HCC Lifelong Learning February And March Classes

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS – Highland Community College Lifelong Learning February and March courses include Practical Tips for Life in Retirement, Medicine in the Civil War, Chair Yoga, Candlemaking, and more. 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.

Lifelong Learning February and March courses details:

Smartphone II – Advanced

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

Registration Deadline: Feb. 19; Class Date: Feb. 26; Class Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $25

Instructor: Shara Ibalio

Smartphone II – Beyond the basics. Did you know the smartphone is considered to be a type of computer? Learn how connect to the Internet and use web features and apps.

Practical Tips for Life in Retirement

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

Registration Deadline: Feb. 20; Class Dates: Feb. 26 and 27; Class Times: 10 a.m. to noon for one class and 7 to 9 p.m. for the other. There are two separate classes; Fee: $15

Instructor: Ike Eicher

Basic tips and key information to help you plan for a fulfilling and successful retirement. Interactive discussion focuses on finances and budgeting, health care costs, investments, and how to retire “on purpose.”

Flow and Mix with Alcohol Ink

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

Registration Deadline: Feb. 21; Class Date: Feb. 28; Class Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Fee: $39

Instructor: Cindy Bielefeldt

One of the latest trends in art is using special alcohol inks to paint colorful, impressionistic and intricate creations. Its ability to flow and mix makes it a blast to use, and wonderful results are guaranteed for even the beginner. All materials are provided.

Pattern Making A/Sewing/Tailoring A

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

Registration Deadline: Feb. 21; Class Dates: Feb. 28, March. 7, 14; Class Times: 7:30 to 9 p.m. for Pattern Making class and 6 to 7:30 p.m. for Sewing and Tailoring; Fee: $75 for each class

Instructor: Eric W. Stiles, Sr.

Learn how to draft professional patterns, but first you must learn the rules of drafting and how to use the drafting equipment. Learn how to correctly take the needed measurements. You will learn the formulas used by the top European and domestic designers of the world. You will learn to draft patterns from beginning to end for ready-to-wear and custom garments. Stop wasting time and money and using commercial patterns. Learn how to make your own, and start designing your own line of clothing that will fit and enhance your body. These are the same formulas used by all of the top designers in the world.

Non-sewers, beginners, intermediate, and advanced sewers are welcome to learn how to sew from the Master Tailor-Designer Eric W. Stiles Sr., former top Supervisor and Head Tailor-Fitter for Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren, and others. Stop making “home-made looking” clothing, learn how to make clothes like the professionals. In this class, we will cover machine set-up and two types of seams. It’s highly recommended to take the Sewing/Tailoring and the Pattern Making classes together to enhance and maximize your skills. No sewing experience is required. Materials list will be provided before the first day of class. (Supplies are not included in the price). You will need to bring your sewing machine to class. Register for class through Highland.

Medicine of the Civil War

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

Registration Deadline: Feb. 25; Class Dates: March. 4, 11, 18; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $54

Instructor: Gordon Dammann

The creation of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine started as the idea of Gordon E. Dammann, D.D.S., whose collection of medical artifacts from the Civil War forms the core of the museum’s holdings. He began collecting in 1972 and felt a museum would be a good way to share his collection. Dammann is the author of the three-volume Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment, co-author of Images of Civil War Medicine-A Photographic History, and editor of the reprint Memoirs of Jonathan Letterman, MD Surgeon of US Army 1861-1864.

World War II – Europe (1933-1945)

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

Registration Deadline: Feb. 26; Class Dates: March 5, 12, 19; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $75

Instructor: Mark Peterson

This class takes a closer look at World War II in Europe and North Africa. It examines the cultural background of Germany, Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy and the Jews before the war. It looks at the events that led to the Nazi attack on Poland. Time will be spent reviewing certain battles including Dunkirk, Battle of Britain, Battle of the Atlantic, Russia, North Africa, Sicily, Stalingrad, D-Day Battle of the Bulge, and Berlin. The class will also examine the view of Germany toward the war today and its effect on European neighbors. Session One: World War 1, European Backgrounds, Diplomacy Failure. Session Two: German Advance: From Poland to Stalingrad. Session Three: Allies Advance: Russia from the East; Allies from the West.

Zentangle

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

Registration Deadline: Feb. 26; Class Dates: March 5, 12; Class Time: 5 to 7 p.m.; Fee: $40

Instructor: Mary Leitzen Stayner

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. People who draw according to the Zentangle Method, describe their experiences as others describe the states of mindfulness and flow.

Pics on My Phone – Now What?

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

Registration Deadline: Feb. 26; Class Date: March 5; 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.

Pickleball for Beginners

Location: Highland Community College/ Freeport YMCA Auxiliary Gym, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Feb. 27 and Feb. 28; Class Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27/ March 7, 14, 21, 28; Class Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Fee $48

Instructor: Rick Kesler

Pickleball is a cross between badminton and tennis and is the fastest growing sport among baby boomers in America. It is played on a badminton sized court with paddles, a wiffle-type ball and a net 34 inches high. This introductory course provides the opportunity to learn the team sport, including rules of the game, equipment to get started and provides a fun outlet for fitness, competition and socialization.

Chair Yoga

Location: CTE Academy, 950 US Hwy 20 W, Elizabeth, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Feb. 27; Class Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24; Class Time: 3 to 4 p.m.; Fee: $56

Instructor: Jane Vanhamme

Yoga is for everyone – and helps with stress, fatigue, pain; improving joint lubrication and balance. Enjoy the benefits of yoga while maintaining balance and stability through Chair Yoga.

Spanish Movie Night — Even the Rain, (Bolivia), adult and student

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

Registration Deadline: Feb. 28; Class Date: March 7; Class Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Fee: $5 for adults and $2 for students

Instructor: Cristina Szterensus

Movie depicts the filming of a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply. There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterwards. Movies are in Spanish with English subtitles.

How to Manage the Cloud: iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, Drop Box

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

Registration Deadline: Feb. 28; Class Date: March 7; Class Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $25

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.

Coding

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

Registration Deadline: Feb. 28; Class Date: March 7; Class Time: 6 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $25

Instructor: Jeremy Monigold

Curious about coding? This course will define what coding is and what it can do. It will also identify the basic types of programming languages and the importance of good algorithm design. Participants will be introduced to multiple coding environments including programming for Web-based and desktop applications.

Beginner Tai Chi

Location: Highland Community College/ Freeport YMCA Lobby Room, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 1; Class Dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12; Class Time: 9 to 10 a.m.; Fee: $48

Instructor: Robin JT Natanel

Learn Tai Chi. Studies have shown Tai Chi has many health benefits for seniors today, including increasing balance, gaining joint flexibility, muscle strength, and lowering blood pressure. In this class you will learn the Tai Chi form bit-by-bit each week learning one or two new “moves.” You will begin to know enough to practice on your own. Learn in a safe, nonjudgmental space.

Candlemaking

Location: Highland Community College, Building F, room F-066, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 4; Class Dates: March 11, 13, 15; Class Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Brenda Boland

Create candles with six items. Basic candlemaking will teach you how to melt and pour wax, set up wicks and how to complete candles in containers and molds creating single or multi-layered colors. Students will learn about wax types, wicks, weights, scents, coloring, molds, and containers, and all other basic candlemaking knowledge. You will also learn how to recycle wax and containers for reuse and will receive a detailed handout of all material covered in class and links for purchasing supplies. Students will take home the candle they make.

Smart Phone Basics

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

Registration Deadline: March 5; Class Date: March 12; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $39

Instructor: Staff

Learn more about your smart phone. Class will include security, how to use contacts, linking your email and more.

Create Newsletters with Word

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

Registration Deadline: March 7; Class Date: March 14; Class Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $25

Why send a boring email when you can send an attractive and engaging newsletter using Word? Learn formatting and style tips to make the best newsletters for family reunions, Christmas letters, or to share news from that committee you are on.

Women’s Self-Defense

Location: 18 W. Stephenson St., Suite 200, Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 11; Class Date: March 17; Class Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Fee: $25

Instructor: Doug Meyers

Come and learn some mental and physical strategies for keeping you and your loved ones safe. Topics include, but not limited to: self-defense targets 101, awareness/alertness, adduction vs. abduction, emergency responses, strangers vs. strange/uncomfortable people, and whole body movement.

Tempting Tapas

Location: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1010 S. Park Blvd, Freeport, Ill. or Pretzel City Kitchens, 1 E. Spring St., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 11 or March 12; Class Dates: March 18 or March 19; Class Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 18 and 4 to 7 p.m. on March 19; Fee: $45 for March 18 and $55 for March 19

Instructor: Michael Staver

Tapas can be cold, hot, savory, or sweet. Entire restaurants exist serving tapas and have elevated tapas to a very sophisticated cuisine. Recipes will be from simple tapas to more complicated all sure to dazzle your guests at your next cocktail party. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Intro to Shield Metal Arc (Stick) Welding

Location: Highland Community College, Building T, room T-129, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 12; Class Date: March 19; Class Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $35

Instructor: Mark Kloepping

Commonly known as stick welding, learn how to set the voltage for the different size of electrodes, the proper angle to hold the electrode holder, the proper safety equipment, and what tools are needed. This is a hands-on class, please dress appropriately to work in a shop, including long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes, and no loose clothing.

Intro to Mig Welding

Location: Highland Community College, Building T, room T-129, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 14; Class Date: March 21; Class Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $35

Instructor: Mark Kloepping

Mig welding is one of the most common types of welding. Learn to set the wire speed, voltage, see five different weld joints, and four different weld positions. Learn the most common welds, how to maintain the wire feed gun, and safety equipment needed. This is a hands-on class, please dress appropriately to work in a shop, including long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes, and no loose clothing.

Pennsylvania Amish Lands Excursion for Individual and Couple

Location: Highland Community College Parking Lot B, Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: April 1; Class Dates: July 21, 22, 23, 24, 25; Class Time: TBD; Fee: $838 for one person and $1,318 for two people

Instructor: Gary Gullett

Join us on a trip to Lancaster, PA to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the Amish Countryside on this five-day, four-night adventure. Highlights of the trip include: University of Notre Dame, dinner at Lancaster County’s largest smorgasbord “Shady Maple”, guided tour of the Amish Countryside, live performance of the musical stage adventure “Jesus” at “Sight and Sound’s Millennium Theatre”, visits to country stores, a miniature horse farm, and Kitchen Kettle Village. There will be plenty of time for individual shopping and dining.

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