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Iowa Western Community College

Personal Enrichment

Classes

Library & Lunch

Discuss favorite writers and books over lunch in the community room of your local library. Check with the library for specifics. Bring a sack lunch. FREE Fee $0

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 15*53 - CS17 Harlan T 04/11/2017 12:00-1:00PM Harlan Community Library
1 session Call 712-755-3568

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PERDV 15*54 - CS17 Harlan T 05/09/2017 12:00-1:00PM Harlan Community Library
1 session Call 712-755-3568

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PERDV 15*55 - CS17 Harlan T 06/13/2017 12:00-1:00PM Harlan Community Library
1 session Call 712-755-3568

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PERDV 15*50 - CF17 Harlan T 07/11/2017 12:00-1:00PM Harlan Community Library
1 session Call 712-755-3568

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Across Five Years in Africa

Travel to Africa and hear stories of the people, culture, and land. Hear the experience of raising an American family on this continent of antiquity. Discussion led by Kristan Gray of Shenandoah. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*62 - CS17 Shenandoah Th 04/20/2017 9:30-10:30AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Beekeeping

In this course you will learn the place of the honey bee in the world, some history of beekeeping, biology in the individual bees and the colony,the hive and equipment for beekeeping, how to manage for honey product and honey bee disorders, parasites, and nest invaders. Course taught by Lynn Danzer. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*01 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus S 04/22/2017 10:00AM-12:00PM Looft Hall
3 sessions Call 712-325-3361

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Bees Are Just All the Buzz!

Bees play a special role in our world of nature. Learn about the benefits and even the pitfalls of bee keeping. Did you know that bees dance? This is your chance to play Queen Bee For A Day! Discussion led by Debra Swirmicky of Glenwood. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*64 - CS17 Shenandoah Th 04/27/2017 9:30-10:30AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Midwest & Merlot

Grapes are grown and wine is made right here in Southwest Iowa. Hear about the process of wine making, from growing season to glass on the table. Cheers! Discussion led by Shelly Skahill of Shenandoah. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*61 - CS17 Shenandoah Th 04/13/2017 9:30-10:30AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Stand Where They Stood: Afternoon Field Trip to Manti!

We will first meet at IWCC on Sheridan Avenue for a brief discussion, then car pool to Manti. Hear the history of this town come to life before your eyes, see where buildings stood and how the townspeople lived back in their moment of time. Discussion led by Carolyn Steinbrink of Shenandoah. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*63 - CS17 Shenandoah T 04/25/2017 3:00-4:00PM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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The Burned Out Old Broads At Table 12

Please join us to meet nationally-known author and presenter Joy Johnson of Omaha (formerly of Creston, IA) and ask about her series of eight adventuresome novels whose characters are affectionately called the BOOB Girls. The series chronicles the adventures, mysteries and comedies of four widows from Meadow Lake Retirement Community. Joy believes that the older, seasoned women are beautiful too! Joy has written or edited more than 100 books on grief, mostly for children. See you there sister! Fee $20

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*65 - CS17 Shenandoah Th 05/04/2017 10:00-11:00AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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The History Behind the Street Names of Shenandoah

Our street signs give us direction, but the street names tell a story. What is the story, or mystery, about your own neighborhood? Discussion led by Carolyn Steinbrink of Shenandoah. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*60 - CS17 Shenandoah Th 04/06/2017 9:30-10:30AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Online Learning

Whether you're looking for professional development or personal enrichment, these six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. You'll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you'll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online discussion areas. New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you'll get an award of completion from your learning institution. Most courses start at $100! 

Visit us at www.ed2go.com/iwcc for a complete list of classes!

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. Along the way, you'll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past. You'll develop a strategy to accomplish your objectives, evaluate the results, and share that information with others. You'll discover, in simple terms, where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive. Was it truth or goof? Where’s the proof? Find out why close counts not only in horseshoes, but also in hunting your heritage. Cost $100 Register online at www.ed2go.com/iwcc

Where Does All My Money Go?

Ever get frustrated that you never seem to get ahead? Are you and your family constantly arguing about money? Do you ever wonder where your money went last month? Do you have trouble saving money? Do you wish you had financial security? Want to work on paying down your debt but don't know where to find the money? This course will teach you the very basics of how to get control of your finances rather than letting them control you. It is the help you need before learning about investing, debt elimination, retirement or college planning. There aren't many places that you can go to learn these principles, so take advantage of this opportunity to learn online.
Cost $100 Register online at www.ed2go.com/iwcc

Assisting Aging 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. Growing older is a part of life. Some aspects are joyful, some bittersweet, some frustrating, some frightening. 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. You'll learn to handle most of the challenges you will face while coming to appreciate and cherish the privilege of the journey.
Cost $100 Register online at www.ed2go.com/iwcc