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Portland Parks & Recreation Offers Activities Instead of The Tube:

News Release from: Portland Parks & Recreation
Posted: April 23rd, 2012 1:32 PM
Photo/sound file: (Mt Scott Community Center & Pool. Courtesy: Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR)

Take Part in Screen-Free Week, April 29-May 6

(Portland, OR) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is partnering with Kaiser Permanente for Screen-Free Week this April 29-May 6.

It's the week you and your family turn off the TV and computer, and engage in healthy, movement-based activities!
According to the Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood, organizer of Screen-Free Week (, "children are spending way too much time with screensâ€"a staggering 32 hours a week for preschoolers and even more for older kids. The costs of excessive screen time are enormousâ€"poor school performance, childhood obesity, and problems with attention are just a few."

Portland Parks & Recreation proudly offers oodles of fun, healthy places and activities to do things other than watch the tube. How will YOU be celebrating Screen-Free Week this year?

St Johns Community Center
8427 N Central St 503-823-3192

Spring Tea-You and Me (ages 2-5) Fri, May 4 10-11am Free
Nordic Guide Walk Sat, May 5 10am-12pm Free
Adult Basketball M, W 7-9pm $3 X
Pilates Tue, Th 5:30-6:30pm $6 X
Yoga Tue, Th 6:30-7:30pm
Indoor Park M, W, F, Sa 9:30-11:30am $1
Youth Basketball M-Th 4-5:30pm Free
Family Open Gym Fri, May 4 4-5:30pm Free
Youth Bouldering Wall Sat, May 5 11:30am-2pm $3

Mt Scott Community Center
5530 SE 72nd Ave 503-823-3183

Canvas & Cupcakes Sun 4/29 2-4pm $20
Boot Camp MWF 5:30-6:30am & 8-9am $4.50 X
Zumba Tue, May 1 6:30-7:30pm & 7:30-8:30pm $7 X
Messy Art M, W 9:30-11:30ma $7 X
Open Swim Play Tue, Thur 7-8:30pm $4.50 X
Fri, May 4 4-8:30pm $4.50 X
Sat, May 5 1:30-6:30pm $4.50 X
Sun, May 6 1-4:20pm $4.50 X
Family Swim Mon-Fri 11:30am - 1pm $4.50 X
Sat, May 5 1:30-6:30pm $4.50 X
Sun, May 6 12-1pm $4.50 X
Parent Preschool Swim M, W, F 11:30am $4.50 X
Lap Swim M,W,F 5:30am-8:30pm $4.50 X
Tue, Thur 6-8:30pm & 7am-6:30pm $4.50 X
Sat, May 5 12-5:30pm $4.50 X
Aquaerobics M, W 8-8:55am, 9:05-10am, 6:05-7pm $4.50 X
Tue, Thur 7:05-8pm
Fri, May 5 8-8:55pm, 9:05-10pm $4.50 X
Sat, May 5 10-10:55pm $4.50 X
Aqua Power (Deep) M, W 6-6:55am, 7:05-8pm $4.50 X

Aqua Power (Deep) Tue, Thur 6-6:55am, 9:05-10am, 6:05-7:00pm $4.50 X
Sat, May 5 6-6:55am $4.50 X
Sun, May 6 9-9:55am $4.50 X
S.M.I.L.E Mon- Fri 10:15-11:10am $4.50 X
Current Channel Walk M, W, F 7-11am X
Tue, Thur 9-11am X
Basketball-Open Youth Mon- Thurs 3-5pm Free X
Basketball- all ages Sun, May 6 2:30-4pm $4.50 X
Basketball-open adult Tue, Thur 12-2:30pm, 7:30-9:30pm $4.50 X
Fri, May 4 12-2pm $4.50 X
Sat, May 5 12:15-2:15pm $4.50 X
Basketball- 30 & Over Sat, May 5 4:45-6:45pm $4.50 X
Sun, May 6 4-6pm $4.50 X
Badminton- 10 & Over Sat, May 5 2:30-4:30pm $4.50 X
Volleyball Mon, Apr 30 7:30-9:30pm $4.50 X
Sun, May 6 12-2pm $4.50 X
Fitness Center Mon- Fri 5:30am-9:30pm $4.50 X
Sat, May 5 7am-7pm $4.50 X
Sun, May 6 12-7pm $4.50 X
Open Skate Tue, Thur 3-5pm $4.50 X
Sat, May 5 12-3pm $4.50 X
Indoor Park Mon - Frl 9:15-11:15am $1 X

Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation (AIR)

Monthly Dance (Mt Scott CC) Fri, May 4 7-9pm $5 X
Weekly Bowling (20th Century Lane) Ages 12 and Over Wed, May 2 3-4:30pm $6 X

Hillside Community Center
653 NW Culpepper Terr 503-823-3181

Family Open Gym/Game Night
Fri, May 4 6:30-8:30pm $5 per family
Southwest Community Center
6820 SW 45th Ave 503-823-2840

Open Gym Fri, May 4 7:30-9pm $0-$6.50 X
Open Gym Sat, May 5 2-7pm $0-$6.50 X
Open Gym Sun, May 6 10am-4pm $0-$6.50 X
Family Swim Apr 30-May 3 11:30am-1:30pm $0-$6.50 X
Family Swim Fri, May 4 11:30am-2:30pm $0-$6.50 X
Family Swim Sat, May 5 11:30am-1:30pm $0-$6.50 X
Family Swim Sun, May 6 10:30am-12:30pm $0-$6.50 X
Open Swim Apr 30 & May 2 7-9pm $0-$6.50 X
Open Swim Mon, Apr 30 2:30-5:30pm & 7-9pm $0-$6.50 X
Open Swim Sat, May 5 1:30-6pm $0-$6.50 X
Open Swim Sun, May 6 12:30-4pm $0-$6.50 X
Indoor Park Mon Apr 30 1:30-3pm $3
Indoor Park Tu/Th/Fri 10:30am-12pm $3
Indoor Park Wed, May 2 1:30-3pm $3

Peninsula Park Community Center
700 N Rosa Parks Way 503-823-3620

Table Tennis Tournament Fri, May 4 6:00-8pm Donations for scholarships
Family Game Night Wed, May 2 5:30-7pm Free
Yoga Tue, May 1 7-8:15pm $10 X
Yoga (55+) Mon & Fri 3-4pm $10 X
Pilates Mon, Apr 30 7-8pm $10 X
Zumba Tue, May 1 6-7pm $10 X
Indoor Park Mon-Fri 9:30-11am $1
Art Park Mon & Thu 10:30-11:30am $1.50
Baby Gym Tue & Wed 9:30-11am & 1-2:15pm $1
Toddler Gym Tue & Wed 11:30am-1pm $1
Basketball (Young Adult/Teen) Tue & Thu 3:30-5:30pm 16-18yrs FREE
19-26yrs $1 X
Basketball (Adult) Wed. May 2 7-9pm $2
Senior Open Gym (55+) Fri, May 4 11am-1pm Free X

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