Daytime Classes: Hastings

Classes are held at KCC’s Fehsenfeld Center, 2950 M-179, Hastings MI.
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The Universal Christ- FULL

NOTE: You can still add your name to a waitlist in case of drops or if we are able to expand enrollment. The third time’s the charm! After having to cancel mid-class the last two times due to COVID, Pastor Anton is excited to be able to finish the book study with you. He will review Chapters 1-6 in the first class, then lead you in a book discussion in weeks 2 – 6 of the rest of The Universal Christ by Fr. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest. For maximum benefit from the class, please read the book before the class discussion.

Wednesdays * 3/3 – 4/7 * 1:30–3:30 pm * $75 * Michael Anton * Rm: FC-130

Armchair Travel: National Park: A Hiker’s Paradise- ONLY 1 SPOT REMAINING!

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 has explored and enjoyed Glacier National Park many times over the past 22 years. He loves to share tales of this national treasure; plus, Eric will share numerous photographs and artifacts from his trips into the popular and remote parts of the park.

Tuesday * 4/27 * 10 am–12 pm * $20 * Eric Greene * Rm: FC-133

Kentucky: Horses, Bourbon and HistoryONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!

Come along as we take a photo tour of the Bluegrass State. Beginning in the Lexington area, known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” we will visit Keeneland, Kentucky Horse Park, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, and Berea. Continuing we will visit the Louisville area where the first Saturday in May belongs to the Kentucky Derby. We will visit Churchill Downs just in time for the 147th Kentucky Derby. We will also make a stop in Bardstown, “Bourbon Capital of the World.” As we travel, we will meet some famous Kentuckians including Henry Clay and Mary Todd Lincoln. Those attending will be offered a “take home tasting experience,” a Derby specialty.

Thursday * 4/29 * 1:30-3:30 pm * $25 * Bonnie David * Rm: FC-132

The Legends and Folk Lore of the Great LakesPOPULAR!

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 * 1:30-3:30 pm* $60 * Shetan Noir * Rm: FC-132

First Ladies- FULL

NOTE: You can still add your name to the waitlist in case we have anyone drop the class, are able to expand capacity, or add an additional section. We offered this class last semester, and had a waitlist, so we are offering it again. There’s always something new to learn from Bonnie! 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, Julia Grant, Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Rosalyn Carter. Those attending will be offered a “take home tasting experience” of recipes from a White House pastry chef.

Thursday * 5/20 * 1:30-3:30 pm * $25 * Bonnie David * Rm: FC-132

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 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 the class.

Tuesday * 5/25 * 1:30-3:30 pm *$40 * Boonikka Herring * Rm: FC-132