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You’ll Find the Topics, and the People Who Participate, Engaging, Informative, and Always Interesting

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, Study Groups, and new Tuesday Talks!

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: February 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, 10:00 12:00 pm
Location: Haverhill
Cost: Free and open to the public.
CRN: 105 Course Number: LLLP1003 Section: OWA

 

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: 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

Dates/Time: 1st Wednesday of the month: February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6, 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Location: Haverhill
Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration required.
CRN: 103 Course Number: LLLP1034 Section: OWA

Dates/Time: 1st Wednesday of the month (except for the 2nd month): June 3, July 8, August 5, September 9, 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Location: Haverhill
Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration required.
CRN: 104 Course Number: LLLP1034 Section: OWB

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, January 6 to April 27 (no class Jan 20, Feb 17, April 20)
Location: Haverhill
Cost: Free and open to the public, registration required
CRN: 101 Course Number: LLLP1002 Section: OWA

Dates/Time: Monday, 10:00 am to Noon, 14 weeks, May 4 to August 10 (no class May 25)
Location: Haverhill
Cost: Free and open to the public, registration required
CRN: 102 Course Number: LLLP1002 Section: OWB

 

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, March 4 to March 25
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $35.00
CRN: 114 Course Number: LLLP1005 Section: OWA

Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talks, NEW!

Tuesday Talks meet on the Haverhill Campus. To register call 978-556-3700 or register online at www.necc.mass.edu/noncredit

Do you enjoy great story telling? Join us from January to August for engaging talks about local topics. Open to all ages. Guest speakers are always welcome to speak. If you have an idea for a Tuesday talk, please feel free to contact Sandy Zappala at 978-556-3064. Check back on our webpage for newly scheduled talks as they are added.

 

Plane Crash- Haverhill 1964

This Tuesday Talk tells the story of an event that occurred in Haverhill, MA on June 30, 1964. Shortly after midnight in a quiet, peaceful Riverside, Haverhill neighborhood, suddenly an out of control jet fighter
plane fell out of the sky leaving a path of destruction, panic and more.

Speaker: Leo Joubert, veteran, military buff and local historian

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, 1 day, January 14
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $15.00
CRN: 128 Course Number: PRGR1035 Section: OWA

 

German Air Raid

During this Tuesday Talk, you will hear of a harrowing event that took place on December 2, 1943. A German air raid on the Harbor at Bari, Italy leaves thousands dead including an 18 year old sailor from Haverhill. For over fifty years, his family knew very little because Allied leaders covered up the event.

Speaker: Leo Joubert, (see above for bio)

Course Information 

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, 1 day, February 11
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $15.00
CRN: 129 Course Number: PRGR1036 Section: OWA

 

The Boston Braves from 1871 to 1952

Baseball fans will enjoy this Tuesday Talk where they will learn about the forgotten history of the oldest continuous professional baseball franchise. The Boston National League Club was the prevailing force
in the early years of professional baseball. Speaker: Leo Joubert, (see above for bio)

Course Information 

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, 1 day, March 30
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $15.00
CRN: 130 Course Number: PRGR1037 Section: OWA

 
Memories of Norman Rockwell

Join us for this Tuesday Talk to enjoy firsthand stories of Norman Rockwell, from one of his Vermont models, and daughter of Norman’s assistant and photographer, Gene Pelham. Find out what it was like to pose for America’s favorite illustrator! There will be time for questions and answers! Speaker: Melinda Murphy

Course Information 

 Dates/Time: Tuesday, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, 1 day, June 30
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $15.00
CRN: 255 Course Number: PRGR1038 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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