INA - Join Rend Lake College on a journey to Ancient Egypt where wonder and awe await with the Golden Age of the Pharaohs and its famous member - King Tut, the “boy king.”
This fall, the Community Education program at RLC is offering area citizens a window into the world of Egypt’s famed Valley of the Kings at the Field Museum in Chicago. It is there that the world-famous King Tutunkhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibit will be on display until Jan. 1, 2007.
More than 625,000 advance tickets have already been sold for the current exhibit that has fascinated viewers, young and old.
The 3,000-to-3,500-year-old artifacts on show come from the tombs of the 18th-dynasty pharaoh and others royals buried in Egypt’s famed Valley of the Kings. More than twice the size of the orginal 1977 exhibition, Tut’s comback tour features nearly 130 Egyptian treasures from the tombs of Tut and his royal relatives. Many of the artifacts have never before been outside of Egypt.
Tut’s allure exists in the story of the child who was made a king at the age of 9 and died 10 years later. It is a story that has captivated audiences since the shockingly, well-preserved tomb of the “boy king” was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922.
The cost for gas, lunch and the tour is comparable to the $99 fee that covers it all.
The journey will begin on a bus leaving at ?? from the college. Upon arrival at the museum, a docent-led tour will begin by highlighting the history of Chicago’s Field Museum and four popular exhibits. Following a 45-minute lunch catered by the museum, the group will head to the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibit. Audio headsets will facilitate a tour of the exhibit at the group’s own pace.
The entire afternoon can be spent wondering in the Tut exhibit or venturing off to other exhibits within the museum. The group will gather at 4:30 p.m. at the museum entrance to head back to the college.
Another attraction offered by the Community Education program at RLC is the Holiday Sampler from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Rend Lake College MarketPlace.
The third annual sampler features six 50-minute workshops on how to put a holiday spin on crafts, cooking and more.
Beginning at 9 a.m. is Chocolate Drinks for the Holidays with Dawn Gibson, Community Education Director at RLC, followed by Scrapbooking at the One Stop Scrapbook Shop at 10 a.m. with Rachel Southerd. The 11 a.m. class is on Holiday hair and makeup with the Studio RLC Design Team. That is followed by a lunch break. Lunch will not be provided.
At 1 p.m. is Holiday Bracelets led by representatives of Wind Song Beads. It precedes the 2 p.m. class taught by Jeannie Mitchell-Collins on quick and easy recipes for the holiday season, followed by Holiday Stamping with Phyllis Garner at 3 p.m.
A $3 registration fee is required for each class and goes directly to the instructor. Also, a $6 fee is applied to the chocolate drinks and scrapbooking class, a $5 fee is needed for the cooking and stamping classes and $5-$12 is required for the class on holiday bracelets. There is no fee for the holiday hair and makeup tips through the Studio RLC Design Team.
To sign up or view a user-friendly schedule of courses, one may call RLC Community Education at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1267 or go on-line to www.rlc.edu and follow the “community” link.
Other classes offered this fall through RLC’s Community Education program at corresponding locations are:
RLC; Horsemanship on the Trails, Lebanon: Victorian Holiday Lighting, Keep Warm Illinois, Lunch Hour Workshops, Me & My Buddy: Playing with Clay, Hunter Safety, Scanning Photos for Fun!, Scrappin’ & Stampin’ Swap Meet, Scrapbooking for Brides, Stamp-A-Stack Autumn, Stamp-A-Stack Christmas, Taxidermy and Taxidermy Water Scenes.
Benton; Bridge for Beginners, Candle Making for Beginners: Fruit Pie and Strawberry Shortcake, Candy Creations, Getting Started with eBay, Kids in the Kitchen, Make and Take: Beaded, Pierced Earrings, Quilting for Beginners: Folded Star Technique, Sign Language and Stamp ‘N Camp.
Bluford; Paintball Fun.
Christopher; Eating for Life, Lawn Care and Sign Language: Communicating with Infants.
Mt. Vernon; Basic Car Care for Today’s Driver 1 & 2, Candle Making for Beginners: Votive, Gel and Warming Tart, Cake Decorating for Advanced Beginners, Chess, Christmas for Mom, Hemp Key Chain, Jewelry Recycling, Knitting for Beginners and Advanced Beginners, Lebanon: Victorian Holiday Lighting and Photography Basics.
McLeansboro; Cake Decorating for Beginners, Floral Design: Creating a Wreath, Holiday Cooking, Poms (Grades K-3) for Beginners, Poms (Grades K-1) for Advanced Beginners, Poms (Grades 2 & 3) for Advanced Beginners, Poms (Grades 4-6) for Advanced Beginners and Preschool Jazz.
Pinckneyville: ANTIQUES: What is it? What is it worth?; Basket Weaving - Utility Basket with Lid; Candle Making for Beginners - Votive, Gel and Warming Tart; Christmas Cards; Christmas Cards for Kids; Classy, All Occasion, Greeting Cards; Common Sense Nutrition; Festive, Fall-Themed Shirt; Framed Photo Collages; and Toothbrush Rag Rug.
Sesser; Kids in the Kitchen, Scrappin’ & Stampin’ Gift Calendar and Strength Training for Women.
Wayne City; Lodge Pole Pine Quilt/Wall Hanging.
Zeigler; Camo the Clown: The Great Outdoors.