Posted in February 2004

Co-op grocery connects neighbors
The Alberta Cooperative Grocery has teamed with PCC's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to bring classes and counseling to managers at the grocery. The grocery began as a buying club with several dozen families and now boasts almost 900 members and 15 full- and part-time employees. The grocery is located at 1500 N.E. Alberta Street. Posted February 27, 2004
?Throw a pot' in Southeast Center's new pottery studio
PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College's new Southeast Center comes with more than just new classrooms. A state-of-the-art pottery studio beckons local residents to come and try their hands at clay formation. Posted February 27, 2004
Computer classes in Spanish at new PCC Southeast Center
PORTLAND, Ore. - Spanish speakers can gain valuable computer training with two upcoming non-credit classes offered by Portland Community College this spring. Instructor Braulio Garcia conducts both classes entirely in Spanish, with all materials and examples also communicated in the language. Posted February 27, 2004
Violinists, fiddlers tune skills with PCC non-credit lessons
PORTLAND, Ore. - Add more creative energy and passion to your violin and fiddle playing. A non-credit class by Portland Community College offers lessons to infuse your music with power and increase your enjoyment of playing. Posted February 27, 2004
Make positive life-transition to retirement with PCC series
PORTLAND, Ore. - Retirement is one of the most significant transitions people will ever face in their lifetimes. Learn how to make it smoothly, and embrace all the opportunities your new lifestyle brings with a special non-credit series offered by Portland Community College. Posted February 27, 2004
Writing class gets inside the heads of characters
PORTLAND, Ore. - Writers, not sure why your characters act that way? Maybe they need to see a psychologist. Join Portland Community College for a unique, non-credit class created to aid writers in examining character motivation through real psychological theory. Posted February 27, 2004
Spring bouquets become Japanese art in PCC ikebana class
PORTLAND, Ore. - This spring, create works of art with your garden flowers - not just bouquets. Take a non-credit class in the Japanese style of flower arranging known as ikebana with Portland Community College. Posted February 27, 2004
Sustainability series teaches practical green living
PORTLAND, Ore. - We know that environmentally conscious living is critical to the wellbeing of our planet, but is it possible to integrate these practices easily into our hectic lives? A new Portland Community College non-credit series says, "yes". Posted February 27, 2004
PCC offers non-credit class in oriental brush painting
ALOHA, Ore. - Traditional oriental brush painting can help you create modern works of art for your home. Take this special opportunity to discover a beautiful painting technique with a non-credit class offered by Portland Community College. Posted February 27, 2004
Cultivate spring surprises with gardener Rod Smith
ALOHA, Ore. - Spring is just around the corner and the time to prepare your garden for beautiful blooms is now. Join local expert Rod Smith for his popular nine-week garden series beginning in March at Portland Community College. Posted February 27, 2004