New Adventures offers exciting fall line-up

Over 90 classes, discussion groups and trips are being offered this fall by New Adventures in Learning. Topics include history, science, politics, health, art, computers, culture, travel, crafts and many others.

Fall classes begin October 6 and are held at the Sun Lakes Center at 25105 South Alma School Road (northeast corner of Alma School and Riggs Roads across from the Sun Lakes Fire Station).

Descriptions of individual classes as well as additional information about New Adventures in Learning can also be found on the web site at or by calling 480-857-5500.

Join this group and enjoy classroom learning geared for retirees and adult learners.

Registration opens Wednesday, September 3.

To become a member, you may pick up a new-member packet at the Sun Lakes Center during working hours (Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). The packet contains membership information as well as registration materials for the upcoming semester.

New Adventures in Learning is an all-volunteer lifelong learning institute affiliated with Chandler-Gilbert Community College. It has nearly 500 members primarily from Sun Lakes, Chandler and other parts of the southeast valley. Classes and field trips are open only to members. Annual dues are $50. There is no additional per class fee, but some classes and trips involve expenses for materials or admission. Members are automatically enrolled as students in Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The college charges a $15 per semester fee for each semester that a student is enrolled in classes.

Classes for the fall are listed below:

Intro to Android Smartphone

Intro to the iPhone

Federal Constitution

Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged Objectivism

“What is Dementia, Anyway?”

Fair Tax

Presenters Choice Technology

Brighter Than a Thousand Suns

The Sociology of Humor

Protecting Your Brain from Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline

Meditation – Energy Based

Card Making

Play and Humor in Our Daily Lives

East Meets West – and Vice Versa – by Water


Why Homelessness?

“Your Legacy: Family, Church, Charity”

Preparing for Required Minimum Distributions

A Doctor’s Canadian Arctic Adventures

Life and Legend of Stonewall Jackson

Sherman’s March to the Sea

West Point During the Civil War

Geological Story of Our Valley

Role of Lithography in Moore’s Law

Science Wednesday – Political Polls

Science Wednesday – Nobel Prizes

Science Wednesday – Fed Up

10 Stress-Busting Tips for Happier Holidays

From the Great War to No War to the Just War: Reel to Real

Evolution of Life Insurance for Retirees

Financial Instruments to Watch Out For

Let’s Play Medicare Jeopardy

Beneficiary Book

Oh My! The Process Server is at the Door

Benefits and Beauties of Eating Gluten-Free

Arizona Staycations – Expanded

Election 2014- How’s it Shaping Up?

Election 2014- The Home Stretch

Election 2014- Aftermath and Outlook

Practical Wisdom for Senior Life

Making Sense of Medicare

Making Sense of Social Security

“Current Crisis in ASEAN Nations – a Historical, Political, Economic and Cultural Analysis”

“Salvador Dali, Surrealist”

French Impressionism

19 Smart Ways to Plan Your Estate and Avoid Court

“Understanding the Universe Part 3: The Early Years, Just After the Big Bang”

Inside Intel

“Buddhism through its Changing Art: Then, Now and Tomorrow”

“Met Opera Production, Live in HD: Carmen, by Georges Bizet”

The Orphan Trains: “Out Placing” the Street Children 1852-1930

The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction

Introduction to Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg – Follow-up to the Introduction

Things Nobody Tells You When You Age

Caregiving 202

Estate Planning Done Right

Preparing for Your Tax Return

“Fire from the Yucca Plant, Native American Skills”

Achieving Long Life through Healthy Life Style Changes

Ping Pong Diplomacy

A look Inside Biosphere Two

Who Owns Garbage? The Joy of Vermicomposting

Perspectives on the Ancient Mayan Civilization

Reincarnation – The Story of Our Soul

Looking Great and Feeling Great

Motivate “U”: Unlock Hidden Treasurers

Roundtables (discussion groups)

Civil War Prisoner of War Camps

Reading Group

Do You Love Your Crockpot?

Living Graciously with a Heart of Gratitude

Living Healthy with Power Naps in 30 Minutes a Day

Let’s Go Exploring

What is Art?

“If You Could Ask Edgar Cayce, What Might It Be?”

Ask the Naturopathic Expert

Meet My Friend from India

Computer Lab courses

Are You Ready?

Introduction to Windows 7

Field Trips

Musical Instrument Museum

Out to Lunch