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Beekeeping

In this course you will learn the place of the honey bee in the world, some history of beekeeping, biology in the individual bees and the colony, the hive and equipment for beekeeping, how to manage for honey product and honey bee disorders, parasites and nest invaders. Course taught by Lynn Danzer. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
ENVI 99*01 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus S 10/01/2016 10:00AM-12:00PM Looft Hall
2 sessions Call 712-325-3361

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Rain Barrel Workshop

Learn how to build your own Rain Barrel and why they are important. The class will help build your own rain barrel for you to take home that day and install. Cost of barrel/materials included. Must register to build a barrel but feel free to attend the class at no cost if you just want to see the rain barrel process. To build a rain barrel you must pre-pay a week before class. Fee $70

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
GREEN 102*02 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus S 09/17/2016 9:30-11:00AM Kinney Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Beginning Blues Harmonica

This exciting workshop will get you jammin' the blues immediately! Play and have fun as you are introduced to many of the tricks and techniques used to make the harmonica laugh, cry, wail and scream! No previous musical experience is required only a love of the blues and a desire to play the harmonica. A Key of C Major Diatonic harmonica is needed and is available for purchase the night of the class from the instructor for $13. Instructional CD and handouts included in the course fee. Fee $35

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MUSIC 99*02 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus W 10/12/2016 7:45-9:15PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Beginning Folk Harmonica: Songs & Rhythms

Breathing is the foundation when playing the harmonica; and breathing correctly calms the body, mind and spirit. Join us as we take basic pop, folk and blues melodies and invigorate them with simple, but powerful techniques to make any song deeply expressive. No previous ability to read or play music required. A Key of C Major Diatonic harmonica is needed, and is available for purchase the night of class from the instructor for $13. Instructional CD and handouts included in the course fee. Fee $35

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MUSIC 99*01 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus W 10/12/2016 6:00-7:30PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Library & Lunch

Discuss favorite writers and books over lunch in the community room of your local library. Check with the library for specifics. Bring a sack lunch. FREE Fee $0

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 15*51 - CF16 Harlan T 09/13/2016 12:00-1:00PM Harlan Community Library
1 session Call 712-755-3568

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PERDV 15*52 - CF16 Harlan T 10/11/2016 12:00-1:00PM Harlan Community Library
1 session Call 712-755-3568

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PERDV 15*53 - CF16 Harlan T 11/08/2016 12:00-1:00PM Harlan Community Library
1 session Call 712-755-3568

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PERDV 15*54 - CF16 Harlan T 12/13/2016 12:00-1:00PM Harlan Community Library
1 session Call 712-755-3568

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Coffee & Conversation

Join the Loess Hills Learners for 10 sessions of local, national or international topics each week. Be a life-long learner! Fee $15

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 41*40 - CF16 Atlantic M 09/19/2016 9:30-11:00AM TBA
10 sessions Call 712-243-5527

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Concealed Carry Training

This class is presented to introduce you to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely and responsibly own, possess and carry a firearm for personal protection, focusing on handguns. This in turn will allow you to successfully apply for and receive a non-professional weapons permit in the State of Iowa, per Iowa Code Chapter (724). Taught by NRA Certified Instructor. Fee $79

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*09 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus W 10/12/2016 6:00-9:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Drones for Businesses

Possible application specific camera and sensor modifications that can be made to a UAV and how it can be used as a tool in real world applications across different disciplines and industries, FAA rules for recreational/hobby vs. commercial sUAS operations. FAA changing regulatory environment. FAA proposed rules for sUAS. The 333 exemption. Registering your sUAS with the FAA. Fee $29

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*07 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus W 10/12/2016 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Drones for Kids: STEM

UAV's components, their composition and their function and then practice flying quadcopters in a controlled environment. Fee $29

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*06 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus S 10/08/2016 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Financial Series Lunch and Learn: Estate Planning

Free! Come join us for some lunch and understanding more about the retirement process. Learn to develop an investment strategy as well as recognize how to implement and maintain your own plan. Fee $0

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*04 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus F 11/04/2016 11:30AM-1:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Financial Series Lunch and Learn: Retirement and Investments

Learn to develop an investment strategy as well as recognize how to implement and maintain your own plan. Fee $0

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*05 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus F 09/16/2016 11:30AM-1:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Financial Series Lunch and Learn: Social Security

Understanding more about the evolution of Social Security and its' current state. Learn about benefits that may be available in the event of death or disability. Understand when retirement benefits can begin and the taxation of social security benefits. Fee $0

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*03 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus F 10/21/2016 11:30AM-1:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Foundations of Investing

This Financial Workshop offers clear and practical investing education in a convenient and comfortable format. By attending this workshop, you'll gain a better understanding of the key principles of saving and investing and also learn the specific strategies to help reach your long-term goals. Topics include stocks, bonds, IRAs, estate planning, and other retirement saving strategies. All materials provided. Fee $10

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*30 - CF16 Clarinda Center W 10/05/2016 6:30-8:00PM TBA
4 sessions Call 712-246-1499

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From West Point to Iowa

Hear LTC Darin Thomson share his military experience beginning with West Point the Army and service in Iraq, Kuwait, Italy and much more. This is our opportunity to hear from one of our finest. Discussion led by LTC Darin Thomson of Hamburg. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*65 - CF16 Shenandoah W 10/19/2016 9:00-10:00AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Grains, Herbs, and Beans: From Days of Old to Days of New

As the Earth continues to globally sustain us, we are learning about and participating in the benefits of grains, herbs and beans. Did you know grain reduces stress? Have you had your serving of Quinoa or Amaranth today? Discussion led by Cathy Flummerfelt of Shenandoah. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*62 - CF16 Shenandoah W 09/07/2016 9:00-10:00AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Intro to Drones: Legal Aspects and Safe Flying

Safety, legal, insurance requirements, and ethical considerations regarding unmanned aerial vehicles. UAV's components, their composition and their function and then practice flying their quadcopters in a controlled environment. Fee $29

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*08 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus W 09/21/2016 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Personal Color Analysis

Your hair, skin and eye color combine in beautiful harmony. They in turn complement and harmonize with a palette of wardrobe and makeup colors. Learn which colors are flattering to you. This class offers skin care and cosmetic suggestions. Fee $19

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*01 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus T 09/13/2016 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Quilts: Threading Our Past to Our Future

Quilts have represented our history, culture and family, over over decades of generations. Patterns, colors and stitching are the common threads of our communities. Discussion led by Carolyn Steinbrink of Shenandoah. Fee $0

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*61 - CF16 Shenandoah W 09/21/2016 9:00-10:00AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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The History of Manti

Hear about the first settlement of Manti and how it developed over the years. Turn back the pages of time and enjoy! Discussion led by Carolyn Steinbrink of Shenandoah. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*60 - CF16 Shenandoah W 09/14/2016 9:00-10:00AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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The Life of a Private Investigator

Leads, files, information, where to look first and where to look second. There are many types of cases and circumstances Investigators handle every day. You have been handed a name...what would you do next? Discussion led by Suzanne Boyd of Shenandoah. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*63 - CF16 Shenandoah W 09/28/2016 9:00-10:00AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Travel to Cameroon Africa

Cameroon, the name means River of Shrimp, is a coastal country with interesting culture, land, food and government. Languages spoken are French, English, and Pidgin. Do you know any Pigdin words? Discussion led by Bethann McCalla of Shenandoah. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*64 - CF16 Shenandoah W 10/12/2016 9:00-10:00AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Try an Online Class!
Genealogy Basics

Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Who will you discover? This online class will help you understand the genealogy research process and the way we interpret the information we find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based Web sites, which you can access while you're enrolled in the class. Along the way, you'll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past. You'll develop a strategy to accomplish your objectives, evaluate the results, and share that information with others. You'll discover, in simple terms, where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive. Was it truth or goof? Where’s the proof? Find out why close counts not only in horseshoes, but also in hunting your heritage. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. 
Classes start monthly! Register online at www.ed2go.com/iwcc.