Try Midday Yoga!

A new Midday Yoga session starts Aug. 3 and runs through Sept. 21.  Class is held from 1-2 p.m. in the Trutter Center. Cost is $79.Register using course code CEW 802-03.  Many LLCC employees enjoy this course, ask your co-worker to join you! Sign up today!

Community Education offers travel opportunities in Sept.

 Lincoln Land Community College’s Community Education department is offering two travel opportunities in September. Registrations are being accepted for these non-credit learning opportunities. Participants will meet for departure in the Cass Gym parking lot at the LLCC-Springfield campus on 5250 Shepherd Road.

Lincoln’s Boyhood in Indiana and Journey to Illinois
Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 8-10

P. Allen Smith and Southern Gardens in Arkansas
Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 22-24

Read more for details about each trip!

Congratulations to Kathy DeHart!

Kathy Dehart

Kathy DeHart, Road Scholar coordinator for Community Education, was honored May 5 at the 2016 Legends In Tourism Awards.  Kathy received the “Legendary Friend of Tourism” for her work with Springfield tourism from through work at the Lincoln Home and with the LLCC Road Scholar program. Congratulations!


Community Education seeking instructors for new summer youth programming

Community Education is adding more summer STEAM opportunities for area wide youth via Black Rocket classes though LLCC.  In order to do so, we are looking for individuals who would be interested in teaching these exciting technology classes!  View class descriptions.

  • All training will be provided, with an additional stipend for completion, and our instructors receive $25 per student contact hour.
  • Teacher certification is not required – individuals 18 and over who possess the interest and passion, communicate well with others, and provide recommendations will be considered for instructor and/or assistant positions.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with your students, peers, and within your professional/personal spheres.

Jessica Ingold
Coordinator, Youth Enrichment Services

Culinary Institute announces spring 2016 food and wine classes and dinners

LLCC’s Culinary Institute announces its spring 2016 schedule of non-credit food and wine classes and special dinners. Instruction is provided by culinary and nutrition experts at LLCC as well as those from Springfield and surrounding areas. All Culinary Institute classes are held in the Workforce Careers Center.

Featured topics include French pastry, “Girl’s Night Out” and a pie and tart boot camp. New classes this year are exotic oils, spring baking, ombre cakes, naked cakes, five flavors, sausage making, paleo diet and sauces from scratch. The Culinary Institute will also collaborate with Robert’s Seafood for a class on sustainable seafood. Youth courses consisting of sushi, healthy snacks, baking basics and a new Star Wars themed class are available for grades 4-8. For a schedule of classes and more information, visit

The Culinary Institute also offers special multi-course dining experiences with its Bistro Verde dinners. These dining occasions include remarks by the chef on the menu selection, and dinners are paired with wine or beer, as well as music from the LLCC choir. Cost per dinner including wine is $59; participants must be 21 to register. To make dinner reservations, call 786.2432.

Bistro Verde dinners and guest chefs featured this fall include:

  • Thursday, Feb. 18 – An Evening at the Hill with Chef Maria Boccardi and Jeff Egizii
  • Friday, Feb. 26 – South African with Chef Devlin O’Reilly
  • Friday, March 18 – Seafood with Chef Howard Seidel
  • Thursday, April 14 – La Bistro Verde Cabaret with Chef David Radwine

Academy of Lifelong Learning Winter Celebration TODAY

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) invites the public to its Winter Celebration, “The Beach is a State of Mind,” today, Friday, Jan. 29. The free event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center. Attendees do not have to be ALL members to attend. Registration for the event is available by calling 786.2432.

Each year, the Academy of Lifelong Learning hosts a special event to help seniors enjoy learning even with the onset of cold weather. This year, the group will combat the temperature by imagining themselves on a beach, with live music by Flip Flop Dave, a potluck, activities and prizes for best beach attire and best beach hat. Continue reading

Try Midday Yoga!

Community education is offering a Midday Yoga class 1-2 p.m., beginning Jan. 13 and lasting for 8 weeks. The fee is $79 and participants can sign up in Registration or via WebAdvisor. Use course code CEW 802-01B to register.