Spend the afternoon tasting and exploring different beer styles with award-winning home brewer Steve Brainerd. Discover what makes each style unique and learn about off-flavors, judging, and evaluation of beers. The styles presented include light lager, amber, porter, Belgium and IPA. This class is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about beer, especially the home brewer. Students need to bring $20 (cash or check only) to first class to pay the instructor for beer samples. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.

Saturday, May 20, 2023, CUL 118
Do you want to have healthy garden soil without spending lots of money on fertilizers? Learn how to build your own compost system and create a valuable organic soil amendment from waste in your home and yard! This class will give you the keys to successful composting!

Saturday, April 1, 2023, HCC 0230
Do you want to make your yard beautiful and beneficial to pollinating insects and birds? Do you want to capture water runoff to filter pollutants or create more wildlife habitat? Or do you want to increase the amount of fruit you harvest from your garden? This class will help students understand different designs for pollinator gardens and rain gardens, and determine which plants will work best to benefit both the ecosystem and the health and beauty of your garden!

Monday, April 10, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
Immerse yourself in the Art of Acting! In this Master Class, join award-winning film and theater actor, director, and producer Derek Sitter, and discover the basic and advanced fundamentals of the acting craft. You will dive into the very specific methods used in the acting study to gain crucial knowledge to understand what it takes to be great. "Growth as an actor and a human being are synonymous." - Stella Adler

October 12, 2023 to November 16, 2023, CHLAB 301
If you're just getting started with birdwatching, look no further! In this class you'll learn what sort of equipment might be helpful, safe and ethical bird feeding, some common backyard birds to look for, and other useful tips and resources.

Monday, April 3, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
Did you know that bees are responsible for one-third of every bite of food that goes into your mouth, and that the honeybee is actually an endangered species? You can help! In this class, join local Master Beekeeper Jimmy Wilkie to learn all about the basics of beekeeping in Central Oregon. This class will give you the knowledge you need to get started as a beekeeper, to support our natural environment, and to help grow the vital and endangered honeybee population!

April 17-26, 2023, CHLAB 301
Join BJCP Grand Master IV Beer Judge and 2011 National Homebrewer of the Year, Randy Scorby, to learn about the aroma and flavor components in beer, including off characteristics and what causes them. Find out how to improve your sensory experience by learning how to identify and describe the aspects of aroma and flavor as you taste samples. This class is open to anyone interested in learning more about beer.  Although homebrewers will benefit from this class, it is designed to cater to all beer enthusiasts. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.

October 19-26, 2023, CUL 118
Cauliflower is all the rage right now in the foodie world! Discover what all the talk is about as you learn to prepare cauliflower in four different ways: pizza crust, alfredo sauce, "hot wings," and cauli-steaks. You will leave the class with an understanding of the benefits and techniques for using cauliflower in creative and flavorful ways. All recipes will be gluten-free and vegan.

Saturday, May 13, 2023, CUL 119
Join expert flower gardener Julie Schiedler for a fun spring workshop! Create a fabulous spring basket just in time for your holiday table. Each basket will be filled with hardy spring blooms and be bursting with color! Baskets average 14" in size and will feature approximately six assorted plants. All materials provided. This is a popular workshop and will fill up fast. Register today!

Saturday, April 1, 2023, BEC 0152
Saturday, April 1, 2023, BEC 0152
Discover how to create classic sauces that are dairy-free and full of decadent flavor! Join Chef Holly as she teaches you how to make a variety of delicious recipes including hollandaise, basil pesto, spicy Thai peanut, and chocolate hot fudge, all without dairy products.

Saturday, June 3, 2023, CUL 119
Using a mixture of lecture and hands-on application, your expert instructor will guide you through the importance of using scale and design before building, foundation basics, the components of a typical wall framing system, framing and truss layout, and roof system basics. You'll learn how to safely use construction tools and tricks of the trade for basic construction for homeowners. Great for students who want to learn about home/project-based construction. Tools provided. Students will need to provide their own construction-appropriate gloves.      

June 3-10, 2023, RTEC 123
Take the confusion and risk out of DIY electrical projects. Learn safe and code compliant electrical skills from your expert instructor. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be sizing circuits, troubleshooting, learning to change breakers, and sizing wire and wiring basic circuits with lights, outlets, 3-way switches and more!

May 6-13, 2023, RTEC 123
Are you interested in starting a medicinal herb garden or adding herbs to your current garden? This is the class for you! Central Oregon is a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs thrive here. This class will include a field trip to see the plants up close and explore their growing requirements. Join us and learn all about how you can grow your own medicinal herbs at home!

June 7-10, 2023, BEC 0152
Have you been curious about using medicinal herbs but didn't know where to start. This class is designed to provide an overview of some simple herbal remedies to address your and your family's minor illnesses. During the class, we will cover which herbs to use and demonstrate medicine making techniques for getting the most out of your medicine. Join American Herbal Guild herbalist Holly Hutton to have some fun with herbs!

Wednesday, August 16, 2023, BEC 0152
Research indicates there is a direct link between our digestion and overall health. Join registered clinical herbalist Holly Hutton to learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world for attaining and maintaining digestive health. This class will explore current research and present a wide array of strategies that you can use to develop an individualized plan to benefit your health every day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2023, BEC 0152
Learn everything you need to know about dealing with the unique challenges of gardening in the high desert of Central Oregon. Join Pat Kolling, an OSU Certified Master Gardener™, who will cover all aspects of gardening. Pat will also discuss water conservation techniques to help you plan and manage your garden in a water-wise way. This class will give you the tools to improve your garden, no matter what you are growing!

April 11-13, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
Have you ever thought about lichens? You've probably seen these unusual life forms growing on trees, rocks, even buildings. But what is a lichen, and what makes it so incredible? Join certified Oregon Master Naturalist Rebecca Lexa to learn about lichen biology, the role of lichens in the ecosystem, and some lichens you may see in the Pacific Northwest. You will come away with a new appreciation for these incredible organisms!

Wednesday, May 31, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, November 29, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you interested in eating plant-based meals but think oatmeal and smoothies may be your only breakfast options? Join us as we make hearty biscuits and gravy, sweet blueberry pancakes, and savory bacon/avocado Sandwiches, all without meat or dairy! Chef Holly will also discuss the best options for plant-based yogurt, butter, and other breakfast essentials.

Sunday, April 16, 2023, CUL 117
Create unique and beautiful Japanese Ikebana floral arrangements using techniques established over centuries. Historical, cultural and spiritual aspects of the practice accompany hands-on learning. After each meeting, students may take their arrangements home. Students may take the course for personal enrichment or to earn Sogetsu school certification toward a teacher's diploma. No experience necessary! Perfect for beginners or anybody wanting a refresher course in Ikebana techniques.

April 16, 2023 to May 7, 2023, BEC 0152
Learn to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms. This course will give you the knowledge to design a room floor to ceiling with understanding of color theory, industry trends, special arrangements, floor plans, design ideas, and interior design basics.

This course contains no sessions at this time.
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This course offers an in depth look at all the things we can do on our iPad. By the end of this course students will be able to secure the information on their iPad and navigate through applications and web browsers safely and learn the differences between iPad and a smartphone.  

May 15-25, 2023, CHLAB 301
Smartphones can be used for so much more than making a call and sending a text message, they can revolutionize the way we live. In this course, learn how to navigate your phone with ease. Explore tips and tricks for using the built-in features, touchscreen, settings, shortcuts, applications, and more. Course will cover both Android and Apple phone features.

April 17-27, 2023, CHLAB 301
Mushroom foraging is a popular pursuit in the Northwest. Learn where to search for edible mushrooms and how to identify common wild mushrooms and poisonous species. Discover more facts about fungi in your backyard! Please note this class has some crossover material with the general foraging class.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, August 16, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
Would you like to become a more responsible and environmentally conscious hiker? In this class, outdoor enthusiast Emily Walbridge will cover the seven Leave No Trace principles and how they relate to hiking. Learn how to practice Leave No Trace principles at home and in your community, reduce your carbon footprint, and support organizations that promote sustainable outdoor recreation. No prior experience is necessary, just a love of the outdoors and a desire to learn!

Friday, October 20, 2023, Shevlin Park
Would you like to expand your outdoor skills and tackle new challenges in winter months? In this class, join outdoor enthusiast Emily Walbridge to learn the fundamentals of winter hiking! This class is perfect for those who are interested in exploring the great outdoors during the winter season and want to learn how to do so safely. No prior experience is necessary, just a love of the outdoors and a desire to learn!

Friday, October 13, 2023, Shevlin Park
Eat light, and healthy, and learn new ways to incorporate delicious fish into your diet. In this 3-part pescatarian series, you will learn to cook fish using different techniques and regional flavors, from steaming the French style "en papillote" to grilling salmon filets in your backyard to impressing your family and friends with fresh sautéed sea scallops like they do in Italy! All styles are sure to make cooking and eating fish enjoyable! Students may register for any of the stand-alone classes, or the full series at a discounted price.

April 22, 2023 to May 20, 2023, CUL 117
Eat light, and healthy, and learn new ways to incorporate delicious fish into your diet. In the first, in a series of three classes, you will learn to steam fish in a paper bag, known by the French term, fish en papillote. Fish will be market availability and served alongside vegetables and rice.

Saturday, April 22, 2023, CUL 117
Eat light, and healthy, and learn new ways to incorporate delicious fish into your diet. In the second, in a series of three classes, you will learn to grill salmon like a backyard grill master. Salmon will be served with a homemade lemon and tarragon aioli and grilled vegetables.

Saturday, May 6, 2023, CUL 117
Eat light, and healthy, and learn new ways to incorporate delicious fish into your diet. In the third, in a series of three classes, you will learn to sauté fresh sea scallops. Using this high heat method, learn to make sweet scallops and classic Italian risotto with crispy capers and lemon.

Saturday, May 20, 2023, CUL 117
Join Chef Candy on a trip to NW Crossing's Farmers Market to explore the summer's bounty and bring it back to COCC to plan and cook a fabulous meal, along with a lesson on fish cookery. Then enjoy the fruits of your labor with a family style meal, outdoors on our patio!*** transportation to the market and back is provided by COCC

Saturday, June 24, 2023, CUL 117
Tomatoes are the most popular garden crop in the U.S., yet tomatoes are considered by many Central Oregon gardeners to be notoriously difficult to grow. In truth, tomatoes, like all plants, have basic requirements that can be met, even in our high desert climate. This class will give you the tools to grow tomatoes more successfully!

Saturday, April 15, 2023, CHLAB 301
This class is becoming a summertime tradition here at COCC! Join Chef Candy in making homemade pizza in our outdoor pizza oven, along with an assortment of toppings. Bring an apron and take-home containers for your left-over creations.

Saturday, July 1, 2023, CUL 117
Are you a hand-tool or power-tool user interested in learning new woodworking skills? This class is for you! Students will learn new skills or enhance existing skills to create a personal project. Shop safety, tool sharpening, tool use and maintenance, wood selection, and more will also be discussed. This course is suited for students with any level of woodworking experience.

April 5, 2023 to May 24, 2023, SHS