Get a taste of spring with our April cooking classes



2 piles of floured homemade pastaThere’s definitely the taste of spring in the April cooking classes at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. Unless noted, the hands-on classes are held at the college’s West Davenport Center, 2950 N. Fairmount St, from 6 - 9 p.m. and cost $49 each.

Spring Homemade Pasta prepares pasta with spring garden fresh vegetables and primavera. Class will be held April 12, course number 194162.

Sweeten Up Spring with Sugar Cookies is a night of cookie baking and decorating. Students will leave with a dozen bakery-quality sugar cookies in a variety of spring designs and a recipe of dough to cut out, bake and decorate at home. Class will be held April 18, course number 194450. Note: This class will be held at DeWitt High School, 519 E. 11th Street, DeWitt, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Homemade Ice Cream & Toppings are among the best tastes in the world on a warm day. Participants will make toppings to take home to family and friends. Class will be held April 19, course number 194169.

Real High Tea prepares the traditional dishes comprising a true high tea. Class will be held April 24, course number 194488.

Chickens in Your Backyard covers everything the urban chicken farmer wants to know about raising chickens including selection, ordering and preparation. Students will be handling both chicks and mature hens so dress appropriately. Two sections of this class are scheduled, both at the Butterworth Center, 201 12th Avenue, Moline. The first section is April 26, course number 194133, and the second on April 30, course number 194384. Cost for these classes is just $29 each.

Cast Iron Cookery begins with seasoning pans and then preparing an oven chicken and peach cobbler. Students are invited to bring their cast iron pan that needs seasoning to class. Class will be held April 30, course number 194485.

For more information about any of the college’s cooking classes go to or to register call the college’s Registration Center at 563-441-4100 or 1-888-336-3907.