Continuing Education and Community Events
Continuing Education and Community Events (CECE) connects campus to community and the world through continuing education and experiences in arts, culture, and the humanities. CECE is committed to developing lifelong learning opportunities through personal enrichment classes, workshops, and special events for LCSC students, staff, faculty and the community.
Non-Credit Personal Enrichment Classes
Continuing Education offers a variety of affordable, short-format courses designed to help individuals experience other cultures, hone technical skills, and enjoy new pastimes. CECE provides comfortable classrooms and schedule-friendly dates and times. These educational opportunities are available through LCSC in Lewiston and its outreach centers located in Grangeville and Orofino.
As part of a network of nearly 2,000 independent educational and cultural institutions, CECE provides extraordinary experiences that combine a love of learning with engaging environments for people 55 & older. Participants from across the nation learn about cultural topics of interest in our region through guided activities and presentations from noted speakers.
The Silverthorne Artist's Series provides LCSC students and members of our community exposure to cultural and educational experiences through the presentation of performing arts and films. This program is funded in part by LCSC Student Fees.
For over thirty years, the Dogwood Festival of the Lewis-Clark Valley has been a long-standing tradition in the community. LCSC assists by providing administrative support and oversight of the Festival. Community members serve as Dogwood Festival Ambassadors and advise staff on marketing, promotion, and funding efforts. Annual Dogwood Festival events have included the Stephen Lyman Children's Art Exhibit, Earth Day Celebration, Confluence Grape & Grain, AKC All-Breed Dog Show, Seaport River Run, Seaport Quilter's Guild Annual Festival of Quilts, Dogwood Show & Shine and Art Under the Elms. All activities take place throughout the month of April.
This outdoor signature event of the Dogwood Festival offers three full days of fine arts and crafts, family fun, gourmet food, and live entertainment on the LCSC Campus. Art Under the Elms presents a juried roster of artists from across the nation to over 12,000 visitors annually the last full weekend of April. All proceeds support Personal Enrichment classes and programs at CECE.