Open house to highlight VCs Academy of Lifelong Learning activities

Victoria College’s Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) will host its fall open house 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28 in the Continuing Education Building, Room 102. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

ALL is a membership organization for active, mature adults ages 50 and above, offering classes and social activities for continued intellectual and personal growth.

“Learning doesn’t end once we reach a certain age,” said Victoria College President Dr. Tom Butler. “Today’s active seniors are proof that learning and social activities don’t stop at retirement. Victoria College offers courses for young learners as well as older students.”

Members will be able to register for more than 30 courses at the open house. There is a one-time membership fee of $50, which covers all activities for an entire year.

“The Academy of Lifelong Learning offers daytime and evening courses, lectures, activities and special events on a wide range of topics,” said Destiny Olson, VC’s lifelong learning program specialist. “There are no exams, no credits and no college degrees required. With more than 30 topics to choose from this fall, there is sure to be something for everyone.”

This fall, ALL topics include:

•    Local history
•    Philosophy
•    Basic plumbing repair
•    A/C maintenance
•    Technology
•    Smocking
•    Greeting card crafting
•    Health/wellness
•    Conversational Spanish
•    Retirement finance
•    Memoir writing
•    Poetry
•    Multiple tours

Gaming 101 was very popular this past summer and will continue with six instructional sessions of Mah Jongg. Six sessions of Bridge will be introduced as well.

For more information on Victoria College’s Academy of Lifelong Learning, call (361) 582-2426.

Carole Wallace and Jennifer Houston pose in front of "Where Have all the Flowers Gone?" Japanese Yew during the Galveston Tree Sculpture Tour in June.

Published: Thursday, 22 August 2013

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