It is that time of year again, an exciting one, when both children and adults are headed back to school. At the Center for Lifelong Learning, it is back to school time also. We just put out our Fall Catalogue, and it is filled with new learning opportunities: Kudzu Chronicles: A Southern Writers’ Event at Art on the Square is this week-end. Friday, September 7 at 6:00 pm several authors will be available to talk with participants and sign books. There will also be a silent Auction for several other books signed by Southern writers. The fee is only $20. Then on Saturday, September 8, from 9:30 to 2:30, there will be panels to discuss writing, publishing, researching and more. And several featured authors will discuss their newest books. The entire event on Saturday is free to the public. You can register online. Or call 256-233-8260. This is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. During the next year, the Center will be sponsoring several trips to the sites of battles. Dr. Ron Fritze will be giving the history lessons and describing the events that led to the battlegrounds that will be toured. Thursday, September 13, he will begin the series with the Battle of Farmington. Then on Sunday, September 16, the Center will be sponsoring a trip to Farmington/Corinth, Mississippi for a reenactment of the Battles. This fall, we are offering a new category of classes in Business. Whether you need to write your resume or you need to study for a certificate program to get a job, we have several offerings for you. The newest certificate program at the Center is the ServSafe Food Manager Safety Certificate. If you are working in the food service industry the Food Safety Certificate is now the law in Alabama. Classes and the exam are offered October 13 and December 17-18. Check out the web site for more information or call 256-233-8260 . Also new this Fall are several classes in the category of Learning For Life/ Just For Parents. Whether you want to know how to deal with ADHD, Oppositional Defiance or are thinking about adoption, there is a class for you. Information about these classes is our website, or you can call 256-233-8260. If you did not get the catalog, go to the website, athens.edu/CLL, or call 256-233-8260 and we will send you one. If you can’t find what you are looking for, you can always call the Center. We are always looking for class ideas and teachers.
By: Wanda Campbell

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