Moraine Valley brings you a summer of at-home learning. Enjoy a sample of our regularly-scheduled community programs available 100% online.

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Offered Courses

History of the "Spanish" Flu — $15
Course Code: HS4-300-300
Wednesday, July 22, Noon-1 p.m.
Instructor: Josh Fulton

The "Spanish" Flu didn't come from Spain but is perhaps one of the most famous global pandemics you've ever heard of. Join us to learn a little more about its history, in a short lunchtime overview provided by Associate Professor of History Josh Fulton.

A Short History of Medicine and Public Health in America $15
Course Code: HS4-301-300
Wednesday, June 10, Noon-1 p.m.
Instructor: Josh Fulton
Curious about America's history of public health and medical treatment? Join us for a short lunchtime overview of the history of how America's medical community has evolved over time, and the role public health has played from Associate Professor of History Josh Fulton. 

Epidemics in American History $15
Course Code: HS4-302-300
Wednesday, June 17, Noon-1 p.m.
Instructor: Josh Fulton
Disease epidemics have been a part of the nation's history since the colonial period.  Join us for a short lunchtime overview of the history of how they have shaped the American story till today, From Associate Professor of history Josh Fulton

A Short History of World War II $60
Course Code: HS4-303-300
Wednesdays, June 24-July 15, Noon-1 p.m.
Instructor: Josh Fulton
Always wondered about the Second World War, but were afraid to ask? Join us for a series of history webinars during the lunch hour as we talk about 4 key themes of the war--the origins, homefronts, the fighting, and the holocaust.  These are informal discussions, designed for any and all learners to ask questions and learn a little!

Korean War $15
Course Code: HS4-304-300
Wednesday, July 22, 6-7 p.m.
Instructor: Jim McIntyre
Korea often called the forgotten war. In fact, this conflict was crucial. It was the first proxy war of the Cold War and set the stage for U.S. relations with both Communist China and the Soviet Union. The course will explore the key points of this often-overlooked conflict.

An Organized Kitchen $15
Tuesday, May 26, 1-2 p.m.
Course Code: PD4-411-300
Instructor: Colleen Klimczak
Find time, money, and space in this heart of your home. Organize the space; explore menu planning and savvy shopping; and make your kitchen work for you and your wellness, family, and life.

Clear the Clutter $15
Tuesday, June 2, 1-2 p.m.
Course Code: PD4-412-300
Instructor: Colleen Klimczak
Get organized! Learn the skills and find the motivation to get your home and life organized. Identify clutter in all parts of your life, and discuss and implement strategies to help rid yourself of clutter for good. Save money and time; decrease stress; live better.

Get a Grip on Paper Management $15
Tuesday, June 9, 1-2 p.m.
Course Code: PD4-413-300
Instructor: Colleen Klimczak
Do you control your papers, or do they control you? Learn about the different types of paper, what to do with each type, and how to think differently about paper and information in general. Save time and money, decrease stress, and live better.

Downsizing the Right Way $15
Course Code: PD4-414-300
Tuesday, June 16 from 1-2 p.m.
Instructor: Colleen Klimczak
Down-Sizing can be the time to Right-Size.  Making sense of a lifetime of possessions down doesn't have to be overwhelming! We will layout the process, make decisions about what to part with and what to keep, and share resources to make it all happen.

Stress Management $15
Course Code: PD4-415-300
Tuesday, June 23, 1-2 p.m.
Instructor: Colleen Klimczak
Explore tools for stress management including routines, sleep hygiene, intentional productivity, functional meditation, and deep breathing, to deal with what life might toss your way!

Intro to Meditation $15
Thursday, June 4, 1-2 p.m.
Course Code: PD4-416-300

Saturday, June 13, 10-11 a.m.
Course Code: PD4-416-301

Thursday, June 18, 1-2 p.m.
Course Code: PD4-416-302

Saturday, June 27, 10-11 a.m.
Course Code: PD4-416-303
Instructor: Ann Shillinglaw
Are you curious about meditation? This class introduces you to mindfulness practices that can help enhance your well-being, work differently with the stressors in your life, and learn to meditate.  You will need to have a chair or place to rest, and a quiet location in which you can sit, stand, lay down or stretch, if possible, during the class.

Conversational Italian $75
Tuesdays, June 30-July 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
Course Code: LN4-262-300
Instructor: Natasa Glamoclija
Covers words and phrases for travelers. Covers basic grammar, shopping, cuisine, money, and customs.

Basics of Selling on eBay $15
Monday, June 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Course Code: MC4-386-300
Instructor: Steve Pappageorge
Now that you’ve cleaned your closets and garage, are you thinking about selling your unwanted treasures? Have you thought about trying eBay but don’t know where to begin?  This class explores the very basics of selling on eBay and will help point you in the right direction.

Basics of Social Media for Small Businesses $15
Monday, July 13, Noon-1 p.m.
Course Code: SB5-207-300
Instructor: Liz Micheletti
Learn an overview of social media platforms, best practices for businesses, and how to engage with fans. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions and have a discussion specific to your business.

Sourdough Bread 101  $20
Friday, June 12, 6-7 p.m.
Course Code: CA4-425-300
Instructor: Jeanne Kraus
Learn some chef secrets for starting, maintaining, and using a natural yeast starter to make crusty homemade breads at home. All you need is time and bread flour!

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls  $20
Friday, June 26, 6-7 p.m.
Course Code: CA4-426-300
Instructor: Jeanne Kraus
Learn to mix, shape, bake and finish this universal breakfast favorite. Learn to make one dough and use it for a classic cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting and a caramel/pecan sticky bun.

Decorated Summer Cookies with the Family  $20
Friday, July 10, 6-7 p.m.
Course Code: CA4-427-300
Instructor: Jeanne Kraus
The whole family will learn how to make a tasty sugar cookie recipe and tips for rolling them evenly. Then learn how to make and color royal icing and properly apply it to create fun cookie shapes for summer parties.

Meringues & Pavlovas  $20
Friday, July 17, 6-7 p.m.
Course Code: CA4-428-300
Instructor: Jeanne Kraus
Pavlova is a meringue‑based dessert that is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. This traditional Australian specialty is filled with whipped cream and topped with fresh fruit. Learn how egg whites and sugar can be transformed into a simple, delicious dessert.

Fruit Jams, Jellies and Chutney’s  $20
Friday, July 24, 6-7 p.m.
Course Code: CA4-429-300
Instructor: Jeanne Kraus
At the height of the summer fruit season discover some easy and delicious ways to preserve fruit to enjoy later. Learn the proper way to prepare the fruit and juice and how to cook and jar it, with suggestions and recipes using a variety of fruits.

How to Braid Breads: Challah Bread  $20
Friday, July 31, 6-7 p.m.
Course Code: CA4-430-300
Instructor: Jeanne Kraus
With one rich dough, you can create stunning braided loaves of soft flavorful bread good for sandwiches and French toast. If you can braid hair (or even if you don't know how you can braid) this egg enriched dough is perfect for making 4, 5, and 6 strand braids and/or wreaths. Tips for making the dough, braiding, and finishing the breads will be given.

A Brief History of Film  $15
Thursday, July 2, 1-2 p.m.
Course Code: HB4-400-300
Instructor: Kelli Marshall
This class considers the origins of cinema, coming of sound, studio system, onscreen censorship, and some mechanics of film. 

Film: Arranging the Scene  $15
Thursday, July 9, 1-2 p.m.
Course Code: HB4-401-300
Instructor: Kelli Marshall
In this course, we will explore five elements of mise-en-scene or those items that are placed in front of the camera. We will also trace mise-en-scene in film from 1900 to the present.

Film: Cinematography $15
Thursday, July 16, 1-2 p.m.
Course Code: HB4-402-300
Instructor: Kelli Marshall
This class covers various aspects of cinematography, including film stock, perspective relationships, framing, and on/offscreen space.

Film: Film Editing  $15
Thursday, July 23, 1-2 p.m.
Course Code: HB4-403-300
Instructor: Kelli Marshall
This course introduces students to the shot, shot transitions, and types of relationships between shots. Also considered are two editing styles: continuity editing and disjunctive editing.

Film: Film Sound  $15
Thursday, July 30, 1-2 p.m.
Course Code: HB4-404-300
Instructor: Kelli Marshall
In this course, we will discuss the relationship between sound and image, sound techniques, three types of sound, and the power of sound in cinema.

Anti-Harassment Training  $25
Monday, June 22, 5-6 p.m.
Course Code: CE5-118-300

Wednesday, July 29, 5-6 p.m.
Course Code: CE5-118-301
Instructor: Charmaine Servier
Are you in compliance? Topics include federal laws, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and types of sexual harassment. Participants will receive information on what to do if sexually harassed or a witness to sexual harassment. This course provides one hour of continuing education that is required by the Department of Professional Regulation for sexual harassment training for social workers, public accountants, professional counselors, massage therapists, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists, nurses.

Become A Notary Public  $129
Mondays, June 1 and 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
Course Code: MP5-125-300
Instructor: Eva Tolbert-Bradley
Would you like to work as an independent entrepreneur as a notary public and earn $25 to $75 per assignment in this challenging economy? Learn the beginning basics and requirements to become an Illinois notary public, including the code of ethics, common notarial acts and certificates, and notary journals, and select notary associations and databases for notary work. Complete an application and select an agent to begin the process of becoming an Illinois notary public.

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