GED and Adult Basic Education in Curry

Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) is offering GED exam preparation and Adult Basic Education classes summer term in Curry County. These classes prepare individuals to take the GED exam, enroll in college or enhance career skills.

Students can build a pipeline to enter college, training programs or jobs in high-demand career areas.

Orientation is scheduled for June 24 and JUne 26 at the Gold Beach Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and at the Curry Campus on June 25 and June 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. All new students must attend the orientation sessions.

GED and Adult Basic Education classes will meet Monday and Wednesday at the Gold Beach Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday at the Curry Campus in Brookings from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. All classes start the week after orientation and meet for seven weeks.

Classes are also offered at the Coos Bay Campus. Please call 541-888-1593 for information. There is a charge of $50 to participate in any combination of these classes, in any location, each term.

For more information or to register for orientation and classes, please call 541-813-1667. Summer term 2019 is June 24 through Aug. 15.

Live Culture Coast Commissions Temporary, Large-Scale Art

Artists are invited to submit proposals to create one of two large-scale outdoor art installations for Live Culture Coast. This new Southern Oregon Coast event takes place Oct. 18-27 and will bring together artists, farmers, outdoor recreationalists and community organizers to reclaim the future and ignite powerful community change in art, culture and local food systems. From Reedsport to Brookings, we will celebrate all that is good about the Southern Oregon Coast!

For these events, Live Culture Coast will commission two original, ambitious art works that comment, communicate and collaborate with the landscape. The works will be installed at the Port of Gold Beach and Langlois Cheese Factory as interactive elements during the 10 day event series.

Audience participation with the installations will range from drive-by to direct engagement. Each art piece should ignite curiosity and engage the senses. Concepts are due by July 15. See the full RFP, including project specifications and submission details, online at

—Curry Pilot