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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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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 1/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pilates: An Introductory Workshop

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

This free workshop is your opportunity to spend an evening exploring Pilates! Instructor Hannah Andersen will first discuss the principles, history, and health benefits of Pilates--strengthened core muscles, increased flexibility and range of motion, improved posture and balance, and more. She'll then lead you in a beginner's class for the final hour. Wear comfortable clothes and bring an exercise mat or blanket, small towel, and water bottle.

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• Wed 1/17/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Belly Dance Fitness: An Introductory Workshop

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Sweat, shimmy, laugh, and dance in this free workshop designed to introduce you to the art of belly dance. If you've ever been curious about this fascinating dance, come join instructor Rachel Carter for an introduction to the basics. Beginners welcome and encouraged! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Pre-registration required.

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• Mon 1/22/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Computer Basics

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

If you have never worked with computers or are new to using Microsoft Windows, join us for this easy-paced introductory class! Course covers the basics of using a mouse, opening and using programs, saving and printing your documents, and survival skills for the new computer user. Class is applicable to Windows Vista/7/8/10. Class is held in a computer lab, but feel free to bring your laptop if you'd like to work on your personal computer.

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• Mon 1/22/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Finding the Right Career for You

Class/Workshop

When it comes to your career, do you feel like a left-handed person in a right-handed job? Are you trying to decide on an educational program that matches your strengths? Are you restless to find meaningful work that resonates with your heart? Join us to discover your "core wiring" and explore finding a great "fit" to experience your life callings. You will be guided by one of the top career coaches in the Northwest--Mark Warren, The Calling Coach.

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• Mon 1/22/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Introduction to Windows 10

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics, Education, Computers/Technology

Explore Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 10! Learn to efficiently use the new interface to find what you need quickly; how to customize the layout; use the start screen, tiles, and apps; view photos; and more. Instructor Dawn Groves will also share tips and tricks to help you get the most out of this exciting new system so you can walk away confident in your new skills! Students must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard, and have some familiarity with Windows

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• Mon 1/22/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Excel for the Home User

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Whether it's your budget or your CD collection, Microsoft Excel has the tools to help you get organized and efficient--fast! Class covers creating workbooks, sorting and filtering data, basic formulas, and the many practical applications Excel can be used for outside of work. This class is designed for home users, volunteers, nonprofits, or anyone wanting to get started with Excel. Class serves as an excellent foundation for Excel 2016--Level 1.

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• Mon 1/22/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, 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. Class does not meet February 20.

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• Tue 1/23/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Throw some spice into your workout in this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness class! Set to some of the hottest music from around the world, 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! Notes: Class does not meet February 20. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

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• Tue 1/23/18 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Certificate in Graphic Production Info Session

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

This free informational session provides an overview of the tools and fundamentals of graphic production and design, highlighting Adobe's premier graphic design and production software--InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Learn how our Certificate in Graphic Production can make these essential tools of the trade work for you!

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• Tue 1/23/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Iyengar Yoga: An Introductory Workshop

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Have you wanted to try yoga but have no idea which class to take or what you might be in for? In this FREE class, instructor Katie Davidson will introduce you to some Iyengar yoga basics as well as give you an idea of what distinguishes it from other styles. Wear comfortable clothes and bring and a yoga mat if you have one--props will be provide for those who don't. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple.

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• Tue 1/23/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive 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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• Wed 1/24/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Iyengar Yoga: An Introductory Workshop

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

In this class, we'll introduce you to some Iyengar yoga basics as well as give you an idea of what distinguishes it from other styles. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one--props will be provided for those who don't. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple.

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• Wed 1/24/18 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Pilates: Beginning

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Experience the incredible benefits of Pilates in a lighthearted, pressure-free atmosphere! You'll improve core strength, posture, muscle tone, and flexibility with attention to form and proper body alignment. Instructor Hannah Andersen offers a variety of exercises and modifications for both new and returning students as she delves into the principles of the Pilates method. Bring a thick Pilates mat and water bottle.

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• Wed 1/24/18 at 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Computer Basics

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

If you have never worked with computers or are new to using Microsoft Windows, join us for this easy-paced introductory class! Course covers the basics of using a mouse, opening and using programs, saving and printing your documents, and survival skills for the new computer user. Class is applicable to Windows Vista/7/8/10. Class is held in a computer lab, but feel free to bring your laptop if you'd like to work on your personal computer.

Information:

• Wed 1/24/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

Information:

• Wed 1/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Excel for the Home User

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Whether it's your budget or your CD collection, Microsoft Excel has the tools to help you get organized and efficient--fast! Class covers creating workbooks, sorting and filtering data, basic formulas, and the many practical applications Excel can be used for outside of work. This class is designed for home users, volunteers, nonprofits, or anyone wanting to get started with Excel. Class serves as an excellent foundation for Excel 2016--Level 1.

Information:

• Wed 1/24/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Writing Fiction That Sells 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 guided critique! We'll explore fiction's foundation, anatomy of fiction, the fictional world, tools of the trade, literary devices, common errors, and editing. Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer (fiction and nonfiction); she holds an MA in Professional Writing and has been helping writers find their voice for many years.

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• Thu 1/25/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 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 (passť composť, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

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• Thu 1/25/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Leadership Series: Maximize Your Management Style & Strengths

Class/Workshop

Discover your core personality type and learn how to get the most out of your personal management style. We'll explore the principles for maximizing your strengths as well as managing your "non-strengths" in this revealing 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 1/25/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pilates: Beginning

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

Experience the incredible benefits of Pilates! You'll improve core strength, posture, muscle tone, and flexibility with attention to form & proper body alignment. Instructors Nicole Cunningham & Hannah Andersen offer a variety of exercises and 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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• Thu 1/25/18 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Swing Dance

Class/Workshop

Explore the basic steps of single and triple-step swing and experience the versatility of these moves while dancing to a variety of popular music. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person. Class does not meet February 8. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

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• Thu 1/25/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Swing Dance--Couples Rate

Class/Workshop

Register for this session to get our couples rate on Swing Dance! Please contact our office at 383-3200 or comed@whatcom.edu with partner information. Notes: Class does not meet February 8. Course fee includes partner. Please look over the attached liability and waiver form. You will be required to sign in at the Pavilion front desk prior to each class acknowledging your compliance with this document. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

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• Thu 1/25/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Buying Your First or Next Digital Camera

Class/Workshop, Photography

Are you ready to buy your first digital camera or upgrade to a more advanced camera with interchangeable lenses? This free workshop will walk you through the features that are essential, features you can live without, and the new wizardry that you absolutely must have! We'll cover prices, brands, and more to help you make this important buying decision. Al Sanders has many years of experience working with digital cameras. Pre-registration is required.

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• Thu 1/25/18 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? 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, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

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• Thu 1/25/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Figure Drawing

Class/Workshop

Whether you are a true beginner or a returning student, join this inspiring class and learn to draw what you see...not what you think you see! 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! Notes: For class supply list, please visit: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist

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• Fri 1/26/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Pruning 101: Pruning Fruit Trees and Berries

Class/Workshop

Winter is the time to prune fruit trees and berries! Join Debra to learn how, why, and when to prune your fruit-bearing trees and plants. Leave this valuable workshop with new-found skills and the confidence to maintain your fruit trees and berries for a bountiful harvest next summer/fall. This is a great class for beginners or anyone who would like to hone their pruning skills. Debra Olberg is a local horticulturist with over 25 years in the nursery and landscape industry. Notes: Class may venture outdoors so dress accordingly.

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• Sat 1/27/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Write to Renew with Jay S. Nahani

Class/Workshop

Kick off the New Year with a workshop that will recharge your writing voice and get your creative juices flowing! This generative class for all levels will focus on reflection and perspective, offering thoughtful prompts to help you prioritize self-care and creative practice as you move through the world. Jay S. Nahani is a writing coach and facilitator whose passion for expression as a tool for healing and transformation is the foundation for her work with Creative Insights. One hour lunch break provided.

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• Sun 1/28/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Accounting skills are not only valuable for accountants--basic accounting principles are a necessity for every small business owner and bookkeeper. In this lecture course you will learn the principles of double entry bookkeeping, debits and credits, assets and liabilities, equity accounts, making and using journal entries, financial statements, and much more.

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• Mon 1/29/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Excel 2016--Level 1

Class/Workshop

Join us for this introductory class designed for professionals to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2016. Class will cover formatting, editing, modifying your spreadsheets, and more. By course end, you'll be able to create and develop well-designed spreadsheets using expressions, formulas, and functions. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session. Prerequisite: basic familiarity with Excel or completion of Excel for the Home User.

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• Mon 1/29/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch--Level 1

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Join instructor Brian Lawrence for an exploration of iOS's features and the basics of activation, navigation, home screen personalization, the buttons and switches on the device itself, and the basics of iCloud. We'll also cover several "native" apps including browsing the web, email, viewing photos, using Maps, editing your Calendar, and more! Prerequisites: Have an Apple ID (also referred to as an iTunes account) or create one prior to class by going to https://appleid.apple.com. nBring your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, USB cable, and laptop (optional) to class.

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• Mon 1/29/18 at 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Tai Chi for Health & Vitality

Class/Workshop

Improve your balance, energy level, and health with classical Tai Chi practice. Enjoy learning gentle, graceful movements that will enrich your life. Ralph Perona has been practicing and studying Tai Chi and related arts for over 20 years and welcomes both beginners and continuing students. Wear comfortable shoes and loose fitting clothes. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple. Class does not meet February 19.

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• Mon 1/29/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 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 1/29/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Windows 10: LiveTiles

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

You've mastered Windows 10, now it's time to conquer LiveTiles! This unique feature allows you to generate on-screen icons that display important information and can link directly to your calendar, email, photos, websites, apps, and more. Learn how to rearrange, resize, and move these tiles to make them work for you. Students must be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard, and have some familiarity with Windows.

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• Mon 1/29/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Google Essentials

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

In this hands-on workshop, explore tips and tricks to help you maximize Google's most popular features. Learn how to optimize your Google searches by creating shortcuts, and obtaining personalized search information. Discover how Google maps can get you where you need to go, save your most visited locations, and view real-time traffic information. Notes: Prior to class, please create a Google account by going to www.google.com.

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• Tue 1/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Indie Publishing on a Budget with Rob Slater

Class/Workshop

In this session, Rob will cover how to take a manuscript from draft to print and e-book formats.

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• Tue 1/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Introduction to Graphic Concepts with Adobe

Class/Workshop, Class/Workshop, Education, Computers/Technology

Whether you do your own desktop publishing or work with an outside printer, webmaster, or marketing firm, it helps to understand the basics of graphic concepts. You'll gain hands-on experience with various graphic file formats, raster and vector graphics, TrueType and open fonts, preparing files for print, formatting text, adjusting photos, and more. You'll also receive an introduction to color management and valuable tricks for working with both PC and Macintosh. Prerequisite: basic experience using a graphics program such as Publisher, PageMaker, Quark, or the Adobe Creative Suite.

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• Tue 1/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Social Media Marketing Series--Introduction to Social Media Marketing Strategies

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Social Media

Before launching your product or service, you must create a consistent and compelling marketing image and strategy to use across all of your web-based communities. Join this enlightening workshop where we'll discuss real-world successes and failures in branding, including effective social media platforms, legal concerns, and even some design basics. Bring your laptop or tablet; we'll be highlighting web tools and resources.

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• Tue 1/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Weight Control with Hypnosis: Level I

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Learn how to use hypnosis to reprogram your mind and body for long-term positive changes, helping you establish new healthy habits. We'll focus on developing self-compassion and acceptance, as well as bringing mindfulness to our relationship with our bodies, emotions, and the food that nourishes us. Hypnosis sessions in class and recordings at home will support our new habits.

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• Tue 1/30/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 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. 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.

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• Tue 1/30/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Throw some spice into your workout in this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness class! Set to some of the hottest music from around the world, 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! Notes: Class does not meet February 20. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

Information:

• Tue 1/30/18 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, 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. Class does not meet February 20.

Information:

• Tue 1/30/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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.

Information:

• Wed 1/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive 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:

• Wed 1/31/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Pilates: Beginning

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Experience the incredible benefits of Pilates in a lighthearted, pressure-free atmosphere! You'll improve core strength, posture, muscle tone, and flexibility with attention to form and proper body alignment. Instructor Hannah Andersen offers a variety of exercises and modifications for both new and returning students as she delves into the principles of the Pilates method. Bring a thick Pilates mat and water bottle.

Information:

• Wed 1/31/18 at 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment. 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.

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• Wed 1/31/18 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Website Fundamentals Using WordPress

Classes/Clinics

This demo/lecture class is the first step in the series for the Certificate in WordPress Web Design. Class explores the differences between Dreamweaver and WordPress, Blogger and WordPress, and WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Course also provides an overview of online web design, information from website usability studies, desktop vs. mobile layout, and much more.

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• Wed 1/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome to Medicare

Class/Workshop

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, & how to supplement your coverage. Medicare & You booklet & other materials provided. Presented SHIBA of Whatcom County; SHIBA does not sell or endorse insurance products. Section A, B, & C contain the same information.

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• Wed 1/31/18 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Excel 2016--Level 1

Class/Workshop

Join us for this introductory class designed for professionals to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2016. Class will cover formatting, editing, modifying your spreadsheets, and more. By course end, you'll be able to create and develop well-designed spreadsheets using expressions, formulas, and functions. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session. Prerequisite: basic familiarity with Excel or completion of Excel for the Home User.

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• Wed 1/31/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Accounting skills are not only valuable for accountants--basic accounting principles are a necessity for every small business owner and bookkeeper. In this lecture course you will learn the principles of double entry bookkeeping, debits and credits, assets and liabilities, equity accounts, making and using journal entries, financial statements, and much more.

Information:

• Wed 1/31/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop

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 such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. 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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• Wed 1/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Leadership Series: Five Habits of Dynamic Leaders

Class/Workshop, Education

An effective leader is able to keep a team focused on the vision, motivate employees to do their best, and get things done. Often, people are promoted into leadership roles without a solid understanding of how to be an influential leader. Join other managers, supervisors, and leaders and discover how to bring your best self to your leadership role. You'll learn five habits that, when cultivated over time, will inspire you to lead from a place of integrity, influence, and vision. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided.

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• Thu 2/1/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sign Language For Fun: Beginning

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Explore the world of American Sign Language! This fun class will be practical and enlightening as you begin to sign and gain an understanding of deaf culture and community. Instructor Dawn Stoyanoff will use hands-on activities and games to create an exciting and entertaining experience for all who enroll! Dawn has over two decades of ASL teaching experience and especially enjoys teaching beginners.

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• Thu 2/1/18 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. No textbook required.

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• Thu 2/1/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

The Power of Self-Hypnosis for Positive Change

Class/Workshop

Join certified hypnotherapist Leigh Mcdiarmid to begin your self-hypnosis exploration as a way to reach your goals. It's a simple self-care technique to support a new habit or break an old one, deal with pain or anxiety, improve your work or athletic performance--and best of all, the only side effect is relaxation! Optional $20 self-hypnosis CD will be available for purchase. Bring a pillow and mat/blanket to class to aid relaxation.

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• Thu 2/1/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Writer's Toolbox with Roby Blecker: Building Strong Characters

Class/Workshop

Explore the creation and handling of protagonists, antagonists, minor characters, and a "chorus"--any or all of which can figure in your fiction. Work with descriptions, motivation, concealing and revealing, and the ways in which your choices affect the overall piece. Bring examples of characters you've created or want to create to class. Lunch break from 12-1 PM.

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• Thu 2/1/18 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "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 2/1/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Writing Fiction That Sells 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 guided critique! We'll explore fiction's foundation, anatomy of fiction, the fictional world, tools of the trade, literary devices, common errors, and editing. Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer (fiction and nonfiction); she holds an MA in Professional Writing and has been helping writers find their voice for many years.

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• Thu 2/1/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 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.

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• Thu 2/1/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Introduction to Graphic Concepts with Adobe

Class/Workshop, Class/Workshop, Education, Computers/Technology

Whether you do your own desktop publishing or work with an outside printer, webmaster, or marketing firm, it helps to understand the basics of graphic concepts. You'll gain hands-on experience with various graphic file formats, raster and vector graphics, TrueType and open fonts, preparing files for print, formatting text, adjusting photos, and more. You'll also receive an introduction to color management and valuable tricks for working with both PC and Macintosh. Prerequisite: basic experience using a graphics program such as Publisher, PageMaker, Quark, or the Adobe Creative Suite.

Information:

• Thu 2/1/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pilates: Beginning

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

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

Information:

• Thu 2/1/18 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Swing Dance--Couples Rate

Class/Workshop

Register for this session to get our couples rate on Swing Dance! Please contact our office at 383-3200 or comed@whatcom.edu with partner information. Notes: Class does not meet February 8. Course fee includes partner. Please look over the attached liability and waiver form. You will be required to sign in at the Pavilion front desk prior to each class acknowledging your compliance with this document. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Thu 2/1/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Swing Dance

Class/Workshop

Explore the basic steps of single and triple-step swing and experience the versatility of these moves while dancing to a variety of popular music. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person. Class does not meet February 8. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Thu 2/1/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? 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, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 2/1/18 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 (passť composť, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Thu 2/1/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Figure Drawing

Class/Workshop

Whether you are a true beginner or a returning student, join this inspiring class and learn to draw what you see...not what you think you see! 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! Notes: For class supply list, please visit: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist

Information:

• Fri 2/2/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Discover a Business Idea That Ignites Your Passion!

Class/Workshop, Business

Join instructor Maya Sullivan and learn ten keys to help discover ideas that ignite your passion and the type of customers you feel impassioned to serve. We'll explore trends and opportunities to create your special niche, helping you create a viable business idea that resonates and is a good fit for you. Maya's book, Dare to be Your Own Boss, will be available for purchase in class.

Information:

• Sat 2/3/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera

Class/Workshop, Photography

This hands-on class begins with the essentials of digital photography: image resolution, picture formats, zoom, flash settings, deciphering menu options, and configuring your camera's settings. You'll then learn how to set up and frame a shot while taking pictures around WCC's campus to be reviewed in class. Bring your digital camera, manual, extra memory, and charging cord or extra batteries. Lunch break from 12:30-1:30 pm.

Information:

• Sat 2/3/18 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Press Here: Acupressure and Massage for Pets

Animals, Class/Workshop

Whether your pet is experiencing physical pain or suffering from an emotional imbalance, acupressure and gentle massage may be the answer you're seeking. You'll learn about the various meridians (channels of energy) in the body, their associated organs and functions, general acupressure protocols for your pet's well-being, essential oils, massage practices, as well as supplement and nutrition tips. Please leave your furry friends at home.

Information:

• Sat 2/3/18 at 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Pruning 101: Pruning Your Landscape

Class/Workshop, Gardening

Pruning is easy when you have the know-how! And late winter to early spring is the perfect time to put those shears to work on your landscape. Join Debra to learn how, why, when, and what to prune, as well as all about the tools of the trade. Course will cover the basics for roses, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, conifers, and more. Bring your questions for discussion. Class may venture outdoors, so dress accordingly.

Information:

• Sat 2/3/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Getting to Know Your Mac--Level 1

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Join instructor Brian Lawrence for an in-depth overview of the Mac's operating system (OS X) and standard applications. He'll highlight time-saving tips for OS X, iLife, and other applications including Mail, Safari, Contacts, and Calendar. Bringing your laptop (or iMac) is encouraged, but not required.

Information:

• Mon 2/5/18 at 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM

QuickBooks--Level 1

Class/Workshop

In this hands-on beginning course, you will learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2016 Desktop for Windows. Course covers how to properly set up a QuickBooks file, set up the chart of accounts and items, create and use customers and vendors, enter invoices and receive payments, and enter and pay bills, along with using and reconciling bank accounts. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Course does not apply to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Textbook with 180-day QuickBooks trial software, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Mon 2/5/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WordPress--Level 1

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

WordPress is a content management system associated most often with blogs but can also be used for designing websites. Course includes an introduction to the Wordpress file architecture, how it works, the WordPress Dashboard, and simple blog post publication. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session. This class assumes no experience in blog development and starts at square one. Familiarity with folder/file management, email, websites, and Word is highly recommended.

Information:

• Mon 2/5/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 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 2/5/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Tai Chi for Health & Vitality

Class/Workshop

Improve your balance, energy level, and health with classical Tai Chi practice. Enjoy learning gentle, graceful movements that will enrich your life. Ralph Perona has been practicing and studying Tai Chi and related arts for over 20 years and welcomes both beginners and continuing students. Wear comfortable shoes and loose fitting clothes. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple. Class does not meet February 19.

Information:

• Mon 2/5/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Weight Control with Hypnosis: Level I

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Learn how to use hypnosis to reprogram your mind and body for long-term positive changes, helping you establish new healthy habits. We'll focus on developing self-compassion and acceptance, as well as bringing mindfulness to our relationship with our bodies, emotions, and the food that nourishes us. Hypnosis sessions in class and recordings at home will support our new habits.

Information:

• Tue 2/6/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 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. 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.

Information:

• Tue 2/6/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, 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. Class does not meet February 20.

Information:

• Tue 2/6/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Throw some spice into your workout in this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness class! Set to some of the hottest music from around the world, 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! Notes: Class does not meet February 20. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

Information:

• Tue 2/6/18 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Fundamentals of Gmail & Google Calendar

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

In Gmail you'll learn how to create messages, work with file attachments, search for messages, and organize contacts. Working with Google Calendar, you'll learn how to create events, appointments, and reminders, you'll also discover how to share your calendar and invite others to your events. Prerequisite: have a Google account or create one prior to class by going to www.google.com.

Information:

• Tue 2/6/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Getting Started with Photoshop

Class/Workshop,Computers/Technology

In this introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC, you'll learn the fundamentals of this powerful image editing program. We'll cover the basics of the menus, tools, and palettes as well as discuss layers, selections, and masking. By course end, you'll have mastered the basics and be ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Class is applicable to earlier versions of Photoshop CS.

Information:

• Tue 2/6/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Dynamic Approach to Oil Painting

Classes/Clinics, art class, oil painting

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 either oils or acrylics. Artist Sheila Steinborn invites beginners and advanced artists alike, structuring her class to give individualized feedback to all. Class size is limited, so register early! For class supply list click on link in "Notes" below.

Information:

• Tue 2/6/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Indie Publishing with Rob Slater: Creative Marketing for Writers

Class/Workshop

Join Rob for an overview of ways to market creatively, from crazy ideas of guerilla marketing to sane, predictable plans and everything in between.

Information:

• Tue 2/6/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Social Media Marketing Series--Marketing Your Business with Facebook

Class/Workshop

With over one-billion customers, Facebook is the largest social network your business can't afford to ignore! Your customers, suppliers, competitors, future partners, and employees are all using Facebook and you should be, too. Join Jennifer Dodge as she guides you through setting up a Facebook page; creating posts that engage customers, promote your business, and gain likes; and how to keep customers engaged with the 4-1-1 rule. Additionally, you'll explore paid advertising and what you need to know before spending money.

Information:

• Tue 2/6/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wild Mind Writing with Nancy Canyon

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics, writing

Spend three spring evenings discovering the power of "wild mind writing"! Based on Natalie Goldberg's book, Writing Down the Bones, this intriguing class frees the mind through a unique practice that eliminates writer's block. Instructor Nancy Canyon will lead new and experienced students through a variety of exercises--rewarding participants with a daily practice-style, fundamentally changing one's writing forever. Ms. Canyon holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has studied with Natalie Goldberg. She invites all curious minds to enroll.

Information:

• Tue 2/6/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sign Language For Fun: Beginning

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Explore the world of American Sign Language! This fun class will be practical and enlightening as you begin to sign and gain an understanding of deaf culture and community. Instructor Dawn Stoyanoff will use hands-on activities and games to create an exciting and entertaining experience for all who enroll! Dawn has over two decades of ASL teaching experience and especially enjoys teaching beginners.

Information:

• Tue 2/6/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop

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 such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. 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:

• Wed 2/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

QuickBooks--Level 1

Class/Workshop

In this hands-on beginning course, you will learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2016 Desktop for Windows. Course covers how to properly set up a QuickBooks file, set up the chart of accounts and items, create and use customers and vendors, enter invoices and receive payments, and enter and pay bills, along with using and reconciling bank accounts. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Course does not apply to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Textbook with 180-day QuickBooks trial software, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Wed 2/7/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop,Ceramics/Pottery

Join us in Whatcom's beautiful Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful art--such as bowls, cups, and jars--in clay. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Gene Lewis welcomes beginning and experienced students.

Information:

• Wed 2/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WordPress--Level 1

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

WordPress is a content management system associated most often with blogs but can also be used for designing websites. Course includes an introduction to the Wordpress file architecture, how it works, the WordPress Dashboard, and simple blog post publication. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session. This class assumes no experience in blog development and starts at square one. Familiarity with folder/file management, email, websites, and Word is highly recommended.

Information:

• Wed 2/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 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.

Information:

• Wed 2/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive 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:

• Wed 2/7/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Pilates: Beginning

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Experience the incredible benefits of Pilates in a lighthearted, pressure-free atmosphere! You'll improve core strength, posture, muscle tone, and flexibility with attention to form and proper body alignment. Instructor Hannah Andersen offers a variety of exercises and modifications for both new and returning students as she delves into the principles of the Pilates method. Bring a thick Pilates mat and water bottle.

Information:

• Wed 2/7/18 at 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment. 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.

Information:

• Wed 2/7/18 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 2/8/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Writing Fiction That Sells 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 guided critique! We'll explore fiction's foundation, anatomy of fiction, the fictional world, tools of the trade, literary devices, common errors, and editing. Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer (fiction and nonfiction); she holds an MA in Professional Writing and has been helping writers find their voice for many years.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pilates: Beginning

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

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

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Swing Dance

Class/Workshop

Explore the basic steps of single and triple-step swing and experience the versatility of these moves while dancing to a variety of popular music. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person. Class does not meet February 8. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Swing Dance--Couples Rate

Class/Workshop

Register for this session to get our couples rate on Swing Dance! Please contact our office at 383-3200 or comed@whatcom.edu with partner information. Notes: Class does not meet February 8. Course fee includes partner. Please look over the attached liability and waiver form. You will be required to sign in at the Pavilion front desk prior to each class acknowledging your compliance with this document. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? 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, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 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 (passť composť, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Getting Started with Photoshop

Class/Workshop,Computers/Technology

In this introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC, you'll learn the fundamentals of this powerful image editing program. We'll cover the basics of the menus, tools, and palettes as well as discuss layers, selections, and masking. By course end, you'll have mastered the basics and be ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Class is applicable to earlier versions of Photoshop CS.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Writer's Toolbox with Roby Blecker: Writing Compelling Dialogue

Class/Workshop

Very few works of fiction contain only one character, and how characters interact with one another often requires them to use direct speech. Explore the differences between realism and reality in characters' voices, vocabulary choices, avoiding "info-dump" while still conveying information, and the power of character silences. Lunch break from 12-1 PM.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Transforming Stress with Hypnosis

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

We've all heard that stress can damage our health and wellbeing, but how can we learn how to transform our response to stress and reclaim our positive, healthful energy? Hypnosis, which requires the body to enter a relaxed state, is an effective method and can easily fit into your daily schedule. In this class, we'll use hypnosis to reduce the impacts of stress and increase our ability to relax, restore, and renew. $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.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Valentangles

Class/Workshop

Love is in the air! Come create your own Valentine-inspired Zentangles, or Zentangle-inspired Valentines with certified Zentangle teacher Sara Harlan. Zentangle is a perfect way to explore your creative side by drawing structured patterns or tangles. If you have a Zentangle 101 kit, bring it along with a $5 materials fee. New students must bring a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 at 6:00 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.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "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.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Sign Language For Fun: Beginning

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Explore the world of American Sign Language! This fun class will be practical and enlightening as you begin to sign and gain an understanding of deaf culture and community. Instructor Dawn Stoyanoff will use hands-on activities and games to create an exciting and entertaining experience for all who enroll! Dawn has over two decades of ASL teaching experience and especially enjoys teaching beginners.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 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. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 2/8/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

When Communication Means Confrontation

Class/Workshop, communication

Navigating mine fields at work? Need to deliver difficult messages to staff, partners, or colleagues? Whether you are addressing workplace conversations in the break room or board room, this interactive workshop can help. Instructor Monique Stefens will provide insights, tools, and techniques for when to speak up, how to do it effectively, and how to create safety in conversation for best results. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided.

Information:

• Fri 2/9/18 at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Class/Workshop, Gardening, Trip

Brighten your February with a trip to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show with gardening expert Debra Olberg. We'll arrive an hour before the show opens to the crowds, allowing us ample time to stroll through the dazzling show gardens. These lavishly constructed gardens designed by regional landscape designers will reflect this year's theme - "Garden Party" in honor of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show's 30th anniversary. Spend your day exploring gardening workshops and wandering through over 300 exhibits featuring garden and outdoor-related merchandise.

Information:

• Fri 2/9/18 at 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Figure Drawing

Class/Workshop

Whether you are a true beginner or a returning student, join this inspiring class and learn to draw what you see...not what you think you see! 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! Notes: For class supply list, please visit: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist

Information:

• Fri 2/9/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

All About Felting

Class/Workshop, 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. You'll complete 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.

Information:

• Sat 2/10/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Exploring High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) Photography

Class/Workshop, Photography

High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) photography allows you to photograph the world as the mind actually perceives it. Shadows are deeper, colors richer, details stronger, and highlights brighter. Join local photographer Carol Sheppard as she guides you through the process of creating stunning HDR photographs. Bring a camera capable of manual settings, your camera's operating manual, and a tripod (if you have one). Prerequisite: thorough knowledge of your camera's operation. One-hour lunch break provided.

Information:

• Sat 2/10/18 at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Finding Your Second Act

Class/Workshop

What does your "second act" look like? You've spent the first half of your life working full-time and/or raising a family. Now what? In this valuable course, reflect on where you have been and, most importantly, discover a clear path on where to go from here. Enjoy fun, thought-provoking exercises with instructor Melanie Cool, Positive Psychology Counselor. Students will need to take a brief online survey prior to class. For survey instructions, visit: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist

Information:

• Sat 2/10/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Photo Walk: Winter Birds at Semiahmoo Spit

Class/Workshop

Spend a Saturday afternoon photographing winter birds at Semiahmoo Spit with local photographer and North Cascades Audubon Society board member Ken Salzman. We'll meet in the Maritime Museum parking lot and comb the shoreline capturing images of local and migrating winter shorebirds, bald eagles, coastal ducks, and herons. Bring your DSLR with 300mm or better lens. Dress for the weather; class meets rain or shine.

Information:

• Sat 2/10/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Starting Your Own Business

Class/Workshop

If you are starting a new business or need help with your existing business, this class is a must. Seasoned local professionals will teach you the fundamentals of planning for success. Course covers financing, recordkeeping, accounting, taxes, legal considerations, business insurance, and more. This course is offered in partnership with SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Businesses. Lunch break from 11:30 am-12:15 pm.

Information:

• Sat 2/10/18 at 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Understanding iCloud

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Have you heard of iCloud but aren't sure what the hype is all about? 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.

Information:

• Mon 2/12/18 at 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM

QuickBooks--Level 1

Class/Workshop

In this hands-on beginning course, you will learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2016 Desktop for Windows. Course covers how to properly set up a QuickBooks file, set up the chart of accounts and items, create and use customers and vendors, enter invoices and receive payments, and enter and pay bills, along with using and reconciling bank accounts. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Course does not apply to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Textbook with 180-day QuickBooks trial software, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Mon 2/12/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 2/12/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Tai Chi for Health & Vitality

Class/Workshop

Improve your balance, energy level, and health with classical Tai Chi practice. Enjoy learning gentle, graceful movements that will enrich your life. Ralph Perona has been practicing and studying Tai Chi and related arts for over 20 years and welcomes both beginners and continuing students. Wear comfortable shoes and loose fitting clothes. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple. Class does not meet February 19.

Information:

• Mon 2/12/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 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. 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.

Information:

• Tue 2/13/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Weight Control with Hypnosis: Level I

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Learn how to use hypnosis to reprogram your mind and body for long-term positive changes, helping you establish new healthy habits. We'll focus on developing self-compassion and acceptance, as well as bringing mindfulness to our relationship with our bodies, emotions, and the food that nourishes us. Hypnosis sessions in class and recordings at home will support our new habits.

Information:

• Tue 2/13/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Throw some spice into your workout in this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness class! Set to some of the hottest music from around the world, 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! Notes: Class does not meet February 20. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

Information:

• Tue 2/13/18 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, 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. Class does not meet February 20.

Information:

• Tue 2/13/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sign Language For Fun: Beginning

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Explore the world of American Sign Language! This fun class will be practical and enlightening as you begin to sign and gain an understanding of deaf culture and community. Instructor Dawn Stoyanoff will use hands-on activities and games to create an exciting and entertaining experience for all who enroll! Dawn has over two decades of ASL teaching experience and especially enjoys teaching beginners.

Information:

• Tue 2/13/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A Dynamic Approach to Oil Painting

Classes/Clinics, art class, oil painting

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 either oils or acrylics. Artist Sheila Steinborn invites beginners and advanced artists alike, structuring her class to give individualized feedback to all. Class size is limited, so register early! For class supply list click on link in "Notes" below.

Information:

• Tue 2/13/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wild Mind Writing with Nancy Canyon

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics, writing

Spend three spring evenings discovering the power of "wild mind writing"! Based on Natalie Goldberg's book, Writing Down the Bones, this intriguing class frees the mind through a unique practice that eliminates writer's block. Instructor Nancy Canyon will lead new and experienced students through a variety of exercises--rewarding participants with a daily practice-style, fundamentally changing one's writing forever. Ms. Canyon holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has studied with Natalie Goldberg. She invites all curious minds to enroll.

Information:

• Tue 2/13/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop,Ceramics/Pottery

Join us in Whatcom's beautiful Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful art--such as bowls, cups, and jars--in clay. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Gene Lewis welcomes beginning and experienced students.

Information:

• Wed 2/14/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop

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 such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. 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:

• Wed 2/14/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

QuickBooks--Level 1

Class/Workshop

In this hands-on beginning course, you will learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2016 Desktop for Windows. Course covers how to properly set up a QuickBooks file, set up the chart of accounts and items, create and use customers and vendors, enter invoices and receive payments, and enter and pay bills, along with using and reconciling bank accounts. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Course does not apply to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Textbook with 180-day QuickBooks trial software, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Wed 2/14/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

Information:

• Wed 2/14/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive 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:

• Wed 2/14/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Pilates: Beginning

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Experience the incredible benefits of Pilates in a lighthearted, pressure-free atmosphere! You'll improve core strength, posture, muscle tone, and flexibility with attention to form and proper body alignment. Instructor Hannah Andersen offers a variety of exercises and modifications for both new and returning students as she delves into the principles of the Pilates method. Bring a thick Pilates mat and water bottle.

Information:

• Wed 2/14/18 at 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment. 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.

Information:

• Wed 2/14/18 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 2/15/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Writing Fiction That Sells 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 guided critique! We'll explore fiction's foundation, anatomy of fiction, the fictional world, tools of the trade, literary devices, common errors, and editing. Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer (fiction and nonfiction); she holds an MA in Professional Writing and has been helping writers find their voice for many years.

Information:

• Thu 2/15/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pilates: Beginning

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

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

Information:

• Thu 2/15/18 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Swing Dance--Couples Rate

Class/Workshop

Register for this session to get our couples rate on Swing Dance! Please contact our office at 383-3200 or comed@whatcom.edu with partner information. Notes: Class does not meet February 8. Course fee includes partner. Please look over the attached liability and waiver form. You will be required to sign in at the Pavilion front desk prior to each class acknowledging your compliance with this document. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Thu 2/15/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Swing Dance

Class/Workshop

Explore the basic steps of single and triple-step swing and experience the versatility of these moves while dancing to a variety of popular music. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person. Class does not meet February 8. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Thu 2/15/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? 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, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 2/15/18 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 (passť composť, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Thu 2/15/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "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.

Information:

• Thu 2/15/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Sign Language For Fun: Beginning

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Explore the world of American Sign Language! This fun class will be practical and enlightening as you begin to sign and gain an understanding of deaf culture and community. Instructor Dawn Stoyanoff will use hands-on activities and games to create an exciting and entertaining experience for all who enroll! Dawn has over two decades of ASL teaching experience and especially enjoys teaching beginners.

Information:

• Thu 2/15/18 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. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 2/15/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 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.

Information:

• Thu 2/15/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Figure Drawing

Class/Workshop

Whether you are a true beginner or a returning student, join this inspiring class and learn to draw what you see...not what you think you see! 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! Notes: For class supply list, please visit: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist

Information:

• Fri 2/16/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 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 2/19/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Tai Chi for Health & Vitality

Class/Workshop

Improve your balance, energy level, and health with classical Tai Chi practice. Enjoy learning gentle, graceful movements that will enrich your life. Ralph Perona has been practicing and studying Tai Chi and related arts for over 20 years and welcomes both beginners and continuing students. Wear comfortable shoes and loose fitting clothes. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple. Class does not meet February 19.

Information:

• Mon 2/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 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. 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.

Information:

• Tue 2/20/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, 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. Class does not meet February 20.

Information:

• Tue 2/20/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Throw some spice into your workout in this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness class! Set to some of the hottest music from around the world, 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! Notes: Class does not meet February 20. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

Information:

• Tue 2/20/18 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Wild Mind Writing with Nancy Canyon

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics, writing

Spend three spring evenings discovering the power of "wild mind writing"! Based on Natalie Goldberg's book, Writing Down the Bones, this intriguing class frees the mind through a unique practice that eliminates writer's block. Instructor Nancy Canyon will lead new and experienced students through a variety of exercises--rewarding participants with a daily practice-style, fundamentally changing one's writing forever. Ms. Canyon holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has studied with Natalie Goldberg. She invites all curious minds to enroll.

Information:

• Tue 2/20/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Dynamic Approach to Oil Painting

Classes/Clinics, art class, oil painting

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 either oils or acrylics. Artist Sheila Steinborn invites beginners and advanced artists alike, structuring her class to give individualized feedback to all. Class size is limited, so register early! For class supply list click on link in "Notes" below.

Information:

• Tue 2/20/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop,Ceramics/Pottery

Join us in Whatcom's beautiful Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful art--such as bowls, cups, and jars--in clay. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Gene Lewis welcomes beginning and experienced students.

Information:

• Wed 2/21/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop

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 such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. 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:

• Wed 2/21/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive 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:

• Wed 2/21/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment. 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.

Information:

• Wed 2/21/18 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 2/22/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Writing Fiction That Sells 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 guided critique! We'll explore fiction's foundation, anatomy of fiction, the fictional world, tools of the trade, literary devices, common errors, and editing. Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer (fiction and nonfiction); she holds an MA in Professional Writing and has been helping writers find their voice for many years.

Information:

• Thu 2/22/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? 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, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 2/22/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Swing Dance

Class/Workshop

Explore the basic steps of single and triple-step swing and experience the versatility of these moves while dancing to a variety of popular music. Partners recommended, but not required or guaranteed. Class fee is for one person. Class does not meet February 8. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Thu 2/22/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Swing Dance--Couples Rate

Class/Workshop

Register for this session to get our couples rate on Swing Dance! Please contact our office at 383-3200 or comed@whatcom.edu with partner information. Notes: Class does not meet February 8. Course fee includes partner. Please look over the attached liability and waiver form. You will be required to sign in at the Pavilion front desk prior to each class acknowledging your compliance with this document. No hard heeled shoes are permitted other than leather-soled heels.

Information:

• Thu 2/22/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 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 (passť composť, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Thu 2/22/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 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. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 2/22/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "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.

Information:

• Thu 2/22/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Figure Drawing

Class/Workshop

Whether you are a true beginner or a returning student, join this inspiring class and learn to draw what you see...not what you think you see! 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! Notes: For class supply list, please visit: www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist

Information:

• Fri 2/23/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 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 2/26/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Tai Chi for Health & Vitality

Class/Workshop

Improve your balance, energy level, and health with classical Tai Chi practice. Enjoy learning gentle, graceful movements that will enrich your life. Ralph Perona has been practicing and studying Tai Chi and related arts for over 20 years and welcomes both beginners and continuing students. Wear comfortable shoes and loose fitting clothes. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple. Class does not meet February 19.

Information:

• Mon 2/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 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. 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.

Information:

• Tue 2/27/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Throw some spice into your workout in this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness class! Set to some of the hottest music from around the world, 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! Notes: Class does not meet February 20. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

Information:

• Tue 2/27/18 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, 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. Class does not meet February 20.

Information:

• Tue 2/27/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Wild Mind Writing with Nancy Canyon

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics, writing

Spend three spring evenings discovering the power of "wild mind writing"! Based on Natalie Goldberg's book, Writing Down the Bones, this intriguing class frees the mind through a unique practice that eliminates writer's block. Instructor Nancy Canyon will lead new and experienced students through a variety of exercises--rewarding participants with a daily practice-style, fundamentally changing one's writing forever. Ms. Canyon holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has studied with Natalie Goldberg. She invites all curious minds to enroll.

Information:

• Tue 2/27/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Dynamic Approach to Oil Painting

Classes/Clinics, art class, oil painting

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 either oils or acrylics. Artist Sheila Steinborn invites beginners and advanced artists alike, structuring her class to give individualized feedback to all. Class size is limited, so register early! For class supply list click on link in "Notes" below.

Information:

• Tue 2/27/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop,Ceramics/Pottery

Join us in Whatcom's beautiful Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful art--such as bowls, cups, and jars--in clay. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Gene Lewis welcomes beginning and experienced students.

Information:

• Wed 2/28/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop

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 such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. 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:

• Wed 2/28/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive 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:

• Wed 2/28/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment. 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.

Information:

• Wed 2/28/18 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 3/1/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Writing Fiction That Sells 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 guided critique! We'll explore fiction's foundation, anatomy of fiction, the fictional world, tools of the trade, literary devices, common errors, and editing. Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer (fiction and nonfiction); she holds an MA in Professional Writing and has been helping writers find their voice for many years.

Information:

• Thu 3/1/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? 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, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 3/1/18 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 (passť composť, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Thu 3/1/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 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. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 3/1/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "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.

Information:

• Thu 3/1/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 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 3/5/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Tai Chi for Health & Vitality

Class/Workshop

Improve your balance, energy level, and health with classical Tai Chi practice. Enjoy learning gentle, graceful movements that will enrich your life. Ralph Perona has been practicing and studying Tai Chi and related arts for over 20 years and welcomes both beginners and continuing students. Wear comfortable shoes and loose fitting clothes. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple. Class does not meet February 19.

Information:

• Mon 3/5/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 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. 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.

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• Tue 3/6/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, 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. Class does not meet February 20.

Information:

• Tue 3/6/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Throw some spice into your workout in this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness class! Set to some of the hottest music from around the world, 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! Notes: Class does not meet February 20. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

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• Tue 3/6/18 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Wild Mind Writing with Nancy Canyon

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics, writing

Spend three spring evenings discovering the power of "wild mind writing"! Based on Natalie Goldberg's book, Writing Down the Bones, this intriguing class frees the mind through a unique practice that eliminates writer's block. Instructor Nancy Canyon will lead new and experienced students through a variety of exercises--rewarding participants with a daily practice-style, fundamentally changing one's writing forever. Ms. Canyon holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has studied with Natalie Goldberg. She invites all curious minds to enroll.

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• Tue 3/6/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Dynamic Approach to Oil Painting

Classes/Clinics, art class, oil painting

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 either oils or acrylics. Artist Sheila Steinborn invites beginners and advanced artists alike, structuring her class to give individualized feedback to all. Class size is limited, so register early! For class supply list click on link in "Notes" below.

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• Tue 3/6/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop,Ceramics/Pottery

Join us in Whatcom's beautiful Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful art--such as bowls, cups, and jars--in clay. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Gene Lewis welcomes beginning and experienced students.

Information:

• Wed 3/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop

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 such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. 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:

• Wed 3/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive 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:

• Wed 3/7/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment. 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.

Information:

• Wed 3/7/18 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 3/8/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Writing Fiction That Sells 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 guided critique! We'll explore fiction's foundation, anatomy of fiction, the fictional world, tools of the trade, literary devices, common errors, and editing. Brenda Wilbee is an award-winning novelist and feature writer (fiction and nonfiction); she holds an MA in Professional Writing and has been helping writers find their voice for many years.

Information:

• Thu 3/8/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? 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, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 3/8/18 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 (passť composť, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Thu 3/8/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 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. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 3/8/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "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.

Information:

• Thu 3/8/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 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 3/12/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Tai Chi for Health & Vitality

Class/Workshop

Improve your balance, energy level, and health with classical Tai Chi practice. Enjoy learning gentle, graceful movements that will enrich your life. Ralph Perona has been practicing and studying Tai Chi and related arts for over 20 years and welcomes both beginners and continuing students. Wear comfortable shoes and loose fitting clothes. Class is held at the YWCA on the corner of N. Forest and Maple. Class does not meet February 19.

Information:

• Mon 3/12/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 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. 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.

Information:

• Tue 3/13/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Throw some spice into your workout in this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness class! Set to some of the hottest music from around the world, 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! Notes: Class does not meet February 20. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

Information:

• Tue 3/13/18 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, 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. Class does not meet February 20.

Information:

• Tue 3/13/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive 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:

• Wed 3/14/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment. 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.

Information:

• Wed 3/14/18 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop,Ceramics/Pottery

Join us in Whatcom's beautiful Roe Studio and learn to use the potter's wheel to create unique designs and useful art--such as bowls, cups, and jars--in clay. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist Gene Lewis welcomes beginning and experienced students.

Information:

• Wed 3/14/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "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.

Information:

• Thu 3/15/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 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. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 3/15/18 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 3/15/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? 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, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 3/15/18 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 (passť composť, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Thu 3/15/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 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 3/19/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 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. 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.

Information:

• Tue 3/20/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, 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. Class does not meet February 20.

Information:

• Tue 3/20/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Bollywood Dance Blast!

Class/Workshop, World Dance

Throw some spice into your workout in this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness class! Set to some of the hottest music from around the world, 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! Notes: Class does not meet February 20. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

Information:

• Tue 3/20/18 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

Bonjour! In this enjoyable and intensive 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:

• Wed 3/21/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment. 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.

Information:

• Wed 3/21/18 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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 3/22/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

Are you planning a trip to Italy? 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, basic grammar and conversational skills such as greetings, ordering food, asking for and understanding directions, purchasing tickets, making hotel reservations, numbers, and more. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 3/22/18 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 (passť composť, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Thu 3/22/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 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. No textbook required.

Information:

• Thu 3/22/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

An easy instrument to master, the music that comes out of this reasonably priced little powerhouse brings smiles and foot-tapping to audiences anytime and anywhere! Join Whatcom County's most exuberant "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.

Information:

• Thu 3/22/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM