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Spring 2019 Community Education Classes

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XCO 705 File Managment
60661 W W 1:00pm- 5:00pm 3K04 MS. Lawrence 6 $60 Add
Learn to manage your folders and files. We will review the cut, copy, paste and rename commands. File management will allow you to store data (pictures, letters, recipes, etc.) on your PC in an organized manner with makes it easier to retrieve and it will enable you to back up data. Learn to copy or move data to an external storage device. Get your photos off your memory card! Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge and skills required. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
XCO 705 Microsoft Excel Level One #2
60753 W5 W 12:30pm- 5:30pm 3K04 Staff 10 $75 Add
Class dates: March 20, 2019 - March 20, 2019
XCO 705 Microsoft Excel Level 2 (#2)
60754 W6 W 12:30pm- 5:30pm 3K04 Staff 10 $75 Add
Class dates: April 3, 2019 - April 3, 2019
XCO 720 Microsoft PowerPoint
60669 W W 12:30pm- 5:30pm 3K04 MS. Lawrence 8 $60 Add
PowerPoint is a program used to create slide show presentations. You will learn about backgrounds, colors, pictures, text, and transitions as you create your own slide show presentation. Learn all the basics. You will be making some impressive slide show presentations in no time! Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills required. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: April 10, 2019 - April 10, 2019
XCO 725 Microsoft Excel Level One
60664 W W 12:30pm- 5:30pm 3K04 MS. Lawrence 0 $75 Contact
Learn basic spreadsheet operations, spreadsheet design, layout, math operations, controlling page appearance, and printing spreadsheets. An emphasis is placed on writing formulas to obtain desired results. Use shortcuts to accomplish tasks as you set up several spreadsheets. A basic understanding of keyboard and mouse operations as well as the fundamental Windows operations is required to operate Excel. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of keyboard and mouse operations as well as the fundamental Windows operations is required to operate Excel, Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: March 13, 2019 - March 13, 2019
XCO 725 Microsoft Excel Level Two
60665 W1 T 12:30pm- 5:30pm 3K04 MS. Lawrence 0 $75 Contact
Take your knowledge of Excel and maximize the power of this software as you explore linking, sheet management, and using advanced formulas to summarize data. Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills and knowledge of formula writing in Microsoft Excel required. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: March 26, 2019 - March 26, 2019
XCO 725 Microsoft Excel Advanced Formu
60666 W2 Th 12:30pm- 5:30pm 3K04 MS. Lawrence 3 $75 Add
Microsoft Excel – Advanced FormulasWe explore additional advanced formulas: use your vlookup formula to search, find, and input data automatically for you. If/then statements allow you to test your data: we will explore traditional if/then statements as well as the nesting of if/then in formulas. Conditional formatting will aid you in evaluating your data and we will use this feature in class. Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills and knowledge of formula writing in Microsoft Excel required. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: March 28, 2019 - March 28, 2019
XCO 725 MS Pivot Tables/Data Managment
60667 W3 T 2:30pm- 5:30pm 3K04 Staff 4 $45 Add
Microsoft Excel – Pivot Tables amp; Data ManagementManage data in Excel using Sorting and Filtering. Pivot tables in Excel will allow you to extract some meaningful information from the data. Pivot tables allow you to quickly summarize and analyze large amounts of data in lists and tables independent of the original data layout in your spreadsheet. You can do this by dragging and dropping columns to different rows, columns, or summary positions. Learn to design pivot tables and customize their appearance for reporting purposes. Prerequisite: Basic typing skills and knowledge of computers and Microsoft Excel required. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: April 9, 2019 - April 9, 2019
XCO 725 Microsoft Excel Graphing
60668 W5 Th 2:30pm- 5:30pm 3K04 MS. Lawrence 5 $45 Add
Set up and modify graphs in Excel. Learn how to tie the graph to your data, generate different types of graphs, modify text and title, add legends, and messages. Prerequisite: Basic typing skills and knowledge of computers and basic knowledge of writing formulas in Microsoft Excel required. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: April 11, 2019 - April 11, 2019
XCO 730 Microsoft Word Level One
60662 W W 12:30pm- 5:30pm 3K04 MS. Lawrence 9 $75 Add
Word is a word processing program used to generate documents. Create several documents as you learn about page definition, margins, tabs, editing, enhancing text, spell check, saving, printing, and retrieving documents. Learn about available shortcuts, basic editing techniques, paragraph and character formatting, and controlling page appearance. Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills required. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: March 6, 2019 - March 6, 2019
XCO 730 Microsoft Word Merge
60663 W1 Th 2:00pm- 4:30pm 3K04 MS. Lawrence 10 $40 Add
Learn to mail merge and how to use it for mass mailings, envelopes, and labels. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: March 7, 2019 - March 7, 2019
XCO 735 Ed2go SAT/ACT Prep 1
60721 W TBA   ONLINE Staff 0 Contact
Class dates: December 12, 2018 - January 23, 2019
XCO 735 Ed2go Intro to Quickbooks
60726 W1 TBA   ONLINE Staff 0 Contact
Class dates: December 12, 2018 - January 23, 2019
XCO 735 Ed2go A to Z Grantwriting
60749 W2 TBA   ONLINE Staff 0 Contact
Class dates: February 13, 2019 - March 13, 2019
XHP 705 Fitness Experience
60644 W TBA   TWC Staff 20 $6 Add
Experience Fitness Experience Yoga and Martial Arts at the Traditional Wellness Center, 216 W. 1st Street in Dixon during the week of February 25 – March 2. All “try-out” classes are $6 each and have limited space with special price available. Descriptions, day of the week, and times of the classes can be found in the Personal Enrichment, Fitness section. Class dates: February 25, 2019 - March 2, 2019
XHP 705 Beginner Yoga PM
60645 W1 M 5:30pm- 6:30pm TWC Staff 10 $65 Add
The word Yoga means “union”. In this practice, you will connect the mind and body through focus and breath. Combining stretching with deep breathing, the body learns to relax and all systems come into better balance supporting the body’s natural tendency towards healing and health. Simple meditation helps to calm the mind for less stress and better clarity. Instructor Trirong Khuntangta will teach how to stimulate pressure points to help the body function better. At the end of every class you are invited to partake in a self-hot rock massage. Students may bring their own yoga mat, towel or yoga strap to class. (Ages 14 amp; Up) Class dates: March 4, 2019 - April 8, 2019
XHP 705 Beginner Yoga AM
60646 W2 Th 9:00am- 10:00am TWC Staff 10 $65 Add
The word Yoga means “union”. In this practice, you will connect the mind and body through focus and breath. Combining stretching with deep breathing, the body learns to relax and all systems come into better balance supporting the body’s natural tendency towards healing and health. Simple meditation helps to calm the mind for less stress and better clarity. Instructor Trirong Khuntangta will teach how to stimulate pressure points to help the body function better. At the end of every class you are invited to partake in a self-hot rock massage. Students may bring their own yoga mat, towel or yoga strap to class. (Ages 14 amp; Up) Class dates: March 7, 2019 - April 11, 2019
XHP 705 Intermediate Yoga
60647 W3 Th 5:30pm- 7:00pm TWC Staff 10 $65 Add
The word Yoga means “union”. In this practice, you will connect the mind and body through focus and breath. Combining stretching with deep breathing, the body learns to relax and all systems come into better balance supporting the body’s natural tendency towards healing and health. Simple meditation helps to calm the mind for less stress and better clarity. Instructor Trirong Khuntangta will teach how to stimulate pressure points to help the body function better. At the end of every class you are invited to partake in a self-hot rock massage. Students may bring their own yoga mat, towel or yoga strap to class. (Ages 14 amp; Up) Class dates: March 7, 2019 - April 11, 2019
XHP 705 Meditation & Breathing
60650 W6 T 6:00pm- 7:30pm TWC Staff 9 $65 Add
The goal of meditation is to face yourself and look within. Meditation is about achieving anything, including enlightenment. One meditates to discipline the mind, cultivate awareness, and see things as they are. Learn how you can become conscious of your unhealthy breathing patterns and integrate deep, natural, healthy breathing into your life. Learn to use the full range of movement in your entire body to inhale and exhale fully and deeply. Through natural breathing and meditation, you can reduce stress, improve your health, increase your energy, and support your quest for self-knowledge and self-transformation. (Ages 14 amp; Up) Class dates: March 5, 2019 - April 9, 2019
XHP 705 Muay Thai Techniques
60748 W7 S 4:30pm- 6:30pm TWC Staff 10 $75 Add
Class dates: March 9, 2019 - April 13, 2019
XHP 715 Kajukenbo for Kids
60651 W W 4:00pm- 5:00pm TWC Staff 9 $40 Add
Kajukenbo is a unique self-defense system that combines select skills from five different martial arts. Those martial arts are represented in the four syllables of the KA-JU-KEN-BO name. The first syllable, KA, stands for Korean Karate; the second, JU, stands for Judo and Jiu Jitsu; the third, KEN, stands for Kenpo; the forth, BO, stands for Chinese Boxing or Gung-Fu. (Ages 5 – 9) Class dates: March 6, 2019 - April 10, 2019
60652 W1 F 4:00pm- 5:00pm TWC Staff 10 $40 Add
Kajukenbo is a unique self-defense system that combines select skills from five different martial arts. Those martial arts are represented in the four syllables of the KA-JU-KEN-BO name. The first syllable, KA, stands for Korean Karate; the second, JU, stands for Judo and Jiu Jitsu; the third, KEN, stands for Kenpo; the forth, BO, stands for Chinese Boxing or Gung-Fu. (Ages 5 – 9) Class dates: March 8, 2019 - April 12, 2019
XHP 715 Kajukenbo
60653 W2 W 5:00pm- 6:00pm TWC Staff 10 $40 Add
Kajukenbo is a unique self-defense system that combines select skills from five different martial arts. Those martial arts are represented in the four syllables of the KA-JU-KEN-BO name. The first syllable, KA, stands for Korean Karate; the second, JU, stands for Judo and Jiu Jitsu; the third, KEN, stands for Kenpo; the forth, BO, stands for Chinese Boxing or Gung-Fu. (Ages 9 amp; Up) Class dates: March 6, 2019 - April 10, 2019
60654 W3 F 5:00pm- 6:00pm TWC Staff 10 $40 Add
Kajukenbo is a unique self-defense system that combines select skills from five different martial arts. Those martial arts are represented in the four syllables of the KA-JU-KEN-BO name. The first syllable, KA, stands for Korean Karate; the second, JU, stands for Judo and Jiu Jitsu; the third, KEN, stands for Kenpo; the forth, BO, stands for Chinese Boxing or Gung-Fu. (Ages 9 amp; Up) Class dates: March 8, 2019 - April 12, 2019
XHP 715 Women's Muay Thai
60655 W4 W 6:00pm- 7:00pm TWC Staff 7 $40 Add
Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing) is an ancient form of Martial Art that hails from Thailand, where it is the National sport. Guided by the “qualities” of courage, endurance, patience, compassion, gratitude, knowledge and honesty; learn about the body’s nine weapons and how to harness them for self-defense. This class will teach women the art of Muay Thai for self-defense and fitness without the sparring aspect of full contact Muay Thai. This class is a mix of learning technique, pad work, and cardio. It runs on an interval schedule to insure maximum calorie burn. (Women only, Ages 14 amp; Up) Class dates: March 6, 2019 - April 10, 2019
XHP 715 Tai Chi
60656 W5 S 8:30am- 9:30am TWC Staff 10 $65 Add
Tai Chi is an exercise of gentle postures, slowly flowing from one to the next, coordinated with breath. Tai Chi both conditions the body and focuses the mind. While cultivating body awareness you will improve balance, boost circulation, increase mobility and flexibility, reduce stress and sharpen concentration. Because of the slow, gentle nature of this ancient art, it is suitable for all ages and ability levels. In this class you will learn and practice different types of breathing techniques, as well as how to apply them to your daily life. You will also learn the history and philosophy of Tai Chi. After class you will be invited to partake in a self-hot rock massage. (Ages 14 amp; Up) Class dates: March 9, 2019 - April 13, 2019
XHP 720 Know Thyself
60670 W M 7:00pm- 9:00pm 2L07 Staff 25 $25 Add
The goal of this class is to help the student better understand their own ethical beliefs by presenting major moral theories and discussing real world ethical problems. The presentations of the major moral theories is a chance for students to reflect on their beliefs and ask questions about the various theories. The discussions will be a chance for students to apply what they have learned to a real world context. After the class, students should have a better understanding of their ethical beliefs and know how to discuss ethical problems in a philosophical manner. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: February 25, 2019 - March 4, 2019
XHP 720 Elias Patras Class Preview
60671 W1 M 6:00pm- 7:00pm 2M07 Staff 20 Add
The information session is being offered for individuals to meet Elias Patras, the instructor of “Introduction to Tapping into Your Inner Voice” and “Manifesting Your Desires”. Individuals will listen to a short presentation about the upcoming courses and will have the opportunity to ask questions. The information session is free, but registration is required. (Ages 18 amp; Up)Elias is a Motivational Intuitive Coach, Author, Retreat Facilitator, Holistic Bodyworker, Reiki Practitioner, and Ordained Minister. His ongoing studies in Intuitive Energy Work have progressed since 1997. In 2002, he graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and continued to teach massage at New School for Massage, Bodywork and Healing at Cortiva Chicago School of Massage. He taught several continuing education classes for massage therapists. He completed a 2 year apprenticeship program in Shamanic Studies with Rainbow Journey. He has facilitated workshops, weekend retreats and monthly meetings including a workshop called “Tapping into our Inner Voice;” a six month workshop to learn about energy work and an opening of understanding how to connect to our inner self. His commitment and passion in providing workshops and retreats that promote self-love, self-growth and self-exploration is unequaled. He has spoken to groups, written articles, been on talk shows and most importantly have connected with individuals in private sessions; emphasizing how we co-create our experience with the Universe and deserve all those things that we want for our highest good. His main belief is that the key is learning how to listen and connect to the signs and signals that we receive Class dates: March 4, 2019 - March 4, 2019
XHP 720 Tapping N2 UR Inner Voice
60672 W2 M 6:00pm- 8:30pm 2M07 Staff 28 $50 Add
Introduction to Tapping into Your Inner VoiceWe all have intuitive gifts. The instructor likes to refer to them as our Inner Voice. In this introductory course, there will be discussion on how to tap into your inner voice. Learn how to ground yourself 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. There will information presented about chakras, crystals, essential oils and how to start to manifest your heart’s desire. There will be time to ask questions and most of this course will be experiential. This class is for individuals who want to tap into more of their intuitive self and break through life barriers with a different approach. Come join us on a journey of your Intuitive Energetic Self. Students are required to bring a journal, pen, a small item that represents you, a small rock or stone, and most importantly, an open mind and heart. The information presented in this class is provided only as general information and is not psychological or medical advice. (Ages 18 amp; Up) Class dates: March 18, 2019 - April 8, 2019
XHP 720 Manifesting Your Desires
60673 W3 M 6:00pm- 8:30pm 2M07 Staff 28 $50 Add
Manifesting Your DesiresThis course will enable you to identify issues and inner hindrances, which keep you from manifesting your true desires. We will help you explore your inner consciousness through guided meditation, chakra work, essential oils, and self-channeling, to remove blocks that keep you from moving forward to becoming your best self. You will learn what the Manifestation Equation is to help you get what you truly desire. By understanding the components, it will be easier for you to manifest what you truly want. Students will need to bring old magazines and poster board to the second class. (Ages 18 amp; Up) Class dates: April 15, 2019 - May 6, 2019
XHP 720 Dementia Raw
60719 W4 M 10:00am- 5:00pm 2K02 Staff 17 $35 Add
Dementia is a downright nasty disease. This training is for the frontline caregivers (family members, friends, and professionals in the field). It’s time to confront it head on with this REAL, AUTHENTIC and WHOLEHEARTED communication strategy. This training will help caregivers move to RAW communication with the Person with Dementia through 3 Key Elements. This is not for the faint of heart as we will get down and dirty delving into how to provide open, honest and unfiltered communication with people who have dementia. The training is based on the rules of improv and promises to provide a fun and entertaining atmosphere while learning the key elements of communication. There will be a one hour lunch break on your own. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: March 4, 2019 - March 4, 2019
XHP 725 Buying Your First Home (FREE)
60634 W W 6:00pm- 8:00pm 2M07 Staff 16 Add
Purchasing a home is an investment. Therefore, it is important to know what to expect. The class will cover the importance of credit scores, organizing assets, down payment options, and what to pay attention to in the sales contract. (Ages 18 amp; Up) Class dates: March 20, 2019 - March 20, 2019
XHP 725 Healthcare & Your Retirement
60635 W1 T 6:30pm- 7:30pm 2L07 Staff 18 $12 Add
The potential impact of rising healthcare costs on retirement savings. Includes an introduction of Medicare coverage costs, long-term care costs, and available options for supplemental health care and long-term care insurance. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: February 19, 2019 - February 19, 2019
XHP 725 Social Security
60636 W2 T 6:30pm- 7:30pm 2L07 Staff 14 $12 Add
Social Security: Your Questions AnsweredLearn ways to maximize Social Security benefit amounts for the individual and spouse based on age, life expectancy, employment and need. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: March 26, 2019 - March 26, 2019
XHP 725 Estate Planning
60637 W3 T 6:30pm- 7:30pm 2L07 Staff 17 $12 Add
This class offers a basic overview of estate planning: account registration, beneficiary designation, will, trust, tax information, life insurance, and TOD. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: April 9, 2019 - April 9, 2019
XHP 725 Outsmart the Scammers
60638 W4 T 6:30pm- 7:30pm 2L07 Staff 30 $12 Add
The presentation will help give attendees the information they need to outsmart the scammers. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: April 23, 2019 - April 23, 2019
XHP 725 Save $ with Couponing
60695 W6 T 11:00am- 12:00pm 2K02 Staff 20 $15 Add
Learn how to save $$$ every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are NOT just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you:• where to find all different types of coupons, even for high ticket items• how to find the best coupon apps and websites• how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings• the best way to sort and store coupons• how to find other people to trade coupons and merchandise withFeel free to bring your coupons to class for a trading session. This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door. (Ages 12 amp; Up) Class dates: April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019
XHP 725 Explore Home Business Ideas
60696 W7 T 12:00pm- 2:00pm 2K02 Staff 17 $25 Add
Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business IdeasTired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits by starting a home business. Taught by a Chamber of Commerce Past President and award winning business owner, this is probably the most comprehensive business start up workshop you will ever find. You will discover:• more than 250 legitimate home business ideas• mandatory legal documentation• many ways to market your product/service• how to take tax deductions (this workshop included!)If you really want to succeed in a home business, this step-by-step session is a must! A mandatory $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019
XHP 725 Make $ with Virtual Business
60697 W8 T 2:00pm- 3:00pm 2K02 Staff 20 $15 Add
If you can type, then you can make money at home using your computer. Having already learned all about home-based business success, you will then discover:• how and where to find clients• 50 ways to advertise/market your services• effective home office equipment choices• 100 ways to make money with a computer• FREE national networking informationThere really is a need for your services, so learn to be your own boss, set your own hours, and make more money. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. Prerequisite: Students must attend Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas to enroll into this class. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019
XLE 710 Basic East Coast Swing
60627 W T 6:30pm- 7:30pm 1EMA Staff 26 $50 Add
It’s the perfect time for you to join others and have fun dancing. Ballroom dance can be enjoyed for a lifetime and you should learn from the best. Scheckel Dance Instruction has been offering quality dance training to Western Illinois amp; Eastern Iowa for 40 years. Whether you think you can dance or not, Dennis and Sandy will help you reach your dance goals and have a great time doing it. The dances being taught are appropriate for modern music. No dance experience required. Hard-soled shoes are recommended and a partner is suggested, but not required. All classes will be held in the Dillon Mall (East entrance) and instructed by Dennis and Sandy Scheckel. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: March 5, 2019 - March 26, 2019
XLE 710 Basic Ballroom Rumba
60628 W1 T 6:30pm- 7:30pm 1EMA Staff 28 $50 Add
It’s the perfect time for you to join others and have fun dancing. Ballroom dance can be enjoyed for a lifetime and you should learn from the best. Scheckel Dance Instruction has been offering quality dance training to Western Illinois amp; Eastern Iowa for 40 years. Whether you think you can dance or not, Dennis and Sandy will help you reach your dance goals and have a great time doing it. The dances being taught are appropriate for modern music. No dance experience required. Hard-soled shoes are recommended and a partner is suggested, but not required. All classes will be held in the Dillon Mall (East entrance) and instructed by Dennis and Sandy Scheckel. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: April 2, 2019 - April 23, 2019
XLE 710 Basic West Coast Swing
60629 W2 T 6:30pm- 7:30pm 1EMA Staff 28 $40 Add
It’s the perfect time for you to join others and have fun dancing. Ballroom dance can be enjoyed for a lifetime and you should learn from the best. Scheckel Dance Instruction has been offering quality dance training to Western Illinois amp; Eastern Iowa for 40 years. Whether you think you can dance or not, Dennis and Sandy will help you reach your dance goals and have a great time doing it. The dances being taught are appropriate for modern music. No dance experience required. Hard-soled shoes are recommended and a partner is suggested, but not required. All classes will be held in the Dillon Mall (East entrance) and instructed by Dennis and Sandy Scheckel. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: April 30, 2019 - May 21, 2019
XLE 710 Intermediate Ballroom Waltz
60630 W4 T 7:30pm- 8:30pm 1EMA Staff 26 $50 Add
Join your friends having fun in ballroom dance class. This class is for dancers who want to brush up their current dance skills to keep it lively and fun or learn more steps or different dances. Patterns being taught will be appropriate for ballroom and small dance floors. You will feel comfortable stepping out on the dance floor knowing how to Floor Craft. Dennis and Sandy are looking forward to ensure you have a lifetime of fun and dancing enjoyment. The dances will be taught using a variety of music from Country Western, Big Band, Contemporary, and 50’s and 60’s to instill beat identification. Proper dance technique, frame, and posture will be covered. Some dance experience required. Hard soled shoes are recommended and a partner is suggested, but not required. All classes will be held in the Dillon Mall (East entrance) and instructed by Dennis and Sandy Scheckel. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: March 5, 2019 - March 26, 2019
XLE 710 Intermediate East Coast Swing
60631 W5 T 7:30pm- 8:30pm 1EMA Staff 28 $50 Add
Join your friends having fun in ballroom dance class. This class is for dancers who want to brush up their current dance skills to keep it lively and fun or learn more steps or different dances. Patterns being taught will be appropriate for ballroom and small dance floors. You will feel comfortable stepping out on the dance floor knowing how to Floor Craft. Dennis and Sandy are looking forward to ensure you have a lifetime of fun and dancing enjoyment. The dances will be taught using a variety of music from Country Western, Big Band, Contemporary, and 50’s and 60’s to instill beat identification. Proper dance technique, frame, and posture will be covered. Some dance experience required. Hard soled shoes are recommended and a partner is suggested, but not required. All classes will be held in the Dillon Mall (East entrance) and instructed by Dennis and Sandy Scheckel. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: April 2, 2019 - April 23, 2019
XLE 710 Intermediate Ballroom Cha Cha
60632 W6 T 7:30pm- 8:30pm 1EMA Staff 28 $50 Add
Join your friends having fun in ballroom dance class. This class is for dancers who want to brush up their current dance skills to keep it lively and fun or learn more steps or different dances. Patterns being taught will be appropriate for ballroom and small dance floors. You will feel comfortable stepping out on the dance floor knowing how to Floor Craft. Dennis and Sandy are looking forward to ensure you have a lifetime of fun and dancing enjoyment. The dances will be taught using a variety of music from Country Western, Big Band, Contemporary, and 50’s and 60’s to instill beat identification. Proper dance technique, frame, and posture will be covered. Some dance experience required. Hard soled shoes are recommended and a partner is suggested, but not required. All classes will be held in the Dillon Mall (East entrance) and instructed by Dennis and Sandy Scheckel. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: April 30, 2019 - May 21, 2019
XLE 715 Paint Pour String Pull Flowers
60675 W1 M 5:30pm- 7:30pm 3K04 Staff 10 $25 Add
Class dates: February 25, 2019 - February 25, 2019
XLE 715 Paint Pour Chakra Swipe
60676 W2 M 5:30pm- 7:30pm 3K04 Staff 10 $25 Add
Class dates: March 4, 2019 - March 4, 2019
XLE 715 Paint Pour Dirty Flip Cup
60677 W3 M 5:30pm- 7:30pm 3K04 Staff 10 $25 Add
Class dates: March 18, 2019 - March 18, 2019
XLE 715 Paint Pour Tree Ring Swirl Rec
60678 W4 M 5:30pm- 7:30pm 3K04 Staff 10 $25 Add
Class dates: March 25, 2019 - March 25, 2019
XLE 715 Paint Pour Tree Ring Swirl Can
60679 W5 M 5:30pm- 7:30pm 3K04 Staff 10 $25 Add
Class dates: April 1, 2019 - April 1, 2019
XLE 715 Paint Pour Rainbow Swipe
60680 W6 M 5:30pm- 7:30pm 3K04 Staff 10 $25 Add
Class dates: April 8, 2019 - April 8, 2019
XLE 715 Paint Pour Starburst Swipe
60681 W7 M 5:30pm- 7:30pm 3K04 Staff 10 $25 Add
Class dates: April 15, 2019 - April 15, 2019
XLE 715 Acrylic Paint Barn Landscape
60682 W8 T 6:30pm- 8:30pm 3K04 Staff 7 $60 Add
Acrylic paints are easy and fun to work with. In this class, students will create a barn landscape while also learning various techniques for painting with acrylics, such as washes, tape blocking, stipple, and dry brush. Supplies included in the cost of the class. Recommended: paint shirt. (Ages 14 amp; Up) Class dates: February 26, 2019 - March 5, 2019
XLE 715 Drawing with Pencil
60683 W9 T 6:30pm- 8:30pm 2K9A Staff 10 $50 Add
Drawing can be a fun way to express your creativity. Students will work with various pencils, erasers, and rubbing tools to learn how to create drawings in pencil. Students will learn techniques to draw with lines, shading, and texture. Supplies included in the cost of the class. (Ages 12 amp; Up) Class dates: April 2, 2019 - April 16, 2019
XLE 720 AVA Private Pilot Ground Train
60684 W1 T 5:30pm- 8:00pm 2M07 Staff 14 $240
Learn to fly by preparing for the Private Pilot Knowledge Exam. At the end of this course, you will understand operations of the flight controls and instruments, airport and airspace considerations, aircraft weight and balance, aircraft performance tables, basic weather meteorology, federal aviation regulations, flight physiology, and emergency preparedness. After successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the F.A.A. Private Pilot Knowledge Exam (additional fee for F.A.A. Exam). Books and materials for the class can be purchased through the instructor. Aviation materials previously purchased should be brought the first night for instructor evaluation. Flying or airtime is not included in this class. (Ages 15 amp; Up) Class dates: February 5, 2019 - May 7, 2019
XLE 720 Movie Music Romance
60693 W10 T 1:00pm- 3:00pm 1H18 Staff 18 $10 Add
A live 2-hour presentation of movie music classics. We all have our favorite movie moments that put a song in our heart and bring back precious memories. But have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience dozens of the most artfully-created movie scenes, love songs, and dance tandems ever see on the silver screen all in one sitting? “Movie Music Romance” is just such an experience: a compilation of 37 classic songs and dances from among the greatest in film history, assembled by John LeGear, who has been touring Illinois community colleges since 2017 presenting his American history series. In this new presentation, familiar faces abound, among them Judy Garland, Doris Day, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Elvis Presley. And yet it’s fresh. It’s different. Several scenes are cast in a new lights, form a different perspective, often re-edited to blend with accompanying music in a new way. It’s a journey through lyrical splendor from the 1930’s into present day. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019
XLE 720 Introduction to Voiceovers
60694 W11 M 6:00pm- 8:00pm 2K9A Staff 19 $50 Add
Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current trends and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. You will learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you will need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offer some coaching to improve your delivery. You will receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. Learn more at http:// www.voicesforall.com/ooo. (Ages 18 amp; Up) Class dates: April 22, 2019 - April 22, 2019
XLE 720 Intro to Screenwriting
60698 W12 T 3:00pm- 4:00pm 2K02 Staff 20 $15 Add
Introduction to Screenwriting for Television or MoviesIn this fast-paced comprehensive session, you will learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen. You will also learn how to plot a story, develop characters, and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format. You will discover the difference between a Treatment, a Spec Script and a Shooting Script and when to do each. And, you’ll get an inside look into the business of selling your script to agents and producers and building your career as a screenwriter. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. (Ages 12 amp; Up) Class dates: April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019
XLE 720 Get UR Manuscript Critiqued
60699 W13 T 4:00pm- 5:00pm 2K02 Staff 20 $15 Add
Meet the Agent/Publisher Qamp;A – Get Your Manuscript CritiquedHave you ever wanted to talk to a real agent or publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to their voice? Bring your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of one page of your poetry, article, short story, screenplay, novel, non-fiction book, or children’s book. You can then leave a COPY of your manuscript for a professional critique of your entire manuscript (for an optional materials fee of $50 for up to 25 double-spaced pages + $1/page thereafter) and a list of publishers/agents who are interested in your type of work. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor for the in-class critique. (Ages 12 amp; Up) Class dates: April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019
XLE 720 Writing for Online Blog/Mags
60700 W14 T 5:00pm- 6:00pm 2K02 Staff 18 $15 Add
Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines amp; WebsitesYou don’t need a journalism-school degree, newspaper reporting experience, or previously published articles to write for online blogs, magazines, and websites. Some online opportunities offer exposure and networking, while many pay well -- $1 a word and more. In this fast-paced session, you will learn how to: find more than 1,000 opportunities that pay, find story ideas, conduct interviews and find sources, find and study your target market, and create pitches, queries and LOI’s (letters of intent). A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door. (Ages 12 amp; Up) Class dates: April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019
XLE 720 Guide to Getting Published
60701 W15 T 6:00pm- 8:00pm 2K02 Staff 19 $25 Add
Beginner's Guide to Getting Published Did you know Stephen King was rejected 75 times before he sold his first novel? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk. You will discover how to: • become a “published” writer overnight• submit manuscripts the correct way• find the right publisher for your work• write irresistible query letters• determine when and how to get an agent• 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer• obtain FREE future Qamp;A opportunitiesIf you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must! A mandatory $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the door. (Ages 12 amp; Up) Class dates: April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019
XLE 720 ExploreSelf Publishing Options
60702 W16 T 8:00pm- 9:00pm 2K02 Staff 19 $15 Add
Explore 50 Different Self-Publishing Options Self-Publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for YOU? (Participants must attend “Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published”) And, can you do both? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self-publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as the Amazon option of Create Space. You will leave with a rated description of 50 self-publishing companies. A mandatory $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at the door. Prerequisite: Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published. (Ages 12 amp; Up) Class dates: April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019
XLE 720 Amateur Astronomy
60686 W3 M 6:00pm- 7:30pm 1H16 Staff 16 $15
Getting Started in Amateur AstronomyThis class is designed to teach the student how to get started in the amateur astronomy hobby. How to pick equipment for stargazing, beginner techniques, and resources available to stargazers will be covered. After this class, the student should have all the knowledge required to begin their adventure into the world of amateur astronomy. Part of the class will be held outside for a telescope viewing, please dress accordingly. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: February 4, 2019 - February 4, 2019
XLE 720 Drones for Hobby Flying
60687 W4 S 1:00pm- 3:00pm 1H16 Staff 20 $15 Add
Drones for Hobby FlyingThis one day class is designed for people who are interested in drones, but don’t know where to start. Students will learn safety information, how to select the right drone for them, flight dynamics, and basic maneuvers. If you own a drone, please bring it with you to class. (Ages 12 amp; Up) Class dates: April 6, 2019 - April 6, 2019
60688 W5 S 1:00pm- 3:00pm 1H16 Staff 20 $15 Add
Drones for Hobby FlyingThis one day class is designed for people who are interested in drones, but don’t know where to start. Students will learn safety information, how to select the right drone for them, flight dynamics, and basic maneuvers. If you own a drone, please bring it with you to class. (Ages 12 amp; Up) Class dates: May 4, 2019 - May 4, 2019
XLE 720 Badminton
60689 W6 M 9:00am- 10:30am 1G01 Staff 12 $25 Add
Learn the fundamentals on how to play the game of Badminton. Students will learn the rules and strategy of the racket sport. Students will play as singles and/or teams for fun. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: February 18, 2019 - March 11, 2019
60690 W7 F 9:00am- 10:30am 1G01 Staff 12 $25 Add
Learn the fundamentals on how to play the game of Badminton. Students will learn the rules and strategy of the racket sport. Students will play as singles and/or teams for fun. (Ages 16 amp; Up) Class dates: March 1, 2019 - March 29, 2019
XLE 720 Basics of Solar Energy
60691 W8 T 4:00pm- 6:00pm 2L07 Staff 5 $20 Add
Due to the demand for clean sources of energy, the use of solar cells to convert sunlight into electricity has expanded dramatically in recent years. Learn the basics of photovoltaic, also known as solar electricity. Dr. Vogl will explain what it is, how it works, and the advantages of a solar system. The cost of installing a solar system as well as sources of financial assistance will also be discussed. If you are thinking about using the sun’s energy as a source of electricity in your home, this class is a great place to get started. Dr. Robert Vogl has taught numerous solar workshops throughout North America, Europe and South America. He has served as President of the Illinois Renewable Energy Association for the past 17 years. Dr. Vogl’s home and small farm are solar powered. (Ages 18 amp; Up) Class dates: February 26, 2019 - February 26, 2019
XLE 720 Mushroom Collection & ID
60692 W9 Th 6:30pm- 8:00pm 2M07 Staff 15 $20 Add
Introduction to Mushroom Collection amp; IdentificationAlthough DNA testing is the only way to tell with absolute certainty what mushroom you have found, this class will cover the basics of mushroom identification and collection. Learn the basic characteristics of fungi including cap, gill and stipe features along with how to make a spore print and what to carry with you in the field. (Ages 18 amp; Up) Class dates: February 28, 2019 - February 28, 2019
XTE 705 Canyon Country Trip
60571 W1 UMTWThFS   Staff 11 $3919 Add
Class dates: March 8, 2019 - March 15, 2019
XTE 705 Canyon Country Trip DBOC
60572 W2 TBA   Staff 14 Add
Class dates: March 8, 2019 - March 15, 2019
XTE 705 Canyon Country Trip DISC
60573 W3 TBA   Staff 12 Add
Class dates: March 8, 2019 - March 15, 2019
XTE 705 Canyon Country Trip INSURANCE
60574 W4 TBA   Staff 11 $275 Add
Class dates: March 8, 2019 - March 15, 2019
XTE 705 Extended Trip Preview (FREE)
60660 W5 M 5:00pm- 6:30pm 1K04 Staff 30 Add
Extended Trip PreviewJoin us for a preview of the amazing upcoming extended trips to Tuscany, Italy and Ireland. A Collette representative will showcase the trips and answer questions. Call 815.835.6212 to RSVP or register online. CRN:60660Monday, March 18; 5:00-6:30PMSVCC-Room 1K4FREE Class dates: March 18, 2019 - March 18, 2019
XTE 710 Experience Galena on your own
60657 W S 9:00am- 7:30pm Staff 49 $36 Add
Truly experience the essence of Galena by traveling downtown where you can enjoy a relaxing day on your own schedule. Come for the sights, wine, shopping, and food. Trip is limited to 55 participants. Trip includes transportation, tips, and bus snacks. Sauk Valley Bank is a sponsor for this bus trip. (All Ages)Bus departs SVCC North Parking lot promptly at 9:00 a.m., arriving in Galena at approximately 11:00 a.m. Bus departs Galena at 5:30 p.m. and will arrive back at SVCC at 7:30 p.m. Class dates: April 13, 2019 - April 13, 2019
XTE 710 Hamilton Musical 3/6
60658 W1 W 9:00am- 8:00pm Staff 0 $159 Contact
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, Ramp;B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. All ticket sales are final; however, a substitute may be sent in your place. The show is a 1:30 p.m. matinee and the tickets are located in the front balcony. Participants will have time to shop and/or eat lunch once we arrive in Chicago. There are places to shop and eat lunch near the theater. Trip is limited to 48 participants. Trip includes transportation, driver tip, musical ticket, and bus snacks. Lunch in Chicago and dinner at Portillo’s will be on your own. (Ages 16 amp; Up)Bus departs SVCC North Parking lot promptly at 9:00 a.m., arriving in Chicago at approximately 11:00 a.m. Bus departs Chicago after the show at approximately 5:00 p.m. and will stop at Portillo’s for dinner and arrive back at SVCC at approximately 8:00 p.m. Class dates: March 6, 2019 - March 6, 2019
XTE 710 Taste of Milwaukee
60659 W2 Th 7:30am- 6:30pm Staff 40 $79 Add
“Sample” your way through Milwaukee enjoying local and ethnic fare. Shopping and samples will include cheese, chocolate, sausage, spices, bakery, famous Milwaukee custard, beer/soda, and plenty more. Bring your appetite! Travelers will receive a Milwaukee gift bag of goodies. Lunch is on your own at the Milwaukee Public Market. Trip is limited to 54 participants. Trip includes transportation, driver tip, tour guide, trip ticket, samples and bus snacks. (Ages 18 amp; Up)Bus departs SVCC North Parking lot promptly at 7:30 a.m., arriving in Milwaukee at approximately 10:00 a.m. Bus departs Milwaukee at 4:00 p.m. and will arrive back at SVCC at 6:30 p.m. Class dates: May 30, 2019 - May 30, 2019
XTE 710 Hamilton Musical April 3
60731 W3 W 9:00am- 7:00pm Staff 0 $159 Contact
Class dates: April 3, 2019 - April 3, 2019
XTE 710 Canyon Country Add-on fee
60743 W4 TBA 8:00am- 9:00am Staff 0 $100 Contact
Class dates: March 8, 2019 - March 15, 2019
XTE 710 Canyon Country Double
60744 W5 MTWThF 8:00am- 4:00pm Staff 0 $3269 Contact
Class dates: March 8, 2019 - March 15, 2019