Black Hawk College Digest for October 7


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Posted Online: Oct. 04, 2012, 9:54 am
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BHC closed Oct. 8 for Columbus Day

All Black Hawk College locations and facilities will be closed Monday, Oct. 8 in observance of Columbus Day. The college will re-open Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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Learn how to market, promote small business

Small business owners will learn the fundamentals of marketing and which mediums of advertising and promoting are best suited for their type of business in the Black Hawk College class, "How to Market and Promote a Small Business."

The class will be from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Illinois workNet Center, 4703 16th St., Suite G, Moline. Cost is $50.

To register, call 309-796-5714.

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Kids can learn to swim at BHC

New six-week sessions of Swim School for youths begin Oct. 17 and Oct. 20 at Black Hawk College in Moline.

Youths ages 4-15 can learn how swim or improve their skills at the BHC Community Aquatic Center. Choose from:

Wednesdays –7:15-8 p.m.

Saturdays – 9:15-10 a.m., 10:15-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. to noon

Cost is $38. To register, call 309-796-5601. For more information, visit www.bhc.edu/aquatic.

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BHC community education classes offer variety of subjects

Register now for fall community education classes through Black Hawk College Professional and Continuing Education.

Seats are still available in the following classes:

A Comparison of Two Presidents: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis (Golden Scholars program) – Thursday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m.

Advanced Floral Design – Wednesdays, Oct. 17 to Nov. 7, from 5:45-8 p.m.

Learn to Use Your Digital Point & Shoot Camera – Tuesday & Thursday, Oct. 16-18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Mandarin Chinese Culture – Mondays, Oct. 22 to Nov. 19, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Sensational Soiree – How to Throw the Perfect Party – Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Stained Glass – Intermediate, Lead – Thursdays, Oct. 18 to Nov. 29, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tracing Your Ancestors – Thursdays, Oct. 18 to Nov. 8, from 5:45-7 p.m.

Watercolor Painting Fall Landscapes – Mondays, Oct. 15 to Nov. 5 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

For more information or to register, call 309-796-8223 or visit www.bhc.edu/pace.

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Learn PowerPoint, Excel, Windows 7 with BHC classes

Need to upgrade your computer skills? Black Hawk College offers a variety of computer classes for varying skill levels.

Upcoming classes include:

PowerPoint – Friday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Intro to Excel – Wednesdays, Oct. 17 to Nov. 14, from 7:15-8:45 p.m.

Windows 7 – Wednesdays, Oct. 17 to Nov. 14, from 5:45-7:15 p.m.

All classes will be at the college's Outreach Center in East Moline.

For more information or to register, call 309-796-8223.




















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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