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Lifelong Learning Class Listings

Eagle Safari
Course ID: 0   Location: TBD
Class Dates: Jan. 6   S
Class Time: 7:00-5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Dec 29.
Fee: $109.00
Join us for spectacular eagle viewing and photography on the Mississippi. You will learn about our nation's symbol, and get close looks at these magnificent birds. Bundle up and let's celebrate the New Year with some eagle information and truly great images of our national bird! Please contact Gary Gullett at Adventure Safari Network at 815-222-2824 to register.

National Hot Air Balloon Festival
Course ID: 0   Location: TBD
Class Dates: July 28, 20, 30   F/S/Su
Class Time: 8:00-6:00 PM
Registration Deadline: July 21
Fee: $425.00
Learn your camera controls at the Indianaola, Iowa Balloon Festival July 28-30, and you can even take an exhilarating balloon ride to view the stunning Iowa landscape from the air (extra fee applies). In addition to the National Hot Air Balloon Festival (with the mass ascension of over 60 balloons), we will stop at an Amish community to tour the museum, visit the National Hot Air Balloon Museum, tour the Bridges of Madison County around Winterset, and also visit a large nature reserve where we can view and photograph bison and elk. Cost is $425.00 (double occupancy) and includes transporation, all admittance fees, hotels, breakfast at the hotels, and snacks on the way. It does not include other meals and the optional balloon ride. Single Supplement $100. Limit of 16 attendees. Please contact Gary Gullett at Adventure Safari Network at 815-222-2824 to register.

Preview Night Bucket Trips-Alaska, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa Safari
Course ID: 0   Location: H-208
Class Dates: Oct. 18   W
Class Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 11
Fee: $10.00
Please contact Gary Gullett at Adventure Safari Network at 815-222-2824 to register. Registration fee of $10.00 waived for early registrations prior to Oct. 11. Truly the Last American Frontier, Alaska has some of the most stunning scenery and wildlife in the world. Whales, glaciers, puffins, Denali, the Alaska Railroad, visit the Arctic Circle, and flightseeing through the stunning Alaskan Range… this trip has it all! Diverse landscapes and wildlife surround you on every turn, and this itinerary guarantees you the ultimate access into the splendor of Alaska. Additional highlights include Kenai Fjords National Park, safe grizzly bear viewing, and the stunning scenery of Denali National Park. Optional halibut fishing excursion for the best halibut fishing on the planet, with no additional fee. If you have never seen the Great Migration, this is your year. Truly a spectacle of nature, you will be overwhelmed with the raw beauty and close proximity of the greatest creatures on the planet. Mt. Kilimanjaro is the backdrop as you see great herds of elephant making their way, single file, to the marshes of Amboselli National Park in Kenya. Emotions run high as you witness the spectacle of 1.5 million animals moving through the Serengeti in Tanzania. Additional highlights include the World Heritage Ngorongoro Crater, visit to a Maasai Village, and hundreds of elephants in Tarangire National Park. South Africa has it’s own place in history, and we will learn more about Nelson Mandela, and his great march to freedom. The historical significance of South Africa is only overshadowed by the natural beauty and wilderness of Kruger National Park. Africa is one of the last places on earth to come eye-to-eye with some of the most majestic animals on the planet. You will also spend time in beautiful Cape Town to visit Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope, and the best wineries in Africa. Come to our preview to get details of these exciting adventures!

Computers

Computers for Seniors
Course ID: 3762   Location: T-159
Class Dates: Oct. 3, 5, 10, 12   T/Th
Class Time: 1:00-3:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 26
Fee: $64.00
This non-threatening, hands-on class will help you ease into computer-age technology and become familiar with the jargon, concepts, and basic operations of computers.

Creating Documents with Word
Course ID: 3809   Location: T-159
Class Dates: Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10   T
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 12
Fee: $64.00
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.

Internet and Email for Seniors
Course ID: 3763   Location: T-159
Class Dates: Oct. 17, 19, 24, 26   T/Th
Class Time: 1:00-3:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 10
Fee: $64.00
Examine the fascinating world of the Internet. Learn how to send and receive messages and attachments via e-mail, search various websites for information, and understand the basics of the World Wide Web.

Internet Browsers
Course ID: 3789   Location: T-159
Class Dates: Nov. 7, 14   T
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 31
Fee: $39.00
Edge, Chrome, FireFox, Safari, oh my, which should you use? Which is the most secure? Learn the pros and cons of these four browsers and possibly more in this class.

Introduction to Coding/Programming
Course ID: 3851   Location: T-162
Class Dates: Oct. 19   Th
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 12
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 3850 for description.

Introduction to Coding/Programming
Course ID: 3850   Location: T-162
Class Dates: Sept. 21   Th
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 14
Fee: $25.00
This course will introduce students to algorithm design (coding) and programming by explaining the importance of coding and programming skills in most industries around the world, developing an understanding of Input, Output, Arithmetic, Conditional Execution and Repetition, and assembling/writing a working program.

Introduction to Coding/Programming
Course ID: 3852   Location: T-162
Class Dates: Nov. 16   Th
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Nov. 9
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 3850 for description.

Using Cloud Storage
Course ID: 3792   Location: T-159
Class Dates: Oct. 17, 24   T
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 10
Fee: $39.00
Why should you use cloud storage? Ever wonder what OneDrive, Google Drive, DropBox, iCloud, and others are about but are afraid to try them? Learn how to use cloud storage, the advantages and disadvantages of cloud storage, and how you might use these powerful tools in this class.

Using Spreadsheets Everyday
Course ID: 3808   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Nov. 1, 8   W
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 25
Fee: $39.00
Spreadsheets can help organize your daily life. Learn how to organize your life using the rows and cells of spreadsheets!

Windows 10
Course ID: 3791   Location: T-159
Class Dates: Sept. 12, 14   T/TH
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 5
Fee: $39.00
Learn the new features of Windows 10 and the similarities between prior versions of Windows and 10. Bring your Windows 10 laptop to use in class to immediately apply what the instructor is talking about.

Personal Enrichment

3D Printing
Course ID: 3847   Location: T-137
Class Dates: Sept. 13   W
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 6
Fee: $25.00
This course will introduce students to Additive Manufacturing/3D printing including how 3D printing is being applied across a number of domains, including design, manufacturing, and retailing; special capabilities of 3D printing such as customization, self-assembly, and the ability to print complex objects; and, demonstration of how 3D printers are made and how they work.

3D Printing
Course ID: 3849   Location: T-137
Class Dates: Nov. 8   W
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Nov. 1
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 3847 for description.

3D Printing
Course ID: 3848   Location: T-137
Class Dates: Oct. 11   W
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 4
Fee: $25.00
See Course ID 3847 for description.

Adult Fashion Illustration 1
Course ID: 3841   Location: H-210A
Class Dates: Oct. 12, 19, 26   Th
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 5
Fee: $51.00
This class will continue from our Drawing class, and it is highly suggested to have been completed before starting the Fashion Illustration 1 class. In this intense class, students will discover the art of designing clothing. The students will learn about what is known as a Fashion Croquis and its many uses in fashion sketching, as well as making one. You will learn about the different types of sketching pencils, erasers, watercolor paints, types of papers, color pencils, and pastels. Learn how and why to do some fashion sketching shortcuts. This class will be continued with even more extreme details in our Fashion Illustration 2 class. Each week builds on the week prior so that students can continue to practice and sharpen their skills. At the end of each class, you will have the option of continuing with additional courses which will allow you to further enhance and develop your techniques and skills in the fashion world. Register for class through Highland Community College. For more questions or more detailed information, please contact Mr. Stiles by e-mail at ewsacademy1802@ewsacademy.org

Adult Fashion Illustration 2
Course ID: 3842   Location: H-117
Class Dates: Nov. 2, 9, 16   Th
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 26
Fee: $51.00
This class will continue from our Fashion Illustration 1 class, which is highly suggested to have been completed before starting the Fashion Illustration 2 class. In this intensive series of steps, students will discover an understanding for and a fuller perception of the Croquis in the designing of fashion clothing. Different drawing parts of clothing will be taught, practiced, and explained. Students will be introduced to the application of color using the different types of sketching utilizing color pencils, pens, pastels, and some basic watercolor painting techniques. Color will add what has been missing up to this point. Life’s color is the place where design begins to take shape and express your inward creative ability. You will learn more of the fashion sketching shortcuts. Each week builds on the week prior so that students can continue to practice and sharpen their skills. Register for class through Highland Community College. For more questions or more detailed information, please contact Mr. Stiles by e-mail at ewsacademy1802@ewsacademy.org

Adult Pattern Making 1
Course ID: 3837   Location: H-210A
Class Dates: Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3   T
Class Time: 7:30-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 12
Fee: $75.00
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. Throughout the pattern-making series of classes, 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 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 European and Domestic designers of the world. In this class, you will begin with the quarter scale pattern drafting. As you continue within our series of pattern-making classes you will start on the full scale pattern. It’s highly recommended to take the Sewing/Tailoring 1 with this class to enhance and maximize your skills. No drafting experience is required. Materials list will be provided before the first day of class. (Supplies are not included in the price of the course). You have the option of continuing with more advanced classes, which will allow you to further enhance and develop your skills. Register for class through Highland Community College. For more detailed information, please contact Mr. Stiles by e-mail at ewsacademy1802@ewsacademy.org

Adult Pattern Making 2
Course ID: 3838   Location: H-210A
Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24   T
Class Time: 7:30-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 3
Fee: $75.00
You will continue learning your more advanced formulas used to draft professional patterns from beginning to end for Ready-To-Wear and Custom garments. These advanced formulas used by all of the top European and Domestic designers of the world. You will continue with your quarter scale patterns until completion. Then it is time to move into the big league of pattern making. Your full scale pattern will begin here and it will be completed in the Pattern Making 3 class. Also in the next class, you will learn how the designers use special procedures to improve and complete their custom patterns. It’s highly recommended to take the Sewing/Tailoring 2 when taking this class to enhance and maximize your skills. Materials list will be provided before the first day of class. (Supplies are not included in the price of the course). You have the option of continuing with more advanced classes Sewing/Tailoring 3 and Pattern Making 3, which will allow you to further enhance and develop your skills. Register for class through Highland Community College. For more detailed information, please contact Mr. Stiles by e-mail at ewsacademy1802@ewsacademy.org

Adult Pattern Making 3
Course ID: 3839   Location: H-117
Class Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 28   T
Class Time: 7:30-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 31
Fee: $75.00
You will continue with your full scale pattern until completion and get ready for the construction of your sample muslin garments, which is made from your newly drafted skirt pattern. Then it is time to move into the big league of pattern making (sample making). You will continue creating your sample skirt garments and getting it ready for the first try-on. It’s highly recommended to take the Sewing/Tailoring 3 when taking this class to enhance and maximize your skills. Materials list will be provided before the first day of class. (Supplies are not included in the price of the course). Register for class through Highland Community College. For more detailed information, please contact Mr. Stiles by e-mail at ewsacademy1802@ewsacademy.org

Adult Sewing-Tailoring 1
Course ID: 3834   Location: H-210A
Class Dates: Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3   T
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 12
Fee: $75.00
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. Learn some of the special techniques that the top European and Domestic designers use in their sewing. Stop making those “home-made looking” clothing, learn how to make them 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 1 and the Pattern Making 1 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 of the course). You will need to bring your sewing machine to class. You’ll have the option of continuing with more advanced classes, which will allow you to further enhance and develop your skills. Register for class through Highland Community College. For more questions or more detailed information, please contact Mr. Stiles by e-mail at ewsacademy1802@ewsacademy.org

Adult Sewing-Tailoring 2
Course ID: 3835   Location: H-210A
Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24   T
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 3
Fee: $75.00
Learn more of the special techniques that the top European and Domestic designers use in their clothing construction from Mr. Stiles. You will begin your first pocket, the watch pocket. Next, you will learn how to correctly use a thimble and needle and begin your first of three hand stitches on your stitch pad: Overcast, Baste and the Halfback stitches. After finishing the stitch pad, you will complete your first pocket, the watch pocket. You will then make a second until completion. It’s highly recommended to take the Pattern Drafting 2 when taking this class to enhance and maximize your skills. Materials list will be provided before the first day of class. (Supplies are not included in the price of the course). You will need to bring your sewing machine to class. You have the option of continuing with more advanced classes Sewing-Tailoring 3 and Pattern Making 3, which will allow you to further enhance and develop your skills. Register for class through Highland Community College. For more questions or more detailed information, please contact Mr. Stiles by e-mail at ewsacademy1802@ewsacademy.org

Adult Sewing-Tailoring 3
Course ID: 3836   Location: H-117
Class Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 28   T
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 31
Fee: $75.00
Learn more of the special techniques that the top European and Domestic designers use in their sewing construction. Now it is time to put your thimble ability to work on the next pocket, the Quarter Top. You will continue working on the two Quarter Top pockets until completion. If you have completed this pocket, you start the next pocket, the Side pocket. You will only start this pocket in this class. You will only start this pocket in this class, and will complete it in the next class. It’s highly recommended to take the Pattern Making 3 when taking this class to enhance and maximize your skills. Materials list will be provided before the first day of class. (Supplies are not included in the price of the course). You will need to bring your sewing machine to class. Register for class through Highland Community College. For more questions or more detailed information, please contact Mr. Stiles by e-mail at ewsacademy1802@ewsacademy.org

African-American Genealogy
Course ID: 3785   Location: Freeport Public Library
Class Dates: Sept. 5, 12   T
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Aug. 29
Fee: $39.00
Participants learn about the variety of potential avenues to trace their African-American ancestors that goes beyond the documents and family trees found on Ancestry.com . The use of DNA tests to determine which African nation, or nations, their ancestors came from will also be briefly addressed in the course.

Ballroom Dance A
Course ID: 3801   Location: YMCA Multi-Purpose Room
Class Dates: Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20   F
Class Time: 6:00-6:45 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 8
Fee: $70.00
Waltz I, Foxtrot I, Swing I, for those who have never danced before and want to improve or add to what they already know. If unsure of your level, please contact instructor Julie Dale, 815-718-1814 or email julied12@hotmail.com

Ballroom Dance B
Course ID: 3802   Location: YMCA Multi-Purpose Room
Class Dates: Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1   F
Class Time: 6:00-6:45 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 20
Fee: $70.00
Waltz I, Foxtrot I, Swing I, for those who have never danced before and want to improve and those who have taken A and want to continue.

Basic Digital Photography
Course ID: 3803   Location: H-117
Class Dates: Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 8   W
Class Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 11
Fee: $109.00
This action packed class will show you how to create and care for interesting digital photos! We will cover the basics of digital photography. You will learn elements of exposure control, photographing people, close-up, action and low-light photography. We will also spend time on the "how to" of sharing images and storing your photos. Bring your camera and gain the confidence you need to take great photos time and time again!

Basic Look at the Civil War 1861-1865
Course ID: 3788   Location: H-210
Class Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12   T
Class Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct 31.
Fee: $94.00
This course provides a basic look at the Civil War and will cover the following Session 1: A look at Lincoln's life, Session 2: Events leading to the war in 1859 and 1860, Session 3: Battles of the Eastern Theatre, Session 4: Battles of the Western Theatre, Session 5: Naval Warfare, and Session 6: Relics of Civil War and Christmas for the Civil War soldier. Session 6 will be held at Dr. Dammann's house in Lena, IL.

Beginning Genealogy
Course ID: 3784   Location: Freeport Public Library
Class Dates: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24   T
Class Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 26
Fee: $39.00
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.

Beginning Watercolor Workshop
Course ID: 3777   Location: 1727 Church St., Freeport
Class Dates: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25   W
Class Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Aug. 30
Fee: $140.00
Each session consists of a short lecture, a demo, student exercises, creative time, and helpful critiques. Basics include subject selection, composition, color theory, and special watercolor techniques. Hopefully each student will create at least one "masterpiece" during the workshop. Since studio time is limited, I encourage you to work at home and bring your paintings to class for review and critique. Class maximum of 10 students to allow individual attention. Printed handouts are provided each session to allow for catch-ups for missed sessions and to provide reference material for future use.

Being in Australia
Course ID: 3820   Location: H-208
Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24   T
Class Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 3
Fee: $59.00
This class takes a closer look at what it would be like to visit or live in Australia without the 20-hour flight. It explores a short history of Australia and its holidays, its geography, including seasons, and the different plants and animals. It covers the major occupations, political parties, and religions of Australia. Time will be spent covering some of the Australian slang. It will also cover the education system and major sports played in Australia including Cricket, Rugby, and Aussies Rules Football. This class will also cover some of the differences between life in Illinois and life in Australia.

Being in Australia
Course ID: 3873   Location: Bertolet Memorial Library, Leaf River, IL
Class Dates: Oct. 10, 17, 24   T
Class Time: 10:30-12:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 3
Fee: $59.00
This class takes a closer look at what it would be like to visit or live in Australia without the 20-hour flight. It explores a short history of Australia and its holidays, its geography, including seasons, and the different plants and animals. It covers the major occupations, political parties, and religions of Australia. Time will be spent covering some of the Australian slang. It will also cover the education system and major sports played in Australia including Cricket, Rugby, and Aussies Rules Football. This class will also cover some of the differences between life in Illinois and life in Australia. This class will be held at the Bertolet Memorial Library in Leaf River, IL.

Cajun Cuisine
Course ID: 3853   Location: St. John's United Church of Christ
Class Dates: Dec. 11   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Dec. 4
Fee: $45.00
Gumbo and jambalaya are two examples of classic Cajun cooking. Cajun cuisine is a melting pot of cultures including Chinese, Indian, Native American, Italian, French, and African foods. Cajun foods are hearty fare developed to feed large numbers of people with a small amount of money and live off the land. Rice is featured in many dishes because much of the terrain is either bayou or swamp, perfect rice growing conditions. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Card Making A
Course ID: 3758   Location: F-062
Class Dates: Aug. 23, Sept. 6, 20, Oct. 4   W
Class Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Aug. 16
Fee: $30.00
Create your own greeting cards and paper projects! You will create three to four projects each class using new tools and many different card folds. No project duplicated! Materials you must bring are adhesive, precision scissors, ruler and pencil. A $25.00 materials fee paid to the instructor on the first night covers all materials for the four weeks! For the beginner or experienced crafter.

Card Making B
Course ID: 3760   Location: F-062
Class Dates: Aug. 25, Sept. 8, 22, Oct. 6   F
Class Time: 9:30-12:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Aug. 18
Fee: $30.00
See Course ID 3758 for description.

Card Making C
Course ID: 3761   Location: F-062
Class Dates: Aug. 30, Sept. 13, 27, Oct. 11   W
Class Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Aug. 23
Fee: $30.00
See Course ID 3758 for description.

Ceramics-Beginner to Intermediate Wheel Throwing & Hand Building
Course ID: 3764   Location: F-053
Class Dates: Aug. 17, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5   Th
Class Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Aug. 10
Fee: $145.00
This is an open course for people interested in working with clay who have no previous experience, and students who would like the studio time and instruction to improve and build on existing skills. Instruction will include both step-by-step projects for the beginner, and assistance with independent projects for the intermediate students. There will be plenty of self-directed project time and students can choose to focus on hand building or wheel throwing. Please bring a basic pottery tool kit; one may be purchased at the J. Rosemary Shockey Bookstore for $12.00. Course fee includes the cost of the clay.

Ceramics-Beginner to Intermediate Wheel Throwing & Hand Building
Course ID: 3774   Location: F-053
Class Dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20   M
Class Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 10
Fee: $120.00
Continue building your skills. This is an open course for people interested in working with clay who have no previous experience, and students who would like the studio time and instruction to improve and build on existing skills. Instruction will include both step-by-step projects for the beginner, and assistance with independent projects for the intermediate students. There will be plenty of self-directed project time and students can choose to focus on hand building or wheel throwing. Please bring a basic pottery tool kit; one may be purchased at the J. Rosemary Shockey Bookstore for $12.00. Course fee includes the cost of the clay.

Clean, Prep & Eat Fresh Fish
Course ID: 3883   Location: Apple Canyon Lake Property Owner's Club
Class Dates: Sept. 14   Th
Class Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 7
Fee: $15.00
How to clean and prepare fish will be demonstrated. Attendees will be treated to tasting fried fish!

Dance Private One-On-One Session
Course ID: 0   Location: YMCA Multi-Purpose Room
Class Dates: TBD   TBD
Class Time: TBD
Registration Deadline: TBD
Fee: $55.00
Have a special event or dance you and a partner want to excel at? Or want to improve your dance prowess without taking a class? Then this individual session, taught by a professional instructor, is for you. Sign up and then the instructor will contact you for a mutually agreed on time and location for the class.

Death in the White House
Course ID: 3872   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport, IL
Class Dates: Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3   T
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 12
Fee: $75.00
This class takes a closer look at the deaths and near deaths of the Presidents that have occurred while they were in office. It covers the four natural deaths of Harrison, Taylor, Harding, and FDR. It also covers the four assassinations of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy. It also takes a look at the near death of Wilson and near assassination of Reagan. This class will be held at the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center in Freeport, IL.

Death in the White House
Course ID: 3871   Location: Bertolet Memorial Library, Leaf River, IL
Class Dates: Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3   T
Class Time: 10:30-12:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 12
Fee: $75.00
This class takes a closer look at the deaths and near deaths of the Presidents that have occurred while they were in office. It covers the four natural deaths of Harrison, Taylor, Harding, and FDR. It also covers the four assassinations of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy. It also takes a look at the near death of Wilson and near assassination of Reagan. This class will be held at the Bertolet Memorial Library in Leaf River, IL.

Death in the White House
Course ID: 3821   Location: H-208
Class Dates: Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3   T
Class Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 5
Fee: $75.00
This class takes a closer look at the deaths and near deaths of the Presidents that have occurred while they were in office. It covers the four natural deaths of Harrison, Taylor, Harding, and FDR. It also covers the four assassinations of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy. It also takes a look at the near death of Wilson and near assassination of Reagan.

Discuss The Jungle by U. Sinclair
Course ID: 3779   Location: H-127
Class Dates: Aug. 24, 31, Sept. 7   Th
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Aug. 17
Fee: $32.50
This class will discuss the Upton Sinclair book, The Jungle, in it's entirety while also learning about U.S. urban life in early 1900s. This class will use slides, articles and pictures to teach an understanding of the conditions, life, and impact of the era.

French Cuisine
Course ID: 3854   Location: St. John's United Church of Christ
Class Dates: Sept. 25   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 18
Fee: $45.00
The class will feature a cross section of bistro dishes, dishes made in a good French cook’s home, ranging from rustic peasant foods to haute cuisine. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Frugal Cooking for 1 or 2
Course ID: 3870   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport, IL
Class Dates: Sept. 25   M
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 18
Fee: $30.00
Frugal cooking is not boring once you learn recipes and techniques presented by Chef Michael Staver. Recipes will be shared for main dishes and more! Come prepared to taste the delicious dishes Michael shows you how to prepare.

Geography-U.S. Compared to the World
Course ID: 3780   Location: H-127
Class Dates: Oct. 3, 10, 17   T
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 26
Fee: $32.50
This class will allow you to view and understand cultures from around the world. We will dissect practices and traditions of those in the U.S. and from around the globe, including food, marriage traditions, clothing, economy, technology, etc.

Hello Fall DIY Sign Workshop
Course ID: 3823   Location: Wishful Acres, 4679 N. Flansburg Rd., Lena, IL
Class Dates: Sept. 21   Th
Class Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 14
Fee: $40.00
Come and enjoy a night out with Meier Design House at Wishful Acres making a fun sign to decorate your home for the fall season. All supplies and materials are included in the cost. Sign is approximately 18” X 18”. Homemade root beer will be available for purchase.

History of Land Surveying in the US
Course ID: 3864   Location: International Preservation Studies Center formerly Campbell Center, Mt. Carroll, IL
Class Dates: Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9   Th
Class Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 12
Fee: $25.00
Surveyors are known for their accuracy. How do they do it? What tools did Lewis & Clark use during their exploration? Learn this and more from the instructor who has worked at the National Museum of Surveying!

How to Raise Polite Children in Today's World
Course ID: 3796   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Sept. 20   W
Class Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 13
Fee: $20.00
Learn how to gain control of your children through love and teaching. Do you want more for your children? Learn the necessities behind teaching them boundaries and responsibilities from a young age.

How to Raise Polite Children in Today's World
Course ID: 3797   Location: Warren Public Library
Class Dates: Sept. 27   W
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 20
Fee: $20.00
Learn how to gain control of your children through love and teaching. Do you want more for your children? Learn the necessities behind teaching them boundaries and responsibilities from a young age. This class will be held at the Warren Public Library.

How to Trade Stocks and Bonds
Course ID: 3776   Location: T-159
Class Dates: Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14   T
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 17
Fee: $50.00
Do you trade stocks online? How do you decide which stocks to purchase and which ones to sell? This class will help you develop and maintain a stock trading system using both fundamental and technical analysis. The goal of this class is to help you make better trading decisions that will lead to better performance returns. Give a person a stock pick and you feed them for a day. Teach a person how to pick stocks and you feed them for a lifetime.

Identity Theft
Course ID: 3875   Location: H-208
Class Dates: Oct. 4   W
Class Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 27
Fee: $10.00
Identity theft is our country’s fastest growing crime and affects individuals from all walks of life.  This program warns residents of potential scams and provides valuable information on ways to protect themselves.  Whether it’s paying at the gas pump, filing for your tax returns, or shopping online, ID thieves are always looking for ways to scam consumers. Instructor is Jason Leviskas from the Illinois Comptroller's Office. Attendance is open to all. If you would like a boxed lunch for $10.00 (sandwich, chips, cookie and water), please register through Highland.

Indian Cuisine
Course ID: 3855   Location: St. John's United Church of Christ
Class Dates: Aug. 21   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Aug. 14
Fee: $45.00
India is the largest producer of spices in the world and all Indian food is based on six kinds of tastes—sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Indian food is very aromatic because of the spices. Class will begin with making a basic spice mix, and the mix will be used to make a variety of dishes with and without meat. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Intro to Culinary Arts
Course ID: 3825   Location: St. John's United Church of Christ
Class Dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6   M
Class Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 25
Fee: $147.00
A condensed introductory culinary arts course focused on these core principles of food preparation: knife skills, cooking techniques, balancing flavors, vegetable cookery, protein cookery, and culinary creativity. Students are encouraged to bring containers for food storage as all food prepared in class is theirs to keep.

Introducing Genetic Genealogy
Course ID: 3786   Location: Freeport Public Library
Class Dates: Sept. 19, 26   T
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 12
Fee: $39.00
This introductory course will help participants understand genetic genealogy (DNA tests for ethnicity) and discuss how to make the most of DNA test results to further your family trees. Participants who already have DNA ethnicity test results should bring a printout of those results for in-class discussion. A brief discussion of the value of different tests and testing companies will also be included in the course.

Introduction to Beekeeping
Course ID: 3800   Location: H-117
Class Dates: Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17   T
Class Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 5
Fee: $42.00
Allen Reed has been a backyard beekeeper for nine years. Join him as he shares some of the pitfalls and joys of this ancient yet modern craft-art-science-hobby-business. In class he will discuss the history of beekeeping, the life cycle of the honeybee, and management of hives throughout the year. He will also discuss modern equipment choices, honey extraction, sales, and of course, sample some of the sweet rewards of beekeeping. No equipment or experience needed.

Italian Cuisine
Course ID: 3856   Location: St. John's United Church of Christ
Class Dates: Dec. 4   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Nov. 27
Fee: $45.00
Italian food is a celebration of produce and protein is a secondary thought. Recipes will be different from the Spring 2017 class. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Learn Your Smartphone
Course ID: 3868   Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, Freeport, IL
Class Dates: Sept. 12   T
Class Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 5
Fee: $25.00
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.

Metal Detecting Tips for Beginners
Course ID: 3817   Location: M-213
Class Dates: Sept. 5   T
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Aug. 29
Fee: $26.00
Are you curious about the increasingly popular hobby of metal detecting? Or do you already have a metal detector, but aren't sure how to use it? This two-hour workshop will help you get digging for your first targets before you know it. You'll learn 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 you are doing and the target you are looking for. If you have a metal detector, bring it to class. If you don't, you'll have a chance to swing one of the instructors detectors to locate and dig a target. Class will be held in the large, open grassy area straight west of the YMCA Child Care Center on Highland's campus. In the event of inclement weather, class will be held indoors.

Next Steps Genealogy
Course ID: 3818   Location: Freeport Public Library
Class Dates: Nov. 7, 14   T
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 31
Fee: $39.00
This course is for those who have already begun to develop their family trees and need ideas for breaking through obstacles or just want additional avenues to learn more about their ancestors. Participants with issues in furthering their family trees should bring one or two examples to class.

Northern European Cuisine
Course ID: 3857   Location: St. John's United Church of Christ
Class Dates: Sept. 11   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 4
Fee: $45.00
Northern European will include countries such as Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Germany and the United Kingdom (UN’s definition of Northern Europe). This area, because of the severe winters, is known for its hearty cuisine, using lots of potatoes and fish. Dishes prepared may include poached salmon with dill sauce, German potato salad, Swedish meatballs, apple desserts, and lentil dishes. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Online Classes Ed2Go
Course ID: 0   Location: TBD
Class Dates: Aug. 14 - Dec. 8   TBD
Class Time: TBD
Registration Deadline: Varies
Fee: $99.00
Through the HCC Business Institute, we offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. For a list of classes and exact fees go to: http://www.ed2go.com/highland/

Pics on My Phone--Now What?
Course ID: 3793   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Sept. 6, 13   W
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Aug. 30
Fee: $39.00
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 even just through email.

Private One-on-One 2nd Person
Course ID: 0   Location: TBD
Class Dates: TBD   TBD
Class Time: TBD
Registration Deadline: TBD
Fee: $75.00
This is for the second person for the Private One-on-One Session course.

Private One-on-One Session
Course ID: 0   Location: TBD
Class Dates: TBD   TBD
Class Time: TBD
Registration Deadline: TBD
Fee: $195.00
If you have a new camera or just want a one-on-one session to learn the controls for an upcoming trip, this two-hour session may be for you. Topics can also include post-processing, to help you get started, or to finally get over that hump and get something done. Once registered, we will contact you to establish a time and topic that works for everyone. This is a great gift for the photographer in your family. Add a second person for only $75.

Resume Building
Course ID: 3819   Location: Warren Public Library
Class Dates: Sept. 12   T
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 5
Fee: $10.00
Bring the information for your resume (work experience, education, references) and leave with information to complete a resume ready to submit for any job. The first hour learn about quality resumes, the second hour you will be working on your own resume.

Selling on ebay
Course ID: 3790   Location: T-159
Class Dates: Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26   Th
Class Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 28
Fee: $64.00
Have someone else's treasures in your house? Turn your extra stuff into someone else's treasures by selling on eBay. This seasoned eBay seller will offer tips and tricks to increase your selling price and success.

Sociology and Humans
Course ID: 3781   Location: H-127
Class Dates: Sept. 14, 21, 28   Th
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 7
Fee: $32.50
This class will give a better understanding of why humans act the way they do. We will be looking at different social experiments and also conducting our own in the classroom. Discussion and intuitive thinking will be major components of the class.

Southeast Asian Cuisine
Course ID: 3858   Location: St. John's United Church of Christ
Class Dates: Sept. 18   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 11
Fee: $45.00
Southeast Asian is very aromatic cuisine that includes the countries of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, southern part of China, and Philippines, and includes such classic dishes such as Padtha. Recipes usually include rice, lime, cilantro, ginger and chilies. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Spanish Cuisine
Course ID: 3859   Location: St. John's United Church of Christ
Class Dates: Aug. 28   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Aug. 21
Fee: $45.00
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. Spain makes 44% of the world’s olive oil and grows almost 75% of the world’s saffron. Dishes featured will be from the Basque region and from the southern region. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Starting Out in Astronomy
Course ID: 3767   Location: Doug Firebaugh Observatory
Class Dates: Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3   T
Class Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 5
Fee: $52.50
Through a mixture of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities, this course will provide a foundation for those interested in the science and hobby of astronomy and understanding the night sky.

Teens/Adult Fashion Drawing
Course ID: 3840   Location: H-210A
Class Dates: Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5   Th
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 14
Fee: $51.00
If you enjoy drawing, and love fashion, you will learn how to merge the two. In this drawing class we will study and practice multiple drawing techniques, and focus on perspective, proportion, shading, and line work. Students begin building a solid foundation through drawing techniques starting on the very first day of class. This course is ideal for beginners and intermediate future designers and will take you on your first steps into expressing your ideas successfully. This course is ideal for those who wish to develop more confidence in this area, as well as preparation for advancing into some of our more intense series of classes. Students will begin to discover the art of designing in this beginning drawing class. Each week builds on the week prior so that students can continue to practice and sharpen their drawing skills. At the end of each class, you will have the option to continue with additional courses, which will allow you to further enhance and develop your techniques and skills. The Fashion Illustration 1 class should be taken next. Register for class through Highland Community College. For more questions or more detailed information, please contact Mr. Stiles by e-mail at ewsacademy1802@ewsacademy.org

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Course ID: 3869   Location: H-210A
Class Dates: Oct. 25   W
Class Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 18
Fee: $10.00
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. Attendance is open to all. If you would like a boxed lunch for $10.00 (sandwich, chips, cookie and water), please register through Highland. Instructor of this course is Sue Sklar, Program Manager for the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter.

W.W. II in the Pacific
Course ID: 3822   Location: H-208
Class Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 21   T
Class Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 31
Fee: $59.00
This class takes a closer look at WW2 in the Pacific. It covers life on a ship, command structure, Navy terms and types of warships used by both the US and Japan. It examines the cultural background of Japan and the US before the war. It looks at the events that led to Pearl Harbor. Time will be spent reviewing certain battles including Pearl Harbor, Bataan, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, New Guinea, Leyte, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Use of the A-bomb will be discussed. The class will also examine the view of Japan toward the war today and its effect on Asian neighbors.

W.W. II in the Pacific
Course ID: 3874   Location: Bertolet Memorial Library, Leaf River, IL
Class Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 21   T
Class Time: 10:30-12:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 31
Fee: $59.00
This class takes a closer look at WW2 in the Pacific. It covers life on a ship, command structure, Navy terms and types of warships used by both the US and Japan. It examines the cultural background of Japan and the US before the war. It looks at the events that led to Pearl Harbor. Time will be spent reviewing certain battles including Pearl Harbor, Bataan, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, New Guinea, Leyte, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Use of the A-bomb will be discussed. The class will also examine the view of Japan toward the war today and its effect on Asian neighbors. This class will be held at the Bertolet Memorial Library in Leaf River, IL.

Want to Become a Foster Parent?
Course ID: 3778   Location: T-162
Class Dates: Sept. 13   W
Class Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Sept. 6
Fee: $20.00
Help for those thinking about becoming a foster parent. Ask all those questions you cannot find the answers for and realize you have questions you had not thought of yet. Get an experienced foster mom's view of what it's like.

Wedding Dance Choreography
Course ID: 0   Location: YMCA Multi-Purpose Room
Class Dates: TBD   TBD
Class Time: TBD
Registration Deadline: TBD
Fee: $50.00
Choreographed wedding dances are viral on YouTube. Create and perform your own memorable choreographed wedding dance with the help of a professional dance instructor.

Wire Wrapped Pendant
Course ID: 3787   Location: H-117
Class Dates: Nov. 15   W
Class Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Nov. 8
Fee: $25.00
In this class you will learn how to make a wire-wrapped pendant, ready to hang on your favorite necklace. A few basic styles will be taught, along with various techniques to add variation and style. No heat or power tools needed - just hand tools and wire. Ready-to-wrap pendants will be available to select the night of the class, you can bring your own from home, or you can visit instructor Art Dawson's booth at the Northwest Illinois Rock Club's 2017 Jewelry, Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show on November 11-12 at Highland Community College and purchase a pendant to wrap. Wire will be provided. Please bring your own hand tools: smooth-faced round-nose pliers, smooth-faced flat-nose pliers and side cutters. A few tools will be available for your use. Students can expect to complete one pendant in class and learn the skills to create limitless pendants at home.

Professional Development

Facebook for Business
Course ID: 3795   Location: T-161
Class Dates: Oct. 10, 11   T/W
Class Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 3
Fee: $74.00
Facebook for business will introduce some of the core concepts of building, managing, and marketing your business or organization on Facebook. Fee includes the textbook. Please have your Facebook page created.

Facilitating Meetings
Course ID: 3824   Location: JODAVC
Class Dates: Oct. 16, 18   M/W
Class Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 9
Fee: $65.00
In this course, the participants will learn techniques and strategies to conduct successful meetings with focus, purpose, and productivity. Instructional design of this course will include role-modeling and practice in collaborative decision-making and conflict resolution strategies, including use of language that builds on positive relationships and moves a group toward consensus.