PRIME TIME

Continuing Education at Green River College

PRIME TIME

PRIME TIME is a program for active adult learners 55+.

photo of Prime Time members in front of the Seattle, Washington, city skyline

Members enjoy stimulating, intellectual learning through short non-credit courses, discussion groups, social activities, and educational tours.

Membership is open to adults 55+ who are interested in participating in classes and educational tours. A yearly membership fee of $55 entitles you to a discount on PRIME TIME classes. If you are not a member, you are welcome to attend at the non-member class fee.

Become a member today!

  • Interesting short-term programs and educational tours that stimulate learning and interaction
  • Discounted fee for PRIME TIME classes and educational tours
  • Membership socials, luncheons, and guest lectures
  • 10% discount on most Continuing and Community Education classes

Register by phone by calling 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

Current Classes & Programs

Sign up for programs by browsing the selection below.

Bing Crosby and Bob Hope were two of the greatest names in Hollywood during the second world war. Bob Hope is considered one of the most popular comedians of the last century. Learn about the humble beginnings of Hope as we explore his early days. Bing Crosby was America's first superstar having tri...

Increasing dominance in the Asia-Pacific region, and the Belt-and-Road Initiative to make economic connections with the rest of Asia and Europe. Will this strategy work? What are the implications for the west? How should the United States and western governments handle China's increasing presence...

Dillanos Coffee Roasters, a family owned specialty coffee roaster located in Sumner, was established in 1992 and was named Roast Magazine’s 2011 Macro Roaster of the Year. Join us to tour this local, award-winning factory and learn about their organic roasting processes in addition to how they su...

Humans depend on Earth’s land, ocean, atmosphere, and biosphere for many different resources. Minerals, freshwater, and biosphere resources are limited, and many are not renewable or replaceable over human lifetimes. Nonrenewable energy resources, like coal, oil, and natural gas, are available in ...

Come learn about our regional transit system, including some history of transit in the Puget Sound and how Sound Transit is growing, from Everett to Tacoma to Issaquah. You’ll get practical information about schedules and buying tickets. The class includes a tour of a light rail station in final c...

During the economic hard times of the 1930's, U.S. government art projects under the WPA and other agencies created a wealth of public art and supported art communities across the country. In the Northwest hundreds of artists were employed and thousands of artworks created but their story is almost ...

Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money. Last year, 13 million people were victims of identity theft alone – that is one person every 2 seconds. Find out about today's leading scams and hear some tips learned straight from the con artists t...

Have you ever wondered how things are made and what machines makes the items that we use every day in our travels and at home? Mechatronics is the study of industrial machines, how they work, how to keep them running and how to keep advancing in an ever changing global economy. This class will pro...

Learn about the traditional drumming of South Korea - while enjoying lunch. The drumming is used to ease the rigor of collective labor required in rice farming, bring good weather for growing and harvest, and to celebrate a fruitful harvest. The sounds of the drums reflects the connection to farming...

Join Prime Time for an afternoon at the symphony! The Rainier Symphony is an artistically distinguished, 75-member community orchestra founded in 1981 composed of talented musicians ranging in skill from students and amateur players, to internationally-renowned professionals. “Enigma” the final...

This workshop covers 3 areas of financial planning critical for individuals approaching retirement: retirement income, protecting your most valuable assets from the unexpected and the basics of preparing your estate plan. Retirement expenses like long term care, health care costs and the role of so...

Learn how researchers at Seattle Children’s are developing lifesaving cures, accelerating clinical advances and addressing health issues affecting children and families around the world. The visit will include a conversation with a scientist, exploration of hands-on interactive visitor center exhi...

Socialism seems to be a major 2020 campaign theme. Far left Democrats are favoring a move to socialism with a single-payer health care program, the elimination of private health insurers and free college for all. Republicans are emphasizing free market capitalism with fewer and fewer government re...

The Syrian civl war began in 2011, but its roots go deeper than that. Over 600,000 Syrians have been killed, and millions more have been displaced. It is the second deadliest war in the 21st century. Russia, Iran, Turkey, and the U.S. have had to tiptoe around each other to avoid broadening the con...

President Trump began a trade war to improve our balance of trade, restore American jobs, and prevent forced technology transfers. When the world's two largest economies go at it, the whole world is affected. Sign up for this course to learn the history, costs and benefits and implications to each s...

Did you know that Japanese still uses the equivalent of hieroglyphics in every-day writing and communication? Have you wondered what it would be like to read a newspaper, novel or shopping list that was written using little pictures in place of letters? Japanese kanji is a little bit like using emo...

The communities that surround Puget Sound all have incredible stories to share, small histories that explain the unique and quirky personality of our state. From the struggles of the early pioneers to answers to quirky questions like, where’s the most important vacant lot in Washington State? Did...

Prime Time membership is open to active adults that enjoy stimulating, intellectual learning through classes, discussion groups, educational tours and social activities. $55 Yearly Membership Fee For Those 55+ Membership Benefits: Reduced Prime Time Class Fees ...

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Green River College
Continuing and Community Education

12401 SE 320th St
Auburn, WA 98092 

Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2535

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