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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.

Fall classes start October 2, 2017.

The fall class list and descriptions will be available in September.

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!

Summer Picnic

Annual Picnic August 11

The picnic will be at Cullaby Lake. ENCORE will provide hotdogs and coffee. Bring a side dish or dessert. Click here for the invitation flyer.

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.

Anartica Flyer 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.

Printable flyer is here.

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

ENCORE Board Meeting

The next board meeting is at 1 pm at the Astoria Senior Center on Monday August 28.

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

Lunch Bunch

Next Lunch Bunch is Friday September 1, place to be announced. There will be no Lunch Bunch in August because of the picnic on August 11. Arrive anytime from noon to 12:30, and order when you arrive instead of waiting for everyone.

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!

flyer for Conference on Extraordinary Living

Conference on Extraordinary Living

This annual favorite will be on Saturday September 16, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at CCC's new Patriot Hall.

The flyer is here.
Register here.

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.

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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