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Classes

Beginning Blues Harmonica

This exciting workshop will get you jammin' the blues immediately! Play and have fun as you are introduced to many of the tricks and techniques used to make the harmonica laugh, cry, wail and scream! No previous musical experience is required - only a love of the blues and a desire to play the harmonica. A Key of C Major Diatonic harmonica is needed and is available for purchase the night of class from the instructor for $13. Instructional CD and handouts included in the course fee. Register for both Harmonica classes for a discounted tuition of $70. Fee $39

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MUSIC 99*02 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus T 10/10/2017 7:45-9:15PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Beginning Folk Harmonica: Songs & Rhythms

Breathing is the foundation when playing the harmonica; and breathing correctly calms the body, mind and spirit. Join us as we take basic pop, folk and blues melodies and invigorate them with simple, but powerful techniques to make any song deeply expressive. No previous ability to read or play music required. A Key of C Major Diatonic harmonica is needed, and is available for purchase the night of class from the instructor for $13. Instructional CD and handouts included in the course fee. Register for both Harmonica classes for a discounted tuition of $70. Fee $39

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MUSIC 99*01 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus T 10/10/2017 6:00-7:30PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Coffee & Conversation

Join the Loess Hills Learners for 10 sessions of local, national or international topics each week. Be a life-long learner! Fee $15

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 41*40 - CF17 Atlantic M 09/18/2017 9:30-11:00AM Center
10 sessions Call 712-243-5527

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Concealed Carry Training

This class is presented to introduce you to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely and responsibly own, possess, and carry a firearm for personal protection, focusing on handguns. This in turn will allow you to successfully apply for and receive a non-professional weapons permit in the State of Iowa, per Iowa Code Chapter (724). Taught by an NRA Certified Instructor. This is a lecture-based class only. Firearms are not permitted on the IWCC campus. Fee $79

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*04 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 10/25/2017 6:00-9:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Go Navy!

Hear CDR Mark Swirmicky, USN, Ret. share his military experiences in the Navy and more. Learn what it was like living and working on a submarine. We all appreciate and support the Navy and all that they do! Discussion led by CDR Mark Swirmicky, USN, Ret. of Glenwood. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*62 - CF17 Shenandoah Th 10/05/2017 9:30-10:30AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Home Organization

Learn how to organize your home and keep it that way! You'll learn from Michelle Soloth, a professional organizer and closet designer, the benefits of an organized home and how it can help relieve stress in your life. We will discuss the most efficient steps in organizing, from getting started to maintaining the organizational systems you have created. You will learn the best places to purchase organizational products, discuss whether to donate items or dispose of them, and tips and techniques for every room of the house. This is geared to anyone who wants to organize and simplify their home. Bring a picture of any room in your home you would like to see transformed and receive ideas and tips on how to get started. Fee $19

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*01 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus T 09/19/2017 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Modern Day Forensic Investigation

Learn about the fascinating world of real life forensic investigations. Collecting and preserving the evidence, and much more, is all part of securing a crime scene. Highly skilled analysis of the evidence is forwarded to law enforcement and discussed in a court of law. Discussion led by Jim Davey of Shenandoah. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*63 - CF17 Shenandoah Th 10/12/2017 9:30-10:30AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Paper Decluttering

This hands-on workshop will help you find solutions for your various paper clutter. We will work together to implement and use sorting systems to organize current paper and develop plans to deal with future paper influx. We will also discuss using zones and systems in helping organize paper and other items in the home, as well as the options for you to decide how and where to use your sorted files. A supply fee of $8 will also be paid to the instructor the night of the class. Sign up and get that paper pile organized! Fee $19

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*02 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus T 09/26/2017 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Pollinator Habitat

Do you appreciate the butterflies that visit your backyard and garden? Is it important to you that those and other pollinators have the habitat they need? Come learn about pollinators here in Iowa, and what we can do to help them in our yards. You'll also learn about the importance of pollinators and challenges they face. Discover the many different kinds of insects and animals that function as pollinators. Learn what kinds of plants can help pollinators the most, and how you can help them in your backyard. Fee $0

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*06 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 09/28/2017 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Randolph's History and the Ferrell House

Learn Randolph's history of early settlers, the land, and the town. The 1800's home built by settlers, called the Ferrell House, still stands in Randolph today. Just imagine this...the era is the late 1800's, now step thru the door of this elegant historical home and see the deep rich wood staircase that winds two stories high. The kitchen is filled with chattering voices and the aroma of scratch made biscuits and cakes. The dining room sparkles with crisp linens, crystal, and silver. Now come and sit, let's have tea! Discussion led by Sherry Perkins of Randolph. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*60 - CF17 Shenandoah Th 09/21/2017 9:30-10:30AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Shenandoah Valley of Virginia: Those That Rose and Fell

The Civil War rages over clear streams, fertile soil, and the rich rolling valleys of Virginia and West Virginia. Shenandoah Valley's strategic importance argued in war rooms and ragged tents on the battlefield. Piercing eyes of both the Blue and the Gray study every detail on their tattered maps. Generals shouting determined decisions, bring weary soldiers perilously to the brink. Discussion led by Carolyn Steinbrink of Shenandoah. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*61 - CF17 Shenandoah Th 09/28/2017 9:30-10:30AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Villisca: It Began With the Railroad and a Settlement

In Native American language the name Villisca means "pleasant view" which described this beautiful land near the Nodaway River. The area was plotted by the railroad in 1858 and by the early 1900's the town's economy was bustling with manufacturing, retail, entertainment and agriculture. It all began over 150 years ago, come learn about this Iowa town's journey. Discussion led by Susie Enarson of Villisca. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*64 - CF17 Shenandoah Th 10/19/2017 9:30-10:30AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Online Learning Opportunities

We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

Ed2go online courses run for six weeks. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on
assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. A new online session opens each month. Ready to explore our catalog? Visit us online at www.ed2go.com/iwcc

Genealogy Basics

Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Who will you discover? This online class will help you understand the genealogy research process and the way we interpret the information we find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based Web sites, which you can access while you're enrolled in the class. Cost $100
Register online at www.ed2go.com/iwcc

Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals

Discover how to get in and out of the kitchen faster, including tips for grocery shopping, menu planning, food preparation, and quicker cooking. Learn a dietitian's tricks of the trade for encouraging reluctant family members to eat more healthfully. You'll try out over 50 exciting and easy lowered-fat recipes for tasty entrees, side dishes, desserts, and garnishes, with each recipe demonstrating a topic covered in the lessons. Cost $100 

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Helping Elderly Parents

Are your parents in their golden years? Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare us for our own. This compassionate and comprehensive class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage. You will learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help. You'll understand the impact of retirement, learn how to choose a nursing home, and be prepared to deal with death. You'll learn about financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships. You'll be introduced to special communication skills, observation methods, and coping mechanisms to ease the burden for everyone involved. Cost $100 

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Start Your Own Edible Garden

Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard! In this course, you'll learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season. You'll begin by figuring out which type of garden is right for you. After that, you'll discover how to properly prepare a garden bed so your crops have the best opportunity to thrive. Since healthy soil is the key to a great garden, you'll see how to identify problems in pH and drainage and fix them. You'll even learn to understand fertilizers and make compost! Cost $100 

Register online at www.ed2go.com/iwcc