If you (or someone you know) needs help in order to pay to attend Adventures in Learning, full scholarships are available to cover the registration fee for the session ($40). The cost of lunch is not included. You may request assistance in writing, by person or by phone at least two weeks before the session begins. If you need transportation, transportation for scholarship recipients can be provided by Presbyterian Manor of Wichita. Call the office at 721-2208 or come by to get an application form at 745 N. Westlink. Completed forms must be returned by September 21st, 2017.
Thursdays, October 5th through November 9th
West Heights United Methodist Church - 745 N. Westlink
Registration is $40 and covers all classes during the 6-week session.
FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Lunch ($9.00) by paid reservation due by Monday, February 27th at noon for the 1st session.
Do Elections Even Matter?
October 5—November 9
Resource Leader: Dr. Russell Arben Fox, Professor, Political Science, Friends University
Nationally, state-wide, and even locally, a lot of people get angry, disappointed and frustrated by elections—even while they insist on their importance. Is that really consistent? Should we re-think the whole value of elections in the first place?
Lunch Programs 12:15-12:45pm
THE INS & OUTS OF KNITTING: Sue Kailer
BRIDGE FOR FUN: Lila Seager
WRITING FOR FUN -- OR -- FOREVER: Donna Berner
JOY OF WOODCARVING: Carl & Virginia Pilcher
Good news: Muffins, cookies, etc. will be available during the morning at the Café. A FREE WILL OFFERING BASKET WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOUR DONATION.
If you would like to donate items for future sessions, please call the office. (721-2208)
When the Weather Is Bad….
If the Wichita Public Schools are closed due to weather, Adventures in Learning classes and our office are also closed.
1:00- 3:00 p.m., October 5th through November 9th
If you are planning to attend any of the afternoon activities, please indicate as requested on the Registration Form.
October 5: Transitioning to Independent Living/Care Facility
Panel Presentation: Amy Watson, Activities Dir.; Melody Dodge, Marketing Dir.; plus a resident of Presbyterian Manor
October 12: Dowsing for History Clues
October 19: Top Five Gadgets for Seniors: 2017
David Lewis, Age Safely
October 26: History of “Doc” B-29 Bomber
Mark Paolucci, Retired Aviation
November 2: Alternatives to Pay TV
David Lewis, Age Safely
November 9: CLASS COMBINES WITH SPIRITUAL
WHO ARE OUR SPIRITUAL NEIGHBORS?
October 5: The Big Read: “Thelatehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir” by Kao Kalia Yang
Julie Sherwood, Wichita Public Library
The National Big Read Program as it unfolds in Wichita. “The Latehomecomer” is the first nonfiction selection for Wichita and is the story of Kalia Yang and the genocide that took place in Laos. The kickoff meeting for the Big Read will be September 23st at the Wichita Art Museum. Please come at 2pm — program begins at 2:30pm and free books will be given out.
October 12: New Travel Opportunities with Alaska Airlines
Valerie Wise, Air Service & Business Development Mgr., Wichita Airport Authority
Valerie worked on bringing Alaska Airlines to Wichita for 10 years.
October 19: Creating Art with Help of 35 Professional Artists in over 10 Areas
Sean Jones, Communications Mgr. & Digital Arts Coordinator, City Arts
Do you have a hobby that’s art-related? Come further your understanding about arts like Drawing, Fiber Weaving, Glass, Painting, Digital Arts, Photography, Pottery, and Silversmithing - all aided by professional artists.
October 26: Museum of World Treasures
Lon Smith, Chief Development Officer
November 2: A Perspective on Local History
Eric M.Cale, Director, Wichita/Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Nov. 9 Rediscovering Old Town