The Lincoln Land Community College Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) will observe its 25th anniversary at the ALL Winter Celebration on Friday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road.
The public is invited to the free event, which includes lunch, entertainment and cruise-themed activities. Guests are asked to register by calling 217-786-2477 by Tuesday, Jan. 23.
ALL offers educational adventures to individuals 50 and older. Currently ALL has more than 400 members and is accepting new ones. Classes and activities are planned and presented by members who enjoy meeting interesting friends, sharing ideas, exploring topics of interest, learning from one another and having fun.
With an annual membership fee of $60, ALL members enjoy unlimited attendance at their choice of activities, including lecture and discussion programs and special interest groups. Nominal fees are charged for other popular programs including breakfast roundtables and “Wander on Wednesday,” a monthly travel and learn program.
ALL was formed in 1992 under the sponsorship of LLCC. The following year, ALL was chartered as part of the national Elderhostel (now Road Scholar) Institute Network. It was the first such organization chartered in the state of Illinois for seniors who would determine for themselves what they wanted to learn. The continuity of ALL over 25 years is a testament to that early recognition of the power of continued pursuit of knowledge by adults as they age.
More information on the LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning is available at www.llcc.edu/academy-lifelong-learning.