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Lighthouse Models: An Email Guided Independent Study

$55

with Marie Blunt, M.Min.

Calendar Mar 1, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This 6 week guided independent study class will not Zoom or meet in person but communicate via email and pdf documents written by the instructor. Students will learn about lighthouses and build 6 lighthouse models using cardstock, glue, and other materials generally found at home or available in craft stores for a nominal cost. Each weekly class will consist of three activities: 1) students constructing a lighthouse model; 2) students reading a short “Did You Know” Article about lighthouses; and 3) students responding via email to instructor posed questions about these activities. Upon enrollment the instructor will email each student a Welcome Letter with a detailed list of supplies required to complete the 6 models (materials supplied by student). Each Monday beginning 3/1/21 and ending 4/12/21 the instructor will email one lighthouse model kit to the student as a PDF attachment for the student to print. The instructor will be available via email to answer questions about that model. In addition, each Monday the instructor will pose a question related to the week’s “Did You Know” reading assignment. The “Did You Know” articles are short but each contains links for additional information. Students may explore as much or as little of the additional information as they wish. Models, reading assignments and the ensuing discussions should be completed by the end of the week and the cycle will begin again the following Monday with a new model and reading assignment. Students may study the material any time, but questions about the content will only be entertained by the instructor over the assigned week via email unless prior arrangements are made. Prerequisite: Participants must be able to open and print pdf documents independently. Instructor will not be available to help with technical or printer problems, only issues related to the class content.

Advanced Genealogy

$55

with Peg Adams, M.Mus.

Calendar Mar 2, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

This is a continuation of Beginning Genealogy taught fall semester 2020, but will be of interest to anyone working on their family history. Class members will have a choice in some of the topics which will include breaking through a brick wall, immigration records, dating photos, and more. Participants are encouraged to participate and share knowledge.

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St. Joseph County Parks Wednesday Spring Walking Club

Free

with Jamie Hartzke

Calendar Apr 14, 2021 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

Boomers put on your walking shoes and explore the St. Joseph County Parks! We'll walk the scenic park trails and learn about the history and features of each park. Each walk will be approximately 50-60 minutes. No FLI tuition. Questions about the walking club can be directed to Jamie Hartzke at 574/277-4828. Walks begin at 11 am. Fee: $15/person for 5 sessions due at first class.

  • St. Patrick’s County Park: Brown Barn (April 14 and May 12)
  • Ferrettie-Baugo Creek County Park: Oak Tree Shelter (April 21)
  • Spicer Lake Nature Preserve: Nature Center (April 28)
  • Bendix Woods County Park: Runnels Shelter (May 5)

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St. Joseph County Parks Thursday Spring Walking Club

Free

with Jamie Hartzke

Calendar Apr 15, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Boomers put on your walking shoes and explore St. Patrick’s County Park! We'll walk the scenic park trails and learn about the history and features of this beautiful park. Each walk will be approximately 50-60 minutes. No FLI tuition. Questions about the walking club can be directed to Jamie Hartzke at 574/277-4828. April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 St. Patrick’s County Park: Brown Barn Fee: $15/person for 5 sessions due at the first class. You must be capable of walking on uneven surfaces for approximately 2 miles.

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St. Joseph County Parks Birding Trail Hikes

Free

with Michaele Klingerman

Calendar May 4, 2021 at 8 am, runs for 4 weeks

Join a St. Joseph County Parks naturalist to explore the four parks which are featured in the new Indiana Birding Trail. Look and listen for birds during the spring migration season. Each walk will last approximately 2 hours. No FLI tuition. Questions about the walking club can be directed to Michaele Klingerman at 574-654-3155. You must be capable of walking on uneven surfaces for approximately two miles.

  • St. Patrick’s County Park: Brown Barn (May 4)
  • Spicer Lake Nature Preserve: Nature Center (May 11)
  • Bendix Woods County Park: Runnels Shelter (May 18)
  • Beverly D. Crone Restoration Area (May 25)

Fee: $15/person for 4 sessions due at the first class.

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