Lake Land College Grant Writing 102 Course @ Workforce Development Center, room 101
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Lake Land College Center for Business & Industry is offering a Grant Writing 102 course that will focus on nonprofit and local government grant research.

The course will dive deep into the topic of grant research and will include the use and orientation of a grant research database. Participants will create a research plan based on their nonprofit’s characteristics and research grant opportunities for a project at their organization. Participants are encouraged to have a strong understanding of their organization’s service population, primary programs and future expansion plans, if applicable.

The class will be taught by Fielding Jezreel who has worked in the grants field since 2013. She is Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and has raised more than $15 million for nonprofits.

The Grant Writing 102 course will meet on Monday, April 15 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The class will be held at the Workforce Development Center, room 101 at 305 Richmond Ave. East, Mattoon. The cost is $199 and lunch will be provided.

For more information contact Professional Development Support Jackie Wake at 217-234-5087 or jwake@lakelandcollege.edu. Register at lakelandcollege.edu/learn.

Create Your Own… @ LifeSpan Center
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Business After Hours @ Land of Lincoln Credit Union
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
East Central Harmony Chorus to hold concert at Lake Land College @ Lake Land College Theater
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm

The East Central Harmony Chorus, local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is set to take the Lake Land College Theater stage Thursday, April 18 beginning at 7 p.m.

Barbershop harmony, a style of a cappella, will be showcasing a 20 minute program featuring a variety of songs. Following the performance, all audience members are encouraged to stay and learn a selected barbershop song and harmonize with the chorus.

“Each song will be a surprise to the audience. We are really looking forward to doing this show,” Becky McDuffee, musical director, said.

Sweet Adelines is an international organization of women singers dedicated to the education and performance of the barbershop harmony musical art form. As one of the largest singing organizations for women, Sweet Adelines is made up of more than 20,000 members that span five continents.

For more information contact McDuffee at 217-714-4520 or becky.mcduffee@gmail.com.

Easter Egg Hunt @ LifeSpan Center
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm
Lake Land College offers a Painting with Oils or Acrylics Class @ Kluthe Center
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lake Land College is offering a Painting with Oils or Acrylics class at the Kluthe Center in Effingham. The six-session class will be on Wednesdays beginning April 24 through May and will meet from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The class will be taught by Vera Keplar who has a master’s degree in art from Eastern Illinois University and has taught art at K-12 and adult level for many years. In addition, Vera has been a judge for several art competitions.

 Beginner and experienced artists are all welcome to attend. Students will paint on canvas using oil or acrylic paints and will be able to choose their own subject matter. Students will need to bring their own paint supplies. The supply list includes: basic colors of oil or acrylic tubes of paint, variety of sizes of oil or acrylic paint brushes and 16” x 20” minimum size canvas panels or stretch panels. The cost is $40 for the class.

To register, go to https://www.lakelandcollege.edu/learn. Drop date for a refund is five business days prior to the class. For more information, contact Jackie Wake, professional development support at 217-234-5087 or email jwake@lakelandcollege.edu.

Archaeologist to present area research at Lake Land College @ Lake Land College Theate
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Area archaeologist Dr. B. Jacob Skousen is set to present A Walk Through the Pre-Columbian History of Southeastern Illinois on Thursday, April 25 from 7-9 p.m. at the Lake Land College Theater.

“We know relatively little about the distant past in southeastern Illinois. The limited available archaeological evidence indicates that this region was inhabited for the last 10,000 years and has a dynamic and complex history,” Skousen said.

Skousen will discuss the results of his current research at the Otter Pond site, located along the Embarras River which dates to roughly 1100 to 1500 C.E. This site was the largest town in the region and may have been built to mimic the city of Cahokia, located nearly 150 miles away.

The public is welcome to attend the free event.

For more information contact Skousen at bskousen@illinois.edu.

Healthy Kids Day® @ Lytle Park and Pool
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We are excited to announce we’re hosting the Lytle Park Tri! This event is a sprint triathlon with a 300 meter swim, 12.5 mile bike ride, and 3.1 mile run. Register as an individual or as a team. All stages of this race will start and finish at Lytle Park. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age/gender division, For more information, please visit www.mattoonymca.org.
When: Sunday, June 9, 8:30 am
Where:  Lytle Park and Pool                                                                             
Fee: $55 for individual, $120 for a team                                                             
Day of registration: $65 for individual, $130 for a team
Lake Land College to hold Health CareeRX college fair @ Lake Land College, Neal Hall
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Potential students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field are welcome to explore career options at the Health CareeRX college fair on Monday, April 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Lake Land College, Neal Hall.

Area health care professionals from several colleges and businesses will discuss their health career programs and hiring practices. Tours of the Lake Land College nursing lab will also be provided.

Colleges currently scheduled to attend include Danville Area Community College, Eastern Illinois University, Eureka College, Indiana State University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Iowa Wesleyan, Lake Land College, Lakeview College of Nursing, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale – School of Medicine, University of Illinois Springfield, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville – School of Pharmacy. More colleges and universities are anticipated to attend.

The college fair is coordinated through the Health CareeRX Club partnership. Health CareeRX is a student club organized for high school students interested in pursuing a career in health care, which is supported by the Area Health Education Centers organization, Carle Foundation Hospital, Sara Bush Lincoln Hospital, Eastern Illinois Education for Employment Systems, Eastern Illinois University, Lake Land College and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

All interested high school and college students, parents and general public are welcome to attend. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

For more information email CareeRX at healthcareerx@gmail.com.

Races for all Paces @ EIU, O’Brien Stadium
May 11 @ 7:50 am

Races for all Paces

May 11, 2019

EIU, O’Brien Stadium, Charleston


We have an event for everyone and every skill level. We begin with the Half Marathon at 7 a.m., the 10K Individual at 7:50 a.m., the 5K Times Run/Walk steps off at 8:15 a.m., followed by the 1 Mile Run Run/Walk at 9:30 a.m. The little ones can get in the fun by participating in the Toddler Trot or the Diaper Dash at 10:15 a.m. There are inflatables, music, and lots of other fun activities at the start/finish line.


Prices vary for free for toddlers to $45 for half marathon. Prices increase with day of registration.


For more information, contact Laura Bollan, lbollan@sblhs.org; 217 345-6828.