Daytime Classes: Hastings

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

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The Universal Christ – NEW

What does it mean for Jesus to be “Christ”? Popular Lifelong Learning instructor, Pastor Anton, will lead you in a book discussion of The Universal Christ by Fr. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest who directs the Center for Action and Contemplation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For maximum benefit from the class, please read the book and come prepared to be part of the discussion.

Wednesdays * 2/19/20-3/25/20 * 1:30-3:30 pm * $69 (member) $79 (non-member) * Michael Anton * Rm: FC-130

Simply String Art – NEW

First popular in the late 1960s, string art is making a comeback!  In this hands-on class, you’ll learn the steps involved: choosing a pattern, forming the outlines with hammer and nails (Instructor will have premade patterns if you don’t want to do this part), and then weaving the embroidery floss to fill in your pattern.  You’ll leave with décor to brighten up your home or give as a gift!  All materials are included in cost of the class.

Friday * 3/20/20 * 1:30-3:30 pm * $19 (member) $35 (non-member) * Casey Fairley * Rm: FC-130

How to Navigate the Lifelong Learning Registration Site & Create a Gmail Account

One of the things we routinely hear in Lifelong Learning is that our students aren’t quite sure how to navigate our registration site, so we enlisted the help of our computer expert, Randy, to create a workshop for you!  Randy will walk you through the online registration, and help you set up Google’s free email service called Gmail. Gmail is the most popular email service for good reason, as it is among the best. Gmail is modern, integrates well with other Google services, and is effective at blocking spam.

Tuesday * 3/24/20 * 10 am – 12 pm * $19 (member) $25 (non-member) *Randy Dirks * Rm: FC-119

Research Your Family Tree: Beginning Genealogy

Beginning to trace your genealogy can seem overwhelming, but all you need is curiosity and a willingness to learn.  Learn about the genealogical process and the many resources available for that research.  Discover and explore how to research and get around roadblocks to bring your family history to life. If you have a laptop, bring it, and we’ll help you find websites with loads of information!

Monday * 3/30/20 * 10 am – 12 pm * $19 (member) $35 (non-member) * Cal and Jean Lamoreaux * Rm: FC-133

Barry County Civil War Soldiers

Soon after shots fired at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, the Civil War impact reached the Midwest.  You will sense the experience of the Barry County soldier using the lens of the letters and diary of William Henry Wheeler, Woodland soldier of the 26th Michigan Volunteer Infantry who fought with the Army of the Potomac from 1862 to 1865. His experiences describe the problems and personal sacrifices of the local soldier, how army life and the war were seen and written about to his wife, Sarah. William, like most Michigan soldiers, was away from home for the first extended time in his life.  Problems arose, some humorous, some somber and serious.

Wednesday * 4/1/20 * 10 am – 12 pm * $19 (member) $35 (non-member) * Brian Shumway* Rm: FC-133

The Hot Rod Ditty Craze- NEW

Americans have a love affair with cars and rock ‘n roll! Driving down the road with friends with the music cranked loud was every teenager’s dream. This relationship between automobiles and popular music has always been a common theme in our culture from Dinah Shore to the legendary Beach Boys’ as the forefront leader. Please join Steve as he drives you down hot rod ditty memory lane. NOTE: A day trip to Gilmore Car Museum is available as a supplemental class, and must be paid for separately before the trip date.

Class: Thursday* 4/16/20 * 1:30-3:30 pm * $19 (member) $35 (non-member) * Stephen Youngs * Rm: FC-133

Day Trip: Thursday * 4/23/20 * 1:30 – 4 pm * $19 or $FREE (Veterans-bring ID) *Gilmore Car Museum, 6895 W Hickory Rd. Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Lights! Camera! Action: Sunset Boulevard – FREE!

Enjoy a free viewing of the classic Sunset Boulevard on the big screen in Kellogg Community College’s Davidson Theater. After the screening, come back the following week to join our resident theater instructor, Terry, as he reviews, discusses and engages with you and the material from the film. You will be amazed at what you will discover! NOTE: The movie will be shown in Battle Creek.

Movie: Friday * 4/17/20 * 1:30-3:30 pm * $FREE on KCC’s main campus, Davidson Theatre

Class Discussion: Monday * 4/20/20 * 1:30-3:30 pm * $FREE! (member) $25 (non-member) * Terry Dennison * Rm: FC-133

Day Trip: Gilmore Car Museum

Join us for a trip to North America’s largest auto museum with over 400 vehicles on display and over 190,000 square feet of exhibit space. The Museum’s 90-acre Historic Campus features numerous vintage structures including a restored and fully functioning 1941 Silk City Diner, a recreated 1930s Shell Station, six onsite Partner Museums, and so much more. The Mission of the Gilmore Car Museum is to tell the history of America through the automobile. NOTE: Please Pre-register and pay through Lifelong Learning as a class before the trip date.

Thursday * 4/23/20 * 1:30-4 pm * $19 (members) $25 (non-members) $FREE (Veterans-bring ID) * Gilmore Car Museum, 6895 W Hickory Rd. Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Armchair Travel: Lexington, Louisville and Lots More– NEW

The first Saturday in May belongs to the Kentucky Derby. It’s a step back in time as you join our travel expert, Bonnie, on an armchair travel experience of the Bluegrass State, where you will learn a little history of famous Kentuckians including Henry Clay and Mary Todd Lincoln, but the primary focus is what the state of Kentucky offers visitors today. Some points of interest are: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Churchill Downs in Louisville, as well as Keeneland, Kentucky Horse Park and Berea. Finally, you will conclude your armchair travel in Louisville, just in time for the 146th Kentucky Derby.  If you are so inclined, ladies – wear a Derby/Gardening hat, and Gentlemen – wear a cap. NOTE: This class includes a Kentucky Derby Pie tasting experience.

Thursday * 4/30/20 * 1:30-3:30 pm * $25 (member) $40 (non-member) * Bonnie David * Rm: FC-133

Armchair Travel: Glacier National Park: A Hiker’s Paradise – NEW

Glacier National Park, located in northwest Montana, is home to glaciers, grizzly bears, jaw-dropping mountain landscapes, sacred lands and 1 million acres of rugged wilderness. Join Battle Creek resident Eric Greene, who formerly lived in Montana and who has explored and enjoyed Glacier National Park many times over the past 20 years, as he tells some of the tales of this national treasure. Topics will include the ongoing influence of Native American residents of the region, development of the park by railroad barons in the early 1900s, and what it’s like to drive the famous Going to the Sun Road.  Discuss the thrill of hiking on a mountainside in a lightning storm, how long until the remaining glaciers melt, precautions for backpacking in bear country and tips for traveling to and through Glacier. In addition, Eric will share numerous photographs and artifacts from his trips into the popular and remote parts of the park.

Friday* 5/1/20 * 11 am – 1 pm * $19 (member) $35 (non-member) * Eric Greene * Rm: FC-133

Understanding Women’s Health Issues

As women, we face important health issues that affect not only us, but our families. In this class, you’ll focus on those health issues and learn what you can do to help prevent some serious health concerns. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer found in American women. Each year, more women die of heart disease than men, and it is the leading cause of death for women over the age of 65. Ten million Americans have osteoporosis; one in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Another issue we don’t like to discuss is urinary incontinence; however, it is a common and often embarrassing problem. Join us to learn about treatments and things you can do today to address the specific health issues that affect women.

Monday * 5/12/20 * 10 am – 12 pm * $19 (member) $35 (non-member) * Joan Ezinga* Rm: FC-133