A shortened schedule of oil painting, discussion groups, and tours of area attractions should tempt ENCORE (Exploring New Concepts of Retirement Education)members and others this summer. Visits to Fort Stevens State Park, the Lavender Farm, a monastery and outstanding gardens round out the list. While most classes will have only one to two sessions, the schedule will be staggered so that something is available all summer.
ENCORE is sponsored by Clatsop Community College and is open to adults 50 and older. Members come from Oregon's North Coast and the south Washington Coast. Dues of $50 are paid annually in September and entitle members to enroll in any or all of the group's course offerings during the year. Those who join in March to August pay $25. Nonmembers are invited to attend one session of any class free.
For more information, contact Helen McDaniel at 325-8933 or Jerry Thiers at 738-2053.
Summer classes include:
Oil or Acrylic Painting - June 21 and 28. Paint a still life and receive individual attention. Artist Mary McDonald will lead this class at Trails End Art Gallery in Gearhart. Color, design, value and good work habits will be emphasized.
Quidnuncs, people who want to know the latest news - Class meets Wednesdays, July 7 through Aug. 25. This is a wide-open discussion unhindered by specific topics, though current events will be especially encouraged. Third Wednesdays will include field trips, such as fossil hunting or a visit to the Wildlife Rehab Center. Leader is Sue Zerangue.
Summer Garden Tours - July 15 and 22. This group will tour outstanding gardens in the Seaside and Cannon Beach areas, and will learn new techniques of design and care of plants and flowers. Leader is June Stromberg.
Lavender Farm and Monastery Tours - Aug. 5. Tour the Shooting Star Lavender Farm in Clatskanie, then travel the short distance to the Great Vow Monastery for lunch and a tour of the facility. Leader is Julie Hitchman.
Teaching Adults workshop - Aug. 3 and 10. Tips on teaching adults. Learn easy techniques, no-no's, and fun ways to make teaching a joy. Leader is Rose Alsbury.
Fort Stevens Revisited - Aug. 12. Learn about the attack by a Japanese submarine during World War II when 2,500 soldiers were stationed there. Visit the museum packed with military memorabilia or view a vintage historic film. Leader is Maureen Smith.