Community Breakfast

Ages 50+. Everyone is invited monthly to enjoy a delicious breakfast, conversation, raffle and special guests. Please register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/20 Days: Th Time: 7:45AM-8:45AM Price: $3.50 IDIn-district / $4.20 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19415 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/18 Days: Th Time: 7:45AM-8:45AM Price: $3.50 IDIn-district / $4.20 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19416 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/15 Days: Th Time: 7:45AM-8:45AM Price: $3.50 IDIn-district / $4.20 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19420 Online Registration: Register

Urban Homesteading: Preserving Fall’s Bounty

Ages 18+. Carry the flavors of fall with you all winter long!

Salsa: What to do with all those ripe, juicy tomatoes from your garden? How about a batch of fresh homemade salsa! In this hands on class Urban Homesteading expert Kevin Prier will direct you in the best ways to use farm fresh vegetables to make delicious salsa for your table.

Applesauce:  Put fall’s bounty into your pantry in this urban homesteading class. The secret to fabulous applesauce is to use fabulous apples. With great apples, there is no need for extra sugar or any other additions. We will make and can a batch of fresh applesauce and everyone can take home a pint.

Pepper Jam: Make this sweet and spicy condiment from local Thistledown farms no-spray bell peppers and jalapenos. This jam is similar to Thai sweet pepper sauce, but in this class you get to control the heat! Delicious on meatloaf, burgers, as part of a barbecue glaze, or in a vegetable sauté.

Also check out our free lectures: What is Urban Homesteading? and Eating Well on a Tight Budget!

Save 10% when you register for the complete series!

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Salsa: 9/13 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20 IDIn-district / $24 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19248 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Applesauce: 9/20 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20 IDIn-district / $24 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19249 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Pepper Jam: 9/27 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20 IDIn-district / $24 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19250 Online Registration: Register

Urban Homesteading: Oktoberfest

Ages 18+. Create the components of a delicious Oktoberfest spread!

Fermentation, Beyond Sauerkraut: Ready to explore the world of fermentation? Learn how to make your own fermented pickles, salsa, hot sauce, a variety of fermented non-alcoholic beverages, and even corned beef. Take home some of what we get started to enjoy later. Bring two wide mouthed pint jars or $2 to purchase from instructor.

Savory Sourdough:  Learn how to catch, care for, and use a wild sourdough culture. We will also go over regular bread baking techniques for those who want to start simple. Over the course of this class, we will make a batch of sourdough bread while we learn about proofing, the complex biology of a vital sourdough culture, and tips and tricks to get that great artisanal style bread in your own kitchen. Take home you own small round loaf and a sourdough culture.

Artisinal Cheese Making: Using traditional craftsmanship techniques we will make a fresh hard cheese and ricotta, and learn about different hard and soft cheese cultures. The entire cheese making process from cultured milk to formed cheese ready for the press will be covered. The process to create yogurt and kiefer will be covered as well. All supplies provided.

Also check out our free lectures: What is Urban Homesteading? and Eating Well on a Tight Budget!

Save 10% when you register for the complete series!

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Fermentation, Beyond Sauerkraut: 10/11 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20 IDIn-district / $24 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19253 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Savory Sourdough: 10/18 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20 IDIn-district / $24 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19254 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Artisanal Cheese Making: 10/25 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20 IDIn-district / $24 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19261 Online Registration: Register

Urban Homesteading: Holiday Hostess

Ages 18+. NEW classes! Who has the mostest? With these skills under your belt, it’s definitely you!

Homemade Liqueurs: Ages 21+. Just in time for the holidays. Learn how to make a variety of infused vodka’s, fruit liqueurs, Limoncello, and herbal liqueurs. Take home a small jar of your favorite.

Spreads and Appetizers: Hummus, tapenade, pesto, sun-dried tomato cream cheese and more! Get recipes and tips for customizing as we make some amazing and simple spreads and appetizers, including gluten and dairy free options. Take home a delicious sample.

Chutney and More: Learn how to make small batches of chutney, peanut sauce and other savory condiments perfect for your holiday spread. Take home a sample to savor or share.

Save 10% when you register for the complete series!

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Homemade Liqueurs: 11/1 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20 IDIn-district / $24 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19332 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Spreads & Appetizers: 11/8 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20 IDIn-district / $24 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19333 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Chutney & More: 11/15 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20 IDIn-district / $24 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19334 Online Registration: Register

Urban Homesteading: Homemade Holidays

Ages 18+. Make handcrafted holiday gifts as unique as the person receiving them. We won’t tell if you keep some for yourself!

Soap Making: Learn the basics of making bar soap from scratch. We will discuss 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. Take home a lovely piece to keep or give as a special gift.

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

Save 10% when you register for the complete series!

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Soap Making: 12/6 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20 IDIn-district / $24 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19262 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Butters, Balms & Salves: 12/13 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $20 IDIn-district / $24 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19263 Online Registration: Register

Firestarting 101

Ages 8+. Journey through time as we try a variety of fire starting techniques, from flint and steel to fire pistons. Learn how to start a fire with one match, in the rain, and how to choose the proper materials to make the most effective fire. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Location: Dorris Ranch Barn
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/26 Days: F Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $10.00 IDIn-district / $12.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19240 Online Registration: Register

Costume Makeup Series

Ages 10+. Students will be given a demo and personal instruction throughout this 2.5 hour class. Register in advance.

Monsters and Zombies: Learn how to make your face into a basic monster or frightful zombie both of which can be modified to fit your personal style. Canceled

Fabulous Fairies: Learn how to make your face into a beautiful fairy, or sparkly princess both of which can be modified to fit your personal style.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Monsters and Zombies: 9/22 Days: Sa Time: 10AM-12:30PM Price: $18.00 IDIn-district / $21.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19297 Online Registration: Canceled
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Fabulous Fairies: 10/6 Days: Sa Time: 10AM-12:30PM Price: $18.00 IDIn-district / $21.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19299 Online Registration: Register

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: Alder Room at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/7-10/26 Days: F Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM Price: $72.00 IDIn-district / $87.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19283 Online Registration: Register

Spanish 2

Ages 18+ This is an intermediate course designed for students who have a basic familiarity with essential vocabulary in Spanish (greetings, numbers, days and months, time, family terms, description of people, daily routine, present tense verbs and the verb gustar). We learn Spanish through music, videos, recipes, games and lots of fun activities. Textbook: Living Language beginning and intermediate. Instructor: Sied Imani

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/17-11/5 Days: M Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $72.00 IDIn-district / $87.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19236 Online Registration: Register

Spanish 1

Ages 18+ This is an intermediate course designed for students who have a basic familiarity with essential vocabulary in Spanish (greetings, numbers, days and months, time, family terms, description of people, daily routine, present tense verbs and the verb gustar). We learn Spanish through music, videos, recipes, games and lots of fun activities. Textbook: Living Language beginning and intermediate Instructor: Sied Imani

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/18-11/6 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $72.00 IDIn-district / $87.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19237 Online Registration: Register

No Weight Gain for the Holidays

Ages 18+. Learn the best strategies to keep from gaining weight or derailing your healthy habits during the holidays.This workshop will help you keep from falling into habit traps and stay motivated despite peer pressure! Instructor: Amber Sanguinetti, Whole Wellness Coach

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/6 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $19.00 IDIn-district / $25.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19290 Online Registration: Register

Living in the Present Moment

Ages 50+. Between the memories of the past and the anticipations of the future there is the present moment. The present moment is where we can make powerful choices, no matter what challenges we are facing, because we’re not filtering our decisions through what was or what will be, but rather through what is. This allows us to live our lives fully and to find true peace and joy. Instructor: Carolyn Higgins.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/3-10/31 Days: W Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $17.00 IDIn-district / $20.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19216 Online Registration: Register

It’s Never Too Late to Live the Life You Want

Ages 50+. A 90-year-old man just found true love. An 83-year-old women just quit smoking. People in their 70s are making new dreams come true. It really is never too late to live the life you want and you don’t even have to know what that life is yet—you just need to be willing. There is more happiness, joy and adventure waiting to be experienced. Instructor: Carolyn Higgins.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/7-11/28 Days: W Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $15.00 IDIn-district / $18.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19217 Online Registration: Register

Exercises for Back Health

Ages 18+. Learn to take care of your back through core strength and movement. This one-hour workshop will teach exercises to reduce and avoid back pain. Presenter: Cindy O’Brien, CPT-NASM. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/20 Days: Sa Time: 9AM-10AM Price: $19.00 IDIn-district / $25.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19279 Online Registration: Register

Clean Out That Closet!

Ages 50+. The thought of cleaning out a closet is enough to strike fear into the bravest of us, but with tips, tricks and techniques from organizing genius Pat Hillyer, your closets will be spotless in no time.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/9-10/16 Days: Tu Time: 10AM-12PM Price: $22.00 IDIn-district / $28.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19342 Online Registration: Register

Acupressure for Back Tension

Ages 50+. 31 million people in America suffer from low back pain at any given time. It is one of the most common reasons people are unable to do things they love to do. Learn to use acupressure on yourself to relieve the back tension that can cause pain. Get back to doing what you love! 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: 10/10 Days: W Time: 12PM-1PM Price: $15.00 IDIn-district / $18.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19268 Online Registration: Register

The Nitty Gritty of Self Publishing

Ages 18_. Author Valerie Ihsan of Willow Bench Books teaches you the the ins and outs of how to self publish your book. Learn how to develop your own resources or team, what it takes to publish your book and what tools are key to success. This three-class series covers the nitty gritty and details, details, details so you can do it on your own! Please register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/3-10/17 Days: W Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $65.00 IDIn-district / $79.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19074 Online Registration: Register

Self Publishing: Book Creation

Ages 18+. Author Valerie Ihsan of Willow Bench Books will teach you the best way to create your book. Learn how to create files for your e-book and paperback and how to upload your book files to major retailers like Amazon. This amazing three-part series even covers reviews and book launching so you can DIY! Please register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/3-12/17 Days: M Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $65.00 IDIn-district / $79.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19075 Online Registration: Register

Fundamentals of Sound Engineering

Ages 12+. This series will cover everything you need to know to capture and craft any sound—music, voice, audio for film, broadcast or live reinforcement. You will learn about sound physics, microphones, cables, EQ, dynamics, consoles and recording machines/software – type and use. Class is located at Sprout City Studios in Eugene (1697 West 11th Alley.) For more information on registration please call 541-736-4444.

Location: Sprout City Studios, 1697 West 11th Alley. Eugene
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/1-10/29 Days: M Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $180 Class #: N/A Online Registration: Call 541-736-4444 for registration information

Email Marketing Workshop

Ages 18+. Learn how to use email automation and other tools to market your work. Whether you are a writer, crafter or entrepreneur, email marketing can help you build your brand. Discover how to offer monthly connections to your loyal customers and more to keep them engaged and interested in what you have to offer! Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/10 Days: Sa Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $29.00 IDIn-district / $35.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19076 Online Registration: Register

Monthly Writer’s Group

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. Class takes place on the second Tuesday each month with a $5 drop-in fee.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/9-12/11 Days: 2nd Tuesday of the month Time: 7PM-8:30PM Price: $5 Class #: 19437 Online Registration: Register

The Gift of Wine: German Wine Tasting

Ages 21+. Did you know there are over 140 grape varieties in Germany? Prepare for the holidays by learning about German grapes and wine with Monika Rauch, German native and wine importer. Taste your way through the region’s sparkling, white and red varieties while nibbling on baguettes, cheese and more, while learning about Germany. Bottles of wine available for purchase. Limited space, register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/5 Days: W Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $19.00 IDIn-district / $23.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19375 Online Registration: Register

Oktoberfest: A Taste of German Wine

Ages 21+. Celebrate Oktoberfest with a taste of Germany! 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. Tastings and refreshments included. Bottles of wine available for purchase. Limited space register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/26 Days: W Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $19.00 IDIn-district / $23.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19289 Online Registration: Register

Food and Wine Fusion: Fall Harvest

Ages 21+. Experience an evening indulging in a four-course tasting menu full of Falls bountiful harvest. White and red varieties of wine will be profiled while you explore how wine and food interact to enhance your dining experience. Instructor: Frank Schnebly. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/2 Days: F Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $39 IDIn-district / $46 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19295 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: 12/6 Days: Th Time: 4PM-4:45PM Price: Free Class #: 19425 Online Registration: Register

Chinese Medicine 101

Ages 50+. Traditional Chinese medicine originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. Learn how practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture, acupressure and tai chi to treat or prevent health problems. Join Nathan Schulman, licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist. Register in advance.

Location: Alder Room at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/26 Days: W Time: 12PM-1PM Price: $15.00 IDIn-district / $18.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18069 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: 10/3-10/31 Days: W Time: 10AM-11:30AM Price: $33.00 IDIn-district / $39.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19373 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. Register for a session or buy a punch card.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/11-9/5 Days: W Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: $94 IDIn-district / $112 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17831 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/12-10/3 Days: W Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: $47.00 IDIn-district / $56.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19314 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/10-10/31 Days: W Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: $47.00 IDIn-district / $56.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19315 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/7-11/28 Days: W Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: $47.00 IDIn-district / $56.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19316 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/5-12/19 Days: W Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Price: $47.00 IDIn-district / $56.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19317 Online Registration: Register

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. Punch cards are available.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/11-9/5 Days: W Time: 7:30PM-8:30PM Price: $94 IDIn-district / $112 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17833 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/12-10/3 Days: W Time: 7:30PM-8:30PM Price: $47.00 IDIn-district / $56.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19318 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/10-10/31 Days: W Time: 7:30PM-8:30PM Price: $47.00 IDIn-district / $56.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19319 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/7-11/28 Days: W Time: 7:30PM-8:30PM Price: $47.00 IDIn-district / $56.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19320 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/5-12/19 Days: W Time: 7:30PM-8:30PM Price: $47.00 IDIn-district / $56.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19321 Online Registration: Register

Advanced Dog Training

Ages 18+. This dog obedience 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. 8/29 class moved to Wood Courts.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/11-9/5 Days: W Time: 1PM-2PM Price: $94.00 IDIn-district / $112.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17835 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/12-10/3 Days: W Time: 1PM-2PM Price: $47.00 IDIn-district / $56.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19324 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/10-10/31 Days: W Time: 1PM-2PM Price: $47.00 IDIn-district / $56.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19325 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/7-11/28 Days: W Time: 1PM-2PM Price: $47.00 IDIn-district / $56.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19326 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/5-12/19 Days: W Time: 1PM-2PM Price: $47.00 IDIn-district / $56.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19327 Online Registration: Register

Osteoporosis Prevention: Strength Training

Ages 18+.  Cindy O’Brien reversed her Osteoporosis diagnosis within 2 years through education, exercise and nutrition. In these one-hour workshops, O’Brien will present new research and ways to help yourself with strength training to avoid or reverse osteopenia & osteoporosis. Get your questions answered! Presenter: Cindy O’Brien, CPT-NASM. Register in advance.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/6 Days: Tu Time: 8AM-9:30AM Price: $29.00 IDIn-district / $35.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19280 Online Registration: Register

Declutter and Organize Your Home

Ages 18+. Seasonal cleaning, downsizing or just too much stuff? Learn practical ways and helpful hints to make your house easier to maintain. This two-part class provides tips and tools with homework to immediately start a plan of action. Instructor: Patricia Hillyer. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/6-10/13 Days: Sa Time: 10AM-12PM Price: $22.00 IDIn-district / $28.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19296 Online Registration: Register

Brain Games: Staying Sharp for Life

Ages 50+. Extensive research shows that stimulating neural pathways in your brain can protect against dementia. A combination of split second decision- making and physical motion can help us learn new things, and avoid the same old, tired brain patterns. Good brain health will help you age well and it is never to early to start. Facilitator Jean Bonifas uses a series of fun, thought provoking, motion based activities to give your brain a cognitive boost. Come prepared to laugh, play and feel energized. Leave with ideas on how to continue the practice of brain fitness at home!

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/6 Days: Sa Time: 9AM-10:30AM Price: $19.00 IDIn-district / $25.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19311 Online Registration: Register

Mac Computers

Ages 50+. Please bring your own Mac laptop or desktop to class. Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

Mac Basics: Learn to Use Your Operating System

Learn the ins and outs of Mac computers, including system icons; menus; learning tools and resources; system maintenance and updates; security features; how it’s different from Windows; and much more.

Mac 2: Apps & More

Apple’s Mac computer apps are a variety of tools for organizing your life, and reaching your goals. Learn how to organize and share your photos and documents between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad via the cloud.

Mac Photos

Love all your new photos? This class will give you all the tools you need to maximize your digital photo collection and share it with the people you care about.

Location: Alder Room at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Mac Basics: 10/17-10/24 Days: W Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19358 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Mac 2: 11/13-11/20 Days: Tu Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19377 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Mac Photos: 12/4-12/11 Days: Tu Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19385 Online Registration: Register

IPhone

IPhone: Getting Started

Ages 50+. New to iPhone? Considering switching to iPhone? This course is for you! Learn the basics, including what all those buttons and ports are for, how to place and answer phone calls, little-known tips for successful interaction with the iPhone touch screen, how to send and respond to a text message, how to snap and share a photo and more! Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

IPhone: Building Skills

Ages 50+.Perfect if you know the basics but want more! This this two-part class shows you the next steps to mastering your iPhone. Learn how to add and delete apps, access websites, set up email, share photos and more! Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

IPhone: Tips and Tricks

Ages 50+. There’s always more to learn about your iPhone! Continuing education for graduates of the “Getting Started” course and experienced iPhone users who know they are only scratching the surface of what their device can do, this class will help you add advanced skills like copy and paste, using standard apps to organize your thoughts and schedule, and much more. Bring your questions and get expert answers and demonstrations. Attend every month as there are new topics every time. Instructor: Aaron Andrus. No prerequisite. Register in advance.

IPhone/IPad Photos and Camera

Ages 50+.Take command of your Apple device’s powerful camera and editing tools! In this 2 part class, we’ll cover how to take better photos and videos; use the camera flash; learn little-known tips and tricks; easily edit photos; share with friends and family; create photo albums and slideshows; import and delete photos; manage your photo library; and much more. Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

Location: Alder Room at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Getting Started: 9/18 Days: Tu Time: 9:30AM-10:30AM Price: $10.00 IDIn-district / $13.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19330 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Getting Started: 11/6 Days: Tu Time: 9:30AM-10:30AM Price: $10.00 IDIn-district / $13.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19371 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Building Skills: 10/4-10/11 Days: Th Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19345 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Building Skills: 11/19-11/26 Days: M Time: 10AM-12PM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19379 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Tips & Tricks: 11/1 Days: Th Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $17.00 IDIn-district / $20.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19369 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Photos & Camera: 10/30-11/6 Days: Tu Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19363 Online Registration: Register

IPad

IPad: Getting Started

Ages 50+. Apple’s iPad is an easier-to-use device that can replace your laptop or desktop computer. This class is for anyone who is new to an iPad or who is considering purchasing their first iPad. Participants will learn about all the hardware, buttons and ports; little-known tips for successful interaction with a touch screen; how to open and close apps; how to check email and more. Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

IPad: Building Skills

Ages 50+. Know the basics of your iPad but want more? This this two-part class has you covered. Learn how to add and delete apps, access websites, set up email, share photos and more! Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

IPhone/IPad Photos and Camera

Take command of your Apple device’s powerful camera and editing tools! In this 2 part class, we’ll cover how to take better photos and videos; use the camera flash; learn little-known tips and tricks; easily edit photos; share with friends and family; create photo albums and slideshows; import and delete photos; manage your photo library; and much more. Instructor: Aaron Andrus. Register in advance.

Location: Alder Room at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Getting Started: 9/26 Days: W Time: 9:30AM-10:30AM Price: $10.00 IDIn-district / $13.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19329 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Building Skills: 10/9-10/16 Days: Tu Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19347 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Building Skills: 12/6-12/13 Days: Th Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19384 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Photos & Camera: 10/30-11/6 Days: Tu Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $40.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19363 Online Registration: Register

Icloud

Ages 50+. This class focuses on how Apple’s iCloud service (available on all modern Apple devices) can be used to keep important files, photos, videos, and other content secure and readily available across all your devices. Instructor: Aaron Andrus

Location: Alder Room at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/23 Days: Tu Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $17.00 IDIn-district / $20.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19387 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/19 Days: W Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $17.00 IDIn-district / $20.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19359 Online Registration: Register

Arduino for the Hobbyist

You don’t have to be a master programmer to use this amazing microcontroller! Register in advance. Doug Weiss has taught electronics for the last 20 years and is offering classes for basic to intermediate skill levels. Note: Bring your laptop computer (with a USB port) to this class! You will be required to download and install the Arduino software from the www.arduino.cc web site.

Level 1, 11/20:  In this class you will learn to download the necessary software to program the Arduino, open and modify an application from the device library and connect some simple “real world” hardware to the controller.

Level 2, 11/27: This class will continue exploring software and hardware Arduino applications. A thermistor temperature sensor will be introduced as an analog input device that will control a cooling fan based on the room’s temperature. Prerequisite: Arduino For The Hobbyist Level 1

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/20 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19292 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/27 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19293 Online Registration: Register

Photography Basics

Joshua Rainey with camera under oak treeAges 13+. Learn to use your camera in a way that lets you control all settings to get better pictures. Professional photographer Joshua Rainey will teach basic photography techniques with an emphasis on how to use the photography gear you already own. This course will include basic technique, photographic rules, composition, camera settings, and one-on-one time to help you improve your skills as a photographer. We’ll be meeting at various Willamalane parks, so feel free to bring your families along to play while we learn photography. No childcare provided.

Session 1 Locations:

  • Sept. 20: Tomseth House at Dorris Ranch
  • Sept. 27: Clearwater Park at Middle Fork Trailhead
  • Oct. 4: Ruff Park at the foot bridge

Session 2 Locations:

  • Dec. 1: Dorris Ranch Barn
  • Dec. 8: Lively Park Pavilions
  • Dec. 15: Island Park North Shelter

Gear list:

  • DSLR camera or equivalent, must have aperture priority and manual settings
  • Memory card
  • Tripod

 

Joshua Rainey’s Top 3 Quick Tips to Becoming a Better Photographer

  1. Hold your camera correctly.  I often see photographers (even some professionals) holding their cameras completely wrong and it drives me crazy!  Hold the grip side with your right hand so your index finger rests on the shutter button and make sure your left hand is under the lens, not over.  If you put your left hand under the lens it helps support the camera and avoids camera shake, which can make photos blurry.  This is a very easy thing to learn from the beginning, so do it right and never look back!
  2. Try new things.  Put your camera on a tripod, use a long shutter speed, use large apertures, use small apertures, photograph something at night, photograph something in bright sunlight.  Seriously, it doesn’t matter what you do, just mix it up and get out of your comfort zone, you might even learn something new doing this.
  3. Carry your camera with you.  Especially as you’re starting out.  Take your camera everywhere, photograph boring things, try to make something simple look amazing.  The more time you have with your camera in hand, the easier photography will be for you.

These are all very simple quick tips that anybody out there can do to improve their photography!  If you want to actually learn how to control your camera and make the decisions yourself, then come take my class and you’ll leave knowing exactly how to make the decisions for your camera, helping you create better photos for a lifetime.  The class focuses on teaching you the basics of exposure and gives you enough knowledge to be able to setup exposure settings in manual using ISO, shutter speed and aperture.  Each plays a vital role to creating a great photograph and if you can make the decisions instead of letting your camera do it for you, your photos will vastly improve!  I teach you on the gear you already own so that you can practice on it and become a better photographer without having to purchase more gear.

Location: TBD
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/20-10/4 Days: Th Time: 5:30PM-7PM Price: $75.00 IDIn-district / $90.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19578 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/1-12/15 Days: Sa Time: 10AM-11:30AM Price: $75.00 IDIn-district / $90.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19579 Online Registration: Register

Memoirs from the Heart

Ages 50+. Write your memoirs using in-class writing prompts that lead to stories that reveal your values, motives, beliefs and hopes. Facilitated by Bonnie Hennessey. Register in advance. All registrants will be required to sign a confidentiality statement at the first class meeting. No meeting 8/24, 11/23.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 5/11-9/14 Days: F Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $5.00 IDIn-district / $6.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17793 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/14-12/28 Days: F Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Price: $5.00 IDIn-district / $6.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19361 Online Registration: Register