Sandburg Corporate & Leisure College Class Offerings for Fall


Aaron Frey, PR Specialist, 309.341.5301


Sept. 13, 2018

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate and Leisure College is offering the following courses during the 2018 fall semester. For more information or to register, call 309.345.3501 or visit Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., during regular business hours.

Princeton, Illinois – Sept. 29
Get ready to explore Princeton! The day begins with a historical tour of Princeton aboard a trolley. After our tour, we will browse the downtown shops and eat lunch at Four and Twenty Café. We will then travel to the Owen Lovejoy Homestead for a guided tour. The Lovejoy property is listed as a National Historic Landmark and was one of the stations on the Underground Railroad. Our last stop will be a visit to Myrtle’s Café & Pie, known for their variety of homemade pies, such as Malted French Silk, Dutch Apple and more! Lunch and shopping expenses are on your own. Registration required by Sept. 19. No cancellations past Sept. 19; however, a substitute can attend.
Date: Sa, 09/29/18
Time: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $40

Spring Green, Wis. — Oct. 8
Join us as we travel to The House on the Rock in Spring Green. On the self-guided tour, you will have a chance to explore all three building sections of exhibits and displays. You’ll see the original house perched on a chimney rock, the Infinity Room, the world’s largest carousel and more! A visit to The House on Rock involves walking long distances on varied surfaces. Those affected by tight, enclosed spaces or a fear of heights may find some areas difficult. The House on the Rock team members are available to provide alternate routes. A 15-minute break will be provided driving to Spring Green. Planned arrival time is 10 a.m.; departure time is 1:45 p.m. We will stop in Dubuque to dine on pasta, salad and bread at Vinny Vanucchi’s. Cost includes your meal, transportation and admission to The House on the Rock. Shopping expenses are on your own. Registration required by Sept. 26. No cancellations past Sept. 26; however, a substitute can attend.
Date: M, 10/08/18
Time: 6:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
Cost: $ 90
Note: Trip also available to Carthage students. Call the Branch Campus in Carthage at 217.357.3129 for further details.

In Your Own Backyard — Oct. 17
Tour the Galesburg police and fire departments. After our tour, we will meet at the Pizza House for lunch. Pizza included in cost. Drinks are separate.
Date: W, 10/17/18
Time: 11 a.m.-noon tour
Cost: $7

Bellevue, Iowa — Oct. 20
A step-on bus guide will provide a historical tour of Bellevue. We will tour Lock and Dam 12 and/or Simply Parker’s BBQ Manufacturer. Eat lunch at a revitalized 175-year-old grist mill. A tour of Mont Rest Inn Bed & Breakfast ends the day. Lunch and shopping expenses are on your own. Registration required by Oct. 10. No cancellations past Oct. 10; however, a substitute can attend.
Date: Sa, 10/20/18
Time: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $55

Davenport, Iowa — Oct. 26
Begin the day at the Putnam Museum exploring various areas including the exhibit “Literary Heroines.” The exhibit will examine female characters in fiction and showcase clothing, accessories and objects similar to those worn and used by the heroines in the books. At noon, we will eat lunch at The Machine Shed. Enjoy delicious dishes cooked from scratch using fresh ingredients. Following lunch, we will travel to the Figge Art Museum to view various artwork including their limited exhibit “French Moderns: Monet to Matisse,” featuring 60 works from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. Paintings by Monet, Renoir, Degas and Manet are included for viewing. Our final stop is a visit to Lagomarcino’s Confectionery for a treat. Cost includes transportation and admission to attractions. Lunch and shopping expenses are on your own. Registration required by Oct. 16. No cancellations past Oct. 16; however, a substitute can attend.
Date: F, 10/26/18
Time: 8:45 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Cost: $65

Springfield, Illinois — Nov. 8
In celebration of the Illinois’ bicentennial, we will travel to our capitol, Springfield. The day begins with a 9:15 a.m. tour of the Dana Thomas House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902. Afterward, we will explore the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. This museum brings life to Abraham Lincoln’s story through exhibits, artifacts and interactive displays. We will eat lunch at a Springfield restaurant favorite before departing. Breakfast items provided at 6:30 a.m. Lunch and shopping expenses are on your own. Registration required by Oct. 29. No cancellations past Oct. 29; however, a substitute can attend.
Date: Th, 11/08/18
Time: 6:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $75
Note: Trip also available to Carthage students. Call the Branch Campus in Carthage at 217.357.3129 for further details.

Quad Cities — Nov. 17
Attend a Quad Cities tradition: the Festival of Trees! Enjoy 60 beautifully decorated trees, 70 wreaths and more. Afterward, we will head to the 11th Street Precinct Bar & Grill for lunch. A guided tour of Hauberg Mansion follows with a chance to view their holiday décor. One more surprise stop will conclude the day! Cost includes transportation and admission to attractions. Lunch and shopping expenses are on your own. Please note space is very limited for this day trip as vans will be utilized and not a shuttle bus. Registration required by Nov. 7. No cancellations past Nov. 7; however, a substitute can attend.
Date: Sa, 11/17/18
Time: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $40

NOTICE: Any educational day trip activities, dates or times may change with little notice due to inclement weather or other reasons. A decision to cancel will be made as early as possible. The trip may be offered again, dependent on other available travel dates. Space is limited for day trips, a minimum of 10 registrations required. Comfortable walking shoes with good tread are recommended, as we walk long distances on varied surfaces. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus. Each participant will be required to complete a travel waiver.

Stress Response Management — Instructor Jeri Candor
Eight-week stress management program teaching meditation and mindfulness techniques. The course is specifically designed for those who have high-stress occupations and/or work in stressful environments. Course will discuss the biology of stress on the mind and body while acquiring skills and techniques to manage the nervous system’s response to stressful situations. Minimum enrollment of 10 students. Students are required to purchase the book “Soul Centered” by Sarah McLean, as part of the class curriculum. Class meets every Thursday.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: Th, 09/27/18-11/15/18
Time: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $200 (participants are required to enroll in all eight classes)

School of Walk — Instructor Teresa Brokaw
Join Cottage Rehab & Sports Medicine’s Teresa Brokaw, DPT, as she discusses the benefits of achieving a great walking posture. She will focus on how poor posture can keep you from enjoying walking because of aches and pains. Students will have a chance to take a walk around Sandburg’s new outside patio area to view the fall colors.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: W, 10/03/18
Time: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Cost: $5

Muscle Conditioning — Instructor Joan Pacheco
Eight-week class to strengthen, tone and stretch major muscle groups while improving flexibility and range of motion. Exercise utilizing a variety of equipment.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: Tu, 10/16/18-12/04/18
Time: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $25

Yoga/Pilates — Instructors Joan Pacheco & Roxie Leahy
Use multiple muscles providing an all-inclusive workout to gain core strength as well as flexibility and balance in this eight-week class.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: Th, 10/18/18-12/06/18
Time 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $25

Fitness Center
Walking track, free weights area and training equipment are available. Open to community
members. Call regarding dates and registration fees.
Sandburg’s Fitness Center hours: M-Th 6 a.m.-7 p.m.; F 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa 8 a.m.-noon

Stories in Blue: The Lives of Local Civil War Soldiers — Instructor Tom Best
The stories of Civil War soldiers from western Illinois are full of fascinating and tragic accounts. From tales of bravery under fire at places like Fort Donelson and the Battle of Shiloh to the deaths of young men as a result of guerrilla warfare in northern Tennessee, you have the chance to learn of the men who experienced the Civil War in all its glory and horror. There will also be time to share and discuss the Civil War legacy of your ancestors. Bring examples of your stories, letters, photos and artifacts.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: Tu, 09/25/18
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $15

Movie Music Romance — Instructor John LeGear
All your favorite movie moments that put a song in your heart and a spring in your step. This class is a compilation of 30 of the most memorable moments in music and film. Familiar faces abound, including: Fred and Ginger, Elvis and Ann-Margaret, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and more. Many scenes are cast in a new light, from a different perspective, often re-edited to blend accompanying music in a new way. It’s a journey through time from the 1930s right up to present day.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: Th, 10/04/18
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $15

Play Ball! Early Minor League Baseball in Western Illinois — Instructor Tom Best
Did you know that long before there was a Midwest League with the Chiefs, Bees and Bandits playing in this area, there were other minor league baseball teams? From the Monmouth Browns and the Galesburg Hornets to the Joliet Convicts and Beardstown Possums, baseball in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was full of colorful teams and ball players. This two-hour course will introduce you to a fascinating history of early baseball. For instance, did you know that the Chicago Cubs came to play the Monmouth Browns in both 1909 and 1910 — and almost beat them? Come and learn more!
Date: W, 10/10/18
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $15

History of Kiddieland — Instructor Faylene Blaine
Come hear about Galesburg’s Kiddieland from the owner’s daughter, Faylene Blaine. In this class, Faylene will discuss the history and success of Kiddieland. Bring your questions and reminisce about the amusement park located on Henderson Street for 20 years.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: Tu, 10/16/18
Time: 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Cost: $5

Raging Rivers and Wagon Ruts — Instructor Tom Best
Tales of the Oregon Trail are full of fascinating stories of men, women and children who left their homes in Illinois in the 1850s and risked their lives and fortunes through several thousand miles of prairies, deserts and mountains. In this era of western expansion, there is much to learn of their motivations, trail experiences and what they hoped to accomplish and establish in the valleys of western Oregon. This two-hour course will emphasize the stories of wagon train families from western Illinois and how their lives shaped the future of the northwestern U.S.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: Th, 10/25/18
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $15

President Lincoln — Instructor Tom Best
We all know the basic elements of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth. However, did you know of the famous trial of the eight conspirators and one local Civil War soldier from Knox County who served as a judge on the military tribunal and sat in judgment of those charged in Lincoln’s murder? In 1865, David Clendenin of Knox County, an honored officer, was one of the military officers who would render a verdict in this case. From matters of tragic facts to serious Constitutional controversies, you will learn during this class how the trial was handled and the role of this Knox County officer.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: Tu, 11/13/18
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $15

Wine Class Project — Instructor Jennifer Miller
Spend an evening hand-painting wine glasses. Everyone will be able to paint two glasses with a Fall theme. Examples and ideas provided.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: Tu, 09/25/18
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 (supplies included)

A Novel Idea — Instructor Beth Buck
Take old books and alter their original form to a new trendy design. Learn to fold, cut and draw on books for a unique artwork piece. Ideas shared in class. Students are encouraged to register in all classes to build on varying book design techniques. However, students may also register in individual classes. Those under high school age should attend with an adult to assist with using the craft knife.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: Tu, 10/02/18, 10/09/18, 10/16/18, 10/23/18
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 per class; $40 for all classes

Winter Watercolor — Instructor Jennifer Miller
Spend an evening creating a winter landscape while learning watercolor techniques. Examples and ideas will be provided.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: Tu, 11/13/18
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $28 (supplies included)

Wine Club (in conjunction with Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits)
Representatives from vineyards and local distributors teach the basics of wine education. Registration is required by noon the Thursday before Wine Club. No cancellations; however, a substitute may attend. Must be 21 or older.
Location: Knights of Columbus, 1556 E. Fremont St., Galesburg
Date: Th, 09/13/18, 10/04/18, 11/01/18
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per class or $69 for all 3 classes

Slice of the Pie — Instructor Deb Canier
Learn techniques for making a good pie crust, discuss the different types and styles of crust, fillings and decorating the top crust.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: Th, 10/11/18
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $15

Photo and Video Editing — Instructor Brea Cunningham
An introduction to the art of video and photo post-production. Explore the theory and practice of various editing styles to gain a better understanding of how stories are constructed in the editing room. Through demos and hands-on experience, students learn basic editing techniques. Emphasis is placed on post-production that improve sound and image quality.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: W, 09/26/18
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $20

Grandparents College-Google Slides — Instructor Debbie Anderson
Attend with a grandparent, a special person or on your own to create a presentation on a topic using Google slides on either an iPad or a Chromebook. Receive instruction on how to set-up pages, insert photos, text, hyperlinks and other data info. Learn how to cut and paste from other sources to put the info into a slide presentation. For vacation and event photos or assignments. Each participant receives a certificate.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: M, 10/08/18
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $20 per person or $30 for two

DIY Cell Phone Video — Instructor Brea Cunningham
A beginner’s guide to taking great video on your phone. The course will cover lighting, composition and camera settings so you can make quality videos from your cellphone.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: W, 10/24/18
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $20

Coding Club (for grades 3-6) — Instructor Kirk Mustain
Students new to coding or those with some knowledge will receive instruction on a fun coding project to help them become a tech star.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: F, 11/02/18
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20

Social Media 101 — Instructor Brea Cunningham
Communication has transformed. Each platform has its own benefit, and this course will focus on Facebook. Course will be tailored to students’ interest. Potential topics: photo albums, how to maximize your profile, building a network and more.
Location: Main Campus, Galesburg
Date: W, 11/07/18
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $20

Course Spotlight: Business as a Force for Social Good — Instructor Matthew Hansen
Business is a complex entity. It is about people, supply chains and the local or global contexts that allow business to survive, which means there is no such thing as a socially neutral business. Our businesses are either draining or building up our local economies and supporting citizens, or they are not. The past 20 years has shown us, that despite the many benefits of globalization, there has been a dark side to this “growth.” Small, rural communities have been on the brunt end of modernization. To be a for-profit business committed to social good seems as if we have to add another “to-do” to our schedules. But doing good is simple, and it all begins with our axioms. We will discuss four foundational-footings needed to use your business for social good.
Location: The Annex, Galesburg
Date: M, 10/01/18
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Cost: $15

***Report Courtesy of Carl Sandburg College***

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