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ENCORE (Exploring New Concepts of Retirement Education)


  • Do you have a love of learning? 
  • Are you looking for a way to get involved with others who share your interests?
  • Want to stay mentally active?
  • ........Then ENCORE is for you!

ENCORE is an association of retirement-age people who share a love of learning.  Established in 2001, ENCORE is a volunteer based organization that is sponsored by Clatsop Community College.  To request further information or to receive a membership application, please call 503-338-2408.

ENCORE is a member run organization whose membership is open to retired and semi-retired adults 50 years of age or older, who enjoy intellectual stimulation and the opportunity to meet new friends. 

ENCORE is run entirely by its members.  Members decide what they want to learn and how they want to learn it.  They put on their own classes, invite guest speakers, discuss current issues, read books and always keep their minds active. 

ENCORE offers short term courses, which are often led by members and cover a wide range of topics including science, health, art, music, literature, history, writing, and current events.

  • There are no tests or grades
  • There is no compulsory attendance
  • There are no homework assignments...just lots of enjoyment, enrichment and friendship!               

Dues are paid annually, entitling members to enroll in any  ENCORE classes for free (except where occasional fees are necessary for special classes).  Financial help for membership and class materials is available upon request by calling 503-338-2408.   Check out our website for further information at

TRY ONE CLASS FOR FREE!  Anyone interested in the ENCORE experience may try one class for free!  You may enjoy one session only of any class at no cost or obligation.  We know you'll want more! 

ENCORE holds classes primarily in Astoria and Seaside.  Classes meet during the daytime, and members often carpool together. 

LUNCH BUNCH is also a part of ENCORE where members meet on the first Tuesday of every month in various locations for a good meal and lots of fun!  It's a great way to get to meet and learn more about other members too!  

Last Updated: 
September 14, 2012, 11:56 pm
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