Community Breakfast – Science Meets Faith – Learning As A Lifestyle

By: Wanda Campbell

Join us at Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning on June 28 for the presentation, Science Meets Faith-One Small Look at God’s Vast Universe, by Jim Odom. Mr. Odom is retired from a very distinguished career at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center where, among other responsibilities, he was the Director of Science and Engineering, Project Manager of the Hubble Space Telescope, and also served on the Space Shuttle Team and Apollo Project. In this discussion of “Science Meets Faith,” Mr. Odom vividly outlines the ways in which the laws of astrophysics merge with God’s laws in an expansive universe from which we are still learning. See actual NASA photographs from parts of the universe yet to be explored, and hear how those extragalactic components tie in with Creation.

Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. in the mezzanine of the Center for Lifelong Learning, followed by Mr. Odom’s presentation. The event is free and open to the public. If you have any accessibility needs or concerns, please contact us at or via phone at (256) 233-8260.

We still have openings in camps. Coming up next week at the Athens State Center for Lifelong Learning is The Great Brick Adventure and Stop Motion Animation. Fire It Up! Pottery and Art Explorers will be offered at the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur.

Starting July 8, we have Keyboarding Kamp, and How Sweet It Is! Junior Baking Camp. The week of July 15, we are offering Tee Time! Golf Camp, and Slime Academy. The week of July 22, we are offering camps for Art Explorers and CSI for Kids. Art Explorers will have two sessions – one for 5-7 year olds, and one for 8-12 year olds.

For our final week of camps, July 29 we will be offering two art Camps in Decatur at the Alabama Center for the Arts. The first is 3-D Art for Mommy and Me, for 5-7 year olds. The second is Creative Geniuses 3-D Art for 8-12 year olds.

We also have scheduled a trip for adults and children accompanied by adults, to the Tennessee Aquarium on Friday, July 19. Everyone will gather at the Center for Lifelong Learning by 8:00 a.m. and we plan to return by 5:00 p.m. This trip is limited to 10, so register early. The fee is $79, which includes transportation and entrance fees. Snack and water will be provided.

Information about all our programs is listed on our website – You can call us with questions at 256-233-8260.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262