Daytime Classes: Hastings

Hastings classes are held at KCC’s Fehsenfeld Center, 2950 W M-179 Hwy, Hastings, MI.

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Religion & Religions: Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam

The differences and similarities within the five major world religions will be brought to light as you enhance your knowledge of the nature and significance of these religions within human culture and history.

Wednesdays * 2/6/19–3/27/19 * 1:30-3:30 pm * $60 (member) $75 (non-member)
Michael Anton * Room: FC-103


Judy Garland: A Quintessential Entertainer

Performing since age 3, little Frances Gumm became the quintessential entertainer of her generation.  In this engaging class, you will learn about her life in Grand Rapids, MN, Hollywood in the 30’s and 40’s, “A Star is Born”, concerts at the Palace Theatre and Carnegie Hall, her short, but beloved TV show, and sadly, her unfortunate death at age 47.  Hear stories about her life and career, including the munchkins, and see clips of her famous musical numbers and items from her estate.

Tuesdays * 4/9/19-4/16/19 * 1-4 pm * $30 (member) $45 (non-member)
Terry Dennison * Room: FC-130


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 protect yourself.

Thursday * 4/11/19 * 9-11am * $20 (member) $35 (non-member)
Dawn Dean * Room: FC-103


Explore the Tracks and Trails of Barry County

All aboard for this fun class that will provide a historic view of transport in Barry County. Join Gus and Brad as they share colorful stories from the days of the Good Intent Stage Coach Pines to the last New York Central Railroad trains. An original painting that depicts the legends of the horse-powered stages and smoke billowing locomotives will be displayed in class to bring history to life. Model trains from the Iron Rails model railroad club will also be on hand for your enjoyment.

Thursday * 4/25/19 * 10 am-12 pm * $20 (member) $35 (non-member)
Gus Swenson * Room: FC -103


Discover the Beauty of the Grand Hotel & Mackinac Island

The Grand Hotel is often described as the crown jewel of Mackinac Island. We will explore its beginning as a Victorian resort, the role it played during Prohibition and why it is known as America’s summer place today. We will discover how it is decorated, its dining options and the special weekend packages it offers. You will understand why Architectural Digest named it Most Beautiful Hotel in Michigan. We will also discover some of the reasons why Mackinac Island has been named “One of the Top 10 Islands in the World” as well as what it would be like to be a year-round resident. If you have a favorite Mackinac Island memory, hopefully, you will share it with the class. NOTE: This class will also include a tasting experience of Mackinac Island foods.

Wednesday * 5/1/19 * 1-3 pm * $20 (member) $35 (non-member)
Bonnie David * Room: FC-103


History of Early Rock and Roll

Join us in this musical odyssey as you learn about the cultural and social influences that shaped this American musical phenomenon. Beginning with a study of the African-American musical styles that led to the creation of rock and roll, you will trace the roots of rock music from Slavery to Scotch-Irish settlements in Appalachia. Next, you will discover the early evolution of rock through movies in the thirties, forties, and fifties, and then end when rock became of age…with Elvis.  Please join us for a rocking good time!

Thursdays * 5/2/19-5/9/19 * 10 am-12 pm * $25 (member) $40 (non-member)
Stephen Youngs * Room: FC-103


Getting Started with Windows 10

Whether you’re using a new computer with Windows 10, or an older machine that was recently upgraded, this course will walk you through the innovative changes introduced with Windows 10. In a computer lab setting, you will learn the basics of managing Windows 10 settings, how to navigate and customize the Start menu, and so much more! NOTE: Members must still register for this class, either online or by calling Lifelong Learning. Seating is limited.

Tuesday * 5/16/19 * 10 am-12 pm * FREE! (member) $35 (non-member)
Randy Dirks * Room: FC-119


Boost Your Microsoft Word Confidence

Microsoft Word is the industry standard for word processing, and in this course, you will focus on the basics of creating Word documents that get noticed. You’ll learn how to navigate the Word window, add text and pictures with formatting, and the basics of paragraphs, characters and printing.

Tuesday * 5/23/19 * 10 am-12 pm * $20 (member) $35 (non-member)
Randy Dirks * Room: FC-119