Community Education Classes in Jacksonville

Spring 2022

John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry

John Brown was a radical anti-slavery advocate. His idea was to capture a Federal arsenal, give the guns to slaves and lead an 1859 general uprising against slavery. A portion of the Northern population thought him a freedom fighter, but the U.S Government hanged him for his raid at Harpers Ferry. This is his story.

  • Instructor: Robert Crowe
  • Date: Tue., April 5
  • Time: 7-8 p.m.
  • Location: LLCC-Jacksonville
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Codes: $15
  • Course Code: CEW 400-06

Napoleon, Tchaikovsky and 1812

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture is one of the most popular pieces of classical music. This presentation will review the historical events of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, the life of the composer and an analysis of the musical work.

  • Instructor: Robert Crowe
  • Date: Tue., April 19
  • Time: 7-8 p.m.
  • Location: LLCC-Jacksonville
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Codes: $15
  • Course Code: CEW 400-07

Planting a Successful Butterfly Garden

Butterflies have specific needs for reproducing, feeding and surviving. Learn how easy it is to plan your gardens with these needs in mind and discover the wonder of butterflies for yourself. This hands-on class will introduce simple techniques and tips that even the novice gardener can implement. Students will have an opportunity to plant their own milkweed, dill and fennel seeds — all favorite food sources for butterfly larva. Instruction will also be provided for a simple butterfly garden featuring these and other butterfly favorites. Supply fee of $6 payable to instructor on first day of class.

  • Instructor: Penny Moore-Garner
  • Date: Tue. & Thu., April 19-21
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: LLCC-Jacksonville
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Cost: $29
  • Course Code: CEW 106-01

The Wonders of Lavender

Lavender is renowned the world over for its healing powers and fabulous scent. It is also an herb that can be grown and enjoyed in the home garden (with a little preparation). This class will introduce several different varieties of lavender and will outline in detail how the average gardener in central Illinois can successfully grow and harvest it. Each student will have the opportunity to experience lavender’s positive effects firsthand and will create a dried lavender relaxation pillow from their own bouquet of blooms. Supply fee of $6 payable to instructor on first day of class.

  • Instructor: Penny Moore-Garner
  • Date: Tue. & Thu., April 26-28
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: LLCC-Jacksonville
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Cost: $29
  • Course Code: CEW 106-02

Fall 2022

Creating Garden-Infused Vinegar

Did you know that infused vinegar is one of the best methods of savoring garden herbs, vegetables and fruit? This class will introduce the time-honored method of creating and using flavorful vinegar and each student will have the opportunity to create their own blend. A supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

  • Instructor: Penny Moore-Garner
  • Date: Tue. & Thu., Sept. 13-15
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Room 1116
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Cost: $25
  • Course Code: CEW 106-04

Ghosthunting 101

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.

  • Instructor: Loren Hamilton
  • Date: Thu., Oct. 6-27
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: Room 1123
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Cost: $45
  • Course Code: CEW 112-13

Anxiety and Stress Management for Adolescents

Students will learn techniques to manage anxiety and stress from a licensed professional counselor. Using the "Conquer Anxiety Workbook" by Dr. Tabatha Chansard, students will explore their personal anxiety/stress issues and learn helpful coping methods. In addition, we will cover types of anxiety and the differences between them.

  • Instructor: Alison Dokey
  • Date: Thu., Oct. 13-Nov. 17
  • Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Room 1115
  • Ages: 13-18
  • Cost: $59
  • Course Code: YES 107-01

Introduction to Voiceovers

Explore the craft of voiceovers! Discover current trends, opportunities and tools you need to find success in this growing remote-working industry. Read a real script and receive coaching from your instructor, a professional voice actor, to improve your delivery. This is a one-time, 90-minute, one-on-one video-chat class! Upon registration you will be contacted by Voices for All to schedule your class for a day and time of your convenience.

Requirements: Students must have internet access and video chatting capabilities using a method such as Zoom, Skype (Win/Mac/mobile) or iChat/FaceTime (Mac/iOS).

  • Instructor: Voices For All
  • Date and Time: Call 217-786-2430 to schedule your one-on-one session.
  • Location: Online-virtual
  • Fee: $49
  • Course Code: TBA

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