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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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Featured Event

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of the ukulele brings smiles & foot-tapping to audiences anytime & anywhere! Join "Uke" player Tom Hodge as he gets you started. By course end, you'll be playing your favorite tunes with confidence. Bring your ukulele to class. If you need to buy a ukulele, call Tom Hodge at 360-393-6391.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
• Thu 11/2/17 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
• Thu 11/9/17 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
• Thu 11/16/17 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Other Upcoming Events

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment, providing students with a safe & effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. New & continuing students welcome. Bring a mat & several blankets; props are available if you don't have your own. Held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest & Maple. No class on Oct. 31.

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop

Bollywood dance moves blend classical and folk-style Indian dance with Western dance styles. You'll follow along with instructor Riya Paranthan--a trained Bharatnatyam dancer--and learn choreographed dance steps, burn calories, and have a blast doing it! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Class does not meet October 31. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Spanish II: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop

If you've completed Spanish I, or have Spanish language experience, this class is your next step. Continue basic speaking, reading, and writing skills for travel, work, or fun. We'll also explore conversations and themes relevant in the Latinx and Hispanophone communities. No textbook required. Instructor Eldred Vidal Vázquez has a B.A. in Spanish and French, has taught both in and outside the United States, and is currently continuing his studies as an educator. Notes: No textbook required.

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Art of Photography

Class/Workshop, Photography

Whether you use film or digital, learning the basics of photography will enhance the quality of your photos. Instructor Al Sanders will demystify the image-making process as you learn to manipulate aperture and shutter speed to produce perfect exposures. Also explore principles of lighting, composition, color, and more. While our emphasis is on digital cameras, film users are also welcome. Bring a camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed. Notes: Bring camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed capability. Textbook is included in course fee and will be provided at first class.

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Experience Watercolors I

Class/Workshop

Discover how delightful painting can be in this beginning class! Step-by-step exercises and individual instruction will demystify the painting process as you learn to apply watercolor techniques while expressing your own artistic ideas. With over 30 years' experience teaching students of all levels, artist Meredith Moench will gently guide you through an exploration of your inner artist. Please see supply list at: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Songwriting from Nothing

Class/Workshop

If you love great music, don't miss this chance to create your own memorable songs. Musicians and non-musicians alike are invited to join composer and songwriter David Kappele in this fun, interactive course. Learn how to write compelling lyrics, create brand-new melodies, use harmony to convey emotion in your songs, and craft realistic audio tracks of your songs with or without a band. All students will leave class with an original song and equipped with the tools to write many more.

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Weight Control with Hypnosis: Level I

Health & Wellness/Nutrition,Class/Workshop

Tired of battling your weight? Tired of grueling workouts at the gym or struggling through diet plans? It doesn't have to be so hard! Join Certified Hypnotherapist Leigh Mcdiarmid and experience the power of hypnosis to reprogram your mind and body for long-term positive changes. Each class session includes two relaxing hypnosis exercises.

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation and essential vocabulary including useful expressions for ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, expressing time, and more. No textbook required. Class does not meet November 26.

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Embroidery Hoop Art

Class/Workshop

Learn the art of freehand embroidery--a relaxing and rewarding creative practice--with instructor Emiko Peterson-Yoon as your guide! Emiko will discuss basic color theory and teach you how to craft a unique freehand embroidery hoop art piece using a variety of stich types. Leave class with your own hoop art piece, and the skills to create many more in the future. Class is suitable for beginning and experienced students. $22 materials fee payable to instructor at first class.

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop

This heart-centered yoga will help increase flexibility, improve strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket or thick towel, and two yoga blocks.

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Google Drive: Cloud Storage for Photos, Docs, Files & More!

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

In this class, you'll learn how to utilize storage space in the cloud, back up and protect your files, and explore tips for organizing and accessing your data. Instructor Chris Powell will also share features of Google's new Backup & Sync software, and how it can be used to automatically backup files stored on your computer. Prior to class, have a Google account or create one prior to class by going to www.google.com.

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Social Media Marketing Series--Tools to Boost Your Social Media Productivity

Class/Workshop, Social Media

Now that you are using various social media platforms to market your business, you need tools that will save you time, help you perform your daily tasks more efficiently, and make your job easier. Join Dr. Jean Layton and learn about cutting edge tools like FriendsPlusMe, FlipBoard, Hootsuite, If This Then That, and JustUnfollow. You'll also create a strategy in class that will help amplify your social media presence, boost your productivity, and increase your effectiveness!

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Social Security Made Simple

Class/Workshop

Deciding how and when to claim Social Security retirement benefits can be complicated. This course will help you understand what options you have in claiming Social Security and the pros and cons of each claiming strategy relative to your unique financial situation. You'll learn Social Security basics--including recent changes to claiming options--as well as the top strategies for maximizing your payout. Instructor Devin Wolf, CFP®, helps his clients integrate Social Security into their comprehensive wealth management plan.

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• Tue 10/24/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Navigating the World of Credit

Class/Workshop

Learn how to navigate the world of credit in this succinct workshop. Maya Sullivan, MBA and former stockbroker, financial analyst, and current entrepreneur, will cover credit scores,--why they are important and how to improve them--reviewing credit reports quarterly, credit cards that pay rewards or cash, setting credit and fraud alerts, the various types of finance charges, obtaining loans, managing credit challenges, becoming debt free, and avoiding financial sinkholes.

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Writer's Toolbox with Roby Blecker: Creating Evocative Settings, Atmosphere, and Mood

Class/Workshop

Where you place your characters in time and space can have great effect on your fiction and can also be the spark that hooks readers into your story. Look at the creation of mood by showing, rather than telling, and examine the differences between mainstream fiction, genre fiction, and historical fiction in terms of their impact on your piece. Lunch break from 12-1 PM.

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tunisian Crochet for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles

Tunisian crochet--considered a cross between crochet and knitting--holds multiple loops on the hook, creating a distinctive fabric that appears woven. Learn the basic stitches, increasing, decreasing, joining yarn and changing color, how to read a pattern, and how to seam. You'll leave class equipped to make scarves, hats, blankets, and more! Knowledge of traditional crochet is helpful, but not essential. $11 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Understanding iCloud

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

iCloud, a free service from Apple, allows you to do everything from syncing your contacts, calendar, and photos between all of your devices (iPhone, iPad, laptop/desktop) to backing up your iPhone/iPad in the event of loss or damage. Join instructor Brian Lawrence to understand what iCloud has to offer and why everyone should be using at least some of its features!

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Getting Started with InDesign

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Learn to create professional looking newsletters, flyers, posters, and PDF files for the web or commercial printing using InDesign CC. Course will cover the latest techniques for working with text and graphics to create multiple page layouts. Class is applicable to earlier versions of InDesign. Prerequisite: experience with creating, saving, and editing text using either the PC or Macintosh platform. Previous experience with an Adobe application is recommended.

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

We'll discuss importing, cataloging, and processing images to their full potential, explore the Library and Develop modules, and output modules such as Book, Slideshow, and Print; and discuss how Lightroom integrates with other programs, such as Photoshop. This class is lecture/demo, but if you have Lightroom installed on your laptop, feel free to bring it to class.

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Spanish I: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Learn basic conversational skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking people throughout the world. You'll acquire listening and speaking skills while practicing greetings, introductions, numbers, and other common words and phrases. Notes: No textbook required. Class does not meet November 22.

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Unleashing Change in Your Organization

Class/Workshop

Are you trying to unleash change in your business or nonprofit? In this course, we'll develop essential skills and practical strategies for change leaders including: designing change catalysts, unlocking resistance to change, and communication skills that support organizations in learning new values and business practices. If you're confused by resistance you've encountered, wondering how to tap the collective wisdom of your organization to address complex challenges, or wanting to lead in ways that unlock new possibilities, this course is for you! Molly Ware is an organizational change consultant and professor at WWU with over 16 years' experience in change leadership. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Instructions for a brief online survey will be provided with registration confirmation. Notes: Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Prior to class, please take this brief survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/TQGK9JW

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop, Ceramics/Pottery

Join others in Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful clay art. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Deb McCunn welcomes both beginning and experienced students. Final class session is one hour to get feedback on your finished pottery or finish glazing. Up to five pounds of clay and glazes are included. Notes: Clay and glaze are included in course fee. For class supply list, please visit: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist.

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fiction for You with Brenda Wilbee

Class/Workshop

Are you working on a novel or collection of short stories? Join Brenda Wilbee for seven weeks of fiction-focused instruction, discussion, and critique! We'll explore genre blueprints, fiction's foundation, anatomy of fiction, fictionalized dream, tools of the trade, literary devices, and common errors and editing. Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer with ten books (fiction and nonfiction); she holds an MA in Professional Writing and has been helping writers find their voice for 30 years.

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dare to Draw I

Class/Workshop,Drawings/Works on Paper

This is a perfect class for anyone who would like to try drawing for the first time or those wanting a refresher in basic skills. Instructor Katherine Taylor will lead you through various exercises to train the eye, hand, and imagination to work as a team. Your drawing skills will improve right before your eyes! Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class.

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pilates: Beginning

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

During this class, you'll learn to improve core strength, posture, muscle tone & flexibility with attention to form & proper body alignment. Instructors Nicole Cunningham & Hannah Andersen offer a variety of exercises & modifications for both new & returning students as they delve into the principles of the Pilates method. Bring a thick Pilates mat & water bottle.

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• Wed 10/25/17 at 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Guitar: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Join us for a high-strumming adventure as you learn how to play the guitar! You'll practice beginning guitar chords and learn to play some popular songs. Instructor Tom Hodge is a Bellingham singer/songwriter who loves teaching beginners. This class is for ages 13 and older. Bring an acoustic guitar to class.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop, Education

Attention high school juniors and seniors! This course will help you navigate and succeed with all three sections of the SAT: writing, critical reading, and math. Learn important test-taking strategies as you review common trouble areas. SAT textbooks, included in course fee, will be provided at first session. Please arrive 10 minutes early to first session; bring a calculator to class.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Copyediting for Yourself & Others with Roby Blecker

Class/Workshop

The key to diamond-clear writing is the editing! Learn how best to copyedit and work with a writer to make a story or article the best it can be, whether you are the author or someone else is. Begin the development of an "editor's eye," whether you are writing fiction, nonfiction, or blogs, or helping others with their writing. Roby Blecker is a writer and editor and has been helping other perfect their craft for over 27 years.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Exploring Clay: Introduction to Hand-built Ceramics

Class/Workshop

Nurture your creative spirit in this introductory course designed for curious individuals and led by artist Deb McCunn. Drawing on objects that inspire you, you'll follow guided projects such as serving dishes from slabs, a vase or animal from pinching and coils, and more. Or, you're welcome to work with the instructor to set your own goals for personalized hand-built projects. All materials included. Both new and returning students are encouraged to enroll!

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

A Dynamic Approach to Oil Painting

Class/Workshop

Discover how to approach oil painting in a more bold and spontaneous way! This class will cover classic fundamentals of color, design, edges, values, focal points, and paint application using oils. Artist Sheila Steinborn invites beginners and advanced artists alike, structuring her class to give individualized feedback to all, and demonstrating how to paint in a more loose style. Class size is limited, so register early. Supply list: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Japanese for Travelers

Class/Workshop

Whether you are planning a trip to Japan or would like to learn more about the language, Kanami Fujita invites you to join this course on basic conversational Japanese. You'll study pronunciation and basic survival vocabulary such as greetings, ordering food, time, numbers, purchasing transportation tickets, shopping, and expressing general needs. You will also learn the customs and etiquette essential to Japanese culture. No textbook required.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Write a Resume that Gets Results!

Class/Workshop

Join us to learn proven resume writing strategies to match your job search situation and how to craft a resume that will get noticed by hiring managers. We'll explore special approaches to new graduate, entry level, mid-level career, career transition, management, and executive-level resumes. Topics also include industry keywords and creating a results-focused job history.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ballroom Dancing: The ABCs

Class/Workshop

Ballroom dancing is timeless and romantic. Learn the basic steps of the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, and nightclub slow dancing--a perfect style for a crowded dance floor. Instructor Janice Shepherd will have you gliding across the dance floor in no time. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Spanish for Travelers

Class/Workshop

¿Hablas español? If you are planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, then join this dynamic class to learn how to converse with ease. You'll learn to introduce yourself, greet others, and practice arranging travel, ordering food, and asking for directions. Each class will include useful sayings and travel tips. Come prepared to laugh and play language games that foster confidence to speak en español!

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a Website for Fun, Profit & Business!

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Business

No programming required! Discover easy-to-use, drag and drop design tools that can build your personal or professional website in 60 minutes. We'll cover SEO (search engine optimization), social media marketing, how to optimize your site for smart phones, the tips and traps of website design, and how to create money generating affiliate websites. Optional eBooks available for purchase in class. Kevin Boyd is a multi award-winning instructor and published author from Seattle.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Hypnosis for Pain Relief

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

For those with chronic pain, hypnosis has been shown to improve activity levels, mood, and sleep. This workshop will teach you how to use hypnosis to reduce pain, cope with its effects on daily life, and relax and sleep well. Leigh Mcdiarmid is a certified Medical Support Hypnotherapist. $20 fee for hypnosis recording payable to instructor at first class; bring a pillow and mat/blanket to aid relaxation for in-class hypnosis sessions.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Leadership Series: Maximize Your Management Style & Strengths

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Discover your core personality type and learn how to get the most out of your personal management style. We'll explore the principles and habits for maximizing your strengths as well as managing your "non-strengths" in this revealing and valuable workshop. Leave class with an in-depth 20+ page personality/management profile that matches your style. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ballroom Dancing: The ABCs--Couples Rate

Classes/Clinics, Ballroom, dancing

Register for this package to get our couples rate on Ballroom Dancing: The ABCs! Please contact our office at 383-3200 or comed@whatcom.ctc.edu with partner information.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Employment Law 101

Class/Workshop, Business

All business owners with employees (or those contemplating hiring employees) are responsible for compliance with employment laws. We'll discuss the most common employment law claims and how they can be avoided. Topics include discrimination claims, sexual harassment complaints, wage and hour claims, family or medical leave requests, and disciplinary actions that could lead to claims of wrongful termination. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided.

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• Fri 10/27/17 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Figure Drawing

Class/Workshop

Using clothed models from all walks of life, local artist Trish Harding will teach the elements of gesture, shape, value, and more to infuse your drawings with dynamism and drama. Work at your own pace as you learn to draw better than you ever thought possible. Class does not meet October 27. For class supply list, please visit: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist

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• Fri 10/27/17 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A Holiday Platter to Keep or Gift!

Class/Workshop, Holiday

Add a little handmade glamour to your table this year with your very own holiday platter. Under local artist Rachel Simpson's guidance, learn design elements and build a serving dish worthy of even the most special guests. Rachel welcomes all skill levels to join her in this fun, four-hour workshop. Finished platters will be ready for pick up by November 10 - just in time for all your holiday celebrations. All materials are included in course fee.

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• Sat 10/28/17 at 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

All About Felting

Class/Workshop, Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles

Learn the basics of wet and needle felting in this fun workshop! We'll discuss fibers best suited for felting projects, how to prepare the fiber, and use hand cards and a drum carder to explore fiber blending and color. By course end, you'll have completed at least five different projects, including felt beads, felted soap, and a three-dimensional figure. You'll even take home a tote bag containing a foam block, wet felting tools, felting needles, and fiber to continue your new hobby! $60 materials fee payable to instructor at class. Thirty-minute lunch break included.

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• Sat 10/28/17 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Breathe for Health--Breathe for Life

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Activate your body's self-healing abilities, increase energy, and release stress in a powerful and holistic way as you learn different types of breathwork. Using a mind/body meditation, you'll be guided through releasing blocks in your life--physical, emotional, financial, or relational. Bring a mat, pillow, and blanket to class. Optional materials will be available for purchase in class.

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• Sat 10/28/17 at 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Energy Medicine for You and Your Health

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

The body's energies are the key to health, vitality, and well-being. Energy medicine awakens and balances your body's energies, helping you feel better and think more clearly. In this class, you'll learn simple, effective tools to work with your body's energies, empowering you to live a happier, healthier life. Monica McDowell is a dynamic speaker, author, and mind/body/spirit practitioner from Seattle. Optional materials will be available for purchase in class.

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• Sat 10/28/17 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ghosts of the Pacific Northwest

Class/Workshop

Join instructor Matthew Thuney and ghost investigator Brian Lee to explore the eerie phenomenon of the spirit world, from the beginnings of our haunted human history to sightings and encounters right here in Whatcom County. We'll delve into some of our civilization's strangest reported experiences with the spectral realm and also discuss some local ghost hunts.

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• Sat 10/28/17 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Peru: Path of the Inca

Class/Workshop

Journey to Peru, where you'll learn about the Inca civilization, and Peru's scenic, historic, and cultural highlights. Gain an understanding of the diverse landscapes, and learn how the Inca empire influenced today's Peruvian culture. Avid traveler and professional travel consultant Blake Lieberman will also cover how to travel to this fascinating country, including where to go, when to visit, and what to expect.

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• Sat 10/28/17 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Into the Dazzling Void: A Poetry Writing Workshop with Kevin Murphy

Class/Workshop, Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

Writing poetry is an affordable and efficient vehicle for exploring little-known regions of inner and outer space. In this playful workshop for poets of all levels of experience, we'll experiment with forms and exercises to spark the imagination and open the door to mystery. We'll talk about poetry as performance and poetry as a force for cultural health. Kevin Murphy is "poet-in-residence" for the Chuckanut Radio Hour and 2017 winner of a Bellingham Mayor's Arts Award.

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• Sat 10/28/17 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Home Defense Basics

Class/Workshop

Join Robert Ellsworth, corrections deputy for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, to learn methods for ensuring your personal safety, abiding by state self-defense laws, making any room a safe room, and protecting yourself and loved ones with or without a firearm. Robert will also guide you through hands-on training and defense positioning, while allowing you the chance to handle several self-defense tools.

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• Mon 10/30/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tai Chi for Health & Vitality

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Improve your balance, energy level, and health with classical Tai Chi practice. Enjoy learning gentle, artistic movements that will enrich your life. This class welcomes both beginners and continuing students. Robert Fong has 40 years of experience in many of the Chinese healing and martial arts. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple.

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• Mon 10/30/17 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

We'll discuss importing, cataloging, and processing images to their full potential, explore the Library and Develop modules, and output modules such as Book, Slideshow, and Print; and discuss how Lightroom integrates with other programs, such as Photoshop. This class is lecture/demo, but if you have Lightroom installed on your laptop, feel free to bring it to class.

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• Mon 10/30/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Making Real Life Work as Fiction with Roby Blecker

Class/Workshop

Stories have structure; life usually doesn't. Stories need to make sense; life can be utterly inexplicable. This course will use practical exercises to help turn messy life into good fiction without losing the truth of the messiness. Roby Blecker is a writer and editor and has been helping others perfect their craft for more than 27 years.

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• Mon 10/30/17 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Plan, Prepare & Backup All Your Vital Information

Class/Workshop

Learn how to simplify, organize, and electronically back up all your important documents in a "grab-and-go" family emergency binder. We'll cover which paperwork is crucial to have in the event of a natural disaster or medical emergency, how to convert everything to electronic documents and back up to the Cloud, preparation tips, evacuation routes, "Go Bags and Bins," and much more.

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• Mon 10/30/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pilates: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Review and build on the essential Pilates movements learned in our beginning classes. We'll incorporate more exercises to strengthen your core, challenge your balance, and tone arms, legs, and glutes. Bring a thick Pilates mat and water bottle. Section B does not meet November 22.

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• Mon 10/30/17 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sign Language For Fun: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop

Continue your exploration into the world of American Sign Language as you expand your signing skills. Instructor Dawn Stoyanoff will teach conversational skills in American Sign Language to students who have completed the beginning class or have some experience with ASL. Dawn has over two decades of ASL teaching experience.

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• Mon 10/30/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Belly Dance Fitness

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Increase your strength and flexibility, burn calories, and enjoy moving to the music! Instructor Rachel Carter has been belly dancing for eleven years and has been performing in a dance troupe and as a soloist for the past seven. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

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• Mon 10/30/17 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

In this class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

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• Mon 10/30/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Paint Like an Impressionist!

Class/Workshop, Painting

Using a palette knife (no brushes!), learn to paint with oils and capture the play of light on objects and scenery just like Monet, Renoir, and other artists of the Impressionist movement. Instructor Maria Monks will discuss composition, design, color, and light while gently guiding you in your own work using still life and photographs. While some drawing skills are useful, Maria invites both beginners and advanced painters. Class supply list: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist.

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• Mon 10/30/17 at

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Build on your basic French skills in this conversation-based class. In practical, real-life contexts, you'll learn how to use two past tenses (passé composé, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

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• Mon 10/30/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Creating and Sustaining a Writing Practice with Joel Gillman

Class/Workshop

Each class will involve process-based reflecting, writing, sharing, and feedback. The goal is to provide participants with the tools and techniques to proceed and progress in their own way. Instructor Joel Gillman has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch in Los Angeles and has been teaching at the middle school level for 27 years. His thousand-a-word-day blog is in its seventh year.

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• Mon 10/30/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation and essential vocabulary including useful expressions for ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, expressing time, and more. No textbook required. Class does not meet November 26.

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• Tue 10/31/17 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Experience Watercolors I

Class/Workshop

Discover how delightful painting can be in this beginning class! Step-by-step exercises and individual instruction will demystify the painting process as you learn to apply watercolor techniques while expressing your own artistic ideas. With over 30 years' experience teaching students of all levels, artist Meredith Moench will gently guide you through an exploration of your inner artist. Please see supply list at: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist

Information:

• Tue 10/31/17 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Spanish II: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop

If you've completed Spanish I, or have Spanish language experience, this class is your next step. Continue basic speaking, reading, and writing skills for travel, work, or fun. We'll also explore conversations and themes relevant in the Latinx and Hispanophone communities. No textbook required. Instructor Eldred Vidal Vázquez has a B.A. in Spanish and French, has taught both in and outside the United States, and is currently continuing his studies as an educator. Notes: No textbook required.

Information:

• Tue 10/31/17 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop

This heart-centered yoga will help increase flexibility, improve strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket or thick towel, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 10/31/17 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Trick-or-Treat at WCC 2017

Holiday, For the Family, Community Event

Trick-or-Treat at decorated offices across Whatcom Community College's campus!

Information:

• Tue 10/31/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tunisian Crochet for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles

Tunisian crochet--considered a cross between crochet and knitting--holds multiple loops on the hook, creating a distinctive fabric that appears woven. Learn the basic stitches, increasing, decreasing, joining yarn and changing color, how to read a pattern, and how to seam. You'll leave class equipped to make scarves, hats, blankets, and more! Knowledge of traditional crochet is helpful, but not essential. $11 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

Information:

• Wed 11/1/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Sign Language For Fun: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop

Continue your exploration into the world of American Sign Language as you expand your signing skills. Instructor Dawn Stoyanoff will teach conversational skills in American Sign Language to students who have completed the beginning class or have some experience with ASL. Dawn has over two decades of ASL teaching experience.

Information:

• Wed 11/1/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dare to Draw II

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

Continue to amaze all with your artistic talents! This course is designed for anyone with basic drawing skills or those wanting a continuation of Katherine Taylor's Dare to Draw I. Enhance your ability to create spatial illusion, increase your understanding of perspective, and develop more confidence. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to the first class. Class does not meet November 22.

Information:

• Wed 11/1/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Writer's Toolbox with Roby Blecker: Working with Story and Plot I

Class/Workshop

We'll explore the differences between story and plot; learn to move the story along by means of planned plot points, creating scenes, and deciding if each is character-driven or plot-driven; use the variable results from reliable or unreliable narrators; and explore the same scene different ways. Lunch break from 12-1 PM.

Information:

• Wed 11/1/17 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Traveling Through Central Europe: A WWII Perspective

Class/Workshop

Come on a historical tour of Central Europe through the lens of World War II. Professional travel consultant and WWII history buff Blake Lieberman will lead you through German and Polish landmarks while delving into the breadth of their historical import and how you can visit them today. Join us for a look beyond Normandy as you experience history and receive practical travel information all in one enjoyable evening.

Information:

• Wed 11/1/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop, Ceramics/Pottery

Join others in Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful clay art. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Deb McCunn welcomes both beginning and experienced students. Final class session is one hour to get feedback on your finished pottery or finish glazing. Up to five pounds of clay and glazes are included. Notes: Clay and glaze are included in course fee. For class supply list, please visit: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist.

Information:

• Wed 11/1/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fiction for You with Brenda Wilbee

Class/Workshop

Are you working on a novel or collection of short stories? Join Brenda Wilbee for seven weeks of fiction-focused instruction, discussion, and critique! We'll explore genre blueprints, fiction's foundation, anatomy of fiction, fictionalized dream, tools of the trade, literary devices, and common errors and editing. Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer with ten books (fiction and nonfiction); she holds an MA in Professional Writing and has been helping writers find their voice for 30 years.

Information:

• Wed 11/1/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Spanish I: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Learn basic conversational skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking people throughout the world. You'll acquire listening and speaking skills while practicing greetings, introductions, numbers, and other common words and phrases. Notes: No textbook required. Class does not meet November 22.

Information:

• Wed 11/1/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

A Dynamic Approach to Oil Painting

Class/Workshop

Discover how to approach oil painting in a more bold and spontaneous way! This class will cover classic fundamentals of color, design, edges, values, focal points, and paint application using oils. Artist Sheila Steinborn invites beginners and advanced artists alike, structuring her class to give individualized feedback to all, and demonstrating how to paint in a more loose style. Class size is limited, so register early. Supply list: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist.

Information:

• Thu 11/2/17 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Exploring Clay: Introduction to Hand-built Ceramics

Class/Workshop

Nurture your creative spirit in this introductory course designed for curious individuals and led by artist Deb McCunn. Drawing on objects that inspire you, you'll follow guided projects such as serving dishes from slabs, a vase or animal from pinching and coils, and more. Or, you're welcome to work with the instructor to set your own goals for personalized hand-built projects. All materials included. Both new and returning students are encouraged to enroll!

Information:

• Thu 11/2/17 at 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop, Education

Attention high school juniors and seniors! This course will help you navigate and succeed with all three sections of the SAT: writing, critical reading, and math. Learn important test-taking strategies as you review common trouble areas. SAT textbooks, included in course fee, will be provided at first session. Please arrive 10 minutes early to first session; bring a calculator to class.

Information:

• Thu 11/2/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Guitar: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Join us for a high-strumming adventure as you learn how to play the guitar! You'll practice beginning guitar chords and learn to play some popular songs. Instructor Tom Hodge is a Bellingham singer/songwriter who loves teaching beginners. This class is for ages 13 and older. Bring an acoustic guitar to class.

Information:

• Thu 11/2/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Etsy Essentials

Class/Workshop

If you're looking to channel your passion for crafting and artful creation into a business, or you would like to supplement your income by selling vintage items and crafting supplies, then Etsy is for you! Learn how to launch a store, price items, manage your Etsy "shop," write listings, ship your wares, and navigate social networking as a promotional tool. We'll also explore marketing ideas and photography tips to maximize your listings.

Information:

• Thu 11/2/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ballroom Dancing: The ABCs--Couples Rate

Classes/Clinics, Ballroom, dancing

Register for this package to get our couples rate on Ballroom Dancing: The ABCs! Please contact our office at 383-3200 or comed@whatcom.ctc.edu with partner information.

Information:

• Thu 11/2/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Spanish for Travelers

Class/Workshop

¿Hablas español? If you are planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, then join this dynamic class to learn how to converse with ease. You'll learn to introduce yourself, greet others, and practice arranging travel, ordering food, and asking for directions. Each class will include useful sayings and travel tips. Come prepared to laugh and play language games that foster confidence to speak en español!

Information:

• Thu 11/2/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ballroom Dancing: The ABCs

Class/Workshop

Ballroom dancing is timeless and romantic. Learn the basic steps of the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, and nightclub slow dancing--a perfect style for a crowded dance floor. Instructor Janice Shepherd will have you gliding across the dance floor in no time. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Thu 11/2/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Japanese for Travelers

Class/Workshop

Whether you are planning a trip to Japan or would like to learn more about the language, Kanami Fujita invites you to join this course on basic conversational Japanese. You'll study pronunciation and basic survival vocabulary such as greetings, ordering food, time, numbers, purchasing transportation tickets, shopping, and expressing general needs. You will also learn the customs and etiquette essential to Japanese culture. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 11/2/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Figure Drawing

Class/Workshop

Using clothed models from all walks of life, local artist Trish Harding will teach the elements of gesture, shape, value, and more to infuse your drawings with dynamism and drama. Work at your own pace as you learn to draw better than you ever thought possible. Class does not meet October 27. For class supply list, please visit: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist

Information:

• Fri 11/3/17 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Into the Dazzling Void: A Poetry Writing Workshop with Kevin Murphy

Class/Workshop, Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

Writing poetry is an affordable and efficient vehicle for exploring little-known regions of inner and outer space. In this playful workshop for poets of all levels of experience, we'll experiment with forms and exercises to spark the imagination and open the door to mystery. We'll talk about poetry as performance and poetry as a force for cultural health. Kevin Murphy is "poet-in-residence" for the Chuckanut Radio Hour and 2017 winner of a Bellingham Mayor's Arts Award.

Information:

• Sat 11/4/17 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pilates: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Review and build on the essential Pilates movements learned in our beginning classes. We'll incorporate more exercises to strengthen your core, challenge your balance, and tone arms, legs, and glutes. Bring a thick Pilates mat and water bottle. Section B does not meet November 22.

Information:

• Mon 11/6/17 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sign Language For Fun: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop

Continue your exploration into the world of American Sign Language as you expand your signing skills. Instructor Dawn Stoyanoff will teach conversational skills in American Sign Language to students who have completed the beginning class or have some experience with ASL. Dawn has over two decades of ASL teaching experience.

Information:

• Mon 11/6/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Belly Dance Fitness

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Increase your strength and flexibility, burn calories, and enjoy moving to the music! Instructor Rachel Carter has been belly dancing for eleven years and has been performing in a dance troupe and as a soloist for the past seven. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Mon 11/6/17 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

In this class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

Information:

• Mon 11/6/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Build on your basic French skills in this conversation-based class. In practical, real-life contexts, you'll learn how to use two past tenses (passé composé, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Mon 11/6/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Creating and Sustaining a Writing Practice with Joel Gillman

Class/Workshop

Each class will involve process-based reflecting, writing, sharing, and feedback. The goal is to provide participants with the tools and techniques to proceed and progress in their own way. Instructor Joel Gillman has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch in Los Angeles and has been teaching at the middle school level for 27 years. His thousand-a-word-day blog is in its seventh year.

Information:

• Mon 11/6/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation and essential vocabulary including useful expressions for ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, expressing time, and more. No textbook required. Class does not meet November 26.

Information:

• Tue 11/7/17 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment, providing students with a safe & effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. New & continuing students welcome. Bring a mat & several blankets; props are available if you don't have your own. Held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest & Maple. No class on Oct. 31.

Information:

• Tue 11/7/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Spanish II: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop

If you've completed Spanish I, or have Spanish language experience, this class is your next step. Continue basic speaking, reading, and writing skills for travel, work, or fun. We'll also explore conversations and themes relevant in the Latinx and Hispanophone communities. No textbook required. Instructor Eldred Vidal Vázquez has a B.A. in Spanish and French, has taught both in and outside the United States, and is currently continuing his studies as an educator. Notes: No textbook required.

Information:

• Tue 11/7/17 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop

Bollywood dance moves blend classical and folk-style Indian dance with Western dance styles. You'll follow along with instructor Riya Paranthan--a trained Bharatnatyam dancer--and learn choreographed dance steps, burn calories, and have a blast doing it! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Class does not meet October 31. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Tue 11/7/17 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop

This heart-centered yoga will help increase flexibility, improve strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket or thick towel, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 11/7/17 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Tunisian Crochet for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles

Tunisian crochet--considered a cross between crochet and knitting--holds multiple loops on the hook, creating a distinctive fabric that appears woven. Learn the basic stitches, increasing, decreasing, joining yarn and changing color, how to read a pattern, and how to seam. You'll leave class equipped to make scarves, hats, blankets, and more! Knowledge of traditional crochet is helpful, but not essential. $11 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

Information:

• Wed 11/8/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Sign Language For Fun: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop

Continue your exploration into the world of American Sign Language as you expand your signing skills. Instructor Dawn Stoyanoff will teach conversational skills in American Sign Language to students who have completed the beginning class or have some experience with ASL. Dawn has over two decades of ASL teaching experience.

Information:

• Wed 11/8/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dare to Draw II

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

Continue to amaze all with your artistic talents! This course is designed for anyone with basic drawing skills or those wanting a continuation of Katherine Taylor's Dare to Draw I. Enhance your ability to create spatial illusion, increase your understanding of perspective, and develop more confidence. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to the first class. Class does not meet November 22.

Information:

• Wed 11/8/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiction for You with Brenda Wilbee

Class/Workshop

Are you working on a novel or collection of short stories? Join Brenda Wilbee for seven weeks of fiction-focused instruction, discussion, and critique! We'll explore genre blueprints, fiction's foundation, anatomy of fiction, fictionalized dream, tools of the trade, literary devices, and common errors and editing. Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer with ten books (fiction and nonfiction); she holds an MA in Professional Writing and has been helping writers find their voice for 30 years.

Information:

• Wed 11/8/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop, Ceramics/Pottery

Join others in Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful clay art. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Deb McCunn welcomes both beginning and experienced students. Final class session is one hour to get feedback on your finished pottery or finish glazing. Up to five pounds of clay and glazes are included. Notes: Clay and glaze are included in course fee. For class supply list, please visit: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist.

Information:

• Wed 11/8/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Spanish I: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Learn basic conversational skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking people throughout the world. You'll acquire listening and speaking skills while practicing greetings, introductions, numbers, and other common words and phrases. Notes: No textbook required. Class does not meet November 22.

Information:

• Wed 11/8/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

A Dynamic Approach to Oil Painting

Class/Workshop

Discover how to approach oil painting in a more bold and spontaneous way! This class will cover classic fundamentals of color, design, edges, values, focal points, and paint application using oils. Artist Sheila Steinborn invites beginners and advanced artists alike, structuring her class to give individualized feedback to all, and demonstrating how to paint in a more loose style. Class size is limited, so register early. Supply list: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist.

Information:

• Thu 11/9/17 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Guitar: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Join us for a high-strumming adventure as you learn how to play the guitar! You'll practice beginning guitar chords and learn to play some popular songs. Instructor Tom Hodge is a Bellingham singer/songwriter who loves teaching beginners. This class is for ages 13 and older. Bring an acoustic guitar to class.

Information:

• Thu 11/9/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Etsy Essentials

Class/Workshop

If you're looking to channel your passion for crafting and artful creation into a business, or you would like to supplement your income by selling vintage items and crafting supplies, then Etsy is for you! Learn how to launch a store, price items, manage your Etsy "shop," write listings, ship your wares, and navigate social networking as a promotional tool. We'll also explore marketing ideas and photography tips to maximize your listings.

Information:

• Thu 11/9/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Spanish for Travelers

Class/Workshop

¿Hablas español? If you are planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, then join this dynamic class to learn how to converse with ease. You'll learn to introduce yourself, greet others, and practice arranging travel, ordering food, and asking for directions. Each class will include useful sayings and travel tips. Come prepared to laugh and play language games that foster confidence to speak en español!

Information:

• Thu 11/9/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ballroom Dancing: The ABCs--Couples Rate

Classes/Clinics, Ballroom, dancing

Register for this package to get our couples rate on Ballroom Dancing: The ABCs! Please contact our office at 383-3200 or comed@whatcom.ctc.edu with partner information.

Information:

• Thu 11/9/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ballroom Dancing: The ABCs

Class/Workshop

Ballroom dancing is timeless and romantic. Learn the basic steps of the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, and nightclub slow dancing--a perfect style for a crowded dance floor. Instructor Janice Shepherd will have you gliding across the dance floor in no time. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Thu 11/9/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Japanese for Travelers

Class/Workshop

Whether you are planning a trip to Japan or would like to learn more about the language, Kanami Fujita invites you to join this course on basic conversational Japanese. You'll study pronunciation and basic survival vocabulary such as greetings, ordering food, time, numbers, purchasing transportation tickets, shopping, and expressing general needs. You will also learn the customs and etiquette essential to Japanese culture. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 11/9/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Pilates: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Review and build on the essential Pilates movements learned in our beginning classes. We'll incorporate more exercises to strengthen your core, challenge your balance, and tone arms, legs, and glutes. Bring a thick Pilates mat and water bottle. Section B does not meet November 22.

Information:

• Mon 11/13/17 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sign Language For Fun: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop

Continue your exploration into the world of American Sign Language as you expand your signing skills. Instructor Dawn Stoyanoff will teach conversational skills in American Sign Language to students who have completed the beginning class or have some experience with ASL. Dawn has over two decades of ASL teaching experience.

Information:

• Mon 11/13/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Belly Dance Fitness

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Increase your strength and flexibility, burn calories, and enjoy moving to the music! Instructor Rachel Carter has been belly dancing for eleven years and has been performing in a dance troupe and as a soloist for the past seven. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Mon 11/13/17 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Build on your basic French skills in this conversation-based class. In practical, real-life contexts, you'll learn how to use two past tenses (passé composé, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Mon 11/13/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

In this class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

Information:

• Mon 11/13/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation and essential vocabulary including useful expressions for ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, expressing time, and more. No textbook required. Class does not meet November 26.

Information:

• Tue 11/14/17 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment, providing students with a safe & effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. New & continuing students welcome. Bring a mat & several blankets; props are available if you don't have your own. Held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest & Maple. No class on Oct. 31.

Information:

• Tue 11/14/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop

Bollywood dance moves blend classical and folk-style Indian dance with Western dance styles. You'll follow along with instructor Riya Paranthan--a trained Bharatnatyam dancer--and learn choreographed dance steps, burn calories, and have a blast doing it! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Class does not meet October 31. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Tue 11/14/17 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Spanish II: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop

If you've completed Spanish I, or have Spanish language experience, this class is your next step. Continue basic speaking, reading, and writing skills for travel, work, or fun. We'll also explore conversations and themes relevant in the Latinx and Hispanophone communities. No textbook required. Instructor Eldred Vidal Vázquez has a B.A. in Spanish and French, has taught both in and outside the United States, and is currently continuing his studies as an educator. Notes: No textbook required.

Information:

• Tue 11/14/17 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop

This heart-centered yoga will help increase flexibility, improve strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket or thick towel, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 11/14/17 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Tunisian Crochet for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles

Tunisian crochet--considered a cross between crochet and knitting--holds multiple loops on the hook, creating a distinctive fabric that appears woven. Learn the basic stitches, increasing, decreasing, joining yarn and changing color, how to read a pattern, and how to seam. You'll leave class equipped to make scarves, hats, blankets, and more! Knowledge of traditional crochet is helpful, but not essential. $11 supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

Information:

• Wed 11/15/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dare to Draw II

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

Continue to amaze all with your artistic talents! This course is designed for anyone with basic drawing skills or those wanting a continuation of Katherine Taylor's Dare to Draw I. Enhance your ability to create spatial illusion, increase your understanding of perspective, and develop more confidence. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to the first class. Class does not meet November 22.

Information:

• Wed 11/15/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiction for You with Brenda Wilbee

Class/Workshop

Are you working on a novel or collection of short stories? Join Brenda Wilbee for seven weeks of fiction-focused instruction, discussion, and critique! We'll explore genre blueprints, fiction's foundation, anatomy of fiction, fictionalized dream, tools of the trade, literary devices, and common errors and editing. Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer with ten books (fiction and nonfiction); she holds an MA in Professional Writing and has been helping writers find their voice for 30 years.

Information:

• Wed 11/15/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Spanish I: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Learn basic conversational skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking people throughout the world. You'll acquire listening and speaking skills while practicing greetings, introductions, numbers, and other common words and phrases. Notes: No textbook required. Class does not meet November 22.

Information:

• Wed 11/15/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Guitar: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Join us for a high-strumming adventure as you learn how to play the guitar! You'll practice beginning guitar chords and learn to play some popular songs. Instructor Tom Hodge is a Bellingham singer/songwriter who loves teaching beginners. This class is for ages 13 and older. Bring an acoustic guitar to class.

Information:

• Thu 11/16/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Spanish for Travelers

Class/Workshop

¿Hablas español? If you are planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, then join this dynamic class to learn how to converse with ease. You'll learn to introduce yourself, greet others, and practice arranging travel, ordering food, and asking for directions. Each class will include useful sayings and travel tips. Come prepared to laugh and play language games that foster confidence to speak en español!

Information:

• Thu 11/16/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ballroom Dancing: The ABCs--Couples Rate

Classes/Clinics, Ballroom, dancing

Register for this package to get our couples rate on Ballroom Dancing: The ABCs! Please contact our office at 383-3200 or comed@whatcom.ctc.edu with partner information.

Information:

• Thu 11/16/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ballroom Dancing: The ABCs

Class/Workshop

Ballroom dancing is timeless and romantic. Learn the basic steps of the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, and nightclub slow dancing--a perfect style for a crowded dance floor. Instructor Janice Shepherd will have you gliding across the dance floor in no time. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Thu 11/16/17 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pilates: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Review and build on the essential Pilates movements learned in our beginning classes. We'll incorporate more exercises to strengthen your core, challenge your balance, and tone arms, legs, and glutes. Bring a thick Pilates mat and water bottle. Section B does not meet November 22.

Information:

• Mon 11/20/17 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Belly Dance Fitness

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Increase your strength and flexibility, burn calories, and enjoy moving to the music! Instructor Rachel Carter has been belly dancing for eleven years and has been performing in a dance troupe and as a soloist for the past seven. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Mon 11/20/17 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Build on your basic French skills in this conversation-based class. In practical, real-life contexts, you'll learn how to use two past tenses (passé composé, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

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• Mon 11/20/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

In this class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

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• Mon 11/20/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation and essential vocabulary including useful expressions for ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, expressing time, and more. No textbook required. Class does not meet November 26.

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• Tue 11/21/17 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment, providing students with a safe & effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. New & continuing students welcome. Bring a mat & several blankets; props are available if you don't have your own. Held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest & Maple. No class on Oct. 31.

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• Tue 11/21/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Spanish II: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop

If you've completed Spanish I, or have Spanish language experience, this class is your next step. Continue basic speaking, reading, and writing skills for travel, work, or fun. We'll also explore conversations and themes relevant in the Latinx and Hispanophone communities. No textbook required. Instructor Eldred Vidal Vázquez has a B.A. in Spanish and French, has taught both in and outside the United States, and is currently continuing his studies as an educator. Notes: No textbook required.

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• Tue 11/21/17 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop

Bollywood dance moves blend classical and folk-style Indian dance with Western dance styles. You'll follow along with instructor Riya Paranthan--a trained Bharatnatyam dancer--and learn choreographed dance steps, burn calories, and have a blast doing it! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Class does not meet October 31. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

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• Tue 11/21/17 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop

This heart-centered yoga will help increase flexibility, improve strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket or thick towel, and two yoga blocks.

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• Tue 11/21/17 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Dare to Draw II

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

Continue to amaze all with your artistic talents! This course is designed for anyone with basic drawing skills or those wanting a continuation of Katherine Taylor's Dare to Draw I. Enhance your ability to create spatial illusion, increase your understanding of perspective, and develop more confidence. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to the first class. Class does not meet November 22.

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• Wed 11/22/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pilates: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Review and build on the essential Pilates movements learned in our beginning classes. We'll incorporate more exercises to strengthen your core, challenge your balance, and tone arms, legs, and glutes. Bring a thick Pilates mat and water bottle. Section B does not meet November 22.

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• Mon 11/27/17 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

In this class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

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• Mon 11/27/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Build on your basic French skills in this conversation-based class. In practical, real-life contexts, you'll learn how to use two past tenses (passé composé, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

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• Mon 11/27/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation and essential vocabulary including useful expressions for ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, expressing time, and more. No textbook required. Class does not meet November 26.

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• Tue 11/28/17 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop

Bollywood dance moves blend classical and folk-style Indian dance with Western dance styles. You'll follow along with instructor Riya Paranthan--a trained Bharatnatyam dancer--and learn choreographed dance steps, burn calories, and have a blast doing it! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Class does not meet October 31. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

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• Tue 11/28/17 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Spanish II: Beyond Beginning

Class/Workshop

If you've completed Spanish I, or have Spanish language experience, this class is your next step. Continue basic speaking, reading, and writing skills for travel, work, or fun. We'll also explore conversations and themes relevant in the Latinx and Hispanophone communities. No textbook required. Instructor Eldred Vidal Vázquez has a B.A. in Spanish and French, has taught both in and outside the United States, and is currently continuing his studies as an educator. Notes: No textbook required.

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• Tue 11/28/17 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop

This heart-centered yoga will help increase flexibility, improve strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket or thick towel, and two yoga blocks.

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• Tue 11/28/17 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Dare to Draw II

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

Continue to amaze all with your artistic talents! This course is designed for anyone with basic drawing skills or those wanting a continuation of Katherine Taylor's Dare to Draw I. Enhance your ability to create spatial illusion, increase your understanding of perspective, and develop more confidence. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to the first class. Class does not meet November 22.

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• Wed 11/29/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spanish I: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Learn basic conversational skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking people throughout the world. You'll acquire listening and speaking skills while practicing greetings, introductions, numbers, and other common words and phrases. Notes: No textbook required. Class does not meet November 22.

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• Wed 11/29/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Build on your basic French skills in this conversation-based class. In practical, real-life contexts, you'll learn how to use two past tenses (passé composé, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

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• Mon 12/4/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

In this class, learn basic conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, shopping, making hotel reservations, asking for directions, and more. You'll also learn essential principles of pronunciation and grammar. Instructor Katia Paroczi invites you to join in this introduction to the language and culture of contemporary France. Recommendations for optional texts will be discussed in class.

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• Mon 12/4/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome to Medicare

Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Community Event

Have you received notices that you’ll be eligible for Medicare soon? Are you receiving mail about Medicare supplemental options? This course is for those new to Medicare, or soon to enroll, who want to understand the many benefits available. Learn about health benefits, drug coverage, and how to supplement your coverage. Medicare and You booklet and other materials provided. Presented by the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) of Whatcom County; SHIBA does not sell or endorse insurance products.

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• Mon 12/4/17 at

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop

This heart-centered yoga will help increase flexibility, improve strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket or thick towel, and two yoga blocks.

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• Tue 12/5/17 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Do you love all things Italian and would enjoy exploring the language and culture? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Instructor Katia Paroczi will introduce you to the language and culture of contemporary Italy. Learn the principles of pronunciation and essential vocabulary including useful expressions for ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, expressing time, and more. No textbook required. Class does not meet November 26.

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• Tue 12/5/17 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Dare to Draw II

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

Continue to amaze all with your artistic talents! This course is designed for anyone with basic drawing skills or those wanting a continuation of Katherine Taylor's Dare to Draw I. Enhance your ability to create spatial illusion, increase your understanding of perspective, and develop more confidence. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to the first class. Class does not meet November 22.

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• Wed 12/6/17 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 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

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop

This heart-centered yoga will help increase flexibility, improve strength, and create a greater sense of balance and harmony. We'll explore basic yoga postures that can be adapted to meet your needs, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Instructor Susan D'Onofrio has over 30 years' teaching experience and regards yoga as a journey for learning about ourselves. Bring a yoga mat, a dense blanket or thick towel, and two yoga blocks.

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• Tue 12/12/17 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Saturday Conference

Community Event, Class/Workshop, Social Event, Relationships, Conference

Our theme this year is: 50 years of Freedom or 50 years of Fear; Chaos or Community? Where do we go from here? Our conference theme asks participants to reflect on what has changed and what has not changed since Dr. King's death 50 years ago. It echoes the title of Dr. King's 1967 book, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? The keynote will be "A Collective Contribution," a fishbowl conversation between womxn of color. There will be skill building workshops for children (accompanied by an adult), teens, and adults. Clock hours available for school educators. Information booths and complimentary refreshments, as well as food vendors on site with lunch option for purchase. No childcare provided.

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• Sat 1/13/18 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM