NCC Life & Leisure Courses Starting the Week of September 24

Want to learn a new hobby, improve your day-to-day life or experience a relaxing outing with friends? At Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC), we are striving to develop programming that is relevant, up-to-date, informative and FUN.

Freezer Meals Do you love to cook but lack the time? Do you hate to cook but still love to eat? Preparing meals in advance make weeknight cooking a breeze! In this class, each attendee will come and make 5 freezer meals to feed their families. Each meal will serve 4 to 6. This monthly menu will include: Vegetable Barley Soup, Thick & Creamy Country Pork Chops, Meatloaf, Freezer Herb Chicken & Freezer Sticky Chicken. Please take your own large bags or basket to the class to take your prepared items home. Wear an apron if desired! This course will be on Monday, September 24 from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Northwest Iowa Community College Dining room in Building A, Section #61242. Fee: $75. MUST BE REGISTERED BY SEPTEMBER 21. Instructor will be Jessica Williams. Jessica is a working Mom who has been preparing freezer meals for many years. She enjoys the convenience of feeding her family with an easy-to-prepare nutritious meal in the evening even though she has been at work all day.

Beginning Genealogy Using Computer Research Are you interested in tracing your genealogy but would like some help? Marj and Wilma will help you begin your genealogy journey and show you how to keep your records and sources. They will also provide you with a handout of free sources to use to connect you with Genealogical Societies who can help you in your searches. Each student will be able to get onto a computer to begin using some of these websites in class. Marj and Wilma can teach you how to do research in America and in the Netherlands as well as some other European countries. Each participant should take a notebook to this class. This course will be on Tuesday, September 25 from 6 – 9 pm at Northwest Iowa Community College, Building H, Room 514. Tuition: $39. Marjorie Brunsting and Wilma J. Vande Berg will be the instructors. Marjorie has been doing research since the 1970s. She was instrumental in starting the local Genealogical Society and indexing Sioux County cemeteries. She is a member of the Iowa Genealogical Society as well as the Greater Sioux County Genealogical Society. Wilma has been doing genealogy research for the local society since its beginnings in the early 1980s. She has been an officer for many years and has headed the department’s acquisitions and archives.

Using Your Digital Camera in the Manual Mode In this interactive workshop style format, you will get hands-on experience using your digital camera in the manual mode. This class will provide information using the manual settings, including using F/stops, Aperture and ISO to take better photos using a digital camera in the manual mode. Bring your camera and camera manual. Students should have a basic knowledge of camera basics. Instructor: Ken Fry. Ken has had a passion for photography since his early teen years and was a staff photographer in high school for the yearbook and school paper. He carried his camera every day in school and developed an eye for capturing candid shots of people. Freelancing for the local paper, he shot sports, weddings, couples, and events through college and beyond and has been photographing full-time since 1999. Whether he is photographing Iowa wildflowers, a mountain meadow, Tulip Festival, a ‘57 Chevy or an individual, he seeks to glorify God in every image. This course will be on Tuesday, September 25 from 7 – 9 pm at Centrum Foto Studio, 215 Central Ave NE in Orange City. Tuition: $19.

Creating Organization in Your Home and Life Come to this class to be held at Northwest Iowa Community College on Thursday, September 27! This course will guide women to start restoring order to their homes and lives. Attendees will learn key and practical ways to minimize clutter, better utilize their space, maximize time in day, tame paper, and learn how to maintain the order on-going. After completing the course, attendees will have resources on how to achieve their own organization goals and have a plan of action on how to get started on their own. This course will offer support to the busy moms, the empty nester, and any life stage in between. If you feel like you’re managing life day to day, this course is for you! The class will meet from 7:00-8:30 pm at NCC, Building H, Room 519. Fee: $19, Section #61245. Instructor Michelle Kuiken, owner of The Proper Place, is a Professional Organizer and Organizer Coach, restoring order to homes in Northwest Iowa. She is skilled in maximizing space, reducing clutter, and creating more productive systems in homes and offices so people can live life with intention. She helps women adapt and refine the way they manage their lives to give empowerment to their relationships, health, and personal self-worth. Michelle has been in business for four years and is an active member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals and Iowa Professional Organizers.

To register, call Northwest Iowa Community College at 712-324-5061 or 800-352-4907 and ask for Continuing Education or register online at