Lifelong Learners Program

Program Description

Enjoy our classes that are designed for anyone 55 years or better, but all adult learners are welcome.

PaCE Lifelong Learners Program Spring 2018 Catalog The Lifelong Learner Lunches are offered during the day at various venues in the Quad-Cities area. Our guest speakers focus on topics of local interest.

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Lifelong Learner Classes

Are you thinking about getting a computer or need to brush up on your Windows skills? Take a look at our computer classes, several which are specifically designed for our Lifelong Learners program. Have you always wanted to learn how to draw or paint or do your skills need some fine-tuning? Then click the button below to read more about the arts and craft class offerings for this fall!

Technology

  • Getting Started with Your Computer Workshop
  • Windows for Beginners Workshop
  • Word 101 Workshop
  • Excel 101 Workshop
  • Emailing Workshop
  • Facebook Workshop
  • Cleaning Up Your Computer
  • Organizing Your Files and Folders
  • Digital Photos Workshop
  • Moving to Windows 10
  • Pinterest Workshop
Full List of Computer Classes »

Arts & Crafts

  • Techniques and Tips in Watercolor for Beginners
  • Watercolor Painting – Reflections, Shadows, Puddles and other Techniques
  • Paint Your Home, Barn or Favorite Building in Watercolor
  • Basics of Drawing for Beginners
  • Drawing the Face – Creating Self-Portraits
  • Drawing Animals
Full List of Arts & Crafts Classes »

Introduction to Islamic Culture

Presenter: Imam Saad H. Baig

Join us at the Islamic Center of the Quad Cities as Imam Saad H. Baig presents a program about the Islamic culture with an insight into basic beliefs and practices of this world culture and religion. The program will provide you a chance to gain a greater understanding of the culture, ask questions of the imam, and tour the center (mosque).

Date:                Tuesday, February 13
Location:         Islamic Center of Quad Cities, 6005 34th Ave., Moline, IL
Lunch:             11:30 a.m.
Presentation:  12:15 p.m.
Fee:                 $23
Last day to register or receive a refund: Feb. 6
CRN:                11383


A Look Back at the Rock Island Poor Farm

Presenter: Dr. Maryan Wherry

The Rock Island County Poor Farm, which housed men, women and children was located in rural Coal Valley and was also known as the county infirmary. It was a home for the poor and destitute, but also housed many other individuals with physical and mental health issues. We will hear the history and its evolution from the beginning in 1836 through the overhaul as Hope Creek in 2009.

Date:                Thursday, March 15
Location:         Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Lunch:             11:30 a.m.
Presentation: 12:15 p.m
Fee:                 $23 (Fee includes admission to the Botanical Center)
Last day to register or receive a refund: March 8
CRN:                11384


Swedish Heritage/History    

Presenter: Joe Vermeire

Välkommen! Join us at the historic First Lutheran Church in downtown Moline to enjoy a delectable Swedish meal and to learn about the rich Swedish history and tradition in the Quad Cities. You also will receive a tour of the church, listen to musicians, explore the Swedish language and take home a Swedish treat! Vi ses!

Date:                Wednesday, April 11
Location:         First Lutheran Church of Moline, 1230 5th Ave, Moline, IL
Lunch:             11:30 a.m.
Presentation:  12:15 p.m.
Fee:                 $23
Last day to register or receive a refund: Apr. 4
CRN:                11385


Asylums, Sanitariums and Hospitals: Early Health Care Institutions of Rock Island County    

Presenter: Dr. Maryan Wherry

Join us as we learn about the development and establishment of the early health care institutions in Rock Island County. Sanitariums, asylums and pesthouses all were shelters for treating illnesses throughout the 19th century. These institutions provided the framework for the modern hospital. We will explore the history of early Rock Island County institutions and those who helped establish them.

Date:                Thursday, May 10
Location:         Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Lunch:             11:30 a.m.
Presentation: 12:15 p.m.
Fee:                 $23 (Fee includes admission to the Botanical Center)
Last day to register or receive a refund: May 3
CRN:                11386