Longview Non-Credit

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MCC-Longview
Business Building, Room 101
500 SW Longview Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64081

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Phone: 816.604.2030

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These noncredit online classes offer flexibility and convenience. Classes run for six weeks, and consist of 12 lessons.

 
 

Find a class for fun or for your own enrichment

 

MCC-Longview's Community Education offers a wide variety of fun and educational classes for the everyone.

Class schedules are published three times a year; in the Spring and Fall for non-credit classes and once in the summer for our College for Kids programs. It can be picked up at a number of locations around Lee's Summit and Eastern Jackson County. Download a copy of our Fall brochure or explore our class offerings below.

All of our non-credit classes are open to students of all ages and academic levels. These classes can enhance your career or provide personal growth and satisfaction.

 

T-Shirt Memory Quilt

Want a special gift for a graduate, friend or family member? If you have 6 to 24 t-shirts, you can design and make a keepsake quilt for someone to cherish. You will cut the t-shirts to make the blocks in the first session. In the second session, you will sew the blocks together to form the quilt top. The completed quilt top can either be hand tied or machine quilted. You must supply your own t-shirts. This project requires you to spend extra time working on your quilt outside the class time. Anticipate spending 6 to 10 hours preparing your quilt blocks before coming to the second class session.

Instructor: Judy Foglio
Dates: 3 Mondays, Starts September 29
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $49


Learn the Knack of Knitting

Enjoy the creative energy of learning the art of knitting in a relaxed classroom. Master the four basic skills of knitting: casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch and binding off. Tackle these skills and you will be able to make scarves, shawls, blankets and other warm and cozy items for gifting or for yourself! This class will introduce you to other aspects of knitting like pattern reading, gauge, knitting lingo, tools of the trade and resources to help launch your relaxing and productive new hobby!

Supplies will be provided for the FIRST CLASS ONLY. At this first class, you will learn about the yarn and needle supplies you are required to bring to the remaining sessions. If you are already familiar with the tools of the trade, bring a wound skein of worsted weight yarn and appropriate size US 9 or 10, 13" single point needles.

Instructor: Karen Neal
Dates: 4 Mondays & 4 Wednesdays, Starts September 8
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee:  $84

Crochet 101

Cozy up with a crochet hook and some yarn as you learn the basic crochet stitches: chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet. You will be introduced to pattern reading, crochet lingo, tools of the trade and other resources to advance your skills. From there you will be able to express your creative energy making afghans, scarves, toys, hats, purses ... whatever you can dream up! Please bring a small amount of two or three colors of yarn and a size G crochet hook to class.

Instructor: Karen Neal
Dates: 4 Mondays & 4 Wednesdays, Starts October 6
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $84

Toilet and Sink Installation and Maintenance

Are your bathroom fixtures in need of major updating? Say goodbye to that water-wasting toilet and learn to install a newer, more efficient one. A more fashionable sink can also change the look of a bathroom. Learn to install and maintain these two important fixtures to make your bathroom not only beautiful, but more efficient as well.

Instructor: Bruce Harden, Platinum Professional Group Plumbing
Date: Thursday, October 2
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $24

An Easy Update for Your Kitchen or Bath

Sinks and faucets do a lot of the dirty work in our kitchens and baths, and can start to look a little wear-worn after time. Replacing them with updated models can change the look of your space and make your work easier.

Instructor: Bruce Harden, Platinum Professional Group Plumbing
Date: Thursday, October 9
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24

Garbage Disposal Installation

Tired of food waste making your trash smelly? A garbage disposal could be just what you've been looking for. With a few hours and the right tools, learn to install this handy kitchen tool with less cash than if you paid someone to do it for you.

Instructor: Bruce Harden, Platinum Professional Group Plumbing
Date: Thursday, October 16
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


Beginning Spanish – Level 1

A new approach with new materials! The innovative program 10 Minutes a Day, is easy to use and will have you speaking Spanish immediately. Using labels, flash cards, games and more, you will learn over 300 vocabulary words, including numbers, colors and verbs. This class is designed for those with no prior knowledge of Spanish. Bring a 3-ring notebook and index cards.

Instructor: Karen Lange
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, Starts September 9
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $89, includes book


Beginning Spanish – Level 2

Continuing with the program 10 Minutes a Day, you will practice more advanced communication skills encountered in typical day-to-day situations. We will also practice the most important words used by travelers such as introducing yourself, getting around the area and ordering food in a restaurant.

Prerequisite: Spanish – Level 1 or equivalent.

Instructor: Karen Lange
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, Starts October 21
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $59, no book provided
Fee: $89, includes book

French for the Traveler

Paris -- City of Light. Are you considering visiting this beautiful city or do you just want to learn something new? Join us in a simple approach to learn basic communication phrases and vocabulary for that trip of a lifetime! You'll be able to order from a menu, ask questions, get directions, use numbers and a calendar, go shopping and much more. In addition, we'll share cultural insights to help you really enjoy your trip. This class is designed for those with no prior knowledge of the language.

Instructor: Angela Shepard-Coats
Dates: 6 Wednesdays, Starts September 17
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $69

Sign Language I

Learn sign language to communicate with the hearing impaired. You will learn the manual alphabet, basic signs and some deaf culture. Emphasis is on individual application.

Instructor: Debra Swinger
Dates: 6 Thursdays, Starts September 11
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $69

Sign Language II

A continuation of our Sign Language I class to take your skills to the next level.

Prerequisite: Sign Language I or equivalent.

Instructor: Debra Swinger
Dates: 5 Thursdays, Starts October 23
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $69

Beginning Japanese

This course makes it easy and enjoy­able for beginners to master the essen­tials of the Japanese language. Learn vocabulary words to introduce yourself. Practice useful conversational phrases for having a brief conversation and traveling in Japan. Learn how to write Japanese (Hiragana). We'll practice drills and dialogue, do interactive exercises and gain cultural knowledge.

Instructor: Eriko Otsuka Wehmeyer
Dates: 10 Tuesdays, Starts September 16
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $109, includes the book Japanese for Busy People I

Hatha Yoga with Meditation & Relaxation:
Beginning and Intermediate

Increase your flexibility and decrease the stress in your life through yoga and relaxation. This class includes Hatha Yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga or exercise mat and block, as well as water.

Instructor: Jan Sumner
Dates: 10 Mondays, Starts September 15
Time: 6-7:15 p.m.
Fee: $79


CPR and First Aid

This comprehensive course covers adult CPR and first aid featuring hands-on practice and real-life scenarios. You will also receive training to use an Auto­mated External Defibrillator (AED) on a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. You will learn how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults as well as how to apply basic precautions to reduce the risk of disease transmission during and after providing care. Take-home materials will help you retain skills and serve as reference tools in an emergency. American Red Cross CPR certification is valid for two years following the class.

Instructor: Joe Gilman
Date: Saturday, September 27
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: $84


Pet First Aid

Your pet is a cherished member of the family and relies on you to provide care and protection. What will you do if an emergency occurs? Pet First Aid, an American Red Cross course, presents symptoms and care for ailments and emergencies, instructions for creating a pet first-aid kit and tips for maintaining your pet’s health and well-being. You will receive a book with DVD and a student first-aid kit for use in class. You will practice on dog or cat mannequins (specify dog or cat when enrolling) and receive practical pet health tips and lifetime American Red Cross certification.

Instructor: Joe Gilman
Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fee: $84, includes book and material


Tai Chi for Health

The gentle movements of Tai Chi have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression and to improve coordination and balance. The program helps improve flexibility and muscle strength, increase heart and lung activity, align posture and integrate the mind and body. Tai Chi creates a sense of well-being while facilitating mind-body awareness and reducing stress.

Instructor: Nina Chen
Dates: 6 Mondays, Starts October 13
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $54


Tai Chi for Arthritis

This is an easy, effective and safe exercise program based on a form of Tai Chi and supported by the Arthritis Foundation of America. The program helps improve flexibility and muscle strength, increase heart and lung activity, align posture, improve balance and integrate the mind and body.

Instructor: Nina Chen
Dates: 6 Wednesdays, Starts September 10
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $54


Is Chiropractic for Me?

We will discuss the science behind this 120-year-old healing art. Common conditions treated and alternative healing methods such as acupuncture, tai chi and qi gong will also be covered in this easy-to-follow presentation of the human spine and how it affects your everyday life.

Instructor: Dr. James Womelduff
Date: Monday, September 15
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24


Nutrition for a Healthy Long Life

Are you familiar with the saying “You are what you eat”? Dr. Womelduff will discuss the myths and realities behind food and how it can enhance your life and longevity.

Instructor: Dr. James Womelduff
Date: Monday, September 22
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24

Harvesting Health through Herbs

We will investigate the awesome power of herbs and how they work. Herbal remedies for conditions such as cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and others will be discussed.

Instructor: Dr. James Womelduff
Date: Monday, September 29
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24


Acupressure for Couples

Acupressure is a beneficial mode of healing that relieves pain and stress by applying light to moderate pressure to acupuncture points using the fingers, palms, forearms or elbows. In this class for couples, you will learn the vital acupressure points of the human body to treat conditions such as sinusitis, allergies, back pain and repetitive motion injuries. Please wear comfortable clothes. This class is for couples only.

Instructor: Dr. James Womelduff
Date: Monday, October 6
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $48 per couple

Reflexology for Dummies

Reflexology focuses on reflex maps of points and areas of the body in the feet, hands, and ears using unique micromovement techniques to create a response throughout the body. Join us as we journey into this art, how it works and formulas for dynamic results. Please wear comfortable clothes. This class is for couples only.

Instructor: Dr. James Womelduff
Date: Monday, October 13
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $48 per couple

 

Massage: The Healing Power of Touch

Dr. Womelduff will discuss the different types of massage available. Techniques for common conditions such as fibromyalgia, lymphedema and chronic fatigue will also be included in this hands-on approach to healing. Please wear comfortable clothes. This class is for couples only.

Instructor: Dr. James Womelduff
Date: Monday, October 20
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $48 per couple



Introduction to Digital Photography

We will explore the common functions of a digital camera and how to use it; discuss the camera-computer relationship; and consider scanning, printing, image editing, and emailing. Bring your camera, instruction book and associated equipment to class.

Instructor: Mark Lozano
Dates: Monday & Wednesday, September 15 & 17
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $54


Creatively Capturing the Moment

Starting with some basic concepts such as the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings, we will explore depth of field, various lens types, composition techniques, an overview of Photoshop as an image editing tool and more. A major part of the class will be frequent shooting assignments. The final session will cover matting and framing, and allow you to mount your favorite image. SLR camera required.

Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Dates: 3 Thursdays, Starts September 11
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $69


Creatively Fine Tuning the Moment

This is a continuation of the Creatively Capturing the Moment class. We’ll have a more in-depth discussion about composition and technique, the use of flash and also experiment with studio lighting set-ups. Time will be given to discuss business opportunities using your photography skills.

Prerequisite: Creatively Capturing the Moment class or instructor’s discretion.

Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Dates: 3 Thursdays, Starts October 2
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $69


Introduction to Photoshop Elements 10

Learn to use the powerful tools and capabilities of Photoshop Elements. Topics discussed will include: tool usage, cropping, removing dust and scratches, adjusting colors, converting images to black and white, use of more than 100 filters and combinations, introduction to the powerful layers tool, adding text and more! We will also be learning Elements in Creative Cloud (any version).

Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Dates: 3 Thursdays, Starts October 23
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $69

Organizing Photos on Your Computer
 

You have hundreds (maybe thousands!) of photos in your camera. What do you do with them? Let’s talk about the basic work flow from shooting your photos to downloading and organizing them. You’ll learn how to organize photo files on your computer, how to edit and delete (separating the good from the bad), how to name them for easy access and how to create folders for storage. Your life just got easier!

Instructor: Mark Lozano
Dates: Monday & Wednesday, November 17 & 19
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $54


Photographing People: Yes, it’s different!

Photographing people can be fun, exciting—and complicated! This class makes taking beautiful pictures of adults, children and babies simple. Don’t be nervous if you’re new to digital photography, because we’ll start with the basic principles you need to know in order to become a people photographer. You’ll discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems and use digital photo editing techniques to retouch your photos. We’ll also learn how to organize groups, which angles to use and which to avoid.

Instructor: Mark Lozano
Dates: Monday & Wednesday, October 6 & 8
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $44


Travel Photography

Going on a trip of a lifetime? Taking a weekend break at the lake? Whether you are in your own backyard or backpacking across Europe, a travel photography class can open up a whole new world to you. Which lenses do I take? What types of shots do I look for? People or things? We go over approach, equipment and technical tips in our journey through the quest to create the “postcard image.” Please bring your camera to class, whether it is a phone camera, point-and-shoot or SLR.

Instructor: Debra Lawrence,
Abundant Moments Photography
Date: Thursday, November 20
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39

Selling Your Photography

Learn what editors are looking for and how to find and approach them to sell your work. If you possess basic photography and writing skills, this class will help you to see your work in print and earn dollars. We will also discuss working with stock agencies and selling your work at art fairs.

Instructor: Debra Lawrence,
Abundant Moments Photography
Date: Thursday, November 13
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39

Phoneography

Do you like to take pictures on your iPhone or Galaxy? Any smartphone that has a camera will work. YES you can get great pictures even on your phone and even in less than ideal settings. We will talk about design, technique, and hints and tips to make your pictures stand above the rest!

Instructor: Debra Lawrence,
Abundant Moments Photography
Date: Thursday, December 4
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39

 

Salsa/Cha Cha Sizzle!

Salsa is one of the most popular dances today—with lots of places to dance it locally! Whether you want to start hitting the salsa clubs, or just want a fun way to exercise, this class will get you moving! We will focus on beginning steps, leading and following, and basic technique.

Instructor: Karen House
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, Starts September 9
Time: 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Fee: $64 per person


Ballroom Basics

If a wedding is in your future or a cruise is on your horizon, you’ll want to join this class! We’ll introduce the Waltz, Rumba, and Tango—so you’ll be prepared for whatever opportunities come your way. If you’re a bride or groom, a member of the wedding party or a parent of one of the lucky honorees, you’ll

be front and center on the dance floor. As a guest, you can impress the crowd with your ability! And, if you’re cruising, knowing how to ballroom dance is a must! Or … if you just want to learn the basics of these three popular dances, you’re welcome, too.

Instructor: Karen House
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, Starts September 9
Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Fee: $64 per person


Square Dancing

Have you ever watched a square dance demonstration and wondered if it’s really fun? Yes, it is, and here’s your chance to see what it’s all about. Forget the quaint notion of the old-time barn dance – it’s a new generation of dancing done all over the world by people from all walks of life. We’ll dance to golden oldies and current hits, with steps designed to enhance fun and learning. An experienced square dance caller will teach you the names of the calls and the moves to go with them. Stay on your toes, mentally and physically, while having fun learning this dance with an American heritage. Ages 12 & up!

Instructor: Jim Wright
Dates: 6 Wednesdays, Starts September 10
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $64


Drawing with Colored Pencils

If you love to draw and are attracted to color, this is the class for you! We will cover color pencil techniques, blending and color theory. Learn how to make rich and lively darks in your artwork without the use of your black pencil. Bring a picture of something you want to draw. Individualized attention makes this class perfect for all levels of artists. A materials list will be provided.

Instructor: Nancy Morrison
Dates: 4 Thursdays, Starts October 16
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $64


Basic Drawing

Are you tired of living on the left side of your brain? Even with no artistic experience, you can develop new skills and a new way of seeing the world. Learn the fundamental concepts in drawing, such as perspective, line and contour drawing and value (light and shadow). This is your opportunity to explore a skill in a non-threatening environment taught by a professional art instructor. A materials list will be provided.

Instructor: Nancy Morrison
Dates: 5 Wednesdays, Starts September 17
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $69

Oil and Acrylic Painting

Paint like the artist you’ve always dreamed of being. Whether a beginner or an advanced painter, you will learn techniques to enrich your painting experience. You’ll learn tips about using light source, shadows and glazing that will help you form your own personal style. Enjoy the process and join the fun. Let the artist in you arise! A materials list will be provided.

Instructor: Julie Hudspeth
Dates: 4 Wednesdays, Starts September 24
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $69

Soul Paint

Everyone possesses the seeds of creativity. Step away from the outside world of stress and into a world of peace, joy and acceptance through painting! This class is not one that teaches you how to paint an object in front of you, but rather teaches you to connect to your inner self and unlock your heart for self-expression. Learn to free yourself of doubt, stress and judgment and harness the beauty of your own unique, creative style. We’ll explore mixed-media and acrylic painting, while learning new techniques along the way! A materials list will be provided.

Instructor: Amy Jo
Dates: 4 Wednesdays, Starts October 29
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee - $69

Golf

Let’s start with the basics! Most of the course will concentrate on swing instruction—from set-up (grip, alignment and posture) to follow-through. Basic chipping techniques, personal swing analysis, drills and correcting problems will be included. We’ll offer tips on how to increase your enjoyment of the game. You are responsible for golf balls for the driving range. Clubs are available at no charge.

Instructor: Don Gibbs
Location: Family Golf Park,
              1501 NE 40 Hwy., Blue Springs
Dates: 7 Tuesdays, Starts September 9
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $74

Stories You Think You Know

This course will focus on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. If you are mainly familiar with Boris Karloff’s grunting and groaning “monster” with the green skin, thick shoes and bolts in his neck, then Shelley’s Creature will surprise you: he is articulate and sensitive, converses with his creator about his lonely life as an exile and (some would say) is the ethical center of the tale. Our objective will be to compare the cultural presence of these two stories in an effort to make sense of differences between the stories as written and as we “know” them.

Instructor: Jennifer Frangos
Dates: 6 Mondays, Starts September 22
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $69

Beginning Guitar Instruction

If you have ever wanted to learn to play guitar, this is your oppor­tunity! We will begin with getting acquainted with the parts of the guitar and learning the names of strings and frets. You will learn basic music skills, but you will not be expected to read music. We will work on drills and scales, chords and rhythms. At the end of the course, you will apply chords to songs, and you may provide a song of your own. This beginning course will provide a foundation for further study of the guitar. Bring your acoustic guitar and prepare to enjoy the experience. Ages 12 & up!

Instructor: Vance Brison
Dates: 8 Wednesdays, Starts September 17
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $99


Computer Essentials – Just the Basics

If you have never worked with computers or are a very new user, join us for this easy-paced introductory class. We will cover the basics of using the mouse, opening and using programs, saving and printing your documents and survival skills for the new computer user.

Instructor: Mario Lozoya

Section A:
Section B:
Dates: 2 Mondays & 2 Wednesdays,
Starts September 15
Dates: 2 Mondays & 2 Wednesdays,
Starts November 10
Time: 6-8 p.m.  
Time: 6-8 p.m. 
Fee: $69      
Fee: $69 


Introduction to MS-Office 2010

MS-Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are the most commonly used computer applications today. Learn to create, format, enhance, save and print your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations using Microsoft Office 2010.

Prerequisite: Keyboard and mouse skills.

Instructor: Teresa Wedel

Section A:
Section B:
Dates: 2 Wednesdays & 1 Monday
Starts Sept. 24
Dates: 2 Thursdays & 1 Tuesday
Starts Nov. 6
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Time 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $74
Fee: $74


Introduction to MS-Word 2010

Learn the basics of this user-friendly word processing package for computers. You will focus on the menu system and tool bar, as well as create and edit documents.

Prerequisite: Keyboard and mouse skills.

Instructor: Teresa Wedel
Dates: Monday & Wednesday, October 13 & 15
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $69


Introduction to MS-Excel 2010

Discover the basic functions and features of this powerful spreadsheet program. Learn the Excel menu system and tool bars, how to enter and edit data, enter a formula into a worksheet and adjust column widths.

Instructor: Teresa Wedel

Section A:
Section B:
Dates: Tuesday & Thursday
           October 28 & 30
Dates: Tuesday & Thursday
           November 18 & 20
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $69
Fee: $69


Intermediate MS-Excel 2010

Gain stronger proficiency with additional features and functions in Excel. You will focus on tables, how to adjust row heights, add borders and shading to a worksheet, and how to improve output.

Prerequisite: Introduction to MS-Excel or Introduction to MS-Office 2010.

Instructor: Teresa Wedel
Dates: Monday & Thursday, December 1 & 4
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $69

Get the Most from Your iPad

Join your instructor, Adam Burns, for an exploration of your iPad’s many features. We’ll cover browsing the web; viewing your photos (via albums, events, faces, or places); e-mail; watching movies, Netflix, or TV; playing music, reading and buying books; using Google maps; editing your calendar; syncing with your computer and much more! Also, learn how to install additional free and iPad-specific applications via Apple’s App Store. Bring your iPad, USB cable and laptop (optional) to class.

Instructor: Adam Burns
Date: Tuesday, October 21
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39

Buying and Selling on eBay & Craigslist

Online auctions match buyers and sellers in a global marketplace for almost anything. If you’ve ever dreamed of working from home or just earning extra income by buying and selling goods online, our instructor will guide you every step of the way. Learn to create titles that get noticed, craft advertising copy that sells items quickly and for top dollar, and upload photos of your items. You’ll also learn how to conduct financial transactions, accept credit card payments, and pack and ship any item hassle-free. If you’re a buyer, you’ll learn how to value almost any item up for auction, get the best possible price, protect yourself against fraud and compete effectively against other bidders.

Instructor: Mario Lozoya
Dates: Monday & Wednesday, October 6 & 8
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $64

Introduction to Email

Does everyone use email except you? You don't have to feel left out. More than ever, email is easy to understand and use. In this lesson, you will learn what email is, how it compares to traditional mail and how email addresses are written. We'll also discuss various types of email providers and the features and tools they include with an email account, including how to attach documents and photos.

Instructor: Mario Lozoya
Date: Wednesday, October 29
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $34

Basic Estate Planning and Wills

Determine the appropriate estate plan for you. Topics will include: the probate process, beneficiaries, executors and guardians, property titles, powers of attorney and non-probate transfers.

Instructor: Molly Nail
Date: Tuesday, October 7
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $24

Living Trusts

How much do you know about trusts? Is a living trust right for you? We will discuss avoiding probate, managing your assets during incapacity, providing for beneficiaries, minimizing taxes and more.

Instructor: Gayle Evans
Date: Tuesday, October 14
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $24

Now You’re an Executor!

So, you’ve been asked to be the executor of someone’s will, but do you know what that entails? We’ll explain the duties, obligations and liabilities of an executor. This comprehensive overview of issues includes everything from commencing the probate process through the closing of the estate. This course is designed to address the concerns often experienced when people are faced with this seemingly overwhelming task.

Instructor: Chinnery Law Office
Date: Tuesday, October 21
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $24

How to select a Financial Advisor

Is your financial planning being neglected because you don’t know what to do or the advice you are currently receiving is impersonal and infrequent? In this session we’ll discuss key aspects in choosing a financial advisor. Discussion will include online resources to begin your search, how to prepare an advisor service checklist, questions to ask upon first contact, core competencies your financial advisor must be able to display, red flags to look for, understanding the fee structure, setting expectations with the advisor and how to deal with problems that might arise. Empower yourself and your future with this jam-packed course.

Instructor: Jon Garlow

Section A:
Section B:
Date: Tuesday, September 16
Date: Thursday, September 25
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24
Fee: $24


Aging with Dignity: Exploring Long-Term Care

As medical science progresses and Baby Boomers age, there are an increasing number of people who will need long-term care services before they die. This class will cover the intricacies of what Medicare will pay, when Medicaid will pay, when private insurance is appropriate and all the other options people should consider when planning for their own care or the care of an aging family member. Long-term care does NOT have to be a nursing home. Know your choices, learn the costs and be prepared to age with dignity.

Instructor: Stana Martin
Date: Thursday, October 16
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24

Why the Two-Party System Is Giving Us Gridlock And What to Do About It

Are you beyond frustrated with how politics is done today? Disgusted by the barrage of negative political ads? Appalled by Big Money’s influence? Sickened by the Gridlock? Want to know why this situation exists and what to do about it? Remember, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Don’t be a do-nothing. Come to our non-partisan, common-sense presentation. Find out how to change how politics is done, turn off the negative ads, neutralize Big Money’s influence and explode the Gridlock.

Instructor: Larry Bradley
Date: Tuesday, September 23
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $24

Employment Law Alphabet Soup: EEOC, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, NLRA, MHRA, USERRA and WARN

The laws governing the employment relationship seem to have a language all their own—and it’s all acronyms. This class will decipher the code and explain what the law really means with regard to employment discrimination, hiring and firing issues, wage and hour regulation, paid vs. unpaid leave, labor organizing, and downsizing issues. Discussion will cover both the employer’s perspective and the employee’s perspective. This course will be useful to business owners, managers, HR professionals, and employees alike.

Instructor: Michael Dodig
Dates: Tuesday & Thursday, October 7 & 9
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39

From Western Expansion to Western Electric: The History of Lee’s Summit in a Nutshell.

The history of Lee’s Summit is the history of the settlement of the Midwest. From the Louisiana Purchase to Missouri statehood, migrants from the east settled in Jackson County, forming a major jumping-off point for settling the West. The Civil War started here, and the impact of that conflict was felt in the culture for decades. Following the strife of the Civil War, William Howard laid the foundation for the city we now know as Lee’s Summit. Lee’s Summit turns 150 years old next year. This class will explore how it came from the open plains to one of the largest cities in Missouri—major players, major events and cultural changes.

Instructor: Michael Dodig
Dates: Tuesday & Thursday, September 23 & 25
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee:$39

Accessing Public Records Using FOIA and the Sunshine Law

Citizens have a right to access public records, whether the records are held by the federal government or by state and local government. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows access to federal records. The Missouri Sunshine Law allows access to records of the Missouri government as well as other governmental and public entities in the state. Learn how to use these statutes to acquire public records of various types.

Instructor: Michael Dodig
Date: Tuesday, October 28
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24


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Just for Me!
A Getaway for Women at the Historic Longview Mansion
Date: Saturday, November 1
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
 

Nelly Don: A Stitch in Time

If you think June Cleaver, you should thank Nelly Don. This fascinating woman is generally credited with having invented the housedress. From 1916 to 1978, Nelly Don produced 75 million dresses, making her the largest dress manufacturer of the 20th century. During her peak years, every fifteen seconds a woman somewhere in the world purchased a Nelly Don. Discover the story of this young woman of Irish heritage who started a dress making empire from her living room. Her legacy is her dresses known for quality, flair and affordability. Nelly Don: Just Try One On!
 

Terence O'Malleyis a Kansas City native and popular speaker who is well-known for his books and documentary films about the history of Kansas City. He has been featured on numerous radio and TV programs including "No Reservations" with Anthony Bourdain and "Mysteries at the Museum" on the Travel Channel. His films have been featured on the Documentary Channel, and in 2007 the City of Kansas City, Mo., honored Mr. O'Malley with a Proclamation for his documentation of important Kansas City history. In 2013, KC Magazine named Terence O'Malley as one of the 100 most influential people in Kansas City.

Admission: $39
Register today! Call 816.604.2030
Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, October 28
No refunds issued after this date.
 
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