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.

Travel to Chicago for the holiday season at a discounted rate

Community Education is offering a trip to Chicago at a discounted rate to you! On Dec. 5-6, join hosts Jay and Carol Kitterman for a wonderful time in the Windy City for the holiday season. Visit a museum or enjoy shopping along Michigan Avenue. For more info, visit or call Denese Schaljo at 786-2432. Course code and cost: CEW 121-04C $195 for double occupancy; CEW 121-04D $295 for single occupancy.

Community Ed seeking new instructors!

Community Education is seeking new instructors to teach for the Summer/Fall 2016! Do you or someone you know have a desire to teach others a new skill, hobby or interest? We are open to most topics that teach personal development skills. Classes range from arts, history, languages, youth enrichment, sports, family or DIY. We are especially seeking instructors to teach technology, finance, photography and writing! Contact Jamie Stout, Director of Community Education for more details at

Mid-day Yoga begins next week

The Community Education Midday Yoga class is starting next week.  The course is designed for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. The class begins Wednesday, Oct. 14 and runs for eight Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. in the Trutter Center. Use course code CEW-802-01C to register today!

Community Education looking for instructors and accepting class proposals

Community Education is looking for instructors and accepting class proposals for summer/fall 2016. Do you or someone you know have a skill, talent or hobby to share with the community? We have classes for adults and youth. Please contact Jamie Stout, director of Community Education, to get more details.  Or, visit our website,, to get a class proposal form.

Academy of Lifelong Learning Chilli Supper this Sunday

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning is holding a Chilli Supper this Sunday, Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to the event being held at Temple B’rith Sholom Social Hall, 1004 S. Fourth St., Springfield.

The event will feature “chilli” made by Les Eastep, famous Springfield chilli chef and cook-off judge. There also will be a book exchange and exhibits about Academy of Lifelong Learning programs and activities.

Tickets are $7, youth ages 8 and under are free. For more information, contact Jamie Stout, director, LLCC Community Education at 786.2430.