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 and click on the shopping cart. Follow LCC continuing ed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LCC.ContinuingEd.

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 for details.

Silver Lake Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 26. Meet at the Silver Lake Public Boat Launch off Kerr Road to kayak and stand up paddle board. No experience necessary. Pack water, a lunch and bring sun protection. Be prepared to possibly get wet (bring a change of clothes and a towel). Students will kayak half the time, and paddle board half the time. Kayaks, paddle boards and life jackets will be provided. Must be at least 18 years old. $59.

Kids College — Art in the Making: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, July 29-31. For students in third through sixth grade. Three days of artistic experimentation. Make a new project each day using new techniques, mediums and processes. Draw, paint, sculpt, build and create. Lunch is included. Registration by 5 p.m. July 15. Call Brian DelMar at 360-442-2610 or email bdelmar@lowercolumbia.edu. $69.

Hiking at June Lake: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 2. Meet in the parking lot of the LCC Fitness Center at 8 a.m. to travel to Cougar to hike June Lake. Bring a backpack with plenty of water, food, sun protection and other essentials. Must be able to walk on uneven terrain for 5 miles. Advance registration required. Must be at least 18 years old. $79.

Baby and Me Fitness: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 8-29. For parents or grandparent with little ones at home who may struggle to find time to work out. Bring baby. Over the course of the class, do Pilates, yoga, barre, circuits and other types of fitness while “sharing a mat with baby.” No experience required. Geared toward people with newborns to 2-year-olds. $35.

Mat Pilates: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 12-Sept. 11 (second session; no class Sept. 2). 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.

Kids College — Got STEM?: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 19-21. For students in third through sixth grade. Three days of working in a Maker’s Lab. Learn about science, technology, engineering and math through hands on experiments. Build, test and create using computers, Legos, recycled material, household compounds and more. Lunch is included. Registration by 5 p.m. Aug. 5. Call Brian DelMar at 360-442-2610 or email bdelmar@lowercolumbia.edu. $69.

Zumba Gold: 8:10-9 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Aug. 9-Sept. 13 (second session). 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

Washington State International Kite Festival: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 23. Transportation to and from Long Beach provided. Festival draws famous kite fliers from around the world. Visit vendor booths. Kites available for purchase. Meals and other activities provided by attendees. $35.

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.

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 Heidi Hamer at 360-442-2603 or send an email to hhamer@lowercolumbia.edu. Summer and fall start dates are July 8, July 29, Sept 30 and Oct 28.

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 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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