Learn about the exciting classes and trips being offered this spring through Rend Lake College’s Institute for Learning in Retirement during a welcome reception set for 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Aquatics Center lobby.
Instructors and tour guides will be present to share details and answer questions. Refreshments will be served, and participants will have the opportunity to register for upcoming courses and trips.
Learn more about the ILR’s wide variety of classes available this spring. Find out how to lower auto insurance costs through the AARP Driver Safety Program, or take armchair tours of Alaska, England or Italy. Discover the amazing abilities of computers, or get free financial and estate planning advice. Other topics include stress relief, tea tasting, healthy eating, astronomy, writing, cell phones and much more.
In addition to an amazing line-up of classes and workshops, the ILR is hosting an exciting slate of trips this spring.
Enjoy a great night out with “Dinner and RLC Theatre: Beauty and the Beast,” or join Roamin’ Ron as the ILR ventures out for “Indiana Tour: Evansville Museums and USS LST 325.” Escape the city life with a tour of Giant City and Crab Orchard or a trip to Missouri Botanical Gardens, or learn about Southern Illinois’ native medicinal plants at the Windy Pines Natural Herb Farm. Head out for some fine dining at the House of Seasons, or learn more about the customs and traditions of the Jewish faith at St. Louis’ Holocaust Museum.
A delightful new offering this year is the ILR’s first “GrandAdventure,” set for Monday, July 31, through Thursday, Aug. 3. This four-day tour of Chattanooga, Tenn., is designed for grandparents and grandchildren. Participants will visit the Tennessee Aquarium, Tennessee Valley Railroad, Ruby Falls, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga Ducks and Southern Belle Riverboat.
The Institute for Learning in Retirement is an organization of retirement-age people who share a common interest in lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. No grades are given and there is no membership fee. Classes and trips are scheduled based on opinions voiced by senior adults in the community.