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Whatcom Community College

237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-383-3000

Website:
www.whatcom.ctc.edu

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Featured Event

Hybrid Forms: The Lyric Essay with Jenny Rose Lara

Class/Workshop, Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

In this generative course we'll push the boundaries of prose and poetry, and see what writing can do. Writing exercises, craft discussions, developing our knowledge of poetics and language structure, and progress toward a final collection of work. Jenny Rose Lara is an award-winning poet and essayist. She is an MFA candidate at WWU and editor at Psaltery & Lyre.

Information:

• Wed 4/25/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
• Mon 4/30/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
• Wed 5/2/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

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:

• Wed 4/25/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Saltwater Fishing Techniques & Strategies

Class/Workshop, Fishing

Starting with basics and moving to advanced concepts, experienced fisherman Mark Stockton will share proven techniques for success in trolling, jigging, and mooching for salmon, halibut, lingcod, and bottomfish. Shrimping and beach fishing will be discussed along with properly rigged setups, equipment, and recipes. Prior fishing experience strongly recommended. Course offered fall and spring only.

Information:

• Wed 4/25/18 at 6:30 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:

• Wed 4/25/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Woven Wall Hangings

Class/Workshop, Textiles

Warm up your décor with a stylish DIY woven wall hanging! Fiber artist Emiko Peterson-Yoon will teach you how to build your own frame loom--to re-use on more projects!--and weave a wall hanging. You'll learn basic techniques, including plain weaving and how to make tassels or fringe on your piece. Bring a pair of scissors, hammer, extra fine Sharpie, and a few different colors of synthetic or natural yarn (light, medium, or bulky). Materials fee of $28 for additional materials payable to instructor at first session.

Information:

• Wed 4/25/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Excel 2016--Level 3

Class/Workshop

Enhance your spreadsheet skills with some of Excel 2016's advanced features. Course covers working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, using lookup functions, protecting and sharing workbooks, applying data validation criteria, automating workbook functionality with macros, creating Sparklines, mapping data, and using some of Excel's analysis and forecasting tools. Textbook, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Wed 4/25/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Education

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an essential workflow tool for many photographers, allowing you to organize, process, and show your work with ease. We'll discuss importing, cataloging, and processing images to their full potential; explore the Library and Develop modules; output modules such as Book, Slideshow, and Print; and discuss how Lightroom integrates with other programs, such as Photoshop. This class is lecture/demo, but if you have Lightroom installed on your laptop, feel free to bring it to class.

Information:

• Wed 4/25/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

How to Sell Your Home

Class/Workshop, real estate, selling a home

Getting ready to sell your home? Take your first steps with this essential workshop covering up-to-date material fundamental to the selling process. Phil Dyer, a real estate broker with decades of experience, will guide you through the fundamental steps on preparing your home for sale, including what improvements to make, what time of year to sell, how to find a competent real estate broker, how to set a realistic price, what to consider when negotiating with an interested buyer, and much more.

Information:

• Wed 4/25/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Leadership Series: Maximize Your Management Style & Strengths

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

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

Information:

• Thu 4/26/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fresh Food in Small Spaces

Class/Workshop, gardening, vegtable gardening

You don't need a large space to grow an edible garden! In this valuable workshop, learn how to select and grow your favorite vegetables, fruits, and herbs in raised beds, patio pots, and window boxes--whether on a rooftop, balcony, or in your small backyard. Don't miss this chance to discover space-saving gardening concepts that are sustainable and easy to learn, with delicious results to enjoy all summer long.

Information:

• Thu 4/26/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome to Medicare

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics, Education

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

Information:

• Thu 4/26/18 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Classes/Clinics, SAT prep

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. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

Information:

• Thu 4/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Experience Watercolors--A Beginner's Course

Class/Workshop, Painting

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

Information:

• Thu 4/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

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:

• Thu 4/26/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Introduction to Filmmaking

Class/Workshop

Learn basic skills and techniques including video formatting, shooting methods, camera control, movement and composition, sound, light, and how to shoot with editing in mind. Class will also include hands-on video editing in a computer lab setting. Bring your camcorder or a DSLR camera capable of capturing video, manual, and extra batteries or charger to each session. Prerequisite: working knowledge of your camera and basic computer skills.

Information:

• Thu 4/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Turning Real Life into Fiction with Roby Blecker

Class/Workshop

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

Information:

• Thu 4/26/18 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Crop Circles: Washington and Worldwide

Class/Workshop

For centuries, mysterious formations have been appearing on the Earth's surface in everything from fertile fields to frozen lakes. How and why are these patterns made? Are they simply natural manifestations, the machinations of creative human beings, or…messages from beyond? We will look at the history of crop circles (or agriglyphs), explore their most recent occurrences, and study this intriguing puzzle as it has appeared all over the world and right here in Washington state.

Information:

• Sat 4/28/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Walking in Wales

Class/Workshop

Meander along the footpaths of Wales, a country in the United Kingdom where mountains meet river valleys and the history extends centuries into the past. Begin in Chester and follow a 200-year-old canal connecting the River Dee to medieval towns in an easy walk perfect for beginners with opportunities for experienced hikers to explore even more. Instructor Cheryl Jackson will give you tips on traveling in the U.K., packing light, and using B&Bs and pubs along the way. Cheryl has done several walks in England and Wales and looks forward to sharing her insights.

Information:

• Sat 4/28/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Press Here: Acupressure for Well-Being in Body, Mind, & Spirit

Class/Workshop

Are you curious about acupressure and want to learn more about this ancient healing art and its benefits? With the simple use of fingertip pressure on various "acupoints" or healing points on the body, you can stimulate the body's self-curative abilities to improve circulation, reduce muscular tension, and instill both emotional and physical balance. Maureen Kelly, acupressure practitioner and holistic health consultant, will explain key concepts such as meridians and qi, as well as acupressure points and other holistic measures that specifically address imbalances experienced during the seasonal changes in spring and early summer.

Information:

• Sat 4/28/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Photoshop Elements--Level 2

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take your next step in editing digital photographs. In this intermediate class, discover how to work with layers for risk-free image editing and enhancing. You'll learn how to transform the look of an image without damaging the original and how to re-edit the image at any time. Prerequisite: Photoshop Elements--Introduction course or familiarity with Photoshop Elements.

Information:

• Sat 4/28/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Portuguese Knitting

Class/Workshop

If you are new to knitting or want to learn an easy knitting style that is gentle on your hands, then join Janice Shepherd to learn the art of Portuguese knitting! Portuguese knitting, or 'around the neck knitting,' is a simple knitting style that can be good for those with joint pain, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Janice will teach you the basics so that you can go on to knit pain-free! Bring a pair of size 8 knitting needles (straight or circular) and one skein of #4 worsted yarn. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.

Information:

• Sat 4/28/18 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Home Defense Basics

Class/Workshop

Do you know what to do if an intruder entered your home? Even more important, do you know what you should not do? Join Robert Ellsworth, corrections deputy for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, for this enlightening workshop on methods for ensuring personal safety, abiding by state self-defense laws, and protecting yourself and your loved ones with or without a firearm.

Information:

• Sat 4/28/18 at 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Ceramic Garden Masks

Class/Workshop, Gardening, Folk Art/Crafts

Join local ceramic artist Deb McCunn and create a hanging garden mask! Choose to make a classic Green Man mask, sun/moon face, or animal face as Deb guides you in sculpting facial features in the right proportions for a realistic mask, or get creative and make it whimsical. Dress for mess and be ready to have some fun with clay! All levels, including teens ages 12 and up with a parent, are welcome. All materials included in class fee. Finished masks will be ready for pickup on February 25.

Information:

• Sat 4/28/18 at 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Art History Through Cinema: Georgia O'Keeffe

Class/Workshop

Georgia O'Keeffe's contributions to American modernism span over seven decades and more than 2,000 works of art. Her versatility in different artistic mediums and her unique depictions of flowers and barren landscapes have made O'Keeffe's visions a staple in our interpretations of the American landscape. Join us for a look at O'Keeffe's art--its significance and its place among her contemporaries--after which we'll view the movie Georgia O'Keeffe (2009). We'll then have an open discussion on the film and our understanding of the artist and her art. Feel free to bring a snack.

Information:

• Sat 4/28/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop

Create unique designs and useful clay art--such as bowls, cups and jars. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Instructor Jennifer Anable welcomes both beginning and experienced students. Final class session is one hour to get feedback on your finished pottery or finish glazing. Up to five pounds of clay and glazes are included. www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist.

Information:

• Mon 4/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

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

Information:

• Mon 4/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 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 4/30/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 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:

• Mon 4/30/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Education

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an essential workflow tool for many photographers, allowing you to organize, process, and show your work with ease. We'll discuss importing, cataloging, and processing images to their full potential; explore the Library and Develop modules; output modules such as Book, Slideshow, and Print; and discuss how Lightroom integrates with other programs, such as Photoshop. This class is lecture/demo, but if you have Lightroom installed on your laptop, feel free to bring it to class.

Information:

• Mon 4/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Getting Started With Illustrator

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

In this introduction to Illustrator CC, you'll learn time-saving tricks for creating sharp and crisp artwork. Discover Illustrator's amazing tracing tool, powerful text editing, and capability to integrate with other Adobe programs such as Flash, Photoshop, and InDesign. Prerequisite: previous experience with editing text, saving, and printing in at least one other application on the Macintosh or PC platform.

Information:

• Mon 4/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your 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, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 5/1/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment, providing students with a safe and effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. Emphasis is placed on gently building strength, inviting flexibility, and nourishing a sense of inner quiet. 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 5/1/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 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:

• Tue 5/1/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Watercolor Studio

Class/Workshop, Painting

We'll explore watercolor media using either traditional transparent watercolor or opaque gouache--your choice. Through individual instruction and gentle critiquing, artist Meredith Moench will help you gain confidence in technique and in your own inner artist, as well as introduce new approaches to keep things lively. Class is appropriate for anyone who has taken Experience Watercolors or Opaque Watercolors or has equivalent experience.

Information:

• Tue 5/1/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

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:

• Tue 5/1/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Take Great Photos with Your iPhone

Class/Workshop

You always have your iPhone with you, so why not learn to use its camera and software to its fullest potential? Instructor Mark Turner will share composition and lighting tips to improve your usual point-and-click phone photos. Also learn how to enhance your photos using apps like SnapSeed and Camera+. Mark Turner is a local professional photographer who has taught throughout the Northwest. Bring your charged iPhone to class.

Information:

• Tue 5/1/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 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.

Information:

• Tue 5/1/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saltwater Fishing Techniques & Strategies

Class/Workshop, Fishing

Starting with basics and moving to advanced concepts, experienced fisherman Mark Stockton will share proven techniques for success in trolling, jigging, and mooching for salmon, halibut, lingcod, and bottomfish. Shrimping and beach fishing will be discussed along with properly rigged setups, equipment, and recipes. Prior fishing experience strongly recommended. Course offered fall and spring only.

Information:

• Wed 5/2/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Spanish I: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Learn basic conversational skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking people throughout the world. You'll acquire listening and speaking skills while practicing greetings, introductions, numbers, and other common words and phrases. No textbook required.

Information:

• Wed 5/2/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Woven Wall Hangings

Class/Workshop, Textiles

Warm up your décor with a stylish DIY woven wall hanging! Fiber artist Emiko Peterson-Yoon will teach you how to build your own frame loom--to re-use on more projects!--and weave a wall hanging. You'll learn basic techniques, including plain weaving and how to make tassels or fringe on your piece. Bring a pair of scissors, hammer, extra fine Sharpie, and a few different colors of synthetic or natural yarn (light, medium, or bulky). Materials fee of $28 for additional materials payable to instructor at first session.

Information:

• Wed 5/2/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Education

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an essential workflow tool for many photographers, allowing you to organize, process, and show your work with ease. We'll discuss importing, cataloging, and processing images to their full potential; explore the Library and Develop modules; output modules such as Book, Slideshow, and Print; and discuss how Lightroom integrates with other programs, such as Photoshop. This class is lecture/demo, but if you have Lightroom installed on your laptop, feel free to bring it to class.

Information:

• Wed 5/2/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Getting Started With Illustrator

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

In this introduction to Illustrator CC, you'll learn time-saving tricks for creating sharp and crisp artwork. Discover Illustrator's amazing tracing tool, powerful text editing, and capability to integrate with other Adobe programs such as Flash, Photoshop, and InDesign. Prerequisite: previous experience with editing text, saving, and printing in at least one other application on the Macintosh or PC platform.

Information:

• Wed 5/2/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Classes/Clinics, SAT prep

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. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

Information:

• Thu 5/3/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Experience Watercolors--A Beginner's Course

Class/Workshop, Painting

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

Information:

• Thu 5/3/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Introduction to Filmmaking

Class/Workshop

Learn basic skills and techniques including video formatting, shooting methods, camera control, movement and composition, sound, light, and how to shoot with editing in mind. Class will also include hands-on video editing in a computer lab setting. Bring your camcorder or a DSLR camera capable of capturing video, manual, and extra batteries or charger to each session. Prerequisite: working knowledge of your camera and basic computer skills.

Information:

• Thu 5/3/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

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:

• Thu 5/3/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop

Create unique designs and useful clay art--such as bowls, cups and jars. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Instructor Jennifer Anable welcomes both beginning and experienced students. Final class session is one hour to get feedback on your finished pottery or finish glazing. Up to five pounds of clay and glazes are included. www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist.

Information:

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

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

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

Information:

• Mon 5/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Getting Started With Illustrator

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

In this introduction to Illustrator CC, you'll learn time-saving tricks for creating sharp and crisp artwork. Discover Illustrator's amazing tracing tool, powerful text editing, and capability to integrate with other Adobe programs such as Flash, Photoshop, and InDesign. Prerequisite: previous experience with editing text, saving, and printing in at least one other application on the Macintosh or PC platform.

Information:

• Mon 5/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Education

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an essential workflow tool for many photographers, allowing you to organize, process, and show your work with ease. We'll discuss importing, cataloging, and processing images to their full potential; explore the Library and Develop modules; output modules such as Book, Slideshow, and Print; and discuss how Lightroom integrates with other programs, such as Photoshop. This class is lecture/demo, but if you have Lightroom installed on your laptop, feel free to bring it to class.

Information:

• Mon 5/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your 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, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 5/8/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment, providing students with a safe and effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. Emphasis is placed on gently building strength, inviting flexibility, and nourishing a sense of inner quiet. 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 5/8/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 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:

• Tue 5/8/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

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:

• Tue 5/8/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Take Great Photos with Your iPhone

Class/Workshop

You always have your iPhone with you, so why not learn to use its camera and software to its fullest potential? Instructor Mark Turner will share composition and lighting tips to improve your usual point-and-click phone photos. Also learn how to enhance your photos using apps like SnapSeed and Camera+. Mark Turner is a local professional photographer who has taught throughout the Northwest. Bring your charged iPhone to class.

Information:

• Tue 5/8/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Saltwater Fishing Techniques & Strategies

Class/Workshop, Fishing

Starting with basics and moving to advanced concepts, experienced fisherman Mark Stockton will share proven techniques for success in trolling, jigging, and mooching for salmon, halibut, lingcod, and bottomfish. Shrimping and beach fishing will be discussed along with properly rigged setups, equipment, and recipes. Prior fishing experience strongly recommended. Course offered fall and spring only.

Information:

• Wed 5/9/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Spanish I: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Learn basic conversational skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking people throughout the world. You'll acquire listening and speaking skills while practicing greetings, introductions, numbers, and other common words and phrases. No textbook required.

Information:

• Wed 5/9/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Woven Wall Hangings

Class/Workshop, Textiles

Warm up your décor with a stylish DIY woven wall hanging! Fiber artist Emiko Peterson-Yoon will teach you how to build your own frame loom--to re-use on more projects!--and weave a wall hanging. You'll learn basic techniques, including plain weaving and how to make tassels or fringe on your piece. Bring a pair of scissors, hammer, extra fine Sharpie, and a few different colors of synthetic or natural yarn (light, medium, or bulky). Materials fee of $28 for additional materials payable to instructor at first session.

Information:

• Wed 5/9/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Getting Started With Illustrator

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

In this introduction to Illustrator CC, you'll learn time-saving tricks for creating sharp and crisp artwork. Discover Illustrator's amazing tracing tool, powerful text editing, and capability to integrate with other Adobe programs such as Flash, Photoshop, and InDesign. Prerequisite: previous experience with editing text, saving, and printing in at least one other application on the Macintosh or PC platform.

Information:

• Wed 5/9/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Classes/Clinics, SAT prep

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. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

Information:

• Thu 5/10/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Experience Watercolors--A Beginner's Course

Class/Workshop, Painting

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

Information:

• Thu 5/10/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

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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• Thu 5/10/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Class/Workshop

Create unique designs and useful clay art--such as bowls, cups and jars. Explore the basic skills of centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing pottery to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Instructor Jennifer Anable welcomes both beginning and experienced students. Final class session is one hour to get feedback on your finished pottery or finish glazing. Up to five pounds of clay and glazes are included. www.whatcom.ctc.edu/supplylist.

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• Mon 5/14/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

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

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• Mon 5/14/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Belly Dance Fitness

Class/Workshop, World Dance

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

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• Mon 5/14/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Getting Started With Illustrator

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

In this introduction to Illustrator CC, you'll learn time-saving tricks for creating sharp and crisp artwork. Discover Illustrator's amazing tracing tool, powerful text editing, and capability to integrate with other Adobe programs such as Flash, Photoshop, and InDesign. Prerequisite: previous experience with editing text, saving, and printing in at least one other application on the Macintosh or PC platform.

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• Mon 5/14/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your 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, and two yoga blocks.

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• Tue 5/15/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment, providing students with a safe and effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. Emphasis is placed on gently building strength, inviting flexibility, and nourishing a sense of inner quiet. 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 5/15/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

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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• Tue 5/15/18 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.

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• Wed 5/16/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Getting Started With Illustrator

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

In this introduction to Illustrator CC, you'll learn time-saving tricks for creating sharp and crisp artwork. Discover Illustrator's amazing tracing tool, powerful text editing, and capability to integrate with other Adobe programs such as Flash, Photoshop, and InDesign. Prerequisite: previous experience with editing text, saving, and printing in at least one other application on the Macintosh or PC platform.

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• Wed 5/16/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Classes/Clinics, SAT prep

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. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

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• Thu 5/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

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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• Thu 5/17/18 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 5/21/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

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

Information:

• Mon 5/21/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Getting Started With Illustrator

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

In this introduction to Illustrator CC, you'll learn time-saving tricks for creating sharp and crisp artwork. Discover Illustrator's amazing tracing tool, powerful text editing, and capability to integrate with other Adobe programs such as Flash, Photoshop, and InDesign. Prerequisite: previous experience with editing text, saving, and printing in at least one other application on the Macintosh or PC platform.

Information:

• Mon 5/21/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your 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, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 5/22/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Iyengar Yoga

Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

This class draws on the wisdom and tradition of Iyengar Yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment, providing students with a safe and effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. Emphasis is placed on gently building strength, inviting flexibility, and nourishing a sense of inner quiet. 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 5/22/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

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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• Tue 5/22/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Start a child care business - Q&A session

Talks/Lectures, Business

Considering opening a child care business in your own home? Experts in the field will provide an overview of the steps to become a licensed child care provider. Educational and scholarship opportunities are available — and we are here to answer all of your child care questions. This meeting will take place in Kelly Hall, Room 201. Dinner will be provided. Contact josh_peck@oppco.org or (360) 739-0257.

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• Tue 5/22/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Spanish I: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Learn basic conversational skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking people throughout the world. You'll acquire listening and speaking skills while practicing greetings, introductions, numbers, and other common words and phrases. No textbook required.

Information:

• Wed 5/23/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Getting Started With Illustrator

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

In this introduction to Illustrator CC, you'll learn time-saving tricks for creating sharp and crisp artwork. Discover Illustrator's amazing tracing tool, powerful text editing, and capability to integrate with other Adobe programs such as Flash, Photoshop, and InDesign. Prerequisite: previous experience with editing text, saving, and printing in at least one other application on the Macintosh or PC platform.

Information:

• Wed 5/23/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Classes/Clinics, SAT prep

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. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

Information:

• Thu 5/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

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:

• Thu 5/24/18 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.

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• Mon 5/28/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

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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• Tue 5/29/18 at 5:30 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, providing students with a safe and effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. Emphasis is placed on gently building strength, inviting flexibility, and nourishing a sense of inner quiet. 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 5/29/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your 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, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 5/29/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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:

• Wed 5/30/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

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:

• Thu 5/31/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Classes/Clinics, SAT prep

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. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

Information:

• Thu 5/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Belly Dance Fitness

Class/Workshop, World Dance

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

Information:

• Mon 6/4/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

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

Information:

• Mon 6/4/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Italian for Beginners I

Class/Workshop

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:

• Tue 6/5/18 at 5:30 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, providing students with a safe and effective method with which to practice a variety of postures. Emphasis is placed on gently building strength, inviting flexibility, and nourishing a sense of inner quiet. 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 6/5/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your 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, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 6/5/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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:

• Wed 6/6/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop

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:

• Thu 6/7/18 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 (passé composé, imparfait) while increasing your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Mon 6/11/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 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 6/11/18 at 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Beginning Yoga

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

Anyone can do yoga, regardless of tight hamstrings, stiff shoulders, or bad knees! Offered in a nurturing environment, this heart-centered yoga will help you increase flexibility, improve your 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, and two yoga blocks.

Information:

• Tue 6/12/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM