Fundamentals of Floral Design
Learn the fundamentals of floral design in this ten-part class. Each class will start with instruction and demonstration; then each student will make the item themselves; with feedback, tips, and hands-on guidance. Classes will include standard vase, tall and airy vase, one dozen roses, basket design, pumpkin arrangement, Thanksgiving centerpiece, houseplants design, corsages and boutonnières, hand-tied bouquets, and more. This course will also include the chance to learn the 100 most commonly used flowers, greens, and plants in the floral industry. We’ll cover 10 new ones each class, and be quizzed on the ones from the previous class.
INSTRUCTOR: TARRAH RICHARDSON
5 SESSIONS: OCT. 10-NOV 14 (No class Oct. 31)
TUES 5:30-7 PM 1.5 hours per session | $40
MATERIALS FEE $45 PER CLASS
Newport Florist | 1738 N Coast Hwy
Conversations About Geology: Let’s Talk About Rocks
This course introduces students to rocks and minerals as well as internally driven geologic processes including earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics.
INSTRUCTOR: GIB BERNHARDT
10 SESSIONS | SEPT. 27- NOV. 29
Wednesdays | 6-8PM | $75 | NEWPORT RM 151
Join experienced forager and amateur mycologist Jesse Dolin (pictured) on a guided mushroom foray at beautiful South Beach State Park. Participants will learn to identify a variety of mushrooms, and with luck, harvest a few edible varieties to cook and enjoy together. Jesse will share best practices for harvesting, transporting, and cooking wild mushrooms, and share his knowledge and tips related to his experiences wildcrafting on the Central Oregon Coast. Jesse has been fascinated with harvesting food from the wild since he was a young boy. A self-taught naturalist, Jesse is enthusiastic to share his knowledge and passion for harvesting and cooking wild ingredients from the land and sea. His childhood on the Oregon Coast was filled with crabbing, clamming, fishing and foraging and his passion for wildcrafting continues to this day in his hometown of Yachats.
INSTRUCTOR: JESSE DOLIN
Wednesday, Oct. 11 (Note: Date Correction) | 9am-Noon | $30
SOUTH BEACH (Exact location will be emailed to registrants.)
Tips, Tricks & Treats for the Garden
Did you know there are easy ways to ID plants? For example, all mints have square stems, or all hemlocks have a bent top that looks like a buggy whip? Ever wonder what a cape cod tool is for the garden? Come join Master Gardeners Cathi Block and Mary Jane Bonelitz for an informal discussion of unique tips, tricks and treats to help with your gardening. Bring your favorite gardening tool and share your experiences with other gardeners, regardless of your gardening experience. This should be great fun for everyone!
INSTRUCTORS: CATHI BLOCK & MARY JANE BONELITZ
TUES., OCT. 31 | 10AM-11:30 PM
$10 | LINCOLN CITY, ROOM 108
Mini Meadows for Native Pollinators
Join the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District and members of the Lincoln County Master Gardener Association as we explore the steps in making a mini meadow to support native pollinators. Participants will assist with plant identification, noxious weed removal, and planting of native shrubs on-site at the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly Demo Garden. If you are itching to learn more about this threatened species and how to build pollinator habitat, you won’t want to miss this one-time event.
INSTRUCTOR: Mary Jane Bonelitz
THURS., OCT. 19 | 5:30PM
FREE | LINCOLN CITY (Meet in parking lot)
Go take a hike! (In Lincoln City, that is.) This class is an intro to the Open Spaces and Trails in and around Lincoln City, where you’ll learn all about these natural areas, including local wildlife and trails, as well as hiking etiquette. This is a two-part class, starting with a classroom presentation, followed by a guided hike at Spyglass Ridge. Time to lace up your hiking boots! Proceeds go towards building the new Taft park in Lincoln City.
INSTRUCTOR: JEANNE SPRAGUE
THURS., SEPT. 14 | 6-8PM | $15 | LINCOLN CITY RM 108
HIKE SEPT. 16 | 9AM | SPYGLASS RIDGE OPEN SPACE
Food as Medicine
Many medicinal herbs are tasty and can be prepared as food rather than what we typically picture as medicine. The herbs we will work with are GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe ) and have been utilized traditionally as food plants or culinary herbs for centuries. This is a hands-on educational experience. Students will learn how to craft a nutritive and medicinal Shrub/Drinking Vinegar, utilizing fresh herbs, vinegar and honey, then move on to herbal medicinal honeys. Everyone will go home with their own co-created Shrub and honey. Samples and a discussion on the plants utilized will be part of the experience. A handout with recipes is included.
INSTRUCTOR: FRANCES O’HALLORAN
WED., OCT 4 | 5:30-7:30PM | $30
$25 MATERIALS FEE | NEWPORT, ROOM 140
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, adaptations, 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
4 SESSIONS: TUES. & THURS., SEPT. 26-OCT 5 | $40
MATERIALS FEE $10 | LINCOLN CITY, ROOM 220
Fall Fitness Courses
All four of these lively fitness classes are presented by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, and are free with paid drop-in fee or with LCCC punch card or membership. No obligation to attend every session – choose the days you wish to attend, between Sept. 18 and Dec. 9. Pre-register for no additional charge with Oregon Coast Community College and receive a free “I’m With Waverly” OCCC T-shirt at your first class! All classes led by LoRee LaFon, pictured at right, and held at the Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place.
Make some waves with a multi-level class incorporating a variety of formats to keep you moving and motivated. Workouts focus on cardiovascular training, muscle toning, flexibility, and coordination. Water exercise is low impact but not low intensity! Classes take place Mondays and Fridays in shallow water and Wednesdays in the deep end with a flotation belt.
MONDAYS & FRIDAYS, 11-11:45am
This class flows at a gentle pace and focuses on breathing, relaxation, and a variety of movements for stability and mobility. Develop keener body awareness through the use of fluid movements and gentle stretching. Practice progresses from reclining to standing postures and finishes with relaxation. This class may increase your range of motion, reduce pain, alleviate stress, and improve your quality of life. Bring your yoga mat, or mats can be provided.
TUES. & THURS., 1-2pm
Strength & Balance
Join us for a low-impact class designed to improve balance, build endurance, and strengthen muscles. Increase your ease of movement and prevent injuries by being stronger. Participants have the option to sit or stand during all portions of the class. Hand-held weights, small balls, steps and stretch bands are provided.
TUES. & THURS., 10-10:45am
Time Management Series
This course is designed to help better organize your days and will focus on a positive decision-making process. According to the instructor, “we will apply time management techniques to improve our relationships with co-workers, friends and family. This course will help us to sustain our performance at work and at home. We will discuss our daily schedules with other students in class. This course will help us to provide positive feedback and listen to other students’ comments. It will help us to form and describe simple and reachable goals for this year. We will take a close look at our monthly calendar, organizing, and cleaning routines.” Participants will need to provide their own printed calendar and a notebook to do the homework and document their progress in class.
INSTRUCTOR: VERONIKA ESKOVA
FIVE SESSIONS: THURSDAYS, OCT. 19-NOV 16
5-6PM I $45 | NEWPORT, ROOM 151
AARP Smart Driver Course
This is the AARP flagship course that addresses how changes have impacted the way seniors should be driving. This course qualifies participants for a mandatory discount on their auto insurance premiums. ODOT requires a total of six (6) hours of instructional time to be eligible for a certificate of completion. Instructors ask AARP participants for $20 to cover the cost of materials ($25 for non-members). This fee will be paid at the start of the class to the instructor via cash or check. Participants should bring a drink and a sack lunch on the day of class. Please come ready with your AARP ID and driver’s license.
INSTRUCTOR: GINNY CARPENTER
Friday, OCT. 20 | 9:15AM-4pm
$20; $25 FOR NON-AARP MEMBERS
Fees Paid to instructor | NEWPORT, ROOM 140
Landscape & Seascape Painting in Oil & Acrylic
Participants will be encouraged to paint a number of different landscapes and seascapes creatively, using photographs from various locations around Oregon. Learn to use the fundamentals of design by cropping images, simplifying objects and painting value studies to create a strong image. Katia will guide you through basic palette color choices and show you how to mix colors using simple color theory. She will offer individual instruction to each participant, covering the fundamentals of painting (composition, values, color, edges), and offering advice on handling the medium. Students will learn the essentials of oil/acrylic painting and become comfortable with solvents (for oils), oil/acrylic mediums, brushes and paints. Please feel free to bring whatever colors of paint you prefer. Student grade paints are recommended. Registrants will receive a list of paints and supplies Katia suggests for this course.
INSTRUCTOR: KATIA KYTE
Thursday & Friday, Sept. 28 & 29 | 10am-2pm | $75
LINCOLN CITY, ROOM 217
Would you enjoy bringing your visions to life in a mystical visionary painting? Bring your pencils, paper, and paints to start exploring visionary art and magical realism. Wrenna Monet will lead the class through a series of practices and techniques to “inspire students to begin to uncover the magical potential and highest purpose of their own artwork. These exercises are designed to build a bridge between the world of dreams and visions with tools we use to create, express, inspire, and teach.” Creating art is a type of Magic, Wrenna says, adding that “you are a conduit and channel at the busy intersection between spiritual and material realms.” This class will facilitate a space where students are guided to support each other’s journeys, as they go through a creative vision process to artistically create a “Soul Totem” or “Soul Tree.” Practical knowledge such as perspective, lighting, composition, and working with different mediums are important for every artist. “The foundational knowledge and experience of the artist can usually be felt in their artwork, and that’s what I want to show you in this course,” she said.
INSTRUCTOR: WRENNA MONET
SIX-SESSION CLASS | WED., OCT. 11-NOV 15 | 4-8PM
$90 | $15 MATERIALS FEE | NEWPORT, ROOM 174
Students may call 541-994-4166 prior to registering to request a list of supplies suggested by instructor.
Gyotaku is the Japanese art of fish printing. At its core, Gyotaku uses the actual fish to achieve a detailed image of the specimen. During this introductory two-hour session, students will gain an appreciation of the art’s history, print a variety of fish species, and learn techniques to paint fish eyes. This workshop is technique-driven and focuses on refining each print through critiquing and reviewing each print. Participants should come with a spirit of adventure and anticipation.
INSTRUCTOR: BRUCE KOIKE
WED., OCT. 4 Newport | RM. 236
Thurs., OCT. 5 Lin. city | RM. 217
5:30-7:30PM | $20
$30 MATERIALS FEE
Oregon Coast Choir With Milo Graamans
This course is for anyone who would like to sing in a choral ensemble, no experience required. The class will cover a variety of musical styles, practice reading music, and there will be an opportunity to perform on the last day of the course. Longtime music faculty Dr. Mary Lee Scoville retired this year and Mr. Graamans, who frequently served as accompanist to Dr. Scoville and her OCCC choir, is presenting this course in her honor.
INSTRUCTOR: MILO GRAAMANS
23 Sessions: SEPT. 19-DEC. 7
Tues. & Thurs., 3:30-5PM
Newport Music Room | $60 Canceled for lack of enrollment; check back for Winter term.
Butterflies are the perfect mosaic subject! We’ll make a stained glass mosaic for indoor display on a recycled 6” ceramic tile substrate, using provided butterfly templates. Learn basic glass cutting with a wheeled nipper and how to transfer an image onto a solid substrate, then watch a grouting demo in class so you can complete that step at home with provided grout. All materials and tools provided, bring lunch. Beginners welcome!
INSTRUCTOR: JOANNE DASCHEL
SAT., OCT. 14
10AM-3PM | $95
LINCOLN CITY, Room 108
The Art of Literary Portrait Making
Come parachute into a memoir-writing class and explore how those hard knocks and amazing trials and tribulations can be lifted into literary art. “On the coast,” says the instructor, Paul Haeder, “I have found dozens of people whose stories count for more than notches on their belts. They have lived, seen, analyzed, suffered and prevailed, and many have had pretty engaging lives. That’s the foundation to starting a memoir.” In this course, students will share and critique, and the instructor will guide participants, whether they want to write an essay or tackle a book-length project.
INSTRUCTOR: PAUL HAEDER
EIGHT SESSIONS | FRIDAYS, OCT. 6- DEC. 1
2-3:30PM | $75 | WALDPORT, Room 113
Watercolor paint & watercolor pencils
Learn the properties of painting and how to utilize watercolor and acrylic paint, as well as the basics of sketching with water-soluble pencils to create the sketch for your paintings. Sketch and paint images inspired by nature, including seascapes and landscapes. No experience necessary.
INSTRUCTOR: SUE VALENTINE
THIS IS A 6-SESSION CLASS
SEPT. 25-OCT 30
MONDAYS | 1-3:30PM | $90 | NEWPORT ART ROOM
Crocheting for Beginners
This is a class for beginning crocheters and those who want to refresh their skills. You will learn to work basic stitches, including chain, single crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet. These basic stitches will be combined to create more complex stitches worked in back-and-forth rows and in circular rounds. Participants will learn to read and follow crocheting patterns to make baskets, hats, bags, and other items. The class will also cover choosing yarn and tools.
INSTRUCTORS: RACHEL YODER & GAIL STERNKOPF-HECKENBACH
WED., OCT. 18-NOV 8 | 1:30-3PM
$45 | $5 MATERIALS FEE
LINCOLN CITY, ROOM 208
Japanese Sumi-e Ink Brush Painting
In this course, students will discover a form of Japanese brush painting with a 2,000-year-old history. Work from self-selected photos to practice brush strokes using ink and washes of gray. Preparing your art for display will also be covered.
INSTRUCTOR: SUE VALENTINE
Six sessions | THURSDAYS, SEPT. 28-NOV 2
1-3:30PM | $90 | WALDPORT ROOM 109B
Mixed media collage
Collage is a creative way to learn about the design principles of color and composition. We will work with a variety of materials, including wood, canvas, paper fabric, and found objects. Students will choose their own subject matter. No experience necessary.
INSTRUCTOR: SUE VALENTINE
FIVE SESSIONS | MONDAYS, NOV. 6-DEC. 4
1-3:30PM | $75 | NEWPORT ART ROOM
Oil Painting Using the Wet-on-Wet Method
Learn how to paint an oil painting using the wet-on-wet method. This method begins with painting the entire canvas with a light coat of oil paint for an easy blending technique. Learn how easy it is to blend and detail as you go, even if you currently do not have any drawing capabilities. The subject of this term’s class (see piece, at right, by G. Nielsen) is appropriately timed for the season!
INSTRUCTOR: GEORGINA NIELSEN
FRIDAYS, SEPT 22-OCT. 20 | 3-5pm
$75 | $30 MATERIALS FEE
WALDPORT, ROOM 109B
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Ever wanted to know how to make chocolate-covered strawberries, considered to be one of the most elegant and romantic desserts? A big secret is that this delicacy is actually easy to make once you know the tricks behind it—and, best of all, you don’t need to know how to cook to make top-notch chocolate-
covered goodies. While the class will focus on strawberries, class members
will be welcome to bring a small assortment of other food items to turn into delectable desserts—pretzels, gummy bears, dried fruits, etc.
INSTRUCTOR: CHRIS CHANDLER
TUES., OCT 17 | 6-7:30PM | $25 | WALDPORT, ROOM 108
Apple Appreciation: Pomology 101
Apples have evolved throughout human history to suit our needs. Over the last 3,000 years, humans have developed over 7,500 varieties worldwide, with new varietals being developed every day. So let’s journey through the evolution of apples, apple cultivation, apple cultivars, and grow our appreciation
for Malus domestica, aka the apple.
INSTRUCTOR: JAKE HOLSHUE
4 SESSIONS | MONDAYS, OCT. 2 to 23 (NOTE DATE CHANGES)
5:30-6:30 | $25 | NEWPORT, ROOM 140
Holiday Cookies with My Petite Sweet
How to bake holiday cookies that will wow your family and friends. Join Michelle Mausen, founder and owner of My Petite Sweet, for an afternoon in the kitchen, learning how to mix, bake and decorate like a pro.
INSTRUCTOR: MICHELLE MAUSEN
SUNDAY, NOV. 5 | 2-3:30PM | $25 | MATERIALS FEE $10
1654 N COAST HWY., NEWPORT
General introduction to fundamental ceramic skills and clay experience to foster artistic growth. Students will learn techniques for hand building without the use of the potter’s wheel. Topics include methods of pinch, coil, and slab construction, applying glaze and introduction to loading and firing an electric kiln. Two classes per week for four weeks, 8 sessions total. Students may have additional studio time within our regular business hours or on Tues. nights from 5pm-9pm, for the duration of the course. Class is held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Students purchase their own clay and tools at a cost of $50, on the first day of class.
INSTRUCTOR: ANDREA PARIS
THIS IS AN 8-SESSION CLASS | Sept. 26-Oct. 19
TUES & Thurs 1-3PM | $90 | MATERIALS FEE $50
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER
3D Design & Printing
This course is a more advanced continuation of our past Introduction to 3D Design and Printing class, with a focus on more advanced techniques and projects. Students will build upon their existing knowledge of 3D design and printing and delve deeper into the possibilities of this rapidly evolving technology using design software Tinkercad and Fusion 360. The class will cover the process of converting 2D drawings or models into 3D designs, and students are encouraged to bring in their own drawings or models to use as examples. As time allows, the class will work on student-submitted examples, and the class will have a few 3D printers available for demonstration and printing of student projects. This class is suitable for students who have taken the Introduction to 3D Design and Printing course or have prior experience with 3D design and printing and want to expand their knowledge beyond the basic level.
INSTRUCTOR: LINDSEY JOHNSON
TWO-SESSION CLASS: TUES., SEPT. 26 & OCT. 3
3-6PM I $35 | NEWPORT, ROOM 140
Creative Writing Workshop
This course is open to writers of all genres, to those with a specific project in mind, and to folks looking for a way to get started. We will seek inspiration in form from texts we cherish and practice translating our own work into different styles over three sessions. This will involve close reading to try to understand how the selected writing works, then applying those mechanics to our pieces. Participants will share excerpts from their writing and receive feedback from the group and instructor. Writers will leave the course with tools to get through blocks and carry their work forward.
INSTRUCTOR: ARI BLATT
ONE-SESSION CLASS offered THREE times
Choose from OCT. 10, 17, or 24
TUESDAYS, 6-8PM | $30
NEWPORT, ROOM 140
For people who want to be able to do more with their camera than just settle for the “auto” setting, this casual class is perfect for anyone new to photography. Come enjoy this welcoming, informative, and helpful workshop.
INSTRUCTOR: JEFFREY COX
ONE SESSION | WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4
1-4PM | $35 | WALDPORT, ROOM 108
Learn to Play Guitar
Beginning and intermediate students will receive group instruction as well as one-on-one instruction at times, according to musical interests and level of ability. This method keeps students interested, which is key to maintain motivation.
INSTRUCTOR: RICHARD PARIS
TEN-SESSION CLASS | THURSDAYS, SEPT. 21- NOV. 30 6-8PM | $75
LINCOLN CITY, ROOM 208
Transformational Workshop: Reprogram your mind for positive thinking
De-stress, don’t distress! An adventure in self-discovery and self-mastery to rescue yourself from endless loops of negative thinking. Unless you were a monk or hermit, you suffered a few meltdowns during the Pandemic. We experienced a global mental health crisis because most people have no tools to handle their thinking and emotions during stressful times. Enter “Compass of Hope: A User Manual for the Human Condition,” the book you will use in this course facilitated by the author, Cynthia Clayton. Learn tools of resilience to flow gracefully with self-assurance through a future of inevitable changes. Learn dozens of developmental, playful, science-backed activities/techniques from Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, Epigenetics, and Practical Metaphysics. Materials: “Compass of Hope: User Manual for the Human Condition,” by Cynthia Clayton. Choose from three formats available on Amazon.
INSTRUCTOR: CYNTHIA CLAYTON
FOUR SESSIONS | WEDNESDAYS, OCT. 4 – OCT. 25
3-4:30 | $100 | live via ZOOM
Transformational Workshop: The science of happiness
Go from surviving to thriving! What do the happiest people in the world have in common, and what can we learn from them? Discover the scientific findings and practices for deep and lasting happiness – unconditional happiness. Unconditional happiness is an enlightened or awakened state; it is an inside job dependent on your perspective and learned ability and not others, not events or circumstances. Learn the magic of forgiveness, gratitude, kindness, and self-love.
Prepare to shift your paradigm on happiness! Positive Psychology defines three forms of happiness and how-to create them: The Pleasant Life, The Good Life, and The Meaningful Life. Explore the energy of emotions and feelings, unlock the power of your heart with HeartMath, and empower yourself by finding your own happiness. According to her students, this is an extremely transformative workshop. Materials: “Compass of Hope: User Manual for the Human Condition,” by Cynthia Clayton. Choose from three formats available on Amazon.
INSTRUCTOR: CYNTHIA CLAYTON
FOUR SESSIONS | NOV. 8 – NOV. 29
WEDNESDAYS, 3-4:30 | $100 | live via ZOOM
Engaged Mindfulness Level I
This course is an introduction to the practice and benefits of a regular mindfulness practice for everyday. It provides a solid foundation for cultivating self-awareness, managing stress, and enhancing overall well-being. The class will go on a journey of self-discovery through mindfulness practices and group discussions, exploring the fundamental concepts and practices that can empower participants to become more aware of their thoughts, emotions, and sensations. The benefits of a regular mindfulness practice may include:
- Affect tolerance (less stress, worry and anger)
- Better concentration and mental clarity
- Happier relationships
- Improved coping & personal health management
Each class will be designed for the first time practitioner, as well as the experienced mindfulness practitioner. The instructor will add new practices and theory to each level to keep it fresh for everyone, and hopefully bring a beginning student in the fall all the way to and through spring term. It’s going to be a lot of work – and fun.
INSTRUCTOR: GARY ARFSTROM
FOUR SESSIONS | TUESDAYS, OCT 3-0CT 24 | 6-7:30PM
NEWPORT, ROOM 151 | $75
Introduction to Zen Meditation
Find the peaceful place within yourself, with this brief introduction to the practice of Zen meditation. This course is a solid introduction to the practice, for those who are curious about meditation but haven’t yet explored it in depth. Instructor Joe Armenio regularly leads meditation workshops around Lincoln County and has taught different Zen Meditation courses at OCCC for years.
INSTRUCTOR: JOE ARMENIO
Offered three times, each from 11am-1pm | $30
WED., OCT. 4 | NEWPORT, ROOM 151
WED., OCT. 11 | WALDPORT, ROOM 109A
WED., OCT. 18 | NEWPORT, ROOM 151
EQ: Emotional Intelligence
Learning and applying the core elements of emotional intelligence (EQ) in today’s crazy world of stresses, unknowns, difficulties and changes can go a long way to calm our minds, moderate our triggers and give us greater satisfaction in both our personal and professional lives. Join award winning EQ instructor and certified Intentional Leadership Coach, Stewart Brannen, as he guides participants through the journey into self-awareness, and the rewarding applications of EQ in our daily communications, interactions and life experiences. As participants readily discover, Stewart helps us examine the seat of our emotions, their ebbs and flows, and shows us how build our own individual best practices towards managing them.
INSTRUCTOR: STEWART BRANNEN
TUESDAYS, SEPT 19, 26, OCT 3
6:30-8:30 pm | $45 | live VIA ZOOM
Fundamentals of Personal Safety & Protection
This course is designed to provide students with essential knowledge and skills to enhance their personal safety in various environments. It offers an exploration of key elements crucial to safeguarding oneself and others, including situational awareness, crime prevention, home and personal security, mindset during conflict, as well as different methods of self-protection. Throughout the course, students will develop a foundation in situational awareness, learning to effectively observe and assess their surroundings to identify potential threats and dangers. They will gain insight into the psychology of criminals, enabling them to better understand criminal behaviors and motivations. The course will delve into practical crime prevention strategies, equipping students with valuable techniques to minimize their vulnerability and avoid becoming targets. Additionally, the course will introduce different methods of self-protection. This will include practical techniques for physical self-defense, such as basic strikes and escapes, as well as non-violent strategies for de-escalation and conflict resolution. Students will also explore the responsible use of personal safety tools and devices. By the end of the course, students will have a general understanding of issues pertaining to personal safety principles and practical skills, ultimately fostering a greater sense of confidence and well-being.
INSTRUCTOR: LEWIS SMITH
SEVEN SESSIONS | THURS., OCT. 5 – NOV. 16
4-5pm | $75 | NEWPORT
ABC’s of Personal Safety:
Essential concepts for outdoor adventurers
Imagine what it would feel like to travel, hike and enjoy new places worry-free. Outdoor adventuring has exploded in popularity. Because of this, it’s even more important to understand, create and hone habits and skills to protect yourself. In this session, Tiffany Richards will give you the tools needed to be mindful of while out exploring: awareness, recognizing red flags, creating boundaries, communicating, and defending, if necessary. The focus will be mental aspects of personal safety while adventuring, including incident avoidance, how to pick a safe trail and/or campsite, self-confidence, how to control your body in a fight-or-flight situation, what items can be used for protection, and much more. These critical abilities will become something that you can pack right along with your gear.
INSTRUCTOR: TIFFANY RICHARDS
TUESDAY, SEPT 19 | 5:30-7:30 | $35
NOTE: $10 Supplies Fee
LINCOLN CITY, ROOM 108
Mah Jongg 101
An exciting tile game that came to the U.S.A. in the 1920s, Mah Jongg is played by four players, each striving independently to create a successful hand from 152 tiles. The class will be taught to National Mah Jongg League standards. After a couple of classes, we will be learning as we actually play.
INSTRUCTOR: BARBARA BUSH
$60 | $20 MATERIALS FEE
TWO OFFERINGS OF SIX SESSIONS EACH:
TUESDAYS, OCT. 24 –NOV. 28 | 1-3pm LINCOLN CITY, Room 220
THURSDAYS, OCT. 26-DEC. 7 | 1-3pm WALDPORT, Room 109A
Electricity for Homeowners
In this class, participants will learn basic electrical theory, residential electrical service, wiring methods and more. You will discover trouble-shooting methods and repair strategies. Learn about national electrical codes, permits and inspections. This class includes topics such as low-voltage wiring, plus hands-on installation of receptacles, lighting outlets, and switches (if time allows).
INSTRUCTOR: LARRY EPPERSON
MONDAY, OCT. 23 | 4-6:30PM
$45 | NEWPORT, ROOM 140
Real Estate Broker’s License Test Prep
Have you tried studying independently (and alone) for your Real Estate Broker’s License test? All too often, independent study grinds on for months and months longer than you planned. This class is designed to be different; to keep you and your classmates on track, week in and week out, as you work as a group and independently towards preparing to successfully take your Real Estate Broker License test. There are cheaper independent study programs available. This course, though, proves the reliable axiom: one gets what one pays for. The first class will start Thurs., Sept. 28 and will meet each Thurs. night from 5:30-8:30 for 10 weeks. (Note: No class on Thanksgiving. You’re welcome.) There will be one Saturday class on Dec. 9 from 9-5. The Saturday class is a review day.
INSTRUCTOR: SUPERIOR TRAINING SYSTEMS
THUR, SEPT. 28 – DEC. 7 & SAT, DEC. 9 | 5:30-8:30PM
$600 | Live, via ZOOM
Dungeons & Dragons 101
Originally created in the 1970’s, Dungeons and Dragons is a game that generations of enthusiasts have enjoyed. Now in its 5th Edition, Dungeons and Dragons is seeing a rise in popularity. We will explore the rich history of DnD, the evolution of TTRPG’s (tabletop role-playing games), game mechanics, Lore 101, and of course play a game (or two). The world is open for adventure gameplay. The only question you need to ask yourself is … are you ready to accept this quest?
INSTRUCTOR: JAKE HOLSHUE
SIX SESSIONS | OCT. 30- DEC. 4 | Please note date change
MONDAYS, 5:30-7pm | $40
NEWPORT ROOM 140
HYBRID (Attend in person or live, via Zoom)
Service Dogs in Our Community
This course will introduce and define what is a Service Dog, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will introduce business owners, community members, schools, public officials – aka everyone – to both the roles, rights, and the interactions of Service Dogs and their handlers within our communities. This course will cover:
- Defining Service Dogs and contrasting with other animals per the ADA
- The purpose of Service Dogs in public.
- The requirements for Service Dogs and Handlers.
- Rights, roles, and responsibilities of Handlers and Service Dog teams.
- Rights, roles, and responsibilities of businesses, schools, public and private sectors of the community.
- How to interact with Service Dogs and Handlers.
INSTRUCTOR: DEBBY BARNARD
OFFERED FOUR TIMES THIS FALL | $35
SEPT. 26 | Lincoln City, Room 108
OCT. 24 | Newport, Room 47
NOV. 21 | Lincoln City, Room 108
DEC. 5 | Newport, Room 140
Real Estate Property Manager’s Test Prep
This course introduces the Oregon real estate property manager to licensing laws and rules including statutes within ORS696 pertaining to property management and OAR863. Get prepared to take the State of Oregon Property Manager License Exam. This course is the fastest way to qualify to take the exam, which covers the role of property managers, tenant relations, fair housing, lease agreements and more. You must attend all evening class sessions, and have online capacity to complete the self-study portion of this course. Students who pass this course are prepared to take the proctored Oregon Property Manager License exam, which is a required step to becoming a licensed property manager through the State or Oregon. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to describe real estate laws and rules that protect the Oregon consumer in need of property management services provided by a licensed property manager. This course is taught by an experienced Property Manager.
INSTRUCTOR: SUPERIOR TRAINING SYSTEMS, INC
TUES, OCT. 3 – NOV. 14 | 6-8PM | $550 | Live, via ZOOM
Intro 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. Come 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 short scene work and games as a group and with partners in a fun and supportive environment.
INSTRUCTOR: LEWIS SMITH
7 SESSIONS | OFFERED IN TWO LOCATIONS
OCT. 2-NOV 13 MON 6:30-7:30 | $45 | LINCOLN CITY, ROOM 108
OCT. 5-NOV. 16 THURS. 5:30-6:30 | $45 | NEWPORT, ROOM 140
Surfing the Internet
Navegando el internet
This course is designed to help native Spanish-speakers to get more comfortable using computers. We will gather in the computer lab at Oregon Coast Community College’s North County Center in Lincoln City to use Windows-based computers to learn fundamentals about Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and more. Join us! Come see why so many of your friends and neighbors have discovered the services available at OCCC. Course made possible by Conexion Fenix and its donors.
Este curso está diseñado para ayudar a hablantes nativos de español a sentirse más cómodos utilizando computadoras. Nos reuniremos en el laboratorio de computación del Centro del Condado Norte del Oregon Coast Community College en Lincoln City para utilizar computadoras con Windows y aprender los fundamentos de Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint y más. ¡Únete a nosotros! Ven y descubre por qué tantos de tus amigos y vecinos han descubierto los servicios disponibles en OCCC. Este curso ha sido posible gracias a Conexion Fenix y sus donantes.
INSTRUCTOR: Maria Eliosa
TUESDAYS, SEPT. 19- DEC. 5 | 5-8:30pm
LINCOLN CITY, ROOM 222
Before End of Life: A Roadmap
It’s always too soon, until it’s too late. It’s time to take care of business. 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 will help both you and your loved ones. This program helps you to organize life and care details. This course is for families, friends, individuals, and caregivers. This is a two-session course. The facilitator, Barbara Bush, is a retired Firefighter/EMT/RN with extensive experience in emergency, disaster, and hospice settings.
INSTRUCTOR: BARBARA BUSH
TUES., SEPT. 19 & 26 5-7PM | WALDPORT ROOM 109 | $30
THURS., SEPT. 21 & 28 5-7PM | LINCOLN CITY ROOM 211 | $30
TUES., OCT. 3 & 10 5-7PM | NEWPORT ROOM 47 | $30
Legacy planning means something different to each person. It should not be left for “someday” where it could end up creating tension and heartbreak. Through this workshop, attendees will learn tips for creating a plan that will fit their unique needs. Richard O’Hearn, a financial advisor, will talk about navigating financial planning for retirement and succession planning for businesses. Traci McDowall, an attorney, will present on estate planning including the difference between trusts and wills, different types of power of attorney available and probate. Brian Norris, a funeral home manager, will present about burial and cremation options available, the fundamentals of pre-planning and the final wishes organizer.
INSTRUCTORS: TRACI P. MCDOWELL, BRIAN NORRIS & RICHARD O’HEARN
Two Sessions | THURSDAYS, NOV. 2 & 9 | 1-4pm | $45
NEWPORT ROOM 140
Herbal Oils and Cream
Herbal Oils are healing and delightful balms for soothing skin irritation, wounds, dry skin, inflammation and a myriad of other challenges. Botanical oils act to extract and preserve the medicinal properties of herbs, providing a convenient and pleasurable form of topical application. In this hands-on class, students will learn how to craft medicinal oils with wild/organic plants. The resulting medicine will then be transformed into a luscious face and hand cream. The oils and cream make lovely Holiday gifts! Come join the fun! Everyone will go home with a sample of our co-created cream and some herbal infused oil too. A Handout with detailed recipes is included.
INSTRUCTOR: FRANCES O’HALLORAN
Tues., NOV 14 | 5:30-7:30PM | $30
$25 MATERIALS FEE NEWPORT ROOM 140
Massage Therapist Continuing Education:
Ethics, Boundaries, and Communications
This class will cover ethics and professional conduct for massage therapists, setting and maintaining boundaries, and communications with clients and professionals. Participants will address communications with clients and ways to deal with difficult issues with open discussion of real world situations other therapists have faced and dealt with.
INSTRUCTOR: STACI TANSKLEY
FRIDAY, NOV. 3 | 8AM-12PM | 4 CEU hours | $120
LINCOLN CITY ROOM 108
Body Rocks Massage
Learn to treat muscle and fascia pain such as sciatica, planter fasciitis, and muscle pain with less stress and long-term injury to your own thumb, hands, and wrists. In this class you will learn techniques helpful in deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. Wonderful tools for plantar fasciitis and foot reflexology. These Body Rock massage tools are hand crafted with natural stone by a local massage therapist. Receive a discount with tuition and Body Rock purchase in advance. Instructor will send invoice when registered for class.
Instructor: Staci Tanksley
FRIDAY, Nov. 3 | 1-5PM | 4 CEU hours
Class with Body Rocks $330 | Class without Body Rocks $250
Body Rocks purchased at class $100
LINCOLN CITY ROOM 108
SBDC: Starting a Business in Lincoln County
The SBDC’s “start-here” class for would-be business owners, Starting a Business in Lincoln County is a great workshop for anyone considering launching a business in this beautiful, seasonal, challenging, and rewarding market. You’ll learn some of the fundamentals of Oregon Coast business ownership, as well as something about what it takes to be a successful owner of a small business.
Instructor: Wendy Ludwig
10am-Noon | Tues., Sept. 26 | Live, Via Zoom | $25
SBDC: Excel Level 1: The Basics of Excel
Gain a solid understanding of the Basics of Microsoft Excel. Learn how to navigate the Ribbon; enter and edit data; the basics of formulas and the most common functions used in the Office. Dramatically increase your efficiency and effectiveness with dozens of shortcuts, tips and tricks.
Instructor: Josiah Dean
3-5pm | Tues., Sept. 26 | Live, Via Zoom | $25
SBDC: Excel Level 2: Tips and Tricks for Intermediate Excel
Go even farther with Microsoft Excel. Get insights into new and advanced fuctions, show off your data with charts and graphs, and learn how to integrate Excel with other programs.
Instructor: Josiah Dean
3-5pm | Tues., Oct. 10 | Live, Via Zoom | $25
SBDC: QuickBooks Online Level 1
For QuickBooks beginners. Learn how to use the most popular business accounting software program used by small businesses. If you have never used QuickBooks or are just starting to use the program, this training is for you! Class includes setting up company files, creating a chart of accounts, adding customers, jobs, and vendors. Also covers paying for expenses, invoicing, and receiving payments.
Instructor: Josiah Dean
3-5pm | Tues., Oct. 24 | Live, Via Zoom | $75
SBDC: QuickBooks Online Level 2
For intermediate QuickBooks Online Users. If you have completed QB Level 1 or are slightly more than a “new user” of QuickBooks, this training will help expand your existing base of knowledge. Class includes lessons in fundamentals of accounting, reconciling bank accounts, inventory, and running reports.
Instructor: Josiah Dean
3-5pm | Tues., Nov. 7
Live, Via Zoom | $75
SBDC: Basics of Federal Contracting
You will learn about the basics of Federal Contracting, including, Registering, Certifications, Finding and understanding solicitations, how to work with the System Award Management portal, and how to best position your company for pursuing federal contracting.
Instructor: Dee Edwards
8-10am | Tues., Oct. 10
Newport | FREE
SBDC: Canva for Digital & Printed Marketing Asset Creation
Canva has quickly become the go-to tool for many graphic designers, both trained professionals and the rest of us: business owners and managers who have graphic design responsibilities, like it or not! Come participate in this workshop to learn some of the tips and tricks your instructors – and fellow workshop participants – are using. We’ll meet in a computer lab so that you can practice while you’re learning.
Instructors: Julia Ryan and Dave Price
9-11am | Tues., Nov. 7 | Newport | $25
Capital Access: Non-Traditional Funding Options for Lincoln County
Learn about secondary lending options, gap financing, small business start-up loans, and grant options in Lincoln County. You will hear from professionals focused on capital resources for small businesses from Business Oregon, the Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County and Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments about a wide range of programs, services, and resources for your small business.
Instructor: Gregory Price
8-10am | Tues., Nov. 14 | Live, Via Zoom | FREE
TikTok for Your Business
Is your business using TikTok to build your brand or sell your product? Come share your experience in this facilitated roundtable discussion. We’ll hear what’s working well for Lincoln County creators and business owners, and what questions remain about this perplexing but engaging social media tool. We’ll create a TikTok together to explore different design tools and techniques.
Instructors: Julia Ryan and Dave Price
10am-Noon | Mon., Nov. 13 | Waldport | $25
Digital Marketing & Branding
Learn to promote your business using the various social media platforms, create online ads and buy ad space on social media sites, and manage your company on Google.
Instructor: Gregory Price
3-5pm | Mon., Oct. 9 | Lincoln City | $25
CCB License Prep & Test
This class will prepare students to qualify for and successfully pass the Construction Contractors Board (CCB) exam required for contractor certification in Oregon. The class is taught by a certified CCB education provider and fulfills the CCB pre-exam educational requirement as stipulated by Oregon regulations. The course is unique in that participants will learn the material and take the test over the same two days. There is no textbook to purchase. Please bring a sack lunch each day.
Instructors: SBDC Staff
8am-5pm Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 5 & 6
Lincoln City | $425
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