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November Lifelong Learning schedule includes in-person and online classes

Highland Community College Lifelong Learning November courses include Tips for Writing Simple Wills, Powers of Attorney for Health Care or Property, Wire Wrap a Pendant, and The History of the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942) at HCC and online. Some courses are held in person, while everyone practices social distancing, wearing a mask and 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.

Lifelong Learning November course details:

Tips for Writing Simple Wills, Powers of Attorney for Health Care or Property

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

Registration deadline: Oct. 29

Class: Nov. 5; 6 — 8 p.m.

Fee: $20

Instructor: Kerrylyn Rodriguez

Learn how to write a simple will or a health care power of attorney or property power of attorney. Attendees will learn what is necessary to get their affairs, or the affairs of a loved one, in order. This course does not take the place of legal counsel.

Painting and Embellishing Furniture

Location: Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave, Freeport, Ill.

Registration deadline: Nov. 2

Class: Nov. 9, 16; 6 — 8 p.m.

Fee: $86

Instructor: Cindy Bielefeldt

This is a master class of techniques and best practices for changing the look and feel of a piece of furniture. Gain hands on experience using chalk and milk paint, transfers, colored waxes, gilding, and molded embellishments. Attendees need to bring a small, easy to transport piece of furniture (a small table, chest, stool, etc.) to try all the techniques. Instruction sheet and supplies are provided.

Wire Wrap a Pendant

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

Registration deadline: Nov. 11

Class: Nov. 18; 6 — 9 p.m.

Fee: $30

Instructor: Art Dawson

Attendees will learn how to make a wire-wrapped pendant, ready to hang on a favorite necklace. A few basic styles are taught, along with various techniques to add variation and style. Ready-to-wrap pendants are available for purchase during class for $3 to $6 or students can bring their own. Students must supply hand tools: smooth-faced round and flat nose pliers, and side cutters. A few tools are available.

Walk and Stretch – Fall 2

Location: Mt. Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St, Mt. Morris, Ill.

Registration deadline: Nov. 18

Class: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Nov. 25 — Feb. 8 (no class Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1); 9 — 10 a.m.

Fee: $40

Instructor: Kathy Heid

This light aerobic activity class conditions the heart while improving flexibility and increasing energy levels. This class is for all ages.

World War I Overview – HCC and Zoom™

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

Registration deadline: Nov. 25

Class: Dec. 2; 6 — 7:30 p.m.

Fee: $21

Instructor: Mark Peterson

Attendees will take a closer look at Europe in 1900 and events leading up to World War I. Topics include: actions taken in Jutland and on the Eastern Front, the sinking of the Lusitania, U-boat warfare, and battles including Paris, Verdun, and the Somme. The final German offensive, arrival of American troops, the Armistice, and Treaty of Versailles are also covered.

Other courses include:

  • Effective Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits – Online
  • Volunteering for the National Parks – HCC and Online
  • Paint Party with Friends – Fall Tree in the Moonlight – Freeport Art Museum
  • Effective Communication Strategies – Online
  • The History of the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942) – HCC and Online
  • Intro to Coding/Programming – HCC
  • Skills for Making Great Decisions – Online
  • Certificate in Stress Management – Online
  • SAT/ACT Prep Course – Part 1 – Online
  • Introduction to Interior Design – Online

Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032

815.235.6121

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