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Fall 2019 Lifelong Learning Courses
|Category||Course Title||Course ID (CRN)||Location||Register by||Date(s)||Day||Time||Course Fee||Instructor||What is this course about?|
|Creative Arts||Ceramics-Beginner to Intermediate Wheel Throwing & Hand Building||3659||F-053||September 12, 2019||Thursdays, Sept. 19 - Nov. 7||Th||6:00-9:00 PM||175||McDonald||Instruction will include both step-by-step projects for the beginner, and assistance with independent projects for the intermediate students. There will be plenty of self-directed project time and students can choose to focus on hand building or wheel throwing. Please bring a basic pottery tool kit; one may be purchased at the J. Rosemary Shockey Bookstore. Course Fee includes the cost of the clay.|
|Creative Arts||Decorative Stuffed Pumpkin Workshop||3686||Sunny Hill Body and Paint, 6725 US 20 E., Ridott||September 23, 2019||Sept. 28||S||1:00-3:00 PM||25||Mielke||Create 3 decorative, stuffed pumpkins. Great for fall decorations. One approx. 8" tall, the 2 others approx. 5" tall. Multiple fabric patterns available. No sewing experience necessary. Participants will stuff the already sewn fabric sleeves, hand stitch the pumpkins shut, and glue a stem and burlap ribbon. All supplies will be provided.|
|Creative Arts||Sign Painting Workshop with Sunny Hill Craft Company||3687||This Is It Eatery, 16 N. Chicago Ave., Freeport||September 24, 2019||Oct. 8||T||5:30-8:30 PM||35||Mielke||This is a fun, do-it-yourself workshop where you can paint your own wooden sign. 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 email@example.com at least two weeks before the class begins with your sign choice. No two pieces of wood are alike. Sizes, grain and texture varies. Average sign size on a single board sign is 12"x18".|
|Creative Arts||Zentangle Method-2 Day Course||3670||H-208||September 24, 2019||Oct. 1, 8||T||5:30-7:30 PM||54||Leitzen Stayner||The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. People who draw according to the Zentangle Method, describe their experiences as others describe the states of mindfulness and flow.|
|Creative Arts||Resin Jewelry||3690||Freeport Art Museum||September 25, 2019||Oct. 2||W||6:00-8:00 PM||46||Bielefeldt||Discover the unlimited possibilities of using resin as a medium for making jewelry. Create two artful bezel necklaces using paper, found objects, charms, and jewelry. If you have a special button, a small piece of jewelry, or a copy of a special photo sized to 1 x 2 inches it can be used in a resin necklace. You will need to return to the museum a day later to take the finished pieces home.|
|Creative Arts||Paint Party with Friends - Summer to Fall||3689||Freeport Art Museum||October 9, 2019||Oct. 16||W||6:00-8:00 PM||29||Treu||It's time for another paint party with friends at the Freeport Art Museum. Enjoy refreshments while putting paint to canvas to tell the story of summer turning to fall. All supplies, refreshments, and artistic guidance included. No experience necessary.|
|Creative Arts||Concrete Leaf Casting Workshop with Sunny Hill Craft Company||3688||2405 N. Henderson Rd., Freeport||October 14, 2019||Oct. 19, Nov. 2||S||10:00 AM-12:00 PM||35||Mielke||Make your own one of a kind concrete leaf casting formed over a real leaf. Your leaf casting can be used outside as a birdbath or garden art or you may choose to keep it inside as home decor. This is a two day workshop. The first day you will create your leaf casting and the second day you will paint your leaf casting. Multiple species of leaves will be available to choose from or you can bring your own.|
|Creative Arts||Pouring Paint!||3691||Freeport Art Museum||October 30, 2019||Nov. 6||W||6:00-8:00 PM||46||Bielefeldt||Try this fun filled class that is all the rage! Learn techniques, formulas, and create two unique canvases. No two paintings are alike. All supplies provided and instruction sheet included. You will be given ideas as to how to use your paintings in jewelry, collage, even furniture.|
|Creative Arts||Bright Beautiful Bird Houses!||3692||F-066||November 6, 2019||Nov. 13||W||6:00-8:00 PM||42||Bielefeldt||Fun whimsical artful painting creates bird houses that are one of a kind. Your birds will thank you for the new house. No previous painting experience needed. All supplies provided and instruction sheet included.|
|Creative Arts||Wire Wrapped Pendant||3647||H-208||November 13, 2019||Nov. 20||W||6:00-9:00 PM||25||Dawson||In this class you will learn how to make a wire-wrapped pendant, ready to hang on your favorite necklace. No heat or power tools needed – just hand tools and wire. Ready-to-wrap pendants will be available to select the night of class, or you can bring your own from home. You can bring your own stone or buy at class for $3-$5. 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.|
|Culinary Arts||Stir Fry and Necessary Knife Skills||3772||St. John's UCC, Freeport||September 16, 2019||Sept. 23||M||5:30-8:30 PM||45||Staver||Fast, tasty and nutritious, stir frying can help you liven up your evening meal. Practice culinary knife skills in this class as you learn methods for turning bite-sized pieces of food into gourmet masterpieces. No recipes repeated. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||Cleaning, Preparing and Eating Fish||3738||Apple Canyon Lake Property Owner's Club||September 18, 2019||Sept. 25||W||6:00-8:00 PM||20||Hood||How to clean and prepare fish will be demonstrated. Learn cooking methods you can master at home. Atendees will be treated to tasting fried fish!|
|Culinary Arts||Wow Appetizers!||3773||St. John's UCC, Freeport||September 23, 2019||Sept. 30||M||5:30-8:30 PM||45||Staver||Best parties start with memorable appetizers. This course will help you create appetizers that are delicious and elevate your get-together to a new level of fun! Learn new methods, try different ingredients and spark ideas. No recipes repeated. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||The Secrets to Cajun Cuisine||3774||St. John's UCC, Freeport||September 30, 2019||Oct. 7||M||5:30-8:30 PM||45||Staver||One of Chef Staver’s favorite cooking styles, Cajun cuisine is a melting pot of cultures including Chinese, Indian, Native American, Italian, French, and African foods. Rice is featured in many dishes because much of the terrain is either bayou or swamp, perfect rice growing conditions. Gumbo and jambalaya are two examples of classic Cajun cooking. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||German Cooking||3775||St. John's UCC, Freeport||October 7, 2019||Oct. 14||M||5:30-8:30 PM||45||Staver||Learn how to make a tempting Kartoffelsalat (potato salad) or spaetzle, and other authentic German dishes. The ultimate comfort food! Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||Instant Pot Basics||3702||Grace Valley CRC, German Valley||October 10, 2019||Oct. 17||Th||6:30-8:30 PM||25||Schlukebir||In this class, the instructor will demonstrate how to use the Instant Pot safely to get delicious meals on the table quickly. Students will learn various techniques and will go home with those recipes to add to their collection. You'll have an opportunity to sample everything prepared, so come hungry! Asking questions is strongly encouraged.|
|Culinary Arts||Creative Casseroles||3776||St. John's UCC, Freeport||October 14, 2019||Oct. 21||M||5:30-8:30 PM||45||Staver||Tired of making the same one-dish casseroles? Chef Michael Staver will help you perk up one-dish wonders into taste-bud pleasing dishes. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||Soups, Stews and Knife Skills||3777||St. John's UCC, Freeport||October 21, 2019||Oct. 28||M||5:30-8:30 PM||45||Staver||There is nothing better on a chilly night than a warming pot of homemade soup or savory, filling stew. Learn essential knife skills while preparing ingredients for a selection of soup and stew masterpieces. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||The Finer Points of Cheesecake||3778||St. John's UCC, Freeport||October 28, 2019||Nov. 4||M||5:30-8:30 PM||45||Staver||From complex to simple, cheesecakes are a favorite dessert. Creamy, crunchy, sweet, and layered, there are varieties for every taste bud. Learn the basics, and how to take your cheesecake mastery to the next level. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||New Mexican Fare||3779||St. John's UCC, Freeport||November 4, 2019||Nov. 11||M||5:30-8:30 PM||45||Staver||New Mexican cuisine is NOT Tex-Mex. Flavorful dishes include Salsa Verde, Ranchero sauces, chiles rellenos, pinto beans, chicos, carne adovada and variations on your favorite guacamole. No dishes repeated from prior years. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||Mastering Italian Cuisine||3780||St. John's UCC, Freeport||November 11, 2019||Nov. 18||M||5:30-8:30 PM||45||Staver||Learn classic Italian recipes and regional favorites. Even if you have taken the class before, please take again. No recipes repeated. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|DIY||Woodworking; Laser Engraving||3695||Dakota High School Industrial Arts||September 12, 2019||Thursdays, Sept. 19 - Oct. 24||Th||6:00-8:00 PM||79||Visel||Hands on course covering basic concepts of woodworking on state-of-the-art equipment at Dakota High School. This course is for beginner, intermediate and advanced woodworkers. Learn basic skills, how to work with a variety of machines (including engraver), and tools (both power and hand-tools), and processes found in carpentry trades. Final project is the construction and engraving of a Keepsake Box.|
|DIY||Intro to Oxy-Acetylene Welding||3708||T-129||October 7, 2019||Oct. 14||M||5:30-8:00 PM||35||Hicks||Welding is a popular hobby and an in-demand career. 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.|
|DIY||Car Maintenance Skills for Everyone||3678||T-123/124||October 8, 2019||Oct. 15, 22, 29||T||6:00-9:00 PM||59||Palmer||Are you prepared for a flat tire? Do you want to change your own wiper blades instead of paying someone to do it? Learn basic car maintenance in this 9 hour course. Learn what fluids your car needs, recommended service intervals, what’s under your hood, and basic maintenance procedures. Class includes lecture with a majority of time spent hands-on. Bring your car, comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes.|
|DIY||Basics of Solar Electricity||3802||N-122||October 16, 2019||Oct. 23||W||4:00-6:00 PM||20||Vogl||Learn the basics of photovoltaic, also known as solar electricity. Dr. Vogl will explain what it is, how it works, and the advantages of a solar system. The cost of installing a solar system as well as sources of financial assistance will also be discussed. Dr. Robert Vogl has taught numerous solar workshops throughout North America, Europe and South America. He has served as President of the Illinois Renewable Energy Association for the past 17 years. Dr. Vogl’s home and small farm are solar powered. (Ages 18 & Up)|
|Fitness||Walk and Stretch - Fall 1 2019||3645||Mt. Morris Senior Center||August 28, 2019||March 9, 1901||M, W, F||March 1, 1900||38||Heid||Join this class for a light aerobic activity that conditions your heart while you improve your flexibility and increase your energy levels. For all ages.|
|Fitness||Pickleball for Beginners||3800||Freeport YMCA Auxiliary Gym||September 27, 2019||Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25||F||10:30 AM-12:00 PM||48||Engel||Pickleball is a cross between badminton and tennis and is the fastest growing sport among baby boomers in America. It is played on a badminton sized court with a paddle, a wiffle-type ball and a net 34 inches high. This introductory course provides the opportunity to learn a team sport, including rules of the game and equipment to get started and provides a fun outlet for fitness, competition and socialization.|
|Fitness||Pickleball for Intermediate Players||3801||Freeport YMCA Auxiliary Gym||September 27, 2019||Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25||F||12:00-1:30 PM||48||Engel||Pickleball Beyond the Basics. This class is for Pickleball players who want to improve their game through more control and consistency. Topics include forehand and backhand groundstrokes, creating a wider variety of shots, serves, returns of serve, and volleys. Playing with partners effectively and strategically will also be covered.|
|Fitness||Chair Yoga||3701||CTE Academy, Elizabeth||October 9, 2019||Wednesdays, Oct. 16 - Dec. 11||W||3:00-4:00 PM||56||VanHamme||Yoga is for everyone - and helps with stress, fatigue, pain; improving joint lubrication and balance. Enjoy the benefits of yoga while maintaining balance and stability through Chair Yoga!|
|Fitness||Chair Yoga||3768||Freeport YMCA Multi Purpose Room||October 22, 2019||Tuesdays, Oct. 29 - Dec. 17||T||1:00-2:00 PM||56||VanHamme||Yoga is for everyone - and helps with stress, fatigue, pain; improving joint lubrication and balance. Enjoy the benefits of yoga while maintaining balance and stability through Chair Yoga! Student should bring (can purchase at Walmart): a Yoga Block Yoga Straps OR therabands OR a long scarf, and Yoga socks OR hospital socks with grips OR barefoot.|
|Fitness||Beginner JuTe||3740||Mt. Carroll Community House, 101 N. Main, Mt. Carroll||October 29, 2019||Tuesdays, Nov. 5 - Dec. 10||T||9:00-10:00 AM||48||Young||JuTe (soft hand) is an exercise style based off of the Goju Ryu Karate system. Like Tai Chi and Qigong, it is an exercise that involves controlled breathing and movements guided with step by step instruction. JuTe can help build strength and cardio function, ease stress, and improve balance. In this class you will learn and practice the movements, posture and breathing of JuTe. Wear comfortable clothing. For all ages.|
|Fitness||Walk and Stretch - Fall 2 2019||3646||Mt. Morris Senior Center||November 11, 2019||March 13, 1901||M, W, F||March 1, 1900||38||Heid||Join this class for a light aerobic activity that conditions your heart while you improve your flexibility and increase your energy levels. For all ages.|
|Health and Wellness||Herbal and Food Supplements: What You Need to Know||3724||H-208||August 27, 2019||Sept. 3||T||6:00-8:00 PM||20||Rodriguez||The amount of scientific evidence we have on dietary supplements varies widely—we have a lot of information on some and very little on others. What are herbal or dietary supplements? How are they regulated? How can you determine the accuracy of claims? Or risks? Or side-effects? Learn what you need to know to be safe and make good decisions on the use of supplements.|
|Health and Wellness||Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia||3643||Mt. Morris Senior Center||October 9, 2019||Oct. 16||W||10:00-11:30 AM||0||Cohen||Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It's a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, Alzheimer's disease stages and risk factors and current research and treatments available to address some symptoms. Alzheimer's Association resources will also be explained and offered.|
|Health and Wellness||Nature's Home Remedies||3750||Galena Public Library||October 12, 2019||Oct. 19||S||1:00-2:30 PM||54||Kindred||Build your at-home apothecary. In this course we will explore simple and effective herbal and essential oil home remedies. We will explore how to use herbs and essential oils to manage things like burns, congestion, infection, pain, and stress. Bundles may be ordered at the class.|
|Health and Wellness||Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia||3644||H-210||October 16, 2019||Oct. 23||W||12:00-1:30 PM||0||Cohen||Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It's a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, Alzheimer's disease stages and risk factors and current research and treatments available to address some symptoms. Alzheimer's Association resources will also be explained and offered.|
|Health and Wellness||Usui Reiki Level 1 Certification||3751||The Kindred Spirit, 9816 Highway 20 West, Galena||October 21, 2019||Oct. 28||M||9:00 AM-5:30 PM (1/2 hour bag lunch break)||149||Kindred||Usui Reiki is a form of energy healing that has been passed on for centuries. In this class you will explore the history of Usui Reiki, learn about and how to apply Reiki energy healing. Upon completion of this class, participants will receive Usui Reiki Level I Certification, a certification recognized by health care and wellness practitioners.|
|Health and Wellness||CBD Oil and Medical Marijuana - What You Should Know||3727||H-208||October 31, 2019||Nov. 7||Th||6:00-8:00 PM||20||Rodriguez||What is CBD oil and medical marijuana anyway? Are they legal? Safe? Effective? What are they used for? You have probably heard stories about the use and abuse of CBD oil and medical marijuana. Learn the facts about these two current health trends in the news.|
|History and Culture||Spanish Movie Night-Sept. 19, Even the Rain, (Bolivia), adult ticket||3664||H-210||September 12, 2019||Sept. 19||Th||5:30-8:30 PM||5||Szterensus||Movie depicts the filming of a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply. There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterwards. Movies are in Spanish with English subtitles.|
|History and Culture||Spanish Movie Night-Sept. 19, Even the Rain, (Bolivia), student ticket||3665||H-210||September 12, 2019||Sept. 19||Th||5:30-8:30 PM||2||Szterensus||Movie depicts the filming of a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply. There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterwards. Movies are in Spanish with English subtitles.|
|History and Culture||Cahokia, Illinois and the Mississippian Culture||3683||H-208||September 17, 2019||Sept. 24||T||1:00-3:00 PM||29||Peterson||This class looks at Cahokia, which was the largest and most influential urban settlement of the Mississippian culture dating from 700 to 1400AD . Cahokia Mounds is considered the largest and most complex archaeological site north of the great, pre-Columbian cities in Mexico. It is located just east of St. Louis, Missouri in Illinois between East St. Louis and Collinsville.|
|History and Culture||Communication Between Generations||3758||H-210||September 17, 2019||Sept. 24||T||5:00-7:00 PM||15||Ammann||So how effectively do you communicate with your family members, your children and grandchildren? Are you in sync? Do you get your point across? Do they avoid discussions with you? We could all do a little better when it comes to our communication skills, especially when we interact with family. Explore rapport, non-verbal cues, and points of view as you practice how to become closer to your family.|
|History and Culture||Victorian Death and Mourning||3679||Galena Public Library||October 8, 2019||Oct. 15||T||1:00-3:30 PM||34||Sutton||This course will seek to discuss concepts related to Victorian death and mourning. Subjects will include mourning dress and material culture, spiritualism, cemetery design, American Civil War, and modern approaches towards death and mourning.|
|History and Culture||Victorian Death and Mourning||3675||H-208||October 15, 2019||Oct. 22, 29||T||1:00-2:30 PM||34||Sutton||This course will seek to discuss concepts related to Victorian death and mourning. Subjects will include mourning dress and material culture, spiritualism, cemetery design, American Civil War, and modern approaches towards death and mourning.|
|History and Culture||Victorian Death and Mourning||3676||H-208||October 17, 2019||Oct. 24, 31||Th||5:30-7:00 PM||34||Sutton||This course will seek to discuss concepts related to Victorian death and mourning. Subjects will include mourning dress and material culture, spiritualism, cemetery design, American Civil War, and modern approaches towards death and mourning.|
|History and Culture||New - The Civil War||3703||H-210||October 28, 2019||Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25||M||1:00-3:00 PM||69||Dammann||Comprehensive examination of the Civil War includes discussion of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, primary battles, reasons for the war, Lincoln’s assassination and the reconstruction. Gordon E. Dammann, D.D.S., is the author of the three-volume Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment, co-author of Images of Civil War Medicine-A Photographic History, and editor of the reprint Memoirs of Jonathan Letterman, MD Surgeon of US Army 1861-1864. He is founder of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.|
|History and Culture||Traveler's Spanish - How to Communicate While Traveling in Spanish-Speaking Countries||3726||H-208||October 29, 2019||Nov. 5||T||5:30-8:30 PM||20||Rodriguez||Learn tips and ideas for communicating while traveling in a Spanish-Speaking country. Learn the key phrases you need to know; how to read the environment; how to engage others. You may not be fluent in Spanish, but you can communicate and enjoy the culture.|
|History and Culture||Victorian Death and Mourning||3680||Mt. Carroll Public Library||October 29, 2019||Nov. 5||T||1:00-3:30 PM||34||Sutton|
|History and Culture||Spanish Movie Night-Nov. 7, Frida, (Mexico), adult ticket||3666||H-210||October 31, 2019||Nov. 7||Th||5:30-8:30 PM||5||Szterensus||A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterwards. Movies are in Spanish with English subtitles.|
|History and Culture||Spanish Movie Night-Nov. 7, Frida, (Mexico), student ticket||3667||H-210||October 31, 2019||Nov. 7||Th||5:30-8:30 PM||2||Szterensus||A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterwards. Movies are in Spanish with English subtitles.|
|History and Culture||Communication Between Generations||3759||Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport||November 5, 2019||Nov. 12||T||1:00-3:00 PM||15||Ammann||So how effectively do you communicate with your family members, your children and grandchildren? Are you in sync? Do you get your point across? Do they avoid discussions with you? We could all do a little better when it comes to our communication skills, especially when we interact with family. Explore rapport, non-verbal cues, and points of view as you practice how to become closer to your family.|
|History and Culture||An Overview of World War I||3685||H-210||November 11, 2019||Nov. 18||M||6:00-8:00 PM||29||Peterson||This course looks at Europe in 1900 then examines the causes that led to the Great War (World War One). It reviews the tactics used and the conditions of trench warfare. It also reviews the actions taken on the Eastern Front, Lusitania, Jutland and the U-boat war. Such Battles as the Battle for Paris, Verdun, the Somme, the final German offensive and the American army’s arrival. It includes the Armistice and the results of the Treaty of Versailles.|
|Hobbies||Metal Detecting||3693||Stephenson County Historical Museum, 1440 S. Carroll Avenue, Freeport||September 9, 2019||Sept. 16||M||5:30-7:30 PM||26||Anderson||Are you curious about metal detecting? Or do you already have a metal detector, but aren't sure how to use it? In this course you will be digging for your first targets before you know it. You'll learn the functions of the detector, useful accessories, how to find the best hunting spots, and metal detecting etiquette. 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. In the event of inclement weather, class will be held indoors.|
|Personal Finance||Investing in Stocks and Bonds||3823||T-162||October 1, 2019||Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29||T||2:30-4:00 PM||49||Jazo||How do you decide which stocks to purchase and which ones to sell? This class will help you read markets, and develop and maintain a stock trading system using both fundamental and technical analysis. Michael has worked in the financial industry for over 20 years.|
|Personal Finance||Passing Assets to the Next Generation||3662||H-210||October 22, 2019||Oct. 29||T||5:30-7:00 PM||10||Stewart||In today's world few things can be explained easily but here is one - you need Estate Planning! Regardless of your net worth, most people want to control to whom and to where their assets end up going. Are you aware of changes in tax law? With simple to understand techniques on how to better organize your planning, the instructor will cover the pros and cons of different estate plans and how to avoid costly mistakes.|
|Personal Finance||Passing Assets to the Next Generation||3663||H-210||October 24, 2019||Oct. 31||Th||12:00-1:30 PM||10||Stewart||In today's world few things can be explained easily but here is one - you need Estate Planning! Regardless of your net worth, most people want to control to whom and to where their assets end up going. Are you aware of changes in tax law? With simple to understand techniques on how to better organize your planning, the instructor will cover the pros and cons of different estate plans and how to avoid costly mistakes.|
|Personal Finance||Tips for Writing Simple Wills, Powers of Attorney for Health Care or Property||3729||H-208||November 7, 2019||Nov. 14||Th||6:00-8:00 PM||20||Rodriguez||Do you know how to write a simple will or a health care or property power of attorney? Learn about these important documents and what is necessary to get your affairs, or the affairs of someone you love, in order. (Insightful information; does not take the place of legal counsel.)|
|Photography||Photoshop Elements (RVC)||3756||Rock Valley College Bell School Location, Room 5||October 1, 2019||Oct. 10, 17, 24||Th||6:00-8:30 PM||109||Gullett||Learn how to make your images POP for that added touch of excitement! This program is designed for photographers, image editors and hobbyists. The program contains most of the features of the professional version but with fewer and simpler options. You will learn to edit, organize and share images. This ‘hands-on’ class is designed to get you productive from the first class. (Must register by Oct 1 st .)|
|Photography||Private One-on-One Photography Lessons||TBD||TBD||June 13, 1900||TBD||TBD||TBD||199||Gullett||Do you have a new camera, or just want some help learning your controls? Maybe you are going on a bucket list trip, and don’t want to miss those magical moments? Once registered, we will contact you to establish a time that works for everyone. This is a great gift to the photographer in your family. Add a second person for only $75. Please contact Gary Gullett at Adventure Safari Network, 815-222-2824 to register.|
|Photography||Private One-on-One Photography Lessons - 2nd||TBD||TBD||June 13, 1900||TBD||TBD||TBD||75||Gullett||Second person registration $75: Do you have a new camera, or just want some help learning your controls? Maybe you are going on a bucket list trip, and don’t want to miss those magical moments? Once registered, we will contact you to establish a time that works for everyone. This is a great gift to the photographer in your family. Please contact Gary Gullett at Adventure Safari Network, 815-222-2824 to register.|
|Professional Development||Looking for a New Career After 60?||3723||H-208||September 12, 2019||Sept. 19||Th||6:00-8:00 PM||20||Rodriguez||It’s never too late to reinvent yourself! But changing your job after 60 requires a different approach and mindset. What do you need to know to be successful? Whether you are just thinking about changing jobs or are actively looking, learn how to translate your skills into a new career.|
|Professional Development||Dialysis Technician 50 Hours||3763||N-150||September 17, 2019||Tues and Thurs, Sept. 24 - Nov. 12||T, Th||6:00-9:30 PM||1199||Condensed Curriculum Staff||This 50-hour Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintain and repair equipment. Furthermore, technicians work with patients during dialysis procedures and monitor and record vital signs as well as administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed. Additionally, they may also be involved in the training of patients for at-home dialysis treatment. Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. Additionally there is no student internship or clinical rotation offered as part of this program. Textbooks included.|
|Professional Development||Pharmacy Technician 50 Hours with Clinical Externship||3762||N-154||September 17, 2019||Tues and Thurs, Sept. 24 - Nov. 12||T, Th||6:00-9:30 PM||1399||Condensed Curriculum Staff||This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. Program also includes 80 hour clinical externship at a local healthcare provider! Textbooks included.|
|Professional Development||Home Healthcare Aide 80 Hours||3764||N-121||September 19, 2019||Tues and Thurs, Sept. 26 - Dec 5 Sat, Oct 19 and Nov 16||T, Th, S||6:00-9:30 PM||1499||Condensed Curriculum Staff||Home Healthcare Aides assist patients in their homes by focusing on their specific health and personal needs. Emphasis is on giving personal care in a client's home, communications, working with ill persons, basic human needs, eldercare, nutrition, special diets, and home management. Home Healthcare Aide’s also work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, home care, long term care facilities, hospice and assisted living facilities. In this 80 hour program, detailed course topics and review include: the role of the home health aide, client relationships, infection control, hospice care, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, dressing and personal grooming, foot care, nutrition and other relevant topics. Textbooks included. Class meets two Saturdays, Oct. 19 & Nov. 16, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.|
|Professional Development||Pharmacy Compounding and Sterile Prep 50 Hours||3765||N-121||September 23, 2019||Mon and Wed, Sept. 30 - Nov. 20||M, W||6:00-9:30 PM||1199||Condensed Curriculum Staff||This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work with Sterile Compounding, IV Admixtures and Aseptic Techniques. The program will include key review and extensive classroom demonstrations and labs covering the following including: aseptic/sterile techniques; IV Admixtures; critical area contamination factors; environmental monitoring; facilities; equipment and supplies; sterile pharmaceutical calculations and terminology; sterile pharmaceutical compounding documentation; quality assurance procedures; aseptic preparation procedures including proper gowning and gloving technique; handling of cytotoxic and hazardous drugs; general conduct in the controlled area; as well as other important topics, demonstrations and labs.|
|Professional Development||Social Media Advertising for Business||3752||Mt. Carroll Community House, 101 N. Main St., Mt. Carroll||September 23, 2019||Sept. 30||M||6:00-8:00 PM||29||Straight||Social Media Marketing is a necessary tool to grow your business. Learn how to create engaging content, define and target your market. When is the best time to post? What algorithms do you need to be aware of to be sure your content is seen? What tools and apps are available to help create great content and ads? Learn the answer to these questions and more to optimize your social media marketing to grow your business.|
|Professional Development||Selling on eBay||3788||T-162||September 26, 2019||Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24||Th||6:30-8:00 PM||69||Ibalio||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.|
|Professional Development||Social Media Advertising for Business||3753||H-210||October 8, 2019||Oct. 15||T||6:00-8:00 PM||29||Straight||Social Media Marketing is a necessary tool to grow your business. Learn how to create engaging content, define and target your market. When is the best time to post? What algorithms do you need to be aware of to be sure your content is seen? What tools and apps are available to help create great content and ads? Learn the answer to these questions and more to optimize your social media marketing to grow your business.|
|Professional Development||Starting a Business on a Shoestring||3754||College Street Creations, 104 W. Market St., Mt. Carroll||October 17, 2019||Oct. 24||Th||4:00-6:00 PM||29||Straight||Are you thinking about starting a business of your own? Learn from the experience of business owner Elizabeth Straight, of College Street Creations. Elizabeth will take you through the planning and decisions one might run into when starting a business.|
|Professional Development||Introduction to Voiceovers||3648||H-208||October 30, 2019||Nov. 6||W||6:00-8:00 PM||49||Midgley||Explore the voiceover industry! Discover current trends, opportunities, and tools you need to find success. Read a real script and receive coaching from your instructor, a professional, working voice actor from Voices for All, to improve your delivery. Receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. One-time, 2 hour, introductory class.|
|Professional Development||Selling on eBay||3789||T-159||November 12, 2019||Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10||T||6:30-8:00 PM||69||Ibalio||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.|
|Professional Development||Introduction to Voiceovers: One-on-One||3671||TBD||June 13, 1900||TBD||TBD||TBD||49||Midgley||Explore the voiceover industry! In this fun and empowering 90 minute introductory workshop, you will learn about the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed in order to find success in the voiceover industry. Your instructor will coach you in this One-on-One video chat setting as you read from real scripts, taking notes on your performance so you can receive a professional voice evaluation. Requirements: Students must have either Internet Access and Video Chatting capabilities using a method such as: Zoom, Skype (for PC/Mac) or iChat/FaceTime (Mac).|
|Professional Development||Pharmacy Technician eLearning with Clinical Externship||3766||TBD||June 13, 1900||TBD||TBD||TBD||1299||Condensed Curriculum Staff||This comprehensive, self-paced course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, pharmacy calculations, reading and interpreting prescriptions, defining generic and brand names drugs and much, much more! Student will have 6 month access to e-learning program, student portal, technical support, course mentors and instructor resources. Students will receive hard copy textbooks and workbooks. National certification review and exam coordination available. Program also includes clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!|
|Technology and Computing||Windows 10||3796||T-162||September 12, 2019||Sept. 19, 26||Th||6:30-8:00 PM||42.5||Ibalio||Windows 10 has many built-in features such as BitLocker, Windows Defender Antivirus, the ability to access all your files, folders and apps from anywhere on any device with remote desktop, Windows Ink, Paint 3D and more! Learn about these features of Windows 10 and more. Also learn the similarities between prior versions of Windows and 10. Bring your Windows 10 laptop to class and immediately apply what you are learning.|
|Technology and Computing||Pics on My Phone - Now What?||3786||Freeport Public Library||September 16, 2019||Sept. 21||S||1:00-2:30 PM||25||Ibalio||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.|
|Technology and Computing||Intro to Coding/Programming||3736||T-162||September 18, 2019||Sept. 25||W||6:00-8:00 PM||25||Monigold||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.|
|Technology and Computing||Excel - Everyday Spreadsheets||3782||T-159||September 24, 2019||Oct. 1, 8, 15||T||6:30-8:00 PM||59||Ibalio||Excel spreadsheets can help organize your daily life. Learn how to organize your life using the rows and cells of spreadsheets!|
|Technology and Computing||How to Manage the Cloud: iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, Drop Box||3784||T-159||October 15, 2019||Oct. 22||T||6:30-8:00 PM||25||Ibalio||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.|
|Technology and Computing||Smart Phone I - Basic||3792||T-159||October 22, 2019||Oct. 29||T||6:30-8:00 PM||25||Ibalio||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.|
|Technology and Computing||Smart Phone II - Advanced||3795||T-159||October 29, 2019||Nov. 5||T||6:30-8:00 PM||25||Ibalio||Smartphone II - Beyond the basics. Did you know the smartphone is considered to be a type of computer? Learn how to connect to the Internet and use web features and apps.|
|Technology and Computing||Excel - Everyday Spreadsheets||3783||T-162||October 31, 2019||Nov. 7, 14, 21||Th||6:30-8:00 PM||59||Ibalio||Excel spreadsheets can help organize your daily life. Learn how to organize your life using the rows and cells of spreadsheets!|
|Technology and Computing||Pics on My Phone - Now What?||3787||T-159||November 5, 2019||Nov. 12||T||6:30-8:00 PM||25||Ibalio||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.|
|Technology and Computing||iPhones: Pics on My Phone - Now What?||3730||Galena Public Library||November 26, 2019||Dec. 3||T||1:00-3:00 PM||25||Staff||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.|
|Technology and Computing||Android Phones: Pics on My Phone - Now What?||3731||Galena Public Library||December 3, 2019||Dec. 10||T||1:00-3:00 PM||25||Staff|
|Adventure||Preview of 2020 Bucket List Trips||3858||H-210||September 17, 2019||Sept. 24||T||3:00-5:00 PM||0||Gullett||Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. Learn about upcoming trips through Adventure Safari Network in 2020. Alaska dates June 4-14, South Africa Safari and Kenya and Tanzania Safari – multiple 2020 dates. More information available at http://www.adventuresafarinetwork.com/safaris.asp Must call 815-599-3403 by Sept 17 to register to attend this free preview!|
|Adventure||Photo the Festival: A Documentary Experience||3757||Galena||September 30, 2019||Oct. 5||S||8:00 AM-5:00 PM||109||Gullett||Join our photography expert for the Galena Oktoberfest and learn how to use your camera lens to tell a story. Between the wineries, local art, pottery, painting, people, and simply the historical significance of Galena, the day will provide stunning experiences. 8am departure, return at 5pm – specifics to follow.|