Community Education Courses | Winter 2024

Oil painting by instructor Georgina Nielsen

Intro to Herbalism: PNW Medicinal Herbs  

Are you interested in studying plants, and have a desire to learn more about herbalism and plant identification? Curious what plants around you have medicinal properties and how to ethically wild-harvest them? If so, this foray into the wild Pacific Northwest is for you. Learn about medicinal plants that you can find right here in your own backyard with local herbalist Laura Sanders. Laura has a background in botany and chemistry, and holds a Natural Resources degree from Oregon State University. She has been selling her apothecary’s creations at the Newport Farmers Market for four years. Ethical wild harvesting, or wildcrafting, is a core foundation of this class and will be taught in conjunction with plant identification and herbalism basics.

INSTRUCTOR: LAURA SANDERS
11 SESSIONS | JAN. 10-MARCH 20 | POSSIBLE FIELD TRIP, date tba
Wednesdays, 5-6 PM | COST $60 | NEWPORT 151
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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.

(Project painting, at left, by Georgina Nielsen.)

INSTRUCTOR: GEORGINA NIELSEN
5 SESSIONS | JAN. 12- FEB. 9|
FRI 3-5PM |$75 | $30 MATERIALS FEE | WALDPORT, 109A
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Water Is In Our Hands

Drinking water comes from our faucets – but how does it get there? All of us learn about the water cycle in school, but does it mean we have an endless supply of water? When we look at water, it looks clean, but is it? And how do we really know how clean “clean” water actually is? Come join us for a four-week class and find answers to these water-related questions.  Together we will define words like “watershed,” “aquifer,” “surface water,” and “groundwater.”  We’ll explore how our daily choices impact the water around us.  We’ll focus on our right to clean drinking water and explore the obligations of that right; it is “in our hands.” As a culminating activity, the class will decide on a field trip to an old growth forest or other watershed-related destination.  Sponsored by Lincoln County Community Rights & Protect Oregon Watersheds.  ProtectOregonWatersheds.org

  • Wed., Feb. 28:  Beyond the faucet: Where does your water come from?
  • Wed., March 6: Citizen Law: Protecting Watersheds
  • Wed., March 13: Dollars & Sense of Forestry
  • Wed., March 20: Old Growth Forest Field Trip: date/time TBA

INSTRUCTOR: TiAnne Rios
4 SESSIONS | FEB. 28 – MARCH 20
WednesdayS, 6-7:30 PM | $25 | WALDPORT PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE.
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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 is needed.

INSTRUCTOR: SUE VALENTINE 
THIS IS A 8-SESSION CLASS | JAN. 12-MAR 1
FRIDAYS | 1-3:30PM | $110 | NEWPORT, ART ROOM 174
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Process & Technique Art Class  

In this course, we’ll kindle your creative spark and cultivate artistic skills through the exploration of diverse mixed media processes and techniques. Through collaborative brainstorming, you’ll have the chance to pick your own fascinating subject (think crabs, flowers, trees, octopuses, birds, cats, plants…) right from our first class. To ensure a well-rounded grasp of mediums and techniques, we’ll delve into four key ones: cut paper, mark-making, texture, and collage. As we progress, each class will feature demonstrations centered around my personally chosen subject. I’ll showcase some of my completed pieces and delve into the creative journey behind them. Meanwhile, you’ll be crafting your own artwork, drawing inspiration from individually tailored themes developed between sessions two and four. In the final class, you’ll bring your chosen object to life with a fresh design, skillfully applying the techniques honed throughout the course. This final piece will stand as a testament to your artistic growth and mastery across a range of styles.

INSTRUCTOR: DONI CONNER
5 SESSIONS | JANUARY 25-FEBRUARY 22
THURS 2-4:30 | $55 | MATERIALS FEE $35|
NEWPORT ART ROOM 174
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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. The first part of the class will review the basics of 3D design and printing, before moving on to more complex projects and techniques. The class is a two-session course, with each session lasting three hours. 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: FEBRUARY 8 & 15
THURS., 3-6 PM I $35 | NEWPORT ROOM 140
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Surf’s Up!

Mosaic Mini-Surfboard

Expand your mosaic skills with this mini surfboard-shaped project, providing a splash of color year-round on your house or garden fence. Learn an exterior mosaic technique and appropriate materials, and how to use a glass cutting tool. We’ll grout your projects in class during the second session, or you can grout on your own at home. All materials and use of tools provided. 

INSTRUCTOR: JOANNE DASCHEL
2 SATURDAY SESSIONS
MARCH 9, 10AM-3PM &
MARCH 16, 10-NOON
$125, materials
included
LINCOLN CITY, RM. 108
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Japanese Sumi-e Ink Brush Painting

In this 6 week course, students will discover this 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 
THIS IS A 6-SESSION CLASS  |  FEB. 12 -MAR 25
MONDAYS | 1-3:30PM | $90 | WALDPORT 109A
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Introductory Gyotaku

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 2-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.

INSTRUCTOR: BRUCE KOIKE 
FEB. 21 Newport  |  FEB. 28 Lincoln City 
5:30-7:30PM  |  $ 20, plus $30 MATERIALS FEE
NEWPORT RM. 233  |  LINCOLN CITY RM. 217
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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
3 SESSIONS | JAN. 30 FEB. 6 & 13 
TUES 6-8PM | $30 |NEWPORT ROOM 140
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Introduction to Knitting with Two Colors: Intarsia and Stranded Knitting

This is a class for intermediate knitters who know how to cast on, bind off, and work knit and purl stitches, in rows and in rounds, on double-pointed needles and on circular needles. You will learn how to use multiple colors in two different techniques: intarsia, to knit blocks of color using bobbins in back-and-forth rows, and stranded knitting (also known as Fair Isle knitting), carrying multiple colors continuously while knitting in rounds. The intarsia project will be a pair of baby argyle socks (or another project that uses intarsia techniques) and a hat knit in the round with a 2-color pattern. There is no materials fee for this class. Students will provide their own yarn and knitting needles. Additional details about the knitting patterns and supplies will be available before the class begins.

INSTRUCTOR: RACHEL YODER 
3 SESSIONS | MARCH 5-19
TUES 5:30-7:30PM |$45 | LINCOLN CITY ROOM 208
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Fundamentals of Floral Design

Put your mettle to the petal, and choose from these five separate floral workshops.

New Year Wreath
Suitable for your front door, learn to make a wreath that will give your home a welcoming touch!
Fri., JAN. 19, 5:30-7:30 pm

The Perfect Dozen
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn to arrange 12 carnations (or upgrade to roses if you like!) in a vase with foliage, and filler flower.
FRI., FEB. 2, 5:30-7:30 pm

Tall Arrangement
Utilizing locally sourced foliage, greens, and twigs, plus some non-local flowers, we will learn the mechanics of creating a tall arrangement that is both striking and sturdy.  
FRI., FEB. 23, 5:30-7:30 pm

Easter Centerpiece
Before guests come to enjoy Easter dinner, learn to make a centerpiece that will add elegance and beauty to the gathering.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 5:30-7:30 pm

Tulip Bowl
The symbol of spring, the tulip is both delicate, and indicative of new life.  We will learn how to create a bowl of tulips that is balanced and long-lasting.
FRIDAY., MARCH 22, 5:30-7:30 pm

INSTRUCTOR: TARRAH RICHARDSON
5 SEPARATE CLASSES:
FRIDAYS, JANUARY 19 – MARCH 22
5:30-7PM | $40 PER CLASS
MATERIALS FEE $45 PER CLASS
Newport Florist & Gifts
1738 N Coast Hwy

 

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Still Life Painting in Oil & Acrylic  

Still life is very versatile. You can practice your skills in painting different objects in a controlled environment and use these skills in the future for painting portraits, landscapes/seascapes etc. We are going to focus on the fundamentals of design by finding a compositing, simplifying and painting value studies to create a strong image. In a step-by-step process we will set up a still life, talk about composition and values, mix and apply paints. We will practice painting with several limited palettes that can be a lot of fun. Katia will demonstrate how to mix colors using a clear color theory. She will offer individual instruction to each participant focusing on their strengths. Students will learn the essentials of oil/acrylic painting and become comfortable with solvents (for oils), oil/acrylic mediums, brushes and paints. All levels are welcome.

INSTRUCTOR: KATIA KYTE
2 SESSIONS  |  FEB. 15 & 16
THURS. & FRIDAY 10AM-2 pm | $75
LINCOLN CITY ROOM 220 
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Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

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 to build our own individual best practices towards managing them.  Participants are asked to bring a notepad and pen as they will create their own personalized awareness map in class.

INSTRUCTOR: STEWART BRANNEN
3 SESSIONS | JAN. 9, 16, and 23
TUES. 6:30-8:30PM | $45 | OFFERED VIA ZOOM
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Stewart Brannen

Piece Together Your Writing Puzzle

You want to workshop your work — essays, novels, articles, even poetry? This class is driven by memoir writing as the focus, but we can develop a specialized look at how to get your ideas and dream projects down on paper, or on the screen. Sometimes it takes a community to grow your writing and to encourage you “putting it all down.” We’ll look at memoir writing, but also develop better ways of expressing ourselves as interesting, engaged writers.  Approaching April, we can also look at the power of the word in the form of poetry. However, we’ll focus on your memoirs:  . . .  “Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released.” . . . . “Memories too often die with their owner, and time too often surprises us by running out.”  

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL HAEDER
8-SESSION CLASS | FEB. 2-MARCH 22
FRIDAYS | 2-3:30PM | $ 75 | WALDPORT, 113
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Beginning Reiki Class   

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It’s administered by laying on hands and can be easily learned by anyone.  Reiki has been found to be effective for self-meditation and healing, as well as helping others.  Reiki originated in Japan over 100 years ago and has spread throughout the world. Many hospitals (including Providence in Portland) and healing centers have found Reiki to be helpful when dealing with almost every type of condition. It is an easy to learn healing modality that is especially effective when focusing on yourself. The first level gives you the ability to do Reiki on yourself, family, friends, and pets.

INSTRUCTOR: MIKE & CHELLIE KAMMERMEYER
4 SESSIONS | WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 10-31
2:30-5PM | $50 | MATERIALS FEE $20
LINCOLN CITY, 108
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The Pursuit of Happiness

Happiness is an inside job! What do the happiest people in the world have in common, and what can we learn from them? Cynthia Clayton, PhD, reminds us our happiness depends upon ourselves. When you know the secrets of happiness, you can be happy simply because you want to be happy! You are in the driver’s seat, living proactively and more consciously. Abraham Lincoln once said, “A man is about as happy as he makes up his mind to be.” And now it’s proven: 40% of happiness is determined by our actions and thoughts. Unconditional happiness is an enlightened or awakened state dependent on your perspective and learned ability, not others, nor events or circumstances. Learn happiness habits and techniques, discover the scientific findings and practices for deep and lasting happiness and a meaningful life, including the magic of forgiveness, gratitude, kindness, trusting Life, finding purpose, inspiration, passion, and self-love.  Materials: COMPASS OF HOPE: User Manual for the Human Condition. Choose any of 3 formats, Amazon or https://cdclayton.com

INSTRUCTOR: CYNTHIA CLAYTON
OFFERED 3 times:  JAN. 13, FEB. 10
SAT. 10AM-Noon | $33 | VIA ZOOM
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The Power of Positive Thinking

Your life is what your thoughts make it! Are you undermining your dreams with endless loops of negative thinking? Your mind doesn’t have to be a minefield! Deciding today to take responsibility by becoming a master instead of a slave to your thoughts will change your life more than anything else. Your mind is YOUR domain, and you always have a choice in how to perceive and change its contents. You are a creator! Learn The Law of Creative Consciousness, visualization, and the power of words to create your best possible life; define your needs and values, monitor your mind for cognitive distortions and automatic thoughts; break free from the monkey mind; learn super-simple instant meditation techniques for stress like pausing, breathing, witnessing. Instructor Cynthia Clayton, PhD, offers her best practices for self-transformation.  Materials: COMPASS OF HOPE: User Manual for the Human Condition. Choose any of 3 formats, Amazon or https://cdclayton.com

INSTRUCTOR: CYNTHIA CLAYTON
OFFERED 3 TIMES | JAN. 27, FEB. 24
SAT., 10am-NOON | $33 | via ZOOM
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Introduction to Acting Methods

This two-part workshop offers the beginning actor exercises in a fun and welcoming environment. The first part of the series we discuss and explore the most common acting techniques from classical to improvisation used by theatre and film actors. We introduce traditional ways an actor can find confidence using body, voice, and mind through self-awareness.  In the second part of the series, we explore modern method techniques as well as character and scene analysis. Participants will gain a clearer understanding of acting basics, as well as the deeper work of character development and will learn methods to enhance their own communication skills to apply outside of class beyond theatre contexts. Finally, actors will build methods for receiving constructive feedback about their acting work as it develops.

INSTRUCTOR: JENNIFER CHANEY
TWO SESSIONS  |  MONDAYS, JAN. 22 & 29
6-8PM  |  $35  |  NEWPORT, 179
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Introduction to Theatre Stagecraft  

If you’ve ever been interested in working backstage or wonder how the magic happens – this workshop is for you! We go behind the curtain to offer the beginning theatre maker an entry level exploration of stagecraft in a fun and welcoming environment. Participants will take a deep dive into the terminology and basic methods that theatre makers use to create the technical aspects of stagecraft and illusion. Using examples from popular theatre culture, we explore a few tricks of the trade, the importance of a well-trained backstage crew and why it’s often more fun to be behind the scenes, than on the stage.  (Schedule permitting, we plan to present this workshop at the Newport Performing Arts Center.)  Jennifer Chaney is a local actor, costume designer, theatre maker, and playwright. After 25 years of behind the scenes and onstage community theatre, she recently went back to college to achieve her BA and MFA in Theatre Arts. She currently works at the University of Oregon in their Department of Theatre Arts.

INSTRUCTOR: JENNIFER CHANEY
NOTE: Updated Class Day/Time/Location Information, not available when printed schedule went to press.
1 SESSION | SATURDAY, FEB 10
10AM -12 PM  |  $25  |  NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
777 W Olive St, Newport
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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 sustain our performance at work and at home. We will discuss our daily schedules with other students in the 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
5 SESSIONS  |  FEB. 8 – MARCH 7
THURSDAYS, 5-6PM  I  $45
NEWPORT 245
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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 
OFFERED IN 2 LOCATIONS  |  $45
MONDAYS, JAN. 29 – MARCH 18
7:45-8:45pm | LINCOLN CITY, 108    
THURSDAYS, FEB. 8 – MARCH 21
6:45-7:45pm | NEWPORT, 151  
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Personal Safety & Protection

This course is designed to impart essential knowledge and skills to enhance participants’ personal safety in various environments. This class offers an exploration of key elements crucial to safeguarding oneself and others, including situational awareness, crime prevention, home and personal security, mindset during conflict, and 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 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 students to 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. The course is meant to ultimately foster a greater sense of confidence and well-being in our daily lives.

INSTRUCTOR: LEWIS SMITH
7 SESSIONS | OFFERED IN two LOCATIONS | $45
MONDAYS, JAN. 29 – MARCH 18, 6:30-7:30PM
LINCOLN CITY, 108
THURSDAYS, FEB 8-MARch 21, 5:30-6:30PM
NEWPORT, 151
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Learn to Play Guitar with Richard Paris

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. Class size limited to 12. 

INSTRUCTOR: RICHARD PARIS
THIS IS A 10-SESSION CLASS
THURSDAYS, JAN. 11-MARCH 14 
6-8PM | $75 | LINCOLN CITY, 208
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Playing GUitar

Irish Dancing for Adults

If you love music and dance, but aren’t a spring chicken, this is for you. Folks in Ireland are cradle-to-grave dancers, and there’s something for everyone! From ceili to set, sean-nós to old-style step, Irish dancing involves a lot more than the high-intensity competitive style everyone is familiar with from Riverdance. This class is for adults who love dance and love music, but might not have the knees, ankles, and stamina of a 14-year-old. No high kicks, no jumping about, all low-impact, I promise! A sense of rhythm and some background in dance, gymnastics, ice skating, etc. (anything where you had to string some movements together) will be helpful, but not necessary.  Any kind of flat, well-fitting shoe like an Oxford is fine.

INSTRUCTOR: NORA SHERWOOD
9-SESSIONS | JAN. 22 – MARCH 18 
MONDAYS, 5:30-6:30 PM | $70
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER
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Play the Pennywhistle

Have you ever met someone so happy they danced a JIG? You can help, by learning to play this iconic Celtic instrument-the simple, versatile, and exceptionally portable (perfect for beach bonfires!) penny whistle. From the Chieftains, to the Clancy Brothers, to the Dropkick Murphy’s, the penny whistle (or “tin whistle”) has helped define Celtic music and has been integral to many other genres as well. This class will introduce you to basic playing techniques and some fun tunes to start you out. And, the cost includes your very own penny whistle. (Class is open to ages 16 and up)

INSTRUCTOR: GARY BURMAN
9 SESSIONS | JAN. 22-MAR. 18
MONDAYS, 4:30-5:30 PM
$75 (Includes pennywhistle)
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER
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Nora Sherwood

Engaged Mindfulness Level II

Join us as we embark on a transformative journey learning and deepening our practice of engaged mindfulness skills. Guided by principles of mindfulness psychology, sessions will feature breath awareness, kindness-compassion, open awareness (sounds, thoughts, breath), body scans, walking, yoga, and imagery-focused practices. With experiential meditations, insightful teachings, and group discussions we create a holistic learning experience. Course is designed for beginners through advanced practitioners.

INSTRUCTOR: GARY ARFSTROM
THREE SESSIONS | TUESDAYS, FEB. 6-20
5:30-7pm | $35 | NEWPORT, 151
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Real Estate Property
Manager’s License

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 of 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.

PRESENTED LIVE VIA ZOOM
TUES., January 16 -February 27 | 6-8PM | $550
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Mah Jongg 101    

An exciting tile game that came to the USA in the 1920s, Mah Jongg is played by four players, all 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 
6 SESSIONS | FEB. 13-MAR 19
TUES 1-3pm | $60
$20 MATERIALS FEE
NEWPORT 151
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MahJongg

 

Before End of Life: the Roadmap

It’s always too soon until it’s too late. It’s time to start taking care of business. Let’s ask some key questions:  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 the time to help guide both you and your loved ones will make the process easier. This program helps guide you to organize life and care information. This course is for families, friends, individuals, and caregivers. This is a two-session course. The facilitator is Barbara Bush, a retired Firefighter/EMT/RN with extensive experience in Emergency, Disaster, and Hospice settings. 

INSTRUCTOR: BARBARA BUSH 
Offered three times this term | $30
THURS., Feb. 1 & 8, 5-7PM | LINCOLN CITY, 211
THURS., MARCH 7 & 14, 5-7pm | WALDPORT, 113
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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.  We 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 License 

INSTRUCTOR: GINNY CARPENTER
THURS., FEB. 22 | 9:15AM-4pm
$20 ($25 FOR NON-AARP MEMBERS)
NEWPORT ROOM 140
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Oregon Coast Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or religion in its programs and activities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

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Dave Price

Dave Price

Vice President Engagement and Entrepreneurship

Administration, North Center, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

MBA | Oregon State University ’03
BS Journalism (Advertising Sequence) | University of Kansas ’91
 

Contact

Phone: 541-994-4166

Email: dave.price@oregoncoast.edu

Talaina King

Talaina King

SBDC/NCC Coordinator

Community Education, North Center, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Seattle Pacific University, Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Sociology

Contact

Phone: 541-996-6222 ext. 201

Email: Talaina.King@oregoncoast.edu