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American Sign Language: ASL Level 1- POPULAR

Would you like to learn to communicate with American Sign Language (ASL)? ASL is quickly becoming one of the most widely used languages in the United States. This 8-week class will introduce you to the basics of ASL, emergency sign language, and the world of Deaf Culture. NOTE: Please bring your text, Signing Illustrated by Mickey Flodin to class the first night; you may purchase a copy at a bookseller website. Search for ISBN 9780399530418. This book is NOT available at KCC’s Bookstore.

Tuesdays * 4/13-6/1 * 6-8 pm * $115 * Valoree Boyer * Rm: LT-303

The Power of Gratitude: 21 Ways to Show It- NEW!

Gratitude is powerful: not only does it feel good, it’s also been proven to increase our well-being in myriad ways. We’ll explore the practice of gratitude through articles, conversation, and self-reflection. Gratitude is the quality of being thankful, it’s a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. An attitude of gratitude can transform your life. Discover 21 simple ways you can show gratitude in your daily life—make life more meaningful and the world a better place!

Wednesdays * 4/14-4/28 * 6-8:30 pm * $65 * Shawna Smith * Rm: O-109

Fashion Essentials: Post-Sweatpants- NEW!

When you have a Zoom meeting you can wear sweatpants, but that won’t last forever! Join us to discover how to build a comfortable wardrobe around basic colors and accessories; receive guidance about what looks good on you; learn how to organize your clothes and your closet for easy mix-and-match outfits and discuss fashion blog recommendations that will give you current fashion ideas. Wear an outfit to class that you like and bring a few other pieces you’d like to learn how to style. We will definitely have fun!

Wednesday * 4/14 * 6-8:30 pm * $25 * Laura Culver * Rm: LT-304

Exploring Famous Disappearances- ONLY 4 SPOTS REMAIN!

We all love a good mystery don’t we? We have always been intrigued by people who “disappear without a trace.” Some of the names?and stories are better-known–Judge Crater, D.B. Cooper, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Dr. David Livingston, but others such as socialite Dorothy Arnold, Mary Agnes Maroney and the Sodder children are stories largely lost to history. This class will look at cases both famous and infamous to explore what we know, what we can speculate, and what we may never know—a true mystery!

Mondays * 4/19-4/26 * 6-8 pm * $35 * Jody Owens * Rm: LT-304

Downsizing and Peace of Mind Planning

You’ve made the decision that it’s time to do something about all the things you have accumulated in your house/garage/basement. Join us to learn tips and ideas for getting rid of the excess and organizing the rest. Plus, planning and organizing for an emergency absence or end of life situation can give you peace of mind knowing that you are helping your loved ones navigate a stressful situation. We’ll explore the various types of documents you should keep and the best way to store that information for your loved ones. Join a professional organizer to learn how to create a true “family gift” for your special loved ones. An optional notebook with complete guides and forms will be available for purchase from the instructor for $20.

Wednesday * 4/28 * 6-8:30 pm * $40 * Delma Smith * Rm: LT-303

Be Your Own Life Coach: The Power of Good Decisions- NEW!

Did you know that on average we make about 35,000 decisions a day? Brushing our teeth, combing our hair and turning the lights on when it gets dark are decisions we don’t need to think much about. We also face really hard decisions like whether to change jobs, move to a new home, or make changes in our relationships. Discover 3 questions to ask yourself when making big decisions, plus 3 more questions to check in on how the decision you’re about to make fits into your life. These 6 questions will give you a well-rounded approach to future decision-making. And, when you look at your life’s journey this way, you will start to become your own Life Coach.

Tuesday * 5/4 * 6-9 pm * $35 * Jane Johnson, RN * Rm: LT-304

Why Gut Microbes Matter: Understanding Our Microbiome- NEW!
Over two thousand years ago, Hippocrates said that all disease begins in the gut. Now backed by scientific research, this idea still holds true today. You don’t have to follow crazy diets or spend a fortune to get healthy. Join us to discover how the gut works and its role in your body, practical diet and lifestyle advice to support your gut health, and ways to repair, heal, support and revitalize your gut. A vibrant, healthy you begins in your gut—start healing your body today!
Wednesday • 5/5 • 6-8 pm • $25 • Carrie Palmer, PA-C • Room: LT-304

Tips, Tools & Techniques for Terrific Speeches and Presentations

Public speaking is the number one fear for most people…and we’d rather do almost anything else than present in front of a group! Yet, if you desire success at work or simply have a goal to stand up and make a toast at your best friend’s wedding, you need to have presentation skills. We’ll share expert tips on everything from how to overcome excessive nervousness to the best way to handle a mistake—from the easiest way to design your presentation to ways to add enthusiasm and energy to any presentation. We’re here to help you build confidence in your public speaking skills; don’t miss this chance to overcome your fears and become the powerful and dynamic speaker you were born to be!
Thursdays * 5/13-5/20 * 6-8 pm * $35 * Laura Culver * Rm: LT-303

From Queen City to Cereal City: How it All Happened- NEW!

In this class we’ll focus on how Battle Creek became known as the Cereal City. You’ll learn all about the famous and infamous cereal entrepreneurs as well as interesting tidbits of Battle Creek’s history related to the cereal industry. People all over the world know about Battle Creek because of its reputation as the Cereal City, now you can learn all the wonderful and interesting stories of the characters that helped create the cereal boom and helped put Battle Creek on the map.

Wednesday * 5/19 * 6-9 pm * $25 * Jody Owens * Rm: LT-303

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