Spend some time in a foreign country – minus the hassle of traveling – with two “armchair tours” coming up from the Rend Lake College Institute for Learning in Retirement.
“Armchair Tour: England” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Aquatics Center lobby on the RLC campus. A visit to the historic city of Canterbury, England, will evoke images of medieval times. The group will “visit” Stonehenge, Dover Castle, the Tower of London, the Globe Theatre and the home of author Charles Dickens, among other stops. Lunch will be catered in the Aquatics Center lobby after the tour.
The tour will be led by RLC English Associate Professor Rebecca Biggs, who last year became the first instructor RLC has sent to teach at Canterbury Christ Church University as part of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs exchange.
“Armchair Tour: Italy” is set for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, also in the Aquatics Center lobby. Discover the history of Italy while seeing the sights of Venice, Florence and Rome. Beautiful architecture will be explored and the group will experience breathtaking palaces, cathedrals and much more. Lunch will be catered prior to the presentation.
This tour will be led by RLC Anthropology and Sociology Professor Sue Tomlin and Architectural Technology Professor Rick Marlow.
For both events, pickups will be made at Green Tree Catered Living in Mt. Vernon (9:45 a.m. on April 5, 10:45 a.m. on May 4). Each tour costs $15.
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.