Spring 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.


Please view our current Spring courses and registration information listed below. We always welcome new class ideas! Contact the Corporate & Leisure College at 309.341.5330 or by email: community@sandburg.edu




Introduction to Drawing, Basia Kroll

Fundamentals of drawing & shading are introduced in this class.

W, 03/08/17; Time 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. &

W, 03/15/17; Time 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$15 (plus $5 for supplies); ART C37 600

$15; ART C37 601 (03/15 class)


DIY Flower Arranging, Tara LaFollette

Create a basic spring arrangement for the center of a table.

Tu, 03/14/17; Time 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$20 (plus $10 for supplies); CSA C06 601


Ready, Set, Grow!, Tara LaFollette

Start your garden early. How to start germination of your seeds at home. Basic plant and care maintenance.

Tu, 03/28/17; Time 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$20 (plus $10 for supplies); CSC C67 600


Introduction to Watercolor, Ron Hunt

For beginning/intermediate students or advanced painters looking for

motivation. Classes will emphasize working from still life & photos. 

W, 04/05/17, 04/12/17, 04/19/17, 04/26/17 Time 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$20 per class(instructor will give supply list to be bought); ART C57 600


Spring Table Runner, Alberta LaFollette

Plant flowers on your table! Bring your sewing machine (or use one provided), sewing supplies, and be ready for an evening of fun!

M, 04/10/17; Time 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$20 (plus $10 for supplies); LEI C09 600/601


Cork It!, Alberta LaFollette

Bring along your creativity! You will make & take gift items from wine corks. We will supply the corks to create vases, mats, & more!

M, 04/17/17; Time 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$25; CSA C06 602


Spring Mesh Wreath Making, Tara LaFollette

You will create a wreath out of mesh tool. Step by step instruction to create a wreath & each student will make one to take home.

Th, 04/20/17; Time 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$25 (plus $12 for supplies); CSA C06 604


Crazy Art with Black & White Fabric, Alberta LaFollette

Learn the art of free motion accent designs on black & white fabric. Create a pillow, table runner, or picture from this technique.

M, 04/24/17; Time 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$20 (plus $10 for supplies); CSA C06 603


Cookin’ with Class, Mary Burgland

Learn to make ricotta cheese, braciola, &  Italian meatballs. Enjoy a meal prepared with these recipes. Max of 12.

Burgland Residence

Th, 03/09/17; Time 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$20 (plus $10 for supplies); LEI C08 605


Get Creative with Cake Pops, Denise Foote

Learn techniques & shortcuts to making  &rolling the perfect pops. Have the chance to decorate & create a special cake pop. Max of 12

Th, 03/16/17; Time 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$10 (plus $5 for supplies); LEI C08 606


Soups & More, Alberta LaFollette

Warm or cool soups made in your crockpot or on the stove. Recipes include numerous preparation methods.

M, 03/20/17; Time 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$20 (plus $5 for supplies); CSL C09 604


Eggs Rolls Made Easy, Marilyn Thompson

Learn to make delicious egg rolls using simple ingredients. Demo on making sweet & sour sauce also. Max of 12.

W, 03/29/17; Time 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

$15 (plus $5 for supplies); LEI C08 607


Garden to Table, En Season Chef

Pick items from the garden to be prepared by the En Season chef.

En Season, 2900 W. Main St., Galesburg

M, 06/12/17; Time 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

or   M, 06/12/17; Time 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

$35; LEI C08 610 (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)/ $35; LEI C08 611 (4 p.m. - 6 p.m.)


From Illinois to the White House, Michael Zecher

A discussion about Lincoln’s life as a frontier lawyer and his journey to the most famous house in America.

Th, 03/16/17: Time 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

$15; HIS C01 603


Bishop Hill Colony, Todd DeDecker

Learn about the Bishop Hill colony, its participation in the Civil War, & Bishop Hill since the Colony breakup.

Tu, 03/28/17; Time 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$15; HIS C01 601

Mind & Body

Fitness Center offers:

-A walking track

-Free weight area

-A wide variety of cardiovascular and strength training equipment.

-Cardio Theater so you may watch and listen to TV

Community members may enroll to utilize Sandburg's Fitness Center.
During the spring, 01/17/17 - 05/10/17, the Fitness Center is open:
Mon - Thurs, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Closed Sundays
The 8-week Fitness Center session, 03/20/17 - 05/10/17, is $40. For additional Fitness Center enrollment dates and pricing, phone 309.345.3501.

Spring Fitness Classes include:

Yoga, June Ziegler
Yoga helps you achieve more flexibility, deep relaxation, builds strength, balance, coordination and a general sense of well-being.
M-W-F, 03/20/17 - 05/12/17
Time 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.; $70 PED C03 601

Zumba, Jane McGee
DITCH THE WORK OUT AND JOIN THE PARTY! Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere which attracts exercisers with a fun fusion of dance moves from styles like Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Belly dance, Bachata, Dembow and Flamenco.
M & W, 03/20/17 - 05/10/17
Time 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.; $50 PED C30 600

Muscle Conditioning, Joan Pacheco
Class is designed to strengthen, tone, and stretch major muscle groups while improving flexibility and range of motion. Exercises utilizing light weights and resistance bands will be performed to music.
Tu, 03/21/17 - 05/09/17
Time 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.; $25 PED C09 600

Pilates, Joan Pacheco
In this class you will use multiple muscles providing an all-inclusive workout to gain core strength as well as flexibility and balance.
Th, 03/23/17 - 05/11/17
Time 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.; $25 PED C82 600

Total Body Strength, Megan Johnson
In this low impact class, you will work every major muscle group in your body while using body weight moves and free weights. This class is for all fitness levels- new or experienced. 
Tu & Th, 03/21/17 - 05/11/17
Time 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; $50 PED C87 600
or   Sa, 03/25/17 - 05/13/17
Time 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.; $25 PED C87 601

Strength & Toning, Michele Archer
In the first half of this class you will complete stretching exercises to strengthen your muscles. During the second part, you will gain energy by practicing Power Yoga. Different than traditional Yoga you will move at a faster pace while using your entire body weight to build more strength.
Tu & Th, 03/21/17 - 05/11/17 (7 wks.)
Time 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.; $40 PED C87 604

Hospice Series, led by  Hospice Compassus

Intro to Hospice - Tu, 04/04/17; $5 HTH C24 600

Who Needs Hospice - Tu, 04/11/17; $5 HTH C25 600

Families: Hospice is more than the patient - Tu, 04/18/17;

$5 HTH C25 601

The Gift of Hospice - Tu, 04/25/17; $5 HTH  C25 602

*All classes meet from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.



Behind the Photos - Genealogy Roundtable, Stacey Rucker

Learn research tips, discover online info, & hear how others have unlocked the stories behind the photos. Light refreshments served.

W, 03/01, 03/08/, 03/15, 03/22; Time 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  

$5; LEI C00 601-604 or $15 for all 4 classes; LEI C00 600


Be Our Movie Guest! - Beauty & the Beast Film

A live-action film of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast opens on 03/17. Join us for the film. Return to campus for a treat party & discussion.

F, 03/17/17; Time TBA

$7 (concessions at your own cost); CST C73 600


Google Photos, Stacey Rucker

The app that allows you to easily organize your photos & videos.

Tu, 03/21/17; Time 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$5; LEI C29 600


Funeral Planning - Carrie Walters, Hinchliff Pearson West

Understand the options available for funeral planning, the pre-arrangement process, & obituary writing.

Th, 03/23/17; Time 10:00 am. - 11:30 a.m.

$7; CSC C81 600


Book Club - The Girls of Atomic City

Denise Kiernan’s bestseller about the women who went to Oak Ridge, TN to build the atomic bomb during WWII.

Q’s Café, 319 E. Main St. (Q’s brownies & lemonade will be served)

Th, 03/23/17; Time 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

$7; LEI C07 601


Book Club - The Magnolia Story

We will review Chip & Joanna Gaines’ The Magnolia Story & share your own DIY projects. Bring your before & after photos!

W, 04/05/17; Time 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Light refreshments served.

$5; LEI C07 602

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/Secition 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:








Home Decor or Improvement







Car Care & Repair

Retirement Planning


College Savings Plans



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.