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Stay engaged with Nicolet College Learning in Retirement classes

August 24, 2017

Nicolet College’s Learning in Retirement (LIR) program will feature more than 30 different offerings this fall where active retirees can explore new ideas, meet new people, and stay engaged in their communities.

“The subjects covered are as diverse as the backgrounds of the people who are members of the LIR,” said LIR Coordinator Brenda Peltier.

LIR CatalogSome classes meet only once for a couple of hours while others meet once a week over the course of months.

“There’s a great deal of flexibility,” Peltier added. “Members are welcome to take as many or as few offerings as they wish.”

Fall session activities will take place September through December and include a number of tours, educational and cultural experiences and social activities. Classes begin Sept. 8.

All offerings are developed by LIR members. Some members are well-versed or even experts on a given topic and lead presentations themselves. Other classes are led by outside professionals.

A sampling of classes coming up this fall include the ever-popular Ced’s Nature Series, Historic Boathouses of Eagle River, Drones! Unmanned Ariel Systems, Trials and Tribulations of Facebook/Social Media and Family, Who’s Out To Get Your Money, and an exhibit at ArtStart which features 75 years of curated Green Bay Packers photos by Packer photographers.

Tours will include a visit to the Rhinelander Police Department Canine Unit and a cruise around the Eagle River Chain of Lakes on none other than a pirate ship. 

Easy-paced outdoor activities will include a bike ride on the Bearskin Trail starting at Blue Lake Park near Minocqua.

Social activities include the Fall Kick-Off Thursday, Sept. 7, on the Nicolet College Campus, a special luncheon for new members Friday, Sept. 29, also at Nicolet, and a Holiday Luncheon Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Reiter Center in Three Lakes.

Annual LIR membership is $40 and open to anyone who is retired or semi-retired. There are no tests or grades in any class.

Classes will be held throughout the Northwoods in Rhinelander, Eagle River, Minocqua, and Crandon.

To join, for a complete listing of classes, and to register online for classes visit

Interested individuals can also contact the Nicolet College Learning in Retirement Office at (715) 365-4491 or 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4491: TTY 711 or 1-800-947-3529.