Offerings

This class will offer an exciting lecture and discussion-based interaction with American presidential elections. We will discuss how presidential elections are set up by the United States Constitution; a history of some of the most famous presidential elections in American history; look at the current 2024 presidential election; and analyze any future possible changes in electing the president. This will be all done in a friendly, lively, and politically neutral atmosphere!


October 3, 2024 to November 7, 2024 | 6:30pm-8:00pm PDT | Bend
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings, as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.


Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 10:00am-11:30am PDT | Bend
This course Introduces students to the subject of religion in the broad anthropological context, contributes to a deeper awareness of diverse expressions of religious faith in a multicultural world, and promotes openness to and tolerance of world views different from the student's own. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


June 24, 2024 to July 22, 2024 | 10:15am-12:05pm PDT | Prineville
Buddha taught we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original compassionate nature. This class will explore the Buddhist point of view by exploring the principles and practices of the tradition that help us reawaken the original mind.


October 17, 2024 to November 21, 2024 | 7:00pm-8:30pm PDT | Bend
Ballet and theater Dance for beginners with experienced dance instructor, Hilary Crockett. Learn ballet terminology and techniques - and express your artistic side with theater dance - while increasing flexibility, strength, and coordination in a welcoming environment. All skill levels welcome! Ages 10-15.


August 19-22, 2024 | 9:30am-12:00pm PDT | Redmond
August 19-22, 2024 | 2:00pm-4:30pm PDT | Bend
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!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This course focuses on audio-visual narratives, with an emphasis on how the collaborative process of combining cinematography, editing, sound, mise-en-scene, and acting constructs meaning and communicates ideas. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


June 24, 2024 to August 29, 2024 | 12:00pm-12:00pm PDT | Online
This course is an outdoor/indoor conditioning class for all levels of Nordic skiers. Goal of the class is to provide ski-specific cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength as well as improving Nordic ski technique. Various ski-specific drills and exercises will be used in a fun group atmosphere. This is a non credit Community Education course. You will not receive college credit.


September 23, 2024 to November 25, 2024 | 5:00pm-6:30pm PDT | Bend
This course focuses on skill development for beginning pickleball players. Students will learn through various drills and court games. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


September 23, 2024 to December 4, 2024 | 11:15am-12:35pm PDT | Bend
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, July 24, 2024 | 6:00pm-7:30pm PDT | Online
The common perception is that comedy improvisation is just "making things up." The reality is that improvisation has formal rules and structure that guide players forward to success. Join Renny Temple, master improviser and actor/director, in this interactive workshop of fun improv games and exercises for enjoyment, for stage, and for life. Come play, and enjoy a lot of laughs along the way!


July 8-31, 2024 | 5:30pm-7:30pm PDT | Bend
This six-week lecture/discussion class will provide an in-depth analysis of the history of the Supreme Court from a constitutional perspective. The class will offer development of the United States Supreme Court, how the Court operates, and a detailed discussion of the great cases in Supreme Court history.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This course is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to care for an injured or suddenly ill person in a remote location. The methods and protocols presented follow the Wilderness Medical Society guidelines for a 16 hour certification and are specific to a wilderness setting. The Wilderness Medical Society defines wilderness as a remote geographical location more than one hour from definitive care. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


October 18-20, 2024 | 8:30am-5:20pm PDT | Bend
The Oregon Cascade Mountain Range divides the state between the dry east and wet west. This mountain range hosts crucial water resources for Oregonians in the form of snowpack and glaciers. While snowpack varies year to year, Cascade glaciers act as a reliable water resource every year. These glaciers also interacted with volcanic eruptions that helped shape the range itself. However, global warming is driving an unprecedented retreat and disappearance of glaciers, threatening a vital water resource, and serving as visual indicators of how human greenhouse gas emissions are changing the landscape and environment of Oregon.


September 23, 2024 to November 18, 2024 | 5:30pm-7:30pm PDT | Bend
Create a personal retirement analysis through rare access to one of the best financial planning programs in the industry, guided by a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER?. Clarify your current path and learn critical concepts to maximize your retirement dollars and align your financial goals with your values. Walk away with clarity and understanding of your unique situation, and personal retirement plan. This course is best suited for those considering retirement in the next few years, or already retired.


September 24-26, 2024 | 6:00pm-8:00pm PDT | Bend
October 22-24, 2024 | 6:00pm-8:00pm PDT | Bend
Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of healing and self-improvement that everyone can learn and use! In this class, learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki. Students will receive a beautiful Reiki Level 1 manual and a personalized Reiki First Degree Certificate of Completion. This class qualifies for 5 Continuing Education hands-on contact hours for Oregon LMTs.


Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 10:00am-3:30pm PDT | Bend
Saturday, July 13, 2024 | 10:00am-3:30pm PDT | Bend
This Safe SitterŪ program prepares students to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students will learn first aid, choking infant/child rescue, and infant/child CPR, in addition to how to deal with other potential dangers. The course teaches CPR but does not certify students in CPR. For 6th - 9th grade students.


Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 9:00am-3:30pm PDT | Bend
Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 9:00am-3:30pm PDT | Redmond
Monday, July 15, 2024 | 9:00am-3:30pm PDT | Bend