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NEW! Learn about Horses
If you are considering purchasing a horse, taking riding lessons, or just have
an interest in horses, Learn about Horses will answer many of your questions
and help you feel confident around horses. You'll learn about horse psychology,
care, health, costs, handling, safety, tack, horse communication, choosing a
horse, and local and online resources. This class does not include riding, all
activities are ground based. Children age 7-15 are welcome to register and
attend with a registered parent or guardian; child/adult pair will receive a
$20 discount. Class meets at 64295 Schibel Rd. Liability form required.
Shera Felde 1:00pm-4:00
6/11 Bend OTHER Cost
Shera Felde 1:00pm-4:00
6/18 Bend OTHER Cost $89
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and
respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. In this unique and effective class, you will
work outside on the ground (no riding) with horses to explore your own skills
with non-verbal communication, empathy and listening, body awareness, boundaries,
confidence and leadership. Horses provide in-the-moment feedback about
leadership and communication skills. Learn how horses communicate, organize
themselves as a community and relate to us. Activities individually and in
small groups include leading the horse, working together to achieve a goal with
the horse, grooming and observation. Workshop results are unique to the
participants and their goals. Wear closed-toe leather shoes and wear layers.
Class meets at 64295 Schibel Rd. Class held weather permitting. Will be
rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Liability form required.
with Others - Offers you the opportunity to explore your own communication
effectiveness, empathy, boundaries, and relational skills with regard to trust,
respect, and acceptance.
Shera Felde 1:00pm-4:00
4/30 Bend OTHER Cost $69
with the World - Carry your skills into the world and examine your
contribution to the greater community including community values, roles, and
Shera Felde 1:00pm-4:00
5/14 Bend OTHER Cost $69
NEW! EFL Strengths & Intuition
- Identifying your natural talents and strengths and building on them is the
focus of this class. You'll practice using and trusting intuition for decision
making and practicing sensitivity. Examine characteristics of natural talents,
strengths, and intuition and then interact with the horses for personal
feedback. It is suggested, but not required, that students take StrengthsFinder
2.0 online before attending the workshop. Cost for Top 5 Strengths Assessment
is $15. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/Purchase/en-US/Product
Shera Felde 1:00pm-4:00
5/7 Bend OTHER Cost $69
NEW! EFL Confidence & Decision Making - Do
you find that taking risks and potentially making mistakes prohibits you from
pursuing new ideas and experiences? Do you have trouble trusting yourself when
you make important decisions and end up sitting on the fence or letting others
make the decision for you? In this class, you'll look at how past experiences,
present circumstances, and future predictions affect your confidence and
decision making. Interact with the horses to identify individual patterns and
then review changes you can make as well as celebrate your abilities.
Shera Felde 1:00pm-4:00
5/28 Bend OTHER Cost $69
NEW! Reiki & Horses Levels I & II
This experiential workshop provides the
knowledge and understanding of the system of Reiki and how to treat both
animals and humans with the Reiki energy. Reiki provides a way of healing that
reduces stress and promotes deep personal well-being--enriching all your
interactions with humans and animals. Experience a unique opportunity to
discover a way of being with horses rather than the usual doing with horses.
Activities on the ground with horses are interspersed with interactive lecture
and discussion and practicing Reiki. If you love horses (whether you have them
in your life or not) and want to cultivate a deeper understanding and
relationship with them, with yourself and with others in your life, this
workshop is for you. If you are a licensed or certified healing and helping
professional like a doctor, nurse, caregiver, massage therapist, you will learn
new professional skills. Horses love the Reiki energy and you will too. Class
includes handouts, the book Animal Reiki by Kathleen Prasad as well as
snacks and lunch. Bring a journal and wear closed toed shoes or boots and
layered clothing. Rain or shine. Class meets at 21325 Back Alley Road.
Liability form required.
Reiki & Horses Level I
Learn the history and precepts of Reiki, receive the Reiki I attunement
(a process of integrating the Reiki energy), compare human and animal Reiki and
practice Reiki on the horses and each other. You will also be spending time
with the horses on the ground before the attunement process. Registration for Spring 2016 is now closed.
Reiki & Horses Level II
Level I Reiki training required before taking
this class. Learn 3 Reiki symbols and their meanings and be attuned to
these symbols. You will spend time with the horses on the ground before and
after the attunement process as you bestow the Reiki energy upon them. Includes
time to practice Reiki on one another, become more comfortable with your
intuition and learn how to send Reiki from a distance.
Bend OTHER Cost $225
Lunch & Learn
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.
Greg Filzen noon-1:00 W 27923
4/6 to 5/11 Sisters DPL-SI Cost $19
4/6: Lessons from the Pacific
Crest Trail - Jim Kress, retired COCC professor
4/13: Central Oregon Place Names
- Steve Lent, Bowman Museum
4/20: A Clash of Cultures:
Experience in the Middle East - Dresden Moss, Madras Resident
4/27: Falconry - A Family Affair
- Dan Cecchini, COCC CIO & Eastern Oregon University Regional Director
5/4: Clean Air in Beijing and
Other Surprises - Aimee & Tate Metcalf, Sisters Residents
5/11: Alpacas in Central Oregon
- Scott Miller, Crescent Moon Ranch
ORGANIZE Your Life!
Would you like to organize your stuff, finances, time and
life? Then come to this class and learn
the tricks to organizing. Bring pictures
of your mess to share and questions, too.
This is always a fun class.
Sally Jacobson 6:00pm-9:00 W 28155
4/20 to 4/27 Redmond
RTEC 127 Cost $89
NEW! Feng Shui: Understanding the Energy of Your
Learn and understand the ancient concept of energy
movement in and around your home. Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy
that harmonizes people with their surrounding environment. Use Feng Shui techniques in your home to
create a balanced and harmonious environment and improve your Health, Wealth
and Relationship Harmony.
Pamela Gaszynski 1:00pm-3:00
4/23 to 4/30 Bend BEC 152 Cost $39
The Art of Comic
Book Creation for Beginners
Learn step-by-step comic book creation including story
writing, script, page layout, drawing, inking, color and tone addition, and
dialogue. The instructor will supervise and offer guidance during hands-on
sessions. Students are asked to have an idea for their comic prior to attending
class. Students will be expected to complete 2-4 sections ahead of each class.
By the end of the course, each student should complete a 4-page comic book. The
stories and comics will be printed as a collection and given to each
participant. For those that prefer to create a comic book on a computer, please
bring a laptop with Photoshop or comic book drawing program such as Manga
Studio. Instructor will provide preprinted 11X17 inch comic book pages for $1
each for those who prefer to do comics by hand. Materials are required for this
class. Please see "Materials List" instructions on page 55 of the
schedule or request by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Although not required, students are encouraged to read the follow
reference books and prepare for class: Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of
Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels by Scott McCloud; Drawing Words and Writing
Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond by Jessica Abel
& Matt Madden. These books are not available in the COCC Bookstore.
Dresden Moss 6:00pm-9:00
4/20 to 5/11 Redmond
RDM3 312 Cost $99
Mah Jongg: A Game
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.
Cost of Mah Jongg card is included in the cost of the class and will be
provided at the first session. Please note:
Attendance at the first session is mandatory in order to learn the rules and
how to play.
Denise Brines 10:00am-11:30 Tu 27881
4/26 to 5/17 Bend SRCTR Cost $59
For over 55 years, Great Decisions has inspired citizens
to discover, discuss and decide how some of the world's greatest challenges can
be met. Participants will gain a better
understanding of global topics affecting America's role in the world by looking
at 8 of the most significant challenges.
This program is developed and promoted by the World Affairs Council. A different topic will be discussed each week
and may include guest lecturers. Price includes textbook: Great Decisions 2016 - Foreign
Wayne Metcalf 6:30pm-8:30 Tu 28126
4/5 to 5/24 Bend BEC 152 Cost $79
Who Will Be
President Number 45?
Are you ready for the 2016 Presidential Election and
President Number 45? Have you ever wondered how much the media influences our
Presidential Elections? Come and learn from nationally distinguished award
winner, Wayne Metcalf III, who has served in the Executive, Legislative and
Judicial Branches of Government. Get ready to discover, discuss, and make your
next vote count!
Wayne Metcalf 6:30pm-8:30 Th 28124
4/21 to 5/26 Bend BEC 152 Cost $49
How to Be a Professional Model I
Agents and agencies are constantly looking for male and female
models. Find out what it takes to become a part of the fashion and commercial
modeling industry. Carol Lukens has been a talent agent for over 40 years. She
most recently worked with the Miss USA pageant in Oregon. She has experience as
a model as well. Here is your opportunity to get started in the right direction
for a modeling career or avocation. Whether you are 16 or 80 there are
different advertising needs. Fashion models for print and runway, and lifestyle
or sports models for print and commercials.
Lukens 10:00am-1:00 Sa 28133
BEC 155 Cost $79
Spring RV Maintenance Made Easy
your RV ready for the spring and summer seasons. Take care of your
valuable investment and make de-winterizing your RV inside and out a
simple process. You'll get tips on retaining your RV’s exterior good
looks and functionality. Learn to troubleshoot and care for your RV's
interior, appliances and wheels. Class will include hands-on experience
with an RV. Dress for indoor/ outdoor session.
Larry Nonemaker 9:00am-5:00 Sa 28211
5/14 Redmond RTEC 124 Cost $75
Pet Partner Team
Central Oregon needs trained and qualified pet therapy
teams. 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.
Register by Friday, June 10 to have a text at class. No refunds after this
Kathleen Barron & Jack Barron 9:00am-5:00 Sa 28062
CHLAB 301 Cost $125
Retirement & Finance Webpage
COCC Community Learning offers Making the Most of Your Social Security, The ABC's & D's of Medicare, Estate Planning & Elder Law, Create Your Personal Retirement Analysis and Five Years to Retirement.
-"Navigating Your Retirement" Webpage
Navigating your Retirement 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?
With COCC Community Learning, the world is your
classroom! Learn more about
Community Learning offers classes in 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
Language Classes are also available.
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