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Whatcom Community College

237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-383-3000

Website:
www.whatcom.ctc.edu

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Upcoming Events

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop

Awaken your body, mind, and heart as you discover a practical approach to self-care. This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, providing students with a safe and effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. Emphasis is placed on gently building strength, inviting flexibility, and nourishing a sense of inner quiet. New and continuing students welcome. Bring a mat and several blankets; props are available if you don't have your own. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple. Notes: Bring a mat and several blankets; props are available if you don't have your own. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple.

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• Tue 8/22/17 at 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

High-school students can learn cyber defense and form competition teams

Talks/Lectures

Dr. Dan Manson, Professor of Computer Information Systems at Cal Poly Pomona, will show students, parents, faculty and coaches how to start teams and compete in CyberPatriot – the largest high school cyber defense competition in the U.S.

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• Mon 8/28/17 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop

Awaken your body, mind, and heart as you discover a practical approach to self-care. This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, providing students with a safe and effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. Emphasis is placed on gently building strength, inviting flexibility, and nourishing a sense of inner quiet. New and continuing students welcome. Bring a mat and several blankets; props are available if you don't have your own. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple. Notes: Bring a mat and several blankets; props are available if you don't have your own. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple.

Information:

• Tue 8/29/17 at 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

WhaMemWriMo Series: Introduction to Writing Your Memoir: Making the Narrative Journey

Class/Workshop

This introductory class will provide an overview of the memoir to help guide writers and shape their understanding. What is the memoir--and what is it not? Who is the narrator? How does that voice function? Memoir's inherent structure is a journey. Find out how to structure your memories to make that journey. Come prepared to take lots of notes, meet other writers, and be inspired. Novelist Laura Kalpakian has taught Memory into Memoir for over 15 years at UW, WWU, at conferences, and to private groups.

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• Thu 8/31/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

WhaMemWriMo Series: Managing Family Relationships While Writing About Them

Class/Workshop

What should come first? Publishing your memoir or preserving family relationships? Sometimes writers feel they have to choose--on occasion, they do. This discussion will encourage thoughtful exploration of the memoirist's commitment and responsibility to the project, to their authorial voice and freedoms, and to family members whose private lives may be part of the story. Laurel Leigh, MFA, is an award-winning writer and editor. Her short memoir, "The Face I See," was recently published in Clover, A Literary Rag.

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• Thu 9/7/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Advanced Studies in Massage Therapy

Class/Workshop

Get all 24 required continuing education credits done in one convenient class! This eight-week, hybrid lecture/online continuing education course for Washington State Licensed Massage Therapists includes four in-class, hands-on practice sessions as well as online course study and discussions, providing information and techniques not addressed in a standard massage program. Students will receive a 24-credit continuing education certificate upon completion of this course. Course covers: •Easy and effective treatment techniques •Tips to work smarter, not harder •Advanced healing techniques •Quick and effective assessments Four hours of modern ethics •Incorporating ancient methods into modern treatment massage •Easy ways to manipulate fascia for faster results •Discovering the emotional and energetic side of treatment massage •...and much more! Notes: Log-in instructions for online course modules will be provided in first class session. Students must have internet access to complete the eight hours of online studies.

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• Sun 9/10/17 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WhaMemWriMo: Generating Scenes to Complete the Literary Arc of Your Memoir

Class/Workshop

Using the Three Act Structure, we'll build a timeline, determining if additional scenes are needed to create order and produce momentum within the story arc. We'll discuss episodic structure and turning points, and use the "and then…" exercise to generate additional scenes to flesh out the narrative. You'll leave class with a timeline and several new ideas for scenes to craft at your leisure. Nancy Canyon, MFA and award-winning writer, is the author of Dark Forest and Saltwater. Lookout, her memoir-in-process, details two seasons working as a fire lookout attendant in the '70s.

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• Thu 9/14/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Advanced Studies in Massage Therapy

Class/Workshop

Get all 24 required continuing education credits done in one convenient class! This eight-week, hybrid lecture/online continuing education course for Washington State Licensed Massage Therapists includes four in-class, hands-on practice sessions as well as online course study and discussions, providing information and techniques not addressed in a standard massage program. Students will receive a 24-credit continuing education certificate upon completion of this course. Course covers: •Easy and effective treatment techniques •Tips to work smarter, not harder •Advanced healing techniques •Quick and effective assessments Four hours of modern ethics •Incorporating ancient methods into modern treatment massage •Easy ways to manipulate fascia for faster results •Discovering the emotional and energetic side of treatment massage •...and much more! Notes: Log-in instructions for online course modules will be provided in first class session. Students must have internet access to complete the eight hours of online studies.

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• Sun 9/17/17 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Chuckanut Radio Hour @ WCC Heiner Theater: Nancy Pearl

Variety Show, Staged Reading

Village Books is thrilled to welcome “America’s librarian” and NPR books commentator back to the Chuckanut Radio Hour. She’ll be presenting her debut novel, George & Lizzie, about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments. The Chuckanut Radio Hour, a recipient of Bellingham's prestigious Mayor's Arts Award, is a radio variety show that began in January 2007. Each Chuckanut Radio Hour includes guest authors, musicians, performance poet Kevin Murphy, Cascadia Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, and episodes of "As the Ham Turns" serial radio comedy, not to mention groaner jokes by hosts Chuck & Dee Robinson and announcer Rich Donnelly. The Chuckanut Radio Hour's first guest was Erik Larson and has since included Alexander McCall Smith, Elizabeth George, Cheryl Strayed, Sherman Alexie, Tom Robbins and Garrison Keillor, among many others. Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and will soon be available at Village Books and BrownPaperTickets.com. Receive a free ticket with pre-purchase of George & Lizzie (OR if you've already bought the book, with each paid ticket you'll receive a $5 voucher to spend on Village Books merchandise at the show). The Radio Hour airs every Friday at 7am, Saturday evening at 7pm and Sunday at 9pm on SPARK RADIO, KMRE 102.3FM. Co-sponsored by the Whatcom Community College Foundation, 12th Street Shoes, and Westside Pizza.

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• Thu 9/21/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Advanced Studies in Massage Therapy

Class/Workshop

Get all 24 required continuing education credits done in one convenient class! This eight-week, hybrid lecture/online continuing education course for Washington State Licensed Massage Therapists includes four in-class, hands-on practice sessions as well as online course study and discussions, providing information and techniques not addressed in a standard massage program. Students will receive a 24-credit continuing education certificate upon completion of this course. Course covers: •Easy and effective treatment techniques •Tips to work smarter, not harder •Advanced healing techniques •Quick and effective assessments Four hours of modern ethics •Incorporating ancient methods into modern treatment massage •Easy ways to manipulate fascia for faster results •Discovering the emotional and energetic side of treatment massage •...and much more! Notes: Log-in instructions for online course modules will be provided in first class session. Students must have internet access to complete the eight hours of online studies.

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• Sun 9/24/17 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WhaMemWriMo Series: Tame Your Inner Critic

Class/Workshop

Join author, teacher, and psychotherapist Cami Ostman for a workshop on how to change your relationship with your inner critic once and for all. If self doubt has reared its ugly head during September's month of memoir writing and whispered (or shouted) negative messages into the quiet of your writing time, Cami will teach you how to push back and show you why YOUR memoir is important to write. Learn to move through your inner barriers so you can get your writing done.

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• Thu 9/28/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Advanced Studies in Massage Therapy

Class/Workshop

Get all 24 required continuing education credits done in one convenient class! This eight-week, hybrid lecture/online continuing education course for Washington State Licensed Massage Therapists includes four in-class, hands-on practice sessions as well as online course study and discussions, providing information and techniques not addressed in a standard massage program. Students will receive a 24-credit continuing education certificate upon completion of this course. Course covers: •Easy and effective treatment techniques •Tips to work smarter, not harder •Advanced healing techniques •Quick and effective assessments Four hours of modern ethics •Incorporating ancient methods into modern treatment massage •Easy ways to manipulate fascia for faster results •Discovering the emotional and energetic side of treatment massage •...and much more! Notes: Log-in instructions for online course modules will be provided in first class session. Students must have internet access to complete the eight hours of online studies.

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• Sun 10/1/17 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 10/8/17 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 10/15/17 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 10/22/17 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pacific Northwest Ballet: The Nutcracker

ballet, live theater

Plan a special trip this holiday season and leave your car behind as we journey to see the Pacific Northwest Ballet in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker at McCaw Hall. With scenery and costumes by Ian Falconer--celebrated author and illustrator of Olivia the Pig--and the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky's treasured score, this Seattle holiday classic is sure to delight. We'll depart WCC at 10 AM, arriving in time for lunch on your own and a stroll around the magically decorated Seattle Center. The performance begins at 2 PM where you'll be seated in gallery seats near the stage. We'll depart for home at 4:30 PM. Registration deadline is November 27 at noon. No refunds or credits issued after deadline. Ages 10 and up are welcome to register with an adult. Notes: Registration deadline is November 27 at noon. No refunds or credits issued after deadline. Ages 10 and up are welcome to register with an adult.

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• Sat 12/9/17 at 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM