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Community-Based Outreach Classes
Computers & Technology
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Course Title Day Time Dates Location Price Details
One-On-One Excel Training Varies 1 Hour 1/11/2021 - 5/13/2021 Quincy $35.00
One-On-One Excel Training
$35.00
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One-on-one Microsoft Excel training is available for all skill levels, from beginning to advanced. Sessions can be scheduled for one hour at a time. Based on instructor availability. Call 217.641.4941 to schedule time with an instructor.
Varies - 1 Hour | Instructor: Rita Schmitt
Mastering Zoom for Boomers Wed 6 PM - 8 PM 2/3/2021 - 2/10/2021 Quincy $40.00
Mastering Zoom for Boomers - CRN 61104
$40.00
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Zoom has emerged as the new way to present and connect with all types of groups. Master this skill set to present a more effective presence and presentation.
Wed - 6 PM - 8 PM | Instructor: Dr. Margie Williams
Basic Excel Tu / Th 6 PM - 8 PM 3/9/2021 - 3/16/2021 Quincy $60.00
Basic Excel - CRN 61093
$60.00
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This three-evening seminar is for individuals who have little or no background with Excel and want to learn more. The interactive course offers plenty of practice and application to sharpen your skills.
Tu / Th - 6 PM - 8 PM | Instructor: Rita Schmitt
Intermediate Excel Tu / Th 6 PM - 8 PM 3/23/2021 - 3/30/2021 Quincy $60.00
Intermediate Excel - CRN 61094
$60.00
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Designed for those familiar with Excel, this class covers charts, conditional formatting, headers and footers, as well as the SUMIF, COUNTIF and IF functions. Professional reports and spreadsheets can be produced with this skill set. Take your abilities to the next level with these resources.
Tu / Th - 6 PM - 8 PM | Instructor: Rita Schmitt
Advanced Excel Tu / Th 6 PM - 8 PM 4/20/2021 - 4/29/2021 Quincy $80.00
Advanced Excel - CRN 61095
$80.00
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This class covers pivot tables, slicers, formula-driven conditional formatting, and the XLOOKUP and SUBTOTAL functions. Get hands-on experience in an interactive class environment to advance your expertise. Recommended background: A solid working knowledge of Excel and functions, or completion of the Intermediate class.
Tu / Th - 6 PM - 8 PM | Instructor: Rita Schmitt
Creative Arts
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Course Title Day Time Dates Location Price Details
Drawing Techniques Mon 6 PM - 7 PM 2/22/2021 - 3/8/2021 Quincy $35.00
Drawing Techniques - CRN 61113
$35.00
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Rethink the way you draw. Learn simple strategies that professionals use to help conquer tough subjects. Please bring drawing paper, drawing pencil, an object to draw and a headshot photo of a person to draw.
Mon - 6 PM - 7 PM | Instructor: Laura Bergman
Calligraphy Mon 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM 2/22/2021 - 3/8/2021 Quincy $40.00
Calligraphy - CRN 61114
$40.00
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Learn the basics of calligraphy, including the proper way to hold a calligraphy pen and how to create an italic style alphabet.
Mon - 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM | Instructor: Laura Bergman
Basic Floral Design Mon 6:30 PM - 8 PM 3/29/2021 - 4/5/2021 Quincy $60.00
Basic Floral Design - CRN 61112
$60.00
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Use spring flowers in different styles. This course will focus on hand-tied arrangements, all around free-form design and a traditional oblong centerpiece. Please bring your own cutting tools or clippers.
Mon - 6:30 PM - 8 PM | Instructor: Nancy Mead
Culinary Arts and Cake Decorating
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Course Title Day Time Dates Location Price Details
Knife Skills & Kitchen Safety Tu / Th 6 PM - 9 PM 1/26/2021 - 1/28/2021 Quincy $100.00
Knife Skills & Kitchen Safety - CRN 61139
$100.00
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Learn how to use your knife properly to dice, chop, crush, julienne etc. Cost of the class includes an 8-inch Mercer chef's knife. Participants will also earn their Illinois Food Handlers Certificate.
Tu / Th - 6 PM - 9 PM | Instructor: Vanessa Hall
Mother Sauces, Stocks & Soups Tu / Th 6 PM - 9 PM 2/4/2021 - 2/11/2021 Quincy $90.00
Mother Sauces, Stocks & Soups - CRN 61140
$90.00
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Identify and prepare the five mother sauces. Learn how to make stocks and broths from scratch. Apply these skills to prepare sensational soups. Recommend participants have completed Knife Skills and Kitchen Safety class. Please bring your own chef's knife.
Tu / Th - 6 PM - 9 PM | Instructor: Vanessa Hall
Basic Cake with Buttercream Wed 6 PM - 8:30 PM 2/10/2021 - 2/24/2021 Quincy $55.00
Basic Cake with Buttercream - CRN 61097
$55.00
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Learn the basics of baking and decorating, making buttercream, icing your cake, writing, borders, simple designs, piping and more! Decorating kit is included!
Wed - 6 PM - 8:30 PM | Instructor: Karen Wagner
Basic Chocolates Sat 9 AM - noon 2/13/2021 - 2/13/2021 Quincy $40.00
Basic Chocolates - CRN 61105
$40.00
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Learn the basics of making chocolate truffles and various filled chocolate treats for your sweetheart.
Sat - 9 AM - noon | Instructor: Karen Wagner
American Regional Cuisine Tu / Th 6 PM - 9 PM 2/18/2021 - 2/25/2021 Quincy $90.00
American Regional Cuisine - CRN 61141
$90.00
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Apply your newfound kitchen skills in this course. Learn about various cooking styles from different regions of the United States, including New Mexico (Tex-Mex), Cajun/Creole and New England favorites. Recommend participants have completed Knife Skills and Kitchen Safety Class. Prerequisite: Participants should complete their Illinois Food Handlers Certificate prior to class. (This can be done online at cost of $7). Please bring your own chef's knife.
Tu / Th - 6 PM - 9 PM | Instructor: Vanessa Hall
Tour of Asian Cuisine Tu / Th 6 PM - 9 PM 3/4/2021 - 3/11/2021 Quincy $90.00
Tour of Asian Cuisine - CRN 61142
$90.00
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Explore three different Asian Cuisines! Learn to make Japanese sushi and beautiful Thai Cuisine, as well as the way Chinese food is supposed to be prepared. Recommend participants have completed Knife Skills and Kitchen Safety Class. Prerequisite: Participants should complete their Illinois Food Handlers Certificate prior to class. (This can be done online at cost of $7). Please bring your own chef's knife.
Tu / Th - 6 PM - 9 PM | Instructor: Vanessa Hall
Advanced Cake with Buttercream Wed 6 PM - 8:30 PM 3/10/2021 - 3/24/2021 Quincy $60.00
Advanced Cake with Buttercream - CRN 61098
$60.00
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Enhance the skills developed in the Basic Course with embellished borders, flowers and coloring techniques, plus basket weave, lattice and lace techniques. Decorating kit is included! Prerequisite: Basic Cake Decorating or similar experience.
Wed - 6 PM - 8:30 PM | Instructor: Karen Wagner
Healthy Baking Tu / Th / Sat 5:30 PM - 9 PM; 9 AM - 2 PM 3/18/2021 - 3/30/2021 Quincy $150.00
Healthy Baking - CRN 61143
$150.00
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Healthy Baking returns to a time when food in general was prepared in a healthier way. Learn how to bake without using preservatives, GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and gluten. Master the perfect cookie! Bake and decorate a Genoise sponge cake. This course will meet four times, including one Saturday from 9 AM - 2 PM.
Tu / Th / Sat - 5:30 PM - 9 PM; 9 AM - 2 PM | Instructor: Vanessa Hall
How to BBQ Right Thurs 6 PM - 8:30 PM 3/25/2021 - 3/25/2021 Quincy $45.00
How to BBQ Right - CRN 61106
$45.00
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Learn how to smoke ribs, turn a pork butt into mouth-watering pulled pork, and add smoky flavor to a favorite side dish! This course will teach you how to properly smoke ribs, pork and cheesy potatoes. Bring your appetite as taste-tasting will be involved!
Thurs - 6 PM - 8:30 PM | Instructor: Eric Foster
Garde Manger/Pantry Chef Tu / Th / Sat 6 PM - 9 PM; 9 AM - 2 PM 4/13/2021 - 4/17/2021 Quincy $110.00
Garde Manger/Pantry Chef - CRN 61144
$110.00
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Discover the art of making something fabulous out of ingredients you would never expect to go together! Learn to adjust recipes on-the-go. This course will meet three times, including one Saturday from 9 AM - 2 PM. During Saturday's class, we will play a game like Chopped. Recommend participants have completed Knife Skills and Kitchen Safety Class. Prerequisite: Participants should complete their Illinois Food Handlers Certificate prior to class. (This can be done online at cost of $7). Please bring your own chef's knife and five random ingredients from your pantry.
Tu / Th / Sat - 6 PM - 9 PM; 9 AM - 2 PM | Instructor: Vanessa Hall
Decorating with Fondant Wed 6 PM - 8:30 PM 4/14/2021 - 4/28/2021 Quincy $60.00
Decorating with Fondant - CRN 61100
$60.00
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Build on your skills developed in the previous decorating courses with Royal Icing, fondant, and gum paste. Each student will receive two pounds of fondant for class projects. Class members should bring the basic kit (tips, couplers), plus any other tools they wish to use in class. Prerequisite: Basic and Advanced Cake Decorating or similar experience.
Wed - 6 PM - 8:30 PM | Instructor: Karen Wagner
Homemade Mexican Style Cooking Sat 10 AM - noon 4/24/2021 - 4/24/2021 Quincy $35.00
Homemade Mexican Style Cooking - CRN 61107
$35.00
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Prepare authentic Mexican cuisine with step-by-step instructions. Learn traditional cooking techniques to make flavor-packed dishes, including salsa, guacamole, ceviche, rice and mole verde.
Sat - 10 AM - noon | Instructor: Ignacio Anguiano-Reyes
Health & Wellness
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Course Title Day Time Dates Location Price Details
Tai Chi Tues 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM 1/19/2021 - 2/23/2021 Zoom $30.00
Tai Chi - CRN 61115
$30.00
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Tai Chi for health and fall prevention is a gentle, slow-motion health practice that improves balance better than other modalities. Tai Chi reduces pain, stress and depression, improves memory, aids concentration and acts as a substitute for addictive behaviors. Grounded in traditional Sun style, this form is accessible to most. This is a virtual class taught via zoom.
Tues - 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM | Instructor: Jessica Myers
Mindfulness Tues 6 PM - 8 PM 2/2/2021 - 2/2/2021 Quincy $20.00
Mindfulness - CRN 61116
$20.00
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Incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life. In this interactive session you will be introduced to relaxing and healing mindfulness techniques that can be used anywhere. Discover how this can help with weight control, mental clarity and relaxation. No experience needed.
Tues - 6 PM - 8 PM | Instructor: Dr. Margie Williams
Help Your Aging Pet Sat 10 AM - 11 AM 3/6/2021 - 3/6/2021 Quincy $15.00
Help Your Aging Pet - CRN 61117
$15.00
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Is your aging pet going through some changes that you don't understand? Learn ways to help with their physical, psychologicaland social needs. This class is for dog and cat owners. Instructor will demonstrate on her own aging pets.
Sat - 10 AM - 11 AM | Instructor: Beth Entrup
Language & Communication
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Course Title Day Time Dates Location Price Details
Spanish for Beginners Wed / Sat 5 PM - 7 PM; 10 AM - noon 2/17/2021 - 2/20/2021 Quincy $40.00
Spanish for Beginners - CRN 61108
$40.00
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This fun, interactive course is taught by a native Spanish speaker and designed as an introductory course for absolute beginners. Practice with your classmates and leave with resources to study at home. The Saturday class runs from 10 AM - noon.
Wed / Sat - 5 PM - 7 PM; 10 AM - noon | Instructor: Ignacio Anguiano-Reyes
Personal Enrichment
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Course Title Day Time Dates Location Price Details
Beginner Salsa Dancing Wed / Sat 5 PM - 7 PM; 10 AM - noon 3/17/2021 - 3/20/2021 Quincy $20.00
Beginner Salsa Dancing - CRN 61109
$20.00
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This class is for any beginner Salsa and Merengue dance enthusiasts! No prior dance experience is needed. Learn the fundamental principles of partnering, dance floor etiquette, timing, basic foot work, full and half turns and useful salsa dance patterns. Please do not wear high heel shoes. Due to Covid-19, this class is only available to couples registering together. Each participant must complete a separate registration form. The Saturday class runs from 10 AM - 12 PM.
Wed / Sat - 5 PM - 7 PM; 10 AM - noon | Instructor: Ignacio Anguiano-Reyes
Garage Welding Sat 8 AM - noon 3/20/2021 - 3/20/2021 WDC $60.00
Garage Welding - CRN 61111
$60.00
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Have a welding machine collecting dust in your garage or thinking about purchasing one? Learn about the types of welders and how to use them safely! Topics include inner shield and short arc welding, how to set voltage and wire speeds, and how to hold angles on a welder. You will also learn how to choose proper gas to weld various steels. Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Please bring your own welding gloves and be sure to dress appropriately (long pants, long sleeved shirts and leather shoes or boots).
Sat - 8 AM - noon | Instructor: Ronald Kraft
Solar Energy Thurs 6 PM - 7 PM 4/8/2021 - 4/8/2021 WDC N/A
Solar Energy - CRN 61137
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Why Solar? What solar incentives are available for going solar? Is solar right for you? This class will provide resources and information for those considering solar energy.
Thurs - 6 PM - 7 PM | Instructor: Russ Gengenbacher
Afternoon Tea Sat 2 PM - 4 PM 4/17/2021 - 4/17/2021 Quincy $25.00
Afternoon Tea - CRN 61110
$25.00
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This course will introduce you to the history of afternoon tea parties, tea party etiquette, tips for planning, budgeting and tailoring your event to the intended audience. Afternoon tea will also be served!
Sat - 2 PM - 4 PM | Instructor: Michelle Wright
Personal Finance
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Course Title Day Time Dates Location Price Details
Social Security Tues 6 PM - 7 PM 4/6/2021 - 4/6/2021 Quincy $10.00
Social Security - CRN 61120
$10.00
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Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it's important to understand your options regarding Social Security and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. This workshop discusses how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan, when you should start taking benefits and tax considerations. This class is taught in person, but also available via zoom.
Tues - 6 PM - 7 PM | Instructor: Trenton Murfin
Financial Workshop:All Classes Tues 6 PM - 7 PM 4/6/2021 - 4/27/2021 Quincy $30.00
Financial Workshop:All Classes - CRN 61124
$30.00
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Commit to attending all four financial workshops for a discounted rate. See dates and times on individual workshop listings.
Tues - 6 PM - 7 PM | Instructor: Trenton Murfin
Health Care & Your Retirement Tues 6 PM - 7 PM 4/13/2021 - 4/13/2021 Quincy $10.00
Health Care & Your Retirement - CRN 61121
$10.00
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The increasing cost of health care is a growing concern for current and future retirees. In fact, 30 years ago, retirees spent almost twice as much on food as on health care; now the amounts are nearly equal. This workshop will address steps you should take to prepare for health care costs and ensure your retirement savings stay healthy. We will address Medicare coverage, long-term care expenses and strategies for addressing uncovered expenses. This class is taught in person, but also available via zoom.
Tues - 6 PM - 7 PM | Instructor: Trenton Murfin
Standing Guard Tues 6 PM - 7 PM 4/20/2021 - 4/20/2021 Quincy $10.00
Standing Guard - CRN 61122
$10.00
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You've worked hard to provide for your family. Whether you're approaching retirement or recently retired, your focus may shift from building your financial foundation to protecting the financial resources you've created. This workshop will address key risks you may encounter and share strategies to guard your most valuable assets and protect your retirement income. This class is taught in person, but also available via zoom.
Tues - 6 PM - 7 PM | Instructor: Trenton Murfin
Preparing Your Estate Plan Tues 6 PM - 7 PM 4/27/2021 - 4/27/2021 Quincy $10.00
Preparing Your Estate Plan - CRN 61123
$10.00
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Do you know where your assets will go when you die? If not, this workshop will help familiarize you with the basic steps of planning for your estate. People tend to put off or ignore this topic, but one of the most important things you can do is develop a sound plan to provide a more secure future for yourself and generations to come. This class is taught in person, but also available via zoom.
Tues - 6 PM - 7 PM | Instructor: Trenton Murfin
Photography
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Course Title Day Time Dates Location Price Details
Capture Precious Moments Mon 6 PM - 9 PM 3/22/2021 - 3/22/2021 Zoom $30.00
Capture Precious Moments - CRN 61118
$30.00
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Learn how to use your digital camera, including which icons, menus, and function buttons to use in a variety of situations. Get tips on saving, storing, and sharing your images. Adjust settings to get unique photos and set the camera to capture better action shots indoors and out. Please be prepared with your digital camera, instruction manual, and batteries. This is a virtual class taught via zoom.
Mon - 6 PM - 9 PM | Instructor: John Gebhardt
Converting Your Memories Tues 6 PM - 9 PM 3/30/2021 - 3/30/2021 Zoom $30.00
Converting Your Memories - CRN 61119
$30.00
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Convert your old movies, videos, slides, photos, and negatives into a digital format to preserve and share them with relatives and friends. Explore inexpensive photo and video programs that allow you to correct defects and restore the original colors. Learn how to save images on CDs, DVDs, or hard drives for future generations to enjoy. This is a virtual class taught via zoom.
Tues - 6 PM - 9 PM | Instructor: John Gebhardt
Professional Development
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Course Title Day Time Dates Location Price Details
Career Services Workshop Wed 1 PM - 2:30 PM 4/21/2021 - 4/21/2021 Quincy N/A
Career Services Workshop - CRN 61138
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Do you have an updated resume? Are you prepared for your next interview? Career Services can help! This workshop is geared toward individuals looking to update their resume and practice their responses to some frequently asked interview questions. Let us help you feel better equipped and confident for your next job interview! Please bring a copy of your most recent resume.
Wed - 1 PM - 2:30 PM | Instructor: Staff