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Spring 2021 Classes


Wildland Firefighter Certification

CS 249R               W           6-7:30pm             4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19+ field day (5/22 or 23)               Virtual   Sami Schinnell

This certification course addresses the foundational skills universal to all wildland firefighters. The information is taught via a combination of virtual instruction consisting of four evening zoom sessions, plus online modules (approximately 30 hours of content), along with an 8-hour face-to-face field day for demonstrating skills and competencies.

The course covers entry-level firefighter skills including: Firefighter Training, Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service, and Intro to the Incident Command System. Successful completion of the course qualifies participants for certification as Entry Level Firefighter (FFT2) awarded through the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Students must participate in one of the two field days - May 22 or 23 (8:30 to 4:30pm) - to be awarded certification. The field day will begin at CCEast in Morton and move to a nearby skills practice site. Participants must have adequate boots for the field day.

The instructor, Sami Schinnell, has 20 years of wildland fire experience with a variety of resource agencies. Class fee: $185

Zentangle: Renaissance Style

CS 136R               T             10-11am              4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27      Virtual   Penny Degener

The Zentangle Method is described by the originators as an “easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.” In this four-week class, Penny Degener, Certified Zentangle instructor, will guide students as they learn and practice patterns that come together into unique and intricate mosaics.

This class will teach basic Zentangle patterns, using Renaissance tiles and style. (Photo shows the unique look.) Everyone is welcome, whether you are new to Zentangle or have been doing it for a while. The class will be taught virtually via Zoom on the scheduled day and time. Lectures will be recorded and available for any students who cannot participate in all four sessions.

Zentangle starter kits with renaissance style tiles and pens are available for purchase from the instructor for $15. Kits may be picked up at Centralia College East in Morton. Class fee: $25

The Short Story & Good Talk Book Club

Mondays             7-8pm   April 5 – May 3  Virtual (via Zoom)           Christina Brischetto

Raise your hand if you’ve been in a book club and you stressed about getting the book read and faked your way through the discussion?  Well, leave it to a librarian to come up with a fun solution – a book club that reads short stories! If you get behind or miss a meeting, just skip to the next story. Christina Brischetto invites you to join her for this weekly virtual chat, where you can meet new people and get into interesting discussions from the comfort of your home.  Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro’s collection of short stories, Runaway, is described by Goodreads, as “a book of extraordinary stories about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises… the people she writes about – women of all ages and circumstances, and their friends, lovers, parents and children – become as vivid as our own neighbors.” (The book selection is intended for adult readers.) Information on accessing the book will be provided upon registration. Class fee $25.


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