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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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

Understanding and Responding to Dementia

Ages 18+. Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Please register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/29 Days: Th Time: 11:30AM-1PM Price: Free Class #: 19404 Online Registration: Register

Stroke: Be Prepared

Ages 18+. Stroke program manager at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center-RiverBend, Diane Soik, MSN, APRN, BC CPHQ, will describe how to recognize a stroke, what to do about it and give you time to practice your new skills. SHMC RB is a certified Primary Stroke Center. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/14 Days: F Time: 2PM-3PM Price: Free Class #: 19392 Online Registration: Register

Probiotics: Whole Body Health Begins in Your Gut

Ages 18+. Your gut bacteria influence how every part of your bodyworks: how easy you lose or gain weight, how your immune system functions, even your ability to focus! Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/25 Days: Th Time: 2PM-3PM Price: Free Class #: 19398 Online Registration: Register

Hands Only CPR

Ages 18+. Hands Only CPR can save a life. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don’t be afraid. You can help someone until Emergency Medical Services arrives. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/12 Days: F Time: 2PM-3PM Price: Free Class #: 19403 Online Registration: Register

Fight Back Against Stress

Ages 18+. While it’s impossible to remove all stress from your life, incorporating a few specific nutrients into your diet can help you deal with life’s many holiday season stressors. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/28 Days: W Time: 2PM-3PM Price: Free Class #: 19394 Online Registration: Register

Eating Well on a Tight Budget

Ages 18+. Whether you preserve a lot of your own produce, buy in bulk, or just shop week-to-week, come and learn some tips for eating well on the cheap by eating with the seasons and cooking simple, wholesome and quick meals with local, fresh produce. Learn local sources of in-season produce, how to track and plan seasonally, and how to incorporate your own preserved foods or bulk purchases.Whether you preserve a lot of your own produce, buy in bulk, or just shop week-to-week, come and learn some tips for eating well on the cheap by eating with the seasons and cooking simple, wholesome and quick meals with local, fresh produce. Learn local sources of in-season produce, how to track and plan seasonally, and how to incorporate your own preserved foods or bulk purchases. Please register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/28 Days: F Time: 2PM-3:30PM Price: Free Class #: 19349 Online Registration: Register

Memory Loss and Dementia

Ages 18+. Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. This program is designed to help you understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. This program is designed to help you understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/27 Days: Th Time: 11:30AM-1PM Price: Free Class #: 19370 Online Registration: Register

Dementia Conversations

Ages 18+. This lecture will offer helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. Please register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/25 Days: Th Time: 11:30AM-1PM Price: Free Class #: 19393 Online Registration: Register

The Parable Blueprint

Ages 18+. Find out about a significant literary discovery. Local independent scholar, Anne Kanno, shares her project with us. Ancient Near Eastern, Classical and Biblical texts were written using an identical literary structure. This structure is all about comparisons for wisdom purposes. Learn about how the parable blueprint works by looking at a variety of texts. Please register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/1 Days: Th Time: 2PM-3PM Price: Free Class #: 19395 Online Registration: Register

Oregon Through its Historic Cemeteries

Ages 18+. Learn some interesting Oregon stories through the lens of historic cemeteries. These cemeteries encapsulate the long history of a community – social, health, political and other history beyond biographies can be explored. Your next cemetery visit will be a whole new experience. Presenter Kuri Gill is the coordinator for the State Historic Cemeteries Program, supporting individuals and organizations in the preservation and interpretation of Oregon’s historic cemeteries. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/18 Days: Th Time: 2PM-3PM Price: Free Class #: 19401 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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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

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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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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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

The A, B, C and D’s of Medicare

Ages 50+. Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. If you are new to Medicare or will be enrolling in the near future, this lecture will provide the basic knowledge needed to understand the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/4 Days: Th Time: 2PM-3PM Price: Free Class #: 19396 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
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Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/6 Days: Th Time: 4PM-4:45PM Price: Free Class #: 19425 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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

Soldering Skills

Ages 14+. Learn how to do a few simple electronic repairs or begin an exciting new hobby. $15 project kit fee paid directly to instructor on the first day of class. Instructor: Doug Weiss. Register in advance.

Basic: Learn how to make reliable solder joints. This is a hands on class where each student will have the opportunity to assemble and solder together a premade electronic hobby kit.

Advanced: Learn how to build a customized circuit board. In this class, the student will be given a schematic and they will use their soldering skills to build a working circuit without the use of a hobby kit. By the end of the class, the student will have used a perforated prototyping board (solderable), wires and electrical components to have built a working circuit.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Basic: 10/16 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19286 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Advanced: 10/23 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19288 Online Registration: Register

Circuit Building

Age 14+. Learn how to read a diagram to build a circuit. This class explains the ABCs behind simple electrical circuits. By the end of the class, each student will have built a working circuit. Doug Weiss has taught electronics for the last 20 years and is offering classes for basic to intermediate skill levels. Some classes require an additional supply fee due to the instructor on the day of class. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Basic: 9/18 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19285 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Advanced: 9/25 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $26.00 IDIn-district / $31.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19287 Online Registration: Register

Chinese, Beginning

Ages 18+. For the beginner with little or no experience in Mandarin Chinese. Instructor Jen Jen Hwang-Shum teaches various ways of writing and communicating the language. Register in advance. No class 11/22.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/4-12/13 Days: Th Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $129.00 IDIn-district / $155.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19453 Online Registration: Register

Chinese, Intermediate

Ages 18+. Explore different ways of communicating and writing in Mandarin Chinese. At least one year of Chinese language study is required. Instructor: Jen Jen Hwang-Shum. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/2-12/4 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $129.00 IDIn-district / $155.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19918 Online Registration: Register