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Lifelong Learning Class Listings

Eagle Safari
Course ID: 0   Location: TBD
Class Dates: Jan. 6   S
Class Time: 8:00-4:00 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.

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

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: 3852   Location: T-162
Class Dates: Nov. 16   Th
Class Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Nov. 9
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.

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!

Personal Enrichment

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Trade Stocks and Bonds
Course ID: 3776   Location: M-219
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.

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.

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.

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/

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.

Spanish Cuisine
Course ID: 3859   Location: St. John's United Church of Christ
Class Dates: Nov. 13   M
Class Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Nov. 6
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.

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. Fee includes a boxed lunch for $10.00 (sandwich, chips, cookie and water). Please register for Course ID #3985 if you do not want a boxed lunch. Please register through Highland. Instructor of this course is Sue Sklar, Program Manager for the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Course ID: 3985   Location: H-210A
Class Dates: Oct. 25   W
Class Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Oct. 18
Fee: $0.00
This course number does not include boxed lunch. Please see Course ID # 3869 if you want a boxed lunch. 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. 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.

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.