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Fall 2014 Classes. To register, click on class title or call (541) 383-7270.

Be a Radio DJ
Interested in going 'on-air'? In this hands-on course, learn the fundamentals of radio programming, including running the mixer and mics, planning for music/talk shows and developing your own style. Get ready to volunteer for KPOV, High Desert Community Radio in Bend. All students attend the common lecture first class Saturday, 9/27 from 9am-12noon at COCC, followed by two studio sessions at KPOV. 
Dean Harris & Tom Barry           Bend CHLAB 301                            48898
9/27                                         9:00am-noon Sa (common lecture)
9/27 & 9/28                               1:00pm-4:00 SaSu (studio times)     Cost $49      

Be a Radio DJ for Teens
If you are 15-18 years of age, you can get ready to volunteer for KPOV, High Desert Community Radio in Bend. Teens completing this class will be qualified to host the Youth Radio Hour on KPOV. All students attend the common lecture first class Saturday, 9/27 from 9am-12noon at COCC, followed by two studio sessions at KPOV.  Studio sessions for teens are scheduled individually after the classroom portion is completed. 
Dean Harris & Tom Barry           Bend CHLAB 301                              48676
9/27                                         9:00am-noon Sa (common lecture)     Cost $49

Good Grief Guidance Part Two: Personal Mythology
Having worked with our issues of grief and loss and experienced movement and growth toward thriving in Good Grief Guidance Part One, we now continue our journey of transformation in Part Two: Personal Mythology. During this 8-week course, we discover through group discussion, activities and guided meditations unconscious core beliefs that are not serving our highest good and in fact are great sources of grief and dysfunction. Working with Joseph Campbell’s motif of the hero’s journey, we write a personal mythology that heals, guides and empowers us to be fully alive! If you haven't yet taken Part One of this course, it will be offered again in winter term. No class on 11/11.
Darlene Gertsch              5:30pm-7:30 Tu                 48823
9/23 to 11/18                   Bend BEC 160                  Cost $95

Pet Partner Team Training
This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to visit safely with your animal in hospitals, nursing homes, classrooms and other facilities. Also covered are the requirements to pass the Pet Partner Team evaluation. Your instructor will cover the following topics: how to tell if both you and your animal are a good fit for Pet Partners; how to prepare yourself and your animal for visits; special needs of specific client groups; facility health and safety codes; and patient confidentiality. Required text included in class price. This class is for the human end of the leash. Do not bring your dog to class. Deadline for registration, Wednesday, 9/24, no refunds after this date. Class meets at the St Charles Medical Center, 2500 NE Neff Rd, Heart/Lung Center Conference Room.
Selina Witt                       9:00am-5:00 Sa              48528
10/4                                 Bend SCMC                   Cost $125            

Lunch & Learn Sisters
This six-week series of comprehensive topics will inform, stimulate thinking and offer an opportunity to explore subjects in a survey format. The topics change each week and range from history to travel, adventure to world affairs, art to science and more. Schedule of topics for this term will be posted as soon as possible.
Sue Edgerton                  noon-1:00 W                    48642
10/1 to 11/5                     Sisters DPL-SI                 Cost $19

  • Oct. 1 – Travel Back In Time: History of the Lower Desert (Grandview, Geneva & Crooked River Ranch) – Steve Lent
  • Oct. 8 – Preservation Efforts in Sabah, Borneo – Leanne Smith
  • Oct. 15 – Photographic Memory of Costa Rica – Conrad Weiler
  • Oct. 22 – Helping Hands in Uganda – Bob & Carol Higgins
  • Oct. 29 – Current Status of Golden Eagles in Central Oregon – Jim Anderson
  • Nov. 5 – TBA

Mah Jongg: A Game of Strategy
Join the growing number of people who play this exciting and intellectually challenging game. Originally from China, Mah Jongg is a fascinating, rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. Learn the National League rules of play and find out about opportunities to play locally. Bring $9 to instructor for Mah Jongg card. 
Joan Emerson                  10:00am-11:30 Tu               48652
10/7 to 10/28                    Bend SRCTR                     Cost $49

The Buddhist Point of View
Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original nature. This class will explore how the Buddhist point of view guides the way to remembering the true heart/mind of compassion. Michael Stevens is the author of Being an Ordinary Buddha: Practicing the Natural Mind. Optional text available to purchase at class. Meets at The Natural Mind Dharma Center, 345 SW Century Dr, Ste 2. 
Michael Stevens                7:00pm-9:00 Th                 48629
10/9 to 11/13                      Bend OTHER                   Cost $69

NEW! Self-Publish with Kindle & CreateSpace 
Publish your own book to sell, give away or read yourself! Create Kindle and CreateSpace accounts, prepare your manuscript for each venue and complete the process for self-publication.
Yancy Wilkenfeldt                5:30pm-7:30 W               48816
10/15 to 10/29                     Bend CHLAB 207            Cost $59                

The Story You Came To Tell 
Join other emerging writers in the Writing Ranch’s trademark creative writing workshop The Story You Came To Tell. Over the past decade over 500 writers have reignited their creative writing and recommitted to a consistent writing practice thanks to this series. The workshop includes seven sessions, meeting from 4:00pm – 6:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays, and concludes on Friday, November 21 with a reception and formal reading by workshop participants.  Each class will explore the intersection of literary nonfiction and fiction in long and short-form prose and poetry. Participants will develop their creative writing skills through in-class writing exercises, supplementary readings, and writing assignments. The class fee for the seven-session series includes a professionally printed and bound copy of a class anthology for each student. 
Ellen Waterston                4:00pm-6:00 MW                    48777
11/3 to 11/19                     COCC LIB 221                       Cost $325              

Words Away! Mexico - FREE Info Session
Join this FREE info session to learn more about the upcoming Winter 2015 writing workshops in Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico. Ellen Waterston of  The Writing Ranch, will give details about the workshops, accommodations and travel preparation tips. Pre-registration for the free info session is strongly encouraged so that we may prepare for attendees. 
Ellen Waterston              5:30pm-7:00 Tu                       48817
9/23                               Bend BEC 152                        Cost FREE                              

Words Away! Europe - FREE Info Session 
Join this FREE info session to learn more about the upcoming Spring 2015 writing workshop. Ellen Waterston of The Writing Ranch, will give details about the workshop, accommodations and travel preparation tips. Pre-registration for the free info session is strongly encouraged so that we may prepare for attendees. 
Ellen Waterston             6:00pm-7:00 M                        48818
11/3                              COCC LIB 221                        Cost FREE

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Retirement & Finance Webpage
COCC Community Learning offers Making the Most of Your Social Security, The ABC's and D's of Medicare, Estate Planning and Elder Law, Create Your Personal Retirement Analysis and Five Years to Retirement.  

Compass Points -"Navigating Your Horizons" Webpage
Navigating your Horizons is COCC's comprehensive intentional life planning class. Planning for retirement certainly should involve financial planning, but what about a plan for how you will spend your time? Tasks and projects you've put off doing around the house will take some of your time, but will it provide you with satisfaction, purpose and meaning? Call (541) 383-7270 for additional information.  

International Travel Webpage
With COCC Community Learning, the world is your classroom! Learn more about International Travel.

Language Webpage
COCC Community Learning offers classes in Beginning Sign Language, Conversational German and Conversational Spanish. In addition, COCC Professional Development offers customized workplace Spanish Training at your site or ours. Call (541) 383-7270 to inquire.  

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