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Corporate & Leisure College News Releases

3 Free Seminars for Job Hunters This Summer - News Release June 14, 2021

Sandburg News Release - June 14, 2021

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate & Leisure College is offering three free seminars this summer to assist job seekers with resume writing, job interviewing and conducting an online job search.

All three seminars — Resume 911: How to Write an Attention-Grabbing Resume, Interview Bootcamp: How to Make Them Want to Hire You and Computer Skills: How to Conduct Internet Job Searches — will be held on Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Resume 911 will take place from 1-3 p.m. June 23 in Room B26 and help attendees learn how to make a lasting, positive impact on prospective employers in a short amount of time and help increase the chances of your resume getting to the top of the stack. Bring a copy of your resume for review at the seminar’s end.

Interview Bootcamp will be from 1-3 p.m. July 14 in Room G108 and will go over how body language, posture, etiquette and nonverbal signals play a large role in a successful interview. Attendees will also learn how to answer difficult questions, develop interview strategies, improve their communication skills and reduce stress before a job interview. Prior to the seminar, participants may prepare their toughest interview questions for advice on best answers.

The Computer Skills seminar will be held from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 11 in Room B26 and will help you improve your ability to navigate web browsers, use employment search engines to find jobs, set up a professional email address and learn tips for networking with potential employers through social media sites such as LinkedIn. Time will be allotted to answer questions regarding basic computer skills. 

All three sessions will be facilitated by Tracy Engstrom, Sandburg’s coordinator of career development, who also is an academy-certified resume writer and certified etiquette consultant. The Computer Skills seminar also will include assistance from Sandburg’s Tech Help staff.

Pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is one week prior to each seminar date. For more information or to register, contact Sandburg’s Corporate & Leisure College at 309.345.3501 or community@sandburg.edu.

Modern-Day Manners Camp - News Release June 4, 2021

Sandburg News Release - June 4, 2021

GALESBURG — Help your child be on their way to their best behavior with a modern-day manners camp for kids 7-11 years old hosted by Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate & Leisure College.

“Don’t Slurp Your Spaghetti: A Modern-Day Manners Camp” is a two-day summer camp devoted to making learning manners fun and is facilitated by a certified children’s etiquette consultant. The camp takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27-28 in Room C102 on Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

The camp will cover several topics, including:

  • Conversation: Speaking without interrupting and how gossiping hurts
  • Friendships: Secrets to making and keeping good friends
  • Telephone manners: Answering a call, leaving a voicemail and telling, not yelling
  • Going places: Displaying exceptional manners in public
  • Sportsmanship: Respecting your coach, the officials and cheering on your team
  • Thank-you notes: The art of writing a thank-you note
  • Table manners: Setting the table, napkin placement, posture and passing food
  • Dining tutorial and dress-up day: Eat a four-course meal of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, breadsticks, dessert, lemonade and water

Cost of the camp is $40 and includes a pizza party on the first day, the tutorial meal on the second day and a certificate of completion for each participant. Masks will be worn at all times, with the exception of lunches. Availability is limited, so reserve your child’s seat by July 12.

To sign up or for more information, call Sandburg’s Corporate & Leisure College at 309.345.3501 or community@sandburg.edu. Registration forms also are available for download on the Corporate & Leisure College webpage, www.sandburg.edu/Academics/Corporate-Leisure-College.

Youth XC, Soccer Camps This Summer - News Release May 11, 2021

Sandburg News Release - May 11, 2021

GALESBURG - Young athletes can get firsthand instruction from Carl Sandburg College coaches and players this summer at sports camps for cross country and soccer.

Campers will learn the fundamentals of their sport(s), with an emphasis on having fun. Camps will be led by Chargers men's and women's cross country coach Rodney Blue and men's soccer coach Kevwe Akpore, both of whom have decades of experience at the collegiate level. Current Chargers student-athletes will assist with individual instruction at some camps. Campers must meet the required age before the camp date.

To sign up or for more information, contact Sandburg's Corporate & Leisure College at 309.345.3501 or community@sandburg.edu.

CROSS COUNTRY June 22-23

Practice proper warm-up, stretching, pacing, breathing, striding, arm carriage, and cool-down. Camp takes place 5-6 p.m. June 22-24 on Sandburg's Main Campus in Galesburg. Open to ages 9-14 years old. Led by Chargers coach Rodney Blue. Early camp registration cost is $30 and includes a T-shirt. The early registration deadline is noon June 8. Students may continue to register for $30 after the deadline date; however, no T-shirt will be provided. Rain location is John M. Lewis Gymnasium on Sandburg's Main Campus.

SOCCER August 7-8

Practice juggling, receiving, passing, and playing variable games. Camp also includes a focus on proper warm-ups. Camp takes place from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 7-8 at the Knox County YMCA soccer complex. Open to ages 5-10. Led by Chargers men's soccer coach Kevwe Akpore and assisted by members of the Sandburg men's soccer team. Early camp registration cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt. The early registration deadline is noon July 26. Students may continue to register for $35 after the deadline date; however, no T-shirt will be provided. The rain date is Aug. 14-15 at the Knox County YMCA soccer complex.

Manufacturing & STEM Camp for Youth - News Release May 5, 2021

Sandburg News Release - May 5, 2021

GALESBURG - Budding builders from ages 10-14 can take part in a manufacturing camp this summer hosted by Carl Sandburg College's Corporate & Leisure College.

The camp takes place July 19-23 at Sandburg's Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Building G, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., on the Main Campus in Galesburg. The camp will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 19-22 and 9 a.m.-noon July 23. The registration deadline is June 28.

Participants will learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and manufacturing through hands-on activities, guest speakers and more. A certificate of completion ceremony will be held on the final day of the camp.

A limited number of full scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis thanks to the generous support of camp sponsors. The scholarship covers tuition fees, lunches, snacks and a T-shirt.

The summer manufacturing camp is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors:

  • Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation - Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs
  • Heat and Control
  • Midstate Manufacturing
  • National Coatings
  • Derby Industries
  • B.D.i

To sign up or for more information, contact Sandburg's Corporate & Leisure College at 309.345.3501 or community@sandburg.edu. Registration forms are also available for download at www.sandburg.edu/Academics/Corporate-Leisure-College.

 

IHSA Volleyball Referee Training - News Release May 5, 2021

Sandburg News Release - May 5, 2021

GALESBURG - Did you know there is a shortage of Illinois High School Association volleyball referees? Carl Sandburg College's Corporate & Leisure College is offering basic and advanced volleyball referee training courses this summer to teach individuals the fundamentals of volleyball and how to officiate games.

The officiating basics course includes five sessions from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from July 13-Aug. 10. Participants will learn the basics of volleyball as well as the mechanics of officiating a match. Registrants will also learn the process to become a licensed volleyball official, which pays an average of $30-$35 per hour. Any new prospective official will receive a waiver to register with the IHSA to become a certified volleyball official. The deadline to register for the basic course is July 1. The cost is $80, which includes a course book.

The officiating advanced course includes six classes from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays from July 8-Aug. 19. The course will cover techniques on communicating with your officiating partner and coaches as well as advanced techniques on player alignment. Participants will also learn how to keep score using National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) procedures. The deadline to register for the basic course is July 5. The cost is $60, and no course book is required.

In-person and virtual classes are available. In-person classes will take place on Sandburg's Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. No prior volleyball knowledge is necessary, but you must be 17 years of age to register. Tony Oligney-Estill, director of parks & recreation for the City of Galesburg, will facilitate the classes.

For more information or to register, call 309.345.3501 or community@sandburg.edu

Shakespeare Theater Camp - News Release Apr. 28, 2021

Sandburg News Release - April 28, 2021

GALESBURG - Carl Sandburg College's Corporate & Leisure College is giving teens an opportunity to get on stage this summer with its Shakespeare Theater Camp from June 14-18.

Led by Sandburg theater instructor Robert Thompson, the camp is for students entering grades 9-12. Camp-goers will rehearse with peers and Sandburg theater students to create a showcase for friends and family on the final day of the camp. Previous theatrical experience is not necessary.

The camp will meet each day from 9 a.m.-noon in the Fine Arts Theater (Room F118) on Sandburg's Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Masks will be required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Cost of the camp is $50 and includes a T-shirt. The registration deadline is noon June 1. Students may register after that date, but they will not receive a T-shirt.

For more information or to register, contact Sandburg's Corporate & Leisure College at 309.345.3501 or community@sandburg.edu. A registration form is also available on its webpage, www.sandburg.edu/Academics/Corporate-Leisure-College.

 

Welding Classes Through Corporate & Leisure College - News Release Apr. 15, 2021

Sandburg News Release - April 15, 2021

GALESBURG - Carl Sandburg College's Corporate & Leisure College is providing an opportunity for welders to sharpen their tools and for others to spark their interest in trade.

The College will host a pair of welding classes from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 15 and 22 at Sandburg's Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., allowing individuals interested in welding to learn basic skills. It also will provide those with prior welding experience to review processes such as shielded metal arc welding; gas metal arc welding; gas tungsten arc welding; oxyacetylene cutting and welding; and inner and dual shield flux core welding.

Both eight-hour sessions will be led by Rich Bloomgen, a Sandburg alumnus with over a decade of welding experience. The total cost of the sessions is $175 (personal safety equipment not included).

For more information or to register, contact Sandburg's Corporate & Leisure College at 309.345.3501 or community@sandburg.edu.

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Free Resume & Interview Workshops - News Release Jan. 19, 2021

Sandburg News Release - January 19, 2021

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate & Leisure College is offering a pair of free seminars in February to assist job-seekers with resume writing and job interviews.

Resume 911: How to Write an Attention-Grabbing Resume will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, and Interview Bootcamp: How to Make Them Want to Hire You will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Both sessions will be held virtually via Zoom video conference.

The sessions will be facilitated by Tracy Engstrom, Sandburg’s coordinator of career development, who also is an academy-certified resume writer and certified etiquette consultant.

The Resume 911 session will help attendees learn how to make a lasting, positive impact on a prospective employer in a short amount of time and help increase the chance of your resume getting to the top of the stack. Interview Bootcamp will go over how body language, posture, etiquette and nonverbal signals play a large role in a successful interview. Attendees will also learn how to answer difficult questions, develop interview strategies, improve their communication skills and reduce stress before a job interview.

Both Resume 911 and Interview Bootcamp are free to attend, but pre-registration is required. The deadline to register for Resume 911 is Feb. 8, and the registration deadline for Interview Bootcamp is Feb. 15.

For more information or to register, contact Sandburg’s Corporate & Leisure College at 309.341.5330 or community@sandburg.edu.

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16-Week Google IT Support Professional Cert. - News Release Jan. 4, 2021

Sandburg News Release - January 4, 2021

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate & Leisure College is offering a noncredit Google IT support professional certificate program to prepare individuals in 16 weeks for an entry-level job in informational technology support.

Classes begin Feb. 1 and conclude May 21. Students should average 10-20 hours of study time per week. Students must enroll in all five online classes, totaling $400. An instructor will be available to assist with answering student questions. Courses are offered in partnership with GG4L, Google and Coursera.

The entire certificate will be completed through a dynamic mix of video lectures, readings, practice exercises and quizzes. Classes needed to complete the certificate are:

  • Technical Support Fundamentals
  • The Bits & Bytes of Computing Network
  • Operating Systems & You: Become a Power User
  • System Administration & IT Infrastructure Services
  • IT Security: Defense Against the Digital Dark Arts

No experience is necessary, but basic computer skills are helpful. Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019-29, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual wage for computer user support specialists was $52,270 in May 2019, according to BLS.

For additional information or to register, call 309.345.3501 or community@sandburg.edu.

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Publications Featuring Corporate & Leisure College

Sandburg Magazine - March 2020

Sandburg Corporate & Leisure College Offers Learning for Enjoyment

With its selection of non-credit courses, corporate training opportunities and youth programs, Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate & Leisure College is dedicated to lifelong learning in a non-academic setting.

‘Unencumbered Fun’
NAOMI LAW, retired administrator
Naomi Law’s first Corporate & Leisure College experience was a day trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie.

At one point, another trip-goer, whose mother was a Holocaust survivor, turned to Law and asked, “Would you like to hear my mother’s voice?” They stood and listened together to a display that had a recording of the women’s mother describing her experiences.

“It was even more meaningful,” Law said. “It was almost like a family experience. The main thing about the trip I went on was that it’s fun, and a lot of older people haven’t had fun for a long time, and it’s unencumbered fun. You don’t have to do anything except go and enjoy yourself. It was the kind of thing that everybody should do.” 

‘I Keep Feeling Young’
SUE SPERRY, retired teacher
As a former teacher, Sue Sperry knows the value of learning — even in retirement.

Sperry has taken Corporate & Leisure classes for several years on a wide variety of topics such as genealogy, drawing, crocheting, landscaping and digital photography.

“It keeps your mind active. I keep feeling young. It’s a joy, basically,” Sperry said. “Expand your world and see. It’s amazing what’s out there.”

As soon as Sperry gets the email with what the next batch of Corporate & Leisure offerings will be, she passes it on to her friends and invites them to join her.

“I just like that there’s no pressure,” Sperry said. “It’s not like back in college or taking classes for school that you have to continue on or get a certain grade. This is just for pure enjoyment. I don’t think there are people out there who really realize what a gem this is. It’s very economical and the hours are flexible, I love learning, and this is such a safe environment. They take care of you. It’s like family here.”

‘It Opens Your Eyes Up’
IONA BOONE, landscaper and master gardener
When Iona Boone isn’t tending to her garden, you can often find her on a Corporate & Leisure day trip. Boone has traveled with Sandburg groups to places such as Janesville, Wis.; Dubuque, Iowa; Princeton; Lincoln; Bloomington; and Rockford. She views them as a great opportunity to discover new places and meet new people.

Boone said another of her favorite Corporate & Leisure experiences was the “In Your Own Backyard” offerings that included a trip to the Knox County Museum in Knoxville. “I went by that a zillion times and it never sparked my interest to go in there, but I found it very interesting and very fascinating,” Boone said. “There are points that we’re so used to seeing and we don’t really think about them, but once you investigate them a little bit more it opens your eyes up to them.” 

To learn more about opportunities through Sandburg’s Corporate & Leisure College, visit www.sandburg.edu/Academics/Corporate-Leisure-College. To join their mailing list, email community@sandburg.edu or call 309.345.3501.

READ THIS STORY AND MORE IN THE 2020 EDITION OF SANDBURG MAGAZINE
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50 Plus News & Views - December 2019

Carl Sandburg College Offers Community Education Classes and Day Trips

Would you like the opportunity to see historical homes, fascinating museums, beautiful gardens, and a 25-room castle without leaving Illinois? It is possible when you enroll in one of Carl Sandburg College's Corporate & Leisure College day trips. As the director of our community education department, I have the opportunity to plan youth programs and non-credit classes, as well as educational day trips. Community education offers something for everyone no matter where they are in life. A young student may want to take an early look at career options through one of our summer programs. An individual may be interested in taking classes for personal growth and general interest. We offer classes in cooking, art, history, gardening, fitness, and more! the classes are short-term with no pressure to complete homework assignments or earn good grades.

If you are looking for a little adventure, I encourage you to check out our educational day trip list. We visit various attractions throughout Illinois and to nearby states. In October, we marked our 50th educational day trip since 2015. Aside from unwinding and creating memories, one of the greatest assets of community education is the wonderful group camaraderie. It is a chance to reconnect with acquaintances and build new friendships. I feel fortunate to be a part of the family atmosphere with rich conversation and shared laughter.

Our group travels have led us to Anderson Japanese Gardens, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, the "Field of Dreams" movie site, Havencrest Castle, the Hannibal History Museum, Epiphany Farms, Ronald Reagan's boyhood home, Pella's Tulip Festival, Brucemore Mansion, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, and many additional attractions! Our trips also include a shuttle bus service from our campus in Galesburg. Past trips ranged in price from $25 to $95.

Sandburg's Corporate & Leisure College publishes two class and day trip schedules per year. Individuals may send an email to community@sandburg.edu or phone 309.345.3501 to be added to our mailing list.

For additional details, find us on Facebook by searching "Sandburg Corporate & Leisure College" or by visiting our website http://sandburg.edu/Academics/Corporate-Leisure-College.

Stacey Rucker is the Director of Corporate & Leisure College at Carl Sandburg College. She has been employed at Sandburg since 2011.

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The Burg - October 10, 2019

Community Education Has Something for Everyone

I used to publish a weekly newspaper. Let me clarify. My handwritten newspaper contained entertainment headlines along with a smattering of home updates from a child's perspective. Did I believe my parents wanted to read a review on their home? I even had the gall to charge family member 10 cents per copy. Needless to say readership declined and my paper folded.

I like second chances! I am pleased to be joining "The Burg." In the coming weeks, I will be writing articles that highlight community events. As a lifetime resident of Galesburg, I look forward to covering annual events and discovering new ones. You never know where a path may lead and what can happen.

I feel this way in my role at Carl Sandburg College. As the director of the College's community education department, I have the opportunity to plan youth program and non-credit classes, as well as educational day trips. Community education offers something for everyone. A young student may want to take an early look at career options through one of our summer programs. Employees enroll in courses to polish work skills for their current occupation or a future one. Individuals seek us out to learn new things for personal growth and general interests. Our classes in cooking, art, history, fitness and other subjects offer a chance to learn without the pressure of homework or grades.

In addition to our classes, we take educational day trips throughout Illinois and to nearby states. This month we mark our 50th educational day trip offering since 2015. In commemoration, we are traveling to Lincoln, Illinois, on Oct. 30, for a tour of the Lincoln National Weather Service to learn about their state-of-the-art observation and forecasting. After a lunch at Cracker Barrel, we will visit Abraham Lincoln's Heritage Museum for a docent-guided tour. I encourage you to press life's pause button for a few hours of escape and relaxation. On these group adventures, you have a chance to visit unique locations you will be discussing long after you arrive home. Our travels have taken us to museums, historical homes, gardens and even a castle. Maybe happily ever after does exist! I hope to see you soon!

For a listing of classes and day trips, visit www.sandburg.edu/Academics/Corporate-Leisure-College/index.html or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sandburgcorporateleisure. To be added to our mailing list for the latest on classes and day trips, phone 309-345-3501 or send an email to community@sandburg.edu.

(Stacey Rucker is a graduate of Galesburg High School, Carl Sandburg College, and Knox College. She is the Director of Corporate & Leisure College for Carl Sandburg College and a part-time Library Assistant at the Galesburg Public Library. She is member of Sandburg's Alumni Association Board, Galesburg's Noon Rotary Club, and the Women's Issues Network).

The Register-Mail - May 18, 2019

Faye Schultz Advances Mother's Legacy

Many of you know that my mother is Rosella (Rosie) Peters. To my delight, you still share wonderful stories of my mother with me. She passed away in May 2015 so I think of her often and especially on Mother’s Day. This article is not about her but serves as a reminder to cherish your experiences with or as a mother. Time will teach you that there are no bonds as complex, rewarding blessed, and painful as that between mother and child.

Speaking of relationships, Faye Schulz is a local woman that you should meet. Faye spends part of her retirement, from Galesburg High School, at the Purple Hanger. She is a faithful volunteer who has seen the resale shop change locations repeatedly. They are now at 169 N. Broad St. Even if you don’t need or want any more junque, the Purple Hanger is a great place to donate items or just to visit. Faye is a wife, parent, Kiwanis member, etc. She is also the devoted daughter of Irene Poll. Irene is the mother of Faye and her brother, Marc. She was born in Mannheim, Germany, and was a German Jew. Irene left a wonderful legacy to her family and to us — you and me. Even though she passed away in 2009, Irene continues to influence lives through Faye and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie.

Recently, Faye, several other folks, and I visited the Holocaust Museum. For those unsure of the meaning," Holocaust is defined as destruction or slaughter on a mass scale." It is also known as the "Shoah — a genocide during WWII in which Nazi Germany systematically murdered some six million European Jews." This was in addition to the extermination of millions of other unsuitable individuals.

There are two powerful emotions that reflect our history and project our future. They are love and hate. Both are real and powerful. Both have consequences.

The Illinois Holocaust Museum began as a reaction to hatred. A storefront facility opened in 1981. The Museum was a response to a Neo-Nazi group attempting to march through Skokie. This is a community where many Holocaust survivors settled prior to the 1980s. The march was to be a demonstration against those survivors.

With generous donations and steadfast devotion, a magnificent new structure opened on April 19, 2009.

The building and surroundings serve as an emotional and accurate monument to history. The programs focus on past and current events.

Suggested techniques to work against hatred are included. In one decade, the facility has been toured by over one million guests.

Stacey Rucker, representing Carl Sandburg College, made the arrangements for our visit. An increasing number of people are aware that Sandburg provides opportunities for participation in unique classes and entertaining, educational day trips. Call the Corporate & Leisure College at 309-345-3501 for details or send an email to community@sandburg.edu to be added to their mailing list.

Our particular tour was very special because Faye and her mother’s memories were part of it. There were displays that included recordings of Irene speaking. Then, we would hear Faye saying, "That’s my mother."

In 2016, Faye’s uncle, Robert B. Kahn, published, "The Hard Road of Dreams: Remembering Not to Forget." It is an expanded autobiography that includes his memories of the horrors of the 1920s and 1930s in Germany. The book is located in the Museum's library and is also available on Amazon.com.

Even with recent terrorist attacks and horrific, senseless murders, some want to think that history cannot be repeated. Our desire is to believe that there could never again be unimaginable cruelties based on race, sexual preference, religion, etc.

Holocaust museums, apartheid structures, slave shackles, and owners’ whips are unconscionable but true evidence of humanity at our worst. These are behaviors that must not be repeated. This is a past to be remembered — a reality to fear — a future to prevent.

Faye Schulz has dedicated time and talents to provide an informative program about those who experienced and some who survived the Holocaust.

As you visit the Museum or listen to Faye’s presentation, you will hear the actual voice of Irene Poll.

Faye’s talk includes recordings that Irene shared with the Illinois Museum. This program proves to be an insightful perspective of an important time in history.

It is best suited for middle and high school students as well as adults. Discussion groups, churches, and others will find it very educational and thought-provoking. For further information contact Faye at fdschulz@comcast.net.

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. It is still not too late to celebrate mothers and to acknowledge their legacy. Our appreciation to Faye for allowing us the privilege of honoring and remembering her mother, Irene Poll. We must not forget.

Naomi Law was born in Galesburg, graduated from ISU and U of I, Champaign, served as a school administrator in Joliet and Oak Park, Illinois, and now resides in Galesburg and volunteers in her community.

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The Register-Mail - April 6, 2019

Sandburg Leisure Classes, Educational Trips

Editor, Register-Mail:

I am concerned that many people in Galesburg and the surrounding areas are unaware of a true “gem” in their midst. I am talking about Carl Sandburg College Corporate and Leisure College. This college offers a wide variety of classes and day trips for the general public. Examples of topics that these classes may cover are as follows: history, sports, wine, food, fitness, computers, literature, crafts, and many more. All ages will find something that will interest them.

The classes offered are not graded. They just provide the pleasure of learning something new or refreshing an old interest. As a retiree, I find taking a class keeps your mind active as well as provides a chance to meet others who have the same interest. All classes are reasonably priced with some in this spring session as low as $5 a class.

The day trips provide fun, educational excursions.

These trips go to a variety of areas such as: Skokie, Illinois to visit the third largest Holocaust museum; Savanna, Illinois, and Clinton, Iowa, to tour historical homes; Dixon, Illinois, to tour Ronald Reagan’s home and visit the John Deere Historical Center; to name just a few. Prices for the trips vary, but are quite reasonable running from $55 to $85 this spring session.

I just hope by sharing this information that more people will become aware of the “gem” in their midst and give them the incentive to explore the classes and/or day trips that Carl Sandburg College's Corporate and Leisure College offer. You won’t regret taking part in this program.

Thank you for your time.

Sue Sperry, Alexis

 

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Corporate & Leisure College - Community Member Testimonials

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Train Station - Princeton, Illinois, Educational Day Trip November 2019

Sandburg trips are so well organized! Hosts provide a schedule that allows for some free time as well as opportunities to learn about local tourist sites and special events. -Sheryl

I thoroughly enjoy taking Carl Sandburg College Corporate & Leisure College classes. I feel that you are never too old to learn new things and the variety of classes offered by Corporate & Leisure provides me with a well rounded education that is fun and keeps me young. I highly recommend these classes for everyone!! - Sue

New sights, sounds, and experiences. Also, the chance to meet new people. -Sam & Pat

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Hegeler Carus Mansion - LaSalle, Illinois, Educational Day Trip June 2018

I anticipate field trips with Carl Sandburg College just like school field trips when I was young. I enjoy learning and the camaraderie of others who are curious and a bit adventurous. -Pam

The Conditioning Combo class at Sandburg is an unknown gem...I'm not going to lie, it is tough, but it's tough in a good way. I would not make myself do most of the stuff we do in the class. I continuously feel sore after a class and that is a good thing because I am challenging my bod to work harder. One of the goals of this class is to hit every muscle group. How many of us do that? -Laurie

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Anderson Japanese Gardens - Rockford, Illinois, Educational Day Trip May 2016

The day trips offered by Carl Sandburg College are very interesting. Where else can you take a trip to a museum and visit with King Tut? The Anderson Japanese Gardens were fabulous. The peaceful setting of the gardens was so inspirational. I walked away feeling my mind was at rest and my body calm. The food served at their restaurant was delicious. I plan on taking more trips through Carl Sandburg College, a jewel of a school. -Renee

Phone 309.345.3501 or send and email to community@sandburg.edu to be added to our contact list for non-credit community education classes and day trips.

Educational Day Trip Destinations 2015-2019

Corporate & Leisure College Educational Day Trip Offerings 2015-2019

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City Trolley Tour, Princeton, Illinois - September 2018

• Spirit of Peoria boat excursion - Peoria, Illinois

• John Deere Pavilion, Bierstube Restaurant - Moline, Illinois

• Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Maldaner's Restaurant - Springfield, Illinois

• WQAD News 8 TV studio tour, TaxSlayer Center tour, Barley & Rye Bistro, Chocolate Manor - Moline, Illinois & Davenport, Iowa

• Putnam Museum, Machine Shed Restaurant - Davenport, Iowa

• Antique Archaeology, Buffalo Bill Museum, Mississippi River Distillery Company, Sneaky Pete's Woodfire Grille - LeClaire, Iowa

• Bishop Hill Museum, Colony Church, PL Johnson's Restaurant - Bishop Hill, Illinois

• Anderson Japanese Gardens, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens - Rockford, Illinois

• President Grant's home, Galena Brewing Company, The Grateful Gourmet, the Popcorn Factory, Galena Canning Company, Galena's Kandy Kitchen, Cooking Demonstration with the Breakfast Diva - Galena, Illinois

• Epiphany Farms, Anju Above Restaurant, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts tour, Ewing Manor tour, The Chocolatier, Inc. - Bloomington-Normal, Illinois

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The Chocolatier, Inc., Bloomington, Illinois - October 2016

• Harvest Cafe, Lincoln Heritage Museum, Postville Courthouse, Railsplitter Covered Wagon - Lincoln, Illinois

• Underbrink's Bakery, St. Francis Church tour, Tiramisu Restaurant, Historic Home Tours, Villa Kathrine tour - Quincy, Illinois

• Festival of Lights Tour, Fired Up Pottery, Firehouse Pizza, The Spotted Cow tour - Peoria, Illinois

• Riverfront Museum: Titanic Exhibit, Kelleher's Irish Pub, Luthy Botanical Garden - Peoria, Illinois

• The Station House Restaurant, Book Club Discussion - Kewanee, Illinois

• Galesburg Radio tour, Pizza House history and lunch - Galesburg, Illinois

• Galesburg's G&M Distributors tour, Pizza Hut - Galesburg, Illinois

• Dyer-Botsford Doll Museum, Basilica of St. Francis Xavier tour, Country Junction Restaurant, Field of Dreams Movie Site, Becker Woodcarving Museum, Boji Sweet Tooth - Dyersville, Iowa

• The Cookery, Washington sites tour - Morton & Washington, Illinois

• Twin Grove Wind Farm tour, CJ's Restaurant, Funks Grove Pure Maple Syrup tour, Funk Prairie Home tour, Funk Gem & Mineral Museum - Bloomington, Illinois

• Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Properties, Mark Twain Dinette Restaurant, Hannibal History Museum, Rockcliffe Mansion tour - Hannibal, Missouri

• Miss Effie's Country Flowers & Garden tour, Palmer College Mansion, Barrel House Restaurant, Isabel Bloom Studio - Donahue, Iowa & Davenport, Iowa

• Guided-tours of the Communal Kitchen Museum, High Amana General Store, and Homestead Village Church, lunch at Ronneburg Restaurant, browse the shops - Amana, Iowa

• House on the Rock attraction - Spring Green, Wisconsin

• Woodlawn Farm, Annabel Lee's Tea Room, tour of Illinois Governor Joseph Duncan's home, Strawn Art Gallery - Jacksonville, Illinois

• Anderson Japanese Gardens, Fresco Restaurant, Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens, Curran's Orchard - Rockford, Illinois

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Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens, Rockford, Illinois - October 2017

• Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Museum, Mexico Lindo Restaurant, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site visit, tour West Branch's historic downtown - West Branch, Iowa

• David Davis Mansion tour, Rosie's Restaurant, Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center, Carl's Ice Cream - Bloomington-Normal, Illinois

• Hauberg Estate tour, German American Heritage Center & Museum tour, 11th Street Precinct Restaurant, Wallace Garden Center, Dot's Pots, Whitey's Ice Cream - Quad Cities

• Scholte Gardens, historical village tour, browse the shops and bakeries - Pella, Iowa

• Underbrink's Bakery, St. Francis Church tour, three historic home tours, Tiramisu Restaurant - Quincy, Illinois

• Brucemore Mansion tour, NewBo City Market, Grant Wood's home tour, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

• Dubuque Arboretum, Betty Jane Candies, Convivium Urban Farmstead, Vinny Vanucchi's Restaurant, St. Luke's United Methodist Church tour, Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey - Dubuque, Iowa

• Boat excursion down the Illinois and Michigan Canal, Hegeler Carus Mansion tour, Reddick Mansion tour - LaSalle, Illinois & Ottawa, Illinois

• Princeton trolley tour, Four and Twenty Cafe, Owen Lovejoy Homestead, Myrtle's Pies - Princeton, Illinois

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Myrtle's Pies, Princeton, Illinois - October 2019

• House on the Rock attraction, Vinny Vanucchi's Restaurant - Spring Green, Wisconsin

• In Your Own Backyard: tour of the Galesburg Police & Fire Departments - Galesburg, Illinois

• Lock & Dam #12 tour, Mont Rest Inn B&B tour - Bellevue, Iowa

• Putnam Museum, The Machine Shed Restaurant, Figge Art Museum, Lagomarcino's Confectionery - Davenport, Iowa

• Dana Thomas House tour, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - Springfield, Illinois

• Festival of Trees, 11th Street Precinct Restaurant, Hauberg Estate tour - Quad Cities

• Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center - Skokie, Illinois

• Pettengill-Morron House Museum, Avanti's Restaurant, Peoria's Riverfront Museum - Peoria, Illinois

• The Rafters Restaurant, Stephenson County Historical Museum, Little Cubs Field, Lincoln-Douglas Debate site, Union Dairy - Lena, Illinois & Freeport, Illinois

• Anderson Japanese Gardens, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden - Rockford, Illinois

• Havencrest Castle, Manny's Pizza, George M. Curtis Mansion - Savanna, Illinois & Clinton, Iowa

• Rotary Botanical Garden, Citrus Cafe, Lincoln-Tallman Home tour, Wisconsin Wagon Company visit, K&W Greenery - Janesville, Wisconsin

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Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, Wisconsin - June 2019

• Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home tour, Angelo's Pizzeria Restaurant, John Deere Historic Center - Dixon, Illinois

• Living History Farms, The Machine Shed Restaurant, Terrace Hill tour, Salisbury House & Gardens tour - Urbandale, Iowa & Des Moines, Iowa

• Her Majesty's English Tea Room, John C. Flanagan House Museum tour, Holland's Mercantile visit - Dunlap, Peoria, and Washington, Illinois

• Historic Nauvoo Visitors Center, Grandpa John's Cafe, browse the shops, Nauvoo Temple - Nauvoo, Illinois

• Train travel to Princeton: Bureau County Historical Society Museum and Library tour, browse the shops, Myrtle's Pies - Princeton, Illinois

• Library Crawl: visit local public libraries in Galesburg, Maquon, Williamsfield, and Altona. Henn House BBQ lunch.

• Lincoln National Weather Service tour, Cracker Barrel Restaurant, Lincoln Heritage Museum, Abe's Carmelcorn Shoppe - Lincoln, Illinois

• Woodland Palace tour, Bishop Hill Bakery & Eatery, author presentation - Kewanee, Illinois & Bishop Hill, Illinois

• Festival of Trees, Biaggi's Restaurant, Vrooman Mansion tour, Kightlinger Antiques & Collectibles - Bloomington, Illinois & Kickapoo, Illinois