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Nicolet College - Learning in Retirement Fall Kick-Off Sept. 9


Nicolet Learning in Retirement Fall Kick-Off Sept. 9


Posted Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010

All Northwoods retirees interested in life-long learning are invited to the Nicolet College Learning in Retirement Fall Kick-Off at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at Nicolet College just south of Rhinelander.

The annual event marks the start of the organization’s Fall Session, which features more than 30 different just-for-the-fun-of-it learning opportunities.

The Fall Kick-Off will start at 4:30 with a social hour followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment at 6:15 p.m. with songs and stories about the early days of northern Wisconsin and the U.P. by Bill Jamerson. All activities will take place in the Learning Resources Center on Nicolet’s Rhinelander campus. Cost is $8 for LIR members and $10 for non-members. The dinner for the evening will include tenderloin tips and gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, two salads, and brownies with whipped cream and fruit.

Registrations can be mailed to Nicolet College, Learning in Retirement, Box 518, Rhinelander, WI, 54501. Checks, made out to Learning in Retirement, must be received by Friday, Sept. 3. The Nicolet campus is located one mile south of Rhinelander just off of Hwy. G.

Topics in the upcoming Fall Session cover a wide gamut and include Ced Vig’s ever-popular Nature Series; presentations on racing pigeons, the railroad, northern Wisconsin archeology; opera, poetry, and Italian Renaissance artists; Tom Babcock’s Near Great Books, and Women in Politics with Nicolet President Elizabeth Burmaster.

Travel presentations will include Climbing Mt. Aconcagua – the Highest Peak in the Americas, Pulling Teeth in Haiti and travelogues to Bolivia, Bhutan and India, and Oregon and Washington wineries. Excursions will include hiking the Anvil Trail, biking the Bearskin Trail, kayaking the Rhinelander Flowage, apple picking, and a visit to the EAA Museum.

Classes will be held in a variety of locations that include Woodruff, Tomahawk, Eagle River, Elcho, Sugar Camp, Crandon, Three Lakes, Minocqua, Antigo and Rhinelander.

An annual LIR membership is $35. Members can take as many or as few classes as they desire. There are no tests or grades in any class - only learning just for the fun of it. For more information about the LIR or a complete class list, contact the Nicolet College Learning in Retirement Office at (715) 365-4491 or 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4491.