February Lifelong Learning Schedule Includes In-Person And Online Classes

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Highland Community College Lifelong Learning February courses include World War II in the Pacific, Walk and Stretch, Genealogy Basics, and Succulent Garden Planter. Some courses are held in-person, while everyone practices social distancing, and wearing a mask, while 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.

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

Location: Highland Community College, (Student Conference Center), room H-127, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration deadline: Feb.11

Class: Feb. 18; 6 — 8 p.m.

Fee: $24

Instructor: Kerrylyn Rodriguez

Learn how to write a simple will or a health care or property power of attorney, and about these important documents. The course details what is necessary to get affairs in order, or the affairs of a loved one. (Insightful information; does not take the place of legal counsel.)

World War II in Europe and North Africa – HCC and Zoom™

Location: Highland Community College, (Student Conference Center), room H-210, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration deadline: Feb. 17

Class: Feb. 24; 6 — 7:30 p.m.

Fee: $21

Instructor: Mark Peterson

Take a closer look at World War II in Europe and North Africa. This course will cover the cultural background of Germany before the war and the events that led to the Nazi attack on Poland. Battles in Dunkirk, Britain, Russia, North Africa, and Sicily are covered, as well as Battle of the Bulge and D-Day.

CBD Oil and Medical Marijuana – What You Should Know

Location: Highland Community College, (Student Conference Center), room H-210, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration deadline: Feb.18

Class: Feb. 25; 6 — 8 p.m.

Fee: $24

Instructor: Kerrylyn Rodriguez

This is a chance to hear stories about the use and abuse of CBD oil and medical marijuana. Learn the facts about these two current health trends in the news.

Succulent Garden Planter

Location: Clara Joyce Flowers, 13493 E. Blair Hill Rd., Stockton, Ill.

Registration deadline: Feb. 22

Class: Feb. 27; 5 — 6:30 p.m.

Fee: $46

Instructor: Drew Groezinger

Drew Groezinger from Clara Joyce Flowers will teach how to successfully grow and arrange succulents for the home. All materials will be provided. Participants will take home one large succulent garden.

Cahokia and the Mississippian Culture – HCC and Zoom™

Location: Highland Community College, (Student Conference Center), room H-210, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration deadline: Feb. 23

Class: March 2; 6 — 7:30 p.m.

Fee: $21

Instructor: Mark Peterson

Learn about Cahokia, the most influential urban settlement of the Mississippian culture dating from 700 – 1400. Located just east of St. Louis, MO, Cahokia is considered the largest and most complex archaeological site north of Mexico’s pre-Columbian cities.

Other courses include:

  • Walk and Stretch – Mt. Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St, Mt Morris
  • World War II in the Pacific – HCC and Online
  • Introduction to Voiceovers – Online
  • Helping Elderly Parents – Online
  • Genealogy Basics – Online
  • Secrets of Better Photography – Online
  • Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay – Online
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 – Online
  • Working from Home: Keys to Success – Online
  • Managing Generations in the Workplace – Online