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Winter/Spring Learning in Retirement classes keep retirees active, engaged

Dec. 7, 2017

Nicolet College’s Learning in Retirement (LIR) program will continue its long tradition of presenting a broad range of offerings during the upcoming Winter/Spring session. The 38 offerings include everything from rearing musky and walleye fingerlings to discovering new trends in kitchen design.

“Having so many different topics to pick from and learn about is really what’s made LIR so successful over the years,” said LIR coordinator Brenda Peltier. “It gives people the opportunity to expand their knowledge and meet others with similar interests.”

Classes run Jan. 18 through May 17. Membership is $40 and individuals can attend as many or as few classes as they desire. Some meet only once while others meet weekly over a month or more.

“There are no grades or assignments, only learning and socializing simply for the fun of it,” Peltier explained.

Many presentations are by LIR members themselves who have spent decades becoming well-versed or even experts on specific topics. Other classes are led by outside professionals.

Upcoming offerings include a look inside the Red Cross and how it responds to any number of different disasters, the law of war, the ins and outs of pharmaceutical clinical trials, the latest on Alzheimer’s and Lyme disease and distinctive architectural designs in Rhinelander.

In addition, members can learn about sustainable farming, take in a travelogue of India, discuss current events, sing in the LIR choir, tour the Northwoods Petroleum Museum, and gather insights into the natural world in Ced’s Nature Series.

When space is available, members can bring a guest to one or two presentations to see if joining the LIR would right for them. Online registration begins Wednesday, Dec. 13. A link to the registration form and complete list of classes will be posted here at that time.

For more information, call (715) 365-4491.