To avoid disappointing all the kids who look forward to Kids College every summer, State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce is offering one-hour online Zoom sessions instead of on-ground because of the current pandemic. 

Four classes will be held June 22 through June 25 for grades 4-10. The courses combine fun with learning that enhances personal growth and knowledge in a variety of subjects.  Each class costs $39 per student, and space is limited.

Mythology will meet online from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. to explore Greek mythology characters such as Perseus, Athena, Hermes, Persephone, Hades, Zeus, Midas, and more. Students will engage in a Reader’s Theatre and create an interactive notebook. Kelly Glassmaker is the instructor.

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking will meet online from 10 to 11 a.m. for students who want to learn how to “talk” with their hands and “listen” with their eyes. Signing is an important conversational life skill that can be learned at any age. The class offers a variety of activities to introduce and teach sign language basics. Marsha Campe is the instructor.

Kitchen Chemistry will meet online from 1 to 2 p.m. and explores the science of heating, freezing, mixing and blending ingredients. Students will experiment with mixtures and solutions, examine physical and chemical changes, and hopefully, enjoy eating their fun kitchen experiments. Kelly Glassmaker is the instructor.

Creative Hand Lettering will meet online from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Students will learn the art of calligraphy and lettering styles and techniques. Different art media will be used to create beautiful letters, words and phrases. Students will learn about bounce lettering, mixing fonts, curling, block lettering and more. Bethany Warstadt is the instructor

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early enrollment is advised; classes without minimum enrollment one week prior to start date may be canceled.

For more information or to register online, visit, call (660) 530-5822 or email

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