FREEPORT, ILLINOIS – Highland Community College Lifelong Learning September courses include Metal Detecting, Basic Photography, Woodworking, Laser Engraving, 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 September course details:
Location: Stephenson County Historical Museum, 1440 S. Carroll Avenue, Freeport, Ill.
Registration deadline: Sept. 9; Class: Sept. 16; 5:30 — 7:30 p.m.; Fee: $26
Instructor: Dale Anderson
This two-hour workshop is about learning about the functions of the detector, useful accessories, how to find the best hunting spots, and metal detecting etiquette. The instructor will demonstrate how to adjust the settings depending on the type of detecting to target the search. Please bring a detector to class, or one can be provided. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be held indoors.
Basic Digital Photography
Location: Highland Community College, Building H, Room H-127, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
Registration deadline: Sept. 9; Class: Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1; 6 — 8:30 p.m.; Fee: $109
Instructor: Gary Gullett
This action-packed class will show how to use camera controls once and for all. In layman’s terms, it is about learning the elements of exposure control, white balance, and composition. Learn about photographing people, close-ups, action, and low-light photography. There will be a discussion about ways to share images and store photos. Bring a camera and gain the confidence to take great photos.
Woodworking and Laser Engraving
Location: Dakota High School Industrial Arts Room, 400 Campus Drive, Dakota, Ill.
Registration deadline: Sept. 12; Class: Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10 17, 24; 6 — 8 p.m.; Fee: $79
Instructor: Doug Visel
This is a hands-on course covering basic concepts of woodworking on state-of-the-art equipment at Dakota High School. This course is for beginner, intermediate and advanced woodworkers. This is a way to learn basic skills, how to work with a variety of machines (including engraver), and tools (both power and hand tools), and processes found in carpentry trades. Learn how to plan, and select and use materials, tools, and machines to produce a finished product. The final project is the construction and engraving of a Keepsake Box.
Stir Fry and Necessary Knife Skills
Location: St. Johns United Church of Christ, 1010 S. Park Blvd., Freeport, Ill.
Registration deadline: Sept. 16; Class: Sept. 23; 5:30 — 8:30 p.m.; Fee: $45
Instructor: Michael Staver
Fast, tasty and nutritious, stir-frying can help liven up an evening meal. Practice culinary knife skills in this class while learning methods for turning bite-sized pieces of food into gourmet masterpieces. No recipes are repeated. Please bring containers to take food home in.
Pics on My Phone – Now What?
Location: Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas St., Freeport, Ill.
Registration deadline: Sept. 16; Class: Sept. 21; 1 — 2:30 p.m.; Fee: $25
Instructor: Shara Ibalio
Learn how to transfer images to the cellphone, computer or laptop, edit them, and share them on social media or through email.
Communication Between Generations
Location: Highland Community College, Building H, Room H-210, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
Registration deadline: Sept. 17; Class: Sept. 24; 5 — 7 p.m.; Fee: $15
Instructor: Dieter Ammann
This class explores communication with family members, children and grandchildren. The topic is about getting in sync, to be able to get a point across and how to avoid discussion that can impact the level of communication. This is also an exploration of non-verbal cues and points of view to become a closer family.
Classes also being offered are:
Intro to Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Ceramics-Beginner to Intermediate Wheel Throwing & Hand Building
Spanish Movie Night-Sept. 19, Even the Rain
Preview of 2020 Bucket List Trips
Cahokia, Illinois and the Mississippian Culture
Dialysis Technician 50 Hours
Pharmacy Technician 50 Hours with Clinical Externship
Cleaning, Preparing and Eating Fish
Intro to Coding/Programming
Home Healthcare Aide 80 Hours
Decorative Stuffed Pumpkins
Pharmacy Compounding and Sterile Prep 50 Hours
Social Media Advertising for Business