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08/02/2005

FALL CLASSES AIMED AT LEARNERS AGE 50-PLUS PREVIEW SEPT. 1

HARRISONBURG — An introduction to the Internet, archaeology in the Shenandoah Valley and the joys of piano are three of 27 five-week courses that will be offered this fall for learners age 50 and over by the Lifelong Learning Institute of James Madison University.

A reception to acquaint the public with the institute and its courses is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center, 305 S. Dogwood Drive, Harrisonburg. Attendees will receive a copy of the fall program guide and meet instructors, staff and the advisory board.

The institute's non-credit classes, most of which meet once a week, are presented this fall in two sessions:

  • Session A (Sept. 12-Oct. 14) includes classes on the Internet, wine, cooking, Tai Chi, photography, philosophy and Shakespeare.

  • Session B (Oct. 17-Nov. 18) includes such topics as origami, beginning bridge, archaeology, Yoga, memoir writing and movies.

The LLI also will offer four daytrips and its free Brown-Bag-Lunch Speaker Series. Among activities planned are a Civil War walking tour, a presentation on Duke Ellington, a tour of JMU, a trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a lecture on how to "Maintain Your Brain."

Membership in LLI is $12 per person, and most classes are $35 each.

For more information, call the institute at (540)568-2923, send an e-mail to LLI@jmu.edu or visit the LLI Web site at Lifelong Learning Institute.