HCC Lifelong Learning starts March classes

Freeport, Illinois – Highland Community College Lifelong Learning has courses ready for students in March. 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.

March courses include Integrity Coaching, Spanish Movie Night, Ballroom Dancing, Candle making Basics, and more. Below are the course descriptions and further information.

Integrity Coaching®          

Location: Highland Community College, building H, room H-210

Registration Deadline: Feb. 22; Class Dates: Mar. 1, 2; Class Times: Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. to Noon; Fee: $1,295

Instructor: Alan Wenzel and Tom Rutter

This highly interactive course assists managers, supervisors, and leaders in becoming more adept at giving people a sense of purpose and challenging them to reach higher levels of performance.  Participants will learn, practice, and implement a simple five-step coaching process that gives others a sense of purpose, challenges them to reach higher levels of performance, and builds confidence and competence in their abilities. Reinforcement follow-up workshops 5:30 to 7 p.m. (seven nights) – in person preferred, conference call-in available. March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19.

Spanish Movie Night-March 1, Violeta Went to Heaven (Chile), adult

Location: Highland Community College, building H, room H-201A

Registration Deadline: Feb.22; Class Date: March 1; Class Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Fee: $5

Instructor: Cristina Szterensus

Become more understanding of diversity and multiculturalism by exploring various aspects of different Hispanic cultures. All movies are in Spanish with English subtitles, internationally acclaimed, and have been chosen very carefully for their cultural and historical significance.  There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterwards. This is the story of Violeta Parra, famed Chilean singer, folklorist and political activist. Sundance Film Festival winner (2012). Come discuss music, art, and international fame vs. personal contradictions. This CRN number is for students. 

TimeOut Toolbox for GrownUps-Sunday

Location: Sycamore Room, White Pines Resort, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mt. Morris. Ill.

Registration Deadline: Feb. 23; Class Date: March 4; Class Time: 4 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $95

Instructor: Jerry Campagna

TimeOut ain’t just for kids anymore… spend an afternoon with award-winning author and nationally recognized transformational leadership facilitator Jerry Campagna as he shares his street-smart life skills in an entertaining and interactive workshop that includes a tapas style sampling of the following: Putting Your BlueShades On!, STCA: Stop, Think, Conclude, Act!, and 7-28-55 Communication Equation.

Assassination of Garfield

Location: Highland Community College, building H, room H-210

Registration Deadline: Feb.26; Class Date: March 5; Class Time: 7 to 9 p.m.; Fee: $25

Instructor: Mark Peterson

This one-time class looks at the assassination of President Garfield. It first looks at US Culture in 1881, a brief biography of James Garfield, and of Charles Guiteau, who grew up in Freeport, IL.  It then covers the details leading up to the morning of July 2, 1881, at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, DC. It covers the capture, trial, and execution of Guiteau.  It covers the poor medical treatment received by Garfield and his death on September 19, 1881.  The current status of the Railroad station and the gravesite of Garfield are also explored. This class will be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resouce Center, Freeport.

Italian Cuisine II

Location: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1010 S. Park Blvd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Feb. 26; Class Date: March 5; Class Time: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Michael Staver

Learn even more traditional Italian recipes. This is a continuation of the earlier Italian Cuisine class, but the first class is NOT a prerequisite. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Candlemaking Basics

Location: Highland Community College, building F, room F-066

Registration Deadline: Feb.27; Class Dates: March 5, 7, 9; Class Times: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Fee: $50

Instructor: Brenda Boland

Learn what materials are needed and the methods to complete making candles. You will make one container candle to take home that begins with fresh white wax. Also included in the class will be ways to recycle container candles and leftover wax. Information and links will be provided in a handout for purchasing candle-making materials and other basic information. Cost of the class includes materials for one container candle.

Introduction to Genealogy

Location: Warren Public Library, 210 Burnett Ave., Warren, Ill.

Registration Deadline: Feb.27; Class Dates: Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27; Class Time: 6 to 7 p.m.; Fee: $39

Instructor: Gary Price

Learn the basic forms and resources required and available to research the family tree and history. Learn about computer programs and websites. The culminating activity will be the creation of an ancestral chart completed by the student.

Learn Your Smartphone I

Location: Highland Community College, building T, room T-161

Registration Deadline: Feb.27; Class Date: March 6; Class Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $25

Instructor: Shara Ibalio

Learn more about your smartphone. Class will include security, how to use contacts, linking your email and more. Time will be reserved at the end of class to have your questions answered.

Learn Your Smartphone I

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

Registration Deadline: Feb.27; Class Date: March 6; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $29

Instructor: Shara Ibalio

Learn more about your smartphone. Class will include security, how to use contacts, linking your email and more. Time will be reserved at the end of class to have your questions answered.

Tapping Into Your Inner Voice

Location: Highland Community College, building H, room H-210

Registration Deadline: Feb.27; Class Dates: Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27; Class Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Fee: $60

Instructor: Elias Patras

In this introductory course, we will be discussing a few ways of tapping into our inner voice. We will learn how to ground ourselves to be able to hear more of that intuitive voice, how to sense energy, and how to use different tools to expand this inner knowing. Chakras, crystals, essential oils, and how to start to manifest your heart’s desire will be discussed. Time will be allowed for questions, and most of this course will be experiential.

Ballroom Dance-Rumba

Location: Keystone Dance Company, 118 W. Front Avenue, Stockton, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 1; Class Dates: Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29; Class Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Fee: $50

Instructor: Dennis and Sandy Scheckel

Learn Rumba, a sequence of 6 steps, which form the shape of a box on the floor. See CRN 6942 for additional information.

Word Introduction

Location: Highland Community College, building T, room T-161

Registration Deadline: March 1; Class Dates: Mar. 8, 15, 22; Class Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $59

Instructor: Shara Ibalio

Want to make the word processor work for you rather than getting frustrated trying to complete documents?  Uncover the mystery and stop being frustrated. Take this class to learn how word processors function and work with them rather than against. 

Mixology

Location: White Pines Inn, 6712 W Pines Road, Mt. Morris, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 4; Class Date: March 11; Class Time: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $59

Instructor: Evan Talbert

This 3-hour course is an introduction to the basics and some of the finer points of bartending and mixing. Fully hands-on and interactive, students will have the opportunity to practice and prepare real cocktails, drinks, and shooters. While designed for beginners or those with a basic understanding of bartending and alcohol in general, the course will also have tips and pointers for more experienced bartenders.

Assassination of Lincoln

Location: Highland Community College, building H, room 210

Registration Deadline: March 5; Class Date: March 12; Class Time: 7 to 9 p.m.; Fee: $25

Instructor: Mark Peterson

This one-time class looks at the assassination of President Lincoln. It first looks at US culture in 1865, a brief biography of Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth. It then covers the details leading up to the evening of April 14, 1865, at Ford’s Theater, the capture of Booth and his accomplices, and the funeral procession of Lincoln. The current status of Ford’s Theatre and the gravesite of Lincoln are also explored. This class will be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport.

Assassination of Lincoln

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

Registration Deadline: March 5; Class Date: March 12; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $29

Instructor: Mark Peterson

This one-time class looks at the assassination of President Lincoln. It first looks at US culture in 1865, a brief biography of Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth. It then covers the details leading up to the evening of April 14, 1865, at Ford’s Theater, the capture of Booth and his accomplices, and the funeral procession of Lincoln. The current status of Ford’s Theatre and the gravesite of Lincoln are also explored. This class will be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport.

Spanish Cuisine II

Location: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1010 S. Park Blvd. Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 5; Class Date: March 12; Class Time: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Michael Staver

Even if you took Spanish Cuisine fall 2017, learn new recipes and methods taking the class again. Spain has a very diverse cuisine, which changes dramatically from North to South. The Basque Region, northern Spain, encompasses both Spanish and French cuisines to the southern region of Spain, Andalusia. Dishes featured will be from the Basque region and from the southern region. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Who Haunts Your House

Location: Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street, Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 5; Class Dates: Mar. 12, 19, 26; Class Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Terry Feinberg

Learn how to trace the history of your house. Who lived in it before you and what were their stories? When were additions added (or subtracted)? Who paid taxes (or not), how much, and for what?  Trace the history of the residents and the house itself. And, if your house is haunted, just maybe you’ll learn about the spirits sharing your home. 

Cedarville and Addams Family Items

Location: Cedarville Historical Museum, 450 2nd Street, Cedarville, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 6; Class Dates: Mar. 13, 27, Apr. 10, 24; Class Time: 7:30 to 8: 30 p.m.; Fee: $50

Instructor: Jim Bade and Andy Dvorak

Classes will center around the indefinite loan of items to the museum from the Addams home and family, including the bed Jane Addams reportedly was born in.

Learn Your Smartphone II

Location: Highland Community College, building T, room T-161

Registration Deadline: March 6; Class Date: March 13; Class Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $25

Instructor: Shara Ibalio

If you attended smartphone in the past, or know the basics, expand your knowledge with this class.

Learn Your Smartphone II

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

Registration Deadline: March 6; Class Date: March 13; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $29

Instructor: Shara Ibalio

If you attended smartphone in the past, or know the basics, expand your knowledge with this class.

Sign Painting Workshop with Sunny Hill Craft Company

Location: This Is It Eatery, 16 N. Chicago Ave., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 7; Class Date March 14; Class Time: 6 to 9 p.m.; Fee: $30

Instructor: Abby Mielke

Abby Mielke from Sunny Hill Craft Company will lead this fun, do-it-yourself workshop where you can paint your own wooden sign. You can choose from any design that Sunny Hill Craft Company has created. After you have registered for the class, visit Sunny Hill Craft Company’s Facebook page and look in the Signs photo folder for ideas. Send an email to sunnyhillcraftco@gmail.com at least two weeks before the class begins with your sign choice so she can get it ready for you to paint and stencil. As you know, no two pieces of wood are alike. Grains, texture, and coloring are different on every sign. Sizes vary based on design. Average sign size on a single board sign is 12″x18″. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time so we can begin on time.

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