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 www.newadventures.info 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
Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged Objectivism
“What is Dementia, Anyway?”
Presenters Choice Technology
Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
The Sociology of Humor
Protecting Your Brain from Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline
Meditation – Energy Based
Play and Humor in Our Daily Lives
East Meets West – and Vice Versa – by Water
“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
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”
19 Smart Ways to Plan Your Estate and Avoid Court
“Understanding the Universe Part 3: The Early Years, Just After the Big Bang”
“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
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
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
Musical Instrument Museum
Out to Lunch