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HCC Lifelong Learning continues with early fall classes

Highland Community College Lifelong Learning has courses ready for students in September. To register and view the complete Lifelong Learning schedule, visit highland.edu/lifelong or call 815-599-3414. For more information about Lifelong Learning and to find out the latest in new course offerings, call 815-599-3403.

 

September courses include Alzheimers & Dementia Training, Black Hawk War in the Upper Midwest, and Ceramics. Below are the course descriptions and further information.

 

The Basics of Steppin

Location: YMCA Lobby, YMCA of Northwest Illinois, 2998 W. Pearl City, Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Aug. 29; Class Dates: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21; Class Time: 6 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $125

Instructor: Shu-Tehu Ra

In this series of classes, you will understand and execute the fundamental basics in the art of dance known as Steppin. Once that is completed, the class will proceed to progressive and creative turns and moves in the dance.

Spanish Movie Night-Sept. 6, The Official Story, (Argentina), adult

Location: Highland Community College, Building H, room H-201B, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Aug. 30; Class Date: Sept. 6; Class Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Fee: $5

Instructor: Cristina Szterensus

Become more understanding of diversity and multiculturalism by exploring various aspects of different Hispanic cultures. All movies are in Spanish with English subtitles, are internationally acclaimed, and have been chosen very carefully for their cultural and historical significance.  There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterward. Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, The Official Story is about a high school teacher during the Dirty War in Argentina who sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Spanish Movie Night-Sept. 6, The Official Story, (Argentina), student

Location: Highland Community College, Building H, room H-201B, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Aug. 30; Class Date: Sept. 6; Class Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Fee: $2

Instructor: Cristina Szterensus

Become more understanding of diversity and multiculturalism by exploring various aspects of different Hispanic cultures. All movies are in Spanish with English subtitles, are internationally acclaimed, and have been chosen very carefully for their cultural and historical significance.  There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterward. Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, The Official Story is about a high school teacher during the Dirty War in Argentina who sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Loving What You Do & Doing What You Love

Location: Highland Community College, Building H, room H-127, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Aug. 31; Class Dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1; Class Time: 6 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $60

Instructor: Holly Floen

What is stopping you from doing the work you want to do? Do you know what you want to do? Unsure of a career or your next career? Figure it out here. Recognize your strengths and challenges, learn to see the possibilities and identify steps to take to begin doing what you love. Learn to appreciate what you have and recognize why you may be resisting what you have. One week before the class you will be emailed a short survey to help the instructor address your needs. Week one is recognizing how you really see yourself. Week two provides tools to change your point of view. Week three focuses on your real desires, and Week four helps you identify how to get there. Be ready to learn, laugh, and grow.

Hollie Floen is a certified coach with an extensive background in classroom training, workshop facilitation, and coaching individuals and groups. She has built, managed and promoted a web-based business and knows the reality of running your own business as well as working in corporate environments. On a personal note, she is a dog lover and trainer who loves helping both two and four-legged people to learn and grow.

Chicken

Location: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1010 S. Park Blvd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 4; Class Date: Sept. 10; Class Time: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Michael Staver

Learn how to cut up a chicken and a variety of ways to cook this wonderfully versatile meat.  Recipes introduced will be for cooking and roasting chickens whole or in pieces.

Alzheimers & Dementia Training

Location: Highland Community College, Building H, room H-208, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 4; Class Dates: Sept. 11, 13, 18, 20; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $200

Instructor: Julie Kerley

In accordance with the NCCDP (National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners), after the completion of this 8-hour course, each student will be given the opportunity to apply for certification in Alzheimer’s and dementia care for an additional fee. Upon completion, students will have a better understanding of this disease and the proper care techniques to ease both the patient and caregiver. Fee includes the cost of the $50 textbook.

Black Hawk War in the Upper Midwest

Location: Galena Public Library, 601 S. Bench St., Galena, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 4; Class Dates: Sept. 11, 18, 25; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $49.00

Instructor: Allen Reed

In April 1832, the “British Band” of the Sauk and Fox tribes, led by the redoubtable warrior Black Hawk, crossed the Mississippi River from Iowa to Illinois in a last desperate effort to reclaim their home town of Saukenuk from the white settlers they felt had taken the land illegally. This event led to the governor of Illinois calling out the state militia and the US Army sending troops to track down Black Hawk and his followers. The following months saw violence erupt between the Native Americans and the troops chasing them until the final battle at Bad Axe in August. This class will trace the history of the conflict between the Sauk and the settlers and follow the events of what came to be called the Black Hawk War.

Metal Detecting

Location: Stephenson County Historical Museum, 1440 S. Carroll, Ave., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 10; Class Date: Sept. 17; Class Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Fee: $26

Instructor: Dale Anderson

Are you curious about the increasingly popular hobby of metal detecting? Or do you already have a metal detector, but aren’t sure how to use it?  This two-hour workshop will help you get digging for your first targets before you know it. You’ll learn about the functions of the detector, useful accessories, how to find the best hunting spots, and metal detecting etiquette. The instructor will demonstrate how to adjust the settings depending on the type of detecting you are doing and the target you are looking for. If you have a metal detector, bring it to class. If you don’t, you’ll have a chance to swing one of the instructor’s detectors to locate and dig a target.

Sauces

Location: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1010 S. Park Blvd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 10; Class Date: Sept. 17; Class Time: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Michael Staver

Learn white sauces, red sauces, pork & rosemary sauce, chicken sauce, salsa verde, pesto, and more.

World War II in the Pacific (1931-1945)

Location: Stephenson County Resource Center, 206 E. Stephenson St., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 10; Class Dates: Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $75

Instructor: Mark Peterson

This class takes a closer look at World War II in the Pacific. It covers life on a ship, command structure, navy terms and types of warships used by both the US and Japan. It examines the cultural background of Japan and the US before the war. It looks at the events that led to Pearl Harbor. Time will be spent reviewing certain battles including Pearl Harbor, Bataan, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, New Guinea, Leyte, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Use of the A-bomb will also be discussed. The class will also examine the view of Japan toward the war today and its effect on Asian neighbors.

Smartphone II-HCC

Location: Highland Community College, Building T, room T-159, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 11; Class Date: Sept. 18; Class Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $25

Instructor: Shara Ibalio

If you attended smartphone in the past, or know the basics, expand your knowledge with this class.

Ceramics-Beginner to Intermediate Wheel Throwing & Hand Building

Location: Highland Community College, Building F, room F-053, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 13; Class Dates: Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8; Class Time: 6 to 9 p.m.; Fee: $175

Instructor: Stacey McDonald

This is an open course for people interested in working with clay who have no previous experience, and students who would like the studio time and instruction to improve and build on existing skills. Instruction will include both step-by-step projects for the beginner, and assistance with independent projects for the intermediate students. There will be plenty of self-directed project time and students can choose to focus on hand building or wheel throwing. Please bring a basic pottery tool kit; one may be purchased at the J. Rosemary Shockey Bookstore for $12.  Course Fee includes the cost of the clay.

Ceramics-Beginner to Intermediate Wheel Throwing & Hand Building

Location: Highland Community College, Building F, room F-053, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 14; Class Dates: Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9; Class Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Fee: $175

Instructor: Stacey McDonald

This is an open course for people interested in working with clay who have no previous experience, and students who would like the studio time and instruction to improve and build on existing skills. Instruction will include both step-by-step projects for the beginner, and assistance with independent projects for the intermediate students. There will be plenty of self-directed project time and students can choose to focus on hand building or wheel throwing. Please bring a basic pottery tool kit; one may be purchased at the J. Rosemary Shockey Bookstore for $12.  Course Fee includes the cost of the clay.

Meat Loaf 5 Ways

Location: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1010 S. Park Blvd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 17; Class Date: Sept. 24; Class Time: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Michael Staver

Learn five ways to prepare this comfort food.

Cloud Storage

Location: Highland Community College, Building T, room T-159, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 18; Class Dates: Sept. 25, Oct. 2; Class Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $42.50

Instructor: Shara 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.

Cleaning, Preparing, & Eating Fish

Location: Apple Canyon Lake Property Owner’s Club, 14A157 Canyon Club Dr., Apple River, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 20; Class Date: Sept. 27; Class Time: 6 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $20

Instructor: Tim Hood

How to clean and prepare fish will be demonstrated. Attendees will be treated to tasting fried fish.

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2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032

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