Urban Homesteading: Garden Series

Ages 18+.

Feeding the Family from the Backyard: Learn about the many possibilities for producing food right out of your backyard, from gardening and raising fruit trees, to backyard chickens, beekeeping, and landscaping with edible ornamentals and perennial vegetables. Kevin Prier of Suburban Homecraft will discuss various processes, how to decide where to start and how to get the best return on your efforts. If you are interested in any of the homesteading classes, we encourage you to join us for this discussion. Please register in advance.

Pruning and Grafting: Learn how to prune fruit trees and grapes for form and productivity, including thinning, recognizing fruiting spurs, and directing growth patterns. Learn how to graft new varieties onto existing trees or rootstock in time to take advantage of the free fruit grafting material from Eugene’s annual Propagation Fair in March. Class located offsite.

Backyard Poultry: Nothing beats an egg fresh from your backyard. Learn how to raise egg-laying chickens and ducks – breeds, feed, housing and safeguards against predators and disease. Get a small coop or chicken tractor ready for spring hatching season.

Spring Garden Preparation: Get your garden ready for an early planting of peas and start tomato seeds inside so they are ready when the weather warms up. Gardening basics and more advanced techniques will include starts vs. direct sowing, co-planting, attracting beneficial insects, composting, soil amendments and maximizing space. Free seeds included with class.

Intro to Beekeeping:  A productive bee hive can produce up to five galls of honey a year. Learn beekeeping basics, such as equipment, supplies, sources, and techniques, before you commit to building your own hives. Learn about current issues with beekeeping, local laws, common diseases and pests, and their treatment options. Local package bees arrive in early April.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Feeding the Family from the Backyard 2/7 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: Free Class #: 20663 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Pruning and Grafting 2/9 Days: Sa Time: 2PM-4PM Price: $20.00 IDIn-district / $24.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20231 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Backyard Poultry 2/14 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20.00 IDIn-district / $24.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20232 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Spring Garden Preparation 2/21 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20.00 IDIn-district / $24.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20233 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Intro to Beekeeping 2/28 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20.00 IDIn-district / $24.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20235 Online Registration: Canceled

Urban Homesteading: Treat Yourself Series

Ages 18+.

Balms, Butters and Salves: Learn to make a variety of skin creams, lip balms, and herbal salves for gifts or a treat for yourself. Take home some lip balm and herbal salve to keep or give as a gift. All supplies are included in the class fee. Register in advance.

Soap Making: Learn the basics of making bar soap from scratch. Discussion includes the chemistry of saponification, properties of different base oils and local sources, and fragrance oils and other additives while we make a batch of soap. Also learn how to make liquid soap and two forms of laundry soap and take home a share of the soap we produce. All supplies are included in the registration fee. Register in advance.

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils: NEW! Essential oils can have strong therapeutic qualities. Learn how to use them effectively and safely in spray mists, massage oil, and even mosquito repellant creams or sprays. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Balms, Butters and Salves: 4/4 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20.00 IDIn-district / $24.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20507 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Soap Making: 4/11 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20.00 IDIn-district / $24.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20508 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Aromatherapy and Essential Oils: 4/25 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20.00 IDIn-district / $24.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20510 Online Registration: Register

Monthly Writer’s Group

Ages 18+. Join Author Valerie Ishan each month for a writers’ salon. The French salon, a product of The Enlightenment in the early 18th century, was a place for women and men to meet to talk about a variety of topics. This group for writers will allow a lively discussion and Q & A for writers of all level and interests.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/12-5/14 Days: Tu Time: 7PM-8:30PM Price: $5.00 Class #: 20569 Online Registration: Register

Spanish, Conversational

Canceled. Ages 18+. Already know how to speak Spanish but need to practice with varying topics and discussing as a group? Conversation in Spanish helps your brush up on your Spanish based on literature, current events and personal life events. Come and discuss together while instructor Gerardo gives you feedback and pointers.Class requirement is Spanish 1 or proficient in the language.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/5-4/9 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $72.00 IDIn-district / $87.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20566 Online Registration: Canceled

Spanish Advanced

Ages 50+. Intermediate to advanced. Focus on language immersion, conversational skills, useful vocabulary and phrases for the traveler. Textbook required: Living Language. Instructor: Sied Imani. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/5-6/7 Days: F Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM Price: $72.00 IDIn-district / $87.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20576 Online Registration: Register

Creating More Joy in Your Life

Ages 50+.  Life was meant to be mostly joyful with a few things that aren’t – not the other way around. There are four actions actions that create joy, without fail, for every human being.  No matter where you are on the joy continuum, you can learn how to create more – a lot more.  Instructed by Carolyn Higgins and Holly Higgins

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/6-3/27 Days: W Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $17.00 IDIn-district / $20.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20371 Online Registration: Register

Spring Cleaning: Weeding and Seeding

Ages 50+. It’s the time of year to clear out the clutter and make room for more joy and laughter. Together we will weed out what no longer serves us and then seed wonderful futures. Presented by Carolyn Higgins, personal growth facilitator.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/3-4/24 Days: W Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $17.00 IDIn-district / $20.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20374 Online Registration: Register

Acupressure for Headaches

Ages 50+. Headaches can be caused by many factors including stress, sinus pressure, muscle tension and eye strain. Learn to use acupressure to relieve your own headache with techniques that can even ease migraine pain. Instructor: Nathan Schulman, OMD. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/3 Days: W Time: 12PM-1PM Price: $15.00 IDIn-district / $18.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20300 Online Registration: Register

Acupressure for Neck and Shoulder Tension

Ages 50+. Join Nathan Schulman, Licensed Acupuncturist for a fun and hands-on class on how to use acupressure to relieve shoulder and neck tension. Handouts will be provided as well as tension relieving exercises.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 5/15 Days: W Time: 12PM-1PM Price: $15.00 IDIn-district / $18.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20301 Online Registration: Register

Laughter Yoga

Ages 18+. Laughter yoga is a new twist on an ancient practice. Not only does it increase happiness, but it also strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and lowers stress. Instead of using humor, laughter is initiated through creative exercise. Practitioners do not have to master any of the traditional yoga postures. They simply need to laugh. Join Sandra Jeffs for this free workshop!

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/28 Days: Th Time: 4PM-4:45PM Price: Free Class #: Canceled Due to Weather Online Registration: N/A
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 5/23 Days: Th Time: 4PM-4:45PM Price: Free Class #: 20600 Online Registration: Register

Genealogy

Ages 50+. Come find your lost ancestors and create your own family tree. We will begin at ground zero, do research, find your family members, and personalize your tree with photos, stories and documents. We will look at all the family history programs on the web, including many fun and useful sites. Each class will have time for both instruction and allow you to work on your own family line. Limited space available. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/6-3/6 Days: W Time: 10AM-11:30AM Price: $33.00 IDIn-district / $39.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20573 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/1-4/29 Days: M Time: 6PM-7:30PM Price: $33.00 IDIn-district / $39.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20682 Online Registration: Register

AARP Driver Safety

Ages 50+. Take a refresher class to improve your driving. Completing the course could qualify you for a lower insurance rate. Instructor is certified by AARP. Register in advance. Pay $20 fee ($15 for AARP members) directly to instructor; no credit cards accepted.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/4-2/11 Days: M Time: 12:30PM-3:30PM Price: $20 Class #: 20390 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/11-3/18 Days: M Time: 12:30PM-3:30PM Price: $20 Class #: 20391 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/15-4/22 Days: M Time: 12:30PM-3:30PM Price: $20 Class #: 20392 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 5/13-5/20 Days: M Time: 12:30PM-3:30PM Price: $20 Class #: 20393 Online Registration: Register

Memoirs of the Heart

Ages 50+. Learn how to begin writing your memoirs using in-class writing prompts that enable stories to reveal the writers values, motives, beliefs and hopes. Class will be facilitated by Bonnie Hennessey and students are required to purchase Nan Phifer’s book, “Memoirs of the Soul, A Writing Guide.” Register in advance. All registrants will be required to sign a confidentiality statement at the first class meeting.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/5-4/9 Days: Tu Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $30.00 IDIn-district / $36.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20613 Online Registration: Register

Springfest: German Wine Tasting

Ages 21+. Celebrate Germany with an early Springfest, known as Frühlingsfest! Explore some of the country’s best vintages with Monika Rauch, German native and wine importer. Taste your way through the region’s white and red varieties while nibbling on baguettes, cheese and more. Bottles of wine will be available for purchase. Limited space, so register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/3 Days: W Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $19.00 IDIn-district / $23.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20368 Online Registration: Register

Beginning Dog Training, Puppies and More

Ages 18+. New dog? Dog obedience training can 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. No class 1/16, 2/6.

Buy a 4 visit pass for $52.  Purchase Punch Pass

 

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Ongoing Days: W Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: Drop in with punch pass Class #: N/A Online Registration: Drop-in anytime

Intermediate Dog Training

Ages 18+. You and your dog learn the tools necessary to be good community citizens, including basic dog obedience and community manners. Your dog will learn watch, sit, down, come, stay, wait, greet and many other tools to be a great community citizen. Canine Good Citizen testing is available. If you have owned your dog for a while and bonded with them and your dog is at least 6 months old, this dog obedience class is for you.  No class 1/16, 2/6. Prerequisite: Beginning Dog Training or with instructor approval.

Buy a 4 visit pass for $52.  Purchase Punch Pass

 

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Ongoing Days: W Time: 7:30PM-8:30PM Price: Drop in with punch pass Class #: N/A Online Registration: Drop-in anytime