Continuing its proud history, the Lifetime Learning Project is back once again for another exciting year. It was created by the Fairfield Glade Council of Churches in 1993 as a a non-profit program dedicated to serving the educational needs and interest of community. Representatives from each of the local churches help seek out qualified instructors from the local community to teach the coming year's program, while each church offers their facilities to host individual classes.

The project has provided hundreds of opportunities over the years for fresh learning experiences and renewing old interests. Classes have ranged from the arts to the physical and the mystical. We feel certain that there is something to cover everyone's interest. This year is no exception with more than 20 new and returning classes. These will be delineated in a bright and colorful bulletin that will be published in June, and made available through all local churches and several local businesses.

Feel free to enroll in as many classes as you wish for only $12. For that price, you cannot go wrong and have no reason not to try something new and refreshing, or perhaps tap into your past and renew an old interest. Keep your mind limber. Enrich your life. Take classes because you want to, not because you have to.

Funds collected are used to keep the program active, to purchase needed equipment and supplies, and to make donations to other local community groups, schools, and churches. Note that some classes may require special materials or texts for which a small additional fee is charged. Classes are open to all Fairfield Glade residents or church members who have a curiosity and desire to learn.

Registration will be held at the Community Conference Center on Aug. 5. Keep on the lookout for future weekly articles which will provide more details along with dates and times.

Lifetime Learning classes are available to Fairfield Glade residents. The cost is $12 per person. Take as many classes as you want. Some classes have a small additional fee. Payment is due at registration on Aug. 5. 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Community and Conference Center off Stonehenge Dr. in Fairfield Glade.

Monday

Romance of the Tartan Instructor: Sallie Guy

Sept. 8, 15, 22 from 1 – 3 p.m. Learn all about tartans from ancient origins to involvement with the Scottish history and the clan system. Included will be the impact of the Scots emigration on colonial American history. We will study Highland dress and examine handwoven examples of various tartans and district checks.

Backstage Tour of the Cumberland County Playhouse Host: Dick Shilling

Sept. 8, 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Class limit: 24. Experience what it takes to produce a professional stage show. Tour both theaters, stage, carpenter shop, rehearsal theater, production office, and board room. These parts of the facility are not handicapped accessible.

Be sure to look for the bright pink brochures in churches or businesses in Fairfield Glade. These brochures have all the information you will need to register for the Lifetime Learning classes coming this fall. Various classes will be offered every day of the week except Sunday. Be sure to check the dates, times and location of the class you want to take. Watch for information in this newspaper every week.

 

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