With more than 60 classes, discussion groups and trips being offered this spring by New Adventures in Learning, there’s something for everyone! Topics include history, science, politics, health, art, computers, culture, literature, travel, crafts and more.
Join New Adventures to enjoy classroom learning geared specifically for retirees and adult learners. Spring registration opens Monday, January 5, 2015. Classes begin February 2 and are held at the Sun Lakes Center at 25105 S. Alma School Rd. (northeast corner of Alma School and Riggs Roads across from the Sun Lakes Fire station).
Most classes meet once or twice, some meet multiple times. Descriptions of individual classes as well as additional information about New Adventures in Learning can be found on the website at www.newadventures.info or by calling 480-857-5500.
To become a member, you may pick up a new-member packet at the Sun Lakes Center during working hours (Monday-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 spring are listed below:
Basic Tax Planning or Retirement
Your Basic Estate Planning Needs
Agnosia: A Brain’s Eye View of Knowledge
Atheism and Religion
Adventures and Encounters with the Rich and Poor
Nerves, Brains and Consciousness
Our Quantum Selves
Humor: Its Presentation and Reception
Secrets of Television Drama Revealed
What Do We Know and Not Know About Our Brains?
Sherman’s March to the Sea, Part 2
Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Images of the Universe
Making Sense of Medicare
Making Sense of Social Security
Science Wednesday – Fed Up
The Growing Gap between the Rich and the Rest
How to Manage the Desert Landscape
Southwestern Arizona Staycations
Don’t Call SRP! Harness and Renew Your Own Personal Energy
Just Say No to Stress!
Helping Families Cope with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
“What Part of Illegal Don’t You Understand?” U.S. Immigration System Overview and Current Events
Things Nobody Tells You When You Age
Care giving 202
New York, New York – It’s a Wonderful Town!
An American Tragedy: Bisbee 1917
Challenges Facing the European Union Today
Achieving Long Life Through Healthy Life style changes
1989: The Year that Changed Our World
Traitor to his Class: The Life and Career of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Estate Planning Done Right!
Protecting your Brain from Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline
Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo were not Ninja Turtles
Salvador Dali, Surrealist
Ancient Peruvian Civilizations
Care for the Caregiver
AD/HD 101 for Grandparents
Personalized Hair Care
A History of Arizona
Declutter Your Life: Where and How to Start
Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and Objectivism
The Heard Museum Guild Presents…
Introduction to the Android Smart Phone
Introduction to the iPhone
Roundtable: Welcome to New Adventures in Learning
Roundtable: Let’s Go Exploring!
Roundtable: The World of Edgar Allan Poe
Roundtable: The Real Food Challenge
Roundtable: Grabbing the Gold Ring—Salinger, Updike and the New Yorker Short Story
Roundtable: Meet My Friend – Native Arizonan Leo Recker
Roundtable: Wellness Awareness-Better Choices, Better Health
Roundtable: Arizona Staycations
Have It Ready – how to place medical history on flash drive for emergencies
Have It Ready – how to place medical history on flash drive for emergencies.
Phoenix Police Museum Tour
Out-to-Lunch Field Trip