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From Kites to Electricity: OCCC sparks the imagination in Fall classes

OCCC Newport Campus

OCCC Newport Campus

It’s September, and all across Lincoln County, leaves are already starting to turn. Perhaps it’s time you turned over a new leaf and learned a new skill or hobby – with help from Oregon Coast Community College.

This year, in addition to a powerful lineup of credit classes, the College is offering a wide array of community education, non-credit classes that are available to anyone. “We regularly see all types of students in our Community Education programs, from twenty-somethings to folks in their 90s,” said OCCC’s Shirley Hill. “The desire to learn and to be inspired to try new things doesn’t know any age limit.”

Among the classes on offer this term are conversational French and Spanish, photography, birding, guitar, basic computer skills, estate planning, handgun safety and more.

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Electricity for homeowners, which starts Oct. 1, offers hands-on learning about such things as installation of receptacles, lighting outlets, switches and more.
Beginning kite-building and kite-flying will run two sessions, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, and will walk students through the process of building their own kites and learning how to fly them from one of Lincoln City’s leading kite enthusiasts, Ronda Brewer. The class will be complete just in time for the Fall Kite Festival.

Other classes, however, are more down to earth. Captain Jim Kusz of the North Lincoln Fire and Rescue District will present a two-session class on disaster preparedness, on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6.

In addition, there’s the Seatauqua series – a lineup of five special arts and science classes this Fall. These classes include fish-rubbing, oil and acrylic painting, papermaking, bird drawing and “patterns in nature,” a fascinating class that will showcase the mathematical wonders hidden in, of all places, the tidepools of the Oregon Coast.

All the Seatauqua classes are presented in conjunction with the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and each are one-day courses priced at just $30 each.

Find out more about the fall lineup of community education courses in the “Catch the Wave,” the fall term schedule mailed last week to every residential address in Lincoln County. There is a link to the online edition of the publication from the College website, www.oregoncoastcc.org.

To register for any community education course, call 541-994-4166.

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