Adult Classes

Continued adult learning is important for personal growth and development. Try these language classes and lectures to expand your horizons.

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Language Classes

Introduction to Spanish: Ages 18+. This fun class is paced for the very beginner. Gain basic comprehension, greetings, numbers, directions and much more! Textbook required by first class: Living Language Beginning and Intermediate. Instructor: Sied Imani. 
Tuesdays, Sept.8–Nov. 3, 3:45–5:45 p.m.
Bob Keefer Center
$72 ID/$87 OD. Register here

Spanish 1: Ages 18+. Learn basic vocabulary, grammar, and usage of the Spanish language with this beginner class. Textbook required by first class: Living Language Beginning and Intermediate. Instructor: Sied Imani. 
Tuesdays, Sept.8–Nov. 3, 6–8 p.m.
Bob Keefer Center
$72 ID/$87 OD. Register here

Spanish 2: Ages 18+. Learn more complex Spanish verbs, vocabulary, sentence structure, and everyday usage; Intermediate for students with basic familiarity and vocabulary. Living Language textbook required for class, available online, and in local stores. Instructor: Sied Imani.
Mondays, Sept. 7–Nov. 2, 6–8 p.m.
Bob Keefer Center
$72 ID/$87 OD. Register here

American Sign Langauge: Ages 13+. Through a series of games, practice drills, and continuous review, students will learn American Sign Language basics. With an emphasis on parameters and handshapes, approximately 100 basic signs will be firmly integrated into conversations. This is a good exploration of sign language and will help in deciding if learning sign language is something you would like to do.
Wednesdays, Oct. 7–Nov. 18, 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Bob Keefer Center
$80 ID/$96 OD. Register here


Lectures

Legal Advice, Advance Directives: Ages 18+. Attorney Bill Atwood provides legal information and advice in monthly group sessions. Advance directives review the Oregon Advance Directive, which appoints a health care representative and ensures that patients' wishes regarding medical treatment are carried out, should they be unable to communicate them to a doctor. 
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 3–4 p.m.
Willamalane Adult Activity Center
$4 ID/$5 OD. Register here


Technology Classes

Understand your devices

Learn to Use Features on Your Android Device: Ages 50+.  All these Android features, where do I begin? Do not let all the new features bog you down. This class will teach you how to set up and use your new Android device. You will learn about the navigation button functionalities and gestures, and multiple home screens. You will also learn how to use Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Flight mode options. Please bring your Android device (phone, tablet) to class.
Mondays, Sept. 14-28, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Adult Activity Center
$30 ID/$36 OD. Register here

Using Zoom on your Android or Mac Device: Ages 50+.  Zoom is an online service used for teleconferencing, telecommuting, distance education, and social relations. In this three-part series, you will learn the basics of how to access and set up the program to joining and hosting your own meetings. Please bring your own device to class.
Tuesdays, Sept. 16-29, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Adult Activity Center
$30 ID/$36 OD. Register here

Learn to Use Your Mac Device: Ages 50+.  Learn the ins and outs of your Mac device, including system icons; menus; learning tools and resources; system maintenance and updates; security features; how it's different from Windows; and much more. Please bring your own Mac laptop or desktop to class. Instructor: Darren Dow.
Thursdays, Sept. 17-24, 9:30-11 a.m.
Adult Activity Center
$30 ID/$36 OD. Register here

What Technology to Buy: Ages 50+.  With so many options, it is hard to know what kind of technology to invest in. This class will cover a wide variety of current technologies including smart speakers, smartphones, and other smart things, electronic readers, video game systems, devices and toys, and traditional toys that are still valuable in teaching technology to kids and young adults.
Thursdays, Nov. 5-12, 10-11:30 a.m.
Adult Activity Center
$30 ID/$36 OD. Register here

Online Commerce and Telemedicine Tools: Ages 50+.  Given the current pandemic, many people are turning to online tools to cover basic needs. This class will explain how to use or work for online shopping businesses. Do you want to get your groceries delivered to you? Do you want to deliver groceries for others? We will discuss a few of the major platforms that provide these services.
Thursdays, Dec. 3-10, 10-11:30 a.m.
Adult Activity Center
$30 ID/$36 OD. Register here

More technology classes
Arduino Nano Thermometer Project: Ages 50+.  Arduino boards are simple micro-controllers that provide basic programming capabilities using the python programming language to control their operation. This class will describe the basic capacities of the Arduino Nano board and the tools needed to program them. The example project will be a simple thermometer tool, but you will learn all the basic tools needed to take on larger projects on your own.
Thursdays, Oct. 8-15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Adult Activity Center
$40 ID/$48 OD. Register here

Solar Power for Your Home and Mobile: Ages 50+.  Ever wanted to power your home with sunshine? Want to not pay for the utility power? Want to get completely off the grid? In this class, we will go over solar power systems from small kits that can power a small motor or lights at night to whole household power systems that can provide power during an outage. We address some of the myths and the limitations of solar power. We'll explain solar panels, charge controllers, batteries, and inverters and we'll demonstrate a simple system.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 10-11:30 a.m.
Adult Activity Center
$10 ID/$12 OD. Register here



Writing Classes

Storytelling 101: Ages 50+.  Ann Heide facilitates this wonderful group for beginners as well as established writers. Write and share stories about unforgettable people and events that shaped your life. Learn to organize your narratives into a life storybook.
Tuesdays, Aug. 25-Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dorris Ranch
$45 ID/$54 OD. Register here
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