Continuing Education in Lincoln

The Heartland Lincoln Center offers a wide variety of personal enrichment classes each semester.


Additional information or questions should refer to the coordinator of Lincoln Continuing Education: Val Conrady / / 309-268-8975.

Shown below are course offerings for Fall 2017. Registration for these classes may be completed online,  by visiting Heartland's Lincoln Campus or by calling 217-735-1731. 

Photo Adventure in Kickapoo Creek Park
If you are interested in learning more about digital photography and want to gain real-life nature and landscape photo experience in the process, come join us as we visit Kickapoo Creek Park in Lincoln.  Explore 80 acres of forest, prairie land, water features and wildlife, as well as a wooden suspension bridge.  All camera types are welcome.  Please make sure that your camera is fully charged and/or that you bring a spare battery.  Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to get a little dirty in order to get that perfect shot. 

Kickapoo Creek Park 
Lincoln, IL


Cost: $39

Instructor: Jonae Cheger 

Exploring the Paranormal
What a great time of year to delve into the paranormal! In this class you learn about the paranormal realm including history, techniques for discovery, local lore and investigation.  The paranormal's relationship to religous beliefs and personal experiences of students, as well as evidence collection and equipment demonstration, will also be discussed.  The final session includes hands-on investigation of the newly re-furbished Mill.  

Heartland Lincoln Center
Room 628A
Lincoln, IL 

Tuesdays & Wednesdays (3 sessions)
10/17 - 10/24
6:30 - 8:30PM 
10/25 (1 session)
6:30 - 10:30PM

Cost: $75

Instructor: Geoffrey Ladd

Retirement for Women Symposium
Ladies -- here is your chance to learn valuable information about retirement that is especially tailored to your concerns.  Whether single, married, divorced or widowed, women face unique financial concerns.  We will discuss issues such as pensions/social security benefits, longevity risks, taxes, long-term care, legacy planning and how these major retirement issues relate specifically to women. 

Heartland Lincoln Center
Room 112
Lincoln, IL 


Cost: $15

Instructor: Bernard Wrezinkski

Create your own Holiday Cards
Create unique holiday greeting cards.  You'll produce signature artworks to be reproduced in multiples for sending to family and friends. Techniques explored will include rubber stamping with embossing and chalking, tea bag folding, collage making and using die-cut images.  Aspiring artists of all ages and skill levels are welcome. 

Heartland Lincoln Center
Room 628A
Lincoln, IL

Mondays (4 sessions)
11/6 - 11/27

Cost: $99 (includes supplies to make one card, students will provide production supplies for  more) 

Instructor: Kimberly Wiggers de Otte

Medicare Basics: Understanding your Benefits
Medicare coverage can be confusing.  We can help. Learn about Medicare Parts A and B and what each individual part covers.  Discover what your financial responsibility is under Medicare and gain insight into the different plans/ supplements that are available to you and the pros and cons of each.  You will be able to uncover the hidden costs that can be prevented by proper planning.  We will also discuss how to navigate Medicare Part D, Drug Coverage and the "Doughnut Hole". 

Heartland Lincoln Center
Room 110
Lincoln, IL


Cost: $15

Instructor: Bernard Wrezinkski

How to Style your Little Girl's Hair
For special occasions or every day at school, learn quick and easy ways to style your little girl's hair. We'll share expert tips and tricks to create adorable, wearable styles.  Through step by step demonstration and hands-on instruction, you'll master the latest trends in braids, ponytails, curls, buns, chignons and easy up-styles. 

Heartland Lincoln Center
Room 111
Lincoln, IL


Cost: $44

Instructor: Amy Davenport 

Decorating Cupcakes
Cupcakes make the perfect mini canvass on which to learn easy and versatile decorating techniques.  Join this sweet activity and make four unique and enticing designs.  Bring a container to transport your delicious and beautiful creations home! All supplies are provided.  

Heartland Lincoln Center
Room 628B
Lincoln, IL 


Cost: $35 (includes supplies) 

Instructor: Alicia Clark 

Contact Us

Lincoln Center
620 Broadway St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-735-1731
Fax: 217-735-1352

Kristi Powell

Associate Director of HLC
Phone: 309-268-8973

Jennifer Kirby

Phone: 309-268-8971

Val Conrady

Coordinator of Adult & Continuing Education at the HLC
Phone: 309-268-8975

Kelsi Edwards

Phone: 309-268-8974