Learn something new this month with our picks of the top 10 classes to take around Libertyville in September.
1. Peas and Thank You: Kids’ Cooking Class, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16
Enjoy this course of creative hands-on cooking and instructions on proper table etiquette. Food allergies need to be reported before the event. For ages 5-10. Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 U.S. 45, Libertyville. $28.
2. Swing Lesson, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20
Join the first dance of the season. Lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by the dance program at 8:30 p.m. Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. $20-$25 per couple.
3. Flatwater Kayak Safety and Rescues, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13
Learn and practice safety and rescue techniques, including reentry after capsizing, rope throwing and various rescue scenarios. This program is directed towards intermediate paddlers who have paddling experience. Adult supervision is required for participants ages 12-17. Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville. $20 resident; $28 nonresident.
4. Babysitting Class, 9 a.m. Sept. 13
Join this American Red Cross Babysitter training course and learn how to care for infants and young children in everyday tasks and emergencies. Bring a doll. Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 U.S. 45, Libertyville.
5. Let’s Talk Turtles, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21
Learn about different turtle species native to Lake County, and how to increase the turtle population. For participants ages 8 and older. Ryerson Conservation Area, 21950 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods. $2-$7.
6. Coding Kids, 1 p.m. Sept. 20
Learn basic coding skills using HTML and CSS from computer programmer Carmen Spohn. For students in second grade or higher. Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire.
7. Smart Women, Smart Finances, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 10
Women are invited to learn about the valuable tools, action items and practical steps available to help gain financial freedom and stability. Fee includes parking and all-day access to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. $50.
8. Creating Comics Workshop, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8
Learn the basics of creating comics with graphic novelist Corinne Mucha. Invent new characters and get started on great stories. Grades four to six. Registration is required at www.deerfieldlibrary.org or by calling 847-580-8962. Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, Deerfield. Free.
9. The Fire at Chicago’s Our Lady of the Angels School, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9
Historian Jim Gibbons discusses the infamous 1958 fire that killed nearly 100 children. Register online. Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Free.
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