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Each term, Oregon Coast Community College presents a compelling lineup of non-credit, affordable and inspiring Community Education courses. These classes are open to all, and registration is fast and easy. And, now you can register and pre-pay online, with one simple form. When you’re ready to register for your classes, follow the links below to register or call 541-996-6222 during business hours.


Fall 2019 Courses | Register here or call 541-996-6222

Before the End of Life: Nuts & Bolts

Before the End of Life: The Nuts & Bolts

It’s always too soon – until it’s too late. Taking care of business… it’s time! Who has the passwords? Who knows the secrets? Where is everything? What is the executor’s job  and how can we help them ahead of time? No matter where you are in the journey of life, there will be an end point. Taking care of business now, to help guide  both you and your loved ones, will make the process easier. This program will help you organize life and care information, and is designed for families, friends, individuals, and caregivers. The facilitator is Barbara Bush, a retired Firefighter/EMT/RN with
extensive experience in emergency, disaster, and hospice settings.

INSTRUCTOR: BARBARA BUSH
MONDAYS, 1-3 PM • OCT. 7 AND OCT. 14 • $30
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY
THURSDAYS, 5:30 – 7:30 PM • OCT. 10 AND OCT. 17 • $30
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT | Register Here

Birds of the Oregon Coast

Birds of the Oregon Coast

Do you find yourself listening to an odd chirp while walking or gardening? Are you fascinated by the random rustlings in the bushes? Do you notice and enjoy the birds in your world, but wish you knew more about these clever and busy neighbors? This is just the class for you! Participants will learn how birds behave so it will be easier to find, watch, and identify the type you are seeing. Bird identification, adaptions, and habitat will be introduced. Birds of the Oregon Coast will be our focus during this 2 week class. Participants will have access to bird guides and binoculars and will learn how to use them. The final trip of the class will be a field trip to identify birds in the area.

INSTRUCTOR: CAREN WILLOUGHBY, LAURA DOYLE
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS,
1:30 – 3 PM • OCT. 15, 17, 22 & 24 • $40
MATERIALS FEE $10
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Cooking for the Holidays - Both Classes FULL

Cooking for the Holidays, with Olde Line Lanes

Have you ever heard an old line like, “with these appetizers, you’ll be the life of the party!” Well, we’re big fans of old lines – and of Olde Line Lanes, the Lincoln City eatery (and bowling alley) which has become famous for amazing baked goods, bubbly pizzas, fried chicken sandwiches – and everything sandwiched in-between. Danelle Lochrie and Ethan Granberg, the owners of Olde Line (whose past successes at the Rockfish Bakery and Hearth & Table
led up to their current venture) are lending their copious talents to
Oregon Coast Community College this fall. They present two classes sure to help you make a splash on the upcoming holiday party scene. Both classes will be held on Monday, Oct. 21 in the commercial kitchen located at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.

Class 1: Holiday Appetizers

Put down your phone. It’s time to stop downloading apps – and time to start whipping up some APPS! Savor this amazing course featuring the savory treats sure to ‘wow’ your guests. You’ll discover how to make amazing apps, including Oysters Rockefeller, and a focus on “The Art of the Meat and Cheese Board,” which will cover making a cheese ball, chutney, and pickles, and then using salami, crackers, and fruit to finish. If you’re lucky, the class will be able to snack on the finished meat & cheese board!

INSTRUCTORS: DANELLE LOCHRIE & ETHAN GRANBERG
MONDAY, OCT. 21, 9AM-NOON • $25 • SUPPLIES FEE $20
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER  | CLASS FULL
Class 2: Holiday Cookies

In this class, the focus is on sweets – and what’s a holiday party without them? You’ll learn how to bake the perfect coconut macaroons, Pfeffermusse, and – of course – fruit cake.

INSTRUCTORS: DANELLE LOCHRIE & ETHAN GRANBERG
MONDAY, OCT. 21, 1-4PM • $25 • SUPPLIES FEE $20
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER | CLASS FULL

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness for the Northwest

Learn what environmental, meteorological and man-made events have struck our region and how to prepare for them in the future. Recognize the need for disaster preparedness, learn about the necessary supplies your family will need to ride out a short-term disaster, and what you’ll need to stay comfortable in the event of a long-term emergency.

INSTRUCTOR: JIM KUSZ
TUESDAYS, 5:30 – 8:30 PM • NOV. 5 & NOV. 12 • FREE
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Dogless Dog Training

Dogless Dog Training

Are you considering adding a dog to your life and are not sure what breed or mix might be a good fit for you? Do you have an unruly dog that is not able to attend classes in the traditional way? Do you find it distracting to learn new things while juggling a boisterous puppy? Are you interested in learning lots of cool ways to train dogs? Join us while we learn about how dogs learn, what motivates them and add a bunch of tools to your dog training tool box.

We will discuss, demonstrate and also offer optional hands on instruction for the basics such as:

• House Training

• Manners

• Walking on a Loose Leash

• Sit, Down, Come, Stay

• Eye Contact

• Passive Training Techniques (Easy)

• Default Settings (Automatic responses)

• Potty on Command (No joke!)

• Heel, Place, Leave it, Trade

• Retrieving (Most dogs can pick this up, pun intended)

We will use gentle but highly effective techniques to help you help your dog or puppy to be the very best canine citizen they can be. The goal is not just teach your dog how to sit, etc., but to teach you how to teach your dog, so that you can train your dog to do pretty much anything you want them to.

INSTRUCTOR: CINDI & ASHLEY TRINGALI
THURSDAYS, 11 – 12:30 PM • OCT. 3 – DEC. 12 • $55
NO CLASS NOV. 28
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Electricity for Homeowners

Electricity for HomeownersLight Switch

Learn basic electrical theory in this course. Explore residential electrical service, wiring methods, load calculations, troubleshooting and repair. There will be hands-on installation of receptacles, lighting outlets, and switches. Participants will also learn about national electric codes, permits and inspections. At the end of this class, you will have a working knowledge of electricity useful to homeowners or renters, electrical safety … and you’ll know when it’s time to call an electrician.

INSTRUCTOR: LARRY EPPERSON
TUESDAYS, 5:30-7:30 PM • OCT.  1 & 8 • $20
CENTRAL COUNTY CAMPUS, NEWPORT | Register Here

Empanadas y Vino - Class FULL

Empanadas y vinoEmpanadas

Students will learn to prepare savory, Chilean-style empanadas from scratch – and, enjoy them with a glass of Chilean wine. The course will be taught bilingually in Spanish and English, allowing participants to practice their Spanish as much as they want. Participants will use guessing to interpret a foreign language and, by the end of the day, be able to name the empanada ingredients in Spanish.

Tentative Schedule

10:30 Class begins, meet & greet

10:45 A little about empanadas

11:00 Make dough and filling

Noon Take a break while dough and filling rest and cool
(lunch on your own–eat something light!)

1:30 Put empanadas together

2:00 Bake, eat, and drink

3:30 Chao!

INSTRUCTOR: OCCC SPANISH FACULTY ANN WALES
SUNDAY, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM • SEPT. 29 • $25
SUPPLIES FEE $20 • Participants aged 21 and older only, please
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT | CLASS FULL
Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts

Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts & More

Will your estate plan cause hurt and dissension in your family? This short course will address fundamental issues involved in creating an effective estate plan. The class teaches you the strategies needed for effective management of your assets as you age (including during periods of incapacity), and the appropriate disposition of assets upon death. The class involves a discussion of the use of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care. We will also consider questions of planning including IRAs and other retirement assets.

INSTRUCTOR: BRIAN HAGGERTY
WEDNESDAYS, 9 – 11 AM • SEPT. 25 – OCT. 9 • $35
SOUTH COUNTY CENTER, WALDPORT | Register Here

Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

Fly-Tying & Fly-FishingSener the Instructor

Experienced fly tyer and fly fisher Sener Otrugman will help you break through the barriers of fear and myth with this hands-on, basic approach to a pastime that is both rewarding and addictive. Learn how to assemble feathers and furs on hooks to fool and catch fish. Solve the riddle of when, where, and how to use which fly patterns. (Starter tools and materials on loan from Central Coast Fly Fishers.) Get expert help choosing your own gear. Practice casting and presenting wet and dry flies.

INSTRUCTOR: SENER OTRUGMAN
MONDAYS, 5:30 – 7:30 PM • SEPT. 30 – OCT. 28 • $35
MATERIALS FEE $20
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

German Language for Travelers

German for TravelersKatja the Instructor

If you’ve ever traveled in a foreign land and tried to order a meal without speaking a word of the language, then you know that feeling. It’s the würst. Thanks to instructor Katja Mueller, if your destination is Germany, Austria, Switzerland, or another country where German is spoken, you’ll be ready. Upon completion of the 10 classes, participants will be able to navigate all aspects of travel, including ordering food, shopping, and engaging in
simple conversations.

INSTRUCTOR: KATJA MUELLER
WEDNESDAYS, 5:30 – 7 PM • OCT. 9 – DEC. 11 • $95
(Price includes textbook. Beeindruckend!)
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT | Register Here

 

Grant Writing

Grant writing for Community and Economic Development Work

Meredith Howell

Meredith Howell

Join Meredith Howell, an experienced grant writer, Meredith Howell, and Economic Development Alliance Executive Director Caroline Bauman for an interactive session to help you organize your community and economic development-related work for grant funding.  Learn about the grant programs offered through Lincoln County and other funders, and build skills towards project planning, storytelling, budgeting, evaluation and managing your time.  These skills will help you and your organization obtain grant funding from a variety of sources.

Thursday, Sept.. 26 • 9am-Noon • Free • Newport OCCC Campus Community Room | Register Here

Guitar

Learn to Play the Guitar – Or Learn to Play BetterPlaying GUitar

Beginning and intermediate students receive group instruction as well as one-on-one instruction at times in this quick-to-fill returning class, according to musical interests and level of ability. This method keeps students interested, which is key to maintain motivation. Come see why Richard’s class fills each and every term!

INSTRUCTOR: RICHARD PARIS
THURSDAYS, 6 – 8 PM • SEPT 26 – DEC. 5 • $ 75 • NO CLASS NOV. 28
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Herbs & Botanicals - FULL

Food & Herbs for Self-Care – FULL

Many easily grown and/or obtained herbs are tasty and can be prepared as food for immune enhancement. The herbs we will work with are GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and have been utilized traditionally as food plants and culinary herbs for centuries. This is a hands-on educational experience. We will craft a nutritive and immune-enhancing herbal remedy called Fire Cider, and an anti-viral and immune strengthening elderberry syrup. Everyone will go home with four ounces of Fire Cider and one ounce of Elderberry Syrup. A handout with recipes is included, and an immune-enhancing tea will be served. 

INSTRUCTOR: FRANCES O’HALLORAN
WEDNESDAY, 5:30 – 7:30 PM • NOV. 6 • $20
SUPPLIES FEE $20
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT | Sorry, class is full

Topical Herbal Remedy Making – FULL

Herbal Oils are delightful balms for soothing skin irritation, wounds, dry skin, inflammation and myriad other challenges. Botanical infused oils act to extract and preserve the beneficial properties of herbs, providing a convenient and pleasurable form of topical application. You’ll be shown how to make herbal-infused medicinal oils local wild and/or organic plants. The resulting preparations can then be crafted into numerous herbal products. This session will transform a botanical oil into a soothing, pain-healing balm, and a botanical oil into a nourishing lip balm. All participants will go home with a tube of lip balm and one ounce of the pain balm. A handout with recipes is included, and a nourishing herbal tea will be served.   

INSTRUCTOR: FRANCES O’HALLORAN
WEDNESDAY, 5:30 – 7:30 PM • DEC. 4 • $20
SUPPLIES FEE $20
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT |  Sorry, class is full

Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet

Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet

Diseases which plague our populations like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are quite often food-born illnesses which are directly correlated with a diet of rich, animal-based and/or processed foods. These foods are virtually absent in a Whole-Food, Plant-Based (WFPB) diet, which emphasizes whole (living) plant-foods. Many empirical studies have indicated that whole plant foods have the potential to not only prevent, but may actually reverse and/or improve these common disease processes. The WFPB (vegan) diet has been dubbed the healthiest of all dietary plans by various centers of academia. A plant-based lifestyle has the power to reduce your eco-footprint and impact on our over-burdened healthcare system. This class will debunk modern myths about nutrition, show evidence of the healing power of plants, and provide practical methods to put you on a pathway towards plant-based living.

INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL STOUT
WEDNESDAYS, 5:30 – 7:30 PM • NOV. 13 – NOV. 27 • $35
SUPPLIES FEE $5
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT | Register Here

Internet Security

Internet Security

Ransomware, encrypted files, stolen information. Do you or your employees use email and the Internet? In this hands-on course you’ll learn how to identify and safely handle malicious emails, misleading links, and destructive websites. Save time by learning how to configure spam filters. Protect your company’s information, computers, and reputation. Learn how to test your antivirus software, how to spot an infected computer, and what to do if a computer is infected.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand…

  • How to examine hidden email “header” information.
  • How to determine if an email really came from the sender’s address.
  • How to positively identify a malicious link in an email.
  • How to configure email blocking
  • How to identify a malicious website.
  • How to identify a spoofed or hacked website.
  • How to tell where a link goes before clicking it.
  • How to stop (“kill”) runaway scripts on the computer  …and much more!

Every participant will receive a free Antivirus Test Program

INSTRUCTOR: bob young
monday, oct. 21, 5:30-8:30PM • $35 (NOTE: Date has changed from Oct. 7 to Oct. 21)
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Introduction to Improv

Introduction to Improv

Have you ever been tongue-tied on a date or during a job interview?  Have you ever wanted to be better at thinking on your feet?  In this class, you will learn basic improvisational skills that you can apply to acting as well as life situations. Join us while we learn how to expand our communication skills both verbally and physically.  This is an activity-based class with minimal lectures, involving scene work and games as a group and with partners in a fun, supportive environment.

Instructor: Lewis Smith
Mondays, 6-7pm • Oct. 7 – Nov. 25 • $45
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Mythology: Heroes & Tricksters

Mythology: Heroes & TrickstersMosaïque_dUlysse_et_les_sirènes

You’re invited to join a multi-cultural event, an introduction to heroes and tricksters from mythology and folklore. We will become acquainted with Beowulf, King Arthur, Thor, Gilgamesh, Rama, Hercules, Odysseus, and Oedipus, reading and marveling at their heroic escapades and learning about Joseph Campbell’s theory of the “Hero with 1000 Faces.” When we turn to tricksters, Raven, Coyote, Anansi, Loki, Prometheus, and Brer Rabbit will be on the agenda. Zeus himself may show up, too. There will be no homework, and no exams – just good discussion and a few videos to enhance our experience.

INSTRUCTOR: SHARON BEARDSLEY
TUESDAYS, 2 – 4 PM • OCT. 8 – NOV. 26 • $50
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT | Register Here

Pickleball

Learn to Play Pickleball

Not for nothing is pickleball the fastest-growing sport in America. It’s easier on the knees and ankles than racquetball or tennis, yet it’s good exercise – and great fun. The sport is easy to pick up, and it’s got a legion of fans right here in Lincoln County, including at the rec centers in Newport and Lincoln City. This class, presented by the Lincoln City Parks & Recreation and the Lincoln City Pickleball Club.

SATURDAYS, 9AM-10:30 • Sept. 28-NOV.  16|
NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. PARTICIPANTS WILL COMPLETE AN OCCC REGISTRATION FORM ON-SITE.
PRICE: FREE WITH PAID ADMISSION: $3.75 PER VISIT; FOR LINCOLN CITY RESIDENTS, NON-RESIDENTS: $6.50 OR WITH A PASS.
LINCOLN CITY COMMUNITY CENTER | Register Here

Photography Series

Using Your Digital Camera: the BasicsOCCC photo class winter

Students will learn about the use of the mode dial, and the different menus, along with the meaning of the camera icons and how to use them properly to take different types of photos. We’ll also walk through transferring photographs to a computer. The course will cover basic photographic composition and the types of creative uses of a digital camera for taking portraits, landscapes, wildlife photography, documentation of current events and much more.

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL CALKINS
WED. (+ SAT. FIELD TRIP) 5:30 – 7:30 PM • SEPT. 25 – OCT. 16 • $50
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Sorry – this course is closed

Using Your Digital Camera: Beyond the Basics

This class is for those who wish to learn more about their Digital Single-Lens Reflex, (DSLR) interchangeable lens camera. Students will explore features such as Program, Aperture, Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual modes. The course will also cover f/stop, exposure, shutter speed, white balance, and bracketing, and teach organization of photographs after a photo shoot. Activities include hands-on camera work through a field trip/photo shoot to practice all the topics covered in class. Students will provide their own transportation and meet at the shoot location.

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL CALKINS
WED. (+ SAT. FIELD TRIP) 5:30 – 7:30 PM • OCT. 23 – NOV. 13 • $50
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Exposure

This class focuses on the use of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to control the amount of light reaching the digital image sensor to achieve the desired results of the subject you are photographing. You will learn to use the exposure triangle and know how it affects the three fundamental properties of a digital camera (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO). The class will cover the exposure triangle to show how each of the three properties are interconnected. You will learn how to increase one property while decreasing the others to meet both your exposure and artistic needs. In addition to class time, a field trip photo shoot will be included to practice concepts learned in this class.

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL CALKINS
WED. (+ SAT. FIELD TRIP) 5:30 – 7:30 PM
NOV. 20 – DEC. 11 • $50
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

DSLR Camera Basics

If you are new to a Digital Single-Lens Reflex camera, or simply want to learn more about your DSLR camera, this is the class for you

Session 1

Bring your camera, tripod and camera manuals. You will have hands-on practice in the following areas: Camera modes, image quality settings, shutter releases, focusing modes, area of the frame, flash modes, white balance, metering modes, the exposure triangle and histograms. If the weather permits, the last hour will feature outdoor practice at a nearby park.

Session 2

This session will feature a critique of at least three photos you’ve taken the week after the first session.

Instructor has limited course to 12 students, so he can help individually as needed.

INSTRUCTOR: JEFFERY COX
MONDAYS, 3 – 6 PM • OCT. 7 & OCT. 14 • $35
SOUTH COUNTY CENTER, WALDPORT | Register Here

Intro to Macro & Close-Up Photography

This class will give students an introduction to macro photography including the equipment and techniques involved.
The following areas will be covered.

1. What is Macro photography?

2. Cameras & Lenses

3. Other Gear

4. Focusing & Depth of Field

5. Lighting

6. Hands-on activities

INSTRUCTOR: JEFFERY COX
MONDAY, 3 – 6 PM • OCT. 21 • $25
SOUTH COUNTY CENTER, WALDPORT | Register Here

Poetry Writing

Poetry Writing

Have you wanted to write poetry but didn’t know how to begin?  Have you tried writing poetry and been frustrated with the results? Or perhaps you don’t know if your poems are any good. This class will help you realize and enhance your writing potential.  You will get constructive, nonthreatening feedback from the instructor and from fellow students. We will explore what to write about, how to begin, whether or not to use rhyme, and more. We will help you make your poems work, regardless of your experience or your skill level.

INSTRUCTOR: DAVID STARR
EVERY OTHER TUESDAY, 6:30 – 8:00 PM • OCT. 1 – DEC. 10 • $65
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Seatauqua Series

SEATAUQUA SERIES

Basket Weaving: Make an Open-Weave Tule Basket

Learn about western Oregon Tribal history, importance of Tule for Native American people, Tule plant identification, proper gathering and processing methods along with learning traditional Native American weaving techniques to create a Tule basket. The instructor is Stephanie Craig, a member of the Grand Ronde tribe and cultural ethnobotanist, and a specialist in Northwest Native American basketry. Stephanie’s students will gain insights and skills in how to traditionally process local materials and learn different local tribal weaving techniques and practices.

INSTRUCTOR: STEPHANIE CRAIG
MONDAY & FRIDAY, 10 – 4:30 PM
DEC. 6 & DEC. 9 • $45 • MATERIALS FEE $35
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

An Experience to Draw Upon: Drawing for Beginners

This class will help beginning and returning drawing students learn fundamentals (perspective, tone, composition and more) as well as a variety of still-life drawing opportunities (shapes, drapery and the human head and more).

INSTRUCTOR: SEAN HOLLENHORS
MONDAYS, 10:30 – 12:30 • SEPT 30 – OCT. 28 • $50
SOUTH COUNTY CENTER, WALDPORT | Register Here

Introduction to Enameling: Enable your inner enameler!

Participants will explore, through demonstration and hands-on practice, the ancient art of fusing glass to metal.  Metal prep, wet and dry application processes, and kiln firing will be covered in a fast-paced workshop.  Participants will leave with a completed pair of earrings or pendant.Students will be introduced to the history of vitreous enameling, design a piece of wearable art, prepare a metal substrate, apply finely ground enamel (glass) powder, use stencils, stamps, and sgraffito to add surface design, and fuse the enamel to the metal substrate by firing in a kiln.  You will be able to wear their new creations home.

INSTRUCTOR: DEB CONRAD
TUESDAY, OCT. 1 • 1PM-5PM • $20 • MATERIALS FEE $35
CENTRAL COUNTY CAMPUS • NEWPORT | Register Here

Color Mixing & Theory

This course will explore color theory and its applications in visual art. We will investigate how to mix colors from observation and how color is used in historical artwork. Acrylic paint will be used. No experience necessary. Return students welcomed.

INSTRUCTOR: DAVID WILSON
SATURDAYS, 9 – NOON • OCT. 12 – OCT. 26 • $60
MATERIALS FEE $35
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Basic Watercolor

All levels welcomed, from beginner to intermediate, age 16 and older. Introduce yourself to watercolor, or refine your skills with basic brush strokes, watercolor techniques, and color mixing, to create watercolor paintings. No experience necessary. Return students welcomed.

INSTRUCTOR: DAVID WILSON
SATURDAYS, 1 – 4 PM • OCT. 12 – OCT. 26 • $60
MATERIALS FEE $35
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Oil Pastel drawing

All levels welcomed, from beginner to intermediate, age 16 and older. Introduce yourself to oil pastels, explore its versatility, and refine your drawing skills while using a variety of drawing papers. No experience necessary. Return students welcomed.

INSTRUCTOR: DAVID WILSON
SATURDAYS, 9 – NOON • NOV. 2 – NOV. 16 • $60 • MATERIALS FEE $35
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Portrait Drawing for Beginners

All levels welcomed, from beginner to intermediate, age 16 and older. Introduce yourself to portraiture using graphite stick, charcoal, conte crayon, and mixed media on a variety of surfaces. No experience necessary. Return students welcomed.

INSTRUCTOR: DAVID WILSON
SATURDAYS, 1 – 4 PM • NOV. 2 – NOV. 16 • $60 •MATERIALS FEE $35
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Mosaic ButterfliesDaschel mosaic

Butterflies are the perfect mosaic subject, and this project gives us a chance to learn about these amazing creatures. We’ll make a small, intricate stained glass mosaic on a recycled 6” ceramic tile substrate using your choice of provided butterfly templates. Use realistic colors or imagine your own! Learn basic glass cutting with a wheeled nipper, how to transfer an image onto a solid substrate, and get some info on endangered butterflies in North America. You’ll get a grouting demo in class so you can complete that step at home with provided grout after the glue has cured. All materials and tools provided, bring a sack lunch.

INSTRUCTOR: JOANNE DASCHEL
SATURDAY, NOV. 16 • 10AM-3PM
$25 • SUPPLIES FEE $15
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER | Register Here

Leaves of Glass

Celebrate the beauty of fall leaves by creating a 6”x12” mosaic, suitable for outdoors. We’ll make a mosaic with provided leaf templates that you assemble into your own design. Learn basic glass cutting with wheeled nippers and a scoring tool, learn an indirect method of mosaic making, and in the second session you’ll grout your completed mosaic. All materials and tools provided, bring a sack lunch.

INSTRUCTOR: JOANNE DASCHEL
SATURDAY, OCT. 19 • 10AM-4PM, AND SATURDAY, OCT. 26 • 10AM-NOON
$55 • SUPPLIES FEE $30
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER | Register Here

Living & Working in the UNESCO Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve

cascade head viewed from salmon river

Comprised of Cascade Head, the Salmon River, the Cascade Head Marine Reserve, Otis, and most of Lincoln City, the UNESCO Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve is a special place to live and work. Reauthorized in 2017, this internationally recognized biosphere reserve promotes sustainability of both our economy and our environment. Join us for an introductory look at Oregon’s only biosphere reserve – and how it can enrich your business, and your life.

SPEAKER: PAUL ROBERTSON, MSc
Wednesday, Oct. 16 • 10-11AM
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Tahitian Drumming

Tahitian DrummingLewis Smith Lincoln City

Transport yourself to the Polynesian Island of Tahiti while discovering your inner drummer.  In this course, you will learn several traditional pehe (rhythms) on the toere, a log drum.  We will start with the basic rudiments of Tahitian drumming and then explore the different parts that go into each pehe.  We will also incorporate other drums that complete the ensemble: the pahu (bass drum), fa’atete (tom tom) and Pahu tupa’i (tall drum). Though this course will focus on traditional pehe, there will be opportunities to explore more modern applications of the drum as well as open jamming.

INSTRUCTOR: LEWIS SMITH
WEDNESDAYS, 6-7 PM • OCT.  9 – NOV. 27 • $45
(No class Wednesday, Nov. 6)
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Telescope Series

These courses are taught by Sifan Kahale, an astronomer with the PanSTARRS Observatory in Hawaii.Telescopes at the College

1. So You Have a Telescope. Now What?

Start with this course if you have’t touched your scope in years – and wouldn’t know where to start if you did!  Get expert advice on how to put joy and wonderment back into that old scope.  Astronomer Sifan Kahale will guide you through how to use your telescope, what to look for (and where) and resources to help you enjoy the night sky.

INSTRUCTOR: SIFAN KAHALE
TUESDAY, 6 – 8PM • OCT. 8 • $25
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

2. OK, I can see through my Telescope. what’s next?

This course is for those who own a telescope and can sight and focus on a distant object.  Getting a little bored with that old telescope?  Having a hard time convincing yourself to take it out of the closet?  Sifan will offer some ideas on how to best use your telescope, and will describe some interesting objects to help keep that telescope being used, and some tips and tricks for quick and hassle free setup and use.

INSTRUCTOR: SIFAN KAHALE
TUESDAY, 6 – 8PM • OCT. 15 • $25
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

3. Want to see stars?  How to use your telescope at night.

This course is ideal for those already pretty savvy with their scopes. Sifan will teach you how to take the frustration out of night-time telescopic observing.  Learn how to find out which interesting and cool celestial objects are up tonight, how to find them and get them within the telescope’s field of view, and become comfortable with an evening of stargazing.

INSTRUCTOR: SIFAN KAHALE
TUESDAY, 6 – 8PM • OCT. 22 • $25
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Walt Whitman at 200

Walt Whitman at 200Walt Whitman from the Whitman Archive

For the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s birth, historian Mitchell Santine Gould places the poet and his revolutionary book Leaves of Grass in the antebellum context of the meteoric rise of the Port of New York. Over the past three decades, Gould’s discoveries have established novel insights into Whitman as a kind of “sailor’s spokesbard” at the very pinnacle of the Age of Sail. In six sessions, Gould will take you from a vague acquaintance with this familiar icon to a profound appreciation for the great spiritual, sexual, and economic forces encoded in Leaves of Grass — an approach he calls the Sailor Lover Quaker Model. We begin each session with a reading from an excerpt of a student’s favorite Whitman poem, followed by a brief discussion. The hour-long presentations will include the “American Experience” video about Whitman, and Gould’s own recent video, “Sailors: The Wheels on Melville’s Coach.” Each session will feature Q&A after each presentation. Some course materials are freely on the web, for example, at whitmanarchive.org, Wikipedia, and Gould’s own website, LeavesofGrass.org. Gould will also offer his articles from “Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia,” “Quaker Theology,” and “Quaker History.”

INSTRUCTOR: MITCHELL SANTINE GOULD
THURSDAYS, OCT. 3 – NOV. 7, 6PM-7PM • $40
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Zen Meditation

Zen Meditation

Meditation is now mainstream and is being practiced in many different places in many different ways. The meditation that will be taught has its roots in Zen practice. In our everyday lives we can see how complex life can be and how we need to have a place to relax and catch our breath sometimes. In this class you will learn that this place of rest already exists in our own bodies. The most important point in this class is to learn how to simply sit, and be comfortable and restful – a practice and tool that can be applied to any life endeavor.

INSTRUCTOR: JOE ARMENIO
WEDNESDAYS, 6 – 7:30 PM • OCT. 16 – NOV. 6 • $35
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT | Register Here

 


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