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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 may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

Understanding Your Intuition: Am I a Psychic?

Discover the world of your intuition, where we will answer the question “Am I psychic?” We’ve all heard of gut instinct and psychics, but what are the different types of intuitive abilities? Learn how to explore your own intuitive skills and strengths, how to build on your skills, and how you can use that understanding empowering your life.
CLTR-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F04 W 6-8 p.m. | Sheri Bilderback
Sept. 15 | Online

Discover Your Animal Spirit Allies: Shamanic Perspective

Join us for a shamanic exploration as we discover the mystery of animal spirits and their role as messengers or animal spirit guides. Curious about the deeper meanings of animals you encounter in your daily life? Learn how animals speak with us and how you too can develop this connection with the animal kingdom and discover your own animal allies.
CLTR-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F05 W 6-8 p.m. | Sheri Bilderback
Sept. 29 | Online

History of the Ouija Board

Learn the origins of one of the scariest tools used in spirit divination. Marketed since its beginning as a game, the Ouija Board has gained a dangerous reputation that’s made it taboo in our society.
CLTR-765 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F06 Th 1-3 p.m. | St. Louis Paranormal Research Society
Oct. 14 | Lemp Brewery

Protection Magick and Psychic Self-Defense: Learn How To Protect Your Energy

Each day, we encounter energy — good and bad. Other people’s energy can impact our daily lives, health and happiness. Learn how to protect yourself from unwanted energies with the simple yet powerful techniques of protection magick.
CLTR-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F06 W 6-8 p.m. | Kassia Morgan
Oct. 20 | Online

Samhain Is Not a Myth! Discover the Witch’s Halloween

Witches really do exist, and not just on Halloween! The Witches’ Halloween, or Samhain, is the final harvest on the seasonal Wheel of the Year and coincides with other cultural celebrations such as the Day of the Dead and All Saint’s Day. Come discover the mythos, energy and beauty of this sacred seasonal cycle of death and rebirth. Learn how to partner with its energies to enhance your life.
CLTR-701 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F03 W 6-8 p.m. | Kassia Morgan
Oct. 27 | Online

Lost Lemp

Learn the lost and nearly forgotten history of one of St. Louis’ most prolific brewery families. This is history that you cannot find in the history books or on the internet.
CLTR-765 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F05 Th 10 a.m.-noon | St. Louis Paranormal Research Society
Sept. 23 | Lemp Brewery

Connecting the Dots: 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.
CLTR-765 | 1 session | $24 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F01 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Stephanie Thurmer
Sept. 4 | Online
F02 M 7-9 p.m. | Stephanie Thurmer
Oct. 18 | Online

Travel Near and Far

Enjoy an overview from a local tour guide on how outbound travel has changed and how it will reflect in a post-pandemic world. Learn more about available coverages of travel protection and insurance, how to enjoy travel in a world changed by COVID-19.
CLTR-703 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F02 Th 6-8 p.m. | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Oct. 14 | Online

A History of Ireland: A Travelogue

Many people in St. Louis have roots connecting them back to the Emerald Isle. Local tour directors will help you learn the history of the Celts, the Claddagh, Clew Bay and more!
CLTR-702 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F01 Th 6-8 p.m. | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Oct. 21 | Online

Lost Cemeteries of St. Louis

Learn about the forgotten history under our St. Louis Streets. Discover the everyday places that many St. Louisans visit that were once cemeteries, and explore the origins of some of our most common funeral customs.
CLTR-765 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F04 Th 11 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Louis Paranormal Research Society
Oct. 21 | Lemp Brewery

St. Louis and Jack the Ripper

Learn about Francis Tumblety, Scotland Yard’s number two Jack the Ripper suspect, and his connection to St. Louis.
CLTR-765 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F07 Th 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | St. Louis Paranormal Research Society
Oct. 21 | Lemp Brewery

Taste of the Hill in a Box Virtual Tour

Travel to America’s Last Little Italy and learn about the history, culture and enjoy a Taste of The Hill with local guide, Dea Hoover, owner of Discover St. Louis tours. Take a tour through the neighborhood and see old with the new, including the Imo’s Piazza and fountain. Each food item holds its own story and history and will be related to the area of Italy from which it originated and remains most popular. Your variety box will contain foods that are savory and sweet and a few spices. Learn about the recently published book and DVD available about the history of The Hill in St. Louis. Boxes will be mailed after registration closes. Registration closes 10/29.
CLTR-765 | 1 session | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
F03 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Nov. 13 | Online

LGBTQIA+ Dialogue

History of Trans Cinema in Hollywood

Explore the history of transgender characters in film and early television. See how the transgender characters were portrayed and how they have changed over the years
CLTR-704 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F01 Tu Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Stephanie Thurmer
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 | Online

Understanding Intersexuality

The additions to the LGBT community have grown in numbers and represent more than those that identify as “gay.” Discuss how you can be an ally in your community and support. Through stories of personal experience and general discussions, discover some debunked myths about what being intersex means. Explore the foundational ideas illuminating the complexity of gender in general and specifically for intersex individuals through terminology, history, and policy advocacy.
CLTR-701 | 2 sessions | $25 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
F01 Tu 6-8 p.m. Jordan Braxton
Sept. 14-21 | FP-D 217A

The Transgender Experience

Explore foundational ideas illuminating the complexity of gender—both in general and for trans people. Explore history, terminology, etiquette and policy advocacy. Through tales of personal experience, film depictions, lecture and discussion, debunk myths and acquire information about the range of trans identities and experiences. Gain comfort talking about trans issues and explore how these issues are relevant to you and your communities. Leave class with a new understanding and a list of resources.
CLTR-701 | 4 sessions | $34 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
F02 Th 6-9 p.m. | Stephanie Thurmer
Sept. 16-Oct. 7 | Online

Diversity and Gender Inclusion

What is the difference between sex and gender? Dive into a discussion on the many different genders and the spectrum that they exist on. Learn what identifies a person as a specific gender or sex.
CLTR-703 | 3 sessions | $25 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
F01 Tu 6-8 p.m. | Jordan Braxton
Oct. 12-26 | FP-D 217A


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