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Registration is open for the following continuing education classes available at Lower Columbia College.

Classes are open to all community members. Previous attendance at LCC is not necessary.

To register, call 360-442-2840 or visit the school’s website at lowercolumbia.edu/ce.

Course proposals for new courses and instructors are being accepted. Anyone with ideas or an interest in teaching is asked to call Mary Harris at 360-442-2602.

Spin Fitness: exercise on a stationary bike; call for times, dates and cost.

Family STEM Night: Sept. 22; free evening for parents and children to discover more about the STEM principles; families learn what STEM is and engage in hands-on activities led by professionals who work in careers focused on science, technology, engineering and math; registration not required; held in the LCC student center; call 360-442-2840 for time.

Pilates Core Challenge: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 25-Nov. 1 and Nov. 6-Dec. 13; emphasize the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness to support a graceful movement; $60.

Five Tools for Getting More Done: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 1; learn how to shape your mindset for achieving what you want; see clear outcomes and results; set clear specific measurable goals; draft a project plan and how to work the plan; create and control the best environment for the most successful outcomes; build effective strategies and practices for taking control of success; $59.

Grant Writing Basics: 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 5; learn the elements of a grant proposal, budget development and how to provide evaluation and metrics to measure the impact of a project on the community; presentation includes a question and answer session and audience discussion; $59.

Explore Hood River: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7; stop at Multnomah Falls on way to hood River nestled at the crossroads of the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Mountain Range; explore the historic downtown streets with a shopping district featuring boutiques, antique shops, art galleries and more than 30 restaurants; transportation to and from Hood River provided; $35.

Staying Healthy Naturally (Powerful Essential Oils for Mind-Body, Comfort and Wellness): 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 5-19; learn about 12 essential oils and blends that naturally energize, improve mood, kill germs, provide pain relief, ease stress, improve mental mental clarity, soothe burns, soothe minor cuts, soothe scrapes and bruises, and clear the air; learn how to choose, use and apply essential oils for increasing health and wellness; $39.

Fundraising Basics: 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 12; course focuses on the elements of developing a plan for long-term fundraising; covers the role of the nonprofit boards of trustees in fundraising success; learn about strategies and tools common to fundraising; variety of fundraising techniques discussed including crowdsourcing, special events, direct donations and grant proposals; $59.

Cake Pops: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19; learn to make cake pops, insert the sticks and decorate with many different techniques; learn to melt the candy, dip the cake pops, decorate and add embellishments; supply list provided to students before class starts; $25.

Holiday Centerpieces: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 21; learn essential rules for building centerpieces in this hands-on class; create a finished project to take home; suggested supply list provided to students before class; $29.

Cupcakes: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 2; learn fun and easy techniques and how to apply the skills to treats including the Wilton method of cake decorating; discover how to use decorating tips and what you can do with them; combine different techniques to design treats; supply list provided to students before class starts; $19.

Introduction to Wired Gum Paste Flowers: 5:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 30-Dec. 7; lean the skills and techniques needed to create wired gum past flowers; learn the basics of gum past handling and storage; learn to use the necessary tools for wired flowers including cutouts, tape and wires; learn to construct and assemble life-like flowers; supply list emailed to students before class starts; $39.

Homemade Holidays for Kids: 12:30-5 p.m. Dec. 20; for children in second through fifth grade; register in advance and bring children after school is released and let them spend the afternoon creating homemade gifts; children will be able to choose from different stations making ornaments, snowflakes, trees, snowmen and more; $59.

STEAM Workshop for Middle School Students: LCC partners with faculty to provide quarterly outreach workshops; will work to plan topics for the next school year; for details, check www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce or call 360-442-2840.


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