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More HCC Lifelong Learning Courses slated to begin in April

FREEPORT — Highland Community College Lifelong Learning is offering a full listing of courses this spring. To register for Lifelong Learning courses, and to see a complete schedule of upcoming classes, visit or call 815.599.3414. For more information about Lifelong Learning classes, and to find out the latest in new course offerings, call 815.599.3403. The following classes will begin in the month of April:

Deco Mesh Wreath II

Lanark Heritage Center

Class Date: April 5; Class Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Registration Deadline: Mar. 29; Fee: $65

Instructor: Taunya Kuberski

Create a Deco Mesh wreath with mesh, burlap, flowers, embellishments and ribbon. All materials provided.  

Intro to iPhone

HCC Student/Conference Center H-210

Class Date: April 6; Class Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.; Registration Deadline: Mar. 30; Fee: $25

Instructor: Eric Korte

Bring your iPhone to class and learn how to get the most out of your iPhone such as functionality, security, etc. and learn from an experienced iPhone instructor.

Decorated Spring Baskets II

HCC Student/Conference Center H-210

Class Date: April 12; Class Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Registration Deadline: April 5; Fee: $65

Instructor: Taunya Kuberski

Create a Spring basket with mesh, burlap, flowers, embellishments and ribbon.  All materials provided.

Computers for Seniors

Location: Highland Community College, Building T-159

Class Dates: April 18, 20, 25, 27; Class Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.; Registration Deadline: April 11

Fee: $64

Instructor: Robert Baker

This non-threatening, hands-on class will help you ease into computer-age technology and become familiar with the jargon, concepts, and basic operations of computers.

Beginning Watercolor Workshop

Location: 1727 Church St., Freeport

Class Dates: April 19, 26, May 3, 10 17, 24, 31, June 7; Class Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: April 12

Fee: $125

Instructor: Roger Goodspeed

Each session consists of a short lecture, a demo, student exercises, creative time, and helpful critiques. Basics include subject selection, composition, color theory, and special watercolor techniques. Printed handouts are provided each session to allow for catch-ups for missed sessions and to provide reference material for future use.

The Great Train Chase of 1862

Location: Bertolet Memorial Library Leaf River

Class Date: April 19; Class Time: 10:00-12:00 p.m.; Registration Deadline: April 12; Fee: $24

Instructor: Bud Wiener

A Confederate Train is stolen by Union saboteurs in a bold attempt to disrupt rebel rail traffic. The secret mission was intended to damage transportation by helping Union forces capture a key rail junction and thus shorten the war. How was the mission planned and executed? Who was involved and was it a success or failure? A few members of the class will assume roles and will participate as the story is told. A professional video of the Chase will be shown, followed by discussion. Take home material provided and information about where the locomotive can be seen today in Georgia.

American Lumber Saga & The Upper Mississippi

Location: International Preservation Studies Center formerly Campbell Center

Class Dates: April 20, 27, May 4, 11; museum trip May 6; Class Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: April 13

Fee: $25

Instructor: Matthew Parbs

In this course, students will follow the many rises and falls of various American lumber capitals and discover the role the Upper Mississippi River had in the American lumber saga. In the end, students will understand that Clinton, Iowa can be called an American lumber capital. Saturday, 5/6/2017 will be a tour of the museum in Clinton, Iowa.

Brewing Technology Then & Now

Location: Generations Brewing Co

Class Dates: April 24, 25, May 1, 2, 8, 9; Class Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.;

Registration Deadline: April 17

Fee: $150

Instructor: Steve Winter & Harvey Wilhelms

Ever thought about brewing your own beer? Maybe you already do and are considering a career in the new booming craft brewing industry. This three-week course could be just for you and will help you understand the entire brewing process on both a small and large scale! We’ll cover brewing ingredients, equipment, procedures, packaging, and even tasting sensory analysis.  Steve Winter was the Brewmaster at Galena Brewing Company before opening his own business with his dad, Mark, in 2013. Harvey has authored a book on the brewing history of northern Illinois, and his knowledge of the brewing industry is well known.

10 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

HCC Student/Conference Center, H-208

Class Date: April 26; Class Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.; Registration Deadline: April 19; Fee: $10

Instructor: Sue Sklar, Program Manager, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters-The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This is a lunch and learn class that will teach you the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s.  Registration fee includes a box lunch (sandwich, chips, cookie and water).

Intro to Android

Location: HCC Student/Conference Center H-210

Class Date: April 27; Class Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.; Registration Deadline: April 20; Fee: $25

Instructor: Eric Korte

Bring your Android phone to class and learn how to get the most out of your phone such as functionality, security, and more!  The instructor, Eric Korte, works with many models of phones.



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