #: N/A Online Registration: See above
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Adult Activity Center: Ongoing, Tuesday class beings 9/4 Days: TuTh Time: 5:30-6:30PM Price: Exclusive to pass holders Class #: N/A Online Registration: See above

Tennis

Tennis Director: Bob Reed, 541-543-4245, reedrobert77@gmail.com.

Ages 4+. Lessons are open to all ages and experience levels with a minimum of four years of age. Lessons include fundamentals, drills, runes, positioning, strategy and games. Our tennis program is headed up by Bob Reed. You choose from the lessons offered based on your skill levels and days that are convenient for you.

Drop-in Fee
$5—1 hour lesson (Punch Pass: 4 punches/$18, 8 punches/$32)
$6—1 1/2 hour lesson (Punch Pass: 4 punches/$22, 8 punches/$40)

Unlimited Tennis Lesson Pass:
$50/month

Bob Keefer Center

Ongoing

Su

5-6:30pm

All ages, all levels

5/1-6/25

M

9-10am

Adult beginning

5/1-6/29

MF

10-11:30am

Adult intermediate/advanced

Willamalane Park

5/15-10/11

TuTh

6-7pm

5/15-10/11

TuTh

7-8:30pm

7/2-8/24

MF

10-11:30am

5/19-10/13

Sa

5-6pm

5/19-10/13

Sa

6-8pm

Summer Tennis Jamborees

All ages and levels. These jamborees include games, matches and fun competition. No advance registration required.

Willamalane Park
6/26, 7/5, 7/10, 7/19, 7/24, 8/2, 8/7, 8/16, 8/21
7-8:45pm
$6

 

  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: Dates: N/A Days: N/A Time: N/A Price: N/A Class #: N/A Online Registration: 541-736-4544

Red Cross Babysitter Training

Ages 11-15. Leadership skills, business savvy, and safety know-how are all essential tools in a babysitter?s toolkit. Experts will set you up with skills in basic first aid, childcare, professionalism and more, so you can offer your babysitting services with confidence. Visit RedCross.org for more information.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/3 Days: Sa Time: 9AM-5PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19142 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/29 Days: Sa Time: 9AM-5PM Price: $70.00 IDIn-district / $84.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19577 Online Registration: Register

ODTI Driver’s Education

Ages 15+

This Oregon Department of Transportation-approved program consists of 33 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, six hours of observation in the vehicle and two hours of parent education. Parents must attend the first class. Register now at: Oregondrivertraining.com. For questions call: 541-342-4339.

$350 for ages 15-17/$540 for ages 18+

Click here for more information

 

Location: Willamalane Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/7-6/13 Days: Tu Time: 10am-1pm Price: $350 for ages 15-17/$540 for ages 18+ Class #: Call (541) 342-4339 to Register Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/9-8/20 no class 7/16 and 7/18 Days: MW Time: 9am-12pm Price: $350 for ages 15-17/$540 for ages 18+ Class #: Call (541) 342-4339 to Register Online Registration: Register

Pickleball

Pick up a paddle and try a new sport! Pickleball is a game played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game.

Participation is free with membership. Otherwise, drop-in fees apply. Become a member!

Bob Keefer Center Drop-in Options

Youth 17 and under

Adult 18-49

Student/senior

In-district

$3

$7

$6

Out-of-district

$5

$9

$8

 

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: Dates: N/A Days: M-F Time: 9am-12pm Price: Free to members/drop-in fees apply to nonmembers Class #: N/A Online Registration: Hours subject to change. Call 541-736-4544 to verify space

Public Skating Sessions

All ages

The Rink Exchange is open for public session for skating by the general public. Special events and specials occur regularly. See therinkexchange.com for more information.

Location: The Rink Exchange, 796 W. 13th Ave.
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Every Days: Tu Time: 7-8:30pm Price: $5 IDIn-district / $7 ODOut-of-district Class #: N/A Online Registration: 541-736-4544
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Every Days: Sa, Su Time: 7-8:30pm Price: $5 IDIn-district / $7 ODOut-of-district Class #: N/A Online Registration: 541-736-4544