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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 Fall Class description and summary list

are available from the class page. Fall quarter classes are October 2 - November 17.

Preregistration for ENCORE classes 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 October 6, at the McMenamins Sand Trap Pub, 1157 N. Marion Ave, Gearhart. Preview the lunch menu here. Arrive anytime from noon to 12:30, and order when you arrive instead of waiting for everyone.

Our speaker this month will be Greg Dotson, owner of Coastal Custom Computers and Electronics in Seaside. He will be giving a presentation geared to the Seniors' needs and concerns.

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!

Field Trip: "POMPEII EXHIBITION" at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

Pompeii exhibit at OMSI information page The ENCORE Trip Committee is planning a trip to Portland on October 14th to visit the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) to see the POMPEII EXHIBITION. Details of transportation, tickets for the exhibition, times of departure and return, and costs are here. You MUST contact Art Limbird at artlimbird@yahoo.com or 503 738 0257 before October 10 if you want to go.

ENCORE Board Meeting

The next board meeting is at 1 pm at the Astoria Senior Center on Monday October 23.

The Board meets every fourth Monday. All ENCORE members are welcome to attend.

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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