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Computers

Coding-HCC
Course ID: 6922   Location: T-162
Class Dates: Apr. 19   Th
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 12
Fee: $25.00
Curious about coding? This course will define what coding is and what it can do. It will also identify the basic types of programming languages and the importance of good algorithm design. Participants will be introduced to multiple coding environments including programming for Web-based and desktop applications.

Computer Security
Course ID: 6850   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Apr. 10   T
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 3
Fee: $25.00
How often should you check for viruses and malware? How does a computer behave if infected? How do you prevent it? Come and find how you can check your own computer for viruses, malware, how keep your computer protected at all times, and signs your computer may be infected.

Excel Introduction
Course ID: 6844   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Apr. 5, 12   Th
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 29
Fee: $39.00
Excel spreadsheets can help organize your daily life. Learn how to organize your life using the rows and cells of spreadsheets!

Internet Browsers
Course ID: 6839   Location: Warren Public Library
Class Dates: Feb. 20, 27   T
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 13
Fee: $39.00
Which is the most secure browser? What is an app? What is the difference between the most common browsers? What is a plug-in? How do I prevent pop-ups? Learn the answers to these questions and more at this two-evening class.

Keeping Your Computer Clean and Healthy
Course ID: 6924   Location: Apple Canyon Lake Property Owner's Club
Class Dates: Mar. 21   W
Class Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 14
Fee: $25.00
Viruses, malware, and social engineering are all concerns when we go on the Internet. But did you know the average computer keyboard and smartphone have more germs than the average toilet seat? This session will examine cleaning the physical aspects of your computers and devices, as well as maintaining an environment that is as safe and secure as possible for your devices.

Using Cloud Storage
Course ID: 6840   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Apr. 17, 24   T
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 10
Fee: $39.00
Why should you use cloud storage? Ever wonder what OneDrive, Google Drive, DropBox, iCloud, and others are about but are afraid to try them? How secure are they? Learn how to use cloud storage, the advantages and disadvantages of cloud storage, and how you might use these powerful tools in this class.

Windows 10
Course ID: 6841   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Feb. 20, 27   T
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 13
Fee: $39.00
Learn the new features of Windows 10 and the similarities between prior versions of Windows and 10. Bring your Windows 10 laptop to use in class and immediately apply what you learn.

Word Introduction
Course ID: 6845   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Mar. 8, 15, 22   Th
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 1
Fee: $59.00
Want to make the word processor work for you rather than getting frustrated trying to complete documents? Uncover the mystery and stop being frustrated. Take this class to learn how word processors function and work with them rather than against.

Personal Enrichment

3D Printing-ACLPOA
Course ID: 6921   Location: Apple Canyon Lake Property Owner's Club
Class Dates: Mar. 21   W
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 14
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 6920 for description. This CRN will be held at Apple Canyon Lake Property Owners' Clubhouse.

3D Printing-HCC
Course ID: 6920   Location: T-137
Class Dates: Apr. 10   T
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 3
Fee: $25.00
Learn how three dimensional solid objects are created as a digital file and then printed as a 3D model. Course will also summarize the features of several types of 3D printers and how these printers are being utilized in homes and businesses. Watch a 3D printer in action and better understand the programming used to create the object.

African-American Genealogy
Course ID: 6851   Location: Freeport Public Library
Class Dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 6   T
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Jan. 23
Fee: $39.00
Participants learn about the variety of potential avenues to trace their African-American ancestors that goes beyond the documents and family trees found on Ancestry.com. The use of DNA tests to determine which African nation, or nations, their ancestors came from will also be briefly addressed in the course.

Altering a Purchased Pattern
Course ID: 6910   Location: Aquin Catholic High School
Class Dates: Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13   T
Class Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 13
Fee: $100.00
Using a basic bodice and skirt pattern, you will first construct a simple muslin mock-up. Then through learning how to alter the commercial pattern, you will learn the necessary skills to make pattern adjustments for sewing your own properly fitted garments. Another mock-up will be made with the alterations, which will serve as a foundation for future clothing projects. You may choose to take Figure Out Your Figure first to learn what alterations should be made to your pattern to flatter your figure! Sewing machines are available to use, or bring your own machine.

American Lumber Saga & The Upper Mississippi
Course ID: 6928   Location: International Preservation Studies Center formerly Campbell Center
Class Dates: Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, museum trip May 5   Th
Class Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 5
Fee: $25.00
Can one call Clinton, Iowa, a lumber capital? From 1492 to today, many factors have influenced how one can claim this attribution and how history can provide such a claim. In this course, students will follow the many rises and falls of various American lumber capitals and discover the role the Upper Mississippi River had in the American lumber saga. At the end, students will understand that Clinton, Iowa can be called an American Lumber capital. Saturday, 5/5/2018 will be a tour of the museum in Clinton, Iowa.

Assassination of Garfield-HCC
Course ID: 6859   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Mar. 5   M
Class Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 26
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 6858 for description. This CRN will be held at Highland.

Assassination of Garfield-SRC
Course ID: 6858   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center
Class Dates: Mar. 5   M
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 26
Fee: $29.00
This one-night class looks at the assassination of President Garfield. It first looks at US Culture in 1881, a brief biography of James Garfield, and of Charles Guiteau, who grew up in Freeport, IL. It then covers the details leading up to the morning of July 2, 1881, at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, DC. It covers the capture, trial, and execution of Guiteau. It covers the poor medical treatment received by Garfield and his death on September 19, 1881. The current status of the Railroad station and the gravesite of Garfield are also explored. This class will be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resouce Center, Freeport.

Assassination of Kennedy-HCC
Course ID: 6861   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Mar. 26   M
Class Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 19
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 6860 for description. This CRN will be held at Highland.

Assassination of Kennedy-SRC
Course ID: 6860   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center
Class Dates: Mar. 26   M
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 19
Fee: $29.00
This one-night class looks at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It first looks at US culture in 1963, a brief biography of JFK, and of Lee Harvey Oswald. It then covers the details leading up to November 22, 1963, at the Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. It covers the capture and fate of Oswald, and the hospitalization and funeral of JFK. The current status of Dealey Plaza and the gravesite of JFK are also explored. This class will be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport.

Assassination of Lincoln-HCC
Course ID: 6863   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Mar. 12   M
Class Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 5
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 6862 for description. This CRN will be held at Highland.

Assassination of Lincoln-SRC
Course ID: 6862   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center
Class Dates: Mar. 12   M
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 5
Fee: $29.00
This one-night class looks at the assassination of President Lincoln. It first looks at US culture in 1865, a brief biography of Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth. It then covers the details leading up to the evening of April 14, 1865, at Ford's Theater, the capture of Booth and his accomplices, and the funeral procession of Lincoln. The current status of Ford's Theatre and the gravesite of Lincoln are also explored. This class will be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport.

Ballroom Dance-Foxtrot
Course ID: 6944   Location: Keystone Dance Company, 118 W. Front Avenue, Stockton
Class Dates: Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26   Th
Class Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 29
Fee: $50.00
Learn to Foxtrot and smoothly travel around a dance floor. See CRN 6942 for additional information.

Ballroom Dance-Rumba
Course ID: 6943   Location: Keystone Dance Company, 118 W. Front Avenue, Stockton
Class Dates: Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29   Th
Class Time: 7:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 1
Fee: $50.00
Learn Rumba, a sequence of 6 steps, which form the shape of a box on the floor. See CRN 6942 for additional information.

Ballroom Dance-Swing
Course ID: 6942   Location: Keystone Dance Company, 118 W. Front Avenue, Stockton
Class Dates: Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29   Th
Class Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 1
Fee: $50.00
Learn Swing, a dance developed for music from the 20s through 40’s, this spring with Scheckel Dance Instruction at Keystone Dance Co., Stockton, IL. No dance experience necessary. All classes will start at a basic level with higher level steps offered as the class progresses. For those already dancing, come join us to increase your repertoire. Proper dance technique, frame, posture, and beat identification will be covered. Hard soled shoes are recommended and a partner is suggested, but not required.

Ballroom Dance-Waltz
Course ID: 6945   Location: Keystone Dance Company, 118 W. Front Avenue, Stockton
Class Dates: Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26   Th
Class Time: 7:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 29
Fee: $50.00
Learn to Waltz, the example for creation of many other ballroom dances. See CRN 6942 for additional information.

Basic Digital Photography
Course ID: 6753   Location: H-117
Class Dates: Feb. 9, 16, 23   F
Class Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 2
Fee: $109.00
This action-packed class will show you how to create and care for interesting digital photos! We will cover the basics of digital photography. You will learn elements of composition, exposure control, photographing people, close-up, action and low-light photography. We will also spend time on the "how to" of sharing images and storing your photos. Bring your camera and gain the confidence you need to take great photos time and time again!

Basic Look at the Civil War, 1861-1865
Course ID: 6878   Location: Galena Public Library
Class Dates: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27   T
Class Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Jan. 30
Fee: $54.00
Introductory course on the American Civil War (1861-1865). Topics include events leading up to the war, deciding battles, Civil War medicine, the home front, and reconstruction. Class will be held at the Galena Public Library, Galena, IL.

BASSET Certification
Course ID: 6946   Location: White Pines Resort, Mt. Morris
Class Dates: Mar. 26   M
Class Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 19
Fee: $40.00
This training satisfies the BASSET training requirement for the state of Illinois. Evan Talbert, Highland Community College Hospitality Instructor, will cover the physical properties of alcohol, prevention and intervention, state and local statutes and DUI, identification techniques, and dram shop and liability coverage. Ogle and Stephenson counties are mandated to be in compliance by July 1, 2017. Jo Daviess and Carroll are mandated to be in compliance by July 1, 2018.

Beginning Watercolor Workshop
Course ID: 6923   Location: 1727 Church St., Freeport
Class Dates: Apr. 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6   W
Class Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 11
Fee: $140.00
Each session consists of a short lecture, a demo, student exercises, creative time, and helpful critiques. Basics include subject selection, composition, color theory, and special watercolor techniques. Hopefully each student will create at least one "masterpiece" during the workshop. Since studio time is limited, you are encouraged to work at home and bring your paintings to class for review and critique. Class maximum of 10 students to allow individual attention. Printed handouts are provided each session to allow for catch-ups for missed sessions and to provide reference materials for future use.

Black Hawk War in Upper Midwest
Course ID: 6908   Location: H-117
Class Dates: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6   T
Class Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Jan. 30
Fee: $42.00
In April 1832, the "British Band" of the Sauk and Fox tribes, led by the redoubtable warrior Black Hawk, crossed the Mississippi River from Iowa to Illinois in a last desperate effort to reclaim their home town of Saukenuk from the white settlers they felt had taken the land illegally. This event led to the governor of Illinois calling out the state militia and the US Army sending troops to track down Black Hawk and his followers. The following months saw violence erupt between the Native Americans and the troops chasing them until the final battle at Bad Axe in August. This class will trace the history of the conflict between the Sauk and the settlers and follow the events of what came to be called the Black Hawk War. About the instructor: Allen Reed was a volunteer historic instructor at the Apple River Fort State Historic Site in Elizabeth, IL for ten years. He has previously organized a class on the Black Hawk War at the HCC West campus in Elizabeth and has made presentations on the Black Hawk War at the Byron, IL Historical Society and to the Midwest Open Air Museums Coordinating Council. Suggested Readings: "The Life of Black Hawk" by Black Hawk, Dover Publications, Inc. "The Black Hawk War of 1832: by Patrick J. Jung, University of Oklahoma Press

Brazilian Cuisine
Course ID: 6892   Location: St. John's UCC, Freeport
Class Dates: Apr. 30   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 23
Fee: $45.00
Brazilian cuisine has European, African, and Amerindian influences, usually featuring rice and beans! Learn cooking techniques of this unique cuisine and take home additional recipes to try. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Cajun Cuisine II
Course ID: 6886   Location: St. John's UCC, Freeport
Class Dates: Mar. 19   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 12
Fee: $45.00
No prerequisites, learn more recipes from the French-speaking Acadian people! Please bring containers to take food home in.

Candlemaking Basics
Course ID: 6870   Location: F-066
Class Dates: March 5, 7, 9   M/W/F
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 27
Fee: $50.00
Learn what materials are needed and the methods to complete making candles. You will make one container candle and one molded candle to take home. Information and links will be provided in a handout for purchasing candle-making materials and other basic information. Cost of the class includes materials for one container candle.

Card Making A
Course ID: 6728   Location: F-062
Class Dates: Mar. 21, Apr. 4, 18, May 2   W
Class Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 14
Fee: $30.00
Create your own greeting cards and paper projects! You will create three to four projects each class using new tools and many different card folds. No project duplicated! Materials you must bring are adhesive, precision scissors, ruler, and pencil. A $25.00 materials fee paid to the instructor on the first night covers all materials for the four weeks! For the beginner or experienced crafter.

Card Making B
Course ID: 6729   Location: F-062
Class Dates: Mar. 23, Apr. 6, 20, May 4   F
Class Time: 9:30-12:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 16
Fee: $30.00
See Course ID 6728 for description.

Card Making C
Course ID: 6730   Location: F-062
Class Dates: Mar. 30, Apr. 13, 27, May 11   F
Class Time: 9:30-12:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 23
Fee: $30.00
See Course ID 6728 for description.

Cedarville & Addams Family Items
Course ID: 6911   Location: Cedarville Historical Museum
Class Dates: Mar. 13, 27, Apr. 10, 24   T
Class Time: 7:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 6
Fee: $50.00
Classes will center around the indefinite loan of items to the museum from the Addams home and family, including the bed Jane Addams reportedly was born in.

Chicago Botanical Gardens
Course ID: 0   Location: TBD
Class Dates: May 26   S
Class Time: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
Registration Deadline: May 19
Fee: $109.00
This safari will include a photographic discussion at the Botanical Center. This is one of the premiere gardens in the United States, and you will have an opportunity to capture significantly diverse species in a wonderful setting. Trip departs from the Stenstrom Center in Rockford, Illinois. Please contact Gary Gullett at Adventure Safari Network at 815-222-2824 to register.

Conversational Spanish for Health Care
Course ID: 6918   Location: N-154
Class Dates: Apr. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18   M/W
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 26
Fee: $60.00
This Spanish course will start with a variety of topics at the basic level. It will cover grammer and structure that is necessary for speaking the language. The primary objective is basic Spanish vocabulary for health care, pronunciation, and vocabulary building.

Earn Extra Money with a Mystery Shopping Business
Course ID: 6770   Location: H-208
Class Dates: Apr. 23   M
Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 16
Fee: $15.00
Have you seen ads telling you how to become a shopper, but only if you send them a lot of money? You do not have to pay to begin your new career in this exciting field. You will learn how to start your business endeavor ( participants must also attend “Explore 250 Legitimate Home Based Business Ideas” ), and you will also learn how to sign up with many legitimate mystery shopping companies WITHOUT FEES!, avoid the pitfalls and scams, create a required mystery shopping resume and profile, and take care of legalities and taxes regarding this income. With a few simple steps, you can start Mystery Shoping today! A mandatory $10 materials fee that includes a list of 25 legitimate companies is payable to the instructor at the door.

Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas
Course ID: 6772   Location: H-208
Class Dates: Apr. 23   M
Class Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 16
Fee: $25.00
Tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits by starting a home business. Taught by a Chamber of Commerce Past President and award winning business owner, this is probably the most comprehensive business start-up workshop you will ever find. You will discover more than 250 legitimate home business ideas, mandatory legal documentation, many ways to market your product/service, and how to take tax deductions (this workshop included!). If you really want to succeed in a home business, this step-by-step session is a must! A mandatory $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the high demands of this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop may only be offered once a year.

Figure Out Your Figure
Course ID: 6919   Location: Aquin Catholic High School
Class Dates: Feb. 6, 13   T
Class Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Jan. 30
Fee: $75.00
Do you have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear? Learn how to flatter your figure with Figure Out Your Figure. Whether you purchase or sew your own clothes, this course is for you. Learn to identify your figure type to choose clothing and/or patterns that flatter your figure including necklines and accessories. You may choose to take Altering a Purchased Pattern to learn what alterations to make to flatter your figure!

Fishing to Catch Fish!
Course ID: 6880   Location: Apple Canyon Lake Property Owner's Club
Class Dates: May 8   T
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: May 1
Fee: $15.00
Want to know more about fishing? In two hours learn the basics of equipment, bait, location, and how to catch more fish!

French Cuisine II
Course ID: 6889   Location: St. John's UCC, Freeport
Class Dates: Apr. 9   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 2
Fee: $45.00
No prerequisites, French cuisine options are endless. If you took the class before, learn additional recipes and techniques. If you did not take the class, fine, no problem. No prior knowledge is required to enjoy this wonderful cuisine. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Fruit & Vegetable Production
Course ID: 1142   Location: E-101
Class Dates: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31   T
Class Time: 9:00-11:30 AM
Registration Deadline: Jun. 5
Fee: $20.00
Monica Pierce

Greek Cuisine
Course ID: 6882   Location: St. John's UCC, Freeport
Class Dates: Feb. 19   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 12
Fee: $45.00
You suggested, we listened! Many suggested a Greek Cuisine class…here it is! Greek cuisine is Mediterranean cuisine noted for being heart healthy and includes the wide use of vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish, and wine. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Inner Voice Intro
Course ID: 6875   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Feb. 27   T
Class Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 20
Fee: $10.00
Curious to learn more about your inner voice and your intuitive gifts? Take this one hour course to learn if you want to take a deeper dive into your intuitive gifts by taking Manifesting Your Desires and/or Tapping Into Your Inner Voice. Meet Elias and learn of his passion for helping others discover their intuitive gifts.

Integrity Coaching ®
Course ID: 6929   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Mar. 1, 2   Th/F
Class Time: Th 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, F 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 22
Fee: $1,395.00
This highly interactive course assists managers, supervisors, and leaders in becoming more adept at giving people a sense of purpose and challenging them to reach higher levels of performance. Participants will learn, practice, and implement a simple five-step coaching process that gives others a sense of purpose, challenges them to reach higher levels of performance, and builds confidence and competence in their abilities. Reinforcement follow-up workshops 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (7 nights) - in person preferred, conference call-in available. March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19.

Integrity Selling ®
Course ID: 6930   Location: H-210
Class Dates: May 3, 4   Th/F
Class Time: Th 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, F 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 26
Fee: $1,095.00
Integrity Selling combines a proven, six-step selling methodology with breakthroughs in the critical areas frequently overlooked in most sales programs: self-belief, confidence,and achievement drive. This course assists sales professionals in incorporating positive values, ethics, and beliefs into every aspect of their selling. Reinforcement follow-up workshops 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (7 nights) - in person preferred, conference call-in available. May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26.

Intro to Mig Welding
Course ID: 6872   Location: T-129
Class Dates: Mar. 22   Th
Class Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 15
Fee: $35.00
Mig welding is one of the most common types of welding with welders using 110 volt current and available at Mendard's. The mig weld is a continuous weld using inert gas. Learn to set the wire speed and voltage. See the five different weld joints and the four different weld positions. Learn the most common welds. Learn how to maintain the wire feed gun and what safety equipment is needed. This is a hands-on class, please dress appropriately to work in a shop, including long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes, and no loose clothing.

Intro to Oxy-Acetylene Welding
Course ID: 6877   Location: T-129
Class Dates: Feb. 12   M
Class Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 5
Fee: $35.00
Welding is a popular hobby and an in-demand career. Oxy-acetylene is the type of welding that uses a flame and torch, and is used to cut and braise metal. Learn what oxy-acetylene welding is from one of Highland's welding instructors and see if you would like to learn more in a for-credit class. This is a hands-on class, please dress appropriately to work in a shop, including long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes, and no loose clothing.

Intro to Shield Metal Arc Welding
Course ID: 6871   Location: T-129
Class Dates: Mar. 20   T
Class Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 13
Fee: $35.00
Commonly known as stick welding, learn how to set the voltage for the different size of electrodes, the proper angle to hold the electrode holder, the proper safety equipment, and what tools are needed. This is a hands-on class, please dress appropriately to work in a shop, including long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes, and no loose clothing.

Introduction to Chakras
Course ID: 6900   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Feb. 7   W
Class Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Jan. 31
Fee: $35.00
This course will outline the seven chakras, each one's importance, and how these energy centers are connected to our physical, mental, and spiritual selves. Learn each chakra's purpose, function, and the effects of a blocked chakra.

Introduction to Essential Oils
Course ID: 6902   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Feb. 21   W
Class Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 14
Fee: $69.00
This three-hour workshop will cover the benefits of five essential oils. Participants will learn the importance of safety and the difference between "warm" and "cool" oils. Discussion will be held describing the need to identify the quality of oils. Application and typical uses will be outlined. Attendees will sample and receive samples of each oil used in class. Course fee includes $30.00 for samples of oils.

Introduction to Genealogy
Course ID: 6838   Location: Warren Public Library
Class Dates: Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27   T
Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 27
Fee: $39.00
Learn the basic forms and resources required and available to research the family tree and history. Learn about computer programs and websites. The culminating activity will be the creation of an ancestral chart completed by the student.

Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
Course ID: 6852   Location: Freeport Public Library
Class Dates: Feb. 13, 20, 27   T
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 6
Fee: $59.00
This introductory course will help participants understand genetic genealogy (DNA tests for ethnicity) and discuss how to make the most of DNA test results to further your family trees. Participants who already have DNA ethnicity test results should bring a printout of those results for in-class discussion. A brief discussion of the value of different tests and testing companies will also be included in the course.

Introduction to Meditation
Course ID: 6901   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Feb. 14   W
Class Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 7
Fee: $35.00
Participants will learn the effects of meditation, including but not limited to stress management, assisting with anxiety, and managing pain. A variety of strategies will be provided and practiced that can be applied immediately.

Introduction to Shopify
Course ID: 6926   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Jan. 22, 29   M
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Jan. 15
Fee: $47.00
Shopify is an online business platform to sell your products and services without needing to know any coding. The largest advantage to Shopify is its ability to drop-ship products around the world with no money invested in inventory.

Italian Cuisine II
Course ID: 6884   Location: St. John's UCC, Freeport
Class Dates: Mar. 5   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 26
Fee: $45.00
Learn even more traditional Italian recipes. This is a continuation of the earlier Italian Cuisine class, but the first class is NOT a prerequisite. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Japanese Cuisine
Course ID: 6891   Location: St. John's UCC, Freeport
Class Dates: Apr. 23   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 16
Fee: $45.00
Many Japanese dishes feature cooked noodles, which will be highlighted in this class, along with seasonal ingredients and flavors. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Learn Your Smartphone I-HCC
Course ID: 6847   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Mar. 6   T
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 27
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 6846 for description. This CRN number will be held at Highland.

Learn Your Smartphone II-HCC
Course ID: 6849   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Mar. 13   T
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 6
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 6848 for description. This CRN will be held at Highland.

Learn Your Smartphone II-SRC
Course ID: 6848   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center
Class Dates: Mar. 13   T
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 6
Fee: $25.00
If you attended smartphone in the past, or know the basics, expand your knowledge with this class. Class to be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport.

Learn Your Smartphone I-SRC
Course ID: 6846   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center
Class Dates: Mar. 6   T
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 27
Fee: $25.00
Learn more about your smartphone. Class will include security, how to use contacts, linking your email and more. Time will be reserved at the end of class to have your questions answered. Class meets at the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport.

Maintaining Your Car-Checking Oil, Tires, Etc.
Course ID: 6879   Location: T-123/T-124
Class Dates: Apr. 10, 17   T
Class Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 3
Fee: $30.00
What types of fluids are needed and the service intervals recommended for vehicle longevity are topics covered in this class. Lab tasks will allow participants to become familiar with the under hood layout of their vehicle and basic maintenance procedures. First class or first part of class will be classroom and the second part will be hands-on tasks in lab. Bring your car and comfortable clothes.

Make a Wish: Road Scholar Travel Discoveries-Hanover
Course ID: 6925   Location: Jo Daviess County Senior Resource Center, Hanover
Class Dates: Apr. 11   W
Class Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 4
Fee: $7.50
Have you ever wanted to ride historic railroads in Colorado? Attend Oregon Shakespeare Festival? Go birding in the Ecuadorian Andes? Or discover Revolutionary War facts in Boston? Road Scholar Ambassador Kathleen Weber will share lifelong learning opportunities for those 50 and better. She has experienced New Mexico's geological sites; New Orleans' history and music; canoeing on southern Illinois' Cache River wetlands; Puerto Rico's art, nature, and culture; a Door County culinary adventure; and a creative writer's workshop in Green Lake, Wisconsin.

Make a Wish: Road Scholar Travel Discoveries-HCC
Course ID: 6953   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Apr. 17   T
Class Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 10
Fee: $7.50
See Course ID 6925 for course description. This CRN will meet at Highland Community College.

Make Money with a Virtual Assistant/Word Processing Business (prerequisite)
Course ID: 6777   Location: H-208
Class Dates: Apr. 23   M
Class Time: 9:00-10:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 16
Fee: $15.00
If you can type, then you can make money at home using your computer. Having already learned all about home-based business success ( participants must attend “Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas "), you will then discover how and where to find clients, 50 ways to advertise/market your services, effective home office equipment choices, 100 ways to make money with a computer, and FREE national networking information. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door.

Manifesting Your Desires
Course ID: 6874   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24   T
Class Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 27
Fee: $60.00
Manifesting Your Desires will help you overcome what is blocking you from reaching your full potential utilizing meditation, experiential experiences, vision board, and gratitude. Also learn how to block unwanted energy.

Metal Detecting
Course ID: 6899   Location: Stephenson County Historical Society, Freeport
Class Dates: May 7   M
Class Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 30
Fee: $26.00
Are you curious about the increasingly popular hobby of metal detecting? Or do you already have a metal detector, but aren't sure how to use it? This two-hour workshop will help you get digging for your first targets before you know it. You'll learn about the functions of the detector, useful accessories, how to find the best hunting spots, and metal detecting etiquette. The instructor will demonstrate how to adjust the settings depending on the type of detecting you are doing and the target you are looking for. If you have a metal detector, bring it to class. If you don't, you'll have a chance to swing one of the instructor’s detectors to locate and dig a target. Class will be held at the Stephenson County Historical Museum, 1440 S. Carroll Avenue in Freeport. In the event of inclement weather, class will be held indoors.

Mexican Cuisine
Course ID: 6887   Location: St. John's UCC, Freeport
Class Dates: Mar. 26   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 19
Fee: $45.00
Finally, a class featuring recipes from our southern neighbor, Mexico. Vegetables play an important role in the cuisine, and recipes may include tacos, pozole, and more. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Mixology
Course ID: 6947   Location: White Pines Resort, Mt. Morris
Class Dates: Mar. 11   Su
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 4
Fee: $59.00
This 3-hour course is an introduction to the basics and some of the finer points of bartending and mixing. Fully hands-on and interactive, students will have the opportunity to practice and prepare real cocktails, drinks, and shooters. While designed for beginners or those with a basic understanding of bartending and alcohol in general, the course will also have tips and pointers for more experienced bartenders.

Next Steps Genealogy
Course ID: 6853   Location: Freeport Public Library
Class Dates: Apr. 3, 10   T
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 27
Fee: $39.00
Have you already begun to develop your family tree and need ideas for breaking through obstacles, or just want additional avenues to learn more about your ancestors? Participants with issues in furthering their family trees should bring one or two examples to class. Learn additional avenues to research about your ancestors.

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry
Course ID: 6931   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Apr. 19, 20   Th/F
Class Time: Th 8:00 AM-3:30 PM, F 8:00AM-12:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 12
Fee: $299.00
Participants will learn the major provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Primary topics include the inspection and citation process, working and walking surfaces, emergency plans and exit routes, GHS safety data sheets and labeling, electrical safety, machine guarding, and the new recordkeeping requirements. This course can be customized to meet the participants' needs. Recommended for managers, supervisors, team leaders, and members of a company safety committee.

Overview of Customer Targeting Using Facebook
Course ID: 6927   Location: H-117
Class Dates: Feb. 7   W
Class Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Jan. 31
Fee: $27.00
Overview of Facebook ad manager, power editor, and audience insights. Have a basic understanding of how Facebook targeting works and insight on how to increase your sales via Facebook ads.

Pattern Making A
Course ID: 6912   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8   Th
Class Time: 7:30-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Jan. 18
Fee: $75.00
Learn how to draft professional patterns, but first you must learn the rules of drafting and how to use the drafting equipment. Learn how to correctly take the needed measurements. You will learn the formulas used by the top European and Domestic designers of the world. You will learn to draft patterns from beginning to end for ready-to-wear and custom garments. Stop wasting time and money and using commercial patterns. Learn to make your own, and start designing your own line of clothing that will fit and enhance your body. These are the same formulas used by all of the top European and Domestic designers of the world.

Pattern Making B
Course ID: 6914   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Feb. 15, 22, Mar. 1   Th
Class Time: 7:30-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 8
Fee: $75.00
No prerequisite for this class. See CRN 6912 for complete description. If you took part A, continue your knowledge by taking part B.

Pics on My Phone--Now What? HCC
Course ID: 6842   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Feb. 22, Mar. 1   Th
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 15
Fee: $39.00
Got great pictures on your phone, tablet, or digital camera? Now what? Learn how to transfer those images to your computer or laptop, edit them, and share them on social media or through email. This CRN to be held at Highland.

Pics on My Phone--Now What? SRC
Course ID: 6857   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center
Class Dates: Feb. 22   Th
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 15
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 6842 for description. This CRN will be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport.

Preview Night for Bucket Trips to Alaska, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa
Course ID: 0   Location: H-208
Class Dates: Feb. 9   F
Class Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 2
Fee: $0.00
Preview Night for Bucket Trips to Alaska, Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania, and South Africa. Contact Gary at Adventure Safari Network, 815-222-2824 to register. Must register by Feb. 2. Learn about our Alaskan and African Safaris. Alaska has some of the most stunning scenery and wildlife in the world. Whales, glaciers, puffins, Denali, the Alaska Railroad, visit the Arctic Circle, and flightseeing through the stunning Alaskan Range… this trip has it all! If you have never seen the African Great Migration, this is your year. Truly a spectacle of nature, you will be overwhelmed with the raw beauty and close proximity of the greatest creatures on the planet. Mt. Kilimanjaro is the backdrop as you see great herds of elephants making their way to the marshes of Amboselli National Park in Kenya and witness the spectacle of 1.5 million animals moving through the Serengeti in Tanzania. Botswana is an exclusive destination that features wildlife in the beautiful Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Region. These are spectacular trips with luxurious lodging in each venue, and Victoria Falls (one of the Seven Wonders of the World) provides the Grand Finale! Register for this preview to plan your memorable honeymoon or special safari. Registration fee of $10.00 waived for registrations prior to Oct. 11.

Private One-on-One Session
Course ID: 0   Location: TBD
Class Dates: TBD   TBD
Class Time: TBD
Registration Deadline: TBD
Fee: $195.00
If you have a new camera or just want a one-on-one session to learn the controls, this two-hour session may be for you. This is a great gift for the photographer in your family. Topics can also include post-processing (like Photoshop Elements), or photographic techniques with any camera. Once registered, we will contact you to establish a time and topic that works for everyone. Add a second person for only $60.

Reiki I
Course ID: 6903   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Feb. 28, Mar. 7   W
Class Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 21
Fee: $59.00
Students will learn about the origins of Reiki, the use of White Light Energy, and recive training in hand placement to correctly implement this hands-on therapy. Participants will also receive two attunements and certification as Reiki I practitioners, preparing them for Level II learning. No previous experience is needed.

Reiki II
Course ID: 6904   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Apr. 11, 18   W
Class Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 4
Fee: $109.00
The second-level training for Reiki I practitioners, this course will provide a deeper understanding of how Reiki has been used to aid the body in supporting itself. The sessions will include learning the ancient Sanskrit symbols that amplify the use of White Light Energy, as well as how to send a treatment long-distance. Practitioners will receive attunements similar to those received in Reiki I.

Save Money with Extreme Couponing
Course ID: 6769   Location: H-208
Class Dates: Apr. 23   M
Class Time: 5:00-6:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 16
Fee: $15.00
Learn how to save $$$ every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are NOT just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you: where to find all different types of coupons, even for high ticket items, how to find the best coupon apps and websites, how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings, how to find other people to trade coupons and merchandise with. Feel free to bring your coupons to class for a trading session. This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door.

Selling on eBay
Course ID: 6843   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10   Th
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 12
Fee: $64.00
Have someone else's treasures in your house? Turn your extra stuff into someone else's treasures by selling on eBay. This seasoned eBay seller will offer tips and tricks to increase your selling price and success.

Sewing/Tailoring A
Course ID: 6915   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8   Th
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Jan. 18
Fee: $75.00
Non-sewers, beginners, intermediate, and advanced sewers are welcome to learn how to sew from the Master Tailor-Designer Eric W. Stiles Sr., former top Supervisor and Head Tailor-Fitter for Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren, and others. Stop making “home-made looking” clothing, learn how to make clothes like the professionals. In this class, we will cover machine set-up and two types of seams. It’s highly recommended to take the Sewing/Tailoring and the Pattern Making classes together to enhance and maximize your skills. No sewing experience is required. Materials list will be provided before the first day of class. (Supplies are not included in the price of the course). You will need to bring your sewing machine to class. Register for class through Highland.

Sewing/Tailoring B
Course ID: 6916   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Feb. 15, 22, Mar. 1   Th
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 8
Fee: $75.00
No prerequisite for this class. See CRN 6915 for complete description. If you took part A, continue your knowledge by taking part B.

Sign Painting Workshop with Sunny Hill Craft Company-This Is It Eatery
Course ID: 6854   Location: This Is It Eatery, 16 N. Chicago Ave., Freeport
Class Dates: Mar. 14   W
Class Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 7
Fee: $30.00
Abby Mielke from Sunny Hill Craft Company will lead this fun, do-it-yourself workshop where you can paint your own wooden sign. Class will meet at This Is It Eatery, 16 N. Chicago Ave., Freeport, IL. You can choose from any design that Sunny Hill Craft Company has created. After you have registered for the class, visit Sunny Hill Craft Company's Facebook page and look in the Signs photo folder for ideas. Send an email to sunnyhillcraftco@gmail.com at least two weeks before the class begins with your sign choice so she can get it ready for you to paint and stencil. As you know, no two pieces of wood are alike. Grains, texture, and coloring are different on every sign. Sizes vary based on design. Average sign size on a single board sign is 12"x18". Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time so we can begin on time.

Sign Painting Workshop with Sunny Hill Craft Company-Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery
Course ID: 6948   Location: Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery, 4679 N. Flansburg Rd., Lena
Class Dates: Apr. 7   S
Class Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 31
Fee: $30.00
See Course ID 6854 for description. This CRN will be held at Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery, 4679 N. Flansburg Road, Lena, IL.

Spanish Cuisine II
Course ID: 6885   Location: St. John's UCC, Freeport
Class Dates: Mar. 12   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 5
Fee: $45.00
Even if you took Spanish Cuisine fall 2017, learn new recipes and methods taking the class again. Spain has a very diverse cuisine, which changes dramatically from North to South. The Basque Region, northern Spain, encompasses both Spanish and French cuisines to the southern region of Spain, Andalusia. Dishes featured will be from the Basque region and from the southern region. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Spanish Movie Night-April 19, Butterfly (Spain), adult
Course ID: 6830   Location: M-120
Class Dates: Apr. 19   Th
Class Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 12
Fee: $5.00
See Course ID 6829 for description. This CRN is for adults.

Spanish Movie Night-April 19, Butterfly (Spain), student
Course ID: 6829   Location: M-120
Class Dates: Apr. 19   Th
Class Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 12
Fee: $2.00
Become more understanding of diversity and multiculturalism by exploring various aspects of different Hispanic cultures. All movies are in Spanish with English subtitles, internationally acclaimed, and have been chosen very carefully for their cultural and historical significance. There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterwards. A powerful tale about growing up in a country growing apart. Spanish Civil War through the eyes of a child. Come discuss friendship during extreme conflict. This CRN number is for students.

Spanish Movie Night-Feb. 6, The Secret In Their Eyes (Argentina), adult
Course ID: 6826   Location: H-201A
Class Dates: Feb. 6   T
Class Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Jan. 30
Fee: $5.00
See Course ID 6821 for description. This CRN is for adults.

Spanish Movie Night-Feb. 6, The Secret In Their Eyes (Argentina), student
Course ID: 6821   Location: H-201A
Class Dates: Feb. 6   T
Class Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Jan. 30
Fee: $2.00
Become more understanding of diversity and multiculturalism by exploring various aspects of different Hispanic cultures. All movies are in Spanish with English subtitles, internationally acclaimed, and have been chosen very carefully for their cultural and historical significance. There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterwards. Recently retired criminal court investigator decides to write a novel based on a 25-year-old unresolved rape and murder case, which still haunts him. Academy Award Winner (Best Foreign Language Film) 2009. Come and discuss history, mystery, (in) justice, personal fulfillment. This CRN number is for students.

Spanish Movie Night-March 1, Violeta Went to Heaven (Chile), adult
Course ID: 6828   Location: H-201A
Class Dates: Mar. 1   Th
Class Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 22
Fee: $5.00
See Course ID 6827 for description. This CRN is for adults.

Spanish Movie Night-March 1, Violeta Went to Heaven (Chile), student
Course ID: 6827   Location: H-201A
Class Dates: Mar. 1   Th
Class Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 22
Fee: $2.00
Become more understanding of diversity and multiculturalism by exploring various aspects of different Hispanic cultures. All movies are in Spanish with English subtitles, internationally acclaimed, and have been chosen very carefully for their cultural and historical significance. There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterwards. This is the story of Violeta Parra, famed Chilean singer, folklorist and political activist. Sundance Film Festival winner (2012). Come discuss music, art, and international fame vs. personal contradictions. This CRN number is for students.

Tamales
Course ID: 6888   Location: St. John's UCC, Freeport
Class Dates: Apr. 2   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 26
Fee: $45.00
Tamales begin with a dough made from masa, mixed with lard or vegetable shortening, then wrapped in corn husks or plantain leaves, then steamed. The region determines if corn husks or plantain leaves would be used. Please bring dishes to take food home in.

Tapas Cooking II
Course ID: 6883   Location: St. John's UCC, Freeport
Class Dates: Feb. 26   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 19
Fee: $45.00
New recipes or new twists on the recipes used in last year's class making tapas. Tapas can be cold, hot, savory, or sweet. Entire restaurants exist serving tapas and have elevated tapas to a very sophisticated cuisine. Recipes will be from simple tapas to more complicated all sure to dazzle your guests at your next cocktail party! Please bring containers to take food home in.

Tapping Into Your Inner Voice
Course ID: 6873   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27   T
Class Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 27
Fee: $60.00
We all have intuitive gifts. I like to refer to them as our inner voice. In this introductory course, we will be discussing a few ways of tapping into our inner voice. We will learn how to ground ourselves to be able to hear more of that intuitive voice, how to sense energy, and how to use different tools to expand this inner knowing. Chakras, crystals, essential oils, and how to start to manifest your heart’s desire will be discussed. Time will be allowed for questions, and most of this course will be experiential.

TimeOut Toolbox for GrownUps-Sunday
Course ID: 6954   Location: Sycamore Room, White Pines Resort, 6712 W. Pines Rd., Mt. Morris
Class Dates: Mar. 4   Su
Class Time: 4:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 23
Fee: $95.00
TimeOut ain’t just for kids anymore… spend an afternoon with award-winning author and nationally recognized transformational leadership facilitator Jerry Campagna as he shares his street-smart life skills in an entertaining and interactive workshop that includes a tapas style sampling of the following: Putting Your BlueShades On!, STCA: Stop, Think, Conclude, Act!, and 7-28-55 Communication Equation.

TimeOut Toolbox for Your Career-Monday
Course ID: 6955   Location: Sycamore Room, White Pines Resort, 6712 W. Pines Rd., Mt. Morris
Class Dates: Mar. 5   M
Class Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb. 23
Fee: $95.00
TimeOut ain’t just for kids anymore… spend an afternoon with award-winning author and nationally recognized transformational leadership facilitator Jerry Campagna as he shares his street-smart life skills in an entertaining and interactive workshop that includes a tapas style sampling of the following: What's Your Core, Why Are You Here!?, MST: Mission Strategy, Tactics, and What's Your VIBE?!

Trip to Mt. Rainier National Park HCC
Course ID: 6867   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Apr. 16   M
Class Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 9
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 6866 for description. This CRN to be held at Highland.

Trip to Mt. Rainier National Park SRC
Course ID: 6866   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center
Class Dates: Apr. 16   M
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 9
Fee: $29.00
This one-night class covers a virtual trip to Mt. Rainier National Park in the state of Washington. A brief history of the park will be given, as well as the climate zones and animals on the 14,410 foot mountain. Some of the key attractions are covered, such as Silver Falls, the wild flowers at Paradise, and the 93-mile Wonderland Trail that circles the peak. Pictures of a hiking trip from Paradise to Panorama Point on the Skyline Trail will also be shown. This class to be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport.

Trip to Sydney, Australia HCC
Course ID: 6865   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Apr. 9   M
Class Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 2
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 6864 for description. This CRN to be held at Highland.

Trip to Sydney, Australia SRC
Course ID: 6864   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center
Class Dates: Apr. 9   M
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 2
Fee: $29.00
This one-night class makes a virtual trip to Sydney, Australia. It covers a very brief history of Australia and its climate. Time is spent covering the different animals encountered, including kangaroos, wombats, koalas, rainbow lorikeets, spiders, snakes, and crocodiles. Life at work, at home, and at school is also covered. Major attractions in Australia will be shown and some of the differences in language and sports will also be discussed. This class to be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport.

Trip with the US Navy to the Mediterranean HCC
Course ID: 6906   Location: H-209
Class Dates: Apr. 23   M
Class Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 16
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 6905 for description. This CRN to be held at Highland.

Trip with the US Navy to the Mediterranean SRC
Course ID: 6905   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center
Class Dates: Apr. 23   M
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 16
Fee: $29.00
This one-night class makes a trip with the US Navy across the Atlantic into and including standard ports in the Mediterranean Sea. It covers life on a US Navy ship, many views from the ocean, the animals encountered and the excitement of heavy seas. Standard ports of call include Rota, Spain; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Nice, France; Naples, Italy; Athens, Greece; and more. This class to be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport.

US History & Today HCC
Course ID: 6869   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Mar. 22   Th
Class Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 15
Fee: $20.00
See Course ID 6868 for description. This CRN to be held at Highland.

US History & Today SRC
Course ID: 6868   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center
Class Dates: Mar. 22   Th
Class Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 15
Fee: $20.00
US History and Today is a 3-hour PPT/video seminar that provides a visually-stimulating guided tour of the past 100 years of American history (since World War I). Some 450 historically-accurate photos that convey the hard realities of life and the price of progress are counter-balanced with 40 (mostly) familiar Hollywood film highlights to illustrate how Americans coped in good times and bad. Each attendee will receive a 4-page brochure listing key events through the decades. Go to timcomm.com for more information. This class to be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport.

Vegetarian Cooking II
Course ID: 6881   Location: St. John's UCC, Freeport
Class Dates: Feb. 5   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Jan. 29
Fee: $45.00
Whether you took the class last year or not, all new recipes will be offered. This delicious and healthy cuisine may include soups, stews, sauces for pasta, pilafs, ragus, muffins, and maybe a few cakes! Please bring containers to take food home in.

Vietnamese/Thai Cuisine
Course ID: 6890   Location: St. John's UCC, Freeport
Class Dates: Apr. 16   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Apr. 9
Fee: $45.00
Vietnamese food offers rice in many forms (steamed, sticky, noodles, pancakes, porridge), fish sauce, herbs (mint, lemongrass), seafood, pork, beef, chicken, and tropical fruits (rambutan, banana, papaya, mango). Thai food is similar except except they typically use spicier red chili peppers and more. Learn the differences while attending this class. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Who Haunts Your House
Course ID: 6913   Location: Freeport Public Library
Class Dates: Mar. 12, 19, 26   M
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar. 5
Fee: $45.00
Learn how to trace the history of your house. Who lived in it before you and what were their stories? When were additions added (or subtracted)? Who paid taxes (or not), how much, and for what? Trace the history of the residents and the house itself. And, if your house is haunted, just maybe you'll learn about the spirits sharing your home.

Wire Wrapped Pendant
Course ID: 6972   Location: H-127
Class Dates: May 9   W
Class Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: May 2
Fee: $31.00
Back by popular demand, learn how to make a wire-wrapped pendant, ready to hang on your favorite necklace. A few basic styles will be taught, along with various techniques to add variation and style. No heat or power tools needed - just hand tools and wire. Select your pendant the night of the class. Wire will be provided. Please bring your own hand tools: smooth-faced round-nose pliers, smooth-faced flat-nose pliers, and side cutters. A few tools will be available for your use. Students can expect to complete one pendant in class and learn the skills to create limitless pendants at home.