Tag: New Adventures in Learning

Add Sizzle to Your Lazy Days of Summer!

Gene Lariviere's upcoming class is based on The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.

Mary Kenny The long days of summer are great for lounging about, reading a good book, hanging out at the pool, and leaving routine and chores behind. It is also the perfect time to learn something new, whether you remain here in the neighborhood or spend summers elsewhere. New Adventures in Learning (NA) continues to…

NAIL: Looking Forward to Interesting Times Ahead

New Adventures President-elect Rob Truman will present Free and Open-Source Software to members via Zoom in April.

Mary Kenny While 2020 was a very difficult year for most of us, 2021 holds great promise. The coming months offer us opportunities to connect with each other and challenge ourselves with new adventures. New Adventures in Learning (NA) is also exploring how to enhance the NA experience for our members during the coming months.…

NAIL: 60 Classes to Take at Home

Betsy Dyson's upcoming class helps adults over 50 regain and maintain fitness.

Mary Kenny Staying interested in new ideas or just engaging with others can be a challenge in the best of times, but with the pandemic keeping most of us at home more hours than we like, there’s a way to enjoy learning that is safe and fun. New Adventures in Learning is offering its spring…

Never Too Old to Learn Something New

Bobbie Reed will address viruses, immunity, and vaccines in her March class, by the same name, for New Adventures.

Mary Kenny Are you curious? Are you intrigued by new activities? Do you ponder, wonder, muse about life? If you feel that knowing about the world enriches your life, then a New Adventures (NA) in Learning membership is perfect for you! New Adventures, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Chandler-Gilbert Community College, is a lifelong…

New Adventures Offers Its Spring Semester

'Safe and Secure Online - Seniors Edition' will be presented by Frank Bertola in February.

Mary Kenny Greetings to all those who are new or returning to New Adventures. Members of New Adventures (NA) enjoy learning, and the good news is that our program is ready with classes for them—and for you—for our spring semester which begins in February. We call our members lifelong learners, and you might value lifelong…

Continue to Grow—In a Good Way

Bill Haskell discusses the American Revolution in his December class.

Mary Kenny You have probably heard of New Adventures (NA) in Learning, our community’s lifelong learning program. Did you know that NA is the place to explore your interests and challenge your curiosity? Each of us has interests—maybe even goals—outside our formal schooling and jobs. We are natural learners, and we continue to grow. So,…

Message from the President of New Adventures in Learning

Bill Haskell, President of New Adventures' Governing Council

Bill Haskell, President of New Adventures’ Governing Council Since last month’s article, the pace of New Adventures’ implementation of the Zoom online, distance learning, video-based platform has accelerated.  We are now on schedule to go live with 20 to 30 classes for the fall semester, beginning in early October. While the number of courses is…

Message from the President of New Adventures in Learning

Bill Haskell, president of New Adventures Governing Council

Bill Haskell, President, New Adventures Governing Council In June, the New Adventures Governing Council decided to utilize the Zoom application as its online learning platform. Given the decision by Chandler Gilbert Community College to keep the Sun Lakes Center closed until January 2021, the Council’s only recourse to continue providing rewarding classes is to move…

Message from the President of New Adventures in Learning

Bill Haskell, president of New Adventures' Governing Council

Bill Haskell New Adventures in Learning Governing Council is continuing to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and is evaluating alternative learning opportunities. The traditional “normal,” in-person learning model might not be the version that will work in a post-pandemic world. In addition, the council has been notified by Chandler Gilbert Community College…

Message from the President of New Adventures in Learning

Bill Haskell, president of New Adventures' Governing Council

Bill Haskell In our 21 years of existence, our traditional goal has been to provide quality courses for our members—courses that are thought provoking, entertaining, challenging, and rewarding. As a result of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Adventures has been forced to make several difficult decisions about our classes. The first, in March,…