Lifelong Learners Program

Program Description

Enjoy our classes that are designed for anyone 55 years or better, but all adult learners are welcome.

Lifelong Learners Fall 2017 CoverThe Lifelong Learner Lunches are offered during the day at various venues in the Quad-Cities area. Our guest speakers focus on topics of local interest.

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Lifelong Learner Classes

Are you thinking about getting a computer or need to brush up on your Windows skills? Take a look at our computer classes, several which are specifically designed for our Lifelong Learners program. Have you always wanted to learn how to draw or paint or do your skills need some fine-tuning? Then click the button below to read more about the arts and craft class offerings for this fall!

Technology

  • Getting Started with Your Computer Workshop
  • Windows for Beginners Workshop
  • Word 101 Workshop
  • Excel 101 Workshop
  • Emailing Workshop
  • Facebook Workshop
  • Holiday Mailing Workshop
  • Cleaning Up Your Computer
  • Organizing Your Files and Folders
  • Digital Photos Workshop
Full List of Computer Classes »

Arts & Crafts

  • Techniques and Tips in Watercolor for Beginners
  • Watercolor Painting – Reflections, Shadows, Puddles and other Techniques
  • Paint Your Home, Barn or Favorite Building in Watercolor
  • Basics of Drawing for Beginners
  • Drawing the Face – Creating Self-Portraits
  • Paint Your Own Holiday Cards in Watercolor
Full List of Arts & Crafts Classes »

Lifelong Learner Conference

Please note — This event has been CANCELED.

Friday, Sept. 22
Black Hawk College – Sustainable Technologies Building (STB), 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL

This year, our exciting Lifelong Learner Conference, has been specifically designed for anyone 55 years or better; but all learners are welcome. In a constantly maturing and changing society, this conference is focused on building knowledge and sharing ideas that are valuable to the personal growth and success of all who attend. Enjoy good conversation, new information, lunch, and exhibits that have been selected for lifelong learners in the Quad Cities community.


Lifelong Learner Lunches

All programs are offered at handicap accessible venues with ample free parking available. Early registration is encouraged.

Greek Orthodox Culture
Presenter: Rev. Fr. Thomas Alatzakis, Proistamenos

Join us at the beautiful Assumption Greek Orthodox Church to enjoy a delicious Greek meal and learn about the Greek Orthodox history and traditions. We will also receive a tour of the church with religious display and explanations, view a Greek cultural display, learn some Greek phrases, see a cooking demonstration of Baklava and more.

Date:            Wednesday, Oct. 18
Location:     Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
4900 Kennedy Drive, East Moline
Lunch:         11:30 a.m.
Presentation:         12:15 p.m.
Fee:             $23
Last day to register or receive a refund: Oct. 11
CRN:            81503


The Great Depression and the Tri-Cities
Presenter: Dr. Maryan Wherry

Join us as at The Abbey Station for a look at The Great Depression of the 1930s and the major impact it had on the 20th century. Ration books, unemployment, bank foreclosures and homelessness were common throughout the country and FDR was President from 1933-1945. The Great Depression impacted the entire country. Join us as we take a closer look at the impact it had on the culture, people and events of the Tri-Cities (Davenport, Rock Island and Moline) now known as the Quad Cities.

Date:            Tuesday, Nov. 14
Location:     The Abbey Station
3031 5th Ave., Rock Island
Lunch:         11:30 a.m.
Presentation:         12:15 p.m.
Fee:             $23
Last day to register or receive a refund: Nov. 7
CRN:            81504


Sounds of the Season
Presenter: Davenport Central High School Choir

Our ever popular traditional holiday event returns again to kick off the season. Join us at the beautifully decorated Abbey Station to hear an engaging live performance of holiday music by the Davenport Central High School carolers. With two dates to choose from, don’t miss the opportunity to continue this popular tradition. Seasonal door prizes will also be given away.

Date:            Tuesday, Dec. 5 or Friday, Dec. 8

Location:     The Abbey Station
3031 5th Ave., Rock Island
Lunch:         11:30 a.m.
Presentation:         12:15 p.m.
Fee:             $23
Last day to register or receive a refund: Nov. 29
CRN:            81505 (Tuesday, Dec. 5) | 81506 (Friday, Dec. 8)