Daytime Classes: Battle Creek

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Loosen Up with LindaSESSION 1 FULL!

Come join us and see why this is one our most popular classes! Linda will guide you through a gentle exercise program intended to loosen your muscles and improve your flexibility, posture and mobility. You will leave feeling refreshed while noticing the mind & body benefits from this supportive class each week. This is a great deal at around $4 per class!
NOTE: Class is held in the Miller Physical Education Gymnasium for this semester.
SESSION 1: T/TH * 3/2-4/1 * 8:30-9:30 am * $45 * Linda Ryan * Location: Miller Building, Rm: Miller Gym

SESSION 2: T/TH *4/13-5/27 * 8:30-9:30 am * $65 * Linda Ryan * Location: Miller Building, Rm: Miller Gym

Chair Yoga- ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT!

Yoga is an excellent way for adults to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress and improve circulation. Amanda will lead you through a variety of chair exercises intended to keep you flexible and build strength through low impact moves. This is a great deal at around $4 per class! NOTE: Class is held in the Miller Physical Education Gymnasium for this semester.
SESSION 1: T/TH * 3/2-4/1 * 10-11 am * $45 *Amanda Wallace * Location: Miller Building, Rm: Miller Gym

SESSION 2: T/TH * 4/13-5/27 * 10-11 am * $65 *Amanda Wallace * Location: Miller Building, Rm: Miller Gym

Senior Golf Fitness- ACT FAST!

Learn to stay flexible and strong in the key areas of the golf swing. In this class, you will be able to exercise 30 to 45 minutes per day using individualized, golf specific, flexibility and core strength activities to maintain the ability to play golf for years to come. You will be tested for key areas to concentrate on for your swing. The instructor trained at the Titleist Performance Institute and uses a variety of techniques, with easily obtained equipment, for home exercise.

T/TH * 3/2-4/1 * 9:00-10:00 am * $75 * Tom Lawrence * Location: Miller Building, Rm: M-11

Canvas & Coffee- JUST 2 SPOTS REMAIN!!!
Don’t be shy, come have some fun with local artist, Heather, and get your creative juices flowing! Heather will lead you step by step to create this beautiful canvas acrylic impasto painting, but with your unique spin on it. At the end of the class, you will take home a one-of-a-kind painting, while learning new skills in a fun and creative way! All materials are  included in the price of the class.
Thursday • 4/22 • 1-3 pm • $40 • Heather Meyer • Rm: LT-304

Rebellious or Misunderstood? History of Reform Schools

As early as 1825, the US turned attention to those who would come to be called Juvenile Delinquents. Prior to that, the only solutions were returning them to their parents (however unsuitable) or lodging them in the Poor House. Later they were separated successively into Refuge Houses, then Detention Houses, then Reform Schools. How have early treatments, public attitudes and success rates changed during that 200-year period?

Mondays * 4/19-4/26 * 1-3 pm * $40 * Jody Owens * Rm: LT-304

Delectable Desserts You Need in Your Life

When it comes to summer sweets, keep it simple and keep it cool–the less cooking, the better! In this class, you will learn to make simple summer desserts that don’t involve cooking, so they’re perfect for days when it’s too hot to be in the kitchen. Learn how to make cheesecake, parfaits and puddings and be able to take some home to your friends or family. All cooking materials included in price of class.
Thursday * 4/29 * 1-3 pm * $40 * Boonikka Herring * Rm: LT-303

iPad 1: The Basics & Settings

With everything going virtual lately, it is important to get the most out of your iPad. Tom will teach you the basics of main apps to get you started using your iPad: settings, calendar, contacts, and mail. Setting up your e-mail accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, or others) is a breeze, and we’ll show you how, as well as scheduling dates in your iPad calendar (including how to set a reminder so you won’t forget). NOTE: This class is designed for users of the Apple iPad product and you should bring your iPad to class. Next semester, we will offer iPad 2.
Mondays * 5/3-5/10 * 1-3 pm * $40 * Tom Rose * Rm: LT-304

The Legends and Folk Lore of the Great Lakes- NEARLY FULL!!!

Back by popular demand! The luster of the beaches and the beauty of the waves are normally what you envision when you think of the Great Lakes. However, from the depths of the world’s largest freshwater lakes have emerged some bizarre myths and mysteries. Michigan based author and travel writer, Shetan Noir, will lead you in a discussion about the mystical maritime history of the Great Lakes that includes lost ships, ghost ships, the Lake Michigan triangle, and legends of lake monsters.
Wednesdays * 5/5-5/19 * 10 am–12 pm* $60 * Shetan Noir * Rm: LT-304

Computer Basics: Understanding Windows 10

Are you getting the most out of your computer? This class is sure to give you what you need to navigate Windows 10 with ease. You’ll be introduced on how to customize your desktop, so it meets your needs, learn how to use menus and toolbars, how to create a back-up routine so you’re always protecting and saving your valuable information, online resources to help you find what you want when you need it, plus, basic troubleshooting tips so you won’t miss a minute of productivity in the Windows environment.
Mondays * 5/17-5/24 * 1-3 pm * $40 * Tom Rose * Rm: LT-304

Abracadabra: Tricks are NOT Just for Kids! NEW!
Join us to learn some great tricks to fool your friends and children. It’s a
fantastic way to liven up any party or event. You’ll learn more than card tricks though – you will learn some time- honored secrets from one of Michigan’s busiest magicians. John Dudley is the instructor for summer camp at The American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan. Celebrating his 5th decade as a “trickster”, you’ll not only see how easy magic can be, but you’re GUARANTEED to have fun learning. A deck of cards will be provided for you to get your tricks started!
Thursday • 5/27 • 10 am-12 pm • $25 • John Dudley • Rm: LT 304

Right Under Our Feet: More Metal Detecting

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a metal detecting newbie, join President of the West Michigan Detector Club, John Dudley, as he provides instruction and numerous stories from the field. Metal detecting is worth investing in as a hobby because you get exercise, fresh air, and possibly even treasure! Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. NOTE: This is a 3-hour class to allow for more exploration time outside.

Thursday * 5/27 * 1-4 pm * $35 * John Dudley * Rm: LT 304 and KCC Campus

The Renaissance Plague with Nancy– FULL

NOTE: You can still add your name to the waitlist in case other students drop, we are able to open up more seats, or add an additional section. The “Black Death” was one of the most devastating pandemics during world history, as it decimated the population and marked the end of an era in Italy. Join our historian, as she discusses the plague’s profound impact on cultural, social, and religious changes that led to the emergence of the Renaissance, one of the greatest periods for art, architecture, medicine, and literature in human history.

Wednesdays * 6/2-6/30 * 1-3 pm * $65 * Nancy Beers * Rm: LT-304

Celebrate National Donut Day

National Donut Day started in 1938 as a fundraiser to honor The Salvation Army “Lassies” of World War I, who served donuts to soldiers. In this class, we will skip the pot of hot oil and learn how to make light and airy donuts in an air fryer! Homemade donuts made in the air fryer are soft on the outside and have a fluffy, tender interior that taste just like they’re from your favorite bakery. All materials included in price.
Thursday * 6/3 * 1-3 pm * $40 * Boonikka Herring * Rm: LT-303