Lifelong Learning Institute

Courses

This video lecture puts to rest another of the remarkable myths of the American Revolution: that it was an all male affair. Really? An eight-year home front war and American women didn't notice it? In fact, the politicization of women in the 1760s and 1770s is one of the most striking consequences of the rebellion against British rule.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019, WDC*D123
Welcome all of your holiday guests with your custom made mesh poinsettia wreath. In this class, you will create a beautiful holiday wreath from decorative mesh to hang on your door or your wall.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019, WDC*D151
This course will cover the destruction of U.S. shipping by the CSS Alabama and other Confederate ships.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020
In this workshop, you'll learn about the best herbs for teas and how to grow them on your own.


Monday, February 3, 2020
This course will cover helpful tips on plant selection, proper building techniques, picking the right container with tricks for planting, maintaining and displaying within your home or office.


Thursday, January 23, 2020, VA*VA04
Air plants are some of the easiest plants to grow. They use their roots to anchor themselves to an object that allows them to grow in a variety of locations. Come create an air plant arrangement to decorate your home or office!


Friday, January 31, 2020, VA*VA04
Learn how to start growing mushrooms at home. The mushroom growing environment, where to find resources, types of mushrooms and how to start the growing process will all be discussed.


Monday, March 9, 2020, VA*VA04
You'll learn how to grow one of the most expensive spices on the market in this workshop. Saffron comes from the saffron crocus, Crocus Sativus. You will be surprised to discover how easy it is to grow.


Friday, March 6, 2020, VA*VA04
Get started with the ukulele by learning basic chords and strum patterns at a pace designed for first-time players. This class is for those who have never played an instrument before. You'll learn the basics of chords, strum patterns, finger picking, music notation and songs.


February 24, 2020 to April 20, 2020, WDC*D123
This is an introductory course to playing guitar in a group setting, intended for students without prior knowledge of the instrument. You'll learn music notation and tablature for guitar, fingering for basic open chords, interpreting basic chord symbols, right hand strumming techniques and styles, playing simple song melodies, use of chords as accompaniment, and right hand picking technique.


February 24, 2020 to April 20, 2020, WDC*D123
Whether you are considering a 3D printer in the future or you would just like to experience this exciting technology in action, this class is for you. You will learn where to find 3D files and how to create your own 3D models for printing.


Tuesday, February 4, 2020, TECH*V115
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, TECH*V115
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, TECH*V115
Whether you are considering a 3D printer in the future or you would just like to experience this exciting technology in action, this class is for you. You will learn where to find 3D files and how to create your own 3D models for printing. This class is perfect for parent and child or grandparent and grandchild.


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Learn how to use a laser engraver and practice engraving wood, acrylic, paper, cardboard, leather and more. This class will cover creating digital files compatible with a laser cutter. Each student will have the opportunity to create a small project as they learn the laser cutting process from start to finish.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020, TECH*V115
Designed to serve as an introduction to 3D printing technology, this four-week workshop will provide you with the opportunity to print your own simple 3D project. Learn about the software involved in 3D printing, internet resources and experience the KCC Innovation Lab in this hands-on class.


April 7-21, 2020, TECH*V115
Discussion of current events in a relaxed setting between individuals from diverse walks of life with the purpose of understanding what is happening in our country.


September 11, 2019 to December 11, 2019
Join fellow LLI members in a wonderful Christmas winter wonderland at the home of Doug Latta followed by dinner at Uptown Grille. Doug began collecting Department 56 Christmas pieces in 1988. Today his collections encompasses Pipka Santas, Hallmark ornaments and Department 56.


Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Join us on Friday's this fall as we create new memories about historic leaders from our local past.


September 13, 2019 to November 22, 2019, WDC*D123
This course takes a communicative approach to developing your ability to use and understand Spanish in practical, everyday contexts. It focuses on conversation skills - both listening and speaking - emphasizing pronunciation, fluency and vocabulary.


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This eight-week course is designed to bring an English speaker to a beginning level of communication in Spanish. This class provides a strong base for you to have fun while you expand your mind.


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Learn how to weave an Easter wreath that looks like a bunny! This wreath can stay on your front door throughout the spring. Sharon Taylor will instruct you on how to weave two round wreath forms to make the bunny. You will be able to take home the bunny wreath to embellish on your own.


Thursday, March 26, 2020, WDC*D151
Create a special place to watch your feathered friends rest and dine in your backyard. You will get to pick a vintage cup and saucer. Then, you'll get to decorate a feeder to hang or display. No skills necessary for this art class. Bring your imagination. All supplies are included.


Tuesday, April 14, 2020, WDC*D151