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Kennewick Community Education

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209F22 Halloween Sugar Cookie Decorating


with Lisa Sanchez

Calendar Oct 19, 2022 at 6 pm

Show off your creative decorating flair on delicious golden brown cookies. Learn tips and tricks to achieve Halloween themed cookies that are almost too cute to eat. Participants will receive six sugar cookies to ice and decorate. Ages 5+ allowed if accompanied by an adult also registered for the class.


Lisa Sanchez is the creative mastermind behind Cakes By Lisa, LLC since forming in 2017. Lisa began decorating baked confectioneries over 10 years ago and had so many requests that she decided to make it an official business. Her custom specialties include celebration cakes, decorated sugar cookies, cupcakes, and cake pops.

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507F22 Preparing your Yard & Garden for Winter


with Tom Kay

Calendar Oct 19, 2022 at 7 pm

This class discusses what needs to be pruned, what to bring indoors or leave outdoors, what to cover, and what to leave alone. Invest in a gorgeous yard with just a little effort this fall. Your visions of spring begin now.


Tom Kay and his wife Gayle have owned and operated The Flower Farm nursery in Kennewick for over 35 years. They host a weekly Saturday morning radio program on KFLD 870 AM, 8 – 9 a.m. on the topic of gardening. They love Q & A time. Give them a call!

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902F22 Globe Trotting Women


with Diana McPherson

Calendar Oct 20, 2022 at 6 pm

From local hikes to international travel, learn tips on traveling solo or with small groups. Learn best practices to explore, have fun and be safe. Ages 15+.


Diana McPherson is a professional photographer and a passionate, eager, and experienced traveler. She has traveled to Belize, Italy, Baja, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, and 21 other states. She enjoys meeting new people and learning about their cultures.

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610F22 Cracking Open Enrollment


with Ryan Bennett

Calendar Oct 25, 2022 at 6 pm

Is discussing health care like discussing a foreign language? Learn about the basics of health care in this easy to understand class that reduces the mystery of deductibles, networks and out-of-pocket maxes. Learn about strategies on and off the health marketplace to save on your healthcare and make the most of ever shrinking health insurance dollars.


Ryan Bennett is a Full Lines Agent for Harvey Insurance. He is a technology enthusiast and does art and social media in his spare time.

401F22 Beginning Yoga


with Michelle Sweeney

Calendar Oct 27, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Beginning yoga will introduce the foundational poses of yoga with instruction on safe physical alignment. Breath will be linked to movement and progress at a relaxed pace. Participants will be exposed to the use of props and modifications to meet their individual needs.

No class will be held on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24th. 

Supply List: 

  •  Yoga Mat
  • Comfortable clothes for exercising in
  • 2 Yoga Blocks
  • Water Bottle


Michelle Sweeney is a registered yoga teacher (RYT200) and has have over 20 years of yoga experience.  She also teaches with the Kennewick School District.  Her combined experience will bring to the class an awareness of the needs of the individual.

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113F22 Basic Vase Design


with Kim Johnson

Calendar Nov 1, 2022 at 6 pm

Learn to create a beautiful vase design full of flowers with step by step instructions! Emphasis will be on flower preparations, stripping stems, how to properly place in a vase, and flower care to make your arrangement last as long as possible. 


Kim Johnson owns and operates Flowers by Kim. She started learning flower design in the late 90's and discovered a passion for bringing affordable arrangements to the Tri-Cities. 

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804F22 Intro to Photography


with Kaye DeBona

Calendar Nov 2, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Whether you are a camera novice or pro, there is so much to learn in this four-part series! Introducing the actual language of photography: f-stops, shutter speeds, ISO, exposure and aperture, what they mean and how they are used in all camera settings, whether it be film, digital or your cell phone. All cameras speak the same language. Bring your camera to class.


Kaye DeBona has been a photographer for 35 years, focusing on nature & travel. Within that scopes she seeks to integrate her love of nature and natural light with a passion for architectural features.


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204F22 Japanese Chawanmushi & Red Bean Dorayaki


with Eva Hsia-Elwell

Calendar Nov 2, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Learn hands-on how to prepare Japanese recipes in this cooking class. Recipes include lacey red bean pancakes and savory seafood egg custard, a dish so soft it will melt in your mouth. Everybody will ask for your secret recipe. Sampling and recipes shared.


Eva Hsia-Elwell is a graduate of Taiwan College. She teaches Oriental Torn Cotton Paper Art and Chinese cooking classes. Eva loves to share her passion for art and cooking with her classes by inviting them to have a hands-on experience.

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