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LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning hosting fall kickoff Sept. 17 and chilli supper Oct. 3

Contact: Lynn Whalen, 217-786-2219

SPRINGFIELD — The Lincoln Land Community College Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) invites the public to two upcoming events: the fall kickoff and chilli supper.

The fall kickoff will be held Friday, Sept. 17, 1-3 p.m. in LLCC’s student union, located in the lower level of Menard Hall on the LLCC campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. With the theme “Where in the United States is ALL?” attendees will “travel” throughout the U.S. as they navigate exhibits. The event includes snacks and beverages, games and a commemorative tree planting celebrating the culmination of ALL’s Big Read project. Guests are welcome to attend, ask questions and join ALL. Guest registration for this free event is available by calling 217-786-2432. (Current ALL members should register online or call 217-786-2292.)

The annual ALL chilli supper will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Temple B’rith Sholom Social Hall, 1004 S. 4th St. Cost is $8 per person and free for youth ages 8 and under. The event will feature chilli made by Les Eastep, well-known Springfield chilli chef and cook-off judge. Also on the menu are hot dogs, chilli dogs, beverages and desserts, with carryout available.

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning is a membership group of adults 50 and greater devoted to the lifelong pursuit of learning. With 10 to 12 opportunities available each month, the Academy provides enjoyable experiences in learning with a variety of opportunities to develop new friendships. Learn more about ALL.