Adult Programs

Urban Homesteading: Virtual availability

Spring                 3/31-5/26          W          7-9p

Cost per class: $19 ID/$23 OD

Instructor: Kevin Prier.

3/31 - Balms and Salves

Learn to make a variety of skin creams, lip balms, herbal salves and tinctures for gifts or a treat for yourself. Take home some lip balm and herbal skin cream.

4/7 - Soap Making

Learn the basics of making bar soap from scratch. We will discuss the chemistry of saponification, properties of different base oils and local sources, and fragrance oils and other additives while we make a batch of soap. You will also learn how to make liquid soap and two forms of laundry soap. Take home a share of the soap we produce.

4/14 - Ginger Treats

Ginger can be used for a number of sweet or savory treats. Come cook up a batch of candied ginger, ginger syrup, ginger sugar, and pickled ginger for sushi. These all make great gifts and you can take home a share of what we make.

4/21 - Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Essential oils can have strong medicinal qualities. Learn how to use them effectively and safely in spray mists, skin creams, massage oil, and even mosquito repellent lotions or sprays.

4/28 - Flavored Salts and Sugars

Learn three different techniques to make herbed, garlic, and red wine salt, and flavored sugars for a special finishing touch on your cooking and baking. Take home a portion of what we make in class.

5/5 - Organic Gardening

Learn organic gardening techniques for container gardening to full-sized family gardening. Gardening basics and more advanced techniques will include starts vs. direct sowing, co-planting, beneficial insects and how to attract them, composting, soil amendments, maximizing limited space, saving seed, and winter gardening.

5/12 - Herb Gardens

Almost everyone has room for a small herb garden. Learn which herbs grow well in pots, how to keep your herbs happy and productive, and how to store them dried or frozen. We will also discuss many non-culinary uses for herbs.

 

5/19 - Beneficial Insects in the Garden

There is a whole host of insects out there to help your garden grow and produce. Learn about predatory flies, beetles, assassin bugs, and many other predators and pollinators and how to attract them and get them working for you. You’ll be surprised at how many there really are.

5/23 - Edible Landscaping and Foraging (additional meeting Sunday, 2-4pm at instructor’s property, rain or shine)

Don’t just pull those weeds – eat them! Find out what native “weeds” are edible and how to prepare them. You’ll be surprised at how much food you’ve been pulling up and throwing in the yard waste. Learn about common wild foraging plants – berries, flowers, greens, roots, and common mushrooms – and their habitats. Seeds and starts included.

 

APPLIED ARTS

Garden Art Stepping Stones - Virtual

Learn to apply pictures on designer stepping stones.  Projects made indoors for use outdoors.  Cement is the medium we will work with.  In many projects you will have the equipment you need already in your home or easily available.  Supplies will be discussed at first class.  Participants will need an internet connection, laptop or tablet with video camera and sound.  Zoom information will be available upon registration.  Instructor: Cindy Sittner.

3/29-5/17          M          1-3p

Adult: $52 ID/$65 OD     Senior: $46 ID/$59 OD

 

FINE ARTS

Chinese Inkbrush Painting - Virtual availability

Learn the basics of Chinese inkbrush painting and about the types of brushes, paper and ink to use. Classes will focus on the “Four Gentlemen” – bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum and plum flower – as well as Chinese landscapes. Students work at their own pace. Bring your own equipment, or buy inexpensive items from the instructor ($50 for complete supplies: sumi ink, brush, shuen paper and mat).  Instructor: Teresa Hsu.

Spring

3/31-5/26          W          1-4p     

Adult: $106 ID/$132 OD              Senior: $92 ID/$119 OD

 

Watercolor - Virtual

Great for beginning and intermediate backgrounds.  Learn how to make watercolors vibrant and alive.  Instructor teaches her own method of Rock & Roll in watercolor.  You will need basic watercolor supplies. See list below. The instructor will do a demo each week and you may follow along or work on your own project. You will have the opportunity to have your work critiqued at each class. Let’s have some fun with color.  To participate you will need an internet connection, laptop or tablet with video camera and sound.  Then download the Zoom App Here, open your email receipt, click on the location of your class and enjoy.  Instructor: Carol Fourtner.

Spring

3/30-6/8             Tu          9a-12p

Adult: $106 ID/$132 OD              Senior: $92 ID/$119 OD

3/30-6/8             Tu          1-4p

Adult: $106 ID/$132 OD              Senior: $92 ID/$119 OD

 

LANGUAGE

Italian 2 – Virtual Availability

Emphasis on vocabulary and grammar. Guided dialog will help improve pronunciation and increase comprehension. Textbook: Living Language is available for purchase from the business office. Italian 1 or instructor approval required. Instructor: Sied Imani.

Spring

3/29-6/7             M          3:30-5:30p

Adult: $93 ID/$116 OD                 Senior: $81 ID/$104 OD

 

Spanish 1 – Virtual Availability

Beginner class. No experience necessary. Focus on commonly used phrases and language for the traveler. Textbook: Living Language is available for purchase from the business office.

Instructor: Sied Imani.

Spring

4/2-6/11             F            11:45a-2:15p

Adult: $93 ID/$116 OD                 Senior: $81 ID/$104 OD

 

 

Spanish 1+ – Virtual Availability

Focus on commonly used phrases and language for the traveler. Textbook: Living Language is available for purchase from the business office. Spanish 1 or instructor approval required. Instructor: Sied Imani.

Spring

4/2-6/11             F            9-11:30a

Adult: $93 ID/$116 OD                 Senior: $81 ID/$104 OD

 

MUSIC

 

Piano Lessons

All ages. Individual 30-minute piano lessons with experienced performer and composer Ashley Wright. Lessons are customized to your musical goals and tastes, and include repertoire study, theory, sight reading, ear training and improvisation. Ashley connects from the heart with each student in a spirit of fun! Please contact the park business office at 541-688-4052 for more information. Instructor: Ashley Wright.

Ongoing               TuWTh 

$16 ID/$20 OD per lesson/pay monthly

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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To register or sign up for any programs, please click the link above. 

You will be considered
Out of District until proof of residency is shown at the main office.

 

Hours

Main Office

1400 Lake Dr.

Eugene, OR 97404

541-688-4052

info@rrpark.org
M-F 7:30a-4:30p
 

 

Pool

1400 Lake Dr.

Eugene, OR 97404

541-461-7777
M-F 5:30a-7:50p
 

Fitness Center

1400 Lake Dr.

M-F 6:15a-1:30p

M-F 3p-7:45p

 

Gymnastics

30043 Leghorn Rd.

(Prairie Road & Leghorn)

Eugene, OR 97402

541-688-8955

gymnastics@rrpark.org

M-F 9a-12p and 1p-6p

Sat. 8:30a-12:30p

 

River Road Annex

1055 River Road


Holiday Hours

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