New Frontiers in Learning open house

Caroline Cline

You may have a desire to learn new things and meet new people! New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning, a peer-led, self-directed organization of over 300 members operating under the auspices of Mesa Community College, may be just what you are looking for. Opportunities for intellectual and cultural growth happen by joining interactive study groups about spirit guides, language play, Haiti, Tuscany, the national debt, TED talks (information given and discussed about the brain, consciousness, funny, healthcare, leadership, online videos, philanthropy and social change), dysfunction of the American political system, defining your legacy, music, book reviews and more. Social activities include luncheons, tours, traveling, plays, board and card games and concerts. Many members volunteer on the MCC campuses and in the community in many ways. An MCC student ID card gives members discounts on campus and in the community.

Classes meet on the MCC campuses at Southern Ave. and Dobson Rd. and McKellips Rd. and Power Rd., Mesa Active Adult Center at 247 N. Macdonald St. and Red Mountain Active Adult Center at 7550 E. Adobe Rd., and other locations in Mesa.

Before each spring and fall semester an Open House is held for learning about the organization and meeting the teachers and facilitators who are New Frontiers members. Some teachers may or may not be members. The next Open House will be on Friday, September 9 at the Downtown Center at 145 N. Centennial Way on the fourth floor of the building from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Park in the parking garage on the second and third levels only. An elevator and stairway lead to the fourth floor.

After paying $80 per year, a member can register for as many classes as their schedule will allow. A few classes that require materials will have fees collected in the class to cover the materials.

The Open House will be a time to join and pay the $80 after learning about the group. Registration for classes will take place starting on Tuesday, September 20 by computer only, if the fee is paid. For those who do not have computers or a friend with one, arrangements will be made. This will be explained at the Open House.

For more information visit the NFLL website at newfrontiers.mesacc.edu. For answers to additional questions email [email protected] If you want information by mail write to Mesa Community College, New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning, Office of Community Partnerships, 7110 E. McKellips Road, Room M222, Mesa, AZ 85207. A phone number to call is 480-461-7497.