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Columbia Gorge Community College

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Experience


with Katy Jablonski

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 4, 2022 at 5 pm

Are you interested in deepening your understanding of Shakespeare’s works? Would you like to travel to beautiful Ashland, Ore., Oct. 13-15, 2022, for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and enjoy a weekend of plays, discussions and other exclusive experiences, including a backstage tour? If so, contact Columbia Gorge Community College instructor Katy Jablonski at to learn more. There are a limited number of spaces for this Oregon Shakespeare Festival field trip. This opportunity is available to CGCC students as well as members of the general public, who may sign up through Community Education. “This experience will broaden your intellectual understanding of The Tempest, King John, and Cymbeline as well as other works,” said Jablonski, who instructs English 203 at the college. Contact and registration information, including refund deadlines, are available at: https:// No discounts or waivers.


Mandatory Orientation HRC 302 Tu 10/4 5:00-6:00pm

Trip Ashland Th, F, Sat 10/13-10/15

Knitting - Introduction to Stranded Colorwork


with Ingrid Saxon

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 8, 2022 at 9 am

Also known as Fair Isle knitting, stranded colorwork has endless possibilities of making your knitting works of colorful art. We will practice different ways to hold your yarn while working two colors at a time as well as how to manage floats (the yarn carried at the back of the work). Materials: Lodgepole Hat pattern, available on Ravelry; size US #5 and US #7 16” knitting needles, or sizes to obtain guage; heavy DK to worsted weight yarn (amount depends on size you choose to knit). I recommend Blue Sky Fibres Woolstok, Berroco Vintage, or Malabrigo Rios. Homework: CO and complete ribbing

3D Modeling in Blender


with Lindsey Hegemann

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 11, 2022 at 5 pm

Do you ever feel like 3D modeling is too complicated and expensive to learn? It doesn’t have to be! Blender is a free, open source 3D modeling program and a valuable skill to have for many reasons. It can be used for a wide variety of purposes, like mockup engineering, sculpting, drawing, animation (2D and 3D!), 3D printing, game development, physics simulation, video editing, compositing, and rendering. Use Blender to explore any and all of these possibilities without the huge investment required by many other 3D programs. No discounts or waivers.



with Staff

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 15, 2022 at 9 am
1 additional session on Nov 5, 2022

Learn the basics of shooting the bow and arrow, utilizing some of the techniques and methods that have been adopted by the Celilo Bowman Archery Club. This course is for people 12 years of age or older with the desire to shoot a bow and arrow, but have little or no experience. Learn archery shooting fundamentals while gaining knowledge about equipment options and choices. Note: all equipment will be provided by the Celilo Bowmen Archery Club, but you may bring your own. Closed toe shoes or boots required. 12-year-olds must have parent or guardian present. 13-17 must have parent or guardian sign waiver at start of first class, 18+ must fill out waiver at time of first class. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to first class to fill out paperwork. No discounts or waivers.

*Class well occur at Celilo Bowmen Archery Club, 5375-5393 Hawley Steele Rd, The Dalles, OR 

Knitting - Learn to Knit


with Ingrid Saxon

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 26, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class is for the true beginner. You will learn all the essential knitting skills while making a hat. You will cast on, knit flat and in the round, purl, and decrease stitches to make yourself a stylish beanie. Materials: 150 yds of a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn; size US #8 straight needles; 2 pair US #8 circular needles; 10 stitch markers; 1 needle tip protector; 1 tape measure or ruler. 

NRA Basic Pistol Safety Course


with Kevin MacIntyre

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 8, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course is for beginning and intermediate students to learn the basics of pistol safety and handling from local qualified instructors. • Classroom is located in the basement of the Mid Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th St, The Dalles, OR. • All shooting for the class is conducted at the Indoor Range of The Dalles Rifle & Pistol Club. • Students will be required to certify to their legal eligibility and sign a Firearm Release Form. • Must attend all four sessions to complete the course. Emergency situations considered. Successful participants will receive a certificate of completion, which is required to apply for an Oregon Concealed Handgun License. Students will be required to wear a mask to class. No discounts or waivers.

Cooking with Krystyna: Fall Pies


with Staff

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 12, 2022 at 11:30 am

The Holidays are quickly approaching and here in the Gorge we have so much fresh fruit! Get ready to use those apples and pears. In this course you will learn how to make the flakiest pie crust and the perfect tart shell. Be ready to impress your guests for any occasion. We will make a pear frangipane tart, a double crust apple pie, and a banana cream with chocolate and caramel. No discounts or waivers.

Knitting: Finishing Projects


with Ingrid Saxon

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 3, 2022 at 9 am

From weaving in your ends to blocking your finished object, with occasional seaming too, how do you get those finishing touches just the way you like? You will practice weaving in ends a few different ways with a goal of being invisible. And, you will seam two swatches together all before we cover options for blocking (setting and cleaning the fiber). All levels of experience are welcome. Homework: Knit two 4”x4” swatches in Stockinette stitch. You can use yarn and needles of your choice. Please leave 4”-6” tails at the start and end of each swatch (for weaving in). Bring your remaining yarn (or yarn in a contrasting color if you would prefer) for seaming.

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