CSC Senior Classes and Trips for April

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Carl Sandburg College is offering the following classes and trips for seniors in April. These classes are only available to those 50 years of age or older. To register for any of these classes, or for more information, please call (309) 344-1512 or visit the Main Campus in Galesburg.

Thinking Outside the Box

It’s my funeral and I’ll serve ice cream if I want! No doubt, the baby boomer generation is changing the ways that funerals and memorials for themselves and their parents are being planned. Today there are many options opening up with respect to funerals. Most funeral homes are open to providing services that allow arrangements to be more personalized and intimate. For example, did you know that home funerals are perfectly legal? You can have a funeral on private property anywhere in the US as long as state laws and statutes are followed. This workshop will provide you with practical information on the basics of preplanning, current funeral trends, and personalizing your own arrangements. Class will be on Monday, April 4, only, from 6-8 p.m.

CSI C03 600

Cost: $5

Educational Technology Center, Sandburg Mall

Getting to Know Your Hardware

If you use a desktop computer, you might already know that there isn’t any single part called the “computer.” A computer is really a system of many parts working together. The physical parts, which you can see and touch, are collectively called hardware. This workshop will focus on component identification, the purposes and general functions of each of the components, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting. Minimum of 6 students by 03/31/11 and maximum of 15 students. Not limited to seniors. Class will be on Tuesday, April 5, only, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

CSC C13 601

Cost: $18

Educational Technology Center, Sandburg Mall

What’s In Your Attic?

For profit or pleasure, no matter what your motivation, antiques are fascinating! Learn valuable information from expert auctioneer Jim Folger when it comes to identifying, evaluating and pricing collectibles. People are encouraged to bring items in for evaluation and discussion for the second session. Not limited to seniors. Class will be on Tuesdays, April 5 and 12, only, from 1-3 p.m.

CSI C22 600

Cost: $20

Educational Technology Center, Sandburg Mall

Redesigning Your Jewelry

Come with something old and leave with something new! Explore solutions to refresh your old, broken or unwanted jewelry. Take apart and update your old pieces by turning them into fabulous wearable art! See how creative you can become with encouragement and guidance. Simple tools and necessary materials will be available, along with demonstrations, advice, solutions, and a box of found objects.

You bring old or broken jewelry, parts, beads and things to class then add to the ‘found objects’ box, which we’ll share. Of course you may keep your own pieces if you like. Make as many pieces as you can during class time. Class will be on Mondays, beginning April 11 for two weeks from 6-8 p.m.

CSA C06 600

Cost: $25 plus $5 material fee payable to instructor

Educational Technology Center, Sandburg Mall

Photo Editing and Sharing

This class will introduce you to Picasa from Google. Picasa is a free online software application designed to help you organize and edit your digital photos. Learn to improve almost any picture with one-click fixes for common problems like redeye, color, and lighting. Tuning and effect features will also make your best photos look even better. This course will also walk you through steps to create and share web albums, organize photos by people in seconds, make videos, and add geo-tags and much more. Minimum of 6 students by 4/7/11 and maximum of 15 students. Not limited to seniors. Class will be on Thursdays, beginning April 14 for four weeks from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

CIS E72 500 (.5 sem. hr.) (Age 50 or more)

Cost: $48

Educational Technology Center, Sandburg Mall

Food for Thought

Looking for some culinary inspiration? Here is your opportunity to learn some tips from industry professionals. Chefs, owners and food enthusiasts have stepped up to lend expertise and share their excitement for food. Be prepared to have fun, stimulate your enthusiasm for cooking and meet like-minded people with a passion for food! Not limited to seniors. Materials fee payable to the instructor the night of class. Registration required at least one week in advance. Minimum of 10 students by the Thursday before the class and maximum of 16 students. Materials fee payable to the instructor. Class will be on Thursday, April 14, only, from 6-8 p.m.

CSL C09 606

Cost: $25 plus $10 materials fee

Lindstrom’s TV & Appliance, 400 E. Main Street (Seminary St. Entrance), Galesburg

Wine Club: Wines of the World

Did you ever wish you knew a little more about wines? Representatives from vineyards and local distributors will teach you the basics of wine education. In this casual atmosphere you will be introduced to a wide variety of wines and learn how to buy and serve wine with confidence. Wine Club usually meets on a monthly basis and normally 5-6 are sampled. A guest speaker is invited to inform and educate and answer questions. Cheese, breads and other light snacks are served to further enhance the flavors of the wines. Classes are conducted in cooperation with HyVee Wine & Spirits. Topics will be determined 30 days in advance. Not limited to seniors; however, must be over 21 to attend. Registration is required by noon the Tuesday before wine club. No cancellations will be permitted after noon the Tuesday before wine club. Class will be on Thursday, April 28, only, from 7-8:30 p.m.

CSL C09 602

Cost: $15

Knights of Columbus, 1556 E. Fremont, Galesburg

Online Social Networking

Join the social media party! Online social networking has exploded over the past couple years to become one of the most popular ways to interact and stay connected with family members, friends, classmates or coworkers. We will learn how to set up a Face Book profile, load pictures, instant message and more. Experience with the Internet is strongly suggested. If you have a login already established, please bring it to class along with any pictures on a flash drive you want to add to your profile. An established email account that can be accessed via the web is required for first time users setting up a Face Book profile. Minimum of 8 students by 04/22/11 and maximum of 15 students. Class will be on Friday, April 29, only, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CSC C01 600

Cost: $18

Educational Technology Center, Sandburg Mall

To view the community education spring 2011 class schedule, visit