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New Adventures In Learning

  Big January for New Adventures in Learning New Adventures, a lifelong-learning program in the Southeast Valley, marks several important events in the first month of 2019. To begin, on January 11 the group will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in the ballroom of SunBird Golf Resort. The event runs from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and…

New Adventures In Learning

Preparing for 20th anniversary Catherine Hammond On January 11, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., New Adventures, a lifelong learning program, will celebrate its 20th anniversary. “In 1998, a small group of Sun Lakes residents began working with Chandler-Gilbert Community College to establish a learning-in-retirement program for mature adults who shared a curiosity and desire…

Lifelong-Learning program offers fall classes

Catherine Hammond More than 80 classes are available this fall through New Adventures in Learning. All presenters are volunteers who have gathered their knowledge in a variety of ways. Some are retired experts who have been formally trained or have worked for a lifetime in a particular field. Others have a newer passion to explore…

NAILS program to feature acclaimed local author

Catherine Hammond This summer, New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong-learning program, presents a reading by Phoenix writer Andrea Avery. On July 12 at 10:00 a.m., the author will read from her memoir, Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano. The book chronicles Ms. Avery’s journey from promising classical pianist diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis…

Field trips for Lifelong Learning

  Catherine Hammond On February 22, 2018, New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong-learning program, took a field trip to tour Intel’s dSpace. This outing was one of four offered for the spring semester. According to Mary and Rick Kenny, the organizers, “Staff from Intel’s Chandler Boulevard facility provided a tour of dSpace, which is Intel’s…

Lifelong Learning Program offers spring classes

  Catherine Hammond New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong-learning program, offers a full roster of classes designed for active, older adults. Wayne Wright, president of the Governing Council, points out the convenience of the neighborhood program with its location at the corner of Riggs and Alma School Roads in Sun Lakes. “New Adventures is our…

Lifelong Learning program elects officers

Catherine Hammond New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong-learning program, elected officers for 2018 at its Annual Meeting of the Membership. Wayne Wright will continue as president for the next year. Bill Haskell, as president-elect, will become president in 2019. Lita Swanson, who has been secretary since 2011, will remain for the next two years. Les…

Bobbie Reed honored by her alma mater

Bobbie Reed was chosen as the 2017 Distinguished Alumna by her alma mater, Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. The award was presented on October 15 as part of the 50th reunion celebration for the Class of ’67. Bobbie graduated that year with a B.S. in Chemistry. She continued her education, earning a MS and…

Lifelong Learning – register now for spring

Catherine Hammond Registration for the upcoming semester of New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong learning program, begins in mid-December when registration packets go out to current members. Many new classes are coming, as well as are several past favorites. These include subjects from science or technology to recreational topics, along with a wide range of…

Volunteer for Lifelong Learning program

Sheila Contrabasso (left) and Ellen Peck (in green), along with a team of New Adventures’ volunteers, ready the registration packets for the 2017 Fall mailing in under an hour.

Catherine Hammond As an all-volunteer program, New Adventures in Learning depends on its members to plan and carry out every activity. There is a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Some activities may take only a few minutes. Others can require many hours of commitment over time. The presenters for dozens of classes are perhaps the…