Default Banner

News & Events

Learn How to Have More Fun at Waubonsee This Fall

Cake decorating and handcrafted candies will be on the itinerary on Oct. 1 at PME School of Cake Decorating and Confectionary Art in Aurora.

Sugar Grove - You can become an expert in almost anything this fall with Waubonsee Community College’s Community Education lineup. The college’s Unique Local Experiences program includes cocktail mixology, confections, self-hypnosis, facials, and jewelry making.

The schedule kicks off Sept. 25 with a sold-out Hawaiian style psychic intuitive gathering, where metaphysics expert Jana Drake will teach students how to do their own readings using Huna token casting kits and etched glass talismans.

If cocktails are more your speed, then you can hang out with classically trained bartender Michael Olesen for “Craft Your Own Cocktails.” The event takes place at Stockholm’s restaurant and brewery in Geneva, and will include an introduction of basic bar techniques, terminology and trends. Spirits, mixes and juicers are provided. The event is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27, and tickets are $69 per person.

Cake decorating and handcrafted candies are in store for “Have a Girls Night Out!” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 at PME School of Cake Decorating and Confectionary Art in Aurora. Participants will enjoy wine while watching demonstrations of sugar paste-fondant, butter cream frosting and confectioners’ chocolate preparation. Participants will learn how to decorate cupcakes, candy and other small treats. Tickets are $49.

If losing weight, quitting smoking, achieving goals or anything else that might need a bit of extra mental power is on your to-do list this year, Waubonsee is offering a unique opportunity to learn self-hypnosis with popular stage magician and hypnotist Brian Imbus. For more than 20 years, he has been helping people learn how to use self-hypnosis in their everyday lives. The event takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Sugar Grove Campus. Tickets are $49.

Skin care is what’s on the menu from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 17, when participants will learn how to prepare customized facials using natural foods including milk, yogurt, eggs, berries, lemons, avocados and more. Participants will learn how to mix their own purifying facials at home. The event takes place at The Skin You’re In, Aurora, and tickets are $29.

If bling is more your thing, a “Happy Hour Jewelry Making Party” takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 at K. Hollis Jewelers in Batavia. Expert jeweler Karen Hollis will help participants handcraft a bracelet. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be offered. Tickets for the event are $59.

Waubonsee’s Community Education program offers personal enrichment courses, trips and tours, the Lifelong Learning Institute, special events, youth programs, community theater, and more. Information about these can be found at To purchase tickets for these Unique Experiences, visit

Related Links