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“Yes and….” Your Way to More Effective Communication (Zoom)

Each day at work, we converse with colleagues, clients, and our supervisors. Using the rules of improvisation, we'll explore a fresh and exciting perspective on how to be more fully present, listen attentively, and focus on moving the conversation forward. Through interactive activities, you will practice "yes and”-ing your way to more authentic communication.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021. 9am-11am CT. $129

Offered by Kirkwood Community College

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Novel Bootcamp

Bring in your tired, your new, your unfinished manuscripts yearning to be completed. Re-energize your project and yourself with this interactive class that focuses on finishing. We’ll review elements of a novel, such as characters, setting, plot, and structure, and ways to add dimension to your writing. In-class writing exercises and writing assignments focus on incorporating these ideas to add depth to your stories. Each week, time will be devoted to writing, workshoppineg with your fellow writers, and brainstorming ideas. To help you stay motivated, we’ll work on setting goals for completing your project, tips to achieve them, and planning the next steps. Writers of any genre at any stage are welcome.

Thursday, April 8, 2021. Meets 4 Thursdays. 6:30-9:30pm CT. $199.

Offered by Harper College

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Ancient Greek for Beginners 

This course is for beginner students without any knowledge of the language. Course includes basic elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and small amount of reading and writing. Text: Greek: An Intensive Course, 2nd Revised Edition ISBN: 978- 0823216635.

Thursday, January 21, 2021. Meets 8 Thursdays. 7-9pm ET. $209. 

Offered by Arlington Community Learning

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More Than Mere Ghost Stories: Investigating Folklore

Noted paranormal historian Ursula Bielski goes online to describe places and events that have transcended folklore to become important paranormal investigations. She covers important Chicago paranormal sites such as Lincoln Park and the old City Cemetery grounds, Robinson Woods, and Bachelors Grove, as well as events including the crash of Flight 191, the Iroquois Theater Fire, and the Eastland Disaster. Also examined are incidents from around the country including the Borden murders, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the Galveston Flood. Ursula is an author and the founder of Chicago Hauntings, Inc. She holds an M.A. in American cultural and intellectual history.

Thursday, March 4, 2021. Meets 3 Thursdays. 6:30-8:30pm CT. $99.

Offered by Harper College

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Conversational Spanish I

Conversational Spanish I is for beginners. Start with the alphabet, numbers and greetings to learn the essentials of pronunciation as well as basic grammar and vocabulary needed to greet people, talk about yourself and express needs. By the end of the course you will have some knowledge of the culture and should be able to speak at least 10 percent of your conversation in this language.

Monday, March 15, 2021. Meets 8 Mondays. 7-9pm CT. $199.

Offered by Harper College

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Introduction to Grant Writing

Gain an overview of the grant writing process and the components of writing a successful grant proposal. In the non-profit community, there is a great demand for grant writers who understand the needs in developing a comprehensive grant proposal.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Meets 2 Wednesdays. 5:30-8:30pm CT. $245.

Offered by Harper College

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Genealogy: Start Your Family History

Learn a process to help start research and get hints to make your research successful. Before spending countless hours doing unproductive research, learn about a proven success that will guide you to the genealogical information you're looking for. You will learn about DNA research and the various tests that are available. Discover research methods to make your efforts more efficient and create documents to share with family. Students gain hands-on experience in using the internet for research.

Monday, March 1, 2021. Meets 3 Mondays. 7-9pm CT. $79.

Offered by Harper College

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American Folk Songs: Preserving the Ongoing Legacy

The songs and the people who inspired country, folk, blues, and bluegrass will be discussed and placed in a cultural context. We'll use the stories of the songs and musicians to create original musical arrangements. All songs will be taught by ear and no sheet music will be used (chord and lyric sheets may be provided). In class, we'll explore the music of Lead Belly, Pete Seeger, Charlie Poole, The Grateful Dead, Jimmie Rodgers, The Reverend Gary Davis, and many others. You'll learn a great deal more than just a song. You'll develop your interests as both a historian and a folk musician.

Thursday, April 8, 2021. Meets 4 Thursdays. 7-8:30pm CT. $89.

Offered by Harper College

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