General Interest

Enriching the Business of Life

CBIZ's  philosophy of "lifelong learning" - sustaining personal growth, expanding horizons, and making new friends is well represented in this varied array of continuing education courses focusing on applied arts, music, history, pets, fitness, culinary and home and garden. There are no tests and no academic requirements. Informal class sessions encourage comments, questions, and lively discussions.

Check out our General Interest Classes below. Call 319-208-5375 to register.

Arts
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Knit an Infinity Scarf 9/22/2014
Knit an Infinity Scarf 10/13/2014
Fall Knitting Retreat 11/1/2014
Knitting Baby Blankets 12/1/2014
Raku Pottery 9/15/2014
Photography 9/16/2014
Stained Glass 9/23/2014
Stained Glass 9/25/2014
Calorie Free Chip Bags 9/25/2014
Potters Wheel 101 10/6/2014
Prisma Drawing 10/7/2014
Potters Wheel 102 10/8/2014
3D Art 10/9/2014
Polymer Jewelry 10/11/2014
Enameling Workshop 10/21/2014
Winter Birch Trees 11/1/2014
Fused Glass Snowflakes 11/10/2014
Holiday Zentangle Art 11/15/2014
Hunter Safety
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Hunter Safety  8/18/2014
Leisure
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Volleyball for Spectators 9/22/2014
Basketball for Spectators 10/13/2014
Do It Yourself - Home Improvement
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Intro to Tools for Do It Yourselves 9/16/2014
Intro to Plumbing for Do It Yourselves 10/14/2014
Youth
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Super Sitter  9/9/2014
History
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African Americans in Henry County 9/17/2014
Henry County Women of Impact on History 10/1/2014
Beginning Genealogy 10/7/2014
A History Walk Through Aspen Grove Cemetery 10/11/2014
A History Walk Through Aspen Grove Cemetery - Part 2 10/25/2014
Railroad of North Henry County 10/14/2014
Researching in Census Records 11/3/2014
Researching Your Military Ancestry 11/10/2014
Day Trip of Cedar Rapids: National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library 11/15/2014
Culinary
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Intuitive Eating 9/9/2014
Lets Eat Healthy, Getting Started 9/15/2014
Weight Loss and Weight Loss Resistance 9/24/2014
Healthy Eating for Adults 9/10/2014
Healthy Eating for Adults 11/12/2014
Gluten-Free Eating 10/14/2014
Luscious, Low Fat, Lightning Quick Meals 10/15/2014
Save Time, Save Money Eating Healthy 10/15/2014
Save Time, Save Money Eating Healthy 11/5/2014
Save Time, Save Money Eating Healthy 11/20/2014
Let's Eat Healthy, The Next Step 10/20/2014
Introduction to Natural Health and Healing 11/12/2014
Incorporating Fruits and Vegetables 12/10/2014
Incorporating Fruits and Vegetables 12/17/2014
Make Gluten-Free and Allergy-Free Made Easy 12/22/2014
Desserts
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Course Date
Buttercream Basics 9/8/2014
Fall Pies 10/6/2014
Cupcakes Mania 10/13/2014
Cookie Bouquet Centerpiece 11/3/2014
 Holiday Desserts  11/10/2014
Chocolate Cravings 12/1/2014
Retirement 

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Retirement Preparedness Series 9/16/2014
 Choices for Sustainable Living  9/29/2014
Gardening
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 Master Gardner  9/16/2014
 The Dirt on Composting  9/23/2014
Bulbs for Spring and Summer Bloom 9/30/2014
Small Garden Spaces 10/7/2014
General Interest
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 Great Decisions  10/15/2014
 Great Decisions  10/15/2014
 Great Decisions  9/17/2014
 Get Published, How to Publish a Book  10/8/2014
 This I Believe: Developing Your Personal Essay  10/16/2014
Grammar Snob 11/5/2014

Knit an Infinity Scarf
(Level: Beginner to Intermediate)

Infinity scarves are a great way to learn to knit or advance skills. Warmth, comfort, and style make infinity scarves the perfect gift. Participants will learn tips and techniquest common with infinity scarf patterns. Participants can choose between
beginner and intermediate patterns.

 3.5 hours, 1 session / $19 +$15 supply fee paid to S. Prochazka

#46180   SCC Keokuk Campus                     Rm TBD
               Mon,  Sep 22                                   5:30 - 9pm

#46181   SCC Mt. Pleasant Center                Rm TBD
               Mon, Oct 13                                     5:30 - 9pm

Fall Knitting Retreat (Levels: ALL)

Relax, learn, and connect with fellow knitters in a beautiful fall setting. “Mitten Mania” will be our theme with featured patterns for all levels. Learn tips and techniques for making a pair of mittens just in time for the cold weather. Need help with an unfinished project, knitting technique or particular stitch? Trouble shooting and instruction will also be available.  Yarn tasting, knitting magazines, and ….door prizes!

8 hours, 1 session / $65, lunch provided/ Sue Prochazka

#46177   Wilson Lake Park, Donnellson                  
               Saturday, Nov 1                       9am - 5pm

Knitting Baby Blankets (Beginner and Intermediate)

Baby blanket knitting projects are quick, fun and easy to make.  Participants will practice knitting designs, borders, and stitches used in 3 featured baby blanket patterns ranging from beginner to intermediate skill level.  Instruction will include yarn selection, reading blanket patterns, and finishing techniques.

3.5 hours, 1 session / Sue Prochazka
$19 + $15 supply fee paid to instructor

#46182   SCC Keokuk Campus                     Room TBD
                Monday, Dec 1                               5:30 - 9pm

Raku Pottery

Due to popular demand, this class has been extended to four sessions. Make clay pieces (pots, boxes, bells, vases) the first two classes. Then move to the old Art Center for glazing and the all-day firing (come when

you can) on the last day. Glazing in typical black and white or Raku reds and greens – reducing in pine needles resulting in iridescent colors accented by smoke. Amazing results! Minimum age is 16, but 14

and 15-year olds will be accepted if a parent takes the class, too.

10 hours, 4 sessions / $45 / Lillian Rubin

#46101   Art Center of Burlington                           
             Mondays, Sep 15 - 29               7 - 9:30pm
             Tuesday, Sep 30

Photography

High relevant for digital or film users, this four session course is an overview of basics and a set of challenges for more-experienced photographers. Topics include composition, lighting, and technical camera settings.  The course format relies on specific assignments and kindly in-class critiques. Each student MUST BRING A CAMERA WITH MANUAL SETTINGS.

10 hours, 4 sessions / $45 / Randy Fox

#46092   Art Center of Burlington                           
               Tuesdays,  Sep 16 - Oct 7         7 - 9:30pm

Stained Glass

This class is geared towards both beginners and advanced students. Beginners learn copper - foil methods of constructing glass panels, while advanced students choose from larger panels, boxes, kaleidoscopes, and panel lamps. A beginner’s supply kit is available for approximately $80, payable at the first class.

 24 hrs, 8 sessions / $75 + supplies / Pat Latty

#46257   Pat Latty’s Studio, 8 miles N. of Burlington
               Tuesdays, Sep 23 - Nov 11                  1:30-4:30pm

#46241   Pat Latty’s Studio, 8 miles N. of Burlington
               Thursdays, Sep 25 - Nov 13                 6:30 - 9:30pm

Calorie Free Chip Bags

Bring 2 empty 16 oz chip bags and your sewing machine to make a stunning handbag using vinyl. See Art Center website for pictures.  Material fee to be paid at class.

3 hours, 1 session / $19 / Pam Calderwood

#46050   Art Center of Burlington                           
               Thursday, Sep 25                 6:30 - 9:30pm

Potters Wheel 101

Learn basics of throwing on the wheel in these five sessions. One wheel per student gives you access. You may practice at other specified times. Limit six students.

12.5 hours, 5 sessions / $59 / Lillian Rubin

#46097   Art Center of Burlington                           
               Mondays, Oct 6 - Nov 10          6:30 - 9pm

Prisma Drawing

In this course we will learn techniques for working with Prismacolor pencils. We will begin with a pepper still life that will demonstrate basic strokes, the use of complimentary colors for under painting and allow us to experiment with different layering and blending techniques, including solvents and heat. We will also discuss different types of paper and other mediums that work well with Prismacolors. If time allows, we will begin a second project learning how to render different textures such as wood grain, fabric and glass.

15 hours, 6 session / $59 / Mandy Robertson

#46099   Art Center of Burlington                           
               Tuesdays, Oct 7 - Nov 11            7 - 9:30pm

Potters Wheel 102

For those who have taken the basic class. Learn to handle more clay and make larger and more functional items. Work at your own pace. Limit six students.

12.5 hours, 5 sessions / $59 / Lillian Rubin

#46209   Art Center of Burlington                           
               Wednesdays, Oct 8 - Nov 12     6:30 - 9pm

3D Art

Beginning with foam, you will carve your shape and then stucco and paint it. See pictures on the Art Center website. Supply fee at first class.

7.5 hours, 3 sessions / $35 / Donte Williams

#46038   Art Center of Burlington                           
               Thursdays, Oct 9 - 23              7 - 9:30pm

Polymer Jewelry

Learn techniques to turn polymer clay into Faux jemstones that look like realy turquois, pearls, ect. as well as other jewelry techniquest such as transfering images onto polymer clay.

2.5 hours, 1 session / $35 / Angela Hudson

#46268   Art Center of Burlington                           
               Saturday, Oct 11                      1 - 3:30pm

Enameling Workshop

Participants learn the artisan fundamentals of enameling to create decorative pieces or wearable art.

6 hours, 2 sessions / $49 / Emma Messer

#46219   SCC Keokuk Campus               Room 313
               Tue & Wed, Oct 21 & 22           5:45 - 8:45pm

Winter Birch Trees

Breate a tree painting using watercolors paint tale and salt to make a lovely winter scene. No experience necessary. See picture on the Art Ceter Web Sitehttp://artguildofburlington.com/

2 hours, 1 session / $19 / Angela Hudson

#46112   Art Center of Burlington                           
               Saturday, Nov 1                           1 - 3pm

Fused Glass Snowflakes

Get ready for Christmas! Lay pieces of glass together to be fired in the kiln to make a snowflake. Each person will make 5 or 6 snowflakes. Some cutting required. Glass and firing fee is $20, payable to the instructor at the start of class.

3 hrs, 1 session / $15 + supplies / Pat Latty

#46239   Pat Latty’s Studio, 8 miles N. of Burlington
               Monday, Nov 10                  6:30 - 9:30pm

Holiday Zentangle Art

Snowflakes and Angels will adorn your Holiday Cards. When you learn this rewarding and relaxing process that allows all ages to create artistic designs with repetitive patterns. Anything is possible - one stroke at a time.  See Zentangle.com.Carol is Iowa only
certified teacher.

3 hours, 1 session / $35 / Carol Oldfield-White

#46211   Art Center of Burlington                           
               Saturday, Nov 15     1 - 4pm

Hunter Safety

Offered by the DNR, this class will include all forms of hunter safety, hunter ethics, survival in the wild, and live firing on a supervised gun range. This class is mandatory for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1967, who want to purchase a hunting license. Certification in this class is also acceptable in all states for big game hunting. You must be 11 years of age or older to enroll,and cannot receive a license until age 12. You must have a Social Security number to register and to receive a certificate upon completion. Class size is limited; advance registration is required.

11.5 hours, 4 sessions / $7 shared with Partners for Conservation, Big Hollow Shooting Range / Steve Kershner

#45130   SCC West Burlington Campus                         Room 502
               3 class sessions are required:
               Monday & Thursday,  Aug 18, 21, 25, 28          6:30 - 9pm
               Additional required session:   Big Hollow Recreation Area
               Saturday,  Aug 23                                               1 - 5pm

Volleyball for Spectators

Part two of the “Sports For Spectators” series. Do you have kids or relatives playing volleyball and would like to have a better

understanding of what is happening on the court? Come spend three hours with an experienced local volleyball official and

former player and coach. Learn some of the fundamentals of the game, what official signals mean, what an official looks for

when making a call, the difference between a “pancake” and a “lift”. Get the answers to your volleyball questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

3 hours, 1 session / $13 / Bruce Huddleson

#43805   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 111
               Tuesday, Aug 19                         5:30 - 8:30pm

Basketball for Spectators

Part three of the “Sports For Spectators” series, if you have kids or relatives playing basketball and would like to have a better understanding of what is happening on the court, this class is for you. Spend three hours with an experienced local basketball coach, learn some of the game’s fundamentals, and learn what an official looks for when blowing the whistle. Additional topics covered include officiating signals, game strategy, and methods behind a coache’s madness. Sign up and learn more about the greatest game ever invented!

3 hours, 1 session / $13 / Ryan Rump

#43793   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 111
               Wednesday, Oct 15                    5:30 - 8:30pm

Intro to Tools for Do It Yourselfs

This class covers the basic usage of hand and power tools. Participants will use different tools as they make a project.  Tools will be provided but encouraged to bring your own such as: tape measure, hammer, utility knife and speed square, so you know how to use them properly. 

6 hours, 3 sessions / $69 / Kyle Krieger

#46133   SCC West Burlington Campus      Room TBD
               Tuesday, Sep 16 - 30                    6 - 8pm

Intro to Plumbing for Do It Yourself

Learn about drain waste vent system, potable water, and plumbing fixture installation. Hands-on instruction included.

6 hours, 3 sessions / $115 / Kyle Krieger

#46188   SCC West Burlington Campus      Room TBD
               Tuesday, Oct 14 - 28                     6 - 8pm

Super Sitter

This class is designed to give boys and girls, aged 11 years and older, the knowledge
and experience to be super babysitters. Safety, first aid, positive guidance
and play activities will be emphasized.

6 hours, 2 sessions / $55 / Kylie Virgin

#46224   RiverPark Place, Burlington          Room 112
               Tuesday, Sep 9 - 16                      5 - 8pm

African Americans in Henry County

Located along the Underground Railroad, it was obvious some travelers would stay in Henry County. The class will tell the story of the Henry County’s part in the Underground Railroad, the story of Alexander Lee and Lee Town, Iowa Wesleyan University’s acceptance and assistance for African Americans, and integration of the local public school system.

2 hours, 1 session / $15 / Pat White

#46212   SCC Mt. Pleasant Center              Room 201
               Wednesday, Sep 17                      6 - 8pm

Henry County Women of Impact on History

In general, histories written over the years have discussed the contributions of men, but neglected women’s participation. Henry County is fortunate to have a number of women that have made major contributions, not only in the county, but on state and national levels as well. Among those to be discussed are Carolyn Pendray, Belle Babb Mansfield, Annie Packer, Harriet Ketcham, and Martha McClure.

2 hours, 1 session / $15 / Pat White

#46221   SCC Mt. Pleasant Center             Room 201
               Wednesday, Oct 1                        6 - 8pm

Beginning Genealogy

This beginning genealogy class will help you identify reasons for exploring your ancestry, provide you with a code of ethics for genealogists, and introduce you to the basics you’ll need to begin your search. You’ll receive tools for organizing your records and learn about sources of information, from items you have in your own home to websites and government and church records. Class includes trip to the library to explore resources.

3 hours, 1 session / $15 / Deb Kolz-Olson

#46118   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 112
               Tuesday, Oct 7                           10am - noon

 A Historic Walk Through Aspen Grove Cemetery

This three-hour stroll through the oldest section of Burlington’s Aspen Grove Cemetery includes a unique look at the area’s past through the lives of the men and women interred here. Students should meet at the Potter’s Gate, the Corse Street entrance to the cemetery.

3 hours, 1 session / $19 / Deb Kolz-Olson

#46039   Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington
               Saturday, Oct 11                                    1 - 4pm

A Historic Walk Through Aspen Grove Cemetery – Part 2

By popular demand, this walk will explore a section of Aspen Grove Cemetery not visited on the previous tour. It’s not necessary to have taken the original class to sign up for this one. Students should meet at the Potter’s Gate, the Corse Street entrance to the cemetery.

3 hours, 1 session / $19 / Deb Kolz-Olson

#46040   Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington
               Saturday, Oct 25                                    1 - 4pm

Railroad of North Henry County

Trains no longer cross northern Henry County, Iowa, but their legacy lives on! Learn about the Coppack “war” between competing railroad, narrow gauge rail lines later converted to standard gauge in a day, farm-to-market livestock business, Winter of ‘36 and coal shortages, “doodlebug” passenger trains. Follow the ill-fated Calico road and other proposed but never built railroads, and more. Handouts provided. For anyone interested Henry County and SE Iowa’s fascinating transportation (and related) history.

2 hours, 1 session / $15 / Phil Borleske

#46295   SCC Mt. Pleasant Center              Room TBD
                Tuesday, Oct 14                           6 - 8pm

Researching in Census Records

Learn how to use census records to assist in the search for your ancestry. This class focuses on US census records from 1790 to 1940. How do you access them? Where do you find them? What information can they give you about your ancestors?

 2 hours, 1 session / $15 / Deb Kolz-Olson

#46102   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 111
               Monday, Nov 3                           10am - noon

Researching Your Military Ancestry

Learn the basics of how to trace your ancestors who served in the military. The main focus of class will be to help you get started in your search for information about the veterans in your family tree, from the

American Revolution to Vietnam. Bring the name of a veteran you are researching so the instructor can give you an example of a research approach.

2 hours, 1 session / $15 / Deb Kolz-Olson

#46103   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 111
                Monday, Nov 10                        10am - noon

Day Trip to Cedar Rapids: National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library

Vitáme Vás. Explore Czech and Slovak culture and history with a bus trip to Cedar Rapids, home of the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Czech Village. Your trip will include museum exhibits, a guided tour of the Sleger Immigrant House, admission to all museum films, and visit to the Skala Bartizal Library. A walk through the through Czech Village will conclude our day. Káva a Koláče (coffee and sweet pastry) and lunch will be provided. Your guide, a frequent traveler to the Czech Republic and second generation Czech American, will share perspectives of her own Czech heritage. (Sign up early, limited to 45 people)

10 hours, 1 session / $89 / Sue Prochazka

#46179   Pick up in Keokuk & Mt. Pleasant
               Saturday, Nov 15                     8am - 6pm 

Intuitive Eating

Tired of dieting? Join Michelle Kuster, RD, LD, Burlington Hy-Vee registered dietitian, for an informative class on a different approach - Intuitive Eating. Intuitive Eating is for anyone who’s dieted without success. Since 95% of people who lose weight gain it back, this class is for just about everyone! Intuitive eating focuses on 10 principles to stop dieting and allow your body to settle at its natural weight. We’ll discuss quitting diets, getting in touch with internal signals of hunger and fullness, making peace with food and your body, emotional eating and promoting eating satisfaction.

1 hour, 1 session / $25 / Michelle Kuster

#45892   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 111
               Tuesday, Sep 9                            6 - 7pm

Lets Eat Healthy, Getting Started

Want to eat healthy but not sure where to start? Improve your family’s health and well-being by integrating healthy eating into your daily life. Learn why the food you eat matters. We cover the nutrients you need to function well and how to get them from delicious whole foods. We will also cover where to purchase whole foods and how to make it affordable for your family.

2 hours, 1 session / $25 / Tara Dowd

#45905   SCC RiverPark Place, Burlington Room 111
             Monday, Sep 15                           6 - 8pm

Weight Loss and Weight Loss Resistance

People decide to lose weight for a multitude of different reasons. For many, improved health is one of the best motivators for lifestyle change, and that is what this class will focus on: the improved health benefits of weight loss, exercise, improved nutrition, and long-term weight management. 

2 hours, 1 session / $25 / Tara Dowd

#45900   SCC Ft. Madision Center          Room TBD
                Wednesday, Sep 24                 10am - noon

 Healthy Eating for Adults

This class is designed for people over the age of 55 who want to learn more about how nutrition and lifestyle changes can promote better health. This class will focus on targeted nutrition for older adults including heart and bone healthy foods as well as supportive physical activities. Join us to discover how you can make small changes that can make a BIG difference in your health.

2 hours, 1 session / $25 / Tara Dowd

#45907   SCC Mt. Pleasant Center
               Wednesday, Sep 10               10am - noon

#45908   SCC Ft. Madison Center
               Wednesday, Nov 12              10am - noon

Gluten-Free Eating

Gluten-Free Eating: Do you need to eat gluten-free? Learn who actually needs to eat gluten-free and why this is such a popular diet fad. This interactive class will show you everything you need to know to successfully shop for and follow a gluten-free diet! Taught by a registered and licensed dietitian, Michelle Kuster, RD, LD, from Hy-Vee in Burlington.

1 hour, 1 session / $25 / Michelle Kuster

#45894   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 111
             Tuesday, Oct 14                           6 - 7pm

Luscious, Low Fat, Lightning Quick Meals

Have you ever wished you had a personal chef preparing luscious, low-fat meals for you? This course is the next best thing! Learn to ferret out fat in recipes, and discover how to reduce fat without sacrificing flavor or texture. Explore how to use flavor profiling to expand your culinary horizons. Prepare casseroles, crock-pot dishes, vegan dishes, oven-fried foods, meat-based meals, and many other entrees that are both nutritious and delicious!

 24 hours / $95

#46244   Online Course                               Oct 15

Save Time, Save Money Eating Healthy

Can’t afford to eat healthy? No time to cook? Think again! In the current economy, many of us are living on a budget and looking for ways to reduce food expenses while still enjoying tasty, nutritious meals to fit into our busy schedules. With the right tips and a little planning, it is possible to enjoy healthy food on the cheap. Join us for time and money saving strategies that can bring healthy meals to your table.

2 hours, 1 session / $25 / Tara Dowd

#45902   SCC Ft. Madison Center
             Wednesday, Oct 15               10am - noon

#45903   SCC Mt. Pleasant Center

             Wednesday, Nov 5                10am - noon

#45904   RiverPark Place                        Room 111
             Thursday, Nov 20                         6 - 8pm

Lets Eat Healthy, The Next Step

Now that you know the basics of healthy eating, it’s time to take the next steps. This class focuses on those who are ready to learn about advanced topics in nutrition and applying them to their lives.  We will address key (and controversial) nutrition topics and the latest scientific evidence around how to eat.

2 hours, 1 session / $25 / Tara Dowd

#45906   SCC RiverPark Place, Burlington Room 111
             Monday, Oct 20                           6 - 8pm

Introduction to Natural Health and Healing

Would you like to learn more about natural health but don’t know where to start? We’ll start by discussing the various stages of health and illness. You’ll start a personal health journal to evaluate your current lifestyle and observe how your behaviors can affect your health. We’ll also explore naturopathy, which seeks ways for the body to heal itself. You’ll find out about proper breathing techniques that enhance health, and you’ll learn the value of hydrotherapy, diet, biorhythms, and fasting. We’ll also examine using the power of the mind for healing the body--discussing brain function tests, visualization, and relaxation therapies. Then we’ll delve into vitamins, antioxidants, herbal healing, aromatherapy, massage techniques, osteopathy, chiropractic, T’ai Chi, reflexology, and much more.

24 hours / $95

#46246   Online Course                               Nov 12

Incorporating Fruits and Vegetables

Most Americans don’t consume the recommended quantities or variety of fruits and vegetables. It’s tough! You want your family to eat more fruits and vegetables and you intend to serve more, but practical issues seem to always get in the way. Learn to incorporate fruits and vegetables that are convenient and quick to prepare in addition to tips on adding more fruits and veggies into your diet. 

2 hours, 1 session / $25 / Tara Dowd

#45910   SCC Mt. Pleasant Center         Room TBD
             Wednesday, Dec 10               10am - noon

#45911   SCC Ft. Madison Center                         
             Wednesday, Dec 17               10am - noon

Make Gluten-Free and Allergy-Free Made Easy

Through her struggles and challenges with dietary restrictions, Tara has simplified eating for those on special or restricted diets. Tara’s passion is saving time and money, this time in the kitchen! She provides detailed examples on time and money saving secrets making gluten-free and allergy-free cooking easy.

2 hours, 1 session / $25 / Tara Dowd

#45912   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 103
               Monday, Dec 22                           6 - 8pm

Buttercream Basics

Learn the basics techniques to decorate cakes with America’s favorite icing-buttercream. Students will receive a recipe and instructions to properly ice and smooth cakes with practice time. Decorating skills will cover writing the coveted ‘Happy Birthday’, the rose, leaves and other figure piping techniques. This is a hands-on course and open to any skill level. The best part, students can eat their final project! Supplies Needed: 2 featherweight decorating bags and couplers or disposable bags, icing spatula, rose nail Cake tips: 3,5,12, 16, 21, 47, 67, 104, 2d

8 hours, 4 sessions / $55 / Jessica Zelkovich

#46134   SCC Keokuk Campus              Room TBD
               Mondays, Sep 8 - 29                     6 - 8pm

Fall Pies

Learn from Pam Johnson (owner of the Pink Box Confections in Mt. Pleasant and bakes at the Ivy Bake Shoppe). She’ll show you the tricks to flaky pie crusts and how to turn them into delicious fall pies. Observe Pam as she demonstrates how to make the scrumptious Apply Cranberry, Honey Pecan, & the unique Greek Honey Pie. The class includes tasting, discussion and time for Q&A. You’ll also take home samples of what was made! Enroll Early.

3 hours, 1 session / $55 / Pam Johnson

#46264   First United Methodist Church, Burlington  
               Monday, Oct 6                             6 - 9pm

Cupcake Mania

Move over cakes, for this class students are downsizing their decorating skills to these mini cakes to create beautiful cupcakes for any occasion. Learn proper technique to work with buttercream on a smaller scale but still achieve a show-stopping result. Students will practice with a variety of decorating tips to understand the differences and test which style appeals to their personal preference. This is a hands-on course and open to any skill level.

Supplies: 2 featherweight decorating bags and couplers or disposable bags, icing spatula, icing (recipe provided), parchment paper/wax paper, 1 batch of cupcakes for second night. Cake tips: 1M, 3

4 hours, 2 sessions / $35 / Jessica Zelkovich

#46154   SCC Keokuk Campus                 Room TBD
              Monday, Oct 13 - 20                     6 - 8pm

 Cookie Bouquet Centerpiece

Create a festive fall cookie bouquet centerpiece just in time for Thanksgiving. You’ll learn how to properly weight a container for presentation and receive a recipe and instructions to bake stable cookies for this project. Session two, students come together to practice several techniques to decorate and display their cookies to finalize the products. You’ll be thankful to have one less dessert to prep at the last minute for your fall gatherings. 

Supplies: fall cookie cutters, food safe bamboo skewers, 1 bag candy melts, Container supplies (explained first night), 1 batch of cookies for second night, food safe paint brush, fall colors of food coloring (gel), parchment paper. Cake decorating tips: 3

4 hours, 2 sessions / $39 / Jessica Zelkovich

#46153   SCC Keokuk Campus                     Annex
               Mondays, Nov 3 - 10                       6 - 8pm

 Holiday Desserts

Learn from Pam Johnson (owner of the Pink Box Confections in Mt. Pleasant and bakes at the Ivy Bake Shoppe). Observe as Pam demonstrates some versatile holiday desserts. In this class Pam shares her cake baking skills with serveral cake desserts. Pumpkin Roll, Orange-Cranberry Bundt & Flourless Chocolate Cake. All easy to create at home. Sure to wow your family this holiday season. The class includes tasting, discussion, & Q&A. You’ll also take home samples of what was made! Enroll Early.

3 hours, 1 session / $55 / Pam Johnson

#46263   First United Methodist Church, Burlington  
               Monday, Nov 10                           6 - 9pm

Chocolate Cravings

Participants will learn to properly melt chocolate to create beautiful treats. Learn to paint candy molds with chocolate to have perfectly smooth truffles, work with chocolate transfer sheets, roll truffles by hand and pipe chocolate garnishes just in time for those winter holiday treats. This course is open to any skill level. Supplies: Food safe paint brushes, Disposable decorating bags,1-14 oz bag of chocolate melts, 2 microwave safe coffee mugs, 2 spoons, truffle toppings of your choice: coconut, walnuts, pecans, etc. Cake decorating tips: 3

4 hours, 2 session / $39 / Jessica Zelkovich

#46137   SCC Keokuk Campus              Room TBD
               Monday, Dec 1 - 8                        6 - 8pm

 Retirement Preparedness Series

Learn How to Thrive In Retirement with Proven Techniques to Secure Your Lifestyle.

Retired or getting close to retiring? This course teaches fundamental principles to help your money last. Learn to better manage and control your investments, get information on basic tax reduction strategies, increase your monthly income while protecting your life of savings from investment mistakes and avoid unnecessary taxes, fees and retirement risks.

8 hours, 4 sessions / $99 / Curtis Cloke

#46119   RiverPark Place, Burlington          Room 111
               Tuesday, Sep 16 - Oct 7               6 - 8pm

Choices for Sustainable Living

This discussion course is designed to spark shared learning, shared stories, and shared action around seven topics: A call to sustainability, ecological Principles, Food, Community, Transportation, Consumption, & Economy, and Visions of Sustainability.

7 hours, 6 sessions / $79 / Phillip Dunek

#46202   SCC Keokuk Campus                      Room 304
               Mon, Wed, Fri, Sep 29 - Oct 10        6 - 7pm
               NOTE: Monday, Sep 29 class runs til 8pm

Master Gardner

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who share a love of gardening, an enthusiasm for learning, and a commitment to helping others. Perhaps you’ve met a Master Gardener working at a community garden, teaching a workshop, or answering questions at your county Extension Office. You too can become a Master Gardener if you are interested in learning about plants and gardening, attend the training program, provide 40 hours of service, and are willing to help others. Training provided by Iowa State University Extension Service.

 24 hours, 8 sessions / $195 / To register
call 319-394-9433 (Iowa State University Extension)

SCC West Burlington Campus                Room 218
Tuesday, Sep 16 - Nov 4                         6:30 - 9:30pm
Iowa State Campus
Saturday, Oct 18                                     6:30 - 9:30pm
Iowa State Campus
Saturday, Oct 25                                      6:30 - 9:30pm

The Dirt on Composting

With enthusiasm or with ease, you can reduce yard & kitchen waste by recycling it into nutritious, soil-loosening compost. Dig into heaps of helpful humus how-to’s: nutrients, pH, using compost, and trouble-shooting. Handout and slide program make sure it’s all “clearer than mud”!

3 hours, 1 session / $29

#46194   SCC Keokuk Campus                     Annex
               Tuesday, Sep 23                             6 - 9pm

Bulbs for Spring and Summer Bloom

Learn easier and more effective ways of adding spring-blooming bulbs to your existing flower beds. Get answers to your questions on why your tulips don’t always come back, which bulbs are
resistant to deer, which bulbs do well in part-shade and more.
This class comes with a handout and slide program, and is for novice and seasoned gardeners alike.

3 hours, 1 session / $29 /

#46217   SCC Keokuk Campus                     Annex
               Tuesday, Sep 30                             6 - 9pm

Small Garden Spaces

When creating a small garden, every space is important. Where to put the garden, how large to make it and the choice of plants are a must. Here’s how to take an honest look at your garden site, how to prepare now and what you can hope to plant.

3 hours, 1 session / $29

#46192   SCC Keokuk Campus                     Annex
               Tuesday, Oct 7                                6 - 9pm

Great Decisions

Here’s your chance for lively discussion about topics in the news. Go beyond the headlines with a look at four of the most significant and far-reaching challenges facing the world. Each class begins with a short video about the topic, and then Sue Prochazka will facilitate discussion and debate on that week’s topic. Fall 2014 topics, in order of discussion, include Energy Independence, Food & Climate, Chinas’ Foreign Policy and US Trade Policy. Briefing book included.

6 hours, 4 sessions / $64 / Sue Prochazka

#46062   SCC Mt. Pleasant Center                Room TBD
               Wednesday, Oct 15 - Nov 5            3:30 - 5pm

#46060   SCC Keokuk Campus
               Wednesday, Oct 15 - Nov 5              12:30 - 2pm

#46059   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 111
               Wednesday, Sept 17 - Oct 8       11:30 - 1pm

Get Published, How to Publish a Book

Getting a book published can be one of the most exciting things you will ever do. This course will explore what you need to do to transition from a completed manuscript or nonfiction book idea to book publication, including traditional avenues, options in self-publication, and even ebook applications.

2 hours, 1 session / $25 / Tara Dowd

#45909   SCC Mt. Pleasant Center          Room TBD
               Wednesday, Oct 8                    10am - noon

This I Believe: Developing Your Personal Essay

From 1951 to 1955, Edward R Murrow hosted This I Believe, a daily radio program. Americans, well known and unknown, read five-minute essays about their personal philosophy of life. Follow the life-long learner curriculum developed by This I Believe, Inc. Read and listen to the beliefs of others and then write your own personal philosophy.

8 hours, 4 sessions / $55 / A. Westermeyer

#46195   SCC Keokuk Campus                     Annex
               Thursday, Oct 16 - Nov 6                3:30 - 5:30pm

 Grammar Snobs

Frolic through the sticklers in our English language. “Affect” or “effect”? (And does that question mark go inside the quotation mark?)  Does the “who” and “whom” dilemma even matter? Is punctuation an integral part of grammar? If these issues call to you, join the group. We’ll seek out answers and find humor along the way.

4.5 hours, 3 sessions / $29 / A. Westermeyer

#46220   SCC Keokuk Campus                     Annex
               Wednesdays, Nov 5 - 19                 3:30 - 5pm 

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Denise Fraise | Lee County Auditor

By attending SCC I was able to prove to my son that you can go back to school when you are older. As a matter of fact, my son, my son-in-law and I all graduated the same night from SCC.

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