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Winter 2022 Community Education Lineup  |  January – March, 2022

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.  Please feel free to call our office at 541-994-4166 prior to your event(s) to get the latest. Thanks!

Introduction to 3-D Printing

Introduction to 3D Printing

We may not yet have reached the point where atop every kitchen counter sits a toaster, a microwave – and a 3-D printer. But, that day is coming.  When Lindsey Johnson leapt into action at the dawn of the pandemic, and produced thousands of face shields for local health care providers using 3-D printers he set up at OCCC, he proved the technology has real, immediate, practical uses. Printers like those he uses cost hundreds, rather than thousands, of dollars today, and the technology is becoming ever more accessible. In this workshop, you’ll discover the principles behind additive 3-D printing. Learn the basics of this emerging technology and discuss its many applications, both present and future. During the class, a 3-D printer in the classroom will be busily printing an item to be displayed and discussed before the end of the session.

INSTRUCTOR: LINDSEY JOHNSON
WED., FEB. 16  |  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
LINCOLN CITY  |  $30
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Mah Jongg for Beginners

Mah Jongg for Beginners

An exciting tile game that came to the U.S.A. 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. (Oh, yeah – there’s a National League!) After a couple of classes, we will be learning as we actually play! 

INSTRUCTOR: BARBARA BUSH
TUES, JAN. 25 – MARCH 1st  |  1 PM – 2:30 PM (Note: Error in printed schedule listed 2.5 hour class; class is only 1.5 hours per session.)
LINCOLN CITY  |  $60  
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CERT Program Training

Community Emergency Response Team

The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.

About The CERT Training Class

If available, emergency services personnel are the best trained and equipped to handle emergencies. Following a catastrophic disaster, however, you and your community may be isolated for an extended period for a myriad of reasons, including the size of the area affected, inoperable communications systems, or impassable roads. CERT Basic Training prepares you to help yourself and help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using your CERT training to save lives and protect property. This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and practice, and by working as a team, you will be able to protect yourself and maximize your capability to help the greatest number of people after a disaster.

INSTRUCTOR: DAVID JAMIESON
THURS, JANUARY 27 – MARCH 17
6 PM-8 PM
LINCOLN CITY | FREE 
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Gyotaku: 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.  

INSTRUCTOR: BRUCE KOIKE
THURS., FEB. 10  |  5:30-7:30 PM  |  $20  |  $30 MATERIALS FEE  |  LINCOLN CITY
THURS., FEB. 17  |  5:30-7:30 PM  |  $20  |  $30 MATERIALS FEE  |  NEWPORT
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Zen Meditation

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  |  WED., JAN. 12 – JAN. 26  |  5:30 – 7 PM  |  $35
SESSION 2  |  WED., FEB. 2 – FEB. 16  |  5:30 – 7 PM  |  $35
NEWPORT
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Healthy Plant-Based Diet

Healthy Plant-Based Diet, Healthy Planet

Diseases which plague our populations, such as 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. A multitude of empirical studies have indicated that whole plant foods have the potential to not only prevent but reverse and/or improve these common disease processes. A plant-based lifestyle has the power to decimate 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.

INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL STOUT
FRIDAYS, FEB. 18 – MARCH 4   
NOON – 2 PM  |  $35  |  NEWPORT
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Sleep Well, Be Well

Sleep Well! Be Well!

Each of our bodily systems rely upon our ability to get adequate sleep to function properly. By contrast, 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 our most common sleep disorders and their origins. By modifying our lifestyle choices, we can achieve a balance between good sleep and overall wellness.

INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL STOUT
FRIDAYS, FEB. 25 – MARCH 4  |  3 PM – 5 PM  |  $35
NEWPORT
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Beginning Guitar

Beginning Guitar Instruction

In this popular class, beginning and intermediate students receive group instruction as well as one-on-one instruction at times, according to musical interests and level of ability. This method keeps students interested, which is key to maintain motivation. Instructor Richard Paris also happens to be one of the most calming, “chill” dudes you’ll ever meet. We’re not sure whether he gets such
tremendous reviews from his students because they’ve mastered playing their favorite songs (something Richard works with each student to ensure), or if they simply love hanging out for an evening each week with such a relaxing individual.

INSTRUCTOR: RICHARD PARIS
THURS., JAN. 20 – MAR. 24  |  6-8 PM
LINCOLN CITY  |  $75
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Introduction to Wellness

Introduction to Wellness

GET TO KNOW THIS WINTER’S FITNESS CLASSES

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 January 22 for a two-hour exploration workout and class. It’s a great way to sample our dry land and aquatic fitness classes, which you can choose to participate in later to stay engaged and active this winter. The first hour of the Jan. 22 introduction will be dedicated to Strength & Balance and Gentle Yoga, and the second hour we 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.

INSTRUCTORS: LINCOLN CITY PARKS & RECREATION STAFF
SATURDAY, JAN. 22  |  10 AM – NOON  |  $10
LINCOLN CITY COMMUNITY CENTER
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Estate Planning: Wills & Trusts

Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts & More  

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
TUES., FEB. 8 – FEB. 22  |  9 – 11 AM  |  $35
WALDPORT
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Before the End of Life: A Road Map

Before the End of Life: A Road Map

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—No. 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
WED., JAN. 19 & 26| 2 PM – 4 PM | $30
NEWPORT
WED., FEB. 9 & 16 | 2 PM – 4 PM | $30
WALDPORT
WED., MARCH 9 & 16| 4 PM – 6 PM | $30
LINCOLN CITY
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Digital Photography: The Basics

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., FEB. 10 – FEB. 24 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM
LINCOLN CITY | $50
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Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics

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., MARCH 3 – MARCH 17 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM
LINCOLN CITY | $50

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Bee-ginning Beekeepers Course

Bee-ginning Beekeepers Course

Are you interested in keeping honey bees but don’t know where to start? This course is designed to introduce the basics of beekeeping to help you establish your own bee hives on the Oregon Coast. Local backyard beekeepers, who are members of the Central Coast Beekeepers Association, will guide you through beekeeping vocabulary, hive equipment, and protective gear.  Also learn about the unique challenges of hive management on the coast and where to find reliable resources for a successful and rewarding beekeeping experience.

INSTRUCTOR: JUDI IRVING
WED., MAR. 9 | 1 PM – 4 PM
NEWPORT | $25
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Cooking with Steve: Pasta

Cooking with Steve: Pasta

Learn how to make fresh pasta, the perfect dish for a cold winter’s night. Chef Steve will show you how to make fresh tagliatelle with a rustic chicken cacciatore. Want or need a vegetarian option? Orecchiette with roasted cauliflower and currants is a delicious option for a healthy and easy dinner anytime. Come join Steve as he shows you how to make authentic pasta dishes that will warm your heart and soul.

INSTRUCTOR: STEVE SPRAGUE
THURS., FEB. 17  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $30
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER
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Cooking with Steve: Alsatian Comfort Food

Cooking with Steve: Alsatian Comfort Food

Alsace is the part of France that many people forget. Situated on the German border, the food there is a perfect combination of French technique and German influence. Chef Steve will prepare pork tenderloin with apples and white wine, paired with bacon-infused sweet and sour cabbage, a German classic. This dish is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser when the weather is rainy,
and the apples are abundant.

INSTRUCTOR: STEVE SPRAGUE
THURS., FEB. 24  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  $20
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER
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Oil Painting Using the Wet-on-Wet Method

Oil Painting Using the Wet-on-Wet Method:

Agate Beach Lighthouse

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.

INSTRUCTOR: GEORGINIA NIELSEN
FRI., FEB. 25 – MAR. 25  |  3 PM – 5 PM
WALDPORT  |  $75 |  MATERIALS FEE $30
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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 and make fine art drawings, as well as prep work for painting projects. The class will cover tone, perspective, basic design & composition, as well as drawing from life. Recommended tools: a basic drawing kit, ruler and a pad of drawing paper. A #2 pencil and printer paper works, too.

INSTRUCTOR: SEAN HOLLENHORS
SAT, FEB. 19 – MARCH 19
10:30 – 12:30 PM
WALDPORT  |  $50
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Basic Photography

Basic Photography

Designed for those who want more than just auto photography, this course covers a variety of photography fundamentals, taught in the cozy South County Center of Oregon Coast Community College, in Waldport. 

INSTRUCTOR: JEFFERY COX
WED, FEB 2  |  3 PM – 5 PM  |   WALDPORT  |  $35
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Memoir Writing

Memoir Writing:

Telling Your Story through Creative Writing

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write
it for children.”
– Madeleine L’Engle

Memoir writing is for anyone desiring to put down his or her story. This class works with ideas, helps students plan a memoir, either in book-length form, or some creative nonfiction piece of essay length. Your instructor, Paul Haeder, brings 50 years of writing to the classroom. The group will work on technique and shaping of a writing project, and get into word-smithing.  Memoir writing is a lifelong
endeavor: we live, weathering significant emotional events, surviving, and carrying on. Anyone taking this course will have stood up and lived. We’ll do writing exercises and workshop them in an engaging and honoring way.

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL HAEDER
TUES., FEB. 1 – MARCH 22  |  2 pm – 3:30 PM 
WALDPORT  |  $60
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HERBAL SERIES: Food as Medicine & Topical Remedies

Food As Medicine: Syrups & 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 traditionally as food plants or culinary herbs for centuries. Participants will learn how to craft an herbal syrup and an Oxymel utilizing wild, and/or organically grown herbs and foods. Everyone will go home with some herbal syrup and a jar of Oxymel. A handout with detailed instructions and recipes is included.

WED., MARCH 2
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM  |  NEWPORT
$20 + $25 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor at Start of Class
Instructor: Frances O’Halloran
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Honey, Electuaries & Pastilles

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 traditionally as food plants or culinary herbs for centuries. Participants will learn how to craft an herbal infused honey which we will then craft into an electuary and then into pastilles. Electuaries are tasty medicines made from powdered herbs and herbal infused honey, and pastilles are electuaries that are then rolled into ‘pills’. There will be many samples and participants will go home with a jar of electuary and some pastilles of their making.

MON, MARCH 14 |5:30 PM – 7:30 PM  |  NEWPORT
$20 + $25 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor at Start of Class
Instructor: Frances O’Halloran
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Topical Herbal Medicine: Oils, Body Butters & Lotion Bars

Herbal oils are delightful for soothing skin irritations, wounds, dry skin, inflammation, and myriad other challenges. Botanical infused oils act to extract and preserve the medicinal properties of herbs, providing a convenient and pleasurable form of topical application. This class will demonstrate how to make an herbal infused medicinal oil, which can then be crafted into numerous herbal products. In this hands-on class, students will craft healing body butter and lotion bars from botanically infused oils. We will also discuss various plants and their medicinal attributes. All participants will go home with a tin of our co-created herbal body butter and an herbal lotion bar. A handout with detailed instructions and recipes is included. 2 Continuing Education Credits (CE’s) for Body Workers.

WED., MARCH 23  |  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM  |  NEWPORT
$20 + $25 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor at Start of Class
Instructor: Frances O’Halloran
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Oils, Salves & Balms

Herbal Oils are delightful for soothing skin irritations, wounds, dry skin, inflammation, and a myriad of other challenges. Botanical infused oils act to extract and preserve the medicinal properties of herbs, providing a convenient and pleasurable form of topical application. This class will be shown how to make an herbal infused medicinal oil, which can then be crafted into numerous herbal products. In this hands-on class, students will craft a healing salve and lip balm from botanically infused oils. We will also discuss various plants and their medicinal attributes. All participants will go home with a tin of our co-created healing Herbal Salve, and a tube of lip balm. A handout with detailed instructions and recipes is included. 2 Continuing Education Credits (CE’s) for Body Workers

WED., MARCH 9  |  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM  |  NEWPORT
$20 + $25 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor at Start of Class
Instructor: Frances O’Halloran
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Herbal Chocolates & Medicinal Sweet Treats

Learn how to incorporate herbs into good-for-you treats!  This class is lovely for anyone that wants to create herbal medicines that are tasty and truly healthy. Participants will learn to craft herbal truffles, and how to make medicinal drinking chocolates. There will be many samples, and everyone will go home with a box of our co-created treats. A handout with detailed instructions and recipes is included.

WED., FEB. 9  |  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM  |  NEWPORT
$20 + $25 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor at Start of Class
Instructor: Frances O’Halloran
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How to Keep #OtisStrong

How to keep #OtisStrong

Curious what’s happening with the Echo Mountain Fire recovery effort in Otis? Join us on March 1 to learn more about how individuals and organizations in our community are pulling together to support long-term recovery.  You’ll learn about the Lincoln County Long-Term Recovery Group (LCLTRG) and how you can join us to support Lincoln County survivors!

INSTRUCTOR: LUCINDA TAYLOR
TUES., MARCH 1st  |  4PM – 5PM
LINCOLN CITY  |  FREE
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Beyond the Beach: Kelp Webinar

Beyond the Beach: Webinar Series Wraps Up with Kelp

We all love Oregon’s public beaches, but there is so much more to our amazing coastline. A three-part virtual webinar series has been ongoing this Fall and Winter, to learn more about the resilience of our communities, special places along the coast, and mysterious undersea forests. Co-hosted by the Audubon Society of Lincoln City and Oregon Shores, this webinar series aims to inform and spark your curiosity. Earlier events have focused on King Tides, and on the state of protected rocky habitat along the Oregon Coast. 

The final session is entitled “Beyond the Beach: Mysterious Undersea Kelp Forests.” This session is presented in partnership with Oregon Coast Community College, and is set for 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, and will be presented by Sara Hamilton and introduced by Jesse Jones of CoastWatch.

Bull kelp are large seaweeds that grow in “forests,” forming canopies in the Oregon coast’s rocky subtidal waters. They draw deep curiosity from scientists because of their immense contributions to ocean health, and their dwindling numbers around the world. Recently, 35 years of satellite imagery has led to new insights into how Oregon’s kelp forests work and how they are changing. Factors like climate change, heat waves, storms, disease, otters, and urchins are changing the landscape of Oregon’s kelp forests. So what did Oregon’s kelp forests used to look like, how are they doing today, and how can Oregonians influence what they will look like 100 years into the future?

Sara Hamilton is a PhD student from Oregon State University, and a subtidal ecologist co-advised by Dr. Kirsten Grorud-Colvert and Dr. Bruce Menge. She studies kelp forest ecology in nearshore Oregon, focusing on population dynamics of bull kelp and trophic ecology of purple urchins. She is passionate about studying kelps and will share about current research conducted by divers on the southern Oregon coast, and about restoration and recovery of kelps in Oregon. 

INSTRUCTOR: SARA HAMILTON
WED., JAN. 12  |  6:30 PM  |  FREE  |  LIVE WEBINAR
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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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