Classes are held at KCC’s Fehsenfeld Center, 2950 M-179, Hastings MI.
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The Music of the Beatles! NEW!
The Beatles are probably the best-known and most influential rock and roll band of all time. Starting from John, Paul, George and Ringo’s earliest days in Liverpool, to their controversial breakup, you will get an introduction to the music that shaped the lives and times of this extraordinary group.
Thursdays • 9/17 – 9/24 • 10 am-12 pm • $39 • Stephen Youngs • 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, who, like most Michigan soldiers, was away from home for the first extended time in his life. Problems arose, some humorous, some somber and serious.
Monday • 10/5 • 10 am-12 pm • $19 • Brian Shumway • Rm: FC-101
First Ladies NEW!
It was Julia Grant, wife of the 18th President Ulysses S. Grant, who put the title of First Lady on the job. Sometimes called the second hardest job in America, it is truly a job like no other. The First Lady serves as the nation’s hostess and as a political partner, and she is often an advocate of social causes. A few of the First Ladies we will focus on are Martha Washington, Dolley Madison, Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, Rosalyn Carter and Michelle Obama. This class also includes a tasting of recipes from a White House pastry chef.
Thursday • 10/22 • 1:30-3:30 pm • $25 • Bonnie David • Rm: FC-130
Lights! Camera! Action: Sunset Boulevard
Enjoy viewing the classic Sunset Boulevard about a screenwriter who develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make her triumphant return to the big screen. After the movie, stay for a lively movie discussion with our favorite theater instructor.
Friday • 10/23 • 1-4 pm • $19 • Terry Dennison • Rm: FC-101
The Universal Christ
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. Read the book and come prepared to be part of the discussion!
Wednesdays • 10/28-12/16 • 1:30-3:30 pm • $95 • Michael Anton • Rm: FC-130
Simply String Art NEW!
Popular in the late 1960s, string art is making a comeback! In this hands-on
class, learn the steps involved in string art: choosing a pattern, forming the outlines with hammer and nails, 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! Materials included!
Thursday • 11/12 • 1:30-3:30 pm • $29 • Casey Fairley • Rm: FC-133
Armchair Travel: Glacier National Park NEW!
Located in northwest Montana, the park 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 lived in Montana and 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 include the ongoing influence of Native American residents, 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.
Tuesday • 11/24 • 10 am-12 pm • $19 • Eric Greene • Rm: FC-133