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Seasonal Cooking: Spring Detox

Ages 18+

CANCELED • Eat for the season! Enjoy a demonstration and sample of Spring Detox Miso Soup, an important aid in ridding toxins from the liver. Register in advance. Instructor: Peony Maeda

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/24 Days: M Time: 6PM-7:30PM Price: $19 IDIn-district / $23 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13427 Online Registration: Canceled

Climbing Mini Clinics

Ages 18+

Join us the second Wednesday of the month for a short tutorial on a variety of climbing tips and techniques. Advance registration strongly encouraged.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/11: Basic Climbing Techniques Days: W Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: $7 IDIn-district / $8 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13525 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/8: Basic Top Rope Anchors Days: W Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: $7 IDIn-district / $8 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13527 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/8: Knots and Hitches for Climbers Days: W Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: $7 IDIn-district / $8 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13526 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/5: Yoga Basics for Climbers Days: W Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: $7 IDIn-district / $8 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13528 Online Registration: Register

Ways to Help Improve Osteoporosis/Osteopenia

Ages 18+

Cindy O’Brien reversed her osteoporosis diagnosis within two years through education, exercise and nutrition. Learn how she did it and whether it might work for you. Osteoporosis and osteopenia reviewed in depth. Discover nutrients and foods that help build bones. Explore movements to help protect your bones, and get your general questions answered. Presenter: Cindy O’Brien, certified personal trainer and chairperson of the Lane County Osteoporosis Support Group. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/22 Days: Sa Time: 9AM-12PM Price: $30 IDIn-district / $36 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13434 Online Registration: Register

Urban Homesteading Garden Series: Raising Laying Chickens and Ducks

Ages 18+

There is nothing like fresh backyard eggs. Learn how to raise hens and ducks from chicks to adult birds; breed characteristics; practical and code requirements; diseases, predators and other health issues. pollination.Instructor: Kevin Prier of Suburban Homecraft. The class is a part of the Urban Homesteading series; choose your favorite class or take them all for a discount.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/27 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $18 IDIn-district / $21 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13413 Online Registration: Register

Urban Homesteading Garden Series: Herb Gardens

Ages 18+

Learn about growing, storing and using herbs for culinary and other uses. Instructor: Kevin Prier of Suburban Homecraft. The class is a part of the Urban Homesteading series; choose your favorite class or take them all for a discount.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/13 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $18 IDIn-district / $21 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13412 Online Registration: Register

Urban Homesteading Garden Series: Edible Landscaping & Foraging

Ages 18+

See an established urban farm. Discover edible “weeds,” common wild foraging plants and local food perennials. Class held off-site. Instructor: Kevin Prier of Suburban Homecraft. The class is a part of the Urban Homesteading series; choose your favorite class or take them all for a discount.

Location: Group will meet off-site. Address and directions will be given upon registration.
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/23 Days: Su Time: 2PM-4PM Price: $18 IDIn-district / $21 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13415 Online Registration: Register

Urban Homesteading Garden Series: Beneficial Insects

Ages 18+

Attract beneficial insects to your garden to fight off the pests for you and increase pollination. Instructor: Kevin Prier of Suburban Homecraft. The class is a part of the Urban Homesteading series; choose your favorite class or take them all for a discount.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/6 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $18 IDIn-district / $21 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13410 Online Registration: Register

The Art of Henna

Ages 12+

Have you tried using henna before and want more practice? Are you new to henna and would like to learn the basics? Regardless of your experience, join the Henna queen, Briana Coiner, for instruction and ideas. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/23 Days: M Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $50 IDIn-district / $60 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13418 Online Registration: Canceled
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/10 Days: M Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $50 IDIn-district / $60 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13419 Online Registration: Register

Plant Pressing

Ages 8+

Grasses, fern fronds, and petite petals all make great specimens to be preserved through the art of plant pressing. In this two-hour class you will put together your own plant press, learn the difference between native and non-native plants, spend time gathering items and create the first several pages of your plant press book. Join us throughout the spring and summer months as we explore other Willamalane parks for additional plants for our presses. Cost includes plant press and page materials. Please register by April 20.

Location: Dorris Ranch Barn
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/29 Days: Sa Time: 12PM-2PM Price: $19 IDIn-district / $23 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13552 Online Registration: Register

Navigation and Orienteering for the Beginner

Ages 12+

Headed out into the woods? Whether this is you first time or your 100th, this completely outdoor, hands-on class with Matt Bradley from Whole Earth Nature School is a must. Receive training that will give you the confidence to use maps, compasses and other forms of navigation easily and effectively and in any situation while out in the wilderness. Bring a sack lunch.

Location: Dorris Ranch Barn
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/8 Days: Sa Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Price: $29 IDIn-district / $35 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13483 Online Registration: Register

Naturally Dyed Eggs

All ages

In this family-friendly class, we will create beautifully dyed eggs from natural items found in your own kitchen. Please provide a dozen hardboiled eggs per family. Register by April 4.

Location: Dorris Ranch
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/8 Days: Sa Time: 12PM-2PM Price: $15 IDIn-district / $18 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13487 Online Registration: Register

Microsoft Excel

Ages 18+

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet application designed to perform basic and complex mathematical computations and functions. Excel also allows users to create graphical displays of data. Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/18-4/25 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $24 IDIn-district / $28 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13299 Online Registration: Register

Meditation & Visualization

Ages 18+

Relax into a quiet space in which to explore your inner self with Grace Raphael, spiritual practitioner. Each week we will employ a different meditation or visualization exercise as a vehicle to release stress and move into a more peaceful and joyful day. Sit on a chair or bring a cushion for the floor; wear warm, comfortable clothing. This class is also available on a drop-in basis, $7 in-district or $8.50 out of district. Free intro class available; register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/24-1/31: Ages 18+ Days: Tu Time: 5:30PM-6:15PM Price: $12 IDIn-district / $14 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13386 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/7-2/28: Ages 18+ Days: Tu Time: 5:30PM-6:15PM Price: $25 IDIn-district / $29 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13387 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/7-3/28: Ages 18+ Days: Tu Time: 5:30PM-6:15PM Price: $25 IDIn-district / $29 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13388 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/4-4/25: Ages 18+ Days: Tu Time: 5:30PM-6:15PM Price: $25 IDIn-district / $29 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13389 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/20-1/27: Ages 50+ Days: F Time: 8:15AM-9AM Price: $12 IDIn-district / $14 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13391 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/3-2/24: Ages 50+ Days: F Time: 8:15AM-9AM Price: $25 IDIn-district / $29 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13392 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/7-4/28: Ages 50+ Days: F Time: 8:15AM-9AM Price: $25 IDIn-district / $29 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13393 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/3-3/31: Ages 50+ Days: F Time: 8:15AM-9AM Price: $31 IDIn-district / $35 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13394 Online Registration: Register

Massage Techniques: Partners

Ages 18+

Learn and practice the five basic strokes of Swedish massage. Lessons focus on different areas of the body including the face, arms, back and legs. This class is not for those working towards certification. No class 3/2. Instructor: Byron Hanks. Register in advance.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/26-4/6 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $75 IDIn-district / $90 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13382 Online Registration: Register

Massage Techniques

Ages 18+

CANCELED • Learn and practice the five basic strokes of Swedish massage. Lessons focus on different areas of the body. Classes include practicing with a student partner; individuals will be assigned partners in class. This class is not for those working towards certification. No class 2/20. Instructor: Byron Hanks. Register in advance.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/23-4/3 Days: M Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $90 IDIn-district / $108 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13384 Online Registration: Canceled

Mac 2

Explore the simplicity, consistency and reliability of Apple’s Mac personal computing platform. If you are an iPhone or iPad user you will appreciate the cohesive experience of the familiar apps. Must bring your own Mac to class. Instructor: Aaron Andrus.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/3-4/10: Ages 18+ Days: M Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $24 IDIn-district / $28 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13302 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/13-4/20: Ages 50+ Days: Th Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM Price: $24 IDIn-district / $28 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13303 Online Registration: Register

Historic Hike – Minto Brown Island

Ages 18+

What do a shipwrecked sailor with the nickname “whiskey” and a mutton chopped state legislator have in common? Find out when you join our Dorris Ranch historian on this easy, 4-mile hike with interpretive stops through one of Salem’s most scenic parks. Explore the habitats of the great blue heron, Canada geese and learn about the two wild men from our state’s past who almost went to war over this small island in the Willamette.

Location: Dorris Ranch Barn
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/22 Days: Sa Time: 8AM-2PM Price: $29 IDIn-district / $35 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13493 Online Registration: Register

Healthy Weight Loss for Life

Ages 18+

This six-part series covers the ins and outs of making sustainable lifestyle changes to lose weight. Learn how to switch out bad habits, make the most of your nutrition, and understand the role exercise plays in life-long health. Free to Slim Down Springfield participants.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/19-4/20 Days: Th Time: 5:45PM-6:25PM Price: $30 IDIn-district / $36 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13245 Online Registration: Register

First-time Dog Owner and Puppy Training

Ages 18+

Help your new dog or pup to achieve basic manners around people and other dogs. Teach watch, sit, down, walk on a leash, come, wait and other tricks while furthering bonds. Register for a session or buy a punch card. No class 1/18 and 2/8.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/4-3/8 Days: W Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: $94 IDIn-district / $112 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13537 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/15-4/26 Days: W Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: $83 IDIn-district / $99 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13538 Online Registration: Register

Get Organized: Creating Your Personal Identity Book

Organize and review your important personal and financial papers with a Personal Identity Book. Beyond just business, use as a self-evaluation tool to determine what gives your life meaning and purpose. Receive goal setting assistance and create an action plan to get you there. Use the book as a “living document” to assist you in moving forward toward your goals as well as regular maintenance of your important paperwork. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/6: Ages 18+ Days: M Time: 6PM-7:30PM Price: $5 IDIn-district / $6 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13420 Online Registration: Canceled
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/5: Ages 50+ Days: W Time: 1:30PM-3PM Price: $5 IDIn-district / $6 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13421 Online Registration: Register

Cleaning with Essential Oils

Ages 18+

Join Rebecca Worth in creating new cleaning techniques without using toxic ingredients. Learn how to make your own effective cleaning supplies that have an aromatic benefit to your health.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/8 Days: Sa Time: 10AM-11:30AM Price: $18 IDIn-district / $23 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13432 Online Registration: Register

Chinese, Intermediate

Ages 18+

CANCELED • Explore different ways of communicating and writing in Mandarin Chinese. Prerequisite: At least one year of Chinese language study is required. Instructor: Jen Jen Hwang-Shum. Register in advance. No class 3/30. Adult Activity Center

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/26-4/6 Days: Th Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $159 IDIn-district / $189 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13406 Online Registration: Canceled

Build Your Medicine Shield with Essential Oils

Ages 18+

Your medicine shield is intended to be a mirror of the self, reflecting dreams and aspirations. It is also a reminder of your mission in life-your soul’s path-as you presently perceive it. Using essential oils, create this shield and fulfill your purpose. Instructor: Rebecca Worth. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/22 Days: Sa Time: 10AM-11:30AM Price: $18 IDIn-district / $23 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13378 Online Registration: Register

Advanced Canine Good Citizen

Ages 18+

This class is for dog owners who want to push themselves and their dogs to achieve higher levels of canine good citizen understanding and abilities. Punch cards are available. Prerequisite: Basic CGC or instructor approval. No class 1/18, 2/8.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/4-3/8 Days: W Time: 1PM-2PM Price: $94 IDIn-district / $112 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13541 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/15-4/26 Days: W Time: 1PM-2PM Price: $83 IDIn-district / $99 ODOut-of-district Class #: 13542 Online Registration: Register

Social Security and Your Retirement

Ages 18+

Achieving a secure and comfortable retirement requires careful financial planning. Understanding the role of Social Security can help develop an effective retirement strategy that meets your needs. Kris Kartub with VALIC Financial Advisors shares how Social Security benefits impact retirement and strategies to maximize your benefits. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/14 Days: F Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM Price: Free Class #: 13264 Online Registration: Register

Sharing Our Culture

Ages 18+

The University of Oregon welcomes students from all over the world who are multi-talented, enthusiastic and eager to share their cultures and individuality with U.S. audiences. The Adult Activity Center will host several students throughout the year as part of a lecture series to discuss their countries, cultures and special interest areas. Due to class schedules, the presenter and their home country will not be publicized until a few weeks before the scheduled date. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/21 Days: F Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM Price: Free Class #: 13254 Online Registration: Register

Seattle Classy Glass

Ages 18+

Presenter Patricia Hillyer shares a Smithsonian Art Glass tour of the Seattle area featuring stunning works of art crafted from every imaginable use of glass in colors and shapes that only the greatest of artists could conceive. Also take an exceptional tour of the artists’ studios and homes —people who really do live in glass houses! Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/20 Days: Th Time: 1:30PM-3PM Price: Free Class #: 13265 Online Registration: Register

Make Your Next Plate Great

Ages 18+

The Ins and Outs of Healthy Meal Building

We’ve got a challenge for you. Starting today, can you make your next plate great—meaning healthy, delicious, easy and affordable? Sounds like a piece of organic, gluten-free cake, right?

But when the dog won’t even touch those crumbs, maybe it’s time for a meal intervention. Come learn the basics of healthy meal building, from protein to fiber and everything in between. Register in advance.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/11 Days: Tu Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: Free Class #: 13253 Online Registration: Register

ODTI Driver’s Education

Ages 15+

This Oregon Department of Transportation-approved program consists of 34 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, six hours of observation in the vehicle and two hours of parent education. Parents must attend the first class. Register now at: Oregondrivertraining.com. For questions call: 541-342-4339.

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Location: Willamalane Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/4-6/13 Days: Tu Time: 4:30-7:30pm Price: $325 IDIn-district / $525 ODOut-of-district Class #: N/A Online Registration: See above