We are working hard at the Center for Lifelong Learning. Catalogs just went out and we are busy getting the courses in the registration system and contracts to instructors. This catalog is a blend of summer fun and new opportunities.
We have already talked about the summer camps that are available in Athens and Decatur for local children. Kids can paint, act, learn to be great babysitters or learn to play an instrument.
For adults we have a mix of Lunch and Learn programs. We are bringing back our Caring for Older Adults Series. The first class talks about the difference between a Power of Attorney and Guardianship. Judge Charles Woodruff will explore when to use each one and how to choose which one will be best for your situation. Class is scheduled Monday, May 20, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please reserve your space. Fee is $10/person which includes your lunch.
The second class in the series will discuss the value of Advanced Life Planning. It is never too early to talk about your final wishes. Judge Mike Davis will explain the benefits of advanced planning. Class is scheduled Monday, June 3, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please reserve your space. Fee is $10/person which includes your lunch.
A new Lunch and Learn series will focus on Spies, Treason, and Treachery in World War II. John Davis will be joining the Center for Lifelong Learning teaching staff. His expertise is military intelligence. His first presentation will assess how we as a nation have fared in our “War on Terror.” Reconsidering the “War on Terror” 12 years after 9/11 will be presented on Monday, May 13, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. This class is free. Bring your lunch or buy a snack at the Under Grounds Coffee Shop at the Center.
Davis’ second presentation is The Resistance Behind German Lines in World War II. He will discuss Britian’s Special Operations Executive (SOE). This class is Monday, May 20, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. This class is free. Bring your lunch or buy a snack at the Under Grounds Coffee Shop.
Dr. Charles Roberts will discuss the activities of high-ranking military intelligence officers prior to and during WWII in another Lunch and Learn offered this summer. His presentation, “Would You Call This Treason,” is offered Monday, June 3 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. This class is also free.
Dr. Tom Pieplow will discuss the ethics of decisions made by Britain’s Secret Service. Exit Reinhard Heydrich will review the actions of Britain and her allies as they prepared for war. This class is offered Monday, June 10, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. This class is free.
This summer also includes Painting classes, Cyber Security for the Home, Computers for Seniors, Introduction to the iPad, Infinity Knitting Workshop, Blacksmithing, and Swing Dance.
You can find information about these classes and more on our website – athens.edu/CLL – or you can call us at 256-233-8260.
By: Wanda Campbell