ENRICH, ENGAGE, ENERGIZE
A classroom program designed to help develop and reinforce safe driving skills and techniques. Satisfactory completion may also qualify you for reduced insurance premiums.
The Albany String Orchestra is a beginner-intermediate level ensemble for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players with prior playing experience or who have completed at least a year of instruction.
There’s more to Oregon than you probably know. This class will examine the rich and diverse history of our state and will include topics covering Oregon’s frontier heritage and its role in American history from pre-European contact all the way to the modern era. This course is enlightening, fun, and out of the ordinary.
EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY
This course is designed for all skill levels, no experience required, and you can use whatever acrylic paints and brushes you have already. We will be painting on wood, glass, cloth, canvas, canvas boards, and anything else that sounds like fun. The goal of the class is to have fun and explore the versatility of the medium of acrylics.
Delight in the color, brilliance, and challenge of watercolor painting. Learn composition, perspective, reflections, shadows, and color theory with new and challenging techniques. This class is for those who are already knowledgeable of the basics of watercolor.
Practice letter forms and handwriting in this class that will help you fine-tune your artistic talents. This class also covers calligraphy related art and crafts including bookbinding, basic watercolor, and more.
Learn how to understand a sewing pattern from the envelope to the instructions and the pattern itself. After taking this class you will become confident in choosing your new sewing pattern.
Learn traditional techniques including wet-into-wet, dry brush, lifting, glazing, color mixing, and much more.
Create amazing fused glass dish that will make the perfect gift, or a perfect dish for your jewelry! You will have access to a variety of beautiful glass. Have a fun time meeting new friends, getting creative, and have a new masterpiece at the end of your creative journey!
Join us to create a beautiful fused glass flower. Students will have access to a variety of beautiful glass. Let your creativity take over and create a work of art, literally!
Join us to create a beautiful fused glass spring garden art piece, even if you’ve never worked with glass before! Students will have access to a variety of beautiful glass. You’ll make something fun, exciting, and unique!
Join us in making a beautiful and unique fused glass mushroom! Simply arrange different shapes and types of colored glass elements to make your very own unique design. will have access to a variety of beautiful glass to build their creation. You will have a fun time meeting new friends and creating a beautiful masterpiece!
Create a stunning fused glass art scene! Students will have access to a variety of beautiful glass. Let your imagination go wild and dazzle your friends with this handmade item.
Discover more about well-known female artists and the genre of art for which she is known. Each class will include some discussion on the historical context of each woman followed by the creation of your own original artwork based on the inspiration of the famous artist.
Create your own mosaic candle sticks! Students will have access to a variety of beautiful tiles. Let your imagination come to life and you will go home with beautiful pieces to put on display.
You will create your very own mosaic easter plaque! You will lay out and place your unique design during the first-class using tiles and gorgeous glass. On the second night you will grout your creation. Invite your friends, make it a date night, or fly solo!
Create your own mosaic flower pot! Students will have access to a variety of beautiful tiles. Let your imagination come to life and you will go home with beautiful pieces to put on display.
Create your own mosaic totem, perfect for your spring garden! Students will have access to a variety of beautiful tiles and a variety of different items to mosaic. Let your imagination come to life and you will go home with beautiful pieces to put on display.
HEALTHY, ACTIVE, AND FIT!
This program offers gentle, joint-safe exercises developed specifically for people with arthritis to help relieve stiffness, decrease arthritis pain, and improve balance. The low-impact exercises can be done while sitting, standing, or on the floor.
Learn foundational belly dance movements, while exploring proper dance posture, transitions, cueing, and group improvisation. Belly dance is fun, but it also helps develop fluidity, core strength, and balance.
This course is designed for individuals who have already attained a basic belly dance vocabulary and would like to add more complex movements to that vocabulary.
OSU Bone Research Labs have shown this exercise program will significantly slow the rate of bone loss in adults of all ages. Improve your balance, flexibility, coordination, and see an increase in muscle tone and overall body fitness.
Exercises are adapted for individuals needing improvement in balance and strength, who may have limited mobility, and/or difficulty standing for long periods of time. Balance aids will be used. Focus on lower and upper body strength, improving balance, and strengthening your core. The benefits? Reduce your risk of falls, increase your strength, and improve overall mobility and fitness.
This class will offer a slower paced yoga practice what will encourage moving the body within a pain free range of motion. Cues for safe alignment and a chair can be used throughout class.
Tai Chi is a form of movement, meditation, and martial art that originated in China. Promotes relaxation, relief from stress, and improved general well-being by practicing mind/body harmony and cultivating internal energy or 'chi”.
Zumba/Zumba Toning provides a total body workout using easy to follow choreographed dance moves to combine all elements of fitness-cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise because they are super effective and amazingly fun.
Zumba® is a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness program featuring easy to follow, low-impact aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. Latin and international dance music create fun and even party-like classes. Achieve long term goals and benefits of improved agility, flexibility, cardio, and muscular strength. Join the fun and feel the beat!
TRIPS & TOURS
The Thyme Garden is a family-owned farm hidden in the beautiful coast range mountains between Philomath and Alsea. Owners Janet and Rolfe Hagen offer the Northwest’s largest selection of herbs and useful plants. A special treat will be the creating your own hanging basket filled with your selection of the herbs and flowers they offer at the nursery.
Join us for one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies as it takes you on a beguiling odyssey full of mistaken identities, misguided passions, love potions, and magic spells. Kings, queens, fairies, lovers, and spirits all collide in an enchanted forest one midsummer night proving that “the course of true love never did run smooth.” Fall in love all over again-but watch your step!
La Vie Boheme! Jonathan Larson’s iconic Pulitzer prize winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today.
Beppe & Gianni’s Trattoria is an exceptional Italian restaurant located in an older home nestled in a residential area of Eugene. If you love roasted garlic with cambozola cheese and lasagna, or handmade ravioli with baby spinach, you won’t want to miss Beppe & Gianni’s for traditional Italian cuisine. After the meal, we’ll wander across the street to Prince Puckler’s ice cream. Serving locally made ice cream since 1975, Prince Puckler’s has everything from shakes, sundaes, and ice cream pies to coffee drinks and cones.
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier, and bigger than life itself.
There is no better place than this combination restaurant and logging museum to learn how logging was done in the days before clear cutting. The restaurant is in a huge log lodge with lots of chain-saw art, axes for door handles, and a hollowed-out stump for a hostess desk. After enjoying logger-size meals (don’t miss the marionberry cobbler!), you can wander the grounds studying old steam logging equipment.
On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12 their stories moved us all. Join us for the true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Gardening is one of Oregon’s most popular activities, and at Garden Palooza held at Bauman Farm and Garden there is plenty for gardeners to see, do, and experience. More than 45 local nurseries and garden art vendors will purvey thousands of plants, tools, and items of décor during this colorful spring ritual. You can shop at the country store, eat from the deli, and enjoy fresh donuts and pie.
You don’t want to miss Broadway’s Tony Award winning musical comedy phenomenon HAIRSPRAY! Join 16-year-old Tacey Turnbald in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?! Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s”, “Good Morning Baltimore”, and “You Can’t Stop the Beat”.
A 110-year old farmhouse and Victorian-style garden welcome you in celebration of Lilac Days. The house features original furnishings and guides in Victorian dress. Three and a half acres of gardens showcase over 150 varieties of lilacs and other rare or unusual trees and shrubs. The house and gift shop are accessible only by stairs.
This colorful retelling of the story of Joseph, his coat of many colors, and his amazing ability to interpret dreams is a blockbuster of biblical proportions! This is a one-of-a-kind show that you won’t want to miss! Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a sung-through musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Portland Spirit, the Northwest’s premier dining ship, has a delightful lunch menu. Join us for fresh Northwest cuisine prepared in the onboard galley. Beautiful views of Portland’s downtown skyline will make this an extra special treat.
Don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind exhibit. Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes is a groundbreaking exhibition that celebrates Marvel’s 80-year history, from the iconic characters to the creators who’ve told the stories. Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features hundreds of artifacts including original comic book pages, interactive displays, life-size statues of your favorite Super Heroes, and costumes and props from Marvel films and television programs, many of which have never been on public display outside this exhibition.
Join us for a relaxing dinner cruise followed by the annual downtown Portland fireworks display viewed from the best possible location… on the river just a couple hundred yards from the firework barges! Enjoy live piano music, dinner, and fireworks while you cruise on the Willamette River.
The historic Rice Museum houses one of the world’s finest collections of rocks and minerals. The collections and displays are top-notch, and the exhibits feature over 20,000 specimens, including the largest Thunder Egg in the world. The building itself is on the National Register of Historic Places and is known for its stone and woodwork.
You won’t want to miss the Rose Festival parade which features all-floral floats, marching bands, equestrian units, and many other special entries. Vintage vehicles, flag-festooned marching groups, and colorful dancers are icing on the cake. Your assigned seat awaits you, with all the amenities of being indoors (comfortable seats, no ‘weather worries’, restrooms, and concessions).
On the slopes of Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge has become a classic. The lodge is an inn, but in another sense, it’s also a museum. Built during the Great Depression by skilled and unskilled labor, craftsmen, and artists, it remains a symbol of hope and prosperity. Enjoy a personal and informative tour led by a knowledgeable curator. Relax and have a buffet style lunch in the lodge’s dining venue and take in the breathtaking views of Oregon’s most majestic mountain peaks.
Delicious Dungeness crab and finely crafted wooden boats will be the star attractions at the Depoe Bay Crab Feed & Classic Wooden Boat Show. Dozens of exhibits will feature hand-crafted vessels both vintage and modern from across the Northwest. Hundreds of colorful bathtub ducks will be released to race into the harbor, and you can buy a ticket for a chance to win some great prizes. Take part in cheering your “ducky” to the finish line during the Ducky Derby. The US Coast Guard station will be open to tour its patrol and rescue boats stationed in “the world’s smallest harbor”.
Spring is in the air and tulips are everywhere! We’ll head to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm which boasts more than 40 acres of tulips and daffodils. View stunning displays of color and beautifully landscaped grounds as we enjoy tulips, tulips, and more tulips! You can buy cut flowers or order bulbs for fall planting; take the train for a riding tour through the tulips.