Target Audience Codes:

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

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

AIRCRAFT OWNERSHIP AND OPERATIONS

Ever want to lease or own personal aircraft? Unsure about the legal and tax guidelines affecting owners? Find out all you need to know to protect yourself when buying or selling aircraft. Aircraft insurance and personal minimums will also be discussed.

Linwood Gray, Adjunct Faculty
Target Audiences: AG
MON/RAND

AIRPORT OPERATIONS FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS

This informative discussion led by a certified airport manager will cover the dynamics of operating at controlled and uncontrolled airfields as well as aircraft lease and hangar tie down agreements.

Linwood Gray, Adjunct Faculty
Target Audiences: AG
MON/RAND

AVIATION SAFETY FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS

An informative session offering tips on what you must know about safety guidelines for aircraft owners. Learn the pros and cons of simulators. The FAA New Wings Program will be explained by a retire USAF aviator and private pilot.

Linwood Gray, Adjunct Faculty
Target Audiences: AG
MON/RAND

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

CRIBBAGE

Cribbage is a card game played by 2-6 people and is very easy to learn. It is a game that is enjoyed by many people and a good game to pass the time. This hands-on demonstration is a fun and easy way to learn cribbage. There is a cribbage club in the Belleville area that meets once a week.

John Bilski, Adjunct Faculty
Target Audiences: AG
MON/RAND

DISASTER PREPARATION AND PLANNING

Where will you go when disaster strikes? What type of information and supplies will you need to survive the first three days following a disaster? Learn how to prepare a disaster plan for you, your family, and your pets.

Lois LaFleur, National Test Center Site Administrator
and Test Proctor (Red Cross Certified)
Target Audiences: AG

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, especially the “free ones.” 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

HOW MUCH IS THAT? TWO CHICKENS, PLEASE.

This session will show the evolution of money, from barter to electronic transfer. What do shells, furs, metal and chocolate (cocoa) beans have in common? They’ve all been used in the past as money! Coins from different countries and time periods will be shown.

Jana Ross, Biology Lab Technician
Target Audiences: AG, HS, GS (2nd-8th)
MON/RAND

STAMP COLLECTING

Why collect stamps? Learn the history, geography, what stamps are valuable, stamp shows and the different stamp societies to join from a collector with 50 years experience about the art of stamp collecting. Postcards, plate blocks and topics such as stamps with flowers, different subjects, animals, cars, sailing vessels and airplanes will be discussed.

John Bilski, Adjunct Faculty
Target Audiences: AG, GS, HS
MON/RAND

“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