Tag: New Adventures in Learning

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…

NAIL streamlines payment process

Catherine Hammond Beginning in August, New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong-learning program, simplifies its payment process. Now one check will cover both renewal of annual dues for New Adventures and the fall administration fee for Chandler-Gilbert Community College. This is a significant change for the organization. According to Bobbie Reed, registration chair, “In years past,…

NAIL to feature 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…

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.…

LifeLong Learning – register now for spring semester

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 a 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…

Lifelong Learning – become a presenter

Bill Gates is a frequent presenter for New Adventures in Learning.

Catherine Hammond New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong learning program, is always looking for new presenters. Classes are presented by volunteers who are members of the group or are from the community at large. Presenters may be retired experts in the field or others who have an interest in their topic. Some presenters have a…

LifeLong Learning Register Now For Fall Semester

Catherine Hammond Registration for the upcoming semester of New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong learning program, has already begun. Nearly 100 offerings provide information on a wide range of topics including history and culture, health and aging and understanding technology. Three programs focus on learning about Native American culture. Another investigates the city of Chandler’s…

Lifelong Learning program offers Speakers Bureau

Tony Contrabasso (left) and Wayne Wright (right) share information about the Speakers Bureau for New Adventures in Learning.

Catherine Hammond New Adventures in Learning provides programs to local organizations and clubs about lifelong learning opportunities in the Southeast Valley. The Speakers Bureau, led by Tony Contrabasso with the participation of Joan Frank and Sharon Felts, can bring a presentation to any interested group. The talk, along with handouts, will share information about current…