|This introductory class offers the feeling of working remotely from the start! You'll read a real script and receive coaching to improve your delivery. Your instructor is a professional voice actor. Sign up for a 90-minute, virtual introductory class. A personal class time will be set up for you. *Participants must be 18 years or older.
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Get your kicks on Route 66 during this class that explores the history of the "Mother Road." Route 66 was established in 1926 and covered a total of 2,448 miles stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles. This class looks at the history of the highway with special attention paid to its route through Illinois.
|Say goodbye to full-price shopping with coupons! Coupons aren't just for the frugal - they're for savvy shoppers who want to save money on everything they buy. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the couponing game, learn how to save money everyday with extreme couponing.
|Master Gardener Natalie will walk you through the process of using goal-based gardening to jumpstart your garden plan for the year. Using the S.M.A.R.T. goal framework, come up with some ideas for your garden this year and make them achievable!
|Do you have a story to tell, but don't know where to start? Your dream of writing a novel is within reach. In just 90 days, you could be holding a finished manuscript in your hands. This intensive course provides a step-by-step schedule to guide you from idea to published book.
|ChatGPT (AI) is here to stay and is the future for writers and content creators. Don't be left behind! No prior AI experience required. Do you want to learn how to incorporate the power of cutting-edge technology to gain ideas and inspiration, write web content, articles, and even novels or scripts? Join LeeAnne Krusemark and start building your expertise in the world of ChatGPT now!
|Join Licensed Clinical Social Worker Sarah Falk and learn her approach to healing your anxiety. Sarah integrates brain science for understanding your anxiety and mindset shifts that change the way you will approach anxiety. Her mind/body/spirit approach acknowledges that "anxiety" comes from different places in our lives, in our world and as such, healing will come when a multi-dimensional approach is taken. The information provided and techniques Sarah teaches in this seminar are for personal use as well as professional work and can be translated for any audience.
|Starting a business is an exciting adventure filled with challenges and opportunities. This live webinar has information on starting a business, knowing the educational requirements, generating income and more. It takes hard work and dedication, but with the right tools in place, anything is possible.
|Learn how to keep yourself safe from fraud. Countless online, mail, and telephone scams exist in the world today. They are designed to sound innocent and to lure you into schemes that may cost you your money, your credit or your identity. They flourish only because people are uninformed. In this informative class, students will learn what to look for and how to protect themselves from fraud.
|The ZenDoodle drawing method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. The class is taught in a meditative environment with soft music to help foster a relaxed "Zen" state. Each pattern is taught to you step-by-step.
|Whether you're a home baker or aspiring cake decorator, this workshop will take your cake game to the next level. From easy stacking tricks to creative piping techniques, we've got you covered.
|Join us in a fun and engaging Basic Spanish Conversation class, where you'll acquire useful Spanish phrases for various aspects of life. Our focus will be on real-life situations such as shopping, dining out, literature and movies, traveling, workplace interactions, and even beach life. Whether it's vacation, travel, work, or dining out, we'll have a blast while learning!
|Beth Randall, Professional Organizer, will walk you through simple steps to organize your photos so it's easy to navigate through them. She will discuss various ways to organize them and enjoy them. If you still have containers of paper photos, then you'll learn how to tackle those, too.
|Do you enjoy mysteries and crime investigations? Learn "behind the scene" facts of several crimes such as homicides, robberies, stage crime scenes and more. You will get to review 3 cases and determine what is seen in the evidence.
|Calling all music lovers! Have you always wanted to learn how to play guitar but didn't know where to start? Join our introductory group guitar course where you'll learn everything from music notation and basic chord symbols to strumming techniques and playing simple song melodies.
|Learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. This course provides the information, training, demonstration and practice necessary to pass the CPR Health Care Provider.
|Learn about the origins and history of Riverview Park, a Chicago area amusement park which operated from 1904 to 1967. Join Jay Sternickle for this fun trip down memory lane.
|Interpreters are needed in medical environments to assist clients unable to communicate in English. Language barriers can prevent some clients from accessing services which might leave them at risk for receiving inappropriate medical care. This healthcare interpreters training course will provide a strong foundation.
|Want to make some money in your free time? This introductory course will include setting up an account on reselling platforms like eBay or Poshmark, understanding buying and selling, the importance of good photos and much more. Whether you're looking to clear out your closet or turn a hobby into income, these sites offer a simple and effective way to sell online.
|Illinois regulations require food establishments to have at least one certified food protection manager (CFPM) on staff. This course uses the ServSafe program developed by the National Restaurant Association.
|From Paul Bunyan to the Hodag, this program is filled with all of the Lumberjack traditions, superstitions, and legends. Filled with tall tales of mysterious creatures lurking in the woods, boasts of supernatural feats, and every yarn told in-between, this program celebrates our lumberjack history.
|Create and publish your own "blog" on the internet! A "blog" is an internet-based journal. It's a quick and easy way to share your thoughts and opinions with others-and to get feedback. Whether you use it to share political commentary, topics of interest, or just pictures and thoughts with family and friends, a blog is the fastest way to get on the web. This class is designed for those with no experience in creating a web-based journal.
|Continue your exploration of the many weird and wonderful people and places that make Illinois great. Learn about the Alley of Death, Chicago's fabulous Tiffany Dome and the Garden of the Gods. And discover the extraordinary stories behind places like the Old Slave House, Mermet Springs, and Collinsville's Seven Gates to Hell.
|This class will focus on the principles of beekeeping. Learn the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationships, and essential equipment and requirements. By the end of this class, you will be ready to work your own colony the first year and be able to help experienced beekeepers with their hives.
|Lincoln is the most popular president today. This course will examine Lincoln's legacy, how Lincoln has been remembered over time, and his impact on American culture.
|If you love to travel, you can earn income as a tour director by working full or part-time leading tours for major companies or your own business. Let Gina Henry, a certified tour director, show you ways to design excellent tours, negotiate group discounts and promote trips.
|Learn the fascinating stories behind infamous names like John Dillinger, "Baby Face" Nelson and Ma Barker during this look back at crime during the depression era. Discover how the exploits of criminals in the U.S. Midwest gripped the American people and the press.
|Palmistry is the fascinating, ancient practice of fortune-telling by "reading palms." In this beginner's class, students will be provided basic knowledge as to the meanings of the various shapes, lines, and markings found on the palms of the hands. They will learn how to identify the markings associated with different personality types and traits, and be shown the basics of palm reading. Students will go home with a custom illustrated "tip sheet" to help them with their palm reading.
|Take your entertaining skills to the next level and impress your guests! Learn to build and perfect a charcuterie board/table with Jade Crawford. You'll learn about pairing, arranging, and styling your board for any occasion. During this workshop, each participant will create their own board to take home and enjoy.
|The Allegheny Arsenal explosion was the worst civilian disaster of the American Civil War. It was nearly forgotten to history because the explosions occurred on September 17, 1862. The exact same day as the battle of Antietam. This class examines civilian disasters including the Allegheny, Richmond, and Washington, D.C. that occurred during the Civil War.
|Do you like to shop? You can get paid to shop at almost every local store in your area, plus there are many online shopping assignments you can do from home. Let Gina Henry show you how to avoid scam companies, find the top 100 mystery shopping companies, and earn income along with free hotel stays, free gas, free groceries, and more.
|Cryptozoology is the search for and study of animals whose existence is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as Big Foot or the Loch Ness monster. During this class students will learn about the myths and "truth" behind many legendary creatures including the Yeti, the Chupacabra, Lake Champlain's "Champ," and the Jersey Devil.
|Just days after the end of the Civil War, the nation mourned the loss of Abraham Lincoln. This class will examine the events that led up to that fateful night, the conspirators involved, Ford's Theatre, and the ensuing manhunt. We will also discuss the reaction of Lincoln's death in both North and South as well as accusations that Jefferson Davis had a role in the plot.
|Are you planning a vacation for this summer? Let Beth Randall, Professional Organizer walk you through the process of deciding on a vacation destination, keeping track of all the details, packing, travel tips for car travel (with kids), and plane travel, so that you can relax and enjoy it!
|Cricut, anyone? This is the class for you! Are you ready to dive into the world of Cricut crafting but don't know where to start? We're here to help! In our beginner's class, we'll guide you through the basics of using your Cricut. Get ready to unleash your creativity and see the endless possibilities.
|Learn how to easily create your own free personal website - no coding required. Create a space on the internet where you can tell your family story, share knowledge, support a cause, promote a group/club or simply have fun. During this workshop you will create and publish your own website, using simple online drag-and-drop software. This class is designed for those with no experience in website design.
|Learn all about the "Master of Suspense," Alfred Hitchcock, in this class that explores his more than 40 films. Starting with his first film in the silent era, The Lodger (1927) and ending with his final film five decades later, Family Plot (1976), the class will reflect on Hitchcock's unparalleled 50-year career as one of cinema's most successful and unique filmmakers.
|Less than six hours after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and federal officials began the largest manhunt in United States history. From April 14 to July 7, 1865, Americans watched as Confederate sympathizers, who set out to destabilize the federal government, were brought to justice.This class will discuss the investigation, capture and arrests, the military tribunal, the sentencing, and the subsequent execution of the conspirators.
|Ready or not, here comes the storm! Join Nick Bartholomew, a veteran storm chaser who has traveled all across the country chasing down mother nature's worst weather as he dives into the basics of severe weather. Topics include: storm chasing, local climatology, past tornadic events, severe weather safety and preparedness and a time for your questions.
|Say goodbye to plain t-shirts with this easy DIY technique. Heat transfer vinyl is a great way to personalize and add flair to any basic t-shirt. All you need is a Cricut machine, some vinyl, and a little imagination. Join Christine Hosek as she teaches you how to use heat transfer vinyl.
|Learn how to take great photographs of children by uncovering secrets that will turn your kiddie snapshots into photos worth framing. During this class, students will learn about taking great candid and formal photos, keeping your child's attention and getting the perfect smile. This class is geared toward the beginning and intermediate photographer.
|This class specifically looks at many notable individuals who are buried in Arlington Cemetery. From learning the history behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the USS Maine to individuals such as Pierre Charles L'Enfant, Matthew Henson, Admiral Robert E. Peary and many others, we explore the legacies of those buried in the national cemetery.
|Are you thirsty for the history of the world's most famous drink...Coca-Cola? Would you like to know how a formula concocted by a pharmacist for baby colic, baseball and World War II were instrumental in the creation and expansion of the most readily recognized and successful corporation in the world. Join Dick Volker as he uncovers the fascinating history behind the world's most famous drink. Enjoy an afternoon of nostalgia while indulging in a yummy Coca-Cola float with us!
|Transform your crafts with permanent vinyl. Learn to use your Cricut to customize any object with your favorite design or message. Perfect for personalized gifts, DIY home décor, seasonal signs, ornaments and more!
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Feeling down this winter? Learn which foods and herbs can bring more sunshine into your world and keep you buoyant and revitalized when the temperatures dip and the skies are gray. Explore creative uses of herbs and food for well-being, immune health and getting enough sleep.
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Say goodbye to stress and anxiety! Join licensed clinical social worker Sarah Falk as she shares her expertise on how a holistic approach can help heal the impact of trauma in various aspects of your life. Learn simple practices that can make a big impact on your anxiety levels and help you reach your full potential.
|This course is for honorably discharged United States Veterans diagnosed with PTSD who want to learn how to train their own medically necessary PTSD Service Dog. Participants are taught learning theory and beginning applied dog training skills for best practices based on ethical, empirical methods. Students do not bring their own dogs to any lessons; American Veterans Service Dog Academy (AVSDA) will provide service-dogs-in-training for applied practices. Veterans who do not yet have a service dog can apply to adopt an AVSDA service-dog-in-training.
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This course is for honorably discharged United States Veterans diagnosed with PTSD who want to learn how to train their own medically necessary PTSD Service Dog. Students who have completed the PTSD Service Dog 101 course will participate in continuing, advanced, hands-on training. Future-service dog puppies and adult dogs are provided by the course instructors for training practices. Training emphasizes public access skills and PTSD tasks.
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Enrolled students learn about service dog development, daily care, grooming, basic veterinary care, and first aid. Students' dogs do not attend; instructors will provide dogs for hands-on practice. To enroll, students must have completed PTSD Service Dog 101.
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Learn about some huge, historic fires in US history! You may have heard of the Chicago fire and the San Francisco fire, but what about the Peshtigo and Hinckley fires? These are also major fires in US history with huge impacts, as are Coconut Grove, Our Lady of Angels, and more. Students will learn about these great fires, and we'll discuss what makes them of continuing importance today.