Miscellaneous/Hobbies and Interests | Southwestern Illinois College

Target Audience Codes:

  • GS – Grade Schools
  • HS – High Schools
  • AG – Adult Groups

MON/RAND – Speaker will travel to Monroe/Randolph Counties

BASICS OF FLORAL DESIGN

In this session, you will learn basic floral design to create lovely centerpieces. Treat yourself and learn quick and simple ways to make your own arrangements.

Debra Donze, Adjunct Faculty
Target Audiences: AG, HS

DISCOVER THE METRO/ST. LOUIS AREA

Debbie will share fun and exciting places to go and things to do in the St. Louis metro area, several of which can be done for free. Many places have been highlighted on Show Me St. Louis.

Debra Donze, Adjunct Faculty
Target Audiences: GS, HS, AG

EXPLORING CREATIVITY

Everyone is creative in his or her own special way. Learn to unleash your hidden creativity and make beautiful things using common items from your yard and cupboard. You may never throw another jar away!

Debra Donze, Adjunct Faculty
Target Audiences: AG, GS, HS

FUN WITH FALLACIES

Do you ever find yourself scratching your head after hearing a politician’s argument for his/her position or after seeing a television ad for some product or service? Does the reasoning process seem a bit peculiar? Maybe you’re picking up on a fallacy! Did the speaker use loaded language, beg the question, or commit the ad Hominem fallacy? Learn to recognize some common fallacies in everyday situations and to have some Fun with Fallacies!

Katherine Witzig, Philosophy Faculty
Target Audiences: AG, HS

GENEALOGY & U.S. CENSUS RECORDS

This session teaches how to use census records in genealogy. Learn about the characteristics of a census record, how to use the information to further your research and where to locate census records. A PowerPoint presentation will be used and includes hand-outs on genealogy resources.

Candy Buechler, Administrative Assistant/Training and Development
Target Audiences: AG

“THE BABY BLUE LADY BUG”

The story of “The Baby Blue Lady Bug” was chosen by Disney World as the Millennium Dreamer book. Turn nature and recycled items into art.

Debra Donze, Adjunct Faculty
Target Audiences: AG

UNDERSTANDING TOLKIEN, THE HOBBIT AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Was J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” a social commentary, a political allegory, an environmental warning or simply a really good fairy tale? Van Plexico deconstructs the trilogy (plus “The Hobbit”) to explore why Tolkien wrote it, what he sought to accomplish with it and why it has endured as one of the best-selling book series ever, as well as forming the basis for Peter Jackson’s remarkable, Oscar-winning movies.

Van Plexico, Faculty
Target Audiences: AG, HS
MON/RAND