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Get ready for summer fun
Photos and Story by Holland Eloise
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, 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!
|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|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
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.
|33678||Salem / WMPARK / .||10am-4pm||Sa||25-Jul-2009 thru 25-Jul-2009|
|Instructor: Jo A Powell Tuition: $35.00 Fees: $0.00|