Lifelong Learning Events

Kickoff Luncheon: The History of KCC

Friday, September 15  •  12:00 PM  •   Kool Family Community Center (200 W Michigan Ave)  •  $15
RSVP BY CLICKING HERE or call the LLL Office at 269.965.4134

Join us for lunch and our featured speaker, Liz Neumeyer, local historian and long-time Kellogg Community College instructor, who will share with us information from her soon-to-be-released book that chronicles the 60 year history of Kellogg Community College!

Lunch will be provided by Paula Tucker Catering, including your choice of main entree, two sides, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks.

 

Daytime Classes in Battle Creek

Battle Creek classes are held at the Davidson Building, Room 106 on KCC’s Main Campus unless otherwise specified in the class description.

Loosen Up with Linda
Join Linda Ryan as she guides you through the program designed to loosen your muscles and increase your flexibility. This gentle, exercise class will help you reduce stress and improve the efficiency
of your heart and lungs. NOTE: Due to the Miller Gym remodel, this class will be temporarily relocated to the YMCA of Battle Creek, 182 Capital Ave, NE. No class 11/24/17.
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays • 9/18/17-12/15/17 • 8:30-9:30 am • $80 (member & non-member)
LFIT CT038-50 • Linda Ryan

Picnic: A Classic Film on the Big Screen!
Terry Dennison is ready to thrill you with behind-the-scenes stories from this classic film and its stars. You’ll sit back and enjoy the 1955 romantic comedy-drama as it was meant to be seen—on the big screen. Picnic was adapted for the screen by Daniel Taradash from William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. Joshua Logan, director of the original Broadway stage production, directed the film version, which stars William Holden, Kim Novak, and Rosalind Russell, with Susan Strasberg
and Cliff Robertson in supporting roles. Picnic was nominated for six Academy Awards and won two. The film dramatizes 24 hours in the life of a small Kansas town in the mid-20th century. It revolves around the Labor Day holiday. It is the story of an outsider whose appearance disrupts and rearranges the lives of those with whom he comes into contact. NOTE: This class will be held in the Davidson Theater, Room 201 on the building’s main floor.
Friday • 9/22/17 • 2-5 pm • $15 (member) $35 (non-member)
PERF CJ003-50 • Terry Dennison

 

Strategies for Effective Caregiving
As our population continues to age, it is likely that at some point, if not now, you will become a caregiver. For most, being there for your loved one is a core value and something you want to do. However, it can be a stressful and emotional journey. Caregiver stress and having feelings of frustration, exhaustion, sadness and yes, joy are normal. But caregiver burnout is common, especially if caregivers are not able to give time to their own needs. In this program, we’ll discuss caregiver stress, identify ways to address burnout, learn about programs and resources designed to support caregivers, identify burnout prevention strategies, and provide opportunity for sharing and supporting other caregivers in our community. NOTE: Free respite care to allow caregivers to attend this program is being made available by CareWell Services SW. Once you register, contact Mary Peterson at 269-966-2450 to arrange for this no cost respite care.
Friday • 9/22/17 • 1-3 pm • $10 (member) $30 (non-member)
PDEV CK002-50 • Mary Peterson

 

Stocks & Stock Markets: The Nuts and Bolts
Are stocks and the stock market a mystery to you? Do you really understand the positive impact these kinds of investments can have on your retirement? If you don’t know the difference between Dow Jones, NASDAQ and the S&P 500, join us to learn the basics from a professional financial planner about the concept of stocks and how to evaluate whether they can fit into your overall investment strategy. Topics will include market basics, common versus preferred stock, dividends, different investment approaches and multiple ways to own stock.
Friday • 9/29/17 • 3-4:30 pm • $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
MONY CG002-50 • Keith Corts

 

Chair Yoga– POPULAR
Don’t worry about having to get up and down from the floor in this yoga class. Kim will take you through a variety of exercises using a chair that will gently stretch your muscles while putting you in a relaxed state. No yoga experience required. NOTE: Class is held at KCC’s RMTC, 405 Hill Brady Rd. No class
11/23/17.
Option 1: Thursdays • 9/28/17-12/14/17 • 11:30 am-12:30 pm • $30 (member) $50 (non-member) •       YOGA CF011-50 • Kim Van Hoose
Option 2: Mondays & Thursdays • 9/25/17-12/14/17 • 11:30 am-12:30 pm • $55 (member) $75 (non-member) • YOGA CF023-50 • Kim Van Hoose

 

Beginning Genealogy
Have you taken advantage of one of the many ancestry DNA test kits out there? Whether you have or have not, in this fun class you will learn where to look for information, what kind of information to search for, and how to organize what is uncovered so it can be built upon later. During class the instructor will visit and share a variety of online resources that you can access later. You’ll be amazed
to learn new information your lineage! NOTE: This class is demonstration only, so it will not be held in a Computer Lab.
Tuesdays • 10/3/17-10/10/17 • 2-4 pm • $20 (member) $40 (non-member)
HSTY CE004-50 • Gordon Mitchell

 

China: A Fascinating and Mysterious Country
You see China in the news nearly every night and in this class Nancy Beers will begin with China’s first dynasty, the Shang, and move through time exploring the key events in each historical ruling dynasty going forward. Plus, she’ll share other topics of interest including the impact of Confucianism; Chinese
art, artifacts, and literature; and China’s impact on surrounding countries.
Wednesdays • 10/4/17-10/25/17 • 2-3:45 pm • $40 (member) $60 (non-member)
HSTY CC007-50 • Nancy Beers

 

AMP: Aging Mastery Program
Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past 50 years, yet people are generally unprepared for this increased longevity. This class will introduce you to AMP, a nationwide effort designed by the
National Council on Aging that offers an innovative approach to guide individuals through this phase of life. This comprehensive and fun approach to aging well encourages people to take actions to enhance their health, financial well-being, social connectedness, and overall quality of life. Central to the AMP philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results and that people can be
empowered and supported to cultivate health and longevity. Equally important, the program encourages mastery by developing sustainable behaviors over time.
Thursdays • 10/5/17-12/14/17• 1-3 pm • $50 (member) $70 (non-member)
HOLV CI020-50 • Kitty Knoll & Mary Peterson

 

Developing Dementia Dexterity
We hear a lot about the impact of dementia on older adults. Nearly all of us have had a family member impacted, are dealing with the disease ourselves, or have concerns about developing it. The chances are high…especially as you age. Do you know enough about how to reduce your risk? In this fact-based
program we’ll answer questions to help you improve your knowledge and awareness. My mom has dementia, does that mean I’m at greater risk? Does it really matter what I eat in terms of prevention?
What can I do if I or a loved one has been diagnosed? Do brain games really work? We’ll answer these questions and many more, as well as learn about types of dementia, how to love your brain, and the
role of physical health, movement, and nutrition in prevention and treatment. We’ll also identify risk factors and learn about local resources to support anyone impacted by the disease.
Tuesday • 10/17/17 • 2-4 pm • $15 (member) $30 (non-member)
HOLV CI002-50 • Mary Peterson

 

That’s Amazing! Magic Effects & History
What is magic, and why it is so easy to be fooled by magicians? Come to this class to learn what magic is and is not, and decide if you think it is the ultimate performing art. The history of magic performance
will be discussed, and students will learn to execute a simple yet astounding trick—the “Cups & Balls.” This is one of the oldest effects in magic, and written records of its performance date back almost 3,000 years in Chinese history and texts. This is not a class to expose, but rather to inform and hopefully awaken your desire to explore the art of magic in greater depth.
Thursday • 10/19/17 • 10 am-12 pm • $15 (member) $30 (non-member)
PERF CJ002-50 • Brad Miles

 

Clutter-Busting for Packrats!
Have you ever been called a packrat? Do you think of yourself that way? Is your significant other one? Now you can learn how to downsize and purge without guilt or regret. Get the answers to the age-old
question of what to keep and what to toss. Learn tips and ideas of how to make your space more active than storage. Get rid of what is no longer working in your life and keep what you use and love. Leave
with an action plan and the motivation to get going and stay on track! Delma Smith, owner of Organizing For You, will help you explore the phenomenon of clutter-clearing by sharing the tools and techniques to get you started. Learn how you can truly make a difference in your life by getting rid of the “stuff.” You
will end up having more time for the fun things you want to do!
Tuesday •10/24/17 • 9-11 am • $15 (member) $35 (non-member)
HOME CA002-50 • Delma Smith

 

Real Stories of Living in an Eskimo Village
Everyone has heard of Eskimos and perhaps you know a few things about their daily lives, but what do you really know about these interesting and hearty people? This class will share first-hand accounts from our world traveling instructor, Gary Ivinskas, of what it was like to live in an Eskimo village and participate in a culture and customs both mysterious and beautiful. Topics will include dogsledding, Eskimo foods, language, and Inuit cultural stories.
Tuesday • 11/7/17 • 2-4 pm • $15 (member) $30 (non-member)
PERF CJ002-51 • Gary Ivinskas

 

Early American Medicine
Today’s medical advances are truly amazing, and in this class we’ll explore how medicine was practiced early in our history, and how American medicine contributed to how it’s practiced today. Join us to discover the required training for doctors, techniques they used, and medical procedures they could and
could not perform – or perhaps just shouldn’t have tried! Implements used during examinations and procedures will be shared, as well as what early hospitals were like; advances made during times of war; good and bad home remedies; available drugs and where you could get them; and practices formerly denounced to which we have returned.
Fridays • 11/10/17-11/17/17 • 1-3 pm • $20 (member) $40 (non-member)
HSTY CB004-50 • Jody Owens

 

 

Hastings Classes

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

 

Picnic: Come View this Classic Film!
Terry Dennison is ready to thrill you with behind-the-scenes stories from this classic film and its stars. You’ll sit back and enjoy the 1955 romantic comedy-drama as it was meant to be seen—on the big screen. Picnic was adapted for the screen by Daniel Taradash from William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. Joshua Logan, director of the original Broadway stage production, directed the film version, which stars William Holden, Kim Novak, and Rosalind Russell, with Susan Strasberg and Cliff Robertson in supporting roles. Picnic was nominated for six Academy Awards and won two. The film dramatizes 24 hours in the life of a small Kansas town in the mid-20th century. It revolves around the Labor Day holiday. It is the story of an outsider whose appearance disrupts and rearranges the lives of those with whom he comes into contact.
Wednesday • 9/20/17 • 1-4 pm • $15 (member) $30 (non-member)
PERF CJ003-70 • Terry Dennison

 

Developing Dementia Dexterity
We hear a lot about the impact of dementia on older adults. Nearly all of us have had a family member impacted, are dealing with the disease ourselves, or have concerns about developing it. The chances are high … especially as you age. In this fact-based program we’ll answer questions to help you improve
your knowledge and awareness. My mom has dementia, does that mean I’m at greater risk? Does it really matter what I eat in terms of prevention? What can I do if I or a loved one has been diagnosed?
Do brain games really work? We’ll answer these questions and many more, as well as learn about types of dementia, how to love your brain, and the role of physical health, movement, and nutrition in prevention and treatment. We’ll also identify risk factors and learn about resources to support anyone impacted by the disease.
Monday • 9/25/17 • 1-3 pm • $15 (member) $30 (non-member)
HOLV CI002-70 • Karla Fales & Mary Peterson

 

Aging Mastery Program (AMP)
Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past 50 years, yet people are generally unprepared for this increased longevity. This class will introduce you to AMP, a nationwide effort designed by the
National Council on Aging that offers an innovative approach to guide individuals through this phase of life. This comprehensive and fun approach to aging well encourages people to take actions to enhance their health, financial well-being, social connectedness, and overall quality of life. Central to the AMP philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results and that people can be
empowered and supported to cultivate health and longevity. Equally important, the program encourages mastery by developing sustainable behaviors over time.
Mondays • 10/2/17-12/4/17 • 1-3 pm • $50 (member) $70 (non-member)
HOLV CI020-70 • Kitty Knoll & Mary Peterson

 

Springtime Blooms and Birds in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is known for its tulips, but its other flowers are phenomenal too! It’s also a world famous birder’s paradise with a multitude of shore birds. Cal and Jean Lamoreaux will present the nature of this beautiful coastal country and all the fantastic fields of colors to be seen.
Tuesday • 10/10/17 • 1-3 pm • $15 (member) $30 (non-member)
HSTY CC002-70 • Cal & Jean Lamoreaux

 

Steam Boating The Mississippi: New Orleans to Memphis
You can travel and never leave your seat! We begin by spending a few days in New Orleans. While there we enjoy some jazz, visit the National World War II Museum created by author, Stephen Ambrose, and
visit the 9th Ward where devastation from Hurricane Katrina is still visible. We also visit the New Orleans School of Cooking to become familiar with the foods New Orleans is famous for. Then we board
the steamboat, American Queen, for a 7-day trip from New Orleans to Memphis. Along the way we’ll visit towns that line her shore, including Natchez and its lovely plantations and Vicksburg and its Civil War Battlefield. We finish by sampling the dessert served at the April 22, 2012 American Queen Christening
Luncheon.
Thursday • 10/12/17 • 1:30-3:30 pm • $15 (member) $30 (non-member)
HSTY CB002-70 • Bonnie David

 

Discover the Ecosystems of California and Michigan
Join us as we compare the variety and diversity of nature in California and Michigan. You will be surprised by the differences, and the similarities. Cal has traveled extensively in these two states, and has an interesting program that is sure to be fascinating and educational.
Tuesday • 10/24/17 • 1-3 pm • $15 (member) $30 (non-member)
PERF CS002-70 • Cal & Jean Lamoreaux

 

A New Voyage! Sailing to the Caribbean
Come see videos, pictures, and hear the stories from a sailing adventure to the Caribbean. Topics will include crossing the Gulf Stream; catching Mahi Mahi; bad weather sailing vs good weather sailing;
and the excitement of sailing to Grenada from St. Maarten to get the boat out of a hurricane’s path! A return sail in summer 2017 from St. Maarten back to Newport, Rhode Island will also be highlighted. Life on the open seas can be beautiful, exiting, and dangerous. Come to this class and learn about the crew, the impact of weather, and the gear it takes to successfully complete such a passage.
Tuesday • 10/31/17 • 1-3 pm • $15 (member) $30 (non-member)
PERF CJ002-70 • Gary Ivinskas

 

Our American Democracy: Church and State
In this class Pastor Anton will take a look at the relationship between religion and government in our American democracy. Topics will include religious freedom, religion in public institutions, political
religious expression, and “civil religion”.
Wednesdays • 11/1/17-12/6/17 • 1:30- 3:30 pm • $30 (member) $50 (non-member)
HSTY CD012-70 • Michael Anton

 

Retirement Boredom: What Shall I Do?
Don’t be bored! Join us to learn about all the opportunities there are in Barry County to give back to your community through interesting and fun activities. Check out low cost hobbies, activities, and expand your personal interests. Jean Lamoreaux, Board Member of the Commission on Aging and Barry County Historical Society, will help you make sure retirement truly is the best time of your life!
Tuesday • 11/14/17 • 1-3 pm • $15 (member) $30 (non-member)
PDEV CK002-70 • Cal & Jean Lamoreaux

 

Strategies for Effective Caregiving
As our population continues to age, it is likely that at some point, if not now, you will become a caregiver. For most, being there for your loved one is a core value and something you want to do. However, it can be a stressful and emotional journey. Caregiver stress and having feelings of frustration, exhaustion, sadness and, yes, joy are normal. Caregiver burnout is common, especially if caregivers are not able to give time to their own needs. In this program, we’ll discuss caregiver stress, identify ways to address burnout, learn about programs and resources designed to support caregivers, identify burnout
prevention strategies, and provide opportunity for sharing and supporting other caregivers in our community. NOTE: Free respite care to allow caregivers to attend this program is being made available
by CareWell Services SW. Once you register, contact Mary Peterson at 269-966-2450 to arrange for this no cost respite care.
Thursday • 11/30/17 • 1-3 pm • $10 (member) $20 (non-member)
PDEV CK002-71 • Karla Fales & Mary Peterson