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Informative, historical and fun presentations designed to open a world of knowledge to continue your lifelong learning.

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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which includes, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements.

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Shipping Container Buildings in the U.S.

After 20 years of being shipped around the world, a container reaches the end of its lifespan. However, a container can live on if you use it to build a house, an office, an apartment building, a swimming pool, or a replica of the Globe Theatre where Shakespeare’s plays were performed in London in the 1600’s. See some amazing things Americans have built with used shipping containers.
SENR-702 | 1 session | $9 AGE 60+ | $9 REG
P01 W 10-11:30 a.m. | Douglas Schneider
Jan. 27 | Online

Maplewood: Trendy Suburb Born of Fire

Creativity and architecture are in no short supply in Maplewood. There you’ll find a mule palace, the oldest lanes west of the Mississippi, tie-dyed grilled cheese sandwiches, licking tables, bar swings, salt from the Dead Sea, and a tugboat where you can eat Empanadas De Platanos y Chorizo. Learn about the history of Maplewood, how it handled being on Route 66, how it attracted creative people and how it became the first Green Dining District in the United States.
SENR-702 | 1 session | $9 AGE 60+ | $9 REG
P02 F 10-11:30 a.m. | Douglas Schneider
Jan. 29 | Online

Welcome to Medicare

If you’re turning 65 or you’re still working and planning to retire soon, it’s time to start thinking about Medicare and your coverage options. CLAIM, Missouri’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program, will explain how Medicare works in clear, easy-to-understand language. CLAIM does not represent or sell insurance products. While there is no course fee associated with this offering, there is a small STLCC administrative fee required for registration. This class is offered through CLAIM, Missouri’s official State Health Care Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).
SENR-702 | 1 session | $9 AGE 60+ | $9 REG
P11 W 1-2:30 p.m. | Feb. 10 | Online
P09 W 1-2:30 p.m. | March 10 | Online
P10 W 1-2:30 p.m. | April 14 | Online

Gone In a Flash! Trafficking Myths and Perceptions

What is human trafficking? What is sex trafficking? Discuss myths and perceptions that have defined the industry for decades and how to debunk them. Learn how to recognize red flags and how some of our past fears are actually aiding traffickers in exploiting more victims. The windowless white van is not the only thing to look out for!
SENR-702 | 1 session | $9 AGE 60+ | $9 REG
P08 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Julie Copp
Feb. 16 | Online

Undiscovered ChicagoLand: A Travelogue

Been to the Michigan Mile and Wrigley Field a million times but never to the North Shore? Or Oak Brook Park? Learn about the neighborhoods and architecture that are less explored in the Second City!
SENR-702 | 1 session | $9 AGE 60+ | $9 REG
P07 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Are We There Yet?
Feb. 23 | Online

Connecting the Dots: History, Religion and Wine

Trace the interwoven narratives of wine, religion and history through an examination of famous potables, places and people. Discover where wine was first made. Learn about revered vineyards that were protected during wartime (World War I and II). Hear the rarely told stories of some very famous people who were instrumental in helping get works of art out of Europe before and during enemy occupation.
SENR-702 | 1 session | $9 AGE 60+ | $9 REG
P03 W 10-11:30 a.m. | Stephanie Thurmer
Feb. 24 | Online

The Motorcycle in American Life

They started off as bicycles with motors, but they became their own form of transportation. The turn of the 20th century saw America start to manufacture its own motorcycles, and police departments started using them in 1911. Discover the role that motorcycles have played in American life—from transportation to cinema to folklore to self-expression to music to a sense of menace.
SENR-702 | 1 session | $9 AGE 60+ | $9 REG
P04 Th 10-11:30 a.m. | Douglas Schneider
March 11 | Online

Just What The Doctor Ordered: Advocating for Yourself

The skill of advocating for yourself or a loved one is (unfortunately) a necessity to navigate our health care system. Join a local advocate as she discusses her trials and tribulations while advocating for her husband for more than six years. She will share her experience navigating scheduling procedures, appealing denied claims and prescriptions, and forging a path to good health care. Learn how to prepare for every appointment, and how to quickly receive results and answers.
SENR-702 | 1 session | $9 AGE 60+ | $9 REG
P06 W 10-11:30 a.m. | Are We There Yet?
April 7 | Online

Thailand: The Land of Smiles

It is called the “Land of Smiles” because you’ll have a hard time finding an angry person in Thailand. What you will find: intriguing temples, pristine beaches, statuesque mountains, tasty street food, kickboxing and domesticated elephants. Thailand is the only country in southeast Asia to have escaped colonial rule. The Buddhist religion, the monarchy and the military have helped shape its society.
SENR-702 | 1 session | $9 AGE 60+ | $9 REG
P05 F 10-11:30 a.m. | Douglas Schneider
April 23 | Online

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