Adult Recreation Programs

Fall 2020

NCPRD is now offering our most popular fitness and enrichment classes virtually! Our goal is to provide you with opportunities to stay active, learning and connected – all from the safety and comfort of your own home. We look forward to offering in-person recreation programs again soon, and for now we hope you enjoy a wide variety of art, language and exercise classes held through Zoom.

Not sure if a virtual fitness class is right for you? Try FREE workshops, which will be offered on Zoom for select classes prior to signing up for the full session. Please be sure to pre-register for the workshops.

Sign up for a workshop or class here.  Once registered, you will receive a link to access the Zoom class. Registration opens for NCPRD residents on Aug. 25 and for non-residents on Sept. 1.

Click the dropdown buttons below for full class descriptions. *Denotes classes which offer a discount for ages 62+

Intro to Zoom
If you have never used Zoom, here is a chance to explore and learn settings available in the Zoom platform before taking a workshop or class. Pre-registration required.
Instructor:        Stan Catherman
Location:          Zoom
Fee:                   Free
Time/Date:      6:30-7 p.m.      T          9/15
Time/Date:      9:30-10 a.m.    Th        9/17

Clouds and Fog Painting
Learn to paint patchy clouds and trees in a rolling fog in this one-day online workshop. The instructor will lead a demonstration for you to follow along with at home, and will be available to help with your project during class. Oil paints are recommended for best results, but acrylics can be used. You will need white, phthalo blue, yellow and burnt umber paint. You will also need a canvas tablet (any size), a sable type brush (size 8), and a large hog bristle brush (size 10 or 12) and palette. For more information call 503-794-8092 or email
Instructor:        Jill Wilson
Location:          Zoom
Fee:                   NCPRD, $8; non-resident, $11
Time/Date:      1-2:30 p.m.      Th      10/15

Creative Writing/Your Story
Interested in writing your memoirs or writing creatively? Meet Pat Arnold, a longtime writing instructor who stimulates creative thinking. She has also helped students learn to preserve history by remembering and documenting special moments and all of life’s essential elements.
Instructor:        Pat Arnold
Location:           Zoom
Fee:                    $60*
Time/Date:      1:30-3 p.m.      M      9/28-11/16

Spanish I/Conversation I
Students with little or no Spanish language experience will learn basic Spanish words, phrases and grammar. Lucia, a native Spanish speaker from Colombia, brings years of teaching Spanish. For questions about the class, please email Lucia at
Instructor:        Lucia Torres
Location:          Zoom
Fee:                   $60*
Time/Date:      11:30-1 p.m.      M      9/28-11/16

Spanish II/Conversation II
For students who have a basic knowledge of Spanish, this class provides continued development of reading, writing and speaking skills. Casual conversation will also be practiced. Minimal English is used in class. Students speak and the teacher makes corrections while leading a topic. If you are a new student with some knowledge of Spanish, please email Lucia at
Instructor:        Lucia Torres
Location:          Zoom
Fee:                   $60*
Time/Date:      9:30-11 a.m.      M      9/28-11/16

Levels 1-3. Chair Pose, Warrior II, Triangle, Stork Stand/Tree Pose, Pigeon, and Spinal Twist. Do you wish you could do these yoga poses? Well, you can do these and many more! Don’t let mobility, flexibility or balance issues keep you from experiencing the benefits of yoga. Enjoy modified versions of traditional yoga poses and stretches from seated and/or standing positions. Practice deep breathing for better circulation, improved lung capacity, anxiety relief, and overall relaxation. Increase your sense of balance, flexibility and strength, all while listening to soft instrumental music. No yoga mats needed. *Try out the class by signing up for a free half hour workshop on Monday, September 21, 1:30-2 p.m.
Instructor:       Herta McClenahan
Location:         Zoom
Fee:                  $38*
Time/Date:      1:30-2:15 p.m.     M     10/5-12/7

Strength and Relaxation Yoga
Levels 2-3. This class takes all the benefits of yoga – meditation, breathing, stretching, strengthening and balance – and applies a more gentle approach to help you relax your mind at home. Bring a mat. *Try out the class by signing up for a free half hour workshop on Monday, Sept. 21, 2:45-3:15 p.m.
Instructor:        Becky Pyles
Location:          Zoom
Fee:                   $55*
Time/Date:      2:45-3:45 p.m.     M      9/28-12/7

Levels 2-3. Learn safe and proper alignment of basic yoga postures and gentle movement to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Please register for a free half hour workshop, Saturday, September 26, 11-11:30 a.m. Bring a mat. No class November 28. *Try out the class by signing up for a free half hour workshop on Saturday, Sept. 26, 11-11:30 a.m.
Instructor:        Becky Pyles
Location:           Zoom
Fee:                    $50*
Time/Date:      11 a.m.-noon      S      10/3-12/12

INNERgystics is a unique workout comprised of a series of focused simultaneous upper and lower body exercises that build lean muscle strength and sculpt the body. Fun music, various weights, and breathing techniques help keep the focus on movements that optimize muscle burning, providing an aerobic workout, and sense of well-being. You will need a mat, water bottle, sneakers and 3 lb hand weights (water bottles with gravel will work too). No class Nov. 26.
Instructor:        Catherine Blosser
Location:          Zoom
Fee:                    $60*
Time/Date:      11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.      Th      9/17-12/10

Levels 1-2. Strengthen muscles and improve range of motion, mobility and balance! Great for those with some physical limitations. Try out the class by signing up for a free Sit-N-B-Fit Workshop, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 11-11:30 a.m. No class Nov. 11.
Instructor:        Sachi Nishikido
Location:           Zoom
Fee:                   $34*
Time/Date:      11-11:45 a.m.      W      10/7-12/9

Low-Impact Aerobic Strength Training
Levels 2-3. This class is perfect for people just getting started or coming back from an extended break. Alternate between simple and safe, low impact movements. Use stretch bands and light weights that help condition the whole body, while listening to fun motivating music. No class Nov. 26.
Instructor:        Herta McClenahan
Location:          Zoom
Fee:                    $38*
Time/Date:      4-4:45 p.m.       TH    10/1-12/10

Gold Toning
Level 3. Learn to sculpt and tone through creative and fun dance routines using hand-held weights. World music with lively rhythms pump this class up! No class Nov. 11.
Instructor:        Sachi Nishikido
Location:          Zoom
Fee:                   $50/$55
Time/Date:      11 a.m.-noon      M      9/28-12/7
12-1 p.m.             W      9/30-12/9

Levels 3-4. Zumba combines Latin and international music that incorporates hip-hop, cumbia, reggaeton, salsa, merengue, mambo and more. Build strength, burn calories, improve motion and posture. No class Nov. 26.
Instructor:        Juliette Miratsky
Location:           Zoom
Fee:                    $50/$55*
Time/Date:      6:40-7:40 p.m.      Tu      9/29-12/8
6:40-7:40 p.m.      Th     10/1-12/10

Levels 3-4. Use dumbbells to experience a whole body workout that optimizes performance in a safe environment. Music and breath keep you focused on completing each muscle burning task. Class ends with a relaxing stretch and cool down.
Instructor:       Herta McClenahan
Location:          Zoom
Fee:                   $60*
Time/Date:      12:20-1:20 p.m.      M      9/21-12/7

Daytime Bingo
Play virtually on your computer through Zoom. Please pre-register.
Location:         Zoom
Fee:                   Free
Time/Date:      11-11:30 a.m.       Th      10/1-12/17

Ukulele Jam Group
This group meets virtually through Zoom. Practice strumming to some popular songs in this casual atmosphere. Please call (503) 794-8092 or email for more info and to get on the email list. All ages welcome. Adult supervision recommended for 10 years and younger. No jam Nov. 26.
Location:         Zoom
Fee:                   Free
Time/Date:      9:30-11 a.m.     Th

What is a zoom class? Zoom classes take place wherever YOU are while watching an instructor through a computer or smart device. The classes are live on a specified day, date and time. You will be able to see the instructor perform as well as see fellow students. As a participant, you have options to not have yourself be seen by others and/or heard by others. At the end of a class, the instructor has the option to unmute everyone to be able to socialize or to get feedback. If you are using a smart device, you will need to download the free zoom app. If you are on a computer, all you have to do is click on the provided link that is sent to you for the class.

What do I need to sign up for a virtual class?
When signing up for these classes you will need: a smart device (ie. smartphone or tablet) or computer with speakers and preferably a camera, a space big enough to perform the exercises (preferably 4’ x 6’ or larger), and in some cases equipment as noted in the class description. If you have any questions, please call (503) 794-8092.

What if I want to pay with cash or check, instead of online with a credit card?
If unable to register online, contact us at to arrange a time for cash/check payment.

Are Happy Valley residents still able to sign up for NCPRD recreation programs?
The City of Happy Valley has officially withdrawn from North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District. Happy Valley residents are welcome to sign up for NCPRD youth and adult programs, but as of July 1 are no longer eligible to receive discounted NCPRD resident rates and priority registration.