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A room filled with'Life Long Learners" (many seniors)

Join us for a stimulating selection of Discussion Groups that you can attend for free and Study Groups which typically offer a semester-long exploration of a topic for a nominal fee (most study groups cost $35 to attend). For more information visit www.necc.mass.edu/noncredit or contact Sandy Zappala at 978-556-3064 or szappala@necc.mass.edu. To register, simply call Enrollment Services at 978-556-3700.

Check Out NECC’s Life Long Learning Discussion and Study Groups

Discussion Groups

Discussion Groups

First Tuesday Genealogy – Marcelle Greenbaum

A group for genealogy buffs from beginner to advance! Discover your family’s lineage by learning to use the numerous available resources. Meet other genealogy enthusiasts, describe your successes and failures and share tips for solving those sticky genealogical problems.

Course Information

Dates/Time: 1st Tuesday of the month: September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, 10:00 12:00 pm
Location: Haverhill
Cost: Free and open to the public.
CRN: 481 Course Number: LLLP1003 Section: OWB

 

LLL Book Group – Arline Ferguson

The Life Long Learning (LLL) Book Group is the place to be if you enjoy reading quality literature (both modern and classic) that you would love to discuss with other interested people!   Group members select the book titles from various genres and may volunteer to guide the lively discussion at a meeting.

New members always welcome.

Limit 25.

Books
 Course Information

Dates/Time: 1st Wednesday of the month: June 5, July 10 (2nd Wed), August 7, September 11 (2nd Wed), 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Location: Haverhill
Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration required.
CRN: 176 Course Number: LLLP1034 Section: OWB

Dates/Time: 1st Wednesday of the month: September 11, October 2, November 6, December 4, 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Location: Haverhill
Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration required.
CRN: 479 Course Number: LLLP1034 Section: OWC

Study Groups

Study Groups

Let’s Talk Current Events – Frank Baggs

A weekly and lively current events discussion group! Each week the group chooses a topic for a round-table debate utilizing materials from current magazines, newspapers, books, radio and television.

No advance preparation needed.

Limit 24 participants.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Monday, 10:00 am to Noon, 14 weeks, May 6 to August 12 (no class May 27)
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $35.00
CRN: 102 Course Number: LLLP1002 Section: OWB

Dates/Time: Monday, 10:00 am to Noon, 14 weeks, September 9 to December 23 (no class October 14, November 11)
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $35.00
CRN: 484 Course Number: LLLP1002 Section: OWD

 

Intro to Genealogy – Marcelle Greenbaum

This study group is designed for those new to researching their family’s genealogy and lineage. We will focus on learning the tools and resources available to begin a search and valuable tips to help in the process. You will gain skills that will put you well on your way to beginning to map out your genealogical history.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 10:00 am to Noon, 4 weeks, October 2 to October 23
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $35.00
CRN: 480 Course Number: LLLP1005 Section: OWB

Computers for Older Learners – NEW!

This class is designed for older learners who appreciate that today’s technology dictates the demand and need for computer knowledge, for people of all ages. Receive hands-on instruction and one-on-one attention. You are welcome, but not required to bring your own laptop or mobile device to class. The course will cover the basics of computers, such as using a mouse, touch pad and keyboard, adjusting the font to make it easier to read, and other adaptive techniques. Learn to use the internet for a variety of purposes, such as research, entertainment, reading, chat groups, ordering groceries, emailing and social networking with friends and family. Gain the skills to help protect your computer against viruses and learn about cyber security. Basics, such as organizing files, creating documents and attaching files and photos to emails will be covered. This course is a great way for you to feel relevant, become more independent and keep an active and engaged brain. Open for adult learners, age 40 and up.

Instructor
Jay Partlan, experienced computer instructor

Course Information

September 3 to September 24, Tuesday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 4 weeks

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 4 weeks, 9/3-9/24

Location: Haverhill

Cost: $229 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 536 Course Number: CMPA1183 Section: OWA

It’s Easy to Register!

Registration for Life Long Learning Study Groups, Discussion Groups, and College of Older Learners is required. Participants can register by calling Enrollment Services directly at 978-556-3700. A letter confirming a participant’s registration and a campus map will be mailed out one week prior to the start date of a seminar.

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