Community education courses enliven the winter months ahead

A variety of community education courses, including one on fly fishing and fly tying, taught by Sener Otrugman, will be offered during the winter term at Oregon Coast Community College. (Courtesy photo)

Winter is often imagined to be a quiet, dreary season. Fortunately, the team at Oregon Coast Community College never got that memo.

This term, the college is offering a wide selection of lively, entertaining and engaging community education courses — courses available to everyone in the community.

Get fired up about public speaking and being on stage with a brand-new Improv course. Then, settle back down with a relaxing experience in Zen Meditation.

Learn how to play the penny whistle or perform an Irish Jig, or examine one of the more sobering chapters of all people’s lives in the new End of Life: Nuts and Bolts workshop.

Explore the biology of local fishes with the Larval Fish Biology course, taught at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Then, discover the beauty of full-grown fish with the return of our popular gyotaku fish-printing class.

The winter term is filled with lots of new and returning classes to keep winter fun and informative — from managing finances, to mastering photography, to learning the ins and outs of fly-tying.

Read descriptions of each class offered this winter at Registration is available online. Participants can register by phone at 541-996-6222 or in person by visiting OCCC’s North County Center at 3788 SE High School Drive.

Those who have expertise and passion about a particular subject they would like to share in a future community education class can go online at and click the link for instructors at the top of the page, for complete instructions on how to submit proposed courses for consideration.


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