Adventures in Lifelong Learning

See below to sign up for your Lifelong Learning class!

Adventures in Lifelong Learning (ALL)

Classes start February 21. 

Adventures in Lifelong Learning is an outreach ministry sponsored by the Senior Adult Ministry of FUMC. “ALL” provides opportunities for community members to take part in a variety of five-week courses led by professionals and will cover a wide range of topics.  

Each course is $25 for a five-week, one hour per week class. Some have an additional fee for supplies or books. 

Fall session begins February 21 and ends March 23. 

See the information below for classes and to sign up!

You can download the brochure HERE.

Mining Your Memories: Using One-word Prompts

By Jennie Ivey
Thursdays, 1 p.m.
Freeman Bldg, Rm B213

Reviving a “Wednesday Night Life” class that met at FUMC for several years, this class is designed for those who want to awaken, record in writing, and share special memories from the past by using one-word prompts. Class is limited to twelve participants so that all may have a turn to read each week.

Mahjong for Beginners

By Janis Bulow
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Freeman Bldg, Rm B012
Additional Fee—$10

Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. Similar to rummy, mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and luck. We think you’ll love it!

Travels & Stories with Peggy: All New Places & Adventures

By Peggy Fragopoulos
Tuesdays, 3 p.m.
Freeman Bldg, Rm B210

Covering Portugal, Italy, & the European Christmas markets, Peggy will share her experiences and pictures. We will also explore planning a US trip for the fall.

Basics of Making a Quilt

By Candace Thomas
Thursdays,  10 a.m.
Freeman Bldg, Rm B206

This  class will  begin with a brief history of quilts, quilt terminology, types of quilts, fabrics, tools, notions, finishing quilts, and resources.  There will also be samples and/or pictures available to view.  There won’t be an opportunity to actually do any sewing, but you’ll have a better understanding of what goes into making a quilt.

HeartBeats for Health: Keeping your Heart Healthy & Happy

By Debbie Baker and Colleen Childress
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Sanctuary Bldg, Jeff Wall Hall

The first class will begin with a basic overview of the anatomy of your heart followed by classes about Nutrition, Exercise, Cardiac Medications, and training on CPR and the AED.  Lectures will be led by various experts in the Cardiac  profession.

Getting Your Legal House in Order

By Marie Ferran, JD
Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Sanctuary Bldg, Jeff Wall Hall

Marie is a specialist  in Elder Law.  She will cover Living Wills, Power of Attorney, and various other legal housekeeping issues. You  will have the opportunity to leave this class with notarized legal documents.

Ukulele for Beginners

By Marty Hall
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
Sanctuary Bldg, Rm C206

Local guitarist  Marty Hall will make learning to play the ukulele fun and easy.  Bring your own ukulele or we will provide one for the duration of the class.  Be the next Arthur Godfrey!

Board Games: Removing the Boredom from Board Games

By Beth Allison
Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Sanctuary Bldg, Parlor

This is the class to learn new games for your family vacations or a long winter night with friends.  We will play a variety of games such as: SkyJo, Take 5, and Whoonu.  Let the fun begin!

Cupcakes & Cookies, Oh MY!

By Mary Ellen Roberts
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.
Sanctuary Bldg, Jeff Wall Hall

Taking your sweets to a new level, Mary Ellen will teach us how to decorate cupcakes and cookies  for holidays and special occasions.  All supplies will be provided.

Miss Manners for Dogs (And Their Owners)

By Jess Presley
Thursdays, 2:30 p.m.
Freeman Bldg, Garage

Jess is an experienced and enthusiastic trainer.  She says older doggies and  their owners can learn new tricks.  Dogs must be a minimum of 6 months old and fully vaccinated.

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