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Cooking & Baking

Holiday Cookies with Michelle

Ready to bake holiday cookies that will wow your family and friends? Join Michelle Mausen, owner of My Petite Sweet in Lincoln City and Newport, for an afternoon in the kitchen, learning how to mix, bake, and decorate like a pro. 

INSTRUCTOR: MICHELLE MAUSEN
SUN, NOV. 6  |  2 – 3:30 PM
$25  |  Materials Fee $10 
1654 N. Coast Highway  |  Newport
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Nature

iNaturalist and the Wrack Line

This workshop will introduce you to iNaturalist, a free smartphone and online platform that aids users in identifying all manner of plants, animals, and fungi. We will cover how it is currently being used in the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve in a citizen-science, crowd-sourced, research project.  Using the computing power of AI, learn how you can aid science in studying what is washing ashore at the high tide line of the beach, and how it relates to changes to our ocean and climate.  The Wrack Line Project is an initiative of the Coastal Climate Change + Community Art Science and Tradition Project (4CASTproject.org), a partnership between OSU Marine Studies Initiative, USFS, ODFW, The Nature Conservancy, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and the Cascade Head Biosphere Collaborative.  The course will be co-presented by Paul Robertson, MSc, Staff Scientist & Project and Communication Manager for the Cascade Head Biosphere, and Will Cotton, with the Oregon Coast Aquarium. 

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL ROBERTSON & WILL COTTON
WED., SEPT. 28 & FIELD TRIP SAT, OCT. 1  |  6:30 – 8 PM & 10 – NOON  |  FREE
LINCOLN CITY 
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Birding Basics

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 two-week class. Participants will have access to bird guides and binoculars and will learn how to use them. The final session of the class will be a field trip to identify birds in the area.

INSTRUCTORS: CAREN WILLOUGHBY & LAURA DOYLE
TUE & THURS., SEPT. 20 – SEPT. 29
1:30 – 3 PM  |  $40  |  Materials Fee $10
LINCOLN CITY
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Basics of Beekeeping

Come and learn the basics of beekeeping for beginners such as beekeeping vocabulary, hive equipment, protective gear, where to find help and resources, and challenges and opportunities. The Central Coast Beekeepers will bring in equipment, but no live bees. Members of the club will also attend and be available for a Q&A session at the end of the class.

INSTRUCTOR: JUDI IRVING
WED., OCT. 26  |  2 – 5 PM  |  $25
NEWPORT
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The Perennial Garden:  Year-After-Year Beauty

Interested in a garden that comes back year after year with a minimum of fuss?  Want to know about plants that a proven success record in our coastal climate?  Did you know that the fall is the best time to plant perennials?  Come join local Master Gardeners and learn the tips and tricks to a beautiful ornamental garden including their favorite perennial gems!

INSTRUCTORS: MARY JANE BONELITZ & CATHI BLOCK
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28  |  10 – 11:30 AM  |  $20 
LINCOLN CITY
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Be a Successful Dahlia Grower

Come join a local Master Gardener Julie Moore and learn everything you want to know about being a successful dahlia grower. Julie is a renown, award winning dahlia grower and has her own dahlia business in Otis.  Bring all your questions and aspirations about dahlias and meet Julie in the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at the edge of the OCCC Lincoln City campus parking lot.   We will adjourn to a room in the college to talk dahlias.

INSTRUCTOR: JULIE MOORE
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20  | 10 AM – NOON  |  FREE  |  LINCOLN CITY
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Music & Dance

Guitar with Richard Paris

In this, one of the most-popular classes in the lineup of OCCC Community Ed offerings, beginning and intermediate students receive group instruction as well as one-on-one instruction at times, according to musical interests and level of ability. Come to your first class with a favorite song in mind – one you’ve
always wished you could play. By the end of the class, Richard will have you strumming it happily. This method keeps students interested, which is key to maintain motivation. Class size limited to 12.

INSTRUCTOR: RICHARD PARIS
THURS., SEPT. 22 – DEC. 1  |  6 – 8 PM  |  $75
NO CLASS NOV. 24
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON FOR THIS CLASS

Argentine Tango

Learn and practice Argentine Tango.  Argentine Tango is a social dance enjoyed by people all over the world. Eight two-hour classes offered in two locations, Lincoln City and Newport. Participants have the option to attend at either location. No partner required. Please wear smooth-soled shoes or wool socks.

INSTRUCTORS: KANWAL SACHDEVA & MICAELA ZIMMERMAN
THURS., OCT. 6 – DEC. 1  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM   |  $65
(No class Nov. 24)
OCCC CENTRAL COUNTY CAMPUS  |  NEWPORT
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INSTRUCTORS: KANWAL SACHDEVA & KRISTA EDDY
TUESDAYS, OCT. 4 – NOV. 29  
(No class Oct. 25) 
6:30 – 8:30 PM  |  $65
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Art

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 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., SEPT. 21  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $20  |  $30 Materials Fee  |  NEWPORT
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WED., OCT. 12  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $20  |  $30 Materials Fee  |  LINCOLN CITY
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Advanced Techniques of Gyotaku

This advanced class is designed for those individuals who have previously enrolled in the introductory Gyotaku course taught by the instructor.
During this advanced, hands-on course, participants will warm up by creating multiple prints before integrating additional elements onto their prints.  This class is technique driven, and potentially involve printing of botanicals, multiple fish and creating rocky habitat.    

INSTRUCTOR: BRUCE KOIKE
WED., SEPT. 28  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $30  |  $30 Materials Fee 
NEWPORT
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WED., OCT. 19  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $30  |  $30 Materials Fee
LINCOLN CITY
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Beginning Ceramics

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 Tuesday 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 $35, on the first day of class.

INSTRUCTOR: ANDREA PARIS 
TUE & THURS., SEPT. 20 – NOV. 10  |  1 – 3 PM  |  $90  |  Materials Fee $35
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER
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Watercolor

Students will learn and practice skills in watercolor painting. We’ll practice using different tools and techniques to create layering effects for depth in subjects inspired by nature, and we’ll focus on skills for painting outdoors or in a travel journal. Over the 4 weeks, we’ll add techniques to build up to one or two final paintings, per student’s choice. Class studio time includes group reflection and instructor support and feedback to improve skills. Request a materials list from OCCC, or purchase a complete kit from the instructor for additional fee as listed below.

INSTRUCTOR: JEN HERNANDEZ
THURS., SEPT. 22 – OCT. 13  |  10 – 11:30 AM  |  Newport
$85  | $25 Materials Fee 
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Bespoke Bookbinding I

Create your own sketchbooks and journals in Bespoke Bookbinding for Beginners. In this class, students will learn basic binding methods, design, and craft their own covers, and create 4 completely unique handbound books that can be used for journals or sketchbooks. RRequest a materials list from OCCC, or purchase a complete kit from the instructor for additional fee as listed below.

INSTRUCTOR: JEN HERNANDEZ
THURS., SEPT. 22 – OCT. 13
1 – 2:30 PM  |  NEWPORT
$65  |  $35 Materials Fee 
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Bespoke Bookbinding II

More bespoke Bookinding! In this class, we’ll practice some more artistic bookbinding techniques including starbooks, rebinding old book covers, soft cover binding (longstitch) and accordion books. No previous experience necessary, class is for beginner bookbinders, need not have taken Bookbinding I. Request a materials list from OCCC, or purchase a complete kit from the instructor for additional fee as listed below.

INSTRUCTOR: JEN HERNANDEZ
THURS., OCT. 20 – NOV. 10  |  10 – 11:30 AM  |  Newport
$65  |  $35 Materials Fee 
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Gouache

Create whimsical illustrations and paintings with gouache, a water-based medium that layers like acrylic and dries with a matte finish. Perfect for children’s illustrations, cards, and small paintings, this medium can bring to life all kinds of wondrous imaginings. This is a beginner-friendly class with live instruction on materials and techniques. Students can expect to end the class with at least 2 finished paintings. Request a materials list from OCCC, or purchase a complete kit from the instructor for additional fee as listed below.

INSTRUCTOR: JEN HERNANDEZ
THURS., OCT. 20 – NOV. 10  |  1 – 2:30 PM  |  NEWPORT
$65  |  $25 Materials Fee
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Tiny Mosaic: Tidepools

Create a small tidepool mosaic to brighten your home. We’ll use colorful stained glass on a 6” upcycled tile base. Using a template of a sea star or anemone, you’ll learn two methods that allow you to decide if you’ll grout later or skip it, your choice! Grouting demo in class and video link so you can do that part at home with confidence. All materials and use of tools included (take home provided grout). Class size limited to 10.

INSTRUCTOR: JOANNE DASCHEL
SAT, OCT. 22  | 10 – 3 PM | $85 
LINCOLN CITY
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Visionary Painting with Wrenna Monet

Lincoln County artist  Wrenna Monet has studied all over the world, experimenting with different painting techniques under the tutelage of masters of surrealism, realism, and portraiture. After studying at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art, where she learned the old masters’ techniques of painting with light in the “Mischtenik,” she undertook her own alchemy – combining her techniques and experimenting to see what fit best for her. She has come up with her own mixed media process using multiple media, but for this workshop will be working with acrylics as the base medium to guide you on your own journey to take home with you, and for you to take your art to the next level. Wrenna has sold her work across the world, and before the pandemic personally delivered a piece to the boxer Mike Tyson in California.

In this workshop you will:

-Learn what visionary art is, how it is changing the world of art and how to be a painter.

-Learn how to create a drawing for a template to create a visionary painting.

-How to lay a foundation for your template to bring your visions and ideas to life.

-Learn painting etiquette, blending, brushes, glazing techniques, transparencies, layering, and mix media techniques.

-How to heal through self-expression by creating art in some of the old masters’ techniques of painting.

-How to create a sacred space to start painting at home, how to paint with light, and how to allow the painting to paint itself.

Note: All registrants will be provided with a materials list. There are numerous items on the list; to request a list prior to registration, simply call OCCC at
541-994-4166.

INSTRUCTOR: WRENNA MONET
TUE, OCT. 11 – NOV. 15  |  4-7PM
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General Drawing Skills

New or returning to drawing and art making? This course will help facilitate fundamental drawing skills that can be used to have fun, make fine art drawings as well prep work for painting projects. We will go over tone, perspective, basic design & composition as well drawing from life. The year 2022 marks the sixth year Sean has taught his drawing classes at OCCC. Come see why so many students keep asking him to come back!

Recommended tools: a basic drawing kit, ruler and a pad of drawing paper is a good idea. A #2 pencil and printer paper will work, too.

INSTRUCTOR: SEAN HOLLENHORS

SAT, OCT. 8 – NOV. 5  |  10:30 – 12:30 PM  |  $50
WALDPORT
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Photography

Basic Photography

Bring your camera and camera manuals to this informative class. It will provide a better understanding of the following: image quality settings, shutter releases, focusing modes, area of the frame, flash modes, white balance, metering modes, the exposure triangle, and histograms. Each area will be explained, and you will find these camera settings on your cameras. Participants will have time to explore their camera setting in the classroom and /or outside. This course will also touch on general composition and lighting.

INSTRUCTOR: JEFFERY COX
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27  |  1 – 4 PM  |  $35
WALDPORT
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Smartphone Photography

This course will give you the basics for whatever type of smartphone you may have. Please bring your phone to class. The general settings of most camera phones with be covered with time for students to explore these settings. This course will also address composition as well as photography fundamentals such as exposure, f-stops, shutter speed and more. Then we will cover various camera modes, including portrait mode (location, lighting, plus more) and landscape photography. Accessories for camera phones will also be discussed.

INSTRUCTOR: JEFFERY COX
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20  |  1 – 4 PM  |  $25
WALDPORT
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Digital Photography: The Basics

Learn about the use of the mode dial, and the different menus. Learn the meaning of the camera icons and how to use them properly to take different types of photos. Learn how to transfer photographs to a computer. Learn basic photo composition and creative uses of a digital camera for taking portraits, landscapes, wildlife photography, documentation of current events and much more. Saturday field trip optional.

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL CALKINS
THURS., SEPT. 29 – OCT. 13 & SAT OCT. 8  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $50 
LINCOLN CITY
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Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics

Learn about the use of the mode dial, and the different menus. Learn the meaning of the camera icons and how to use them properly to take different types of photos. Learn how to transfer photographs to a computer. Learn 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. Saturday field trip optional.

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL CALKINS
THURS., OCT. 20 – NOV. 3 & SAT OCT. 29  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $50 
LINCOLN CITY
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Fitness

Lincoln City Parks and Rec: Intro to Wellness

Intro to Wellness! The Lincoln City Parks & Recreation Department invites new attendees to learn about the many wellness opportunities offered at the Lincoln City Community Center. Join us on October 22 for a two-hour exploration workout and class sample of dry land and aquatic fitness classes. The first hour will be dedicated to Strength & Balance and Gentle Yoga and the second hour will be making waves in the pool with an Aqua Shallow and Aqua Deep workout. Participants will need to come prepared for both sets of classes, all other equipment is provided.

HOST: LINCOLN CITY PARKS AND REC
SAT, OCT. 22  |  9 AM – NOON  |  $10
LINCOLN CITY COMMUNITY CENTER
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Potpourri

Mahjongg

An exciting tile game that came to the U.S.A. in the 1920s, Mahjongg is played by four players, each striving independently to create a successful hand from 152 tiles. The class will be taught to National Mahjongg League (bet you didn’t know there was one!) standards. After a couple of classes, we will be learning as we play.
Class size limited to 8.

INSTRUCTOR: BARBARA BUSH

TUE, OCT. 4 – NOV. 8  |  2 – 4 PM  |  $60 |  Materials Fee $20 
LINCOLN CITY 
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Fundamentals of Mindfulness

This brand-new-for-’22 offering presents concepts and skills of engaged mindfulness. It explores the practical skills of mindfulness. Workshop content will include practicing seated, walking, and standing meditation, body scanning, and stretching or yoga activities. The sessions will feature group discussion of the activities and hand-out materials, along with on-site personal consultation with the instructor. Upon successfully completing this course, students will have learned how to apply mindfulness in all areas of daily living. The benefits of a regular mindfulness practice include:

• Affect tolerance (less stress, worry and anger)

• Equanimity

• Better concentration and mental clarity

• Happier relationships

• Improved coping & personal health management

INSTRUCTOR: GARY ARFSTROM 
TUE, OCT. 4 – OCT. 25  |  6 – 7:30 PM  |  $75     
NEWPORT 
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Car-Fit Event with AARP

This is a free outdoor workshop offered by AARP Driver Safety.  The purpose of this event is for participants to bring their cars to the event and meet with technical advisors who will assist each driver in making necessary adjustments to their cars to enhance safety. These adjustments could include mirror settings, seat settings, steering wheel adjustments, head restraints, lap belts, and more. As it is held outdoors by necessity, this event is weather-dependent and may be canceled with short notice.  There is no charge to participants for this event. 

TUE, OCT. 4  |  1 PM  |  NEWPORT 
TUE, OCT. 11  |  1 PM  |  LINCOLN CITY 
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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 from 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.  Participants should bring a drink and a sack lunch on the day of class.  

TUE, SEPT. 20  |  8:30 AM – 4 PM  |  Materials Fee INFO, ABOVE
NEWPORT
TUE, SEPT. 27  |  8:30 AM – 4 PM  |  Materials Fee INFO, ABOVE
LINCOLN CITY 
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Before the End of Life

Have you updated addresses for your beneficiaries with banks and agencies? Who knows where your storage unit or lockbox are? Many folks have a will and most have a game plan in their mind, but whether they have shared these with family members or executors is often a question. Instructor Barbara Bush notes, “the best deaths I have seen are when the business of end-of-life matters are taken care of by you.” Information on property decisions, material goods, executor duties, celebrations, getting your family involved with positivity….and so many more topics will be covered in this open-format course.

INSTRUCTOR: BARBARA BUSH
THURS., OCT. 13 & OCT. 20  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $30  |  NEWPORT 
TUE, OCT. 11 & OCT. 18  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $30  |  LINCOLN CITY
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Zen Meditation 

Just below the chatter of our minds lies the deep pool of
tranquility. Do you know it? Would you like to? 

INSTRUCTOR: JOE ARMENIO
SESSION 1: MON., WED. & FRI, OCT. 3, 5 & 7  | 5:30 – 7 PM
$35  |  NEWPORT
SESSION 2: MON., WED. & FRI, OCT. 17, 19 & 21  |  5:30 – 7 PM
$35  |  NEWPORT 
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Astrology 101

Astrology 101 is a course designed to offer the student a clear path to understanding, reading, and interpreting, the Western Astrological Chart. Astrology is the most popular metaphysical science of the day and helps students gain greater knowledge and understanding of themselves, and those around them.  Upon completing the course, students will be able to identify and weave together the four components that make up a chart (planets, signs, houses & aspects). 

INSTRUCTOR: LAURA L. RAMSEY
TUE, OCT. 4 – NOV. 1  |  10 – 11 AM  |  $40
LINCOLN CITY
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Creativity Boot Camp

Do you ever say to yourself: “I wish I were more creative”? Creativity is a learnable skill, and amping up your creative thinking skillset can help you better problem-solve at work and at home. Embark on a creative journey with The Creativity Boot Camp, a short two-hour class to give you the tools you need to enter a more creative mindset. In this class, you learn what creativity is, and what foundational skills and experiences you’ll need to grow your own creativity. You’ll learn tools and exercises to train your mind to think more creatively. You’ll also learn how lead a group brainstorming session. Attendees will come away with a set of information sheets and worksheets to continue their creative journey.
Instructor Paul Schuytema has worked as an entrepreneur, economic developer, writer, teacher, software developer, computer game designer, concert promoter, musician, and creativity trainer. He taught the Creativity Boot Camp at the international Game Developers Conference for over a dozen years and was a presenter at the World Creativity Symposium at Wake Forest University.

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL SCHUYTEMA
WED., OCT. 19  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $45  |  LINCOLN CITY 
THURS., OCT. 20  |  5:30 -7:30 PM  |  $45  |  NEWPORT 
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Estate Plans: Wills and Trusts 

Will your estate plan cause pain and dissent 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 guidelines for the appropriate disposition of assets upon death.  Content of the class involves a discussion of the use of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives.  We will also consider questions of planning that include IRA’s and other retirement assets.

INSTRUCTOR: BRIAN HAGGERTY
TUE, OCT. 11 – OCT. 25  |  9 – 11 AM  |  $35 
NEWPORT 
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Homebuying 101

Are you tired of renting? Come take a short course to help prepare you to buy your own home instead of paying someone else’s mortgage. The first half of the class will cover basics on what is needed for the mortgage process- monthly income, credit, and how much money is needed to get into a home of your own. The second half of the class will focus on how to pick the best home for you and what to look for to best fit your needs.

INSTRUCTOR: KAMILE MELTON AND HANNAH KATZ 
WED., SEPT. 21  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $15
LINCOLN CITY
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Beginning Knitting

This is a class for the brand-new knitter and for anyone who wants to refresh their skills.  You will learn to cast on, work knit and purl stitches, work increase and decrease stitches, bind off, read a knitting pattern, and dye wool yarn using Kool-Aid and a microwave oven.  We will talk about sources of information about knitting patterns, techniques, tools, and materials, and how to choose yarn for a project.  Finally, you will learn how to use blocking to give your projects a professional appearance.  The class project will be knitting a pair of fingerless mitts (or another project of your choice). Class size limited to 8.

INSTRUCTOR: RACHEL YODER
THURSDAYS, OCT. 6 – 20  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  
$45  |  Materials Fee $10
LINCOLN CITY 
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Intermediate Knitting

This is a class for knitters with basic skills (cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch) who want to build on those skills.  You will learn about alternative methods for casting on, and where each is useful; using knit and purl stitches to create texture; how to knit cables; knitting in the round using a circular needle and using double-pointed needles (useful for making hats and socks); following knitting patterns and charts; and using increases and decreases to shape knitting.  The class project will be a knitted hat or cowl, incorporating cables, textured stitches, and shaping (or other project of your choice).  Students are encouraged to buy their own yarn for this class (approximately
100 g of worsted weight wool, wool blend, or good quality acrylic in any color). Class size limited of 10. 

INSTRUCTOR: RACHEL YODER
THURS., NOV. 3 – 17  |  5:30-7:30 PM
$45  |  Materials Fee $10
LINCOLN CITY 
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Real Estate Brokers License 

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 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. Start in September and take your test before the end of Fall! There are cheaper independent study programs available. This course, though, proves the reliable axiom that one gets what one pays for. The first class will start Thursday, September 29 and will meet each Thursday night from 5:30-8:30 for 10 weeks. December 8 will be the last Thursday class, and there will be one Saturday class on December 10 from 9-5. The Saturday class is a review day.

THURS., SEPT. 29 – DEC. 8 & SAT, DEC. 10  |  5:30 – 8:30 PM  |  $600 
NO CLASS THURS., NOV. 24
LIVE, VIA ZOOM 
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Real Estate Property Manager

This course introduces the Oregon real estate property manager to licensing laws and rules including statutes within ORS696 pertaining to property management and OAR863. The course is designed to get you prepared to take the State of Oregon Property Manager License Exam. This 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. For additional information call 503-551-4467. All materials provided.

TUE, OCT. 4 – NOV. 15  |  6 – 8 PM  |  $550 
LIVE, VIA ZOOM 
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Anti-Racism study group 

Wanting to learn more about how to be an anti-racist? Wishing you could join a book group? Join us in reading a couple of books on anti-racism! Over the 10 weeks of class, we’ll start by reading Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm and then The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee. We’ll meet over zoom for 2 hours a week on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm beginning on September 22 and ending on December 8th. Participants will read approximately two chapters each week (about 30 or so pages per week) in preparation for the week’s class. Questions will be provided to focus the reading and enhance the discussions. The objective is to have an honest discussion about racism from both institutional and individual perspectives. This class is appropriate for both seasoned learners or newbies to the practice of anti-racism. Participants will be responsible for obtaining both books and are expected to attend all meetings. 

INSTRUCTOR: DR. FRANKI TRUJILLO-DALBEY
TUE, SEPT. 27 – NOV. 29  |  6 – 8 PM  |  $40  |  LIVE, VIA ZOOM
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Food As Medicine: Herbal Honey + Oxymels

Many medicinal herbs are tasty and can be prepared as food rather than what many typically think of as medicine. The herbs this class will cover are GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) and have been utilized as food plants or culinary herbs for centuries. Participants will learn how to craft an Herbal Honey and an Oxymel utilizing wild, and/or organically grown herbs and foods. Everyone will go home with some Herbal Honey and a jar of Oxymel. A handout with detailed instructions and recipes is included.

INSTRUCTOR: FRANCES O’HALLORAN
TUE, OCT. 25  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $20  |  Materials Fee $25
NEWPORT
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Topical Herbal Medicine Herbal Body Oils, Lotion Bars & Scrubs

Herbal Oils are delightful for soothing skin irritations, wounds, dry skin, inflammation, and a variety of other challenges. Botanical infused oils act to extract and preserve the medicinal properties of plants, providing a convenient & pleasurable form of topical application. Participants will learn how to craft an herbal infused medicinal oil which can then be used to make numerous herbal healing products. This class will craft our Herbal oil into a Lotion bar and a Body scrub. Everyone will go home with some of our co-created Herbal delights. A handout with detailed instructions and recipes is included. 2 Continuing Education Credits ( CE’s ) for Body Workers.

INSTRUCTOR: FRANCES O’HALLORAN
TUE, DEC. 6  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $20  |  Materials Fee $25
NEWPORT
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DISABILITIES

Oregon Coast Community College is committed to providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities throughout the College community. Students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our philosophy is to maximize your independence and self-reliance, providing a variety of support options to assist you in achieving your educational and/or vocational objectives. To receive services, you must submit documentation of your disabling condition(s) to the Vice President for Student Affairs. To initiate support services, please contact Andres Oroz, Vice President for Student Affairs, at 541-867-8511. Students are responsible for requesting, in a timely manner, accommodation and documenting the nature and extent of their disability.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

The College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the College complies with applicable provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA’), and all local and state civil rights laws. Under this policy, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of this policy and other College efforts designed for that purpose.

Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact either: 
Andres Oroz, Vice President for Student Affairs
or
Joy Gutknecht, Human Resources Manager

Questions can also be mailed to their attention at:
400 SE College Way, Newport, OR  97366. 

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