Black Hawk College Digest for February 16


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Posted Online: Feb. 15, 2014, 10:07 pm
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BHC closed Monday; alarm testing at 10 a.m.

All Black Hawk College facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents' Day.

Although the college will be closed, there will be some noise coming from two college locations.

The BHC Police Department will test the fire and emergency alarm system at the Quad-Cities Campus and East Campus simultaneously beginning at 10 a.m. Monday.

Interior and exterior audible alarms will be activated for the testing. Numerous prerecorded messages will be broadcast around the college and may be heard off-campus. Residents and passersby should not be alarmed -- this is only a test.

Testing should be intermittent and last 15-20 minutes.

Learn Italian for travel, Spanish for fun & health care

Do you want to learn Italian for travel? Do you need to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients? Black Hawk College offers basic classes to get you started.

Travel Italian: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 25 to March 11, at the college's Outreach Center in East Moline. The cost is $39.
Spanish I: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 25 to April 15, at the college's Quad-Cities Campus in Moline. The cost is $115.
Spanish for the Health Care Professional: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, March 3 to April 14, at the college's Quad-Cities Campus in Moline. The cost is $135.

For more info, visit bhc.edu/global. To register, call 796-8223.

Financially prepare for retirement with BHC classes

Are you financially ready for retirement? Black Hawk College has two classes to help you prepare.

Understand how to manage your money to serve your goals in retirement in Managing Your Money (Part 1). The class will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday or 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 6.

Learn about required minimum distributions and minimizing taxes on retirement accounts in Financial Planning (Part 2). The class will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 or 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 13.

All classes will be at the college's Outreach in East Moline. Cost is $16 per class.

To register, call 309-796-8223.

Share your thoughts with Blogging for Beginners

Learn the basics of blogging from an experienced lifestyle blogger in the new Black Hawk College class, Blogging for Beginners.

Blogging can help you stay connected with friends and family members, meet like-minded people and provide you with a creative outlet.

The class will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 27 to March 6, at the college's Outreach Center in East Moline. The cost is $26.

To register, call 309-796-8223.



















 



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