Highland Community College Lifelong Learning April and May courses include CBD Oil and Medical Marijuana – What You Should Know, Bird Houses for Spring, Microsoft Excel Fundamentals, History of the Stephenson County Fair, and Smartphone Basics for iPhone held in-person and online. Courses being held in person will be practicing social distancing and masks will be required. Others have the option to attend through Zoom™. To register online and view the complete Lifelong Learning schedule, visit highland.edu/lifelong. For more information about Lifelong Learning and to find out the latest in new course offerings, call 815-599-3403.
CBD Oil and Medical Marijuana – What You Should Know
Location: Highland Community College, Student/Conference Center (Building H), room H-127, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
Registration deadline: March 29
Class: April 5; 6 — 8 p.m.
Instructor: Kerrylyn Rodriguez
There are many stories about the use and abuse of CBD oil and medical marijuana. Learn the facts about these two current health trends in the news.
Bird Houses for Spring
Location: Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport, Ill.
Registration deadline: March 31
Class: April 7; 6 — 8 p.m.
Instructor: Cindy Bielefeldt
Spring is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than preparing a new pretty home for the birds. Paint birdhouses with bright, colorful designs, or create an original. Brighten up the yard and make a bird happy. All materials provided. No experience is necessary.
Microsoft Excel Fundamentals
Location: Highland Community College, (Building T), room T-159, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
Registration deadline: April 8
Class: April 15; 1 — 3 p.m.
Instructor: Jeremy Monigold
Learn the basics to get started using Microsoft Excel. This class will include a hands-on overview of the Excel workspace and the creation of a basic inventory spreadsheet where it can apply formatting and complete calculations using formulas and functions.
History of the Stephenson County Fair
Location: Highland Community College, Student/Conference Center (Building H), room H-127, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.,
Registration deadline: April 13
Class: April 20; 6 — 7 p.m.
Instructor: Susie Dvorak
Join local fair historian Susie Dvorak as she shares her extensive research on the history of the Stephenson County Fair. See fair memorabilia, hear stories, and learn interesting facts about the fair including where it was held and how it evolved through the years.
Smartphone Basics – iPhone
Location: Highland Community College, (Building T), room T-140, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
Registration deadline: April 15
Class: Apr. 22; 1 — 3 p.m.
Instructor: Jeremy Monigold
Learn more about the iPhone. The class will include an overview of the basic features, managing contacts, modifying settings, how to keep the phone secure, and more. Time is reserved at the end of class for questions.
Other courses include:
• The Blackhawk War — Apple River Fort, Elizabeth
• Introduction to Oxy-Acetylene Welding — HCC
• The Healing Art of Zentangle — Stockton Library, Stockton
• Movie Music Romance III – Mt. Morris / Zoom
• Herbal and Food Supplements: What You Need to Know — HCC
• Resin Jewelry — HCC
• Civilian Conservation Corps — White Pines Lodge, Mt. Morris
• Microsoft PowerPoint Fundamentals — HCC
• Metal Detecting Basics — Stephenson County Fairgrounds, Freeport
• Wire Wrap a Pendant — HCC