Community Education day trips available; employees receive discount

Community Education has seats available for upcoming day trips. LLCC employees receive a discount. Japanese Lantern Festival at Missouri Botanical Gardens on June 27 from 1:30-11:30 p.m. Cost to employee only: $65 (includes dinner). Course code is CEW 120-ALL48.  Foodie Friday in St. Louis on July 10 from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost to employee only: $45 CEW 120-ALL05. For more details visit

Midday yoga being offered this summer

Midday yoga is a perfect lunch hour treat! Community Education is offering an eight-week course for all levels, beginners or advanced. The class meets Wednesdays, June 10-July 29 from 1-2 p.m. Cost is $79; course code CEW 802-01A. Register today through WebAdvisor.

Also, Community Education is always looking for new classes and new instructors! Proposals are being accepted for spring 2016! Please contact Jamie Stout at

Have a food question? Email it to

Want to know the best way to cook an Easter ham? Is it OK to heat extra virgin olive oil? Why did my yeast rolls fail to rise? What is an easy and delicious butter cookie recipe?

If you have cooking and baking questions, send them to Epicuriosity 101 is a new column written by LLCC’s Nancy Sweet, Marnie Record and Jay Kitterman for the State Journal-Register food page. Every fourth week they will answer questions that are emailed to that address. It’s a great opportunity to learn and improve your skills in the kitchen! Watch for their column every Wednesday in the SJ-R.

Community Education offers Midday Yoga class

Community Education is offering Midday Yoga, an eight-week course designed for any interest level. Please wear comfortable clothes, and bring a yoga mat. Class meets Wednesdays, March 25-May 13 from 1-2 p.m. in the Trutter Center and cost is $80. Register through WebAdvisor or call 62292. Course code: CEW 802-01B

LLCC’s Culinary Institute hosts Academy Tea

LLCC’s Culinary Institute hosted 30 young women at the 33rd Annual Dr. Betty Shabbazz La Petite Delta Academy Tea, sponsored Teaby the Springfield Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. LLCC adjunct instructor Lesa Schaive gave a presentation on the history of teas and etiquette. LLCC hospitality student Kimsimone Manning is a former member of La Petite Delta and assisted as a hostess.

Two guest chefs prepare “Joys of the Table” dinner to benefit student scholarships

The Culinary Institute hosted Guest Chefs Mike Aiello, president and CEO of R.W. Troxell Insurance, and Sergio (Satch) Pecori, president FullSizeRenderand CEO of Hanson Professional Services (shown here with LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.) for the “Joys of the Table” dinner. The event was a fundraiser for culinary arts student scholarships. The two guest chefs donated their time and paid for all of the food served. The college extends its thanks to them.

Community Education classes beginning in January

Community Education has several classes beginning in January, including:

Midday Yoga – Eight-week course for all experience levels. Class meets in the Trutter Center from 1-2 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Jan. 7. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat.  Cost is $80. Course code: CEW 802-01A. Another eight-week session begins March 25.

R.A.D. Women’s Self Defense – Open to any female ages 11 to adult. The R.A.D. program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques begins with teaching awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance skills, and progresses on to the basics of hands-on defense training. Participants in this four-week course learn to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being. The RAD system of realistic defense will provide participants with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. Workbook provided. Instructor is Brendan Lee, LLCC Police.

R.A.D. meets Tuesdays, Jan. 27-Feb. 17 from 6-9 p.m. in the Trutter Center. Cost is $25. Call 786-2292 to register!

Become an instructor for Community Education

Community Education is looking to add new classes in summer and fall 2015, and we need your help! Do you have a passion or hobby you would like to teach? Or, do you know someone who might? Individuals with skills in the following areas are encouraged to propose a new class for our program:
• Arts • Dance • Finance • Health/Wellness • Pets • Writing • Crafts and hobbies • History • Personal Development • Photography • and much more!

Contact Jamie Stout, director of Community Education, at for more information.