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Nicolet College - Nicolet College Learning in Retirement Fall Kick-off Sept. 8


Nicolet College Learning in Retirement Fall Kick-off Sept. 8


August 23, 2011

Northwoods retirees interested in life-long learning are invited to attend the Nicolet College Learning in Retirement Fall Kick-Off dinner and social at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, on Nicolet’s Rhinelander campus.

The annual event marks the start of the organization’s Fall Session, which features nearly 50 different just-for-the-fun-of-it learning opportunities.

The Fall Kick-Off will start at 4:30 p.m. with social time followed at 5 p.m. with music by singer and guitarist Dave Drivas. Dinner will be at 6 p.m.

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 be catered by the Rhinelander Café & Pub and will include roast pork with gravy, boiled red potatoes, winter squash, Waldorf salad, coffee and dessert.

Registrations are limited to the first 130 and 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. 2. The Nicolet campus is located one mile south of Rhinelander just off of Hwy. G.

Topics for the upcoming Fall Session cover a wide gamut and include 9XM Talking, an overview and history of Wisconsin Public Radio presented by Randall Davidson, the unofficial historian of the state’s public radio network; a look at the Green Bay Packers franchise; and Ced’s Nature Series. Other topics will include travelogues on Panama, Africa and Guatemala; and numerous outdoor adventures that will have people kayaking, canoeing and hiking throughout the Northwoods. Offerings in the arts will include poetry, literature, opera, and Christmas music.

Classes will be held in a variety of locations that include Woodruff, Tomahawk, Eagle River, Sugar Camp, McNaughton, Crandon, Laona, Three Lakes, 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.