Adult Programs

OSU Extension Classes

Rhododendron Pruning Workshop
Get ready for spring! This afternoon workshop instructed by an OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will cover proper pruning equipment, important pruning principles, the best time to prune and different pruning cuts and techniques. This is an indoor lecture with the use of a variety of plant materials for the demonstration. Handout materials will be provided. 
Instructor: OSU Extension Service Master Gardener.

 

Cooking

Eat Your Way to Good Health
In this 3 part series of 4 classes per month, learn how to create delicious nutritiously balanced meals and how to make them part of a healthy lifestyle. We will discuss nutrition, create delicious food and enjoy what we make. Bring a container for leftovers. The first class will be a discussion about nutrition and how to make simple but effective changes to your diet with samples of nutritious snacks. Instructor: Charlene Venette, NT.
Part 1. Improve your risk of diabetes and heart disease by replacing bad carbohydrates with good ones and introducing good fats into your diet.

Part 2. Why picking the right proteins will improve your overall health with recipes.

Part 3. Healthy meals that emphasize a plant-based diet.
 


Applied Arts

Drop-in Knit and Spinning Group
Free drop in spin and knit group. Beginners to advanced welcome. Bring your projects and get help from other attendees. You can come and go as you please; there will be no formal structure. Bring spinning wheel, materials and questions. For information contact Tamara by email: tandreas6@gmail.com. 

Mosaics/Garden Art - Beginning
Learn to design pictures on everything from flower pots to designer stepping stones. Choose a base, select materials you want to use and learn about adhesives, breaking and arranging your pieces and grouting and sealing. Some supplies are covered in class fee. Instructor: Cindy Sittner.

 

Mosaics/Garden Art - Intermediate
In this intermediate class you will continue to build upon the basics you learned in the beginning class. Continue to design pictures on everything from flower pots to designer stepping stones. Some supplies are covered in class fee. Must have taken beginning Mosaics or have instructor approval. Instructor: Cindy Sittner.

 

Stained Glass: Beginning & Intermediate
Learn glass cutting, pattern design, copper foil construction, soldering, and other techniques related to stained glass. Emphasis will be on project construction with individual attention. Supplies discussed at first class. All tools are available for use in class. Instructor: Cindy Sittner.

 

Watercolor: Beginning & Intermediate
Learn how to enjoy the art of watercolor and how to make watercolors vibrant and alive. The instructor will do some demos and you may follow along or work on your own project. If you have watercolor supplies bring them. If you don’t have supplies for the first day, we have some to get you started. 
Instructor: Carol Fourtner.

 

Dance

Scottish Country Dancing
Ages 16+. Learn the basics of Scottish Country Dancing (the traditional ballroom dancing of Scotland) in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. No experience or partner necessary. The first hour is geared toward teaching beginners and those wanting a refresher of the basic steps, formations, and dance types. We will cover jigs, reels, and the strathspey. The second hour is a mixed class of advanced beginners to experienced dancers who have a working knowledge of the basics and want to improve their skills and learn more advanced formations. Dress in comfortable clothing and soft soled shoes. For further information call Kalindi at 541-515-4433. Held at the Santa Clara Grange, 295 Azalea Drive.

 

Belly Dance- Skills and Drills 
This is an all level Tribal/Tribal Fusion class. Learn basic Tribal and Tribal Fusion movements pulling from Middle Eastern, North African, East Indian and Flamenco cultures. 
Instructor: Candice Morgan.

 


Shake Your Hula Hips
Move your body to the basic footwork of hula in an easy-to-follow dance fitness format. Simple steps and fun combinations improve cardiovascular strength, coordination, and balance. All skill levels welcome, no experience necessary. Bring a full-size fabric sarong (no swim attire), wear modest clothing for ease of movement, and be ready to dance barefoot. 
Instructor: Miss Kumu.

 

General Interest

Shouldn’t You Be Doing Voice-Overs?
You’ve heard Lisa Foster on TV and radio commercials! Now hear Lisa live as she illustrates how you could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos! She will show you a unique, outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf and in your own time. This exciting class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for! Lisa Foster’s voice can be heard on commercials for such clients as: Crest Toothpaste, Olay, LA Weight Loss, and Sleep Train. Instructor: Lisa Foster.

Intuitive Birth
A nurturing childbirth class that teaches from the understanding that birth is a natural, normal and physiological process and recognizes that there are times when medical interventions may be needed. This class is for birthing people and their partners. Topics include: Anatomy and physiology of birth, mindfulness, meditation, visualizations, positioning, evidence-based coping strategies, hormones, interventions, postpartum, emotional and family healing, growth and well-being. 
Instructor: Corrinne Kaleese 

 

Making the Workplace and Community Safer!
MEDIC First Aid Plus or Pediatric Plus CPR, AED, AND FIRST AID for Children, Infants & Adults. This class is for teachers, child care providers, youth sports coaches and others required to respond to medical emergencies. This versatile program is designed for those who desire or are required to be certified in adult and pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED. The course offers real-life scenario videos, full-color printed materials and clear, concise course content. “It Just Takes A Moment To Save A Life”. Instructors Jane and David Twite.  To register contact Jane Twite at 541-942-3687 or trainedforlife2@gmail.com.
Ongoing: call to schedule day/time.    Cost: $85


Language

Conversational American Sign Language (ASL)
Ages 13+. Through a series of games, practice drills and continuous review, students will learn American Sign Language basics.  With an emphasis on parameters and handshapes, approximately 100 basic signs will be firmly integrated into conversations. This is a good exploration of sign language and will help in deciding if learning sign language is something you would like to do. Instructor: Lee Ann Thompson.

 

Italian 1
An introduction to Italian language and culture. Focus is on basic conversation skills, useful vocabulary and phrases for the traveler. Textbooks for Italian classes are available for purchase from the business office. Instructor: Sied Imani.

 

Italian 2
Emphasis on vocabulary and grammar. Guided dialog will help improve pronunciation and increase comprehension. Textbooks for Italian classes are available for purchase from the business office. Italian 1 or instructor approval required. 
Instructor: Sied Imani.

 

Spanish 1
Beginner class. No experience necessary. Focus on commonly used phrases and language for the traveler. Textbooks for Spanish classes are available for purchase from the business office.Instructor: Sied Imani.
6/17-8/26    W    11:30a-2p
Adult: $95 ID/$110 OD    Senior: $80 ID/$95 OD

Spanish 1+
Focus on commonly used phrases and language for the traveler. Textbooks for Spanish classes are available for purchase from the business office. Spanish 1 or instructor approval required.Instructor: Sied Imani.

 

NEW! Movies Around The World
In this class we will be watching movies from Italy, Mexico, Cuba and Iran. It is open to everyone. Language knowledge is not necessary! Join us to watch the great movies and have fun!
Instructor: Sied Imani.

 


Health & Wellness

Alzheimer Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for family caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. These groups help caregivers develop coping methods, as well as maintain their personal, physical and emotional health. 
Support group is facilitated by an Alzheimer’s Association trained volunteer. 

 

Music

Acoustic Jam Unplugged!
Are you a songster?  Want a chance to play music with others?  Join us for trying out songs of your choice!  All skill levels are welcome no matter what your instrument – which could be as simple as your voice – or your guitar or flute that you have left idle too long.  We can be found on the Meetup website where you can upload the songs you like.  Just “google” River Road Acoustic Jam.  Hosted by Doug Chandler and Brant Holme.

 

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    $18 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
M-F 8a-5p

 

Pool

1400 Lake Dr.

Eugene, OR 97404

541-461-7777
M-F 5a-9:30p
Sat. 6a-5p
Sun. 1:30p-5p

 

Gymnastics

30043 Leghorn Rd.

Eugene, OR 97402

541-688-8955

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

Sat. 9a-1p

River Road Annex

1055 River Road

Facility Closed

11/26    Thanksgiving
12/24-25    Christmas Eve/Day
1/1    New Years Day


Office Closed

11/11     Veteran’s Day
11/26-27    Thanksgiving
12/31    New Years Eve


Holiday Hours

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