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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 day trips offer unique travel locations and discoveries you will be discussing long after you arrive home.

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

 

 

Educational Day Trips

Quad Cities - Saturday, April 14, 2018

Visit four cities in one day! On this day trip, you will discover some hidden gems in the Quad Cities area. The day begins with a visit to the Hauberg home, also known as the “Tulip Mansion,” in Rock Island. The tulip, Mrs. Hauberg’s favorite flower, is featured in designs throughout the inside and outside of the home. The Haubergs began living in the house in 1911 and the family later donated the structure to be used as the Hauberg Civic Center. Following our tour, we will stop at the German American Heritage Center & Museum to view their large permanent exhibit and two rotating special exhibits. Visitors also have a chance to participate in interactive exhibits, while learning about German heritage. For lunch, we will dine at The 11th Street Precinct in the Village of East Davenport. Burgers, sandwiches, and salads are just a few of their menu choices. Succeeding lunch, we travel to Wallace Garden Center, in Bettendorf, for a tour of their greenhouse and an overview on home landscaping and growing vegetables. Our day concludes with a visit to Dot’s Pots in Moline. Dot will talk about her pottery business and show off her latest creations. There will be an opportunity to shop from her onsite pottery gift store. No visit to the Quad Cities would be complete without a stop at Whitey’s Ice Cream! Choose a sweet treat from their extensive menu. Day trip cost includes transportation and admission to the attractions. Lunch, snacks, and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Planned arrival time is 10:00 a.m., we will depart around 4:30 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Wednesday, April 4, 2018. No cancellations past 04/04/18; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.

Sa, 04/14/18

Time 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $50*transportation to & from Galesburg for Carthage

 

Pella, Iowa - Saturday, April 28, 2018

Spend the day in beautiful Pella, Iowa - the city known for their Dutch heritage and picturesque tulip gardens! We will arrive at 10:00 a.m. and watch a brief film about Pella’s history. Following the film, there will be a 45-minute tour of the tallest working windmill in the United States. Vermeer Mill is a functioning 1850s-style windmill that grinds wheat into flour. We then tour the historical village including the boyhood home of Wyatt Earp, the Werkplaats, Van Spanckeren’s General Store, Scholte Church, and more. After the tour, we will visit Scholte Gardens featuring two life-sized bronze statues and 35,000 tulips. If time permits, there may be a tour of the Scholte House Museum (the original home of Dominic H.P. Scholte, the founder of Pella). Stop for lunch at Opa’s Deli serving sandwiches, wraps, and soups. It’s then time to head to the many shops and bakeries to discover items unique to Pella. Cost includes transportation and admission to attractions. Lunch and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Planned arrival time is 10:00 a.m., we will depart around 4:00 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Wednesday, April 18, 2018. No cancellations past 04/18/18; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs form Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.

Sa, 04/28/18

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

$90

 

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. 

Main Campus, Galesburg

01/16/18 - 05/09/18; call regarding additional dates

Time M - Th 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; F 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;

Sa 8:00 am. - 12:00 p.m.

$80

 

 

 

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

Mary Allen West: Child of the Prairie, Woman of Global Vision - Instructor Gail Masinda

Pioneer, educator, author, national political activist, and world-wide missionary, Mary Allen West worked for issues as relevant today as 150 years ago, including equal rights and opportunities for all people. Her name might not be as familiar as some, but once you meet her in this living history portrayal, you will never forget her. See in the early 1880s, hear of her adventures, accomplishments and sorrows as she prepares to leave her home in Galesburg, Illinois, and embark on the new challenges that await her in Chicago.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Th, 04/05/18

Time 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

$8

 

The American Civil War: Why Gettysburg Matters... - Instructor Bob Morrison

The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought in North America. During the first three days of July 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia turned a small town in Southern Pennsylvania into the site of a struggle. Two Armies, consisting of 160,000 men met in battle. More than 50,000 men fell as casualties (men listed as killed, wounded, or missing/captured), a scale of suffering never seen before or since on American soil." Why was it a turning point?

Main Campus, Galesburg

Th, 04/19/18

Time 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$15

 

U.S. History and Today - Instructor John LeGear

Journey through the past 100 years of American history from the start of World War I thru present day in this picture-packed live presentation of news, events and pop culture that captures the ebb and flow of the United States on the move. “U.S. History and Today” features 400 historically-rich photographs punctuated by 44 Hollywood film clips and music that captures the memorable moments of the past century. This fact-based, non-partisan 3-hour seminar is divided into two chapters with an intermission. Ample time will be provided to the audience for Q&A and discussion.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Tu, 04/24/18

Time 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

$15

Cooking

Fabulous Foodies - Instructor Alberta LaFollette

This class is designed with nutrition in mind and the opportunity to use in season foods. Students will be able to try  creations.

Main Campus, Galesburg

M, 04/16/18

Time 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$30 (supplies included)

 

Spring Into Salad Season - Instructor Lauren Williams

A review of the components that go into building a healthy salad, incorporating all food groups and seasonal produce. Also how to easily make your own flavorful dressings. Minimum of 5 students.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Th, 04/19/18

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

$12 (supplies included)

 

A Piece of Cake - Instructor Alberta LaFollette

Simple desserts to create for any occasion and impress your guests. This is a hands-on class giving students a chance to make pies, cobblers and more!

Main Campus, Galesburg

M, 04/23/18

Time 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$28 (supplies included)

 

Creativity

Make a Memory - Instructor Stacey Rucker

Are your photos currently stored on your phone or kept in storage bins? Begin enjoying and displaying your favorite photos by creating a keepsake book. In this class, we will look at some of the various companies offering custom photo book designs. Discover themed books you can create and tips on how to organize your photos into the perfect layout. Preserve your memories now and for future generations. Photo books make great gift items also. Bring in your flash drive with pictures to practice layout designs.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Th, 04/12/18

Time 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Or Tu, 04/17/18; Time 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

$5

Miscellaneous

Wine Club - in conjunction with HyVee Wine & Spirits

Representatives from vineyards and local distributors teach the basics of wine education. 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, 04/05/18

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

$25 

 

 

Backyard Seed Starting: Vegetables & Herbs - Instructor Chris Enroth

Buying transplants for your garden can be expensive, and local retailers may not have varieties you want to grow. Learn proper seeding, raising, and transplanting techniques with Extension educator Chris Enroth. Geared to the backyard gardener and small farm grower, this class will focus on producing your own seeds to grow in your garden. Learn  what conditions common vegetables and herbs need to grow your own transplants. Plus, participants will be sowing seeds to take home!

Main Campus, Galesburg

W, 04/04/18

Time 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$20

 

Restaurant Spotlight: Masa Sushi & Hibachi Steakhouse

Visit one of Galesburg’s newest restaurants and hear how the owner got her start, learn about various dishes, and try some food selections.

Masa Sushi Hibachi Steakhouse, 58 S. Cherry St., Galesburg

Tu, 04/10/18

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

$8

 

Food for Thought: Lunch Club - Main Street

Do you recall American Beauty Restaurant, O.T. Johnson’s, and Kline’s? This class is for anyone who grew up in the area or has a curiosity about local history. Reminisce and learn about the businesses that lined Galesburg’s Main Street. Bring your stories to share and take a stroll down memory lane. Discussion facilitated by Stacey Rucker. Dine on pizza! Drinks and additional food items at your own cost.

Pizza House, 132 E. Simmons St., Galesburg
Tu, 05/01/18

Time 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$7

 

In Your Own Backyard: Knoxville Historical Tour

Take a step back in time! Meet in Knoxville to take a guided tour of the county museum, log cabin, courthouse, jail, and one-room schoolhouse. You will learn the history behind each and little known facts. At noon, we will enjoy lunch at Big Catz BBQ. Choose from soups, salads, wraps, burgers, and more. Appetizers provided! Lunch expenses at your own cost.

Knox County Museum, 145 N. Public Square, Knoxville

Tu, 05/08/18

Time 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$7

 

Food for Thought: Lunch Club - Henderson Street

Do you recall Kiddie Land, planes landing on Henderson Street, and Harbor Lights? Join us as we reminisce and discuss the history of Galesburg’s Henderson Street. Bring your stories to share or just take a step into the past. Discussion facilitated by Stacey Rucker. Dine on sub sandwiches! Drinks and additional food items at your own cost.

Box Car Express, 1974 N. Henderson St., Galesburg

Tu, 05/15/18

Time 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$7

Carthage Campus Classes

Google Hangouts - Instructor Linda Thomas

Learn how to hold impromptu meetings on the go, conduct virtual education or training classes around the world! Learn the best practices for using Google Hangouts and get hands-on experience with creating and participating in a Google Hangout meeting. Minimum of 5 students.

Sa, 04/18/18 (for students ages 14 - 18) - Register by 04/11/18

Time 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

$15

 

Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides: the Basics - Instructor Linda Thomas

Google’s productivity suite can be useful for meetings and courses allowing for collaborative work and file sharing capabilities. You will also learn about Google Docs Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides), which allows you to create new      documents and work collaboratively. Minimum of 5 students.

Sa, 04/18/18 - Register by 04/11/18

Time 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

$15

 

For questions or to register in Carthage classes, phone 217.357.3129.

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.