Offerings

Revisit or learn for the first time the basic techniques you need to enjoy golf as recreation and sport. Solidify the essentials of set up, grip, posture, and alignment. These courses are designed to be repeated, so students can continue to improve their technique through practice and experience.


July 22-24, 2024 | 4:30pm-6:30pm PDT | Bend
August 19-21, 2024 | 4:30pm-6:30pm PDT | Bend
For golfers with some experience who would like to take their game to the next level. This class will focus on the most beneficial fundamentals of the full-swing and the short game with an emphasis on understanding why the ball does what it does. These courses are designed to be repeated, so students can continue to improve their technique through practice and experience.


August 5-7, 2024 | 4:30pm-6:30pm PDT | Bend
Embrace the world of ballet with experienced dance instructor Hilary Crockett. This beginning ballet class is suitable for the absolute beginner as well as those with more experience who wish to improve their dance conditioning. Practice proper warm-up techniques and center work using a chair as your barre. Learn ballet terminology while increasing flexibility, strength, and coordination in an encouraging environment.


October 15, 2024 to November 12, 2024 | 6:15pm-7:15pm PDT | Bend
Birds are some of the easiest wildlife to observe, even in urban areas. But how can you tell which is which? Join certified Oregon Master Naturalist, Rebecca Lexa, to learn how to tell your thrushes from your warblers, hawks from eagles, waterfowl from wading birds, and more. Whether you are a backyard bird watcher or a more adventurous bird watcher, this is a great course to get you started.


Thursday, November 21, 2024 | 6:00pm-8:30pm PST | 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
Let's dance! Whether you are new to dance or have years of experience, all will enjoy learning easy to follow choreography using Broadway musical numbers from shows like: A Chorus Line, Chicago, and Singin' in the Rain. Experienced dance instructor Hilary Crockett will provide an encouraging environment to help you learn the basics of musical theatre dance and build your confidence. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. All skill levels are invited to participate.


October 17, 2024 to November 14, 2024 | 6:15pm-7:15pm PDT | Bend
This beginning adult contemporary class will introduce students to the basic skills of contemporary dance technique. Contemporary dance is influenced by the foundations of modern dance and fused with contemporary practices (release technique, GAGA, Countertechnique, etc.). Students will learn the fundamentals of contemporary floor work, traveling steps, and simple choreography. Classical training, Pilates, and yoga are important tools that will be used to help students gain an understanding of healthy alignment. Not only will students learn the basics of contemporary dance, but they will also get a great workout, build strength and flexibility, and most of all have fun!


September 3, 2024 to November 19, 2024 | 10:00am-11:15am PDT | Bend
Restorative yoga is a powerful sequence of supported therapeutic postures to turn on the body's natural healing capacity. This is an experience of holding shapes while being supported with bolsters, blankets and sandbags to add traction, grounding and increased range of motion. Props support the body to open and lengthen gradually.


August 1-22, 2024 | 11:00am-12:15pm PDT | Bend
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.


Thursday, August 1, 2024 | 6:00pm-8:00pm PDT | Online
Thursday, November 14, 2024 | 6:00pm-8:00pm PST | Online
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
Oula merges high-intensity cardio with easy-to-follow choreography, mindfulness practices, and a culture of inclusivity - all to an energetic pop soundtrack. Every Oula class empowers participants to challenge their bodies and process their emotions through music, movement, and, most importantly, community connection. The focus is on "how you feel" rather than "how you look" so participants experience the freedom of a non-judgmental (of self and of others) environment and community, rather than competition. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable, athletic shoes.


September 23, 2024 to December 5, 2024 | 6:15pm-7:15pm PDT | Bend