Academy of Lifelong Learning to mark 25th anniversary at Winter Celebration Jan. 26

Academy of Lifelong LearningThe Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) will observe its 25th anniversary at the ALL Winter Celebration on Friday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center. Guests may attend the free event, which includes lunch, entertainment and cruise-themed activities. Register by calling 217-786-2477 by Tuesday, Jan. 23.

ALL offers educational adventures to individuals 50 and older. Currently ALL has more than 400 members and is accepting new ones. Classes and activities are planned and presented by members who enjoy meeting interesting friends, sharing ideas, exploring topics of interest, learning from one another and having fun.

ALL was formed in 1992 under the sponsorship of LLCC. The following year, ALL was chartered as part of the national Elderhostel (now Road Scholar) Institute Network. It was the first such organization chartered in the state of Illinois for seniors who would determine for themselves what they wanted to learn. The continuity of ALL over 25 years is a testament to that early recognition of the power of continued pursuit of knowledge by adults as they age.

More information on the LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning is available at www.llcc.edu/academy-lifelong-learning.

LLCC Community Education offers midday yoga

Use your lunch hour as a time to unwind and reset your mind. Yoga is proven to benefit mental and physical health. Practice physical postures that stretch and open the body. This course is designed to accommodate the needs of beginning yoga students as well as experienced practitioners. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. There is a course limit of 20 participants, so sign up as soon as possible. Register for one or both sections!

Course: Midday Yoga
Instructor: Lissa Overbey

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 31–Mar. 7, 2018
Times: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: Trutter Center
Fee: $65
Course Code: CEW 802-02

Dates: Wednesdays, Mar. 21–Apr. 25, 2018
Times: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: Trutter Center
Fee: $65
Course Code: CEW 802-03

Community education teaching proposals due today

LLCC Community Education is seeking highly motivated faculty, staff and community members who are interested in teaching topics of personal interest, current trends and/or subject expertise. Please submit your summer/fall 2018 course proposals by today, Nov. 17, 2017 at http://www.llcc.edu/teaching-proposal.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a community education instructor, please consider the following applicant criteria:

  • Possess knowledge and skill in proposed subject area.
  • Have passion and desire to share proposed topic with others.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and/or have teaching experience.

For additional information, email Laurel.Bretz@llcc.edu or call 786-2430.

Submit community education teaching proposals by Friday

LLCC Community Education is seeking highly motivated faculty, staff and community members who are interested in teaching topics of personal interest, current trends and/or subject expertise. Please submit your summer/fall 2018 course proposals by Nov. 17, 2017 at http://www.llcc.edu/teaching-proposal.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a community education instructor, please consider the following applicant criteria:

  • Possess knowledge and skill in proposed subject area.
  • Have passion and desire to share proposed topic with others.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and/or have teaching experience.

For additional information, email Laurel.Bretz@llcc.edu or call 786-2430.

Submit community education teaching proposals

LLCC Community Education is seeking highly motivated faculty, staff and community members who are interested in teaching topics of personal interest, current trends and/or subject expertise.

Please submit your summer/fall 2018 course proposals by Nov. 17, 2017 at http://www.llcc.edu/teaching-proposal.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a community education instructor, please consider the following applicant criteria:

  • Possess knowledge and skill in proposed subject area.
  • Have passion and desire to share proposed topic with others.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and/or have teaching experience.

For additional information, email Laurel.Bretz@llcc.edu or call 786-2430.

Free LGBTQ community workshop Nov. 8

A free community workshop will be held at LLCC in the Trutter Center on Nov. 8. It is open to anyone interested in learning more about LGBTQ issues. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to join the Phoenix Center for this training. Continuing education credits are available for various health professionals. Get more details on the workshop here: LGBTQ: What You Need to Know.

ALL to hold annual Chilli Supper Sunday, Sept. 10

LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning will hold its annual Chilli Supper Sunday, Sept. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Temple B’rith Sholom Social Hall, 1004 S. 4th St., Springfield. The public is invited to attend. The cost is $7 per person and free for youth ages 8 and under.

The supper will feature chilli made by Les Eastep, well-known Springfield chilli chef and cook-off judge. Also on the menu are hot dogs, chilli dogs, beverages and desserts, with carryout available.

The event will include a book and puzzle exchange along with exhibits about Academy of Lifelong Learning programs and activities. New this year is a trivia contest at 2 p.m. Teams of 10 can participate at $10 per person. The winning team will receive a $150 prize.

For more information or to reserve a trivia table, contact Community Education at 786.2432.

College for Kids in July

The traditional sessions of College for Kids start on Monday, July 10. It is the first of three unique week-long enrichment programs occurring July 10-13, July 17-20 and July 24-27 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Students who have completed grades K-8 will be on campus taking courses such as LEGO Engineers, Candy Chemistry, Rocketry, Anime Japanese, and Dragon Genetics!

Free LGBT workshop at LLCC April 25

This free community workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about LGBT issues.  Students, faculty and staff are welcome to join the Phoenix Center for this this training. Continuing education credits are available for various health professionals. See more information here: LGBT workshop