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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.

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Course Date
Basic Sewing Skills 6/23/2022
English Paper Piecing 7/28/2022
Macrame Introductory Class 7/13/2022
Learn how to use your Cricut: Wine glass decorating with lights 7/26/2022
Cricut Project: Emoji Design 8/16/2022
Retirement by Design 6/21/2022
Retirement: Making Your Money Last 7/19/2022
Introduction to French Cuisine "5 Mother Sauces" 7/11/2022
Meal Prep & Nutritional Diets 7/13/2022
Welding Art 101 7/2/2022
Welding Art 102 7/23/2022

Photography

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Course Date
Landscape and Vacation Photography 6/14/2022
Introduction to Digital Photography 7/19/2022

Youth

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Course Date
Moped Safety 6/25/2022
Moped Safety 8/13/2022
Super Sitter 6/7/2022
Super Sitter 8/15/2022
Partner Yoga Workshop for Kids Ages: 8 - 10 6/10/2022
Mindfulness Yoga Workshop for Preteens/Teens Ages: 11 - 13 6/17/2022
Body Positive Yoga Series for Teens Ages: 14 -18 7/14/2022
Hunter Safety 8/15/2022

General Interest

Basic Sewing Skills
Learn the skills to perform basic sewing tasks including sewing on buttons, snaps,hemming pants, and repairing small rips and tears.  All supplies will be provided.

#84700 4.5 Hours, 3 Sessions $39.00
  SCC Ft. Madison, 108 S Clendineng
  Thur, Jun 23 - Jul 7 6:30 - 8 PM

 

 

 


New
English Paper Piecing
Learn the english paper piecing technique (using cardboard forms to assist in sewing geometric shapes together.) At the end of class you will have a a work of art to share, as you will learn how to make a potholder. All supplies will be provided.

#84399 3 Hours, 2 Sessions $34.00
  SCC Ft. Madison,108 Sarah Clendineng
  Thur, Jul 28 & Aug 4 6:30 - 8 PM

 

 

 


Macrame Introductory Class
Macrame is back!  Update with natural materials and fibers to complement your decor.  This introductory class will cover the basics of knotting techniques through a series of small initial projects.  We will create a larger wall hanging or table runner during the remaining sessions.

#84742 6 Hours, 3 Session $79.00
  SCC Fort Madison, 108 L Greene
  Wed, Jul 13 - 27 6:30 - 8:30 PM

 

 

 


Learn how to use your Cricut: Wine glass decorating with lights
Do you have a cricut machine and want to maximize its potential?  This is the perfect course to learn how to use the Cricut and design a personalized logo to put on a wine bottle.  This course will be interactive and fun!  You will have a beautiful wine bottle designed and will add some twinkling lights to make it sparkle.  Makes a wonderful gift that you can make and share.

#85324 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $39.00
  SCC CBIZ, 103 S Ferry
  Tue, Jul 26 5:30 - 7 PM

 

 

 


Cricut Project: Emoji Design
In this class you will learn how to use the Cricut machine to make your own personalized small digital image onto a koozie.  Makes a great personalized gift or create something fun for yourself.

#85325 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $35.00
  SCC CBIZ, 103 S Ferry
  Tue, Aug 16 5:30 - 7 PM

 

 

 


Retirement by Design
This presentation illustrates how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals.  You'll learn investment strategies to help design the retirement you want.  We'll discuss how you can add flexibility to your strategy to help you handle unexpected events and how you can keep your strategy on track.

#84743 1 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Karen Elliott
  Tuesday, Jun 21 3:30 - 4:30 PM

 

 

 


Retirement: Making Your Money Last
Have you retired recently?  Are you planning to retire soon?  This presentation discusses ideas to help build a reasonable and sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement.  We explore how to address key concerns such as inflation, health care expenses during retirement.  We explore how to address key concerns such as inflation, health care expenses and market volatility as well as ways to prepare for things that may not go as expected.

#84744 1 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC CBIZ, 111 Karen Elliott
  Tuesday, Jul 19 3:30 - 4:30 PM

 

 

 


Welding Art 101
Learn the basics of joining metal pieces through MIG welding. In this class, you will make an art project with a limited number of horse shoes and learn the basic weld. Come with ideas or suggestions to share. Participants must wear cotton long-sleeve clothes and leather, closed-toe shoes. Those with medium to long hair must tie back. Safety glasses, welding gloves, jackets, and helmets will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own.

#84701 6 Hours, 1 Session $69.00
  Keokuk Iron Workers Steven Kershner
  Saturday, Jul 2 8 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 


Welding Art 102
This open lab format will help you fine tune the basic MIG skills that were learned and get your creativity moving.  You will be supplied with some material.  You are encouraged to bring your own found metal.  Safety glasses, welding gloves, jackets, and helmets will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own.

#84702 4 Hours, 1 Session $59.00
  Keokuk Iron Workers Steven Kershner
  Saturday, Jul 23 8 AM - Noon

 

 

 

 

New Introduction to French Cuisine "5 Mother Sauces"
During class students will learn the origins of the "5 mother sauces" of French cuisine: Bechamel, Veloute, Espangnole, Tomato, and Hollandaise.  Students will also learn how to prepare each sauce as well as Sauce variations that they can use every day, accompanied with a recipe packet for the sauces as well as meal recipes that the sauces will compliment, students can take the packets and skills they learn during class to their home for themselves, family, or friends

#85356 3 Hours, 1 Sessions $69.00
  IW, Dining Hall S Keomanivong
  Mon, Jul 11 5 - 8 PM

 

 

 


New
Meal Prep & Nutritional Diets
During class students will learn how to plan and execute Meal Prep.  Students will learn proper portion sizes, time management, mise-en-place, proper food safety and sanitation as well as diet friendly options such as: Vegan, Gluten Free, and Keto diets.  Students will do the education and some of the preparation on the first day and finish on the second day, which includes: the meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals) as well as receiving a recipe packet and sources of information that they can use to research, plan, and execute their meal prep and dietary needs on the second day.

#85374 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $139.00
  IW, Dining Hall S Keomanivong
  Wed & Thu, Jul 13 & 14 5 - 8 PM

 

 

 


Photography

Landscape & Vacation Photography
If you are ready to come back from vacation with more than snapshots of someone standing in front of the statue, then this class might be for you.  Learn how to frame and compose compelling photographs that tell a story of your travels.  You will learn how to control focal length, exposure, and shutter speed to suit a variety of travel situations.  Also included are tips on how to avoid common vacation photo pitfalls and glitches.

#85354 6 Hours, 3 Sessions $39.00
  SCC WB, 526 P Pool
  Tue, Jun 14 - 28 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 


Introduction to Digital Photography
This is a beginning level class covering many of the featured and settings in today's digital cameras, as well as what can be done with the pictures you take.  You will learn the basics of photography, such as exposure and composition, with the goal of improving your picture taking skills.  We will cover the use of natural lighting, but we will not be covering the use of flash in this class.  Students need a camera, the manual for that camera, access to a computer, and email capability.  Students will be expected to spend 2 - 3 hours per week at home working on some of the topics covered in the class.  Participants should have a basic understanding of computer operations, especially as it relates to creating, attaching, and saving files.

#85355 8 Hours, 4 Sessions $79.00
  SCC WB,526 Phil Pool
  Tuesdays, Jul 19 - Aug 9 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 


Youth

Moped Safety
A certified moped course must be completed by anyone 14 or 15 years of age wishing to obtain a moped license in Iowa.  Certificates will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.  Students should bring a sack lunch.

#81833 6 Hours, 1 Sessions $49.00
  SCC Fort Madison, 106 K Prickett
  Saturday, Jun 25 8 AM - 2:30 PM

 

 

 

#81834 6 Hours, 1 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB, 607 K Prickett
  Saturday, Aug 13 8 AM - 2:30 PM

 

 

 


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. PLEASE SEND SACK LUNCH WITH CHILD, a meal will NOT be provided.

#84754 6 Hours, 1 Session $59.00
  SCC Keokuk,302 Jill Ita
  Tue, June 7 8:30 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 

#84757 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,112 Jill Ita
  Mon & Tue, Aug 15 & 16 5 - 8 PM

 

 

 


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 hunting big game hunting.  You must be 11 years of age or older to enroll and you 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; advanced registration is required.

#84617   $15.00
  SCC WB,603 S Kerchner
  Mon & Thu, Aug 15 - 25 6:30 - 9 M

 

 

 


Partner Yoga Workshop for Kids Ages 8 - 10
Life is better with a friend!  Bring one or come make a new one at Partner Yoga.  This class will give children (ages 8 - 10) an opportunity to explore yoga poses on their own or with a partner.

#85373 1.5 Hours, 1 Sessions $39.00
  SCC WBLittle Theatre K Eastin
  Fri, Jun 10 9 - 10:30 AM

 

 

 


Mindfulness Yoga Workshop for Preteens/Teens Ages 11 - 13
Do you have a teen (ages 11 - 13) who feels emotions in a big way?  Would they benefit from learning self-regulation tools?  This class will explore yoga, breathwork, and other mindfulness tools to practice on and off the yoga mat.

#85371 2 Hours, 1 Sessions $59.00
  SCC WB, Little Theatre K Eastin
  Fri, Jun 17 9 - 11 AM

 

 

 

Body Positive Yoga Series for Teens Ages 14 - 18
All bodies and abilities (ages 14 - 18) are welcome in this series.  This class will use gentle yoga, curiosity, and compassion to explore ways to: be kind to our bodies, establish a healthy body image, and improve the relationship to self.

#85375 4 Hours, 2 Sessions $99.00
  SCC WB, Little Theatre K Eastin
  Th & Fri, Jul 14 - 15 9 - 11 AM

 

 

 

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