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ENCORE is a member-run organization for individuals who are 50+ years in age. We operate under the auspices of Clatsop Community College to offer short-term courses and activities, which are usually led by members. Membership is inexpensive and most acvities are offered at no charge.

The Spring Class description and summary list

are available from the class page. Spring quarter classes are April 3 - May 26.

Preregistration is not necessary. If you are a member, just come to the classes. If you are not a member but think that you might want to become one, just come to a class! You may attend two classes as a guest before becoming a member.

Coming Events!

Lunch Bunch

Next Lunch Bunch is Friday May 5 at the Great Wall in Gearhart; 4340 Highway 101, on the west side of the road when the road becomes four lanes at the north end of Gearhart. Arrive anytime from noon to 12:30, and order when you arrive instead of waiting for everyone. The variable time is so those who are attending the Friday morning class can come.

Ann Pilger will speak about spring gardening, the Seaside Garden club, and their upcoming plant sale. She will also have a fun game to play with prizes for the winners.

Lunch Bunch is the first Friday of each month. We meet for good food, good conversation, and usually a short and interesting presentaion of some timely topic. Everyone is welcome!

ENCORE Board Meeting

The next board meeting is at 1 pm at the Astoria Senior Center on Monday May 22. The Board meets every forth Monday. All ENCORE members are welcome to attend.

Annual Membership Meeting

The annual membership meeting will be on Thursday June 1, 2 pm, in room 219 Columbia Hall at the college. Mary Kemhus will tell us about what is available to ENCORE members at Clatsop Community College.

Dr. Scott Borg

Dr. Scott Borg on U.S. Scientific Programs at the Antarctic

Coming soon: ENCORE will sponsor Dr. Borg at the Astoria Senior Center one evening to be announced.

Dr. Scott Borg, Section Head, Antarctic Infrastructure & Logistics, Division of Polar Programs, and Geosciences, Directorate of the National Science Foundation. (PhD in Geology, Arizona State University.)

Recent personal information:
May 5, 2014. Scott Borg of NSF's Division of Polar Programs has been named by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service as one of 33 Samuel J. Heyman Presidential Awards.

Citation: Dr. Borg has helped turn the U.S. Antarctic science program into the largest and most prestigious research effort on the continent. Specifically: the National Science Foundation's Antarctic research program has become one of the most esteemed and comprehensive on the continent. Today, Dr. Borg plays a critical role in guiding the U.S. Antarctic science program that supports cutting-edge research across a range of topics, including climate change, the origins and nature of the universe, the discovery of new species of extinct dinosaurs, and collecting a 15-million-year-old water sample trapped half a mile below the surface of Antarctica.

Dr. Borg lives in Fairfax, VA and Seaside, OR, and is the son of long-time ENCORE member Jane Borg.

Day and time to be announced. Watch this space!

We are looking at planning some exciting trips for 2017

  • Live opera telecasts in Portland;
  • Shakespeare in Ashland Oregon
  • Possibly even our own Road Scholar trip!

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