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|Category||Course Title||Course ID (CRN)||Location||Reg. Deadline||Date(s)||Day||Time||Course Fee||Instructor||What is this course about?|
|Adventure||Pennsylvania Amish Lands Excursion for Individual||1171||Highland Community College Parking Lot B||4/1/19||July 21, 22, 23, 24, 25||Su, M, T, W, Th||TBD||$838||Gullett||Join us on a trip to Lancaster PA to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the Amish Countryside on this 5 day, 4 night adventure. This trip is planned and offered by Adventure Safari Network, in conjunction with Highland Community College Lifelong Learning. Highlights of the trip include: visit University of Notre Dame, dinner at Lancaster County’s largest smorgasbord “Shady Maple", guided tour of the Amish Countryside, live performance of the musical stage adventure “Jesus” at “Sight and Sound’s Millennium Theatre”, visits to country stores, a miniature horse farm, and Kitchen Kettle Village. Plus plenty of time for individual shopping and dining.|
|Adventure||Pennsylvania Amish Lands Excursion for 2||1172||Highland Community College Parking Lot B||4/1/19||July 21, 22, 23, 24, 25||Su, M, T, W, Th||TBD||$1318||Gullett||Join us on a trip to Lancaster PA to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the Amish Countryside on this 5 day, 4 night adventure. This trip is planned and offered by Adventure Safari Network, in conjunction with Highland Community College Lifelong Learning. Highlights of the trip include: visit University of Notre Dame, dinner at Lancaster County’s largest smorgasbord “Shady Maple", guided tour of the Amish Countryside, live performance of the musical stage adventure “Jesus” at “Sight and Sound’s Millennium Theatre”, visits to country stores, a miniature horse farm, and Kitchen Kettle Village. Plus plenty of time for individual shopping and dining.|
|History and Culture||Assassination of President Lincoln||1173||H-210A||5/15/19||22-May||W||6:00-8:00 PM||$29||Peterson||Study the assassination of President Lincoln, including a look at US culture in 1865, and brief biographies of Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth. Learn the details leading up to the evening of April 14, 1865 at Fords Theatre, the capture of Booth and accomplices, and Lincolns funeral procession. Fords Theatre and the gravesite of Lincoln, today, are also discussed.|
|Culinary Arts||The Art of the Grill||1199||Pretzel City Kitchens, Freeport||6/4/19||Jun. 11||T||2:30-5:30 PM||$55||Staver||Its time to get outside and grill with confidence. Learn techniques, tools and recipes for your best outdoor barbecue. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Creative Arts||Card Making A||6696||F-062||3/20/19||Mar. 27, Apr. 10, 24, May 8||W||6:00-8:30 PM||$30||Miller||Create your own greeting cards and paper projects! You will create three to four projects each week using tools and different card folds. No project duplicated! You must bring adhesive, precision scissors, ruler, and pencil. $25.00 materials fee paid to instructor on the first night covers all weeks materials! For beginner or experienced crafter.|
|Creative Arts||Card Making B||6697||F-062||3/22/19||Mar. 29, Apr. 12, 26, May 10||F||9:30 AM-12:00 PM||$30||Miller||Create your own greeting cards and paper projects! You will create three to four projects each week using tools and different card folds. No project duplicated! You must bring adhesive, precision scissors, ruler, and pencil. $25.00 materials fee paid to instructor on the first night covers all weeks materials! For beginner or experienced crafter.|
|Creative Arts||Card Making C||6698||F-062||3/29/19||Apr. 5, 19, May 3, 17||F||9:30 AM-12:00 PM||$30||Miller||Create your own greeting cards and paper projects! You will create three to four projects each week using tools and different card folds. No project duplicated! You must bring adhesive, precision scissors, ruler, and pencil. $25.00 materials fee paid to instructor on the first night covers all weeks materials! For beginner or experienced crafter.|
|Personal Finance||Practical Tips for Life in Retirement||6740||H-210A||2/20/19||Feb. 27||W||10:00 AM-12:00 PM||$15||Eicher||Basic tips and key information to help you plan for a fulfilling and successful retirement. Interactive discussion focuses on finances and budgeting, health care costs, investments, and how to retire "on purpose" (or with purpose).|
|Personal Finance||Practical Tips for Life in Retirement||6741||H-210A||2/20/19||Feb. 27||W||7:00-9:00 PM||$15||Eicher||Basic tips and key information to help you plan for a fulfilling and successful retirement. Interactive discussion focuses on finances and budgeting, health care costs, investments, and how to retire "on purpose" (or with purpose).|
|Creative Arts||Candlemaking||6793||F-066||3/4/19||Mar. 11, 13, 15||M, W, F||6:00-7:30 PM||$45||Boland||Basic candlemaking course teaches how to melt and pour wax, set up wicks, use containers and molds, creating single or multi-layered colors. Learn about wax types, wicks, weights, scents, coloring, molds, containers and more. Receive handout of entire course content with links for purchasing supplies. Students take home their candles.|
|Creative Arts||Paint Party with Friends||7064||Freeport Art Museum||3/7/19||Mar. 14||Th||6:00-8:00 PM||$25||Treu||Gather your friends at the Freeport Art Museum to explore the winter landscape with paint. Inspired by winter scene artworks from FAM's collection, we'll venture into our own paintings and find how warm, cool and colorful winter can be - fun for friends and family together. No experience necessary.|
|Creative Arts||Flow and Mix with Alcohol Ink||6801||Freeport Art Museum||2/21/19||Feb. 28||Th||5:30-7:00 PM||$39||Bielefeldt||One of the latest trends in art is using special alcohol inks to paint colorful, impressionistic and intricate creations. Its ability to flow and mix makes it a blast to use and wonderful results are guaranteed for even the beginner. All materials are provided.|
|Fitness||Pickleball for Beginners||6802||Freeport YMCA Auxiliary Gym||2/27/19||Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27||W||6:00-7:30 PM||$48||Kesler||Pickleball is a cross between badminton and tennis, and is the fastest growing sport among baby boomers. It is played on a badminton sized court with paddles, a wiffle-type ball and a net. This introductory course provides the opportunity to learn the team sport, and provides a fun outlet for fitness, competition and socialization.|
|History and Culture||Spanish Movie Night-Apr. 18, Camila (Argentina), adult||6810||H-210A||4/11/19||Apr. 18||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-Apr. 18, Camila (Argentina), student||6811||H-210A||4/11/19||Apr. 18||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.|
|Fitness||Beginner Tai Chi||6813||Freeport YMCA Lobby Room||3/1/19||Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr. 5, 12||F||9:00-10:00 AM||$48||Natanel||Studies have shown Tai Chi has many health benefits for all ages, including seniors. Benefits include better balance, improved joint flexibility, increased muscle strength, and lowered blood pressure. In this class you will learn the Tai Chi form bit-by-bit--each week learning one or two new "moves". Learn in a safe, nonjudgmental space.|
|Fitness||Beginner Tai Chi||6814||Freeport YMCA Lobby Room||4/19/19||Apr. 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31||F||9:00-10:00 AM||$48||Natanel||Studies have shown Tai Chi has many health benefits for all ages, including seniors. Benefits include better balance, improved joint flexibility, increased muscle strength, and lowered blood pressure. In this class you will learn the Tai Chi form bit-by-bit--each week learning one or two new "moves". Learn in a safe, nonjudgmental space.|
|Hobbies||Gardening in Small Spaces||6815||T-140||4/2/19||Apr. 9||T||6:00-8:00 PM||$10||Keltner||Nikki Keltner, Program Coordinator with the Illinois Extension, will cover a variety of small space gardening techniques. Whether you are looking to grow some unique container gardens, learn more about vertical gardening, or would like to create a productive vegetable garden in a small space there will be many unique ideas in this class to help you do so.|
|Fitness||Pickleball for Beginners||6819||Freeport YMCA Auxiliary Gym||2/28/19||Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28||Th||10:00-11:30 AM||$48||Kesler||Pickleball is a cross between badminton and tennis, and is the fastest growing sport among baby boomers. It is played on a badminton sized court with paddles, a wiffle-type ball and a net. This introductory course provides the opportunity to learn the team sport, and provides a fun outlet for fitness, competition and socialization.|
|Fitness||Pickleball for Intermediate Players||6820||Freeport YMCA Auxiliary Gym||3/27/19||Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24||W||6:00-7:30 PM||$48||Kesler||Beyond the basics. This class is designed for Pickleball players who seek to improve their game through control and consistency. Topics include forehand and backhand groundstrokes, a wide variety of shots including serves, returns of serve, and volleys. Will use slower and faster pace shots to advantage. Strategic play will also be covered.|
|Fitness||Pickleball for Intermediate Players||6821||Freeport YMCA Auxiliary Gym||3/28/19||Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25||Th||10:00-11:30 AM||$48||Kesler||Beyond the basics. This class is designed for Pickleball players who seek to improve their game through control and consistency. Topics include forehand and backhand groundstrokes, a wide variety of shots including serves, returns of serve, and volleys. Will use slower and faster pace shots to advantage. Strategic play will also be covered.|
|Culinary Arts||Mixology||6822||White Pines Resort, Sycamore Room, 6712 W Pines Rd, Mt. Morris, IL||3/18/19||Mar. 23||S||4:00-7:00 PM||$59||Talbert||Do you want to impress your friends and host parties everyone talks about? Want to learn how to make superb Manhattans, Mojitos and Martinis? Want to practice shaking, stirring, layering and pouring? In this introduction to the basics of bartending and mixing, you will practice and prepare real cocktails, drinks and shooters. Must be 21 or older.|
|Hobbies||Metal Detecting||6823||Stephenson County Historical Museum, 1440 S. Carroll Avenue, Freeport, IL||4/29/19||6-May||M||4:30-6:30 PM||$26||Anderson||Are you curious about metal detecting? Or, do you have a metal detector, but aren't sure how to use it? This workshop will help you dig for your first targets before you know it. You'll learn functions of the detector, accessories, finding 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.|
|Health and Wellness||Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's||6824||H-210A||4/3/19||Apr. 10||W||10:00-11:00 AM||$0||Sklar||Alzheimer's and dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Learn the 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. Learn typical age-related changes, common warning signs, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer's Association resources.|
|Creative Arts||Beginning Watercolor Workshop||6825||1727 Church Street, Freeport, IL||4/17/19||Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12||W||6:30-8:30 PM||$140||Goodspeed||Join local artist Roger Goodspeed in this Beginning Watercolor Workshop. Learn basic beginning watercolor painting skills; develop artistic talents in watercolor media, in a variety of styles.|
|Fitness||Women's Self Defense||6827||18 W. Stephenson St., Suite 200, Freeport, IL||3/11/19||Mar. 17||Su||1:00-2:30 PM||$25||Meyers||Learn mental and physical strategies for keeping you and your loved ones safe. Topics include, but not limited to: self-defense targets 101, awareness/alertness, adduction vs. abduction, emergency responses, strangers vs. strange/uncomfortable people, and whole-body movement. Dress in comfortable clothing.|
|Health and Wellness||Transcend the Winter Blues: A Holistic Approach to Self-Care for Mind and Body||6829||H-210A||3/25/19||Apr. 1||M||6:00-8:00 PM||$15||Youngblut||A self-care course to promote healthy mind and body; the session will focus on steps you can take to detox from winter and the effects of shorter days and longer nights. Join Laura Youngblut, Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Nurse, Registered Yoga Teacher, as you learn self-care techniques in breathing, meditations, and movement to encourage positive mental health during the winter months.|
|History and Culture||World War II - Europe (1933-1945)||6830||Stephenson County Senior Resource Center||2/26/19||Mar. 5, 12, 19||T||1:00-3:00 PM||$75||Peterson||Learn about World War II in Europe and North Africa, including the culture of Germany, Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy and the Jews before the war. What events led to the Nazi attack on Poland? Review battles: Dunkirk, Battle of Britain, Battle of the Atlantic, Russia, North Africa, Sicily, Stalingrad, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, and Berlin.|
|History and Culture||The Church in Hitler's Germany (1931-1945)||6831||Stephenson County Senior Resource Center||4/10/19||Apr. 17||W||1:00-3:30 PM||$29||Peterson||Study the Protestant and Catholic Church during and after the rise of Adolph Hitler to power, from 1931 to 1945. What tactics were used by the Nazis to reduce the impact of the Church on Germany? Look at the History of Nationalism in Germany, the position of the church in Germany before (including the Great War) and during the Weimar Republic.|
|History and Culture||The History of the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942)||6832||Stephenson County Senior Resource Center||5/1/19||8-May||W||1:00-3:00 PM||$29||Peterson||What were the beginnings of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and why so important in FDRs New Deal? What impact did the CCC have on young men and their families? Learn the needs met by the CCC for the National and State Parks. Youll learn about organization and regulations, and personal stories as well.|
|History and Culture||Black Hawk War in the Upper Midwest||6844||H-127||2/12/19||Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19||T||7:00-8:00 PM||$42||Reed||In April 1832, the "British Band" of Sauk and Fox tribes, led by warrior Black Hawk, crossed the Mississippi River from Iowa to Illinois in a desperate effort to reclaim their home of Saukenuk from the white settlers. From beginning to the final battle at Bad Axe, this class traces the history of the conflict between the Sauk and settlers.|
|Professional Dev||Intro to Shield Metal Arc (Stick) Welding||6847||T-129||3/12/19||Mar. 19||T||5:30-8:00 PM||$35||Kloepping||Commonly known as stick welding. Learn how to set the voltage for the different size of electrodes, the proper angles, 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.|
|Professional Dev||Intro to Mig Welding||6848||T-129||3/14/19||Mar. 21||Th||5:30-8:00 PM||$35||Kloepping||Learn basic Mig welding, including how to set the wire speed and voltage. Practice five weld joints, and four weld positions. Learn common welds, how to maintain the wire feed gun, and safety equipment 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.|
|Creative Arts||Wire Wrapped Pendant||6854||H-127||5/1/19||May 8||W||6:00-9:00 PM||$25||Dawson||Make a wire-wrapped pendant, ready to hang on your favorite necklace. Techniques will be taught using just hand tools and wire. Ready-to-wrap pendants available to select the night of class for $3-$5, or bring your own stone. Please bring own hand tools: round and flat-nose pliers both smooth-faced, and wire cutters. Some tools may be available for use.|
|History and Culture||Assassination of President Garfield||6856||T-140||3/20/19||Mar. 27||W||6:00-8:00 PM||$29||Peterson||Study the assassination of President Garfield, US culture in 1881, a brief biography of James Garfield, and of Charles Guiteau, who grew up in Freeport, IL. Learn what happened July 2, 1881 at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington DC., and the capture, trial and execution of Guiteau. What really caused Garfields death on September 19, 1881?|
|History and Culture||Assassination of President Kennedy||6857||H-210A||5/8/19||15-May||W||6:00-8:00 PM||$29||Peterson||Study the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. What was US culture in 1963? Learn about JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald and what happened November 22, 1963 at the Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Hear about the capture and fate of Oswald, and the hospitalization and funeral of JFK. The Dealey Plaza and the gravesite of JFK, today, are also explored.|
|History and Culture||Movie Music Romance HCC||6858||M-120||3/19/19||Mar. 26||T||6:00-8:00 PM||$15||LeGear||Audience will take an 84-year tour of some of the most memorable movie moments in film history, including 37 favorite songs. Relive the magic as you watch and listen to songs and scenes such as Moon River, As Time Goes By, Jailhouse Rock, Barn Dance and West Side Story.|
|History and Culture||Movie Music Romance SRC||6859||Stephenson County Senior Resource Center||3/21/19||Mar. 28||Th||2:00-4:00 PM||$15||LeGear||Audience will take an 84-year tour of some of the most memorable movie moments in film history, including 37 favorite songs. Relive the magic as you watch and listen to songs and scenes such as Moon River, As Time Goes By, Jailhouse Rock, Barn Dance and West Side Story.|
|Hobbies||More Basic Bridge||6868||Stephenson County Senior Resource Center||3/18/19||Mar. 25, Apr. 1, 8, 15, 29, May 6, 13, 20||M||2:00-4:00 PM||$25||Clemmons||A continuation of learning Bridge basics. The class will cover bidding conventions and responses. BRING A PARTNER. If there is enough interest, supervised play will be possible.|
|Creative Arts||Zentangle||6869||H-210A||2/26/19||Mar. 5, 12||T||5:00:7:00 PM||$40||Stayner||The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned, you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. People who draw according to this method, describe their experiences as states of mindfulness and flow.|
|Creative Arts||Zentangle||6870||H-210A||3/19/19||Mar. 26, Apr. 2||T||5:00:7:00 PM||$40||Stayner||The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned, you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. People who draw according to this method, describe their experiences as states of mindfulness and flow.|
|Personal Finance||Tips for Writing Simple Wills, Powers of Attorney for Health Care or Property||6871||H-208||4/17/19||Apr. 24||W||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.)|
|History and Culture||Traveler's Spanish - How to Communicate While Traveling in Spanish-Speaking Countries||6872||H-208||4/24/19||1-May||W||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.|
|Health and Wellness||Generic or OTC Medicine - Safe or Not?||6873||H-127||3/20/19||Mar. 27||W||6:00-8:00 PM||$20||Rodriguez||What are the differences between generic, OTC and prescription medications? Why are there cost differences? Is there a difference in how they perform? What are my choices and how to decide what to use? Learn the differences between generic, OTC and prescription medications.|
|Hobbies||Fishing to Catch Fish||6882||Apple Canyon Lake Property Owners Club||4/30/19||7-May||T||6:00-8:00 PM||$15||Hood||Want to know more about fishing? In two hours learn the basics of equipment, bait, location, and how to catch more fish!|
|Health and Wellness||Introduction to Essential Oils||6885||H-210A||4/8/19||Apr. 15||M||5:30-8:30 PM||$69||Schmoldt||This workshop will cover the application, uses and benefits of five essential oils. Learn the importance of safety and the difference between "warm" and "cool" oils. Why is it important to identify the quality of oils? Attendees will sample and receive samples of each oil used in class. Course fee includes $30.00 for samples of oils.|
|Health and Wellness||Introduction to Meditation||6886||N-158||2/8/19||Feb. 16||S||9:00 AM-12:00 PM||$35||Schmoldt||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.|
|Health and Wellness||Introduction to Chakras||6887||H-201A||3/26/19||Apr. 2||T||6:00-9:00 PM||$35||Schmoldt||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.|
|Health and Wellness||Reiki I||6889||H-127||3/29/19||Apr. 6, 13||S||9:00 AM-12:00 PM||$59||Schmoldt||Students will learn about the origins of Reiki, the use of White Light Energy, and receive 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.|
|Health and Wellness||Reiki II||6890||H-127||4/27/19||4-May-11||S||9:00 AM-12:00 PM||$109||Schmoldt||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. Learn the ancient Sanskrit symbols that amplify the use of White Light Energy, and how to send a treatment long-distance. Practitioners will receive attunements.|
|Personal Finance||Investing in Stocks and Bonds||6891||T-162||3/28/19||Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25||Th||3:00-4:30 PM||$50||Jazo||How do you decide which stocks to purchase and which ones to sell? This class will help you develop and maintain a stock trading system using both fundamental and technical analysis, so you can make better trading decisions that will lead to better returns. Michael has worked in the financial industry for over 20 year and can help you understand the markets.|
|Culinary Arts||Tempting Tapas||6892||St. John's UCC, Freeport||3/11/19||Mar. 18||M||5:30-8:30 PM||$45||Staver||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.|
|Culinary Arts||Tempting Tapas||6893||Pretzel City Kitchens, Freeport||3/12/19||Mar. 19||T||4:00-7:00 PM||$55||Staver||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.|
|Culinary Arts||Portuguese Best Recipes||6894||St. John's UCC, Freeport||3/18/19||Mar. 25||M||5:30-8:30 PM||$45||Staver||Learn how to cook traditional Portuguese dishes that are sure to please. Recipes may include perfectly seasoned seafood, sausage, rice and spices. Warm and comforting fare! Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||Southeast Asian Cuisine||6895||St. John's UCC, Freeport||3/19/19||Mar. 26||T||5:30-8:30 PM||$45||Staver||Southeast Asian cuisine is very aromatic, and encompasses the countries of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, southern part of China, and Philippines. Recipes usually include rice, lime, cilantro, ginger and chilies. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||Persian Cuisine||6896||St. John's UCC, Freeport||3/25/19||Apr. 1||M||5:30-8:30 PM||$45||Staver||Experience the exotic Persian culture through food. Persian recipes may include fresh greens, rice, lamb, yogurt, kabobs, herbs and pomegranates. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||German Cooking||6897||St. John's UCC, Freeport||4/1/19||Apr. 8||M||5:30-8:30 PM||$45||Staver||What do the words Schweinshaxe, Kartoffelpuffer or Rinderroulade mean to you? While we may not actually prepare Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle), these are all examples of rich and satisfying traditional German meals. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||New Mexican Fare||6898||St. John's UCC, Freeport||4/8/19||Apr. 15||M||5:30-8:30 PM||$45||Staver||New Mexican cuisine is NOT Tex-Mex.. Flavorful dishes include Salsa Verde, Ranchero sauce, chiles rellenos, pinto beans, chicos, carne adovada, and variations on your favorite guacamole. We will make dishes as spicy as you want! Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||Czech Czuisine||6899||Pretzel City Kitchens, Freeport||4/9/19||Apr. 16||T||4:00-7:00 PM||$55||Staver||Mmmm knedliky and zeli, svickova, kolace No, our computer keys did not get stuck. In this course learn about hearty, delicious food from Czechoslovakia. For fans of dumplings and sauerkraut, marinated sirloin, fruit or poppy seed filled pastries and many other delectable, please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||Wow Appetizers||6900||St. John's UCC, Freeport||4/15/19||Apr. 22||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, get ideas and have fun! Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||Wow Appetizers||6901||Pretzel City Kitchens, Freeport||4/16/19||Apr. 23||T||4:00-7:00 PM||$55||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, get ideas and have fun! Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||Mastering Italian Cuisine||6902||St. John's UCC, Freeport||4/22/19||Apr. 29||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.|
|Culinary Arts||Stir Fry Creations||6903||St. John's UCC, Freeport||4/29/19||May 6||M||5:30-8:30 PM||$45||Staver||Fast, tasty and nutritious, stir frying can help you liven up your evening meal. Learn methods for turning bite-sized pieces of food into culinary masterpieces. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Culinary Arts||Cajun Cooking||6904||St. John's UCC, Freeport||4/23/19||Apr. 30||T||5:30-8:30 PM||$45||Staver||Cajun cuisine is a melting pot of cultures including Chinese, Indian, Native American, Italian, French, and African foods. Gumbo and jambalaya are classic examples, and rice is often featured. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|History and Culture||Preparation for Peruvian Humanitarian Trip||6909||N-125||1/24/19||Jan. 31, Feb. 21, Mar. 7, 28, Apr. 11, May 23, Jun. 13, 20||Th||5:30-7:30 PM||$0||Dutmer||This preparatory class will take participants through a step by step checklist in order to prepare to travel to Peru in the Summer of 2019 on a humanitarian trip (focusing on health, goodwill and cultural exchange) with the Casa de Salud group of Freeport. The future trip itself will consist of at least five medical clinics providing health care to underserved Peruvian populations. Optional cultural exchange opportunities will be provided daily. Class, and trip, is intended for people looking for unique cultural experiences and to serve others. Ability to speak Spanish, or medical background is helpful but not required.|
|Tech and Computing||Smart Phone Basics||6910||Galena Public Library||3/5/19||Mar. 12||T||1:00-3:30 PM||$39||Staff||Learn more about your smart-phone. Class will include security, how to use contacts, linking your email and more.|
|Tech and Computing||Excel Introduction||6911||Galena Public Library||3/26/19||Apr. 2||T||1:00-3:30 PM||$39||Staff||Excel spreadsheets can help organize your daily life. Learn how to organize your life using the rows and cells of the spreadsheets!|
|Tech and Computing||Tips and Tricks for Word||6912||Galena Public Library||4/30/19||7-May||T||1:00-3:30 PM||$39||Staff||Learn to create documents and format letters. Unleash this powerful word processor!|
|Tech and Computing||Smartphone I - Basic||6914||T-159||2/12/19||Feb. 19||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.|
|Tech and Computing||Smartphone II - Advanced||6915||T-159||2/19/19||Feb. 26||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 connect to the Internet and use web features and apps.|
|Tech and Computing||Pics on My Phone - Now What?||6916||T-159||2/26/19||Mar. 5||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.|
|Tech and Computing||How to Manage the Cloud: iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, Drop Box||6917||T-159||2/28/19||Mar. 7||Th||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.|
|Tech and Computing||Create Newsletters with Word||6918||T-159||3/7/19||Mar. 14||Th||6:30-8:00 PM||$25||Ibalio||Why send a boring email when you can send an attractive and engaging newsletter using Word? Learn formatting and style tips to make the best newsletters for family reunions, Christmas letters, or to share news from that committee you are on!|
|Tech and Computing||Selling on eBay||6919||T-159||3/19/19||Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16||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.|
|Tech and Computing||PowerPoint||6920||T-159||4/4/19||Apr. 11||Th||6:30-8:00 PM||$25||Ibalio||PowerPoint is a powerful tool used to create engaging presentations. Learn how to turn your vacation photos, family pictures or other pieces of information into a professional-looking slide show using PowerPoint.|
|Tech and Computing||Excel - Everyday Spreadsheets||6921||T-159||4/18/19||Apr. 25, May 2, 9||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!|
|Tech and Computing||Windows 10||6922||T-159||4/23/19||Apr. 30, May 7||T||6:30-8:00 PM||$43||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! You may bring your Windows 10 laptop to class and immediately apply what you are learning.|
|History and Culture||Medicine of the Civil War||6923||H-210A||2/25/19||Mar. 4, 11, 18||M||1:00-3:00 PM||$54||Dammann||Learn about Medicine of the Civil War from author Gordon E. Dammann, D.D.S., founder of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland. His collection of medical artifacts from the Civil War forms the core of the museums holdings. His published volumes depict images of instruments, medicine and equipment, and memoirs of Jonathan Letterman, MD Surgeon of US Army 1861-1864.|
|Professional Dev||Introduction to Voiceovers||6924||H-208||3/27/19||Apr. 3||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.|
|Tech and Computing||Coding||6925||T-162||2/28/19||Mar. 7||Th||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.|
|Tech and Computing||3D Printing||6926||T-137||3/19/19||Mar. 26||T||6:00-8:00 PM||$25||Monigold||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.|
|Tech and Computing||Tech Talk||6928||T-140||4/9/19||Apr. 16||T||6:00-8:00 PM||$25||Monigold||What are the latest gadgets, processes and applications that shape our lives? Join Instructor Jeremy Monigold as he discusses newly emerging trends and tools, and how to interact with them. Bring your questions, what has you puzzled, about technology. What is a smart home or smart watch? What options are there to back up computer data? How can I keep track of all my different passwords?|
|Professional Dev||Forensic Genealogy, the Golden State Killer and What Law Enforcement Should Know||6929||Freeport Public Library||4/30/19||7-May||T||5:30-8:00 PM||$34||Feinberg||What should law enforcement professionals know about the use of genetic genealogy in the pursuit of (primarily) cold cases with unmatched DNA? Learn the concepts of genetic genealogy; the types of DNA that feed into discovering a potential suspect; the potential legal ramifications; and, what is known about what resources California law enforcement used to lead to the arrest of the alleged perpetrator of multiple rapes and murders. The class is geared toward law enforcement professionals but is open to anyone who has an interest in this area. Terry Feinberg is a professional genealogist with a focus on genetic genealogy; a former professor of local government/Political Science; president of the Stephenson County Genealogical Society; editor of the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly journal.|
|History and Culture||Who Haunts Your House||6930||Freeport Public Library||4/9/19||Apr. 16, 18||T/Th||6:00-8:00 PM||$39||Feinberg||Learn how to trace the history of your house. Who lived in it before you and what were their stories? When was the house remodeled? 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.|
|Creative Arts||Pattern Making A||6931||H-208||2/21/19||Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14||Th||7:30-9:00 PM||$75||Stiles,||Learn how to draft professional patterns, how to correctly take measurements, and the formulas used by top European and Domestic designers of the world. Stop wasting time and money using commercial patterns. Start designing your own line of clothing, ready to wear and custom, that will fit and enhance your body.|
|Creative Arts||Pattern Making B||6932||H-208||3/21/19||Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11||Th||7:30-9:00 PM||$75||Stiles,||Build on what you learn in Pattern Making A, Course ID 6931.|
|Creative Arts||Sewing/Tailoring A||6933||H-208||2/21/19||Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14||Th||6:00-7:30 PM||$75||Stiles,||Learn how to sew from Master Tailor-Designer Eric W. Stiles Sr., former top Supervisor and Head Tailor-Fitter for Giorgio Armani, and Polo Ralph Lauren. Stop making home-made looking clothing, learn how to make clothes like professionals. Learn machine set-up and two types of seams. Recommended to take Sewing/Tailoring and Pattern Making classes together to maximize your skills. No sewing experience is required. Materials list will be provided before the first day of class, as supplies not included in price of the course. You need to bring your sewing machine to class.|
|Creative Arts||Sewing/Tailoring B||6934||H-208||3/21/19||Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11||Th||6:00-7:30 PM||$75||Stiles,||Build on what you learn in Sewing/Tailoring A, Course ID 6933.|
|Personal Finance||Foundations of Investing||6935||T-162||4/3/19||Apr. 10||W||6:00-7:30PM||$15||Breedlove||Learn investing fundamentals in this easy to understand course. Topics include diversification, investing for long term, developing a strategy and more!. It's not too late to get started on your personal financial plans!|
|Fitness||Chair Yoga||6948||CTE Academy, Elizabeth, IL||2/27/19||Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24||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!|
|Professional Dev||AINS 22 - Personal Insurance||6964||MetLife® Insurance, Freeport, IL ||2/14/19||Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16||Th||12:00-12:50 PM||$0||Parr||In this formal and industry-recognized training you will learn how to effectively apply personal insurance concepts. Build a solid foundation in the application of personal insurance fundamentals, including coverage, auto and homeowner contracts, and risk management. Build skills, and your resume, for work within the insurance industry. Textbook will be provided by MetLife® free of charge, but must be returned. Students may choose to take the exam for certification, at a cost of $140.00 paid by the student to MetLife®.|
|Professional Dev||AIC 30 Claim Handling Principles and Practices||6966||MetLife® Insurance, Freeport, IL ||2/13/19||Feb. 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8,||W||11:30 AM-12:30 PM||$0||Kent||In this industry-recognized training, learn how to apply claim handling principles and investigation techniques. Each participant is guided through each course by an instructor, but is required to pass the standardize exam to receive certification. This is the first of three courses. Textbook will be provided by MetLife® free of charge, but must be returned. Students must pay the $140.00 exam fee at the end to be allowed to take the exam, paid to MetLife®.|