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Adventures in Learning for Ages 50+! Founded Winter 1998, Quest is an educational membership institute for active learners 50+ years of age. It is stress-free learning offered in friendly, sociable settings free of tests, grades, and credits. Activities and classes range from the academic to the artistic and include fitness and travel opportunities as well. Click Here to Learn More

Spring Quarter Quest Registration Opens March 16th at 9:00AM!

Scholarships are available! Click Here to Submit an Application

How to Register for Quest:
(1)
Create an account or sign in here.
(2) Add a Quest Membership to your Cart.
(3) You will then be able to see an "Add to Cart" button for the Quest classes that are open for registration. Add your selected class(es) to your Cart, and Check Out.
(4) You'll receive an email confirmation with your class information after signing up successfully.

Scroll down to view all of the current classes under this program. You can also view classes by topic by clicking a topic area below:

 

  • Beginner Kettlebell Exercise NEW!
  • CourseID: QUEST003D
    Fee: $50.80
    Dates: 4/5/2021 - 6/9/2021
    Times: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Days: M W
    Sessions: 19
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Melissa Lambert
     Show Description

    What to Bring to Class:  A light-weight kettlebell. Any size between 5-15 pounds is appropriate.

    If you are already doing strength training and can comfortably lift (with your arms and legs) a 5-lb dumbbell during lower body exercise more than 15 times, you may want to consider going 5-lbs up for your kettlebell (and so on). The exercises we are doing will be higher in volume, beginner strength, and power multi-joint postures. Physiological outcomes will be primarily foundational strength and power focused.


    No class held 5/31.
 

  • Folk Sing-Along NEW!
  • CourseID: QUEST008B
    Fee: $30.30
    Dates: 4/5/2021 - 5/24/2021
    Times: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 8
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Brittany Brook
     Show Description

    Due to the unavoidable problem of latency (audio lag) while communicating over internet connections, it's impossible for multiple people to stay in time with each other while singing or playing instruments on Zoom. Students will be muted during songs, while the instructor will act as musical leader, providing a guide for everyone to sing along with. Lyrics will be projected onto the screen throughout the Zoom class so that you can sing right in time with instructor Brittany!


 

  • Intro to U.S. Space Flight History NEW!
  • CourseID: QUEST004N
    Fee: $54.90
    Dates: 4/21/2021 - 5/19/2021
    Times: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 5
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Phillip Ballo
     Show Description


 

  • Masterworks of Russian Literature NEW!
  • CourseID: QUEST007
    Fee: $60.39
    Dates: 4/5/2021 - 6/7/2021
    Times: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 9
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Richard Middleton-Kaplan
     Show Description


    Required Text:

    1. Leo Tolstoy: A Very Short Introduction by Liza Knapp. ISBN: 978-0-19-881393-4. Very Short Introductions series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
    2. The second required text is available for free at the following website: http://www.nonresistance.org/tolstoy.html

    No class held 5/31.
 

  • Mythology and Human Values NEW!
  • CourseID: QUEST004L
    Fee: $54.90
    Dates: 4/26/2021 - 5/24/2021
    Times: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 5
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: John Jamison
     Show Description

    Required Text:

    1. Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone. Trans. by Fitts and Fitzgerald. Mariner Books. ISBN-13: 978-0156027649
    2. The Book of Genesis. Any translation will do - the Revised Standard Version (RSV) or New English Bible preferred.

 

  • So You Want to Talk About Race NEW!
  • CourseID: QUEST007J
    Fee: $34.40
    Dates: 4/6/2021 - 6/8/2021
    Times: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 10
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Margarita Banderas
     Show Description

    Required Text: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. ISBN: 978-1580056779. Any edition/format.


 

  • Spring Quarter Quest Membership
  • CourseID: QUEST032D
    Fee: $15.00
     Show Description

    This membership is valid March 16, 2021 through June 11, 2021.


 

  • Success with Vegetable Gardens 
  • CourseID: QUEST005E
    Fee: $22.10
    Dates: 4/26/2021 - 4/26/2021
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Kate Frey
     Show Description


 

  • The Art of Storytelling NEW!
  • CourseID: QUEST015B
    Fee: $65.88
    Dates: 4/2/2021 - 6/4/2021
    Times: 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 10
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Kathy McConnell
     Show Description

    The Art of Storytelling: Writing and Life
    Compose compelling stories through the study of the elements of good writing and drawing on one's life experiences.

    Required Text: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott. ISBN: 978-0385480017. Anchor.


 

  • The Fabulous Flower Border 
  • CourseID: QUEST005F
    Fee: $22.10
    Dates: 4/12/2021 - 4/12/2021
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Kate Frey
     Show Description


 

  • When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie 
  • CourseID: QUEST002G
    Fee: $36.20
    Dates: 5/25/2021 - 5/26/2021
    Times: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Days: Tu W
    Sessions: 2
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Gregory Schnorr
     Show Description

    Important: Register by May 13. No refunds after May 13.

    $10 Ingredient Kit included in course fee. The ingredient kit will need to be picked up from WWCC Walla Walla campus. More information will be emailed to registrants describing how to pick up your kit (approximately a week before class begins).


 

  • Winter Quarter Quest Membership
  • CourseID: QUEST032C
    Fee: $15.00
     Show Description

    This membership is valid December 8, 2020 through March 15, 2021.


 

  • Writing the Stories of Your Ancestors NEW!
  • CourseID: QUEST004O
    Fee: $42.60
    Dates: 4/6/2021 - 5/18/2021
    Times: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 7
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Donna Cummins
     Show Description

    You'll need to have some research assembled prior to class.


 

  • All Levels Hatha Yoga 
  • CourseID: QUEST003A
    Fee: $54.90
    Dates: 4/6/2021 - 6/10/2021
    Times: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Days: Tu Th
    Sessions: 20
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Rob Robinson
     Show Description

    Yoga mat recommended.


 

  • Drawing What You See 
  • CourseID: QUEST000A
    Fee: $87.84
    Dates: 4/7/2021 - 6/2/2021
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 9
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Gregory Tate
     Show Description

    Required Materials:

    1. Masonite drawing board 17 x 22"
    2. Two metal clips for holding paper onto board
    3. 18 x 24" newsprint drawing tablet (Grumbacher or Strathmore)
    4. 18 x 24" white drawing paper
    5. 8.5 x 11" sketchbook
    6. Waterproof black marking pens (Sharpie works the best: broad tip, medium line, fine line)
    7. Sticks of compressed charcoal
    8. Graphite drawing pencils: soft lead turqoise or ebony 6B, 4B, or 2B works the best
    9. Kneaded eraser and art gum erasers
    10. Rubbing nubs
    11. Prismacolor pencils
    12. Sandpaper
    13. Colored chalk


    Suggested Text:  Drawing Basics by Jaclyn St. Aubyn. ISBN: 978-0495006282. Cengage Learning.


 

  • Intro to Zoom 
  • CourseID: QUEST028
    Fee: $0.00
    Dates: 3/23/2021 - 3/23/2021
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Jodi Worden, Danielle Coila
     Show Description


 

  • Family History Record Sets NEW!
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • CourseID: QUEST004M
    Fee: $54.90
    Dates: 1/5/2021 - 3/9/2021
    Times: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 10
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Donna Cummins
     Show Description

    In order to see the presented materials, using a tablet or computer for Zoom class meetings is recommended.


 

  • Memoir as Story NEW!
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • CourseID: QUEST015A
    Fee: $65.88
    Dates: 1/8/2021 - 3/12/2021
    Times: 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 10
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Kathy McConnell
     Show Description

    Click Here to View Class Syllabus

    Required Text: Writing and Selling Your Memoir by Paula Balzer. Any edition. Writer's Digest Books. ISBN-13: 978-1599631356

    Suggested: Printer for making copies of work to be read.


 

  • Pi(e) Day 2021 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • CourseID: QUEST002D
    Fee: $48.50
    Dates: 3/12/2021 - 3/14/2021
    Times: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Days: Su F Sa
    Sessions: 3
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Gregory Schnorr
     Show Description

    Important: Register by March 2. No refunds after March 2.

    $10 Ingredient Kit included in course fee. The ingredient kit will need to be picked up from WWCC Walla Walla campus. More information will be emailed to registrants describing how to pick up your packet (approximately a week before class begins).


    Pre-class meeting on Friday 3/12 from 3-4pm (to review recipes and ingredients; no cooking). Class meets Saturday 3/13 & Sunday 3/14 from 3-5pm.
 

  • Tolstoy's Anna Karenina NEW!
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • CourseID: QUEST007G
    Fee: $60.39
    Dates: 1/4/2021 - 3/15/2021
    Times: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 9
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Richard Middleton-Kaplan
     Show Description

    Click Here to View Class Syllabus

    Required Texts:

    1. Leo Tolstoy: A Very Short Introduction by Liza Knapp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. ISBN: 978-0198813934
    2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, trans. by Louise & Alymer Maude, edited by George Gibian. Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1995. ISBN: 978-0393966428

    No class held 1/18 & 2/15.
 

  • All Levels Hatha Yoga 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • CourseID: QUEST003A
    Fee: $54.90
    Dates: 1/5/2021 - 3/25/2021
    Times: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Days: Tu Th
    Sessions: 20
    Building: Online
    Room: Zoom
    Instructor: Rob Robinson
     Show Description

    Yoga mat recommended.


    No class held 2/23, 2/25, 3/16, & 3/18.