District 128
Community Education Program

Fall 2021 Catalog Cover

Program Contact Info:

diane.phillips@d128.org or teresa.palaggi@d128.org

or call 847-247-4575.


Fall 2021 Community Education Program Update

  • Registration for Com Ed 128 Fall classes is currently taking place.
  • Catalogs were mailed on Monday, August 9, 2021.
  • During the Fall 2021 Community Education term there are 204 classes to choose from - 126 classes will be offered in-person at either Libertyville High School or Vernon Hills High School, 11 classes will be offered off-site at businesses that will also follow social distancing guidelines and 67 classes will be offered “Live Online”. 
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the D128 Community Education Program is following Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidance and is requiring anyone participating in a program that takes place in a District 128 building to wear a face mask at all times, have a temperature check before entering the building, and practice social distancing until further notice.
  • Plus we have over 1,300 online courses and certificate programs in varied content areas for career and personal, professional and advanced career development through our partnerships with Education to Go and UGOTClass
  • Our classes primarily provide educational and personal growth opportunities for learners age 16 and above, but we also offer youth and family classes. 

District 128 Community Education Program
upcoming classes now through mid October 2021. 

Date Class title


9/21/2021 Crochet - Beginning (VHHS)
9/22/2021 Belly Dancing Beginning / Intermediate (VHHS)
9/22/2021 Needlepoint - Introduction (VHHS)
9/28/2021 Orb Glass Paperweights (Peter Patterson Glass Works)
10/08/2021 Knitting Intermediate: Felted Mittens and Socks (VHHS)
10/13/2021 Seasonal Halloween Wreath Easy and Inexpensive Gift Making (VHHS)
10/15/2021 Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin (Peter Patterson Glass Works)
10/19/2021 Crochet Intermediate Retro TV Tablet Bag (VHHS)


9/21/2021 Italian Fruit Tart - Crostata di Frutta Demo (VHHS)
9/28/2021 Fresh Made Cannoli (tony cannoli specialty pastries)
9/29/2021 Infusion Cooking With Herbs Hands On and Demo (VHHS)
9/30/2021 Introduction To Red Wine (Wine and Spirit Warehouse)
10/05/2021 Basic Kitchen Knife Skills Hands On (VHHS)
10/06/2021 Bone Broth - Good Eats for Great Health (VHHS)
10/12/2021 Halloween Cookie Decorating (LHS)
10/14/2021 Homemade Hand Pies Live Online
10/19/2021 Fresh Made Cannoli (tony cannoli specialty pastries)

Finance, Real Estate & Law

9/27/2021 Sellers Should You Get a Home Inspection/Appraisal Before Putting Your House on the Market? (LHS)
9/29/2021 Savvy Social Security and Medicare for Boomers (VHHS)
9/29/2021 Relying on Your 401(k) or IRA for Guaranteed Retirement Income Live Online
10/06/2021 Down-Sizing? Tired of High Taxes and Shoveling? Live Online
10/07/2021 Virtues of the 0% Tax Bracket in Retirement Live Online
10/11/2021 Home Buying 101...Start Here Live Online
10/12/2021 Understanding Your Property Taxes (LHS)
10/12/2021 Elder Law Primer Live Online

Health, Wellness & Fitness

9/22/2021 Sugar Blues 102 - Overcoming Sugar Addiction Live Online
9/23/2021 Pet Nutrition Live Online
9/28/2021 Medicine Cabinet Makeover with Essential Oils and other Natural Remedies (LHS)
9/28/2021 Angels: Companions To Our Souls (VHHS)
10/05/2021 Dreamwork: Listening to Our Inner Guidance (VHHS)
10/06/2021 Creating an Autoimmune-Life Balance (VHHS)
10/12/2021 Self-Care for Graceful Aging (LHS)
10/13/2021 Caring for Seniors and Healthcare Resources (LHS)
10/13/2021 Feed Your Gut, Calm Your Mind: How Gut Health Impacts Mental Health Live Online
10/13/2021 Heartsaver - First Aid Basics (LHS)
10/13/2021 The Brave Way: Self Defense Training for Women and Girls (VHHS)
10/19/2021 You Don't Need to Live With Knee Pain (VHHS)

Special Interest

9/14/2021 - Fall Session Begins Civil Air Patrol Lake County Composite Squadron (LHS)
9/21/2021 Landscaping For Wildlife Live Online
9/29/2021 Marine Communication Systems (LHS)
10/01/2021 Illinois' Most Haunted Locations - The Scariest Places in the State Live Online
10/02/2021 Intermediate Kayaking (VHHS Pool)
10/05/2021 Crime Prevention, Personal Safety and Security Strategies (VHHS)
10/06/2021 Post Harvest Activities for a Productive Garden Next Year (VHHS)
10/06/2021 Wildflowers Live Online
10/06/2021 Vacation Inspiration for Seniors (VHHS)
10/07/2021 America's Boating Course (6 Sessions) (LHS)
10/08/2021 Wilderness First Responder Recertification with NOLS & REI (District Office)
10/09/2021 Advanced Kayak Rolling Workshop (VHHS Pool)
10/09/2021 Bees and Beekeeping Live Online
10/12/2021 Image and Wardrobe for Today’s Lifestyle Live Online
10/18/2021 The 1950’s: Elvis, Eisenhower, Lucy and So Much More (VHHS)
10/20/2021 Growing and Using Mushrooms (VHHS)
10/20/2021 Travel Apps Live Online


9/22/2021 Excel Formulas and Functions (VHHS)
9/27/2021 Fine Tuning your Laptop or Devices for Video Conferencing (VHHS)
9/28/2021 I Need Help With My Windows 10 Computer! For PC Users Live Online
9/29/2021 Excel Tables, Charts and Pivots (VHHS)
10/03/2021 Get Help Creating, Editing And Organizing Pictures, Files and Folders for PC Users Live Online

Understanding Browsers And Getting The Most Out Of Google And Searching The Web For Windows 10 PC Live Online

10/04/2021 Testing your Laptop or Devices for Online Live Online
10/06/2021 iPhone and iPad Advanced Tips and Tricks (VHHS)
10/06/2021 Excel Data Management, Validation, Stocks & Macros Live Online
10/11/2021 Your Online Image Live Online
10/13/2021 Rebates and Couponing Live Online
10/18/2021 Job Market Challenges in Hybrid Jobs Live Online


10/11 - 10/17/2021 Dallas/Ft. Worth, Waco & San Antonio, Texas
11/18/2021 Holiday Inn - Fireside Theatre
12/08 - 12/13/2021 American Legacy: Washington DC and Williamsburg
1/26 - 2/9/2022 St. Petersburg Florida Resort - More Info to follow
4/23 - 4/28/2022 Sensational Washington State
September 2022 Stunning Croatia!  More info to follow
May 2023 Castles, Flowers and Niagara Falls

Online Partnerships

Over 380 classes

Advanced Career Development

Instructor-led sessions begin 10/13 and 11/17/2021; Self-paced classes start anytime.

Here is a sample of a few courses available:

  • Certified Residential Interior Designer

  • Grant Writing

  • Information Security 

  • Digital Court Reporter

  • Technical Writing

Over 800 classes

Career and Personal Development

Instructor-led sessions be 10/13 and 11/17/2021; Self-paced classes start anytime.

Here is a sample of a few courses available:

  • Speed Spanish

  • Online Marketing Communications

  • Goal Setting and Workplace Efficiency

  • Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

  • Growing Plants for Fun and Profit



Professional Development (over 120 classes)

Sessions begin 10/4/2021.

Here is a sample of a few of the courses available: 

  • The Basics of Bookkeeping

  • Effective Copywriting

  • Introduction to SQL

  • Online Advertising

  • Google Analytics

  • WordPress



Click here to see a list of all          Fall 2021 classes.

The D128 Fall 2021 classes run

September 8 through December 16.