Activities for Adults

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Art

Find your inspiration!  Adult art classes are great for novice to professional artists. Learn a new skill, perfect your existing talent, unwind, and be creative. 

Outdoor Workshop - Creative Images: Ages 18+. Instructor Ellen Gabehart is back with her popular outdoor art workshop. Sketch or paint in a picturesque area in Island Park. The instructor will demonstrate how to create an organized composition. Everyone will receive a viewfinder that will help you select a viable composition. Forms, values, and colors will be reviewed as well as watercolor, sketching, and acrylic mediums.
  • In-person at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • $80 in-district, $96 out-of-district
  • July 13-15: Register here


Culinary

Preparing a Summer Dinner: Ages 18+.  Just in time for the warm weather, this class will highlight very easy recipes to make your dinner special. The main dish, side, and dessert will be demonstrated. All supplies and recipes provided.
  • In-person at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • $24 in-district, $26 out-of-district
  • Wednesday, June 30, 10–11:30 a.m.: Register here


Languages

American Sign Language: Ages 13+. Through a series of games, practice drills, and continuous review, students will learn American Sign Language basics. This is a good exploration of sign language and will help in deciding if learning sign language is something you would like to do long-term.
  • In-person at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • $72 in-district, $87 out-of-district
  • See upcoming sessions
Spanish: Ages 13+. Gain basic comprehension, learn greetings, numbers, directions, and much more! As classes get more advanced, you'll also learn more complex Spanish verbs, vocabulary, sentence structure, and everyday usage.
  • In-person at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • $72 in-district, $87 out-of-district
  • See upcoming sessions

Urban Homesteading

Making Jam: Put summer in a jar by making your own fruit jam.  We’ll make and can a batch in class from fresh local fruit and you can take a jar home for yourself.
  • In-person at Bob Keefer Center
  • $20 in-district, $24 out-of-district
  • Thursday, June 24, 6–8 p.m. Register here


Writing

Storytelling 101: Ages 50+.  For beginners as well as established writers alike, we'll be sharing the fun and stimulating process of writing and sharing the unforgettable people and events that shaped your life. Our facilitator is Anne Heide, a former writer at The Register-Guard.
  • In-person at the Tomseth House at Dorris Ranch
  • $54 in-district, $64 out-of-district
  • Tuesdays, June 22-July 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Register here


Lectures

Willamalane hosts free lectures for community members ages 50 and up, on topics  that are most relevant to them. Browse the upcoming lectures below!
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