Clarks ECD hosts backtoschool open house

first_imgAt the Clark College Economic and Community Development campus, a circle of 12 people learned about the intersection of Tai Chi and dance, linked at the arms and stomping to the rhythm of music played over a stereo.Down the hall, another group was learning the secrets to making the perfect barbecue sauce. Upstairs, still more people were at the center Thursday evening, learning about gardening, painting, meditation, Medicare — every subject you hadn’t realized you didn’t know, but suddenly felt the need to learn.At the ECD’s first-ever back-to-school open house, attendees had the chance to dip their toes into a wide array of classes offered at the college’s Fisher’s Landing campus.“Economic and community development here at Clark College is a very diverse department,” said Abby Herrera, marketing and communications manager for the center. “It has something for everybody.”Indeed, the open house included demonstrations in painting, sourdough bread baking, yoga, Javascript and even a lesson on working with introverts and extroverts.With the fall quarter kicking off Sept. 24, Hererra said, it was an opportunity to introduce the open house’s approximately 100 attendees to Clark College’s community offerings.last_img read more