Saving for Retirement

Presented by Katie Jackson

Learn how your financial accounts are accessed through your will and what additional steps may need to be taken, especially with a Power of Attorney. Find out what to consider and what to review when titling property. Discover aspects of different accounts, their benefits, and their limitations. Materials will be handed out.

Thursday, March 26 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room



BOOKS2EAT Books2Eat Logo

Plan to participate in our 2015 Edible Book Festival! Participate by entering your entirely edible book inspired creation on March 26 by 7:00 pm. Each entry must be accompanied by an Entry Form and may not exceed (including support board) 14 inches by 14 inches in size. Entries will be placed on display through Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00 pm. All entries left after 7:00 pm on April 1 will be disposed of.

Each participant will receive $2 of credit toward any fine, Book Sale item, copy, fax, or coffee cart drink.



CREDIT SMART     Credit Smart
Instructed by Katie Jackson

Discover how credit scores are used, the way debts affect your ability to borrow, and what products are available to help you get a good credit score. Explore the advantages of gas cards and how they differ form other cards. Find out hidden benefits credit cards could offer. Learn about financial stability and borrowing with ample access to credit. Resources will be given to access credit report, credit card optimizer, as well as a handout comparing the top credit card rewards.

Tuesday, April 7 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room



Instructed by Kathy Wysack-Rood

This workshop will help participants take the first steps in creating an estate plan, ensuring finances, property, and charitable goals are protected. Attorney Kathy Wysack-Rood will explain how to start the process, the roll of the executor, the importance of determining who will make healthcare and financial decisions on the individual’s behalf, and more.

Thursday, April 16 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room



Instructed by Meaghan Weedon

This 2 part workshop will help you learn how to manage files, rotate & re-size photos, basic image retouching, artistic elements, filters, effects, layering style and gradients, removing and adding color, and printing options.

Part 1: Saturday, April 18 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Community Room
Part 2: Saturday, April 25 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Community Room



Presented by Julie Brockmeier

You have all this stuff… now what? Learn how to keep your home and life in great shape without breaking a sweat! Discover hacks to tackle important home maintenance tasks, simple cleaning tricks, organizational helps, and inexpensive ways to shape up your home and simplify your life.


Hacks for Bedroom & Closets: Monday, April 20 from
6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
Hacks for Kitchen & Bath: Wednesday, April 29 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
Hacks for Office & Life: Wednesday, May 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
Hacks for Home Maintenance: Tuesday, June 2 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room



RETIREMENT ROADMAP   Retirement Roadmap - Advisory Group
Presented by The Advisory Group

This comprehensive 2 day college course will cover everything from taxes, healthcare, estate planning, investments, Social Security and income planning.
Join us for this educational course that will open your eyes to concepts you’ve probably never heard. Discuss new concepts and ground breaking Income Allocation strategies. Find out why Buy & Hold no longer works. If you are using the same strategies as you were in ’08, you’ll want to join us in this course to explore why not everyone loses in market volatility. This is a strictly educational course.
Registration required as each person/couple receives a 200 page course book.

Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22 from 6:00-7:45 pm in the Community Room



Digital SLR Photography   Digital SLR Photography
Instructed by Meaghan Weedon

This workshop will teach students how to move away from “pre-set” functions and begin to use the manual settings on their digital SLR camera. This includes an intro to the camera’s basic functions, understanding exposure adjustments using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, reading histograms, and adjusting white balance. Handouts and the opportunity to practice learned skills will be provided. Students should bring their own digital SLR camera for practice.

Saturday, May 16 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Community Room



AARP Driver Safety  AARP-Driver Safety
Instructed by Nadine Verderber

This two part workshop will include a DVD session, a workbook session, and a lecture session. By taking a driver safety course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. Participants will be given a certificate entitling them to a 3 year discount on their preferred car insurance after completion.

Participation is limited to 15. Participant fee: $15 / AARP member or $20 / non-AARP member and should be paid to the instructor at the beginning of Friday’s workshop.

Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm in the Community Room






198 S. Main, Glen Carbon, IL 62034 - (618) 2881212 - Fax (618)288-1205
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