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TWO ITEMS: Bottle Your Own Beauty

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PORTLAND, Ore. – The herbs and flowers growing in your own backyard can be the perfect ingredients for beauty treatments. Portland Community College will show students how through a non-credit course offered this summer in Making Natural Skin and Hair Care Products.Instructor Kathryn McKenzie will show students how easy and fun it is to gather local plants and expertly turn them into shampoos, hair gels, hot oil treatments, facials, rinses, creams and more. Students will learn how to bottle their own products, as well as learn a new way to save money.The course will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday between June 25 and Aug. 13 in room HT 319 of PCC Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49thAve. Cost is $48, plus an estimated $30 materials fee payable to the instructor.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-731-6692.###Overcome Hidden Blocks to Weight LossPORTLAND, Ore. – If losing weight were as simple as counting calories and exercising, we would choose one method and stick with it. Instead, some of us need to understand why we sabotage our plans. Portland Community College will offer an explanation through a non-credit class this summer.What You’re Looking For Isn’t in the Refrigerator is designed to give students insight into their true approach to maintaining a healthy body. Instructor Adrienne Edwards will offer a step-by-step plan to strengthening and sustaining your commitment, as well as a new way of understanding yourself and your perceptions.The class will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday, June 27 through Aug. 1, in Room SCB 202 of PCC’s Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. Cost is $30.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-731-6692.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »