Learning As A Lifestyle – Can You Believe It?

10-7-2016-12-32-28-pmIt is already October; just 79 days until Christmas, and 42 days until Christmas Open House. Where does the time go?

AND, this week-end is the Fiddlers’ Convention. The Center for Lifelong Learning will have a booth on the campus of Athens State University, next to McCandless Hall. Y’all come see us there! We will have tickets to the Songwriters’ Showcase on November 11th, raffle tickets for an acoustic guitar and a month of lessons from the Guitar Center in Huntsville, and the Lifelong Recipes cookbook that was just published. We will tell you about dance lessons and blacksmith classes, about upcoming trips, and so much more. Even if you are not interested in those things, stop by and say hi!


Coming up next week is the Leadership Lunch and Learn. The theme for this year is The Ethical Leader. This short-term, focused series is an ideal way to add to your skill set or update a previously completed certificate. The Ethical Leader Certificate will be awarded to those students who attend all five sessions and complete the outside reading assignment. This program will begin October 13th, and continue to April 13th. Courses are scheduled once a month, on Thursday, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. There is one outside reading assignment. This program is approved for 20 contact hours of training or two (2) CEUs. The fee is $25/per session, but is you register for the whole series you can save $30. Chamber Members can register for $15/per session. Sessions are held at the Center for Lifelong Learning, located at 121 South Marion Street in Athens. Because lunch is provided, pre-registration is required. The program begins with lunch at 11:00 am, class will start at 11:30 am and end no later than 1:00 pm.

10-7-2016-12-32-48-pmThe October 13th class is The Ethical Leader, taught by Dr. Robert White, director of the Coleman Center for Religious Studies and Ethics, and professor of religion at Athens State University. For more information about the course, you can contact Wanda Campbell at 256-233-8262 or email wanda.campbell@athens.edu.

October 19th we will conclude the Caring for Older Adults program with Linda Spalla, author of “Catch Your Breath: Tender Meditations for Caregivers.” The program will be held in Huntsville at the Dynetics Solutions Complex, 1004 Explorer Boulevard, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch is provided with this program, and the first 50 people who register will receive a copy of Ms. Spalla’s book. The fee for the program is $25 which includes lunch. Limited transportation to Huntsville is available on a first call, first served basis. To register for the program, and reserve your seat in the van, call 256-233-8260. Also available for this program are local experts who will discuss transition to assisted living, hiring sitters, and managing medicine as well as other topics.

If you want to know more about what is happening at the Center for Lifelong Learning, stop by 121 South Marion Street, in Athens – on the east side of the Courthouse, or give us a call at 256-233-8260. You can find us on Facebook – Center for Lifelong Learning – Athens State University, and on the web at www.athens.edu/cll.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262