Being stuck at home doesn’t mean self-improvement has to stop. Rend Lake College is bringing the classroom to you through the new Warrior Workshops initiative.

These workshops are free programming for the entire community. Volunteers and guest instructors will offer entertaining and educational presentations via Zoom that anyone can attend. RLC plans to run the workshops from now until July 31. RLC will continue to add to its list of programming as more people volunteer to present. Continue to check back for more workshops. Upcoming topics include archery, cask iron cooking, gardening, and many more.

Interested in conducting your own workshop? Community members are invited to share their knowledge, skills and talent with others. These topics could be geared towards kids, teenagers, adults, and families. And there is no set format for how you can present. It could be a demonstration, virtual field trip, interactive activity, lecture, etc. If you would like to contribute, email  and we will help get you set up with everything you need to conduct the workshop.

THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY

May 25 - 29


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How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps 

2-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 via Zoom

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This is a practical, but comical and light, review of things to consider when facing the transition into the world of "Adulting." This course will have two workshops and is presented by RLC's Amy Newell. 


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Scavenger Hunt (for ages 6 to 9) 

1-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27

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Kids will be challenged to find items in their homes and share their findings on screen. Hosted by Vickie Schulte and RLCF Children's Center teachers, kids will be awarded points for their findings with a chance to win a prize at the end.


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Scavenger Hunt (for 3-5-year-olds) 

10-11 a.m. Thursday, May 28

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Kids will be challenged to find items in their homes and share their findings on screen. Hosted by Vickie Schulte and RLCF Children's Center teachers, kids will be awarded points for their findings with a chance to win a prize at the end.


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Introduction to Investing and the Stock Market 

2-3 p.m. Friday, May 29 via Zoom.

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This course is an introductory lesson on the stock market and the basics of investing. Taught by RLC Business Associate Professor Mark Jornd, this class is geared toward anyone interested in investing. 

June 1-5


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Garden Tour with Flower Girls - Callie & Chris Lueking

10-11 a.m. Monday, June 1 via Zoom

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Join Callie and Chris Lueking for a virtual tour of their flower garden and learn how to arrange your own beautiful, hand-picked bouquet. Join Callie Lueking and her mom, Chris, as they present a virtual tour of the Flower Girls' High Tunnel Greenhouse that has cut flower production along with vegetables. They'll be demonstrating a simple round arrangement, along with how to make a Fairy garden using succulents and sedum.

Callie became interested in the Lueking family floral business "Flower Girls" when she was a senior participating in the Jefferson County CEO program thru Rend Lake College. She designed wrapped bouquets as her business model and called it the “Callie Line” that she features at a local coffee shop and Farmer’s Market. The 19-year-old majored in Business at Kaskaskia College where she played Basketball and Softball for the Lady Angels. She helps with the marketing and coordinating wedding floral arrangements for the Flower Girls along with her mom and sisters, Kiara & Cassandra Lueking.

June 22-26


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Sodding A Lawn On A Budget

10 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25

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Sod is the most expensive way to get the yard how you like it. But what if there's a way to do it in June and on a budget? In this Warrior Workshop, Rend Lake College Grounds Supervisor James Gray will show how to prep, cut and plant sod strips you take from your yard. After James walks you through it, ask questions for mission critical advice from the pro.    

July 6-10


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Blastoff! Virtual Camp

9-10 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday, July 7-9

Grades 4-7

Register (Coming Soon!)

Turn an ordinary summer into another adventure with this virtual science camp. Participants will build, decorate, and launch their own model rockets that reach heights up to 1000 feet. Live sessions will be held virtually to help participants with each step of the rocket building process. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to stimulate and educate young minds! Adult supervision is required during rocket building.


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