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Academy of Lifelong Learning to host Fall Open House on Aug. 17

Stained Glass Victoria College's Academy of Lifelong Learning offers a stained glass class.

Victoria College’s Academy of Lifelong Learning will hold its Fall Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17 at VC’s Emerging Technology Complex, which is located at 7403 Lone Tree Rd.

The Academy of Lifelong Learning is a member-driven organization for active adults, offering classes and social activities for continued intellectual and personal growth.

Guests can view the Fall 2017 schedule and become members of the Academy of Lifelong Learning at the event. An annual fee of $50 entitles members to attend all courses and activities.

“The Academy of Lifelong Learning offers great opportunities for individuals in every phase of life to cultivate a love of learning,” said Ashley Lindsey, VC’s lifelong learning specialist. “Our fall schedule includes over 30 courses and activities, so there’s something for everyone.”

Academy of Lifelong Learning courses and activities scheduled for this fall include:

Day & Evening Trips

  • Texas Maritime Museum Tour
  • Texas Master Naturalist Series: Floating Classroom Field Trip, Seadrift Marina
  • Hallettsville History & Christmas Lights Tour

Education & Personal Enrichment

  • “Vanished from Victoria”
  • Backyard Beekeeping
  • NASA Q & A Breakfast with Glenn Wilson
  • Technology 101
  • "Deadly Mix: Victoria, Racism, and the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic"
  • Victoria College Lyceum Lecture Series: Kris "Tanto" Paronto
  • The Night the Chupacabra Came to Cuero
  • Victoria’s Confederates: Who were they and how do I find them?
  • Van Gogh- Suicide or Murder?
  • “Murder, Mystery, & Memory,” the pending sequel to Gary Hall’s 2006 book, “Murder and Malice”
  • Lunch & Learn with Perpetual Help Home
  • Caterpillar Plant Tour
  • Texas Master Naturalist Series: Our Whooping Crane Flock is Growing

Games

  • Mah Jongg
  • Bridge
  • Pickle Ball

Hobbies & Leisure Learning

  • An Introduction to Zentangle-inspired Art
  • Texas Master Naturalist Series: She Sells Seashells by the Seashore – But What Kind of Seashells Are They?
  • A La Georgia O’Keefe
  • Lifestory Workshop
  • Texas Master Naturalist Series: Nature Journaling for Beginners
  • Stained Glass Making
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Texas Master Naturalist Series: Monitoring Avian Productivity & Survivorship (MAPS) Program
  • Holiday Appetizers & Desserts Cooking Class
  • Bubbly Champagne & Sparkling Wines Tasting
  • Christmas Wreath Making Party
  • Texas Master Naturalist Series: The Transformation
  • Texas Master Naturalist Series: Underwater Photography (UW)
  • ALL Christmas Party

A complete schedule of all courses, events and activities is available at www.VictoriaCollege.edu/AcademyOfLifelongLearning.

For more information on the Academy of Lifelong Learning, contact Lindsey at (361) 582-2426 or email Ashley.Lindsey@VictoriaCollege.edu.