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Each term, Oregon Coast Community College presents a compelling lineup of non-credit, affordable and inspiring Community Education courses. 

Fall 2021 Community Education Lineup  |  September – December, 2021

Courses listed in order they appear in ‘Catch the Wave’

Curious about face-covering requirements and other pandemic-related issues? Presently, face coverings are required at OCCC locations.  Some of these courses won’t be offered until late Fall, and state guidance and mandates may change over time. Please feel free to call our office at 541-994-4166 prior to your event(s) to get the latest. Thanks!

All in Our Back Yard: Discovering Oregon's Whales

All in Our Backyard:Whale fluke
Discovering Oregon’s Whales

Spotting flukes and spouts is literally just scratching the surface of what our local ocean has in store for the serious observer. In this class, you will learn about the diverse species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises found along the Oregon Coast. The course will explore natural history and will offer tips on identification and best methods for whale watching.

THURS., SEPT. 30  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM
LIVE, VIA ZOOM  |  $10 
Register Here

Witness an Amazing Journey of Survival: From the Arctic to Baja and Back

Witness an Amazing Journey of Survival:
From the Arctic to Baja and Back

In this one-hour workshop, you’ll discover the remarkable migratory patterns of the gray whales that pass by our shores twice a year. Participants will learn about the species and its history, as well as threats these mammals face along with various conservation efforts underway to support them.

THURS., DEC. 2  |  5:30 – 6:30 PM
LIVE, VIA ZOOM  |  $5 
Register Here

Aquariums 101 & Tour of OCCC's Aquarium Science Facility

Aquariums 101 & AQS TourAquarium

Home aquariums are a great way to add life and color to your home. Watching an aquarium full of fish has even been shown to lower blood pressure! But like any hobby, aquarium keeping is not something to rush into without doing some research.  This class will discuss different types of aquariums commonly kept by hobbyists, the best sources for aquarium equipment, animals, and plants. We will also discuss common mistakes many beginning aquarium keepers make and how to avoid them. The class will meet in the Aquarium Science (AQS) Building and will include a tour of the facility.

Instructor: Larry Boles
Friday, Oct. 29 | 10am-11:30am
NEWPORT  | $10
Register Here

Canceled - Fly Tying & Fly Fishing

Fly Tying & Fly Fishing

Sener Otrugman

Sener Otrugman and Waverly.

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

MONDAY, OCT. 4 – NOV. 22 |3:30 – 5:30 PM 
This class is being postponed until the Winter term. 
Registrants will be contacted via email and fully refunded. 

SOLD OUT - Beginning Guitar Instruction

Beginning Guitar InstructionGuitar Player

Nobody liked the pandemic, but those guitar students who turn out term after term to spend time with our charming, talented, and “totes-chill” guitar instructor really hated it. They did not want to miss the chance to hang out in the classroom once a week with Richard Paris, to be taught how to play their favorite jams. Now, once again, they can – and so can you! In this class, beginning and intermediate students receive group instruction as well as one-on-one attention, according to musical interests and level of ability. This method keeps students interested, which is key to maintain motivation.

THURS., SEPT. 30 – DEC. 9  |  6-8 PM
NO CLASS NOV. 11 & NOV. 25
Sorry, class is sold out.

Birding Basics

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

TUES. & THURS., SEPT. 28 – OCT. 7  |  1 – 2:30 PM
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Conversational German

Conversational German

Katja the Instructor

Katja Mueller

Learn enough German to get through your vacation. Upon completion of these ten classes, you will be able to navigate
all aspects of travel including ordering food, shopping, and engaging in simple conversations.

MON., OCT. 4 – DEC. 6   |   5:30 – 7 PM
NEWPORT  |  $95 
Register Here

SOLD OUT - Cooking: Holiday Appetizers with Olde Line Lanes

Holiday Apps,
with Olde Line Lanes

How to create holiday appetizers that will make your party one to remember. Join Ethan and Danelle of Olde Line Lanes for an evening in the kitchen, learning how to create a winning meat & cheese tray and tackle Oysters Rockefeller and Mushroom Gougeres like a pro.

THURSDAY, NOV. 18 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Sorry, Sold Out

SOLD OUT - Cooking with Steve: Oregon Oysters & More

Cooking with Steve: Oregon Oysters

Steve Sprague

Steve Sprague

Chef Steve Sprague will be preparing a meal in person at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Sit back and watch as Steve prepares this fantastic plate for you to enjoy. Participants will be able to ask questions during the session and do some taste testing at the end. The menu will include fried oyster po-boys with Cajun remoulade, plus sole a la grenobloise, and oysters on the half-shell with Szechuan peppercorn mignonette. 

THURSDAY, OCT. 28 (Note: Typo in printed edition erroneously stated “Oct. 25”)  | 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Sorry, Sold Out!

SOLD OUT - Cooking with Steve: Tapas

Cooking with Steve: Tapas

Join Chef Steve Sprague for a taste of Spain. Learn to cook a variety of tapas. These small plates are perfect for a light lunch, cocktail party, or as hors d’oeuvres for your upcoming holiday get-togethers. These simple, bold flavors are bound to be a hit with friends and family, no matter what the occasion.

THURSDAY, NOV. 4 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM
NOTE: in-person class is FULL. Zoom registrations still welcome.  Call 541-994-4166 with questions.
Sorry, Sold Out

SOLD OUT - Cooking: Baking Holiday Cookies with My Petite Sweet

Holiday Cookies, with My Petite SweetCookies

Learn how 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.

2-3:30 PM, WED., NOV. 17
Sorry, Sold Out

Watersheds, Water Quality & Salmon Lecture Series & Field Trip

Watersheds, Water Quality and Salmon

Salmon River Estuary

Source: GoogleEarth

Explore the interactions of our coastal watersheds and the fish that call them home in this introductory lecture and field trip series. Thanks to a partnership with Oregon State University and our local watershed council, this series will draw from the expertise of three lecturers, culminating with a tour of some local watershed restoration sites. Learn about the interplay between streams, forests, and other landscapes, and how those interactions affect water quality and life below the surface. The course is aimed at newcomers and all parties interested in learning more about our local ecology and the needs and efforts to protect it. No scientific experience necessary.

All sessions held at OCCC in LINCOLN CITY  |  $60
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Watershed introduction, stream and riparian interconnectedness
This class will introduce watersheds and in particular an understanding of stream hydrology and its interactions with the adjacent riparian areas of the stream banks. 
Thursday, October 7  |  6-8pm 
Derek Godwin, Extension Watershed Management, Oregon State University  

Measuring Water Quality & Water Quantity in Coastal Ecosystems
Class will provide basic overview of the primary water quality parameters and demonstrate the methods used in the field and in the lab to determine Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Conductivity, Temperature, Turbidity, Bacteria, and Flow.   
Thursday, October 14  |  6-8pm
Paul Robertson, MSc, Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council 

Anadromous species of fish in coastal Oregon and their habitats
The class will cover life histories of Pacific salmon, trout and lamprey, species distributions along the Oregon coast and their habitat components, such as water, substrate, instream structures, and riparian vegetation.
Thursday, October 21  |  6-8pm
Dr. Guillermo Giannico, Extension Fisheries Specialist, Oregon State University 

 Field Trip
Class will visit stream restoration sites in the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Boundary, rounding out the classroom learnings.    
Saturday, October 23  |  10am-1pm 

SOLD OUT - Disaster Preparedness for the Pacific Northwest

Disaster Preparedness for the Pacific Northwest

Jim Kusz

Jim Kusz, pictured receiving the OACCE Community Educator of the Year for Oregon in 2018.

Wildfires. Tsunamis. Mudslides. Flooding. Windstorms. The list of reasons to take this workshop is long, and seems to be getting longer every year. In this free workshop – the best-attended course in the history of OCCC’s Community Ed program – you’ll learn what environmental, meteorological, and man-made events have struck our region in the past, and how to prepare for them in the future. You’ll learn how to build a cache of supplies your family will need to ride out a short-term disaster, and what you will need to stay comfortable in the event of a long-term emergency.

TUES. & THURS., OCT. 26 & 28  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM
Sorry, Sold Out

Winterizing Your Garden & Gardening Tools

Winterizing Your Garden & Your Gardening Tools 

Come join a local Master Gardener and learn about different ways to winterize your garden.  Topics covered will include making your garden a wildlife habitat all year long, winter vegetables, other plants that thrive through the winter, preparing your tools after a busy summer, and many others.  Mary Jane is looking forward to seeing you and sharing your mutual, year-’round love of gardening.

WED., OCT. 6  |  10-11 AM  |  LINCOLN CITY  |  $10
Register Here

Digital Photography Series, Lincoln City & Waldport

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.

THURS., SEPT. 30 – OCT. 14  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM
Sorry, Sold Out

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. 

THURS., OCT. 21 – NOV. 4  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM
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DSLR Camera Basics                            

The students will bring their camera and camera manuals. They will have hands on practice in the following areas: Camera modes, image quality settings, shutter releases, focusing modes, area of the frame, flash modes, white balance, metering modes, the exposure triangle, and histograms.

WALDPORT  |  $35
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Composition Basics

The students will bring their camera and camera manuals. This class will cover the following area: Direction of light, Composition basics, Techniques of Composition, Creative exposures and Equipment and Accessories.

WALDPORT  |  $35
Register Here

SOLD OUT - Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts & More

Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts & More   

Will your estate plan cause hurt and dissension in your family? This short course will address fundamental issues involved in creating an effective estate plan.  The class teaches you the strategies needed for effective management of your assets as you age (including during periods of incapacity), and 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.

TUES., OCT. 19 – NOV. 2  |  9 – 11 AM
NEWPORT  |  $35 
Sorry, Sold Out

Before the End of Life: Nuts & Bolts

Before the End of Life: Nuts & Bolts

How much planning for the years preceding your death have you really done? Many folks have a will, and most have a game plan in their mind but whether they have shared these with family members is often – No.  The best deaths I have seen are when the business of end of your life is taken care of by you! Information on property decisions, material goods, executorships, celebrations, getting your family involved with joy and lightheartedness….and so many more topics will be covered in this open format course.

WED., OCT. 13-27  |  1-3 PM
NEWPORT  |  $30
WED., NOV. 3-17  |  1-3 PM
WALDPORT  |  $30
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Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet

Healthy diet, healthy planet  

Diseases which plague our populations like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are quite often food-born illnesses which are directly correlated with our Western diet of rich, animal-based and/or processed foods. These foods are virtually absent in a Whole-Food, Plant-Based (WFPB) diet which emphasizes whole (living) plant-foods. Many studies have shown that whole plant foods have the potential to not only prevent but reverse or improve these common diseases and promote weight loss. In addition, the animal agriculture and processed food industries are by far the most environmentally destructive industries from every sector: land use, water pollution, soil degradation, air pollution, deforestation, oceanic deletion/die-offs, and oxygen depletion. A plant-based lifestyle can reduce one’s eco-footprint and impact on our over-burdened healthcare system. This class will debunk modern myths about nutrition, show evidence of the healing power of plants, and provide practical methods to put you on a pathway towards plant-based living.

FRIDAY, OCT. 15 – OCT. 29  |  NOON – 2 PM
NEWPORT  |  $35

Class Closed - Sleep Well, Be Well

Sleep well, be well

Each of our bodily systems rely upon our ability to get adequate sleep to function properly. And, quality sleep occurs when we have a functional balance within our bodily systems. Most sleep disorders are symptoms of a disruption within one or more of these bodily systems. This class explores many common sleep disorders and their origins. By modifying our lifestyle choices, we can achieve a balance between good sleep and overall wellness.

FRIDAY, OCT. 22 – OCT. 29  |  3 – 5 PM
NEWPORT  |  $35
Sorry, Class is Closed

Zen Meditation

Zen Meditation

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

SESSION 1  |  WED., SEPT. 29-OCT. 13  |  6-7:30 PM
SESSION 2  |  WED., OCT. 20-NOV. 3  |  6-7:30 PM
SESSION 3  |  WED., NOV. 10-NOV. 24  |  6-7:30 PM
$35 each session, or REGISTER FOR ALL THREE – JUST $75
Register Here

SOLD OUT - Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Fish Printing


Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Fish Printing   

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.   

TUES, OCT 5  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM
NEWPORT  |  $40  |  $10 MATERIALS FEE | Sorry, Sold Out
THUR, OCT 21  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM
Sorry, Sold Out

Surf's Up! Mosaic Exterior Art

Surf’s Up!  Mosaic exterior art  mosaic

Paddle into the art of mosaic with this mini surfboard-shaped sign, providing a whimsical splash of color year-round on your house or garden fence. This course is suitable for beginners, but ambitious students can opt to include up to four house numbers as part of the design. Learn exterior mosaic technique and materials, and use of a simple glass-cutting tool. We will grout your projects in class during the second session. Templates, all materials and tools (for in-studio use) provided. 

SAT., OCT. 16 & 23  |  9 – 2 PM & 10 – NOON
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Tiny Mosaic Landscape

MosaicTiny Mosaic Landscape

Intermediate mosaic artists can create a diminutive coastal landscape in stained glass mosaic, 8-inches square. Hone your glass-cutting chops on several shapes of glass tesserae (the pieces of a mosaic) while learning some fundamental design and color skills. We will use a direct technique that doesn’t require grouting, but you’ll get a grout demonstration in case you want to do that at home. Templates, all materials and tools (for in-studio use) provided. 

SAT., NOV. 6  |  9 – 2 PM
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Oil Painting Using the Wet-on-Wet Method

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.

WED., OCT. 20 – NOV. 17  |  3 – 5 PM WALDPORT  |  $75  |  $30 MATERIALS FEE
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Painting with Watercolor & Acrylics

Painting with Watercolor and Acrylics Painting

Students will learn and practice skills in painting in two mediums: watercolor and acrylic paints. We will practice using different tools and techniques to create layering effects for depth in subjects inspired by nature. We will spend three weeks on watercolor, and then switch to three weeks of acrylics. Materials list will be provided to registrants; materials are available to purchase from instructor or on your own.

WED., OCT. 20 – NOV. 24  |  1 – 3 PM
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General Drawing Skills

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, and to prep for painting projects. We will go over tone, perspective, basic design and composition as well drawing from life.  Recommended tools: a basic drawing kit, ruler and a pad of drawing paper is a good idea. A #2 pencil and printer paper works, too.

SAT., OCT. 16 – NOV. 13
10:30 – 12:30 PM
WALDPORT  |  $50 
Register Here

CANCELED - Drawing & Colored Pencils

Drawing & Colored Pencils 

Learn and practice techniques in pencil drawing and colored pencil art on subjects including animals, plants, portraits, and landscape. We will focus on photo realism and colorful expression to create incredible artistic effects. Materials list will be provided to registrants; materials are available to purchase from instructor or on your own. 

MON., SEPT .27 – NOV. 8  | 1 – 3 PM
NEWPORT  |  $60
Sorry, class has been canceled. 

Physical Fitness in Lincoln City & Newport

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Offerings

Lincoln City Community Center

Aquatic Exercise
Make some waves with a multi-level class incorporating a variety or formats to keep you moving and motivated. Water exercise is low impact, but not low intensity! Classes take place Monday and Friday in shallow water and Wednesday in the deep end with a floatation belt. 

Aqua Shallow – Mondays  & Fridays 11am
Aqua Deep – Wednesdays 11am 
Fibromyalgia – Tuesdays  & Thursdays 11am 

Free with All-Access Pass or Drop-in fee   |  Register at Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place


Strength and Balance 
Strength and Balance offers a low-impact class designed to improve balance, build endurance, and strengthen muscles. Increase your ease of movement and prevent injuries by becoming stronger. Participants have the option to sit or stand during all portions of the class. Hand-held weights, small balls, and stretch bands are used for resistance training. 

Tuesdays 1:15pm
Free with All-Access Pass or Drop-in fee |  Register at Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place


Gentle Yoga
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. 

Thursdays 1:15pm
Free with All-Access Pass or Drop-in fee |  Register at Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place

Pickleball players 

Pickleball Basics
Lincoln City Parks and Recreation is partnering with the Lincoln City Pickleball Club to offer an exciting six-week class. Pickleball basics will dive into the rules, fundamentals, and strategy of the fastest growing sport in America. This six-week course will help you learn the basic of the game as well as build camaraderie with fellow players. Open to players at all levels.  

Saturdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23  |  9-10AM
Dorchester Park (or Community Center, depending on weather)
Cost: $30 |  Register at Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place


Adult Volleyball
Drop-in volleyball is available to all skill levels and persons 16 years old and above. Our courts can accommodate up to 24 players at a time. Join the fun, exciting, and engaging group of volleyball players and improve your skills. 

Wednesdays, 5-7PM
Free with All-Access Pass or Drop-in fee |  Register at Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place

Newport Parks and Recreation Offerings

Newport Community Center

Water Aerobics
A moderate-intensity water aerobics class that incorporates dance, strength, balance, and core work.  All ages and abilities welcome.  Free with annual pass or pay the daily drop-in fee.

Instructor: Marie Beaulieu
Tues.-Fri. 8:45-9:45 am
NEWPORT AQUATIC CENTER  |  225 SE Avery | Register on site

Boot Camp
A high-intensity, low-impact water exercise class

Instructor: Rebecka Lakeman
Tues. & Thurs. 5:30-7 pm, Sat 8-9 am
NEWPORT AQUATIC CENTER  |  225 SE AVERY | Register on site

Silver Sneakers Classic
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength and range of movement.

Instructor: Pam Gardner
Tues. & Thurs. 10 – 11 am
60+ ACTIVITY CENTER  |  20 SE 2nd Street | Register on site

Chair Yoga
Chair yoga accommodates people who cannot get up and down easily from the floor. This style of yoga can be a complete workout that increases flexibility and strength, while incorporating breathing techniques that are both energizing and calming.

Instructor: Michelle Annette
Tues. & Thurs. 11 AM – 12 pm
60+ ACTIVITY CENTER  |  20 SE 2nd Street | Register on site

Stretch & Flex Class
A fun, seated & standing fitness class that includes aerobic intervals, brain fitness, muscle conditioning and balance. 

Instructor: Brenda Luntzel
Tues. & Thurs. 9:15-10:15am
Wed. & Fri. 10-11am
Free with annual pass or pay the daily drop-in fee.
NEWPORT REC CENTER  |  225 SE AVERY | Register on site

Cardio & More Class
This class features cardio exercise on the floor with a step.  You’ll enjoy body conditioning using a variety of exercise equipment.  Core strength and balance exercises are featured, along with stretching and breathing exercises.

Instructor: Brenda Luntzel
Tues. & Thurs. 8-9am, Wed. 5:30-6:30pm
Free with annual pass or pay the daily drop-in fee.
NEWPORT REC CENTER  |  225 SE AVERY | Register on site

Mind over Money

Mind Over Money

Wendy Ludwig

Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Good financial habits can be the difference between barely making ends meet and building real financial security.   This course provides an excellent foundation for young adults but is useful for anyone at any stage of life!

This class will help you understand how to take control of your money, step by step.  You will learn:

1. How to create and use a monthly budget
2. Strategies for smart spending and saving
3. How to manage debt and build credit
4. Tips for those major purchases
5. Insurance – what kinds, why, how much

THURS., OCT. 14 – OCT. 28  |  6-8PM
NEWPORT  |  $ 75
Register Here

SOLD OUT - Wild Rose Exploration

Wild Rose Exploration

“Come share in this hands-on exploration of Wild Rose/Rosa rugosa, one of our local, edible, and abundant plant medicines. Wild roses open our hearts and offer uplifting joy and are a superior skin rejuvenator,” writes our instructor. “The wild roses that bloom here on the coast are a testament to resiliency and beauty. They withstand torrential rains and gale force winds, yet still thrive and flourish. A true teacher plant, she helps us reunite with the song in our hearts ~ Each participant will craft and go home with a wild rose remedy of their making. We will be tasting and sampling a variety of wild rose remedies and discussing her sweet healing abilities.” 2 CE credits for Oregon LMT’s.  Handout with recipes is included.

WED., OCT. 6  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM
Newport  |  $20  |  MATERIALS FEE $25
Sorry, Sold Out

SOLD OUT- Topical Herbal Medicine Making

Topical Herbal Medicine Making 

Botanical infused oils act to extract and preserve the medicinal qualities of herbs, providing a convenient and pleasurable form of topical application. This is a hands-on educational experience.  A discussion on which plants to utilize, and their medicinal properties will be included. We will begin by making an herbal infused medicinal oil with local wild and/or organically ‘garden’ grown plants. This medicinal oil can be used as a massage oil, and/or crafted into a salve, cream, balm, ‘butter’ or bar.  This class will transform our herbal oil into a luscious body cream that is super nourishing for healing and protecting the skin. Everyone will go home with a jar of our co-created topical remedy. 2 CE credits for Oregon LMT’s. Handout with recipes is included.

WED., OCT. 20  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM
Newport  |  $20  |  MATERIALS FEE $25
Sorry, Sold Out

Astronomy/Telescope Series, with Sifan Kahale

So, You Have a Telescope. Now What?

Is your telescope too much trouble to use?  Didn’t really live up to your expectations?  Get expert advice on how to put joy and wonderment back into that old scope!  Sifan Kahale will guide you through how to use your telescope, what to look for (and where), and point you to resources to help you enjoy the night sky.

WED., OCT. 6  |  6 – 8 PM
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OK. Now the scope works! What’s next? 

Getting a little bored with that old telescope?  Having a hard time convincing yourself to take it out of the closet?  Sifan will give you some of her tips for how to best use your telescope, describe some interesting objects to help keep that telescope being used and some tips and tricks for quick and hassle-free setup and use.

WED., OCT. 13 | 6 – 8 PM
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Want to See Stars? Use Your Telescope at Night

This course will show you how to take the frustration out of nighttime telescopic observing.  Learn how to find out which interesting and cool celestial objects are up tonight, how to find them and get them within the telescope’s field of view, and get you comfortably enjoying an evening’s stargazing.

WED., OCT. 20  |  6 – 8 PM
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Telescope Automation

Tired of spending forever locating that dim nebula or galaxy?  Wish you could just push a button instead of endlessly bending down and peering up?    Join Sifan Kahale as she takes you through the basics of automating your telescope.

WED., OCT. 27  |  6 – 8 PM
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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.


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
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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