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HCC Lifelong Learning continues with fall classes

Highland Community College Lifelong Learning has courses ready for students in October. 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.

October courses include Alzheimers & Dementia Training, Excel Introduction, How to Trade Stocks and Bonds, Who Haunts Your House and Smart Home Technology. Below are the course descriptions and further information.

Vegetarian/Vegetables

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

Registration Deadline: Sept. 24; Class Date: Oct. 1; Class time: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Michael Staver

Learn ways to use your (or others) garden bounty by making healthy dishes for everyone.

Introduction to Beekeeping

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

Registration Deadline: Sept. 25; Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6; Class Time: 7 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $37.50

Instructor: Allen Reed

Allen Reed has been a backyard beekeeper for nine years. Join him as he shares some of the pitfalls and joys of this ancient yet modern craft-art-science-hobby-business. In class, he will discuss the history of beekeeping, the life cycle of the honeybee, and management of hives throughout the year. He will also discuss modern equipment choices, honey extraction, sales, and of course, sample some of the sweet rewards of beekeeping. No equipment or experience needed.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

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

Registration Deadline: Sept. 25; Class Date: Oct. 2; Class Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. or; second class time 3:30 to 5 p.m. No fee

Instructor: Sue Sklar

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on diagnosis, risk factors, disease stages, treatment options, and much more.

Alzheimers & Dementia Training

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

Registration Deadline: Oct. 2; Class Dates: Oct. 9, 11, 16, 18; Class Time: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Fee: $200

Instructor: Julie Kerley

In accordance with the NCCDP (National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners), students will gain 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. After completion, each student will have the opportunity to apply for certification and dementia care for an additional fee.

Excel Introduction

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

Registration Deadline: Oct. 2; Class Dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23; Class Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $59

Instructor: Shara Ibalio

Excel spreadsheets can help organize your daily life. Learn how to organize your life using the rows and cells of spreadsheets.

Spanish Movie Night, Bread and Roses, (USA)

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

Registration Deadline: Oct. 4; Class Date: Oct. 11; Class Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Fee: $5 for adults and $2 for students.

Instructor: Cristina Szterensus

There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterward. Two Latina sisters work as cleaners in a downtown office building in Los Angeles and fight for the right to unionize. The movie is based on the “Justice for Janitors” campaign.

History of the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942)

Location: Highland Community College, Building H, room H-210, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 8; Class Date: Oct. 15; Class time: 6 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $29

Instructor: Mark Peterson

Learn about the public work relief program in the United States for unemployed, unmarried young men ages 17-28. The CCC was the most popular of the New Deal programs and led to greater public awareness and appreciation of the outdoors and the nation’s natural resources. Enrollees of the CCC planted nearly 3 billion trees, constructed trails, lodges, and related facilities in more than 800 parks nationwide among other tasks. The enrollees also upgraded most state parks, updated forest fighting methods, and built a network of service buildings and public roadways in remote areas.

History of the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942)

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

Registration Deadline: Oct. 8; Class Date: Oct. 15; Class time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $29

Instructor: Mark Peterson

Learn about the public work relief program in the United States for unemployed, unmarried young men ages 17-28. The CCC was the most popular of the New Deal programs and led to greater public awareness and appreciation of the outdoors and the nation’s natural resources. Enrollees of the CCC planted nearly 3 billion trees, constructed trails, lodges, and related facilities in more than 800 parks nationwide among other tasks. The enrollees also upgraded most state parks, updated forest fighting methods, and built a network of service buildings and public roadways in remote areas.

Knives/Soups

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

Registration Deadline: Oct. 8; Class Date: Oct. 15; Class Time: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Michael Staver

Learn proper knife skills and how to make delicious soups from the items cut up while learning knife skills.

3D Printing

Location: Highland Community College, Building T, room T-137, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9; Class Date: Oct. 16; Class Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee $25

Instructor: Jeremy Monigold

Learn how three dimensional solid objects are created as a digital file and then printed as a 3D model. The 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.

3D Printing by Appointment

Location: Highland Community College, Building T, room T-137, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration and class dates are to be announced. Fee is $25

Instructor: Jeremy Monigold

Can’t make the scheduled 3D Printing class? Sign up for this class. The instructor will contact you to schedule a date and time that will work for you.

How to Trade Stocks & Bonds

Location: Highland Community College, Building T, room T-162, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9; Class Dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6; Class Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Fee $50

Instructor: Michael Jazo

What is the difference between stocks and bonds? Is now the time to invest more in bonds than stocks?  How should you determine which to invest in? What type of stocks should you invest in?  Tech stocks? Utility stocks? Retail stocks? What is a diversified portfolio? Michael has worked in the financial industry for over 20 years. The instructor can help you understand the markets and read the financial pages.

Introduction to Genealogy

Location: Stockton Township Library, 140 W. Benton St., Stockton, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9; Class Dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6; Class Time: 6 to 7 p.m.; Fee: $39

Instructor: Gary Price

Learn the basic forms and resources required and available to research the family tree and history. Learn about computer programs and websites. The culminating activity will be the creation of an ancestral chart completed by the student.

Who Haunts Your House

Location: Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas St., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9; Class Date: Oct. 16; Class Time: 6 to 8 p.m.; Fee $25

Instructor: Terry Feinberg

Learn how to trace the history of your house. Who lived in it before you and what were their stories? When were additions added (or subtracted)? 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.

Pics on My Phone, Now What?

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

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

Instructor: Shara 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.

Concrete Leaf Casting Workshop with Sunny Hill Craft Company

Location: 2405 N. Henderson Road, Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 12; Class Dates: Oct. 20, Nov. 3; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $30

Instructor: Abby Mielke

Abby Mielke from Sunny Hill Craft Company will lead this fun, do-it-yourself workshop where you will make your own one-of-a-kind concrete leaf casting formed over a real leaf. Your leaf casting can be used outside as a birdbath or garden art or you may choose to keep it inside as home decor. This is a two-day workshop. The first day you will create your leaf casting and the second day you will paint your leaf casting. You will walk away with a finished product that is ready to use. Multiple species of leaves will be available to choose from or you can bring your own.

2019 Preview Night for Bucket Trips to Alaska, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa

Location: Highland Community College, Building H, room H-210, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 15; Class Date: Oct. 23; Class Time: 3 to 5 p.m.; Fee: $10

Instructor: Gary Gullett

Preview Night for Bucket Trips to Alaska, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa. Learn about our Alaskan and African Safaris.  Contact Gary Gullett at Adventure Safari Network, 815-222-2824 to register. $10 registration fee waived if registered by Oct. 15.

French Bistro

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

Registration Deadline: Oct. 15; Class Date: Oct. 22; Class Time: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Michael Staver

Learn the French recipes your grandmother used to make.

Smart Home Technology

Location: Highland Community College, Building T, room T-140, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

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

Instructor: Jeremy Monigold

Curious about Smart Home Technology? Wondering what the “Internet of Things” really is? Join us to learn about how technology can make things easier in your home by helping with device control, energy management, multimedia, and even health care needs.

Casseroles

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

Registration Deadline: Oct. 22; Class Date: Oct. 29; Class Time: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Michael Staver

Tired of making the same one-dish casseroles? Chef Michael Staver will help you perk up one-dish wonders into taste-bud pleasing dishes.

The Church in Hitler’s Germany (1931-1945)

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

Registration Deadline: Oct. 22; Class Date: Oct. 29; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $29

Instructor: Mark Peterson

This class takes a closer look at the Protestant and Catholic Church during and after the rise of Adolph Hitler to power, from 1931 to 1945. It investigates the tactics used by the Nazis to reduce the impact of the Church on Germany. This course looks at the History of Nationalism in Germany and its impact on the Church. It also investigates the position of the church in Germany before and including the Great War and also during the Wiemar Republic.

The Church in Hitler’s Germany (1931-1945)

Location: Highland Community College, Building H, room H-210, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 22; Class Date: Oct. 29; Class Time: 6 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $29

Instructor: Mark Peterson

This class takes a closer look at the Protestant and Catholic Church during and after the rise of Adolph Hitler to power, from 1931 to 1945. It investigates the tactics used by the Nazis to reduce the impact of the Church on Germany. This course looks at the History of Nationalism in Germany and its impact on the Church. It also investigates the position of the church in Germany before and including the Great War and also during the Wiemar Republic.

Mail Merge Using Word & Excel

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

Registration Deadline: Oct. 23; Class Date: Oct. 30; Class Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $25

Instructor: Shara Ibalio

Mail merge is a software function describing the production of multiple documents from a single template form and a data source.  Mail merge may be used to create personalized letters, pre-address envelopes, mailing labels and more. Create an Excel spreadsheet with the information to be personalized and to create the form in Word. This class will help you be successful in creating mail merged documents.

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