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Make Your First 3D Video Game! (Age 8-11)

You will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 06/03/2019 - 06/06/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 8-11 ONLY.
Capacity: 20 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
06/03/2019 06/06/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 9:00am 12:00pm
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Make Your First 3D Video Game! (Age 11-14)

You will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 06/03/2019 - 06/06/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 11-14 ONLY.
Capacity: 20 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
06/03/2019 06/06/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 1:00pm 4:00pm
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Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game (Age 8-11)

Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 06/10/2019 - 06/13/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 8-11 ONLY.
Capacity: 18 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
06/10/2019 06/13/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 9:00am 12:00pm
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Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game (Age 11-14)

Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 06/10/2019 - 06/13/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 11-14 ONLY.
Capacity: 20 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
06/10/2019 06/13/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 1:00pm 4:00pm
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Minecraft Animators (Age 8-11)

Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 06/24/2019 - 06/27/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 8-11 ONLY.
Capacity: 17 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
06/24/2019 06/27/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 9:00am 12:00pm
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Minecraft Animators (Age 11-14)

Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 06/24/2019 - 06/27/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 11-14 ONLY.
Capacity: 17 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
06/24/2019 06/27/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 1:00pm 4:00pm
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ROBLOX Makers (Age 8-11)

Unlock the power of ROBLOX Studio, the world creation tool used by real world ROBLOX developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 07/08/2019 - 07/11/2019
Instructor: Melissa Galvin
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 8-11 ONLY.
Capacity: 18 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
07/08/2019 07/11/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 9:00am 12:00pm
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ROBLOX Makers (Age 11-14)

Unlock the power of ROBLOX Studio, the world creation tool used by real world ROBLOX developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 07/08/2019 - 07/11/2019
Instructor: Melissa Galvin
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 11-14 ONLY.
Capacity: 17 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
07/08/2019 07/11/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 1:00pm 4:00pm
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eSports Apprentice - YouTube Streamers and Gamers (Age 8-11)

Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop competitive game-play skills in Black Rocket’s new eSports App, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Students will gain full access to the eSports App and a video of their class tournament with commentary. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 07/15/2019 - 07/18/2019
Instructor: Melissa Galvin
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 8-11 ONLY.
Capacity: 12 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
07/15/2019 07/18/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 9:00am 12:00pm
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eSports Apprentice - YouTube Streamers and Gamers (Age 11-14)

Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop competitive game-play skills in Black Rocket’s new eSports App, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Students will gain full access to the eSports App and a video of their class tournament with commentary. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 07/15/2019 - 07/18/2019
Instructor: Melissa Galvin
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 11-14 ONLY.
Capacity: 18 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
07/15/2019 07/18/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 1:00pm 4:00pm
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Minecraft Modders (Age 8-11)

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 07/22/2019 - 07/25/2019
Instructor: Melissa Galvin
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 8-11 ONLY.
Capacity: 20 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
07/22/2019 07/25/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 9:00am 12:00pm
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Minecraft Modders (Age 11-14)

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 07/22/2019 - 07/25/2019
Instructor: Melissa Galvin
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 11-14 ONLY.
Capacity: 19 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
07/22/2019 07/25/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 1:00pm 4:00pm
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Code Explorers (Age 6-8)

For curious young minds who want to take the first steps into the world of programming. Student explorers will use their creativity to solve a series of web-based coding challenges. Each lesson builds fluency in essential digital skills needed for the future. At the end of the class, students will receive access to the interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Cost: $109.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 07/29/2019 - 08/01/2019
Instructor: Melissa Galvin
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 6-8 ONLY.
Capacity: 19 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
07/29/2019 08/01/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 9:00am 12:00pm
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Star Wars Stop Animation (Age 11-14)

Make your own Star Wars adventure come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or Star Wars vehicles and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a new world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in Star Wars action figures and/or vehicles from home, but all other equipment will be provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 07/29/2019 - 08/01/2019
Instructor: Melissa Galvin
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 11-14 ONLY.
Capacity: 19 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
07/29/2019 08/01/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 1:00pm 4:00pm
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Star Wars Stop Animation (Age 6-8)

Make your own Star Wars adventure come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or Star Wars vehicles and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a new world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in Star Wars action figures and/or vehicles from home, but all other equipment will be provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 08/05/2019 - 08/08/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 6-8 ONLY.
Capacity: 20 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
08/05/2019 08/08/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 9:00am 12:00pm
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Star Wars Stop Animation (Age 8-11)

Make your own Star Wars adventure come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or Star Wars vehicles and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a new world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in Star Wars action figures and/or vehicles from home, but all other equipment will be provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Cost: $99.00
Location: Lake Land College (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 08/05/2019 - 08/08/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 8-11 ONLY.
Capacity: 18 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
08/05/2019 08/08/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College Webb Hall, room 109 1:00pm 4:00pm
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Mission to Mars (Age 8-12)

Build and take home your own 7 in 1 Mars Mini Lander. Build a Space Rover, Space Explorer, Space Shuttle, Space Dog, Astronaut, Space Station, and Space Mechanic. Each powered by either solar energy or batteries. On our way to Mars, on Mars, and back from Mars, you will experiment in many different ways and more. You will learn about solar energy. You will be seeing a 3D Mars surface using 3D glasses as well as making your own 3D drawing. Make a color changing UV bracelet and take it home! Sample our delicious astronaut ice cream! Learn about constellations. Build and take home your own mini paper rocket and launch it indoors or outdoors. On the last day, you will return to earth after being on Mars all week.

Cost: $155.00
Location: Lake Land College - Kluthe Center (Effingham, Illinois)
Dates: 06/03/2019 - 06/06/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 8-12 ONLY. Minimum 8 students.
Capacity: 19 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
06/03/2019 06/06/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College - Kluthe Center Room 128 9:00am 12:00pm
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Harry Potter - Join Our Magical Mystery Tour (Age 6-11)

All aboard for lots of hands-on fun. Join in the escapades of Harry and his friends. Play quidditch. Make an edible wand. We will brew some fantastic potions to drink. Let\'s create and watch some amazing chemical reactions. Watch a mirage appear. You won\'t believe it! Wonder where the sorting hat will place you? Make cool crystals. Come join us where the magic of science, art, and literature meet. Harry, Ron, and Hermoine are waiting for your arrival! Experiment with colored magic sand. See a mysterious glowing ball.

Cost: $145.00
Location: Lake Land College - Kluthe Center (Effingham, Illinois)
Dates: 06/10/2019 - 06/13/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 6-11 ONLY. Minimum 8 students.
Capacity: 18 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
06/10/2019 06/13/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College - Kluthe Center Room 128 9:00am 12:00pm
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Robotic Arm Science (Age 9-13)

Learn the science of robotics as you have fun building, commanding and taking home your own 5 motor arm! With your Robotic Arm you can command your gripper to open and close, move your robotic wrist, elbow, base and command vertical and horizontal reaching moves. Your robot will be equipped with 100 grams of lifting capacity. Additional features include a search light on the gripper for night operation. With your Robotic Arm you will have total command and visual manipulation using the five switch wired controller. Plus, have fun building a wide range of additional robotic designs with the robotic building system. Participate in our robot olympic style challenges, robot battles and more!

Cost: $155.00
Location: Lake Land College - Kluthe Center (Effingham, Illinois)
Dates: 06/24/2019 - 06/27/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 9-13 ONLY. Minimum 8 students.
Capacity: 12 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
06/24/2019 06/27/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College - Kluthe Center Room 128 9:00am 12:00pm
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CSI - Crime Scene Investigation (Age 8-12)

You will be the super science sleuths. Have fun learning about forensics, crime scene investigations, and crime lab chemistry as you perform as many as 15 different experiments designed to show you just how those tricky cases are solved. Search for the evidence, gather clues, and discover how science can help solve a mystery. Participants will: Dust for fingerprints, analyze handwriting, test for blood type using simulated blood, examine hair and clothing fibers, practice chemistry to identify mystery substances and much more. Participants will then use their skills to solve crimes of the century.

Cost: $145.00
Location: Lake Land College - Kluthe Center (Effingham, Illinois)
Dates: 07/08/2019 - 07/11/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 8-12 ONLY. Minimum 8 students.
Capacity: 18 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
07/08/2019 07/11/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College - Kluthe Center Room 128 9:00am 12:00pm
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Can You Dig It - Fossil Hunt - Do You Dig Dinosaurs? (Age 6-11)

Each child will partake in a simulated fossil excavation, uncovering the different bones of a dinosaur. Each child will then assemble the bones to form a completed 3-dimensional dinosaur to be taken home. We will bring the excavation tools, labels and specimen bags. We will use our geological time and fossil charts. You will make a plaster fossil replica of an ammonite, Tyrannosaurus rex tooth or choose from other molds. You\'ll identify 20-million year old shark\'s teeth and see other fossil replicas such as, a cave bear tooth, an ammonite, a Tyrannosaurus rex tooth or a dinosaur egg etc. See and work with our rock and mineral collection. Be a rock hound and identify different rocks and minerals. See and hold our giant pumice rock specimen - it’s from Mt. St. Helens.

Cost: $145.00
Location: Lake Land College - Kluthe Center (Effingham, Illinois)
Dates: 07/22/2019 - 07/25/2019
Instructor: Claire Unkraut
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 6-11 ONLY. Minimum 8 students.
Capacity: 18 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
07/22/2019 07/25/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College - Kluthe Center Room 128 9:00am 12:00pm
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Little House on the Prairie (Age 6-11)

Learn about pioneer crafts and enjoy activities mentioned or illustrated in Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House books. You will make a nine patch, a button necklace and a yarn doll. You will also make butter and yeast bread while learning about Laura Ingalls Wilder, her family and her home.

Cost: $55.00
Location: Lake Land College - Workforce Development Center (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates: 06/24/2019 - 06/27/2019
Instructor: Cheryl Stolz
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 6-11 ONLY. Minimum of 10 students.
Capacity: 25 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
06/24/2019 06/27/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Lake Land College - Workforce Development Center Room 102 8:30am 11:00am
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Little House on the Prairie (Age 6-11)

Learn about pioneer crafts and enjoy activities mentioned or illustrated in Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House books. You will make a nine patch, a button necklace and a yarn doll. You will also make butter and yeast bread while learning about Laura Ingalls Wilder, her family and her home.

Cost: $55.00
Location: Consuela Lodge(Effingham, Illinois)
Dates: 06/24/2019 - 06/27/2019
Instructor: Cheryl Stolz
This course must be dropped five (5) business days prior to the start date for a full refund.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS AGE 6-11 ONLY. Minimum of 10 students.
Capacity: 25 seats left


Start Date End Date Meeting Days Location Building/Room Start Time End Time Topic
06/24/2019 06/27/2019 Mon Tue Wed Thu Consuela Lodge 1:00pm 3:30pm
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