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Kennewick Community Education

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222S20 Try It Vegetarian!


with David Harris

Calendar Apr 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm

This class is all about the vegetarian recipes that everyone can enjoy. The freshest ingredients go into chilaquiles, mushroom ragu with polenta, weeknight enchiladas, and maccheroni all norma with fresh tomato sauce. Sampling and recipes shared.

David Harris has been cooking professionally for over 20 years and owns Catering to You, a full service catering, delivery and set up, or delivery and drop off service with service throughout the Tri-City area. You can find his website at

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410S20 Cottage Gardening


with Lisa Douglas

Calendar Apr 13, 2020 at 6 pm

Bring your gardening gloves and passion for herbs, flowers and heirloom vegetables. Biodegradable jiffy pots will be used to plant seeds, making it easy to transport and place in your garden. Companion planting will be discussed to help participants choose what and how many seeds they want to plant and take home. Supply fee payable to instructor $1/pot.

Lisa Douglas is the owner and operator of Puddle Ducks Herb Farm, LLC located in West Pasco. She has been growing and selling herbs for over 20 years. She uses them to create all natural bath products, as well as incorporating them into cooking and craft projects. She is also an advocate for using and sharing essential oils for a healthier lifestyle.

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306S20 Oil Painting


with Tanna Scott

Calendar Apr 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class is for anyone, regardless of skill level, who wants to learn to paint with oils. Bring a photo or drawing to class showing what you would like to learn to paint. Popular examples are animals, flowers or landscapes. See supply list on the Community Education website. Participants choose canvas size. Additional supply information will be discussed at the first class.

Tanna Scott is a retired librarian from the Kennewick School District. Her life-like art work can be found at shows and fairs in addition to the art gallery in downtown Kennewick. 

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705S20 The Houses That Hanford Built


with Terry Andre

Calendar Apr 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Explore a city developed by a communitarian architect to meet the needs of civilians brought together to live and work on a secret army project in a company town where the "company" was the U.S. Government. Step back in time and arrive in the Richland of the 1940s and 50s. Enter a world of letter designations for houses, transit quarters, and dormitories as you discover the ABC's of Richland.

Terry Andre has been a museum educator with the New York State Museum and the former CREHST Museum. She is currently a volunteer with the B Reactor Museum Association. Her passion has been creating programs and events that bring history to life through the eyes of the participants. In this program, the other panel members will be representing both government and private organizations that played a pivotal role in the formation of the National Park. 

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105S20 Linux Computer Operating System


with Dennis Arter

Calendar Apr 15, 2020 at 6 pm

Is your computer operating system constantly battling viruses and crashes or costing you an arm and leg in repair and licensing fees? If so, this class is for you. Linux is one of the most reliable, secure and worry-free operating systems available, and has zero-cost entry. You will learn by visual demonstration how to install and use Linux as an inexpensive alternative to Windows.

Dennis Arter is a retired engineer who has studied and used computers since 1984. Over the years, he has used TI, Apple, Macintosh, Windows, Linux, and Android machines. Dennis is an on-call tech support for his family and friends. A resident of Kennewick, he enjoys local hiking, biking, and musical events. Dennis has been married to the same girl for nearly 50 years.

203S20 Homemade Jam Made Easy


with WSU Master Food Preserver

Calendar Apr 15, 2020 at 6 pm

Discover how easy it is to make your own sweet spreads. Learn how to create the perfect balance of fruit, sweetener, and other ingredients to enhance flavor and shelf life with research-based recipes. Low sugar and sugar-free recipes covered. After a short presentation on the basics, we will prepare and process a batch of jam. Everyone takes home a jar of just-made jam! Pay instructor $10 supply fee.


308S20 Acrylic Painting


with Patrick Fleming

Calendar Apr 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class will concentrate on mixing colors, using a limited palette, for a painting ready to hang. The instructor will set up a still life to paint, but you may also bring your own subject matter or photograph to paint. This class is open to all levels of artists who are eager to sharpen their skills. See supply list on Community Education website.

Patrick Fleming has over 50 years of experience as a professional illustrator and art teacher. As an experienced elementary through high school, college onto graduate school, art/art education instructor he emphasizes the very basics of design, drawing and color as applied to paintings.  He emphasizes basic skills to allow learners to pursue their individual goals as artists. 

100S20 Intro to Photography


with Mike Crow

Calendar Apr 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Take your interest in digital photography to the next level. Over a series of classes, explore the basic photographic techniques and artistic concerns involved in making photographs. The light triad, composition, photography terms, basic accessories, and developing a photographic vision will be covered through lectures and demonstrations. Participants entering the class must have a digital camera with aperture priority, shutter priority and exposure compensation. It is highly recommended that you read your camera’s guidebook before attending class. Bring your camera. 

Mike Crow is a native Tri-Citian, who (excepting a half a decade gallivanting across the country) has been located right in the Columbia Basin.  He has been swinging a lens for just over a decade capturing landscapes, people, and other subjects.  Mike is an expert in Photoshop Post Processing as well the mechanical aspects of shooting in the field.  He owned a local studio for 2 years at one point, has won awards and ribbons on several online sites such as DPC and Pixoto and currently works for a local media company. 

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