INA, Ill. - Rend Lake College announces the spring Community Education classes to be held on the main campus in Ina.
In "Taxidermy," students will learn the art of preserving, mounting, and displaying animal's skins. Instructor Ron Jackson will guide students through mounting their own bird, fish, deer, or small animal. Supplies needed for class are species to mount (needs to be thawed) and scalpel or sharp knife. Added costs for other supplies will be determined by selected project. A supply list will be mailed to students at the time of registration. This class offers two different sessions. The first will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 2nd-February 18th from 6-9p.m. The second will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 16th-April 1st from 6-9p.m. Both classes will be held in the Vocational Building, Room 105. Each class is limited to the first twelve paid students. Registration fee is $89.
Whether participants are looking for help with personal or professional relationships, the "Stairway to Success Conference" will meet their needs. The conference will be led by talented trainer and facilitator, Teresa Gilbert. The theme for the workshop is "Effective Communication Brings Superior Results." Participants will learn how they may be unknowingly sabotaging their communication with others. Communication approach, quality, body language, planning, and leading effective meetings will be covered. This workshop is worth .5 credit hours/8 CPDUs and will meet on Monday, March 1st from 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. in the Student Center Private Dining Area. Registration is $85 and includes lunch. The registration deadline is February 11. Late registration fee is $95.
"Digital Photography SLR Cameras" will teach students how to use their SLR cameras and experience the enjoyment of producing quality photographs. Professional photographers Ross and Liz Bunton will help students become familiar with their camera and settings, understand lighting conditions, and gain insight on elements of good photo composition. Students will need to bring their camera and manual to class. This class will meet on Mondays, March 8th -March 22nd from 6-8p.m. at the Learning Resource Center, Room 207. Registration fee is $30.
Participation in "Hunter Safety" is a requirement in state statute for hunters born on or after January 1, 1980, when applying for a hunting license. Sam Settle will instruct students on wildlife management, firearms safety, hunter ethics, game identification, first aid, survival techniques, and regulations. This is a free course, but pre-registration is required due to limited enrollment. Students should bring both a pen and pencil to both sessions on Friday, March 12th from 6-9p.m. & Saturday, March 13th from 8a.m.-4p.m., in the Science Building, Room 122.
"Cake Decorating Beyond the Basics" was designed for students who already know the basics and are ready to try something new. This course will cover more difficult flowers and techniques. Our instructor, Beth Mandrell, will show students how to work on cutting cakes to make shapes. Just like in the basic class, our instructor will let students use her tools and icing tips, so they can try before they buy. This class will meet on Tuesdays, March 16th-March 30th from 6-8p.m. in the Student Center Culinary Lab. Students will bring a cake to the second and third sessions. A $10 supply fee payable to the instructor will cover the costs of bags, tips, and icing. Registration is $30.
"Mystery Dinner Theater Slay It Again Sam" is an adult-themed murder mystery. As part of a Big Read Event, professional actor/writer Kevin O'Brien will host the evening. The show is very, fast paced and funny, half scripted and half-improvised. As guests arrive, they are assigned a new identify for the evening. Some may even become suspects. This event will be held on Thursday, April 8th from 6-8:30p.m. in the Student Center Dining Room. Registration is $20 and dinner is included. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.
Kids can help solve a mystery in "Me & My Buddy Mystery Dinner Theater". This Mystery Dinner is for kids and adult buddies. Students will use their detective skills to search through clues and solve the mystery. This is a non-murder mystery suitable for children. This dinner party will be on Friday, April 16th from 6-8p.m. in the Historic Schoolhouse. Registration fee is $35 per couple and includes dinner.
"Billiard Basics" is a course designed for those interested in learning more about the origin and history of pool as well as how to play. Instructor Rob Paul will teach students the rules of play, the importance of stance and balance and how the body should be aligned. Stroke mechanics, force follow, throw shots, deflection and its control and more will also be covered. At the end of class, a tournament style match will be played by all billiard students. The registration fee is $120. Students must bring their own cue or purchase one from the instructor for approximately $50. Please call for more information on dates and times.
Those interested in registering for a class should contact Lori or Kristina at Rend Lake College Community Education, 618-437-5321, Ext. 1267 or toll-free for in-district residents only 800-369-5321, Ext. 1267.