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Community courses, trips offered at Sauk

DIXON – Classes and special activities are planned at Sauk Valley Community College.

Classes are:

Partners in Art: Daisy Chains

This All Paint multi-generational class will be from 5 to 7 p.m. March 12.

Linda Von Holten will lead the class. The cost is $35 per person for shared canvas or $45 per person for individual paintings. 

Students under 10 must have adult supervision.

Manifesting Your Desire

A 4-week class on the Manifestation Equation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday from March 12 through April 2.

Elias Patras is the instructor. The cost is $60. Students will need to bring old magazines and poster board to the second class.

Conversational Spanish – Beginners

This 8-week course will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m., every Tuesday from March 13 to May 1.

The instructor is Debra C. Jacobs. The Spanish Now! Level 1 Barron’s 2005 Seventh Edition textbook is required. The cost is $105 with the textbook or $85 without.

Basic, Intermediate Ballroom Dance

Dennis and Sandy Scheckel will instruct participants in this 4-week course from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday from March 13 to April 3. The cost is $50.

The Scheckels also will lead intermediate Ballroom East Coast Swing from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday from March 13 to April 3.

Both classes are $50 each.

Cover Me: Artists to Idolize

The class will focus on artist Georgia O’Keefe from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 14.

Linda Von Holten is the instructor. The cost is $45.

Special programs

• A Partners in Ag Expo, from the college and Regional Media, at 10 a.m. March 24 at the college.

Admission and parking are free. Exhibitors, demonstrations, and children’s activities will be available to raise awareness of the college’s agricultural program. 

Sow Belly’s will sell food, and RFD Radio will broadcast live throughout the day.

Email Debbie Robertson at or call her at 815-625-3400, or go to to register businesses, reserve exhibitor spots, or for more information.

• An all-ages trip from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 28 to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, featuring a look at mummies. 

The trip is limited to 55 participants. The cost is $69 per person, including an all-access pass to the museum, transportation, tips, and snacks.

Sauk Valley Bank account-holders can receive a $5 discount.

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