6 week online classes
Introduction to Natural Health and Healing
How to promote wellness, balance and health in your daily life. It will give students a basic understanding of the field of natural health, naturopathy breathing techniques that enhance health, hydrotherapy, diet, biorhythms, visualization, and relaxation therapies. You’ll delve into vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, free radicals, and the basic requirements that constitute a healthy diet. Go to www.ed2go.com/llcc to register.
Start your own edible garden
Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard! Learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season. You’ll begin by figuring out which type of garden is right for you. You’ll discover how to properly prepare a garden bed so your crops have the best opportunity to thrive. Go to www.ed2go.com/llcc to register. Go to www.ed2go.com/llcc to register.
Ghost Hunting 101 (Instructor: Loren Hamilton)
Whether you are a true believer or a skeptic with an open mind, gain a deeper insight into the world of the paranormal. Learn best practices for ghost hunting, investigating and reviewing evidence as respected investigators guide you through the essential characteristics and scientific methodology of paranormal investigation
|CEW 112-04||1/16/18||2/6/18||T||6-8 p.m.||Jacksonville 1128||Ages 19 & over||$49||20|
|CEW 112-05||3/9/18||4/6/18*||F||6-8 p.m.||Beardstown B113||Ages 19 & over||$49||20|
* No class 3/16
Public Speaking – The Talking Dread (Instructor: Eric Woods)
When you have to speak in front of people do you feel like a zombie, just groaning and grunting while not getting your point across? In order to succeed in business and in life, there is one crucial skill you must possess no matter what–public speaking. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to tackle your fear of speaking in front of people and see the benefits of being able to talk in front of diverse groups in numerous situations.
|CEW 116-01||1/23/18||1/23/18||T||6-8 p.m.||Montgomery 1144||Ages 19 & over||$19||20|
Writing From Family Materials (Instructor: Deborah Brothers)
Old family letters, journals, recipes, photos, and snippets of stories: they just need you to bring them to life! Spend a few hours immersed in creative activities and exercises to help you shape, start, or finish a writing project based upon personal family artifacts. This workshop is suitable for teens to seniors as well as those interested in fiction or non-fiction projects. Bring up to three family artifacts, drafts, notes, etc. and either your laptop or a notebook and pen.
|CEW 115-02||1/27/18||1/27/18||S||9 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Montgomery Hall, rooms 1143 & 1144||Ages 19 & up||$29||15|
|YES 115-01||1/27/18||1/27/18||S||9 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Montgomery Hall, rooms 1143 & 1144||Ages 13 – 18||$29||10|
Public Speaking: The Audition Mission (Instructor: Eric Woods)
Auditioning for a theatre show can be nervous and exciting. Many people have always wanted to take that dive into the wonderful world of acting and community theatre but have held out for one reason – fear. Perhaps it is fear of rejection or fear of looking foolish. But if you have the desire to get on stage you must face that fear, and the best way is to learn how to audition. This workshop will take a hands-on approach to auditioning as you get up in front of your peers and perform different monologues alone and with others, getting constructive criticism and advice along the way.
|CEW 116-02||1/30/18||1/30/18||T||6-8 p.m.||Montgomery 1144||Ages 19 & over||$19||20|
R.A.D. Women’s Self Defense Instructor: Michael Hanson, LLCC Police
The R.A.D. program of self-defense tactics and techniques begins with teaching awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance skills, and progresses on to the basics of hands-on defense training. Participants learn to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being. Workbook included.
|Code||Start Date||End Date||Day||Time||Location||Audience||Fee||Cap|
|CEW 112-08||1/30/18||2/20/18||T||6-9 p.m.||TCTR/1105||Ages 19 & over||$25.00||20|
|YES 112-08||1/30/18||2/20/18||T||6-9 p.m.||TCTR/1105||Ages 11-18||$25.00||20|
Creativity the Write Way (Instructor: Eric Woods)
Always wanted to try your hand at creative writing but just never gotten around to putting your ideas on paper? Do you have ideas galore written down, but are unsure how to move forward? Learn the basics of creative writing and developing plots, characters, conflicts and intrigue so that you are able to tell the story you want to tell. Novels, short fiction, and stage playwriting will be discussed. Come prepared with creative story ideas and bring a flash drive to save your work.
|CEW 115-01||2/6/18||2/20/18||T||6-8 p.m.||Logan 1139||Ages 19 & over||$39||20|
Beginning Beekeeping (Instructors: Stu Jacobson & Fred Gerberding)
Examine honey bee biology, basic colony management techniques and common problems. Emphasis is on the beekeeper’s first year, covering topics of equipment, colony cycles and honey crop production. Please bring a notebook.
|CEW 301-01||2/21/18||4/18/18*||W||6-8 p.m.||Sangamon 2334||Ages 19 & over||$49||20|
* No class 3/14
Creating a Vision Board That Works! (Instructor: Deborah Penrod)
A Vision Board is a powerful tool in your journey to manifesting your ideal life! You will be guided through how to create the Vision Board and you will actually make a vision board. Most importantly you will learn how to manifest your dreams and goals by using the Vision Board as a tool. You don’t have to be artistic or necessarily know what your goals are yet – this will be part of the exciting process! Please bring one standard poster board, glue stick, scissors and old magazines.
|CEW 112-02||2/24/18||2/24/18||S||9 a.m.-Noon||Montgomery 1142||Ages 19 & over||$19||12|
|YES 112-02||2/24/18||2/24/18||S||9 a.m.-Noon||Montgomery 1142||Ages 19 & over||$19||12|
The Blueprint of Fantasy Sports (Instructor: Eric Woods)
According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, more than 50 million people play some sort of fantasy sport each year! It has become an excellent way for people to further enjoy their favorite sports by acting as a General Manager over a team that you yourself have assembled. Not only will you learn the Yahoo model for a number of different sports, but this workshop will act as an exciting way to learn about research, statistical analysis and business strategy.
|CEW 801-01||2/27/18||2/27/18||T||6-8p.m.||Logan 1139||Ages 19 & over||$19||20|
An Introduction to Voiceovers (Instructor: Andrea Aubin)
Explore the voiceover industry! Discover current trends, opportunities, and tools you need to find success. Read a real script and receive coaching from your instructor, a professional, working voice actor from Voices For All, to improve your delivery. Receive a professional voiceover evaluation later.
|CEW 116-03||3/7/18||3/28/18||W||6-8 p.m.||Menard 1188||Ages 19 & over||$49||20|
Finding the Origins of Today’s Environmental Laws in Literature (Instructor: Fred Prillaman)
This class will discuss various literary works, most notably Thoreau’s “Walden” (1854) and Carson’s “Silent Spring” (1962) from the standpoint of their influences on modern environmental laws.
|CEW 114-01||3/21/18||4/4/18||W||1-3 p.m.||Millennium Center, room 2203||Ages 19 & over||$59||20|
Children’s Books: Topics, Trends & Techniques (Instructor: Deborah Brothers)
This class is for those interested in writing as well as learning more about children’s literature. This workshop will introduce participants to activities and exercises designed to explore successful children’s books. Bring along your preferred writing materials.
|CEW 115-02||3/31/18||3/31/18||S||9 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Montgomery Hall, rooms 1143 & 1144||Ages 19 & up||$29||15|
|YES 115-01||3/31/18||3/31/18||S||9 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Montgomery Hall, rooms 1143 & 1144||Ages 17 – 18||$29||10|
Ghost Hunting 102 (Instructor: Loren Hamilton)
Prepare for the full investigative experience and analysis of an actual site visit! Develop an investigation plan and learn techniques for reviewing evidence. Attend three unique sessions, including a visit to a field destination which is thought to be “haunted” to observe, record and verify unusual phenomenon.
|CEW 112-06||4/4/18||4/18/18||W||6-7:30 p.m.||Beardstown B114||Ages 19 & over||$49||7|
Misconceptions About Islam (Instructor: Ken Berryman)
Media portrayals of Islam are often focused on violence and radicalism and as a result, fuel negative stereotypes and reinforce Americans misconceptions of Muslims. Come and learn a brief history of Islam, gain an understanding of the religion and learn what misconceptions are swirling through the media. Class participants will be invited to join the instructor to visit a mosque at a later TBD date to observe prayers and to join Muslims for a meal as well as Q&A.
|CEW 403-01||4/24/18||4/24/18||T||6 – 9 p.m.||Millennium Center, room 1105||Ages 19 & up||$15||40|
Advanced Beekeeping (Instructors: Stu Jacobson & Fred Gerberding)
Moving beyond the first year, this beekeeper’s course focuses on colony management techniques for established hives that have successfully overwintered. Additional topics include early spring buildup, splitting a hive, preventing swarms, managing a honey crop, types of honey production, pest management, and identification and management of bee pests and diseases. Please bring a notebook.
|CEW 301-02||4/25/18||5/16/18||W||6-8 p.m.||Millennium Center, room 2204||Ages 19 & over||$49||20|
Refuse to Be a Victim (Instructor: Loren Hamilton)
Increase your knowledge of the safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim. Topics covered will include home, personal, automobile, workplace and technology security.
|CEW 112-07||5/15/18||5/22/18||T||6-8 p.m.||Jacksonville 1128||Ages 19 & over||$29||20|
Questions? We are here to assist you! Please call 217-786-2432 Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you are ready to register for a class, visit our Registration Information page or call 217-786-2292.