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 learn about the classes, call 360-442-2600 or visit the school’s website at lowercolumbia.edu/ce.

Mat Pilates: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 23 (Session 1) and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 28-Dec. 4 (Session 2. No class Nov. 11.). ) Class will consist of a series of exercises from within the Pilates Method designed specifically to be performed on the mat. Benefits of Pilates exercises include improved flexibility, muscle tone, body balance, spinal support, low back health, sports performance, and body-mind awareness. Improve core strength in a safe manner. Appropriate for all levels, however students need to be able to perform exercises on the floor using a mat. Bring a one-quarter inch exercise mat to class. $65.

NIA Functional Fitness: 7-7:50 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 23-Oct.24 (Session 1) and 7-7:50 a.m. Oct. 28-Dec. 5 (Session 2. No class Nov. 11 or Nov. 28.). Non-Impact Aerobics (NIA) is a form of fusion fitness combining classic movement forms which encompasses martial arts, healing arts, yoga and the dance arts. Suitable for all ages. NIA is a workout, practice and lifestyle that fosters vitality and well-being. $65.

Tai Chi (Beginners): 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 24 (Session 1) and 8-8:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 29-Dec. 5 (No class Nov. 28.). Learn and explore slow and continuous movements to improve mobility, flexibility, balance and increase muscular strength. Primarily Sun (soon) Style that is safe and easy to learn with its gentle postures combined with Qigong exercises to enhance the flow of internal energy (Qi) and cultivate relaxed deeper breathing and body-mindfulness association. Appropriate for individuals new to exercise, looking to manage stress, have chronic health conditions, fall prevention as well as skills-exploration for those revisiting Tai Chi. Students participate at their comfort level and modification needs. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and sneakers or flat, flexible fitness-type shoes. $65.

Beginner Barre: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 25-Oct. 30. In-depth introduction to the practices of barre. Class focuses on strengthening and toning the body by training small movements that isolate muscles followed by a stretching session. While barre uses concepts and terminology from ballet, there also are foundations in yoga, Pilates and weight training with no prior experience in any of those areas needed.$59.

Zumba Gold: 8:10-9 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Sept. 25-Oct. 25 (Session 1) and 8-8:50 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Oct. 30-Dec. 6 (Session 2. No class Nov. 29.). Modified intensity and easy to follow dance fitness combined with invigorating Latin and world music. Zumba Gold’s motto, “Ditch the workout, join the party!” Beginners, older adults, individuals returning to exercise after an injury or living with a chronic health issue participate at own energy and movement level and modification needs. Classes focus on increasing balance, stamina, muscular conditioning, coordination and flexibility with the added element of careful transitions gentle on joints. $65

Family STEM Night: Sept. 27. Family STEM Night is a free evening for parents and children to discover more about STEM principles. Families learn about what STEM is and engage in fun, hands-on activities led by professionals who work in careers focused on science, technology, engineering, and math. Activities include robotics, paper making, unicorn slime, visit a veterinarian, life science with Master Gardeners, and more. No registration required. Held in the LCC Student Center. For details, call 360-442-2610 or email Brian DelMar at bdelmar@lowercolumbia.edu.

College of Collage: 5-7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 30-Dec. 2 (No class Nov. 11.). Experience the endless creative possibilities of collage. Few art methods allow such flexibility and personal narrative. Course will cover techniques for determining subject matter, integrating a variety of materials, and personalizing imagery. Students will learn about adhesives, surfaces, and combinations of drawing and painting materials used in collage. $99.

Metal Art: 2-6 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 30-Dec. 2 (No class Nov. 28.). Explore the world of metal art. Get creative by cutting and welding to create yard art, sculptures or build small, useful projects. No welding experience needed. Great for the beginner, the hobbyist or the advanced fabricator. Instructor will teach safety and help bring ideas to life. $99.

Painting Techniques: 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2-Dec. 4 (No class Nov. 27.). Gain control of the art of painting. Take painting from palette layout to finished works through the investigation of tools, material handling, color mixing and traditional techniques. Class designed for people embarking on painting as well as people with experience who want to refine their skills and techniques. Although acrylics will be preferred, students with experience who work in oils are encouraged to use that medium. $125.

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Prop Building 101: 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 20. Learn to build, paint and weather props for film, plays cosplay and display. Learn what materials are available and how to build on a budget. $89.

Filmmaking and Animation: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 21. Learn how to plan, film and edit media for production in live action, stop-motion and digital animation productions. Use state-of-the-art equipment, including video cameras, lighting, green-screens and software to create short films. Work with instructor to discover methods for promoting films, including options to submit films to local, regional, national and international film festivals. Course explores advance methods and provides access to open-source alternatives to fit any production budget. People can repeat the course as often as necessary to learn new skills. $119.

Mixed Media Drawing: 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 3-Dec. 5 (No class Nov. 28.). Discover drawing with a variety of materials and surfaces. Create finished products such as gift boxes, greeting cards and more. Work with dry- and water-based materials on surfaces ranging from paper to glass. Investigate techniques for creating representational and abstract imagery with pen and ink, watercolor pencils, colored pencils, pastels, glass paints and unconventional tools. For experienced and non-experienced students. $99.

Explore Hood River: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. 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. $40.

Zumba Fitness: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 15-Nov. 14 (Session 2), and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 19-Dec. 19 (Session 3. No class Nov. 28.) Workout combines high energy dance moves combined with traditional exercises such as lunges, squats and arm curls. Upbeat music like the merengue, salsa and mambo alternated between slow and fast. $65.

Aquatic Fitness: 10:50-11:45 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 28-Dec. 19. (Session 2. No class Nov. 11 or Nov. 28.). Water exercise reduces the impact on joints, creating a good environment for people with arthritis, back problems, foot and leg injuries, and knee problems. Also good for pregnant women. Classes take place at the Dick Mealy Pool at Mark Morris High School. $65.

Healthy Living Suite: Online class. Learn how to establish a healthy approach to successful weight loss and weight maintenance for a lifetime. Learn how to save money and prepare fast, easy and delicious home-cooked meals. Learn how to grow nutritious fruit and vegetables that can be used in the meals. Register online at www.ed2go.com/lccbic. $299.

Introduction to Screenwriting: Online class. Learn how to write a script from structure to character creation and dialogue to marketing and selling a screenplay. Register at www.ed2go.com/lccbic. $115.

Music Made Easy: Online class. Discover the fundamentals of music theory. Learn to read, write and play simple music. Register at www.ed2go.com/lccbic. $99.

CDL Training: for Class A and Class B licenses; program has option of a four- or eight-week training course depending on the quarter; training consists of 20 to 40 hours of classroom instruction and 28 to 120 hours of driving and vehicle instruction based on the class of license; training is limited to students who meet the program requirements; for details, call 360-442-2600 or send an email to cdl@lowercolumbia.edu.

Flagger Certification Training: Learn professional flagging techniques and proper work zone setup in accordance with standards and guidelines of the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Washington Modifications to the MUTCD, L&I WAC 296-155-305 and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) State Standard Specifications. Uupon successful completion, receive the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the American Traffics Safety Services Association (ATSSA) flagger cards (accepted in most other states) valid for three years. For details, to register or get dates class is held, call Mary Harris at 360-442-2602 or email mharris@lowercolumbia.edu; fee includes textbook and ID cards. Flagger Re-Certification also available.

Online Learning: More than 300 non-credit instructor-facilitated online courses to choose from. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with fellow students, people can learn at their convenience. Online continuing education classes begin each month and continue for six weeks. Complete any course wherever there is internet access, any time of the day or night. Most courses are $115; bundled courses available at a discounted price. For details, visit www.ed2go.com/lccbic, email email mharris@lowercolumbia.edu or call 360-442-2602.

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