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Accounting 2


with Deb Seigars

Calendar Oct 30, 2018 at 11:30 am, runs for 7 weeks
Building off of Accounting 1, this course covers the basics of a double entry accounting system. Topics include assets, liabilities, owner’s equity, debits and credits, journal entries, ledger accounts, posting, balancing accounts, preparing a trial balance, and preparing payroll. Prerequisite: Accounting 1. The price of this course does not include a book fee of $30.00.
Acrylic Paint Pouring: Beginners
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Acrylic Paint Pouring: Beginners


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Oct 27, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 1 week
With this exciting process, students never know what beautiful patterns will be created until the paint is poured. We’ll cover what types of paint and additives work best to create beautiful abstract art. This class is appropriate for any artistic skill level, from beginner to pro, that wants to learn this technique. You will be transporting your wet paintings home in a container provided by the instructor, but you may want to have some plastic and a clean trunk or floor to rest the container on for the trip home. $30 materials fee payable to the instructor the night of class.

After The Paycheck Stops: Retirement Income Primer


with Seth Cheikin

Calendar Oct 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This class is designed for people who are thinking about retiring or have retired recently. Students will learn ideas to help build a reasonable and sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement, utilizing the framework of Plan for the Expected, Prepare for the Unexpected and Position the Portfolio for Both.



with Peter Morton

Calendar Oct 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course is a continuation of the skills taught in AUTOCAD 1. Advanced techniques in drawing, editing, layer development, view tools, and text, leader, and dimension style editing will be covered. Blocks and attributes, annotation to scales, tables, external references, and sheet sets will be introduced. Architectural and mechanical applications will be addressed.  

 Prerequisite: Auto CAD I or some CAD experience


Baking Exchange


with Katherine Slevin

Calendar Sep 29, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Are you a woman from another country, have a passion for baking, and are willing to learn from others? Hosted by the C. Love Cookie Project and in partnership with the Root Cellar Portland and Portland Adult Education, this program will highlight multiple cultures from around the world in this intensive 6- week baking program. Each week a recipe from another country will be highlighted, as students gain baking skills and have an opportunity to learn about another culture and one another. Recipes will be in English, Arabic, and French. Any woman at any age is welcome to join in on this culinary experience. If you would like to support the class or have questions about the program, please visit:

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Ballroom Dancing For Couples


with Patty Medina

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
This class introduces couples to basic ballroom dance skills that will help them enjoy a night out, or prepare them for special events such as weddings, anniversaries, or social gatherings. The class also helps boost a student’s confidence by teaching them to look great while dancing to styles such as waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, and merengue. Requirement: A dancing partner. Class payment is per person.

Boost Confidence With Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar Oct 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Is your confidence lower that you would like it to be? If so, the answers to increased self-confidence are within your subconscious mind and can be accessed in hypnosis. Transform yourself from being reactive to being proactive by releasing the causes of your reduced confidence and replacing them with new, positive, confident feelings and actions.

Computers For Seniors


with Deb Seigars

Calendar Oct 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Designed for inexperienced students, this introductory class provides participants with the basics of computers, including email and Internet usage. Course also covers Facebook and Skype, and provides plenty of time for students to practice. No computer experience necessary. By the end, students will be able to upload photos to Facebook or create an album.

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