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Lifelong Learning Course Schedule

A complete listing of Lifelong Learning courses are in the searchable table at the bottom of this page or click here to view the searchable schedule for lifelong learning classes.  You may also view our Fall Catalog.

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Healthcare e-Learning

Health Ed Today e-Learning courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience.  Our Pharmacy Technician Program course was developed through a partnership with leading education organizations including Pearson Education, E-College and Condensed Curriculum International. This course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.  Course includes:

  • 24 hour a day instructor support and course mentor
  • Engaging labs
  • Student exercises and course videos
  • Textbooks, workbooks and student materials
  • Optional clinical externship

Specific Registration Procedure: Fill out the registration form, including your email address and Course #3766. Mail back to Highland Lifelong Learning with payment.  Next, register on-line at www.healthedtoday.com/highlandcommunitycollege and follow instructions at the partner website.  For help call 815-599-3403.


SUMMER Creative Tech Camps and Theatre Camps for Kids,

click this link for more information, Creative Tech and Theatre Camps for Kids

Online and Blended Courses through Partnerships

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Through the HCC Business Institute, we offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

Ready to explore our catalog? Browse our catalog or check out our popular, new, and featured courses.


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Highland has partnered with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S) to offer face-to-face/online/blended courses designed for fitness professionals interested in enhancing their skills, meeting continuing education requirements for recertification, earning new nationally-recognized certifications, and gaining the business acumen to either take a management role or pursue entrepreneurship opportunities within the fitness industry.

NEW – Certified Personal Trainer Course with Test Voucher Included!

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer with an option to complete an employer internship that can walk you into jobs!

Hybrid/Blended Certified Personal Trainer, 2 certification levels for one price (test vouchers included!). Level 1 CPT – Pass both written exam and practical skills exam. Level 2 CPT – Obtain a Level 1 CPT & Complete the 30 Hour Internship. Click here for a complete list of courses offered.


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For more information about Lifelong Learning Classes call 815.599.3414 or 815.599.3403 or email: admissions@highland.edu.

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Fall 2019 Classes in a searchable table

Fall 2019 Lifelong Learning Courses

CategoryCourse TitleCourse ID (CRN)LocationRegister byDate(s)DayTimeCourse FeeInstructorWhat is this course about?
Creative ArtsIntroduction to the Healing Art of Zentangle3668H-208August 13, 2019Aug. 20 T 5:30-7:30 PM34Leitzen StaynerThe 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 ArtsCard Making A3656F-062August 21, 2019Aug. 28, Sept. 11, 25, Oct. 9W6:00-8:30 PM30MillerCreate 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.
Creative ArtsCard Making B3657F-062August 23, 2019Aug. 30, Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11F9:30 AM-12:00 PM30MillerCreate 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.
Creative ArtsIntroduction to the Healing Art of Zentangle3669Galena Public LibraryAugust 27, 2019Sept. 3T1:00-3:00 PM34Leitzen StaynerThe 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 ArtsBeginning Watercolor Workshop38501727 Church Street, Freeport, ILAugust 28, 2019Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23W6:30-8:30 PM140GoodspeedJoin local artist Roger Goodspeed in this Beginning Watercolor Workshop. Learn basic watercolor painting skills. Develop artistic talent in watercolor media, in a variety of styles. Let your creative juices flow as you improve your watercolor painting skills through instruction, example, and hands-on experience.
Creative ArtsCard Making C3658F-062August 30, 2019Sept. 6, 20, Oct. 4, 18F9:30 AM-12:00 PM30MillerCreate 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.
Creative ArtsCeramics-Beginner to Intermediate Wheel Throwing & Hand Building3659F-053September 12, 2019Thursdays, Sept. 19 - Nov. 7Th6:00-9:00 PM175McDonaldInstruction 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 ArtsCeramics-Beginner to Intermediate Wheel Throwing & Hand Building3660F-053September 13, 2019Fridays, Sept. 20 - Nov. 8F10:00 AM-1:00 PM175McDonaldInstruction 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 ArtsDecorative Stuffed Pumpkin Workshop3686Sunny Hill Body and Paint, 6725 US 20 E., RidottSeptember 23, 2019Sept. 28S1:00-3:00 PM25MielkeCreate 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 ArtsSign Painting Workshop with Sunny Hill Craft Company3687This Is It Eatery, 16 N. Chicago Ave., Freeport September 24, 2019Oct. 8 T5:30-8:30 PM35MielkeThis 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 sunnyhillcraftco@gmail.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 ArtsZentangle Method-2 Day Course3670H-208September 24, 2019Oct. 1, 8T5:30-7:30 PM54Leitzen StaynerThe 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 ArtsResin Jewelry3690Freeport Art MuseumSeptember 25, 2019Oct. 2W6:00-8:00 PM46BielefeldtDiscover 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 ArtsPaint Party with Friends - Summer to Fall3689Freeport Art MuseumOctober 9, 2019Oct. 16W6:00-8:00 PM29TreuIt'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 ArtsConcrete Leaf Casting Workshop with Sunny Hill Craft Company36882405 N. Henderson Rd., FreeportOctober 14, 2019Oct. 19, Nov. 2S10:00 AM-12:00 PM35MielkeMake 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 ArtsPouring Paint!3691Freeport Art MuseumOctober 30, 2019Nov. 6W6:00-8:00 PM46BielefeldtTry 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 ArtsBright Beautiful Bird Houses!3692F-066November 6, 2019Nov. 13W6:00-8:00 PM42BielefeldtFun 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 ArtsWire Wrapped Pendant3647H-208November 13, 2019Nov. 20 W6:00-9:00 PM25DawsonIn 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 ArtsFrench Cuisine3770St. John's UCC, FreeportSeptember 3, 2019Sept. 9M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverFor the ultimate dining experience, learn the secrets to creating wonderful French dishes. In this hands-on class you will learn to prepare authentic appetizers, main courses, side dishes and soups in the true French style - Un dîner delicieux! Please bring containers to take food home in.
Culinary ArtsFreezer-Ready Meals3771St. John's UCC, FreeportSeptember 9, 2019Sept. 16M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverFreezer meals don’t have to be boring. You know you want to prepare home-cooked, delicious meals for your family, but don’t always have the time. Learn how to prepare meals ahead – fit for the freezer, and delicious on the table. Please bring containers to take food home in.
Culinary ArtsStir Fry and Necessary Knife Skills3772St. John's UCC, FreeportSeptember 16, 2019Sept. 23M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverFast, 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 ArtsCleaning, Preparing and Eating Fish3738Apple Canyon Lake Property Owner's ClubSeptember 18, 2019Sept. 25W6:00-8:00 PM20HoodHow 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 ArtsWow Appetizers!3773St. John's UCC, FreeportSeptember 23, 2019Sept. 30 M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverBest 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 ArtsThe Secrets to Cajun Cuisine3774St. John's UCC, FreeportSeptember 30, 2019Oct. 7M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverOne 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 ArtsGerman Cooking3775St. John's UCC, FreeportOctober 7, 2019Oct. 14M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverLearn 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 ArtsInstant Pot Basics3702Grace Valley CRC, German ValleyOctober 10, 2019Oct. 17Th6:30-8:30 PM25SchlukebirIn 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 ArtsCreative Casseroles3776St. John's UCC, FreeportOctober 14, 2019Oct. 21M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverTired 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 ArtsSoups, Stews and Knife Skills3777St. John's UCC, FreeportOctober 21, 2019Oct. 28M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverThere 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 ArtsThe Finer Points of Cheesecake3778St. John's UCC, FreeportOctober 28, 2019Nov. 4 M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverFrom 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 ArtsNew Mexican Fare3779St. John's UCC, FreeportNovember 4, 2019Nov. 11M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverNew 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 ArtsMastering Italian Cuisine3780St. John's UCC, FreeportNovember 11, 2019Nov. 18M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverLearn 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.
DIYWoodworking; Laser Engraving3695Dakota High School Industrial ArtsSeptember 12, 2019Thursdays, Sept. 19 - Oct. 24Th6:00-8:00 PM79ViselHands 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.
DIYIntro to Oxy-Acetylene Welding3708T-129October 7, 2019Oct. 14M5:30-8:00 PM35HicksWelding 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.
DIYCar Maintenance Skills for Everyone3678T-123/124October 8, 2019Oct. 15, 22, 29T6:00-9:00 PM59PalmerAre 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.
DIYBasics of Solar Electricity3802N-122October 16, 2019Oct. 23W4:00-6:00 PM20VoglLearn 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)
FitnessBeginner JuTe3739Mt. Carroll Community House, 101 N. Main, Mt. CarrollAugust 27, 2019Tuesdays, Sept. 3 - Oct. 8T9:00-10:00 AM48YoungJuTe (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.
FitnessChair Yoga3767Freeport YMCA Multi Purpose RoomAugust 20, 2019Tuesdays, Aug. 27, Sept. 3 - Oct. 22 (No class Tuesday, Sept. 10th)T1:00-2:00 PM56VanHammeYoga 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.
FitnessWalk and Stretch - Fall 1 20193645Mt. Morris Senior CenterAugust 28, 2019March 9, 1901M, W, FMarch 1, 190038HeidJoin this class for a light aerobic activity that conditions your heart while you improve your flexibility and increase your energy levels. For all ages.
FitnessPickleball for Beginners3798Freeport YMCA Auxiliary GymAugust 30, 2019April 4, 1900FApril 5, 190048EngelPickleball 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.
FitnessPickleball for Intermediate Players3799Freeport YMCA Auxiliary GymAugust 30, 2019April 4, 1900F12:00-1:30 PM48EngelPickleball 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.
FitnessPickleball for Beginners3800Freeport YMCA Auxiliary GymSeptember 27, 2019Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25F10:30 AM-12:00 PM48EngelPickleball 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.
FitnessPickleball for Intermediate Players3801Freeport YMCA Auxiliary GymSeptember 27, 2019Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25F12:00-1:30 PM48EngelPickleball 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.
FitnessChair Yoga3701CTE Academy, ElizabethOctober 9, 2019Wednesdays, Oct. 16 - Dec. 11W3:00-4:00 PM56VanHammeYoga 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!
FitnessChair Yoga3768Freeport YMCA Multi Purpose RoomOctober 22, 2019Tuesdays, Oct. 29 - Dec. 17T1:00-2:00 PM56VanHammeYoga 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.
FitnessBeginner JuTe3740Mt. Carroll Community House, 101 N. Main, Mt. CarrollOctober 29, 2019Tuesdays, Nov. 5 - Dec. 10T9:00-10:00 AM48YoungJuTe (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.
FitnessWalk and Stretch - Fall 2 20193646Mt. Morris Senior CenterNovember 11, 2019March 13, 1901M, W, FMarch 1, 190038HeidJoin 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 WellnessHerbal and Food Supplements: What You Need to Know3724H-208August 27, 2019Sept. 3T6:00-8:00 PM20RodriguezThe 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 WellnessIntro to Holistic Health Practices3813H-210September 3, 2019Sept. 9M6:00-8:00 PM15YoungblutConfused about the benefits of meditation, yoga, breathing, chakras, mantras, etc? Learn about these and other alternative health practices. Join Laura Youngblut, Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Nurse, and Registered Yoga Teacher, as you learn about self-care techniques on a path to discover what works best for you.
Health and WellnessIntro to Tapping into Your Inner Voice3761H-208September 4, 2019Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2W6:00-8:30 PM59PatrasIn this introductory course, we will discuss 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. Most of this course will be experiential. Please bring a journal and a pen, a small item that represents you, a small rock or stone, and most importantly, an open mind and heart.
Health and WellnessIntro to Aromatherapy and Essential Oils3749The Kindred Spirit, 9816 Highway 20 West, GalenaSeptember 11, 2019Sept. 18W6:00-8:00 PM49KindredAromatherapy is a comprehensive and holistic approach to soothing the mind, body and spirit by using oils extracted from key sources. Essential oils have been used for centuries for various ailments. In this class you will explore the world of essential oils and gain a better understanding on how to use oils safely and effectively. Students will make an aromatic essential oil roll.
Health and WellnessUnderstanding Alzheimer's & Dementia3643Mt. Morris Senior CenterOctober 9, 2019Oct. 16W10:00-11:30 AM0CohenAlzheimer'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 WellnessNature's Home Remedies3750Galena Public LibraryOctober 12, 2019Oct. 19 S1:00-2:30 PM54KindredBuild 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 WellnessUnderstanding Alzheimer's & Dementia3644H-210October 16, 2019Oct. 23W12:00-1:30 PM0CohenAlzheimer'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 WellnessUsui Reiki Level 1 Certification3751The Kindred Spirit, 9816 Highway 20 West, GalenaOctober 21, 2019Oct. 28M9:00 AM-5:30 PM (1/2 hour bag lunch break)149KindredUsui 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 WellnessCBD Oil and Medical Marijuana - What You Should Know3727H-208October 31, 2019Nov. 7 Th6:00-8:00 PM20RodriguezWhat 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 CultureA Historical Look at the Icons of Evolution3684H-210August 28, 2019Sept. 4 W6:00-8:00 PM29PetersonAn historical discussion: In the light of recent science (within the last 20 years) this course re-examines eight of the most common icons of Biological Evolution which are found in today’s Biology Textbooks. It reviews such things as the Miller- Urey Experiment; Darwin’s Tree of Life; Haeckel’s Embryos, Darwin’s Galapagos Finches; Homology of Vertebrate limbs; the 4-winged fruit fly; Peppered Moths; and Archaeopteryx.
History and CultureSpanish Movie Night-Sept. 19, Even the Rain, (Bolivia), adult ticket3664H-210September 12, 2019Sept. 19 Th5:30-8:30 PM5SzterensusMovie 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 CultureSpanish Movie Night-Sept. 19, Even the Rain, (Bolivia), student ticket3665H-210September 12, 2019Sept. 19Th5:30-8:30 PM2SzterensusMovie 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 CultureCahokia, Illinois and the Mississippian Culture3683H-208September 17, 2019Sept. 24T1:00-3:00 PM29PetersonThis 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 CultureCommunication Between Generations3758H-210September 17, 2019Sept. 24T5:00-7:00 PM15AmmannSo 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 CultureVictorian Death and Mourning3679Galena Public LibraryOctober 8, 2019Oct. 15 T1:00-3:30 PM34SuttonThis 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 CultureVictorian Death and Mourning3675H-208October 15, 2019Oct. 22, 29T1:00-2:30 PM34SuttonThis 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 CultureVictorian Death and Mourning3676H-208October 17, 2019Oct. 24, 31Th5:30-7:00 PM34SuttonThis 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 CultureNew - The Civil War3703H-210October 28, 2019Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25M1:00-3:00 PM69DammannComprehensive 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 CultureTraveler's Spanish - How to Communicate While Traveling in Spanish-Speaking Countries3726H-208October 29, 2019Nov. 5 T5:30-8:30 PM20RodriguezLearn 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 CultureVictorian Death and Mourning3680Mt. Carroll Public LibraryOctober 29, 2019Nov. 5 T1:00-3:30 PM34SuttonThis 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 CultureSpanish Movie Night-Nov. 7, Frida, (Mexico), adult ticket3666H-210October 31, 2019Nov. 7Th5:30-8:30 PM5SzterensusA 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 CultureSpanish Movie Night-Nov. 7, Frida, (Mexico), student ticket3667H-210October 31, 2019Nov. 7Th5:30-8:30 PM2SzterensusA 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 CultureCommunication Between Generations3759Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, FreeportNovember 5, 2019Nov. 12T1:00-3:00 PM15AmmannSo 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 CultureAn Overview of World War I3685H-210November 11, 2019Nov. 18 M 6:00-8:00 PM 29PetersonThis 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.
HobbiesBasic Bridge II - Competitive Bidding3797Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, FreeportAugust 5, 2019Mondays, Aug. 12 - Oct. 14M2:00-4:00 PM25ClemmonsA continuation of learning bridge basics. Perhaps the most important attribute of a good bridge player is how well they bid. Learn essential elements of bidding and improve your game! Come alone or BRING A PARTNER. If there is enough interest, supervised play will be possible .
HobbiesGame On!3694German Valley Historical Museum, 805 Church Street, German ValleySeptember 4, 2019Sept. 11, 18W6:00-8:00 PM24NelsonTake yourself back to a less stressful time when having fun was your main focus in life. Experience that feeling again by learning how to play some old "new" games. Hand and Foot, Mille Bornes, and Euchre will be the focus of the class.
HobbiesMetal Detecting3693Stephenson County Historical Museum, 1440 S. Carroll Avenue, FreeportSeptember 9, 2019Sept. 16M5:30-7:30 PM26AndersonAre 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 FinanceHow to Talk to a Lawyer (And When You Need One)3725H-208September 3, 2019Sept. 10T6:00-8:00 PM20RodriguezDo you know when you should consult with a lawyer? Or what questions should you know to ask? There are many reasons to consult a lawyer from criminal or civil suits, protection of rights, healthcare claims, contracts, or even to clarify official documents you might receive. Learn more about what you need to know when speaking to a lawyer, what questions to ask, and what a lawyer needs from you.
Personal FinanceInvesting in Stocks and Bonds3823T-162October 1, 2019Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29T2:30-4:00 PM49JazoHow 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 FinancePassing Assets to the Next Generation3662H-210October 22, 2019Oct. 29T5:30-7:00 PM10StewartIn 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 FinancePassing Assets to the Next Generation3663H-210October 24, 2019Oct. 31Th12:00-1:30 PM10StewartIn 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 FinanceTips for Writing Simple Wills, Powers of Attorney for Health Care or Property3729H-208November 7, 2019Nov. 14Th6:00-8:00 PM20RodriguezDo 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.)
PhotographyBasic Digital Photography3755H-127September 9, 2019Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1T6:00-8:30 PM109GullettAre you only using $100 of features on your $500 camera? This action-packed class will show you how to use your camera controls. You will learn the elements of exposure control, white balance, and composition. Learn about photographing people, close-ups, action and low-light photography. We discuss ways of sharing images and storing your photos. Bring your camera and gain the confidence you need to take great photos!
PhotographyPhotoshop Elements (RVC)3756Rock Valley College Bell School Location, Room 5October 1, 2019Oct. 10, 17, 24Th6:00-8:30 PM109GullettLearn 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 .)
PhotographyPrivate One-on-One Photography LessonsTBDTBDJune 13, 1900TBDTBDTBD199GullettDo 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.
PhotographyPrivate One-on-One Photography Lessons - 2ndTBDTBDJune 13, 1900TBDTBDTBD75GullettSecond 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 DevelopmentAINS21 Property and Liability Insurance Principles3769MetLife® Insurance, Freeport, IL August 13, 2019Tuesdays, Aug. 20 - Oct. 8T12:00-12:50 PM0DirksThese courses are formal and industry recognized trainings, prep for AINS Certification exam. Learn the basics of what insurance is, who provides it, how it’s regulated, measuring the financial performance of insurers, marketing, underwriting, claims, insurance contracts, property loss exposures and policy provisions, liability loss exposures and policy provisions, and risk management. Textbook provided free by MetLife®, must be returned.
Professional DevelopmentLooking for a New Career After 60?3723H-208September 5, 2019Sept. 12Th6:00-8:00 PM20RodriguezIt’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 DevelopmentLinkedIn 1013673T-161September 10, 2019Sept. 17, 19T, Th6:30-8:00 PM44DixonLinkedIn 101 will demystify some of the intricacies of starting your LinkedIn page. The class will cover what kind of account is best for you, building your profile, joining groups, finding friends, following companies, and how to secure your profile. We will discuss the meaning of personal branding, the benefits of managing your personal brand, sharing engaging content, as well as contributing to others.
Professional DevelopmentDialysis Technician 50 Hours3763N-150September 17, 2019Tues and Thurs, Sept. 24 - Nov. 12T, Th6:00-9:30 PM1199Condensed Curriculum StaffThis 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 DevelopmentPharmacy Technician 50 Hours with Clinical Externship3762N-154September 17, 2019Tues and Thurs, Sept. 24 - Nov. 12T, Th6:00-9:30 PM1399Condensed Curriculum StaffThis 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 DevelopmentHome Healthcare Aide 80 Hours3764N-121September 19, 2019Tues and Thurs, Sept. 26 - Dec 5 Sat, Oct 19 and Nov 16 T, Th, S6:00-9:30 PM1499Condensed Curriculum StaffHome 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 DevelopmentPharmacy Compounding and Sterile Prep 50 Hours3765N-121September 23, 2019Mon and Wed, Sept. 30 - Nov. 20M, W 6:00-9:30 PM1199Condensed Curriculum StaffThis 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 DevelopmentSocial Media Advertising for Business3752Mt. Carroll Community House, 101 N. Main St., Mt. CarrollSeptember 23, 2019Sept. 30 M6:00-8:00 PM29StraightSocial 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 DevelopmentSelling on eBay3788T-162September 26, 2019Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24Th6:30-8:00 PM69IbalioHave 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 DevelopmentFacebook for Business3674T-161October 1, 2019Oct. 8, 10T, Th6:30-8:00 PM64DixonFacebook for Business is designed to get you up and running with your business and personal Facebook page. In this course we will cover building the right Facebook page for your brand. Formatting images, writing creative content, and using Facebook and Facebook ads to drive traffic to your business.
Professional DevelopmentSocial Media Advertising for Business3753H-210October 8, 2019Oct. 15T6:00-8:00 PM29StraightSocial 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 DevelopmentStarting a Business on a Shoestring3754College Street Creations, 104 W. Market St., Mt. CarrollOctober 17, 2019Oct. 24 Th4:00-6:00 PM29StraightAre 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 DevelopmentWordPress 101 - Master Your Own Domain3672T-161October 29, 2019Nov 5, 7, 12, 14T/Th6:30-8:30 PM149DixonWordPress 101 is intent on teaching you how to install and manage your WordPress application along with introducing frameworks, and plugins. We will discuss visual editors that help to manipulate and layout your site faster, connecting to your social media platforms as well as the almost limitless applications of WordPress in the realm building of e-commerce, education sites and so much more.
Professional DevelopmentIntroduction to Voiceovers3648H-208October 30, 2019Nov. 6W6:00-8:00 PM49MidgleyExplore 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 DevelopmentSelling on eBay3789T-159November 12, 2019Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10T6:30-8:00 PM69IbalioHave 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 DevelopmentIntroduction to Voiceovers: One-on-One3671TBDJune 13, 1900TBDTBDTBD49MidgleyExplore 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 DevelopmentPharmacy Technician eLearning with Clinical Externship3766TBDJune 13, 1900TBDTBDTBD1299Condensed Curriculum StaffThis 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 ComputingSmart Phone I - Basic3790T-162August 22, 2019Aug. 29Th6:30-8:00 PM25IbalioLearn 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 ComputingSmart Phone I - Basic3791Freeport Public LibraryAugust 26, 2019Aug. 31S1:00-2:30 PM25IbalioLearn 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 ComputingComputer Skills for Beginners3781T-159August 27, 2019Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24T6:30-8:00 PM69IbalioThis non-threatening, hands-on class will help you understand concepts and basic operations of computers, and become familiar with the terminology. Computers provided for hands-on activities.
Technology and ComputingSmart Phone II - Advanced3793T-162August 29, 2019Sept. 5Th6:30-8:00 PM25IbalioSmartphone 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 ComputingSmart Phone II - Advanced3794Freeport Public LibrarySeptember 3, 2019Sept. 7S1:00-2:30 PM25IbalioSmartphone 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 ComputingPics on My Phone - Now What?3785T-162September 5, 2019Sept. 12Th6:30-8:00 PM25IbalioGot 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 Computing3D Printing3737T-137September 10, 2019Sept. 17 T6:00-8:00 PM25MonigoldLearn 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.
Technology and ComputingWindows 103796T-162September 12, 2019Sept. 19, 26Th6:30-8:00 PM42.5IbalioWindows 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 ComputingPics on My Phone - Now What?3786Freeport Public LibrarySeptember 16, 2019Sept. 21S1:00-2:30 PM25IbalioGot 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 ComputingIntro to Coding/Programming3736T-162September 18, 2019Sept. 25W6:00-8:00 PM25MonigoldCurious 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 ComputingExcel - Everyday Spreadsheets3782T-159September 24, 2019Oct. 1, 8, 15T6:30-8:00 PM59IbalioExcel spreadsheets can help organize your daily life. Learn how to organize your life using the rows and cells of spreadsheets!
Technology and ComputingHow to Manage the Cloud: iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, Drop Box3784T-159October 15, 2019Oct. 22 T6:30-8:00 PM25IbalioWhy 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 ComputingSmart Phone I - Basic3792T-159October 22, 2019Oct. 29T6:30-8:00 PM25IbalioLearn 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 ComputingSmart Phone II - Advanced3795T-159October 29, 2019Nov. 5T6:30-8:00 PM25IbalioSmartphone 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 ComputingExcel - Everyday Spreadsheets3783T-162October 31, 2019Nov. 7, 14, 21Th6:30-8:00 PM59IbalioExcel spreadsheets can help organize your daily life. Learn how to organize your life using the rows and cells of spreadsheets!
Technology and ComputingPics on My Phone - Now What?3787T-159November 5, 2019Nov. 12T6:30-8:00 PM25IbalioGot 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 ComputingiPhones: Pics on My Phone - Now What?3730Galena Public LibraryNovember 26, 2019Dec. 3T1:00-3:00 PM25StaffGot 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 ComputingAndroid Phones: Pics on My Phone - Now What?3731Galena Public LibraryDecember 3, 2019Dec. 10T1:00-3:00 PM25StaffGot 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.
AdventurePreview of Spotlight on San Antonio Trip April 5-9, 20203677H-210August 27, 2019Sept. 3T6:00-7:00 PM0KinsellaDo you want to plan an exciting trip of a lifetime in 2020? Learn about our San Antonio Spotlight tour during this special preview, organized through Collette Travel. Review itinerary, costs, and travel accommodations for our April 5-9 2020 tour of San Antonio's historic River Walk and more!
AdventurePreview of 2020 Bucket List Trips 3858H-210September 17, 2019Sept. 24T3:00-5:00 PM0GullettYears 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!
AdventurePhoto the Festival: A Documentary Experience3757GalenaSeptember 30, 2019Oct. 5S8:00 AM-5:00 PM109GullettJoin 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.

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