Lourdes’ Lifelong Learning program begins 2013 season

Posted Aug 7th, 2013 by Heather Hoffman  Category: Community Interest


?For years, scientists and health care professionals have said that the key to longevity is to continue learning. Through Lourdes University’s Lifelong Learning program, area residents can learn in a fun, and engaging atmosphere. This year’s program begins with the following special events:

Wednesday, August 7 – Wine & Shakespeare
Travel by bus to the Sandhill Crane Vineyards for lunch and a wine tasting, and then head to the Potter Center at Jackson Community College to enjoy the Michigan Shakespeare Festival production of Twelfth Night.

Located in Jackson, Michigan, the vineyard is family owned and operated and uses only the finest local produce for its handcrafted wines. Sandhill Crane is currently the only vineyard in SE Michigan to be verified under the Farm*A*Syst program for excellent environmental stewardship and makes several wines that benefit local nonprofit organizations.

One of the most lively and musical of all of Shakespeare’s comedies, Twelfth Night features all of the great devices of the time: shipwrecks, mistaken identities, witty and silly fools, twins, gender disguises, and romance. Directed by Janice L. Blixt. $80/96 non-members

Friday, August 16 – Fall Lifelong Learning kick-off
Enjoy great food, music by K100’s Harvey Steele, a lecture from the Toledo Blade’s retired outdoors editor Steve Pollick, a talk on animals/pets by representatives of The Animal Behavior Center, and a mock-Antiques Roadshow hosted by Ancestor House Antiques owner Ted Powers. The kick-off will run from 10 a.m. to 2 the Franciscan Center, and is free for members and first time visitors of the program.

?To register for either event, please call Interim Lifelong Learning Coordinator Lynda Hoffman at 419-824-3707.

?Lifelong Learning is an exciting educational program at Lourdes University. Open to all interested men and women, the only requirement for participation is an interest in ongoing learning. Lifelong Learning participants enjoy classes on a wide variety of academic subjects, educational field trips, and monthly meetings featuring guest speakers. All activities are open to both members and non-members. For more information on becoming a member of Lourdes University’s Lifelong Learning program, visit
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