Adults » Classes and Lectures

Show Dog Training: Conformation

Conformation classes will teach you how to train and present (handle) your dog in the show ring. stacking, baiting, gaiting, and ring procedure will be stressed. All levels of handling experience are welcome. Dogs must be AKC, UKC, or IABCA registered. Please call instructor Jan Bradfeldt for more information. 541-726-8698. No registration, purchase punch pass to attend. No class 11/22, 12/6, 1/17, 2/7.

4-punch Pass: $40. Purchase pass here.

Location: Bob Keefer Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Ongoing starting 11/1 Days: Th Time: 7:30PM-8:30PM Price: Drop in with punch pass Class #: N/A Online Registration: N/A

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

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
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/14 Days: F Time: 2PM-3PM Price: Free Class #: 19392 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
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 11/28 Days: W Time: 2PM-3PM Price: Free Class #: 19394 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
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 10/25 Days: Th Time: 11:30AM-1PM Price: Free Class #: 19393 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

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
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  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

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

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
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
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

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

Chinese, Beginning

Canceled. 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: Canceled

Winter Solstice Celebration

All ages

All ages. The winter solstice signifies the shortest day of the year and the longest night. Throughout the ages, solstice has been marked by different cultures through celebrations of light, feasts and music. Join us at Dorris Ranch for a family-friendly celebration of light with a campfire, storytelling, sweet treats, craft making and a luminary walk.

Location: Dorris Ranch Barn
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/21 Days: F Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $7 IDIn-district / $9 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19255 Online Registration: Register

Chinese, Intermediate

Canceled. 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: Canceled

Hand and Foot Reflexology

Ages 18+. Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques to points and areas which correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems. You’re invited to join Nathan Schulman, licensed acupuncturist, for a fun, hands-on class. Bring a partner or just your hands! Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 12/5 Days: W Time: 12PM-1PM Price: $15.00 IDIn-district / $18.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 19266 Online Registration: Register

ODTI Driver’s Education

Ages 15+

This Oregon Department of Transportation-approved program consists of 33 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.

$350 for ages 15-17/$540 for ages 18+

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Location: Willamalane Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/7-6/13 Days: Tu Time: 10am-1pm Price: $350 for ages 15-17/$540 for ages 18+ Class #: Call (541) 342-4339 to Register Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/9-8/20 no class 7/16 and 7/18 Days: MW Time: 9am-12pm Price: $350 for ages 15-17/$540 for ages 18+ Class #: Call (541) 342-4339 to Register Online Registration: Register