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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!

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.

Field Trip: "Natives and Early Settlers of North Central Oregon"

This ENCORE field trip will be Thursday and Friday September 28-29 to The Dalles/Maupin/Warm Springs. This is the week before ENCORE fall classes start.

We will travel together in vans. We will see the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles, and the Tribal Museum at Warm Springs. We will have a presentation by novelist Jane Kirkpatrick about the Warm Springs Indian Tribe and the early local pioneer settlement.


Full details are here.

Lunch Bunch

Next Lunch Bunch is Friday July 7, place to be announced. There is no Lunch Bunch in June becasue of the Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday June 1.

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!

Dr. Scott Borg

Dr. Scott Borg on Antarctica - An Interesting Place but Why Should We Care?

ENCORE will sponsor Dr. Borg at the Astoria Senior Center August 27, 6 pm.

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.

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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