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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.

Coming Events!

Lunch Bunch

Next Lunch Bunch is Friday August 5, probably at The Great Wall Restaurant at 4340 Rt 101 in Gerhart. Traveling from Astoria it is on the right very soon after the road becomes four lanes. Come about 12 noon or whenever you can get there!

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 Summer Picnic!

The picnic will be at Cullaby Lake North Shelter on August 19th. More information to come. Save the date! The picnic is always fun!

Oregon Gardens and Oktoberfest trip!

September 14-15, 2016. ENCORE pays for the vans to get there, you pay for your hotel room (which includes entrance to the Oregon Gardens), entrance to Oktoberfest, and food. Limited seats and hotel rooms! Informaiton is HERE!

Summer Science roundtable

So, what about summer?

We have informally reserved rooms at the Educational Services District building (ESD), on Marine, near Safeway. Every Wednesday, Summer Science roundtable from June 1st through August 31, we'll be having an informal Summer Science class (same format as Science Exchange) from 10 am to noon. After lunch we'll have a Coloring class from 1:30 till 3:30 pm. These are casual, informal classes, (no paperwork), and are just for our summer enjoyment. You need not be an ENCORE member to attend. Park on 31st street north of W Marine Drive, walk around to Marine drive to enter the ESD building.

Preview of Fall offerings:

Drew will continue Dancing; Father David Janes will teach a class on Shrines of the Holy Lands, Bernie Thomas has promised to revive her Current Events class, just in time for what we assume will be a presidential election. Erhard Gross will educate us about The History of the English Language, and Science will keep us on our toes. Donna Wright will be returning with a course on "Short Fiction," and we hope Steve Berk will share his thoughts with us, as well. At least that's the plan. As September approaches, keep an eye on theis website for the official posting of fall classes. Click on the "Fall Classes" tab above for more details.

We are looking at planning some exciting trips for 2016-2017

such as
  • Live opera telecasts in Portland;
  • Portland Art Museum and Oregon Historical Society Museum;
  • The Oregon Gardens [Silverton];
  • Oktoberfest [Mt. Angel, OR];
  • Possibly even our own Road Scholar trip!

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