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Published on September 13, 2017 12:09PM

Sener Otrugman (and Waverly!) practicing their casting

Sener Otrugman (and Waverly!) practicing their casting

A piece by Gene Sterud, Mosaic Tiles instructor

A piece by Gene Sterud, Mosaic Tiles instructor


Whether you want to tie a fly or get fly with tiles, the fall term of community education courses from Oregon Coast Community College has the perfect class for you.

The Fall term, which kicks off in earnest at the end of this month, features almost 50 different non-credit classes designed to entertain, enlighten and educate county residents of all ages and interests.

Here’s a rundown of some of the classes that start this month. Plenty more begin in October and November — watch for them in future editions of the TODAY or peruse the entire list and register online any time, at oregoncoastcc.org/communityed or by calling 541-996-6222.

Fly Tying & Fishing Workshops

Sener Otrugman teaches this hands-on class, aimed at breaking through the barriers of fear and myth to reveal a pastime both rewarding and addictive. Learn how to assemble feathers and furs on hooks to fool and catch fish. Solve the riddle of when, where and how to use which fly patterns. Starter tools and materials have been made available by the Central Coast Fly Fishers. Get expert help choosing your own gear. Practice casting and presenting wet and dry flies.

$35 • Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm • Sept. 25 to Oct. 30

Lincoln City campus, 3788 SE High School Drive.

Mosaic Tiles

Join Gene Sterud for this basic introduction to the art of mosaics, including a brief history of the art form, as well as the range of techniques applied over time.

The first session will see students complete a mosaic mirror, utilizing the so-called “direct method.” The second session will involve a review of the many materials used in mosaics and hands-on exercises using a range of tools and techniques that students will use for the remainder of the term as they tackle their own mosaic projects.

The remaining sessions will be devoted to the mosaic tasks and, when needed, additional instructions, including gluing, grouting, mounting and framing.

Newport campus, 400 SE College Way

$95, plus $20 materials fee • Fridays, 1-4pm • Sept. 29-Dec. 1 (No class Nov. 10 or 24)

Spanish for Beginners

Diana Perez leads this class, designed for people with no, or very little, Spanish skills. Students will learn the basic vocabulary needed for essential communication such as alphabet, personal information, greetings, usual questions (“Where is the bathroom?” “How much does this cost?”), plus numbers, games, food, fun facts, music and dances from different Latin countries. The class will be tailored to the students’ interests and needs, whether that be travel, shopping, health, or other goals.

Newport campus, 400 SE College Way

$129 • Mondays & Wednesdays, 3-5 pm • Sept. 25-Nov. 29


Estate Planing: Wills and Trusts


Will your estate plan cause hurt and dissent in your family? This short course led by Brian Haggerty will address fundamental issues involved in creating an effective estate plan. The class teaches strategies needed for effective management of your assets as you age (including during periods of incapacity), and guidelines for the appropriate disposition of assets upon death. Content of the class involves a discussion of the use of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives. Students will also consider questions of planning that include IRAs and other retirement assets.

Newport campus, 400 SE College Way

$35 • Thursdays, 3-5 pm • Sept. 28 to Oct. 12



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