ALL hosting “Zoom & Dine” with Chef Michael Higgins at 1 p.m. today

LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) has quickly adapted to virtual programming, embracing learning, exercise and interaction while also supporting local businesses. ALL is kicking off June programming with a focus on local restaurants.

Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president, will moderate a Zoom discussion at 1 p.m. this afternoon with Chef Michael Higgins, owner of Maldaner’s Restaurant, on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on local restaurants. The Zoom link for the discussion is https://zoom.us/j/91041237257

Chef Higgins has also prepared a special menu for ALL members to enjoy via curbside pickup from June 2-5.

This is one of many Zoom activities ALL is hosting monthly for its members, who are individuals 50 years and up devoted to continuous learning.

In the news

Laurel Bretz, director, LLCC Community Education, was interviewed on WMAY’s “Comeback Springfield” segment May 29 regarding the 10 free online classes being offered, along with other online Community Education programs.

Jessica Ingold, youth programs coordinator, was interviewed Friday by the Jacksonville Journal-Courier about the online College for Kids programs that will be offered for summer 2020.

Registration open for summer 2020 online College for Kids programs

College for KidsLLCC’s College for Kids programs will be offered online for summer 2020. Registration is open through June 15.

“We are excited to continue our tradition of providing quality youth enrichment activities and look forward to sharing innovative online experiences to help youth learn and thrive this summer,” said Jessica Ingold, youth programs coordinator. “Our lineup of programming accommodates those who prefer real-time experiences in addition to those who want to take control and learn on their own time.”

An expanded menu of popular Black Rocket S.T.E.A.M. Camps is now available for ages 8-14. These courses offer real-time experiences with instructors and other area students Monday-Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Youth culinary experiences are available for ages 8 and over. Students can choose up to three classes each from the categories of Bakeshop, Junior Chef and Pastry Arts. Ingredient kits will be provided to complete the recipes that are demonstrated in the accompanying instructional video.

Other online College for Kids classes are available in the following categories: Get Crafty, Science Studio, Language and Artistry, and Teen Time. Each course includes instructional videos and accompanying supply kits.

Culinary kits will be available for pickup at the Springfield campus. All other College for Kids supply kits can be picked up from the Springfield campus or one of LLCC’s Outreach Centers in Litchfield, Taylorville, Beardstown or Jacksonville.

Visit www.llcc.edu/youth-programs for more information on classes, pricing and registration.

Community Education offering 10 free online classes

LLCC Community EducationFrom now until June 30, LLCC Community Education is offering 10 FREE, self-paced online classes. Sign up for these classes at no cost … pick one or several! Then complete them at your own pace within three months. Go to www.ed2go.com/llcc and use the search term “free” to see the list of classes and sign up today. Free classes include:

  • Managing Customer Service
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management
  • Personal Finance
  • Creating Webpages
  • Creating WordPress Websites
  • Individual Excellence
  • 12 Steps to a Successful Job Search
  • Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
  • Keys to Effective Communication
  • Marketing Your Business on the Internet

Ed2Go online courses are perfect for those who wish to learn a new skill or get refreshed in an existing skill. These high-quality courses are taught by industry experts and designed to quickly deliver specific skills and knowledge that help to advance personal or professional development. The online classroom is informative, convenient and highly interactive.

Is there another class that piques your interest? All registrations for online self-paced courses* made now through May 31 for LLCC’s Ed2Go online self-paced classes will be automatically 20 percent off! Just go to www.ed2go.com/llcc, add your choice of self-paced class* into your cart and the discount is already applied — no codes, no hassle. There are 300 options to choose from.

*Note: This discount only applies to single, self-paced classes, NOT to series or bundles. Click the search bar magnifying glass to filter classes, and search for self-paced.

Midday Yoga starts on Monday!

Use your lunch hour as a time to unwind and reset your mind with Midday Yoga! Yoga is proven to benefit mental and physical health. Midday Yoga is a course designed to accommodate the needs of beginning yoga students as well as experienced practitioners. Participants will practice physical postures that stretch and open the body. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat. The course is limited to 20 participants, and there is still time to register!

Course: Midday Yoga
Instructor: Patricia Lanser, 200RYT Yoga Fit Certified Yoga Instructor
Dates: Mondays, Feb. 17-April 27, no class 3/9 or 3/16
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Trutter Center
Fee: $85
Course Code: CEW 802-03

Midday yoga begins Feb. 17

Use your lunch hour as a time to unwind and reset your mind with Midday Yoga! Yoga is proven to benefit mental and physical health. Midday Yoga is a course designed to accommodate the needs of beginning yoga students as well as experienced practitioners. Participants will practice physical postures that stretch and open the body. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat. There is a course limit of 20 participants, so sign up as soon as possible. Register today!

Course: Midday Yoga
Instructor: Patricia Lanser, 200RYT Yoga Fit Certified Yoga Instructor
Dates: Mondays, Feb. 17-April 27, no class 3/9 or 3/16
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Trutter Center
Fee: $85
Course Code: CEW 802-03

Midday Yoga begins Feb. 17

Use your lunch hour as a time to unwind and reset your mind with Midday Yoga! Yoga is proven to benefit mental and physical health. Midday Yoga is a course designed to accommodate the needs of beginning yoga students as well as experienced practitioners. Participants will practice physical postures that stretch and open the body. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat. There is a course limit of 20 participants, so sign up as soon as possible. Register today!

Course: Midday Yoga
Instructor: Patricia Lanser, 200RYT Yoga Fit Certified Yoga Instructor
Dates: Mondays, Feb. 17–April 27, no class 3/9 or 3/16
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Trutter Center
Fee: $85
Course Code: CEW 802-03

Community Education teaching proposals due today

LLCC Community EducationLLCC Community Education is seeking highly motivated faculty, staff and community members who are interested in teaching topics of personal interest, current trends and/or subject expertise.

Please submit your fall 2020 course proposals yet today, Dec. 13, 2019 at www.llcc.edu/teaching-proposal.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a community education instructor, please consider the following applicant criteria:

  • Possess knowledge and skill in proposed subject area.
  • Have passion and desire to share proposed topic with others.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and/or have teaching experience.

For additional information or to discuss class ideas, email Laurel.Bretz@llcc.edu or call 786-2430.