Keep your curiosity alive

Mary Kenny recently welcomed New Adventures in Learning’s newest members to the lifelong learning program.

Mary Kenny recently welcomed New Adventures in Learning’s newest members to the lifelong learning program.

Mary Lombardi Kenny

Don’t let your curiosity go into retirement with you! Now is the perfect time to discover new interests and explore new ideas. And our friends and neighbors who are among the 500 members of New Adventures in Learning know that this adult lifelong learning program offers fun, challenging and exciting classes three semesters a year to keep us all ‘growing and knowing’ strong.

At a recent orientation event for its newest members, the leadership of New Adventures, an all-volunteer organization, gave participants a sneak preview of the spring 2015 semester. But now everyone can check out the details of more than 60 classes being offered starting in February. To take a look at the complete spring 2015 curriculum online, go to

The new semester offers a chance to explore new areas of study or freshen up on favorite topics. Classes are in a variety of formats—lectures, roundtable discussions and field trips—to satisfy everyone’s curiosity to learn. All courses are non-credit, with some meeting only one time and others meeting weekly for a few or several weeks.

Here’s just a sample of what’s coming this spring:

The Hopi

Adventures and Encounters with the Rich and Poor

Things Nobody Tells You When You Age

An American Tragedy: Bisbee 1917

1989: The Year that Changed Our World

Einstein’s Legacy

Traitor to His Class: The Life and Career of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Protecting Your Brain from Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline

Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo were not Ninja Turtles

Pruning 101

The History of Arizona

Ancient Peruvian Civilizations

Spring registration begins on Monday, January 5 and classes begin on Monday, February 2. To receive a complete registration packet, which includes a printed curriculum guide and membership information, stop by the Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Sun Lakes Center, 25105 S. Alma School Road (northeast corner of Alma School and Riggs Roads) or call the Center at 480-857-5500 to have a packet mailed to you.

New Adventures is a membership organization ($50 per year) that is open to anyone interested in taking advantage of this challenging and rewarding educational opportunity right in our own backyard! Join in the fun of learning because curiosity never retires!