Daily Journal staff report
Civil War history, voiceovers and meditation are among personal development topics being offered in September through Kankakee Community College’s continuing education office.
In Why is it called Pickett’s Charge? learn why Gen. George Pickett secured a legacy at Gettysburg. It meets from 9 a.m. to noon Friday in Room D123. The facilitator is Christina Smith. The cost is $19, which includes materials.
Gettysburg: From Battlefield to National Park is about the evolution of the battlefield into a national park to preserve history. It meets from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 in Room D123. The facilitator is Smith. The cost is $19, which includes materials.
The Art and Craft of Writing”is for anyone with a passion for writing. The sessions will include help with writing skills and tools of do’s and don’ts to become a well-rounded writer. Participants are asked to come prepared to write. It meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 25 in Room D123. The facilitator is Sue Eggerton. The cost is $65.
An Introduction to Voiceovers explores the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry. Participants will learn about different types of voiceovers and the tools to find success. The facilitator will take notes and offer coaching. It meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Room D123. Facilitator is Joe Bianco, and the cost is $49.
A Time to Meditate is for all experience levels. The class includes weekly time to meditate and learn new skills. It meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 17 to Oct. 22 in Room D123. Facilitator is Eggerton, and the cost is $39.
Fresh Fall Design — Fall Topiary will teach basic floral techniques through hands on instructions to making topiaries. Participants get to take their completed project home. It meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 in Room D151. Facilitator is Kate Batkiewicz. The cost is $47, which includes supplies and completed project.
The Basic Personal Computer Skills class teaches how to navigate and customize the desktop, create, find and save files. It also includes opening, creating and saving Microsoft Word files. It meets from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 9 in Room D121. Facilitator is Amber Gocken. The cost is $125, includes textbook.
During the Basket Weaving seminar with local artisan Sharon Taylor, participants will create their own baskets. Everyone gets to keep their creations. It meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 in Room D151. The cost is $35, includes supplies.
These courses do not award college credit. To register or for more information, call 815-802-8207, visit kcc.edu/comejoinus (choose KCC Connect and search by course number) or visit the Welcome Center on the first floor of the KCC Workforce Development Center.