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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

Travel Sketching

Class/Workshop, Drawings/Works on Paper

Add depth and enjoyment to your next travel experience with this class specifically designed to teach you how to capture the essence of a scene. Using simple black-and-white drawing media and watercolor pencils, students will develop spatial and proportional accuracy while working quickly. A Saturday field day on picturesque Lummi Island will round out the class. Instructor Meredith Moench has been teaching on-location sketching skills for over 30 years. Beginners and experienced scribblers alike will find this class valuable and fun.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 7/21/18 at 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

Spanish for Travelers

Class/Workshop

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

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Italian for Beginners

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 7/19/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

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:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Introduction to Filmmaking for Teens

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Develop your technical and creative skills as you explore the art of digital filmmaking! In this course you'll learn the techniques needed to create a short film masterpiece, including operating your camera, writing a short script, the basic principles of using sound and light in film, different video formats, shooting methods, movement, and composition. The class will also include hands-on video editing in a computer lab. Bring your camcorder or DSLR capable of capturing video, manual, and extra batteries or charger to each session. Prerequisite: basic computer skills and knowledge of your camcorder or camera.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How to Write Your New Favorite Song

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Spend a week learning how to express your ideas and emotions through music in this fun songwriting class! Songwriter David Kappele will reveal the secrets of your favorite songs and teach you the tools to create your own unique music. Topics include writing harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass lines, as well as fundamental recording practices. No prior experience necessary. Bring a pencil and musical staff paper to each class.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Color Explorations

Summer Camp

What can you do with red, yellow, and blue? Come explore the possibilities as we discover the elements of design and take a look at how artists Mondrian, Helen Frankenthaler, and Georgia O'Keeffe use color to create realistic and abstract compositions. We'll discover the seven sets of colors as we learn to use color pencils, oil pastels, and acrylic paint to create your own color compositions. All materials included. Class size is limited, so register early!

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Python Programmers (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

YouTube, Google, Instagram, and Spotify--what do they have in common? They were created with Python. Learn how to code with Python and create your first multi-player adventure game. Each lesson takes you step-by-step to start you on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with a fun game you built from start to finish. Designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Robotics for Imagineers (1.2) (Ages 7-10)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Children

Reinvent LEGOŽ brick models while working in teams and combining your brimming imaginations to use LEGOŽ WeDo software to learn how to build, program, and optimize a variety of models. We'll cover themes such as outer space, the land of giants, and more. These wacky inventions will open new roads when working with LEGOŽ bricks and leave room for everyone to add their own personality. Robotics for Jungle Explorers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 7-10.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Robotics: Mastering the Challenges (3.0) (ages 10-13)

Class/Workshop

Using LEGOŽ MINDSTORMS NXT, work in teams of two to design, program, and control fully functional robotic models. You'll use software to plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions for a variety of challenges. Activities are designed to provide a foundation in programming and engineering processes while encouraging cooperative work strategies. Designed for ages 10 - 13. Notes: Please enroll using STUDENT's name (NOT parent's). Bring a nut-free snack and capped drink. Please complete Kids' College liability release form prior to class. You can find the form on our website: www. whatcom.edu/Home/Components/Form/Form/1b9700b5de7c4ae9b9ed337722495ec3

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Teen Pottery: Welcome to the Wheel (ages 13-17)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Have you ever wanted to create your own pottery on a potter's wheel? Join local artist Ann Marie DeCollibus for this summer throwing adventure as you learn how to center and shape clay on the potter's wheel. In the first four sessions you will also learn how to trim and decorate your work. During the last session, July 30, you will glaze your creations. Ann Marie welcomes beginners and those with wheel experience to enroll. All materials included in course fee. A clay tool kit will also be yours to keep. Designed for ages 13 - 17.

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

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

Information:

• Thu 7/19/18 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:

• Thu 7/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Amplify Your Writing with a Song

Class/Workshop

Create a word pool of sounds, choose a structure, and experience what happens when your free write is accompanied by a musician. Join poet Betty Scott and guitarist, singer, and songwriter JP Falcon Grady in this workshop for both writers and musicians, designed to lift your creative spirits. We'll focus on the sounds of vowels and consonants, and explore a variety of structures and the musicality of themes and emotions. Come celebrate each other's efforts and leave with a piece of writing to take to a musician of your choice.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 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:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Clay Creations! (ages 6-10)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp, Children's Arts/Crafts

Dig into some clay and learn about the magic of proportion--how the size of objects compare--as we make fun faces in clay. We'll explore mask-making traditions and learn clay handbuilding techniques to create two faces. Instructor Trisha Dawn will show you how you can shape your face to look more realistic, or how to exaggerate the facial features for a more abstract or silly face. We'll then glaze and fire your finished masterpieces. Registration recommended.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Dare To Draw for Teens! (ages 13-18)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Explore a variety of art media and drawing techniques in this fun class. From perspective and proportion to shading and special effects, you'll learn tips on drawing animals, portraits, and other subjects that challenge the imagination and develop artistic confidence. Local artist and WCC art instructor Katherine Taylor will provide individual attention as you watch your drawing skills soar. Weather permitting, class may draw outdoors. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

QuickBooks--Level 1

Class/Workshop

In this hands-on beginning course, learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2015 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 received payments, enter and pay bills, and use and reconcile bank accounts. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Course does not apply to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Textbook with 140-day QuickBooks trial software, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11; Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Children, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11; Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Paint Like an Impressionist--Outside

Class/Workshop

Spend four mornings like a true Impressionist painter and learn the art of "plein air" (painting outdoors). Using a palette knife (no brushes), you will paint with oils while capturing the bright, alive quality of our Northwest light and immersing yourself in Whatcom County's beautiful scenery. By painting from life, you will learn the necessary foundation to paint any subject in an Impressionist manner. Some painting and drawing skills are helpful, but not necessary.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Robotics for Urban Explorers (1.3) (ages 9-12)

Classes/Clinics, kids college, robotics

This camp requires focus to build more complex projects. Guided by LEGOŽ WeDo software, you'll work with a partner to create functional structures involving accuracy and detail. Discover how simple machines are utilized in everyday life while building and programming heavy equipment, a drawbridge, and amusement park rides. Robotics for Jungle Explorers or Adventurers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 9 - 12.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Robotics: Accomplishing the Green City (3.1) (ages 10-13)

Summer Camp

Challenge yourself to further your knowledge of MINDSTORMS programming and engineering. Build upon your programming and problem-solving skills by making robots solve real-world engineering challenges related to renewable energy. Challenges will include placing a solar panel on a LEGOŽ house, opening a dam at a hydropower plant, and knocking over a smokestack. Robotics: Mastering the Challenges (3.0) is highly recommended. Designed for ages 10 - 13.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-18)

Classes/Clinics, teen class, kids college

Join Robert Ellsworth, corrections deputy for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, and commit to learning a personal safety program you can use for the rest of your life! This class is highly recommended for male and female high school students or for students who will be heading off to college. This class provides both an intellectual and physical component with an emphasis on strategy, intelligence, awareness, and avoidance. Learn observation skills to recognize early warning signs of danger, ways to use your voice and body language to prevent harm, simple and effective physical skills to disable an attacker long enough to escape, and more. Robert has been teaching self-defense for over 20 years. Designed for ages 13 - 18.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Tue 7/24/18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Social Media Marketing Series--Timesaving Tools

Class/Workshop, Social Media

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

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Robotics: Accomplishing the Green City (3.1) (ages 10-13)

Summer Camp

Challenge yourself to further your knowledge of MINDSTORMS programming and engineering. Build upon your programming and problem-solving skills by making robots solve real-world engineering challenges related to renewable energy. Challenges will include placing a solar panel on a LEGOŽ house, opening a dam at a hydropower plant, and knocking over a smokestack. Robotics: Mastering the Challenges (3.0) is highly recommended. Designed for ages 10 - 13.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Robotics for Urban Explorers (1.3) (ages 9-12)

Classes/Clinics, kids college, robotics

This camp requires focus to build more complex projects. Guided by LEGOŽ WeDo software, you'll work with a partner to create functional structures involving accuracy and detail. Discover how simple machines are utilized in everyday life while building and programming heavy equipment, a drawbridge, and amusement park rides. Robotics for Jungle Explorers or Adventurers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 9 - 12.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A Wrinkle in Time: Journey the Cosmos (ages 8-14)

Summer Camp

Explore the universe in a world of magic, mystery, and mystical beings as we draw inspiration from Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. We'll tessar through space and time as we create our own planet, design a tesseract, craft a whimsical accessory ā la Mrs. Whatsit, make a fantastical character, and more. Come explore this amazing book through art and reading--leaving some room for delicious and interesting snacks.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

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

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 7/24/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Dare to Draw: Sketching Outdoors

Class/Workshop

A great 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! For a fun summer twist, we will move outdoors to enjoy local parks and natural settings. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class. Outdoor meeting locations will be discussed at first session.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ukulele: Beginning

Class/Workshop

Everyone can learn to play the ukulele--including you! 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. This class is for ages 13 and older. Bring your ukulele to class.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

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:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Italian for Beginners

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:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Children, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11; Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11; Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dare To Draw for Teens! (ages 13-18)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Explore a variety of art media and drawing techniques in this fun class. From perspective and proportion to shading and special effects, you'll learn tips on drawing animals, portraits, and other subjects that challenge the imagination and develop artistic confidence. Local artist and WCC art instructor Katherine Taylor will provide individual attention as you watch your drawing skills soar. Weather permitting, class may draw outdoors. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Clay Creations! (ages 6-10)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp, Children's Arts/Crafts

Dig into some clay and learn about the magic of proportion--how the size of objects compare--as we make fun faces in clay. We'll explore mask-making traditions and learn clay handbuilding techniques to create two faces. Instructor Trisha Dawn will show you how you can shape your face to look more realistic, or how to exaggerate the facial features for a more abstract or silly face. We'll then glaze and fire your finished masterpieces. Registration recommended.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Amplify Your Writing with a Song

Class/Workshop

Create a word pool of sounds, choose a structure, and experience what happens when your free write is accompanied by a musician. Join poet Betty Scott and guitarist, singer, and songwriter JP Falcon Grady in this workshop for both writers and musicians, designed to lift your creative spirits. We'll focus on the sounds of vowels and consonants, and explore a variety of structures and the musicality of themes and emotions. Come celebrate each other's efforts and leave with a piece of writing to take to a musician of your choice.

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

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

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Tue 7/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Clay Creations! (ages 6-10)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp, Children's Arts/Crafts

Dig into some clay and learn about the magic of proportion--how the size of objects compare--as we make fun faces in clay. We'll explore mask-making traditions and learn clay handbuilding techniques to create two faces. Instructor Trisha Dawn will show you how you can shape your face to look more realistic, or how to exaggerate the facial features for a more abstract or silly face. We'll then glaze and fire your finished masterpieces. Registration recommended.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Dare To Draw for Teens! (ages 13-18)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Explore a variety of art media and drawing techniques in this fun class. From perspective and proportion to shading and special effects, you'll learn tips on drawing animals, portraits, and other subjects that challenge the imagination and develop artistic confidence. Local artist and WCC art instructor Katherine Taylor will provide individual attention as you watch your drawing skills soar. Weather permitting, class may draw outdoors. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

QuickBooks--Level 1

Class/Workshop

In this hands-on beginning course, learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2015 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 received payments, enter and pay bills, and use and reconcile bank accounts. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Course does not apply to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Textbook with 140-day QuickBooks trial software, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11; Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Children, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11; Section B designed for ages 11-14.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Experience Watercolors--A Beginner's Course

Class/Workshop, Painting

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

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

A Wrinkle in Time: Journey the Cosmos (ages 8-14)

Summer Camp

Explore the universe in a world of magic, mystery, and mystical beings as we draw inspiration from Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. We'll tessar through space and time as we create our own planet, design a tesseract, craft a whimsical accessory ā la Mrs. Whatsit, make a fantastical character, and more. Come explore this amazing book through art and reading--leaving some room for delicious and interesting snacks.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Robotics for Urban Explorers (1.3) (ages 9-12)

Classes/Clinics, kids college, robotics

This camp requires focus to build more complex projects. Guided by LEGOŽ WeDo software, you'll work with a partner to create functional structures involving accuracy and detail. Discover how simple machines are utilized in everyday life while building and programming heavy equipment, a drawbridge, and amusement park rides. Robotics for Jungle Explorers or Adventurers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 9 - 12.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Robotics: Accomplishing the Green City (3.1) (ages 10-13)

Summer Camp

Challenge yourself to further your knowledge of MINDSTORMS programming and engineering. Build upon your programming and problem-solving skills by making robots solve real-world engineering challenges related to renewable energy. Challenges will include placing a solar panel on a LEGOŽ house, opening a dam at a hydropower plant, and knocking over a smokestack. Robotics: Mastering the Challenges (3.0) is highly recommended. Designed for ages 10 - 13.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Food Preservation: Package

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Take all four Food Preservation classes and save. Courses in this package: Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning (July 25, 2018). Food Preservation: Pressure Canning (August 1, 2018). Food Preservation: Pickling and Fermentation (August 8, 2018). Food Preservation: Freezing, Drying, and Root Cellaring (August 15, 2018).

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-18)

Classes/Clinics, teen class, kids college

Join Robert Ellsworth, corrections deputy for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, and commit to learning a personal safety program you can use for the rest of your life! This class is highly recommended for male and female high school students or for students who will be heading off to college. This class provides both an intellectual and physical component with an emphasis on strategy, intelligence, awareness, and avoidance. Learn observation skills to recognize early warning signs of danger, ways to use your voice and body language to prevent harm, simple and effective physical skills to disable an attacker long enough to escape, and more. Robert has been teaching self-defense for over 20 years. Designed for ages 13 - 18.

Information:

• Wed 7/25/18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Thu 7/26/18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Robotics: Accomplishing the Green City (3.1) (ages 10-13)

Summer Camp

Challenge yourself to further your knowledge of MINDSTORMS programming and engineering. Build upon your programming and problem-solving skills by making robots solve real-world engineering challenges related to renewable energy. Challenges will include placing a solar panel on a LEGOŽ house, opening a dam at a hydropower plant, and knocking over a smokestack. Robotics: Mastering the Challenges (3.0) is highly recommended. Designed for ages 10 - 13.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Robotics for Urban Explorers (1.3) (ages 9-12)

Classes/Clinics, kids college, robotics

This camp requires focus to build more complex projects. Guided by LEGOŽ WeDo software, you'll work with a partner to create functional structures involving accuracy and detail. Discover how simple machines are utilized in everyday life while building and programming heavy equipment, a drawbridge, and amusement park rides. Robotics for Jungle Explorers or Adventurers (1.1) recommended. Designed for ages 9 - 12.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A Wrinkle in Time: Journey the Cosmos (ages 8-14)

Summer Camp

Explore the universe in a world of magic, mystery, and mystical beings as we draw inspiration from Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. We'll tessar through space and time as we create our own planet, design a tesseract, craft a whimsical accessory ā la Mrs. Whatsit, make a fantastical character, and more. Come explore this amazing book through art and reading--leaving some room for delicious and interesting snacks.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Italian for Beginners

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 7/26/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

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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• Thu 7/26/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Children, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11; Section B designed for ages 11-14.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Advanced 3D Video Game Creation with Unity

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Your games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Section A designed for ages 8-11; Section B designed for ages 11-14.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dare To Draw for Teens! (ages 13-18)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop

Explore a variety of art media and drawing techniques in this fun class. From perspective and proportion to shading and special effects, you'll learn tips on drawing animals, portraits, and other subjects that challenge the imagination and develop artistic confidence. Local artist and WCC art instructor Katherine Taylor will provide individual attention as you watch your drawing skills soar. Weather permitting, class may draw outdoors. Bring a #2 pencil and white sketch pad to class.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Clay Creations! (ages 6-10)

Class/Workshop, Summer Camp, Children's Arts/Crafts

Dig into some clay and learn about the magic of proportion--how the size of objects compare--as we make fun faces in clay. We'll explore mask-making traditions and learn clay handbuilding techniques to create two faces. Instructor Trisha Dawn will show you how you can shape your face to look more realistic, or how to exaggerate the facial features for a more abstract or silly face. We'll then glaze and fire your finished masterpieces. Registration recommended.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 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.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

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

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Self-Defense for Women

Class/Workshop

Commit to learning a personal safety program you can use for the rest of your life! This course provides both an intellectual and physical component with an emphasis on strategy, intelligence, awareness, and avoidance. Learn observation skills to recognize early warning signs of danger, ways to use your voice and body language to prevent harm, simple and effective physical skills to disable an attacker long enough to escape, and more. Instructor Robert Ellsworth, corrections deputy for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, has been teaching self-defense for over 20 years. Bring a sack lunch and wear comfortable clothes. Thirty-minute lunch break provided.

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• Sat 7/28/18 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Make Writing a Business:The Nitty-Gritty of Being an Author Entrepreneur with Maya Sullivan

Class/Workshop

Expand your writing passion to embrace entrepreneurship, and discover resources to help manage your writing ventures. Learn the basics of a writing enterprise such as home office deductions, sales taxes, and tax reseller agreements. Topics include websites, domain names, accepting credit cards, bank accounts, crowdfunding, paperless filing systems, business plans, and more. Maya Sullivan encourages writers to find opportunities that ignite their enthusiasm and take steps to make it happen. Kirkus Reviews selected her book, Dare To Be Your Own Boss: Follow Your Passion, Create a Niche, as a "Kirkus Indie Books of the Month Selection."

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• Sat 7/28/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

App.IO:Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

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• Mon 7/30/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 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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• Mon 7/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

eBay 1--The Basics of Selling!

Class/Workshop

Whether you simply want to clear the closet, desire additional part-time income or a serious eBay business, this class is your foundation. Learn how to set up an eBay Seller account, create successful eBay listings, upload pictures, and accept credit card payments with PayPal. Included are selling "Tips, Tricks and the Traps" to avoid. Course covers how to determine shipping costs, where to get FREE shipping supplies, how to print shipping labels from your home computer and how to get FREE home pickup. Optional eBooks available for purchase after class. The class is taught by a multi-award winning instructor and published author from Seattle.

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• Mon 7/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

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• Mon 7/30/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 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.

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• Mon 7/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QuickBooks--Level 1

Class/Workshop

In this hands-on beginning course, learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2015 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 received payments, enter and pay bills, and use and reconcile bank accounts. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Course does not apply to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Textbook with 140-day QuickBooks trial software, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

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• Mon 7/30/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

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• Mon 7/30/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

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:

• Tue 7/31/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Italian for Beginners

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:

• Tue 7/31/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

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

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 7/31/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

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

Information:

• Tue 7/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Tue 7/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

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• Tue 7/31/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

App.IO:Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

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• Tue 7/31/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create a Website for Fun, Profit & Business!

Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics

No programming required! Discover easy-to-use, drag and drop design tools that can build your personal or business website in 60 minutes. Covers social media marketing, how to optimize your site for smart phones, and the tips and traps of website design. Plus learn how to create money-generating affiliate websites. Course is taught by a multi award-winning instructor and published author from Seattle. Optional eBooks available for purchase after class.

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• Tue 7/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Welcome to Medicare

Class/Workshop

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

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

App.IO:Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Wed 8/1/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 8/1/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Wed 8/1/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Food Preservation: Package

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Take all four Food Preservation classes and save. Courses in this package: Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning (July 25, 2018). Food Preservation: Pressure Canning (August 1, 2018). Food Preservation: Pickling and Fermentation (August 8, 2018). Food Preservation: Freezing, Drying, and Root Cellaring (August 15, 2018).

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

QuickBooks--Level 1

Class/Workshop

In this hands-on beginning course, learn the fundamentals of using QuickBooks 2015 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 received payments, enter and pay bills, and use and reconcile bank accounts. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Course does not apply to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks for Mac. Textbook with 140-day QuickBooks trial software, included in course fee, will be provided at first session.

Information:

• Wed 8/1/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Experience Watercolors--A Beginner's Course

Class/Workshop, Painting

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

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

Information:

• Wed 8/1/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Italian for Beginners

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 8/2/18 at 7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

French for Beginners

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

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:

• Thu 8/2/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Thu 8/2/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 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.

Information:

• Thu 8/2/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Thu 8/2/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

App.IO:Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own app. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

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• Thu 8/2/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Mon 8/6/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Mon 8/6/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

Information:

• Mon 8/6/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Beginning Yoga

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

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 8/7/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

Information:

• Tue 8/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Tue 8/7/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Tue 8/7/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Wed 8/8/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

Information:

• Wed 8/8/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Camp Peacewriters (ages 14-17)

Class/Workshop

Calling all peace-builders and poets! Learn how to make the world a more peaceful place by using words to affect hearts and minds. We'll explore various poetic forms, including everyday devices like lists, letters, and lyrics. Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Youth Specialist Daniel Soloff will lead the class in understanding peaceful conflict resolutions, and poet Elizabeth Vignali will show how poets from Tupac to Mary Oliver have used art to promote peaceful resolutions. Come away from Camp Peacewriters with a fistful of poems and a hopeful heart! Section A designed for ages 9-13; section B designed for ages 14-17.

Information:

• Wed 8/8/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Camp Peacewriters (ages 9-13)

Class/Workshop

Calling all peace-builders and poets! Learn how to make the world a more peaceful place by using words to affect hearts and minds. We'll explore various poetic forms, including everyday devices like lists, letters, and lyrics. Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Youth Specialist Daniel Soloff will lead the class in understanding peaceful conflict resolutions, and poet Elizabeth Vignali will show how poets from Tupac to Mary Oliver have used art to promote peaceful resolutions. Come away from Camp Peacewriters with a fistful of poems and a hopeful heart! Section A designed for ages 9-13; section B designed for ages 14-17.

Information:

• Wed 8/8/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Food Preservation: Package

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Take all four Food Preservation classes and save. Courses in this package: Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning (July 25, 2018). Food Preservation: Pressure Canning (August 1, 2018). Food Preservation: Pickling and Fermentation (August 8, 2018). Food Preservation: Freezing, Drying, and Root Cellaring (August 15, 2018).

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• Wed 8/8/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Certificate in QuickBooks Accounting

Class/Workshop

Take all three classes and receive a certificate that demonstrates you've mastered the skill of QuickBooks accounting. Whether you want to upgrade your bookkeeping and accounting skills for an edge in the job market, or are a small business owner, bookkeeper or office manager seeking the fundamentals of QuickBooks accounting--this certificate will provide you with the skills needed to understand and use QuickBooks software. Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants (July 16 & 18) QuickBooks--Level 1 (July 23 to August 1) QuickBooks--Level 2 (August 6 & 8)

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• Wed 8/8/18 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Certificate in WordPress Web Design

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Take all four classes listed below and receive a certificate showing you've learned the fundamentals of WordPress website design and maintenance including basic theme customization with an introduction to HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and administration practices. Prerequisites: working knowledge of folders, files, web use, and a word-processing program such as Word. Classroom Platform: Windows 10 (suitable for Mac users). Website Fundamental Using WordPress (1 session: July 12). WordPress--Level 1 (2 sessions: July 17 & 19). WordPress--Level 2 (3 sessions: July 24, 26 & 31). WordPress--Level 3 (3 sessions: August 2, 4 & 9).

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• Thu 8/9/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 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.

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• Thu 8/9/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 8-11)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

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• Thu 8/9/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 11-14)

Summer Camp, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At course end, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created! VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device to use the VR headset at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $19 materials fee for VR headset due at first class session. Section A designed for ages 11-14; Section B designed for ages 8-11.

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• Thu 8/9/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Home to the Wilderness with Barbara Bloom

Class/Workshop

How can we sustain a connection to the natural world in our busy and often fragmented lives? Through reflections on the poems of others and a series of writing exercises, we'll explore how to keep a wild place within in the midst of the demands of the 21st century. Appropriate for poets at all levels of experience. Barbara Bloom teaches writing and literature and has published two books of poetry: On the Water Meridian and Pulling Down the Heavens. One-hour lunch break provided.

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• Sat 8/11/18 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Beginning Yoga

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

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 8/14/18 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Food Preservation: Package

Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting

Take all four Food Preservation classes and save. Courses in this package: Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning (July 25, 2018). Food Preservation: Pressure Canning (August 1, 2018). Food Preservation: Pickling and Fermentation (August 8, 2018). Food Preservation: Freezing, Drying, and Root Cellaring (August 15, 2018).

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• Wed 8/15/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM