Emergency preparedness workshop Jan. 28

LLCC will host “Personal Emergency Preparedness” on Monday, Jan. 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center. This workshop is free and open to the public. It is being sponsored by LLCC Community Education, the National Weather Service-Lincoln, and Central Illinois SKYWARN.

In an effort to make individuals, families and communities more resilient, “Personal Emergency Preparedness” will cover several key topics in disaster preparedness including developing an individual and family emergency plan, assembling an emergency supply kit and creating an emergency communication plan. Information will also be provided on how to become involved in post-disaster recovery operations within your community.

The workshop will be led by Jess Hunter, coordinator for the Central Illinois SKYWARN Team and deputy emergency management coordinator for the Pleasant Plains Emergency Management Agency. Read more about the presenter.

There is no minimum age requirement to attend this workshop, but participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please preregister for this event at www.llcc.edu/personal-emergency-preparedness.

Emergency preparedness workshop Jan. 28

LLCC will host “Personal Emergency Preparedness” on Monday, Jan. 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center. This workshop is free and open to the public.

In an effort to make individuals, families and communities more resilient, “Personal Emergency Preparedness” will cover several key topics in disaster preparedness including developing an individual and family emergency plan, assembling an emergency supply kit and creating an emergency communication plan. Information will also be provided on how to become involved in post-disaster recovery operations within your community.

The workshop will be led by Jess Hunter, coordinator for the Central Illinois SKYWARN Team and deputy emergency management coordinator for the Pleasant Plains Emergency Management Agency. Hunter has received training from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. He has completed the national Incident Command System courses to the command and general staff level, the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), as well as numerous other courses that include auxiliary communications, exercise design, emergency planning, and emergency operation center management and operations.

This event is being sponsored by LLCC Community Education, the National Weather Service-Lincoln, and Central Illinois SKYWARN. There is no minimum age requirement to attend this workshop, but participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please preregister for this event at www.llcc.edu/personal-emergency-preparedness. Those participants with special needs should contact community.education@llcc.edu prior to Jan. 18.

Midday Yoga begins Jan. 28

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, Jan. 28-March 4, 2019
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Trutter Center
Fee: $65
Course Code: CEW 802-02

Midday yoga begins Jan. 28

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, Jan. 28-March 4, 2019
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Trutter Center
Fee: $65
Course Code: CEW 802-02

Bicentennial series presentation Sunday, Oct. 21

Illinois 200: Bicentennial eventJoin LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning this Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. for “From Prairie to Farm to City: Music to Commemorate Illinois’s Bicentennial” presented by Phil Passen. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

The music performed by singer and hammered dulcimer player Passen reflects the story of Illinois, which has been shaped not only by its land and natural features — the prairies, lakes and rivers — but also by the many cultures that have flourished here: those of Native Americans, French, Germans, African Americans, Latin Americans and numerous others. Songs of the Underground Railroad, which ran through Illinois, will also be featured. So will selections representing farmers, workers, labor struggles, disasters and tragedies, as well as a few blues and rock-and-roll songs. Passen will provide commentary about the histories of the selections and the contexts in which they have been sung and played in Illinois. This will be an informative and entertaining look at Illinois, its history and its people.

The word dulcimer means “beautiful song.” Audiences are fascinated by the uncommon, trapezoidal-shaped hammered dulcimer. After Passen’s performances, members of the audience, young and old, musicians and non-musicians, are welcome to take a closer look at the dulcimer and try their hand at it.

Chicago-based hammered dulcimer player Passen is one of few performers who sings while accompanying himself on the hammered dulcimer. He performed for many years for the Chicago Department of Aviation’s tourist programs at O’Hare Airport, where travelers often thanked him for providing pleasure on a stressful day. Passen regularly performs at area libraries and is included in the Best of the Best by the Library Administrators and Coordinators of Northern Illinois. He also played in the World Symphony Orchestra’s performance of The Lord of the Rings Symphony at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater.

Submit Community Education teaching proposals

LLCC 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 summer/fall 2019 course proposals by Dec. 12, 2018 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.

Bicentennial series presentation Sunday, Oct. 21

Illinois 200: Bicentennial eventJoin LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning this Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. for “From Prairie to Farm to City: Music to Commemorate Illinois’s Bicentennial” presented by Phil Passen. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

The music performed by singer and hammered dulcimer player Passen reflects the story of Illinois, which has been shaped not only by its land and natural features — the prairies, lakes and rivers — but also by the many cultures that have flourished here: those of Native Americans, French, Germans, African Americans, Latin Americans and numerous others. Songs of the Underground Railroad, which ran through Illinois, will also be featured. So will selections representing farmers, workers, labor struggles, disasters and tragedies, as well as a few blues and rock-and-roll songs. Passen will provide commentary about the histories of the selections and the contexts in which they have been sung and played in Illinois. This will be an informative and entertaining look at Illinois, its history and its people.

The word dulcimer means “beautiful song.” Audiences are fascinated by the uncommon, trapezoidal-shaped hammered dulcimer. After Passen’s performances, members of the audience, young and old, musicians and non-musicians, are welcome to take a closer look at the dulcimer and try their hand at it.

Chicago-based hammered dulcimer player Passen is one of few performers who sings while accompanying himself on the hammered dulcimer. He performed for many years for the Chicago Department of Aviation’s tourist programs at O’Hare Airport, where travelers often thanked him for providing pleasure on a stressful day. Passen regularly performs at area libraries and is included in the Best of the Best by the Library Administrators and Coordinators of Northern Illinois. He also played in the World Symphony Orchestra’s performance of The Lord of the Rings Symphony at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater.

ALL’s fourth annual Chilli Day Sunday

Join LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning for their fourth annual Chilli Day this Sunday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Temple B’rith Sholom, 1004 S. 4th Street in Springfield.

Nationally recognized chilli expert and ALL member Les Eastep again takes the lead as the kitchen crew leader in producing the finest chili imaginable. Hot dogs, dessert, soft drinks and coffee will also be served. Takeout will be available.

Each meal is $8 for adults and free for children ages 8 and younger. Tickets can be purchased from the LLCC Community Education office or at the door the day of the event.

Questions? Call 217-786-2432.

ALL’s fourth annual Chilli Day

Join LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning for their fourth annual Chilli Day this Sunday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Temple B’rith Sholom, 1004 S. 4th Street in Springfield.

Nationally recognized chilli expert and ALL member Les Eastep again takes the lead as the kitchen crew leader in producing the finest chili imaginable. Hot dogs, dessert, soft drinks and coffee will also be served. Takeout will be available.

Each meal is $8 for adults and free for children ages 8 and younger. Tickets can be purchased from the LLCC Community Education office or at the door the day of the event.

Questions? Call 217-786-2432.

Midday yoga begins next week

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: Wednesdays, Oct. 3–Nov. 7, 2018
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Trutter Center
Fee: $65
Course Code: CEW 802-09