Daytime Classes: Battle Creek

Battle Creek classes are held in the Lane-Thomas Building, Room 304 on KCC’s Main Campus, unless otherwise specified in the class description.

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Discovering You: Using the Enneagram for Understanding Yourself

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal transformation. This course will share how to help you understand the Enneagram, yourself and others with astonishing clarity. You’ll get the knowledge and insight to embrace the best version of yourself. Each of the nine Enneagram styles has its own natural gifts, abilities, limitations and blind spots; each has its own distinctive ways of thinking, acting and being. The Enneagram accurately and clearly describes why you think, feel and behave in particular ways based on your core fears and core desires. Please join Certified Enneagram Coach and International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional, Kathleen, to learn how the Enneagram can help with your self-discovery, create and sustain meaningful and lasting relationships in your personal life. Price includes booklet for you to keep.

Tuesday * May 21 * 2-4 pm *$25 (member) $40 (non-member)
Kathleen Loughrige * Room: LT-304

Folk Art with Paul

If you can hang onto a paintbrush, then you can paint! Painting provides a fun hobby that sharpens your mind and expands your horizons. In this beginner course, join Paul as he guides you step-by-step on how to use the simple one-stroke method as you create incredibly beautiful folk art rose and iris paintings that you will be proud to display in your home. Learn to put the strokes together in different ways to develop your own unique style. Not only will you have fun, it will be amazing to see what you can do with just a stroke of the brush. NOTE Your class fee includes a your paint, a paper pad and folk art brush set so you can continue to paint after class is completed.

Thursdays * May 23–May 30 * 2-4 pm * $50 (member) $65 (non-member)
Paul Edwards * Room: LT-304

Avoid Getting Scammed!

According to a MetLife survey, crimes against older citizens skyrocketed in the last year. Seniors lost $3 billion to criminals through home repair scams, investment scams, and other cons targeting older people.  Far too many adults fall prey to scammers, and in this important class, Financial Coach Dawn Dean will help you learn to steer clear of scam artist and swindlers, while learning to stay safe and take home valuable knowledge that you can trust and use to protect yourself.

Tuesday * May 28 * 10 am-12 pm * $20 (member) $35 (non-member)
MONY CM002-50 * Dawn Dean * Room: LT-304

I Want to Keep My Driver’s License: Strategies and Equipment to Maintain the Fitness to Drive

Decreasing vision, diabetic neuropathy, stroke, dementia and other conditions may limit the fitness to drive as we age, so it’s important to maintain your skills behind the wheel.  In this course, you will learn what to expect in a comprehensive clinical driving evaluation, including testing out equipment, such as brake reactors, as well as, learn driving strategies and try adaptive equipment to help maintain the fitness to drive.

Mondays * May 13-May 20 * 1-3 pm * $25 (member) $40 (non-member)
Diane Andert * Room: LT-304

European Dictatorships: The Rise of Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler

The economic problems that resulted from World War I and the Depression led people to question whether democratic government could improve their lives. They longed for a sense of security and strong direction for the future. As nations of people, throughout the world struggled, what events lead to the rise of European Dictators? In this class, we will go over conditions in Russia, Germany and Italy after WWI that set the stage for the dictators’ rise. You will learn about Stalinism, Fascism and Nazism in detail, dealing with the establishment and maintenance of power, the nature of party and state rule, the distribution of power, the purpose and impact of social and economic policies, opposition, and the significance of foreign policy and war. Comparisons and contrasts between the dictatorships are also highlighted in this riveting four-part course.

Wednesdays * June 5–June 26 * 1-3 pm * $45 (member) $60 (non-member)
Nancy Beers * Room: LT-304