Community Education offers “Reset and Flow Yoga”

Missed it at Professional Development Day or just want more? Here you go! Limit of 25 so sign up ASAP!

Reset and Flow Yoga
Use your lunch hour as a time to destress from the holidays and reset your mind! Begin to connect with your body and your breath while also increasing flexibility and building strength. Whether you are looking for a way to improve your regular workouts, or simply a space to connect with your mind and body and “reset,” this class is perfect for you. All levels welcome. This class will be taught by LLCC’s very own, Valerie Wright, Associate Dean of Nursing.
Dates: Tuesdays, Nov. 15-Dec 6
Times: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: Montgomery Hall, 1143/44
Fee: $40
Course Code: CEW 802-07

LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning to hold Chilli Supper Sept. 18

The Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) is holding a Chilli Supper Sunday, Sept. 18 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 supper will feature “chilli” made by Les Eastep, famous Springfield chilli chef and cook-off judge. There will also be hot dogs or chilli dogs available, as well as beverages and desserts. Those that cannot stay have the option to carry out. Tickets for the supper are $7, youth ages 8 and under are free.

The event will include a book and puzzle exchange along with exhibits about Academy of Lifelong Learning programs and activities. New this year, we will have a trivia contest at 2 p.m. We are looking for teams of 10 and the cost to participate will be $10 per person. The winning team will receive a $150 prize.

For more information or to reserve a trivia table, contact LLCC Community Education at 786.2432.

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning is a membership group of adults 50 and greater devoted to the lifelong pursuit of learning. With 10 to 12 opportunities available each month, the Academy provides enjoyable experiences in learning with a variety of opportunities to develop new friendships.

What’s the Buzz!?

photoLLCC is now home to two donated honey bee hives! The LLCC Sustainability Committee was approached in the spring about placing bee hives on the campus. Beekeeper Dr. Stu Jacobson worked with committee member Steve Handy and workforce specialist Marnie Record to make sure the bees found a location identified as a good place for the bees as well as a safe place for those on campus. The bees are located on the southeast end of campus along the tree line. Signs will be posted near the hive area to alert people of the location. Most recently, community education students in Bee Series: Fall Management, were able to have a live demonstration at the site. In the future, credit classes will be able to incorporate the bee hives into their academic learning and Community Learning will be able to expand their class offerings. If you would like to read about all the benefits of bees, check out Jessica Tucker’s article on One Green Planet titled: How Bees Benefit Other Living Things. The college will surely benefit from bees in ways described in the article which include:

  • Benefits to our prairies and flower bearing plants – the perfect relationship in nature; bees need flowers and flowers need bees!
  • Agriculture – did you know pollination of agricultural crops are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat!
  • Providing food – who doesn’t like honey!
  • Acting as environmental indicators –the decline of bees is an indicator that something is amiss in our environment – perhaps the effects of pesticides!

For more information contact Julie Rourke, chair, Sustainability Committee.

Upcoming R.A.D. Class

LLCC Police will be hosting R.A.D. Women’s Self Defense class Tuesdays, Sept. 6-27 from 6-9 p.m. Participants will take an active role in their own self defense and learn awareness and prevention tips! This class will be held in Trutter Center and is open to all females ages 11 and up. Cost is $25 and use code CEW 112-08 to register.

Fall Culinary Institute Classes and Dinners

LLCC’s Culinary Institute announces its fall schedule of non-credit culinary classes and special dinners. All Culinary Institute non-credit classes are offered in conjunction with the Community Education department and are held in the Workforce Careers Center.

Class topics include baking, beer and wine, cooking, wellness, parent and me, and special nights out.  View the handout!

Registrations for classes and dinners are being accepted now. To view the full schedule, visit For additional information, contact Jolene Adams, Culinary Institute coordinator, at 786.2355 or email

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!