Hastings classes are held at KCC’s Fehsenfeld Center, 2950 W M-179 Hwy, Hastings, MI.
In this class students will learn where to look for genealogical information, what kind of information to search for, and how to organize what is uncovered so it can be built upon later. Your instructor and genealogist, Gordon Mitchell, will visit online resources that can be accessed later that contain amazing information about your lineage! The class will go more in-depth than earlier classes as to where and how to conduct genealogical searches, but previous experience is not required. Students will meet in a computer lab to access the free online resources that will be discussed, so some computer knowledge is helpful.
Tuesdays * 4/17/18-5/15/18 * 1-3 pm * Member $40 * Non-member $60
HSTY CE008-70 * Gordon Mitchell * Room 103
Internet Basics: Effectively Using this Powerful Tool
What is the World Wide Web and a URL, and why should I care? Effectively using the Internet can put a world of knowledge and information at your fingertips if you know how to use it. Come to this class to learn about types of websites, web browsers, hyperlinks, and how to access your phone and TV via the Internet. Your instructor, Randy Dirks, will not only help you get what you need online, but teach you how to do it safely and quickly.
Thursday * 4/19/18 * 1-3 pm * Member $15 * Non-member $35
COMP CAB02-70 * Randy Dirks * Room 119
A Bluegrass Journey
Basement Bluegrass will lead students on an entertaining and enlightening journey filled with stories of bluegrass music, groups, history, and instrumentation. This class will review the founding fathers of bluegrass, then consider the music from the mid-1950’s to the mid-1960’s and the beginning of bluegrass festivals. An in-class performance will also be included, so be prepared to stomp your feet and clap your hands in this lively and informative session!
Monday 5/14/18 * 10 am-12 pm * Member $15 * Non-member $35
PERF CJ002-71 * Jim Metzger * Room 109
Be a Brainiac – Brain Health for Better Living
Join Carewell Services Southwest to learn strategies and techniques to sustain and maintain your brain, address concerns about memory and thinking as we age, and get introduced to the MIND diet and other tools to bolster your brain health. Presented by CareWell Services’ Dementia Capable Care Certified trainers.
Thursday * 5/17/18 * 1-3 pm * Member $10 * Non-member $30
HOLV CI002-70 * Karla Fales * Room 109
Peace of Mind Organization: Planning for the Unexpected
Are your important papers in shambles? Would you be embarrassed to have your children or loved ones see the mess those vitally important documents are in? Whether you are downsizing to a smaller home or moving into a retirement residence or a hospice facility, organizing your important end of life documents is critical. It is something you can do now to help your loved ones or the executor of your estate in the event of your death or a short time crisis situation. There is so much to think about in getting your important papers and information together. Even if you are just preparing your important documents so they are more easily accessible, you won’t want to miss this class where we’ll explore the various types of documents you should keep and the best way to organize and store them. You’ll walk away with a sample packet of forms to help you leave your family “the gift” of an organized life. An optional notebook with complete guides and forms will be available for purchase from the instructor for $20.
Tuesday * 5/22/18 * 10 am-12 pm * Member $20 * Non-Member $40
PDEV CM002-70 * Delma Smith * Room 103
Barry County in the Civil War- NEW
Celebrate Memorial Day by learning about the experience of a real Barry County soldier who fought in the Civil War. Using a set of 60 transcribed letters sent home during his service, the story of William Henry Wheeler will be told through the eyes of his great-great-grandson and your instructor, Brian Shumway. Wheeler was a Woodland Farmer of the 26th Michigan Volunteer Infantry (MVI) who fought with the Army of the Potomac alongside 13 other “Woodland” boys. Wheeler and the 26th MVI will be discussed, as will other Woodland and Barry County men of other regiments, particularly Leonard Fitzgerald, the namesake of Hasting’s Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post. A brief history of the Memorial Day holiday will also be included.
Thursday * 5/24/18 * 1-3 pm * Member $15 * Non-member $35
HSTY CA002-71 * Brian Shumway * Room 103