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Highland Lifelong Learning offers new courses in February

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FREEPORT – Highland Community College Lifelong Learning February classes include Macramé Beverage Tote and Keychain, Lovers Fondue, Maple Syrup 101, Weathering Change and Transformation, and Hand-Built Pottery Mug. To register online and view the complete Lifelong Learning schedule, visit the Lifelong Learning web page. For more information about Lifelong Learning and to find out the latest course offerings, call 815 599-3403.

Macramé Beverage Tote and Keychain
Location: The Muse on Cedar Creek, 395 West N. Cedarville Rd., Freeport Ill.
Registration Deadline: Feb. 3
Class: Feb. 10; 6 – 8 p.m.
Fee: $45
Instructor: Catherine Urban
In this beginner friendly class, participants will create their own cross body beverage tote and one keychain using colored ropes of their choice. Two great wearable pieces of art!

Lovers Fondue
Location: The Muse on Cedar Creek, 395 West N. Cedarville Rd., Freeport Ill.
Registration Deadline: Feb. 7
Class: Feb. 14; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $55
Instructor: Josh King-Slowinski
Have a fun evening preparing a meal or two. You will prep the meat for fondue, and the sides for dessert fondue. Your romantic dinner for two will start with a specialty salad, your main course will include two side dishes, and finish with a chocolate fondue for dessert. Non-alcoholic drink included, wine and beer will be for sale.

Maple Syrup 101
Location: Highland Community College, Student/Conference Center (Building H), room H-127, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
Registration Deadline: Feb. 8
Class: Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 1; 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $25
Instructor: Bob Sutter
This class is for the beginner backyard hobby producer who wants to start out in maple syruping and put out a few taps. In class you will learn how to tap a tree, collect the sap, process the sap, and bottling techniques.

Weathering Change and Transformation
Location: Higher Grounds Coffee, 1709 S West Ave, Freeport, Ill.
Registration Deadline: Feb. 16
Class: Feb. 23; 10 a.m – 12 p.m.
Fee: $27
Instructor: Tari Heap
Make no mistake, change takes courage. To transform yourself from who you are to who you yearn to be, you must learn to embrace change. But what do you do when you smash into the wall of all those old, deep-seated issues? This class will give you the tools to break through, weather those changes and transform yourself.

Hand-Built Pottery Mug
Location: Highland Community College, Ferguson Fine Art Center (Building F), room F-053, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
Registration Deadline: Feb. 20
Class: Feb. 27 and Mar. 13; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fee: $52
Instructor: Dana Russell-Brown
Create a one of kind ceramic mug! The first session you will learn how to use a slab of clay and work from a template to build your mug as well as decorate and finish your mug. The second session you will learn basic glazing techniques and choose your colors. No tools or experience needed.

Other Courses Include:
• Terrarium Bottles A and B – Clara Joyce Flowers, Stockton
• Walk and Stretch – Spring 1 – Mt. Morris Senior Center, Mt. Morris
• World War I Overview (Davis) – Faith Community Church, Davis
• Knife Skills A – The Muse on Cedar Creek, Freeport
• The Healing Art of Zentangle – Stockton Library, Stockton
• Winter Bulb Planters A and B – Clara Joyce Flowers, Stockton
• Introduction to Shield Metal Arc (Stick) Welding – HCC
• Learn to Play Mah Jongg – HCC
• Pie Crust and Quiche A – The Muse on Cedar Creek, Freeport
• Greatest Symphonies of the Classical Era – HCC

Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032

815.235.6121

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