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Summer is a great time to get out and learn something new! Many Community Education classes let you take advantage of the season by offering great outdoor classes like hiking, gardening and outdoor photography. Here are some highlighted classes to get you started:

Beacon Rock Hike the Rock: Beacon Rock

Beacon Rock, an old volcanic plug, rises almost 1,000 feet from the valley floor. Ascend to the top via 47 switchbacks an numerous catwalks. Then, explore many hidden falls on the Wahkeena Falls loop trail. The views are spectacular!

CRN Location Time Days Dates
33306 NW Port / AUDUBN / 9am-4pm Sa 25-Jul-2009 thru 25-Jul-2009
Notes: 7 miles roundtrip and 800′ to 1600′ elevation Tuition: $25.00 Fees: $30.00

Garden Eat Your Yard: Organic Backyard Farming

Turn your yard into food! Learn crop rotation, organic fertilization, beneficial insects, pollinating and seed collection. Learn about fruit trees, soils, creating beautiful layouts by choosing the best plants for your garden.

CRN Location Time Days Dates
33132 SE Center / TABOR / 127 1pm-4pm Sa 11-Jul-2009 thru 18-Jul-2009
Instructor: Larinda J Peterson Tuition: $35.00 Fees: $10.00

Adams The Tetons and the Snake River by Ansel Adams Landscape Photography

Discover techniques master photographers use to turn landscapes into art. We will explore seeing photographically, composition, perspective, camera types/lenses, light, film, digital settings, exposure control, editing, and presentation.

CRN Location Time Days Dates
33879 Capital Center – WCWTC / WCWTC / 1541 7pm-9pm Tu 07-Jul-2009 thru 18-Aug-2009
Instructor: John R Griffiths Notes: 3 field trips scheduled 7/11, 7/25, 8/8. Tuition: $79.00 Fees: $10.00

Fennel Willamette Mission Herb Walk

Explore Willamette Mission State Park for medicinal and wild edible plants to observe and discuss. Get to know the plants growing in the NW Willamette Valley. Meet and Willamette Mission State Park. Info mailed to registrants.

CRN Location Time Days Dates
33678 Salem / WMPARK / . 10am-4pm Sa 25-Jul-2009 thru 25-Jul-2009
Instructor: Jo A Powell Tuition: $35.00 Fees: $0.00