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Leisure Course Schedule & Registration Information

Leisure College courses are held at various locations throughout the district and include non-credit general interest classes for personal growth and enjoyment. Our educational day trips offer unique travel locations and discoveries you will be discussing long after you arrive home. Class and day trip schedules are published twice a year in the spring and fall. Look for our fall schedule brochure in August 2018. 

We always welcome new class or educational day trip ideas! Contact the Corporate & Leisure College at 309.341.5330 or by email: community@sandburg.edu 

Please also phone or email us to be added to our mailing list!

Educational Day Trips

Quincy, IL - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

One of our favorite day trip locations: Quincy! Join us on an architectural tour of Quincy, Illinois. Begin the day with a visit to Underbrink’s Bakery, in business since 1929, creating made-from-scratch baked goods. Afterwards, we will take a self-guided tour through St. Francis Church adorned with interior murals and white marble. The church opened in 1884 and has a Gothic Revival style. We then take a guided tour of our first historic home on 16th Street. Back by popular demand, we will dine on Italian cuisine at Tiramisu Restaurant in downtown Quincy. Succeeding lunch, it’s time for two more historic home tours! Cost includes transportation and admission to attractions. Lunch and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Monday, May 14, 2018. No cancellations past 05/14/18; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.

W, 05/23/18

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

$70*shuttle bus stops at the Carthage Branch Campus

 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Saturday, June 2, 2018

Get ready to explore Cedar Rapids, Iowa! The day begins with a guided tour of the 21-room Brucemore Mansion featuring the stories of three families who resided in the Mansion. (Note: Tour guests are required to wear the provided shoe coverings). After our tour, we will head to NewBo City Market for a one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experience. At NewBo, choose your lunch from one of many food entrepreneurs selling locally grown and prepared goods. Aroma Artisan Pizza, Saucy Foccacia, and Dumpling Darling are just a few of the restaurant options. There will also be a chance to browse the various shops specializing in baked goods, crafts, home décor items, clothing, and much more. Afterwards, we will stop at the Veterans Memorial Building to view a stained glass window created by artist Grant Wood. The window is one of Wood’s most admired works and a lasting tribute to Veterans. We will then tour the original home and studio of Grant Wood. The day concludes with a visit to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art featuring the world’s largest collection of Grant Wood art on display. Comfortable walking shoes with good tread are recommended, as we will be walking long distances on varied surfaces. Please no open-toed shoes. A visit to Brucemore Mansion and Grant Wood Studio includes climbing many stairs, some of which are steep and narrow. Day trip cost includes transportation and admission to the attractions. Lunch and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Planned arrival time is 9:00 a.m., we will depart Cedar Rapids at 4:00 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Wednesday, May 23. No cancellations past 05/23/18; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.

SA, 06/02/18

Time: 6:45 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.

$85

 

Dubuque, Iowa - Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dubuque offers something for everyone! The morning begins with a tour of the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Sit back and enjoy a guided riding tour of the 60 beautiful gardens. We will take a brief stop at Betty Jane Candies. In Dubuque since 1938, Betty Jane Candies have been included in Academy Awards Gift Baskets and been named the top Culinary Gift in Iowa. It’s then time to visit Convivium Urban Farmstead featuring community gardens, a coffee shop, and more. There will be a tour of Farmstead and a sample of coffee provided. For this day trip, lunch at Vinny Vanucchi’s is included in your day trip cost (sorry, beverages are separate). The popular Galena restaurant is now also located in Dubuque serving wonderful Italian dishes. Dine on salad, garlic bread and two different entrees. Succeeding lunch, you will have an opportunity to tour St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. The Church is home to the fifth largest collection of Tiffany Windows in the United States. The day trip ends at Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey with a presentation about the candy made and sold by the nuns. Enjoy chocolate and caramel samples with an opportunity to purchase candy treats. Tour guests may also walk through the Abbey’s beautiful gardens. Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey was recently featured on NBC’s Today Show. Day trip cost includes transportation and admission to the attractions. Shopping expenses are at your own cost. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Friday, June 1. No cancellations past 06/01/18; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.

Tu, 06/12/18

Time 7:00 a.m. -6:30 p.m.

$95

 

LaSalle/Ottawa, Illinois – Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This day trip is not to be missed! Enjoy a historical mule-pulled 1840’s replica boat trip up and down the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The boat trip will provide one-hour of relaxation as you learn historical information. Afterwards, it’s time for a delicious lunch at the Lock 16 Café offering classic sandwiches and several healthy menu options. There will also be time to take a look in the Lock 16 Gift Shop with a selection of unique gifts, seasonal décor, souvenirs and other exclusive items! At 1 p.m., we will tour two floors of the Hegeler Carus Mansion (photo featured on the brochure cover, far right). The seven-level Mansion was completed in 1876 and has 16,000 square feet of interior space. Our next stop includes a visit to Reddick Mansion in Ottawa, Illinois. The Reddick Mansion is situated near the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Built in 1855, much of the 22-room home has been restored to its prior splendor. After the home tour, we will see the Lincoln-Douglas debate site monument featuring Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas statues. The day ends with a stop at Triple J Ice Cream! Hegeler Mansion does have an elevator. The Reddick Mansion has several steps and no elevator. Planned arrival time is 9:00 a.m., we will depart around 4:30 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Monday, June 18. No cancellations past 06/18/18; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg

W, 06/27/18

Time 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

$90*transportation to & from Galesburg for Carthage

 

**Any educational day trip activities, dates or times may change with little notice due to inclement weather or other circumstances. A decision to cancel will be made as early as possible. The trip may be offered again dependent on other available travel dates. Space is limited for all day trips; a minimum of 10 registrations required. Comfortable walking shoes with good tread are recommended, as we walk long distances on varied surfaces. Please no open-toed shoes. Shuttle buses depart from Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus, Galesburg. Carthage enrollees receive transportation to and from Galesburg for these day trips: 4/14 & 6/27.

Fitness Center & Fitness Classes

Sandburg’s Fitness Center

Walking track, free weights area, training equipment.
05/14/18 - 06/08/18 (4 week session); $20
06/11/18 - 08/03/18 (8 week session); $40
06/11/18 - 08/17/18 (10 week session); $50
Fitness Center Summer Hours: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fitness Classes

Conditioning Combo - 10 weeks total
Tu; 05/22/18 - 07/31/18
A great mix of Pilates, Yoga and strength training exercises.
Time 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Joan Pacheco
Cost: $28

Yoga (summer) - 10 weeks total
M-W-F; 06/11/18 - 08/17/18
Achieve flexibility, relaxation, and strength.
Time 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Instructor: June Ziegler
Cost: $85

*Prior to beginning any fitness program, individuals should contact their physician for medical evaluation and clearance to participate.

Miscellaneous

Wine Club - in conjunction with HyVee Wine & Spirits

Special Wine Club on May 31! Due to popularity, we are pleased to announce Jesse Balsimo is returning on Thursday, May 31 for a presentation on South African wines. A wine tasting will be included. Registration is required by noon the Thursday before Wine Club. No cancellations, however, a substitute may attend.

Knights of Columbus, 1556 E. Fremont St., Galesburg
Th, 05/31/18

Time 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$23

Class Registration Info

Corporate & Leisure College Registration Information

 

Register By Phone

Galesburg Main Campus,  309.345.3501

The Branch Campus, Carthage  217.357.3129, ext. 7241

 

Register in Person

Main Campus, Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd, Galesburg, IL 61401

The Branch Campus, 305 Sandburg Drive, Carthage, IL 62321

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

 

Methods of payment include: Cash, Check (make payable to Carl Sandburg College), Debit/Credit Cards ( American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover)

 

Payment/Drop/Cancellation Policies

Payment Policies:

Payment in full is due at the time of registration for Leisure College classes.

Dropped Classes & Refunds:

Minimum class size requirements are set prior to the start of each class. Please provide as much advance notice as possible should you need to drop a Leisure College course. Per Carl Sandburg College policy for Corporate & Leisure College, classes dropped the day before a class start date can obtain a one hundred (100) percent refund. Dropping classes the day of class or thereafter will result in a zero (0) percent refund.

Please note that special cancellation dates may apply for educational day trips or other specific course offerings, as identified in the course schedule. For day trips and Wine Club only, you may call to register a substitute after the cancellation date. Refunds will not be provided.

Cancellation Policy:

Sandburg's Corporate & Leisure College reserves the right to cancel classes or educational day trips to low enrollment numbers or because of other unforeseen circumstances. If a class is cancelled, you will be notified and will receive a full refund from the business office. During weather related events, individuals may be prevented from entering campus or off-campus Sandburg facilities. Notice of a decision to close or delay opening Sandburg will be communicated as early as possible through local radio/TV stations, postings to the Sandburg website, and Facebook pages. After registering for a class, any changes to email addresses or phone numbers should be communicated to the Corporate & Leisure office for notification purposes.

Please phone 309.345.3501 with any questions about Corporate & Leisure College's payment, drop or cancellation polices.

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services

In compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Disability Support at Carl Sandburg College seeks to make the classroom equally accessible to students with disabilities by providing students with tools and accommodations intended to remove barriers imposed by their unique disabilities. Documentation of the specific disability is required. If you are a student with a disability who would benefit from these services, contact the Coordinator of Academic Support, Main Campus in Galesburg, Room B68, 309.341.5262.

Non-Discrimination Notice

Non-Discrimination Notice

Carl Sandburg College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator, complies with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II of ADA. It is the policy of Carl Sandburg College that no person, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), sexual orientation, national orientation, age, disability, or veteran’s status, or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state of local laws, shall be discriminated against in employment, in educational programs and activities, or in admissions. The College will direct individuals to resources for English language proficiency so that the lack of English proficiency will not be a barrier for future employment, admissions and participation in CTE programs. Career and technical education courses/program offerings and admission criteria are on our web site, Programs Degrees, or by calling 309.341.5234.

Title IX Coordinator: Rick Eddy, 309.341.5234

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Rodney Blue, 309.341.5220 and Jake Runge, 309.341.5262

Teaching Opportunities

Sandburg's Leisure College offers classes at various locations throughout the district and include non-credit general interest classes intended for personal growth and enjoyment. Prospective instructors do not need teaching credentials, however, they should be driven to share their skills and be comfortable speaking to a group of students. Class lengths vary depending on the the content and instructor availability. Two class schedules are produced each year for Fall (August - December) and Spring/Summer (January - July). Class subjects could include the following:

Cooking

History

Technology

Computers

Crafts

Finances

Fitness/Health

Home Decor or Improvement

Art

Dance

Horticulture

Writing

Fashion

Travel

Car Care & Repair

Retirement Planning

Music

College Savings Plans

Astronomy

Antiques

Foreign Language

And More! Class ideas are always welcome.

For more information, send an email to srucker@sandburg.edu or phone 309.341.5330. Course proposals may be submitted to Carl Sandburg College, Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg, IL 61401 or by email to srucker@sandburg.edu. Click on course proposal and fill in all information fields for review.