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

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PERDV 15*51 - CF17 Harlan T 08/08/2017 12:00-1:00PM Harlan Community Library
1 session Call 712-755-3568

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PERDV 15*52 - CF17 Harlan T 09/12/2017 12:00-1:00PM Harlan Community Library
1 session Call 712-755-3568

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13th Annual Shelby County Women's Conference

Fee $0

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*57 - CF17 Harlan M 09/11/2017 4:00-8:30PM TBA
1 session Call 712-755-3568

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Go Navy!

Hear CDR Nark 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! Discssion 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 a Professional Organizer 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. Class is taught by Michelle Solothof Creative Home Organizing, who is also a closet designer. 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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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! 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. Generals shouting determined decisions bringing weary soldiers perilously to the brink. The importance and purpose of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley argued in war rooms and ragged tents on the battelfield, recorded on old maps and written about in soldiers letters to home. 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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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