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Want to have a summer to remember? Consider the opportunity to learn about the stars, explore culture through films, create a nature journal, learn basic computer skills or participate in African dance, by checking out the community education classes offered this summer by Feather River College.
Beginning June 11 and running through August, students of all ages are welcome to take part in the low-cost, not-for-credit program. There are 17 fun and informative classes, some taking place throughout the county.
To register for community education classes, call the Feather River Fitness Center at 283-9401. Classes range from $5 to $75. Some are one-day workshops and others are six-week classes. For a complete schedule and list of classes and fees, visit frc.edu or call Kelly at the fitness center.
Joe Willis, naturalist-photographer and biologist, will offer nature journaling. Participants can take one or all four of the classes that involve exploring the world of journaling through sketching, writing, watercolors and photography in the spectacular landscapes of the Feather River watershed. Each Saturday morning, Willis will lead a walk and teach students to observe and journal in different natural settings.
Did you know that FRC has an observatory? For anyone who has ever wished he knew more about the sky above and the universe around us, the stargazing class “Perspectives on Astronomy” will cover an overview of the cosmos. This class, starting June 14 at 8:30 p.m., includes evaluating the seasons and phases of the moon. Weather permitting, each class will conclude with an observing session at the FRC observatory.
Other exciting classes include Aqua Zumba with Christie Brawley at Feather River Fitness, African dance with Lavelle Kenny and the FRC summer film series with Mary Louise Ruth. Jeremiah Bridges will offer computer workshops every Saturday and students can take one or the whole series. For the younger learner, Jeni Johnson will teach “Kids and Dance” in July.
“We offer unique and exciting topics, and instructors from many disciplines have created classes and workshops for personal enrichment and development,” said Lisa Kelly, interim dean of Student Services. “Feather River College is happy to provide this service to the community because community education empowers people to address their needs and to help improve their lives and the lives of people in their community.” “We’re looking forward to having full classes, so be sure to sign up early,” said Kelly.
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