Saving money, gardening, crocheting, and serial killers are among the topics of programs available in early 2023 as a part of Lincoln Trail College’s Community Education series.
Community education classes begin January 9 with martial arts classes led by Andy Bradbury. Karate for Kids I is on Mondays from 6-6:50 p.m. while Karate for Kids II is from 7-8:50 p.m. on Mondays. Taekwondo takes place Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8:50. Although classes begin January 9, students can register until Jan. 13. Karate for Kids I costs $70, Karate for Kids II is $90, and Taekwondo is $105.
Water aerobics classes also begin the week of Jan. 9 and there are four different sections available. Linda Branch leads a class from 8:30-9:20 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Marilyn Nichols’ class meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10-10:50 a.m. Judy Adams offers a class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-2:50 p.m. and Sue Myers has a class from 6-6:50 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The water aerobics classes run for eight weeks, and students have until Jan. 13 to register. The classes that meet three days a week are $45 while the classes that meet twice a week are $35.
The Eagleton Reading Circle meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning January 25. Led by Rena Gower, the group reads and discusses books of interest to the group. So far, the group has read books like Dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlington, Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow, and The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf. There is no charge to join the Eagleton Reading Circle.
People looking to save some money on their grocery bills can take part in a one-night class called Grocery Shopping: How to Get More Bang for Your Buck. Mary Liz Wright from the University of Illinois Extension will lead the class on February 7 from 5:30-6:30. There’s no fee for the class, but students must register prior to Feb. 1.
If you’re interested in gardening, Kristi Rawlings is teaching a class called Growing Your Garden from Seeds. It meets Tuesdays from Feb. 28-May 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. Students need to register by Feb. 21 and the cost of the class is $65.
Once again, Tony Austin will lead a Basic American Sign Language class. It meets Thursdays March 2-23 from 6-8 p.m. The cost of the class is $45, and the registration deadline is Feb. 18.
Crochet for Beginners meets March 13-April 17 from 6-8 on Monday nights. Rachel Carter is teaching the course and the registration deadline is March 6. The cost of the class is $45.
One of the most popular programs from the fall is returning for the spring. Marcia Thorsen will lead four different Psychology of a Serial Killer lectures. Psychology of a Serial Killer II is Jan. 19 from 6-8 and the registration deadline is Jan. 13. Psychology of a Serial Killer III is Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. and the registration deadline is Feb. 10. Psychology of a Serial Killer IV takes place March 16 from 6-8 p.m. and the registration deadline is March 10. Psychology of a Serial Killer V is April 20 from 6-8 p.m. and the registration deadline is April 14. Each lecture in the series is $25.
Lincoln Trail College’s Community Education program offers classes in the arts, health and recreation, professional skills, personal growth, and programs for kids. LTC’s Community Education Catalog is available online at www.iecc.edu/ltc/communityed.
Students that want to register for a class can call 618-544-8657 or visit the Eagleton Library at Lincoln Trail College.