World War II talks on Veterans Day

LISD-TV will be airing a series of World War II talks on Veterans Day.  You will hear the stories of Andrew Engardio and his brothers. All three served in Europe during the war in various roles. Also, Frank Dick will tell about his path from an eighteen year old recruit to becoming a mortar specialist and getting wounded in action. Bob Frieligh recounts the battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines and his time as a fighter pilot in the South Pacific. Lastly viewers will receive a totally different experience as they hear the story of Gunther Lengnick, a German child living in Lithuania. Get wrapped up in the story of a family’s flee from the advancing Soviet Red Army, and their journey to get to the free side of Germany before the end of the war. Tune in throughout the day, November 11,  to learn more about the greatest generation, and how our country prevailed in World War Two.   Tune into Channel 22 on Comcast and D&P Communications
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Lifelong Learning – Fall 2014

It is a well-known fact that those who challenge their mind in later life have higher brain function than those who don’t. Completing crossword puzzles, exercising, playing Othello and reading are good ways to keep the brain “fit”, but those wanting more should consider enrolling in one or more Life Long Learning Class. Now beginning its fifth semester, Lenawee Lifelong Learning offers college quality classes every spring and fall. Although most classes are located at the Weber Center on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, this semester, a couple of classes will be offered at other locations, including “Tea Time on Tuesday”. That class offers participants an opportunity to enjoy a tea-rrific time at Governor Croswell Tea Room learning all about tea.
Course evaluations from past semesters confirm that participants have been very pleased with the quality of the classes and indicate that interest is high for the 2014 fall semester. Courses are taught by highly qualified volunteer instructors with most having taught at the college level. Last spring, class participation increased dramatically and the same is expected this fall as the quality of the classes offered by Lenawee Life Long Learning becomes more widely known.   
Lenawee Life Long Learning has not set an age limit, but is intended for older adults/retirees and is priced very affordably! There is a one-time lifetime membership fee of $25. After that, the first course of the semester is $30, the second is $10 and additional classes are free. The Lenawee Life Long Learning committee consists of dedicated volunteers with a wide range of backgrounds committed to improving quality of life through learning.
A wide variety of fall classes will be offered beginning on Tuesday, October 7th and running once a week for four weeks. Classes range from “Ancient Healing in the Modern World” and “The Language of Film” to “The Animals Among Us” and “Wine Making & Appreciation”. Also, this semester Pat Bogusz will teach Art3. This class provides an opportunity to experience the art of paper folding, ink and wash techniques and drawing realistic portraits. Absolutely no experience is required!
There is no deadline for registration, but it is a good idea to register as soon as possible by calling 263-3139 in order to ensure securing a seat in your preferred class. For a full list of the eleven (11) courses being offered this fall, visit lenaweelifelonglearning.org. or see the list in print at any senior center in Lenawee County.   

2014 Fall Semester

We are very pleased to announce that our 2014 Fall Semester will be bigger and better than ever, featuring eleven (11) courses in October!

Most courses will again be held at Weber Center, on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Please note one change from previous semesters. This fall we will hold classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, rather than our normal Wednesday – Thursday schedule. The dates are as follows:

Tuesday, October 7, 14, 21 and 28

Wednesday, October 8, 15, 22, and 29

Although we are putting the finishing touches on the courses, we wanted to let you know of our change and have you Save the Dates for more stimulating and informative courses this fall. Full course descriptions and registration materials will be sent to you in the near future.

Best wishes for a relaxing summer. See you in October!

Lenawee Lifelong Learning