50 Plus Program

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Beginning Nov. 30, registration has changed

Registration for 50 Plus Program

Registration for the Spring 2016 semester will be Monday, Nov. 30, to Friday, Dec. 18. (The Lifelong Learning Center will be closed Friday, Dec. 11, for the Annual Christmas Luncheon). Registration continues Jan. 5-15. Register on the computers at the COM Learning Center-Delmar from Nov. 30 – Dec. 18 and Jan. 5-15. To register by phone, call 409-933-8226 or 409-933-8586.

NOTE: If this is your first time to register as a student age 50 or older, you must register at the Lifelong Learning Center or in the Continu­ing Education Office on the main campus and show proof of age. A photo ID will be required to show proof of age, i.e., a valid driver’s license, government issued ID Card, or passport.

Engage, express, explore

50 Plus Program Mission:

The College of the Mainland Lifelong Learning Program’s mission is to provide learning opportunities for adult students 50 years of age and older by offering personal enrichment classes in a positive, accepting and intergenerational environment. The Lifelong Learning Program staff collaborates with academic departments and the community to develop programs that meet existing and emerging educational needs for this population.

Who Qualifies for This Program?

Any person 50 years of age or better.

Message From the Director

Welcome to the College of the Mainland Lifelong Learning 50 Plus Program. We hope you heard the exciting news that we lowered the age of our program to everyone age 50 or older. Please continue to help us spread the word. I am also available to come speak to lo­cal groups or organizations that you are involved with to share about our program.

As you read through the pages of the Spring 2016 Schedule, you will discover some exciting changes! New classes and instructors have been added. Look for our new ceramics and Delicas Bead classes. Our program has continued to grow, and we consistently have over 1,000 students each fall and spring. Look for more changes coming soon!

Book and Movie Community Reading Club

Have you heard about our Book and Movie Community Read­ing Club hosted by Ami Blackwell of SpinDrift Media and Entertainment? The spring book is “The Book Thief,” a novel by Markus Zusak adapted into a film starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch and Sophie Nélisse. We encourage participants to read the book, watch the movie with us and discuss the plot, themes and differences between the book and movie. For more information, see page 43 of the schedule below.

Mark your calendar for these important dates:

  • Nov. 30 – Spring 2016 registration begins (You will be able to register at the COM Learning Center-Delmar from Nov. 30 – Dec. 18 and Jan. 5 - 15, or you may call 409-933-8226.)
  • Jan. 19 – Spring 2016 lasses begin
  • March 14-20 – COM closed for Spring Break
  • March 25-27 – COM closed for Easter Holiday
  • May 2 – Summer 2016 registration begins
  • June 1 – Summer 2016 classes begin

Have you participated in any of our educational travel adventures?

Have you participated in any of our educational travel adventures? This is a great way to get to know other seniors and stay involved in your community. Most of our trips fill up quickly, so register soon.

Waiting Lists

Want to attend a class or trip that is full? Contact the Office of Lifelong Learning at 409-933-8226 (classes and lectures) or 409-933-8912 (trips) to place your name on a waiting list.

YOU ASKED. WE LISTENED. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.

COM Lifelong Learning now offers Extended Travel Trips. Upcoming destinations include: Cape Cod & the Islands and New York City Holiday. Make plans to attend the travel presentations Jan. 20 and March 30 at 3:30 p.m. See details and pricing on pages 32 – 34 of this schedule. You don’t need to wait until the travel presentation to place your deposit. Call 409-933-8912 to register or for more information.

Facebook

We invite you to find us on Facebook for current information, event announcements and photos: College of the Mainland 50 Plus Program, www.facebook.com/com50plus

Email Distribution List

If you want to be added to our email distribution list to receive event announcements and reminders, please call Maegan at 409-933-8226.

As our program expands, I challenge you to try a new class, something that has piqued your curiosity or something you have always wanted to try. You might surprise yourself and make some new friends while you’re at it!

We strive to offer fun, exciting and relevant classes. If you have a sug­gestion for other new courses, please call me at 409-933-8226.

Alesha Vardeman Aulds, Director of Lifelong Learning 50 Plus Program
aaulds@com.edu or 409-933-8432
www.com.edu/50plus


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Registration for 50 Plus Program (Formerly Senior Adult Program)

Registration for the Spring 2016 semester will be Monday, Nov. 30, to Friday, Dec. 18. (The Lifelong Learning Center will be closed Friday, Dec. 11, for the Annual Christmas Luncheon). Registration continues Jan. 5-15. Register on the computers at the COM Learning Center-Delmar from Nov. 30 – Dec. 18 and Jan. 5-15. To register by phone, call 409-933-8226 or 409-933-8586.

NOTE: If this is your first time to register as a student age 50 or older, you must register at the Lifelong Learning Center or in the Continu­ing Education Office on the main campus and show proof of age. A photo ID will be required to show proof of age, i.e., a valid driver’s license, government issued ID Card, or passport.

Waiting Lists

Want to attend a class or trip that is full? Contact the Office of Lifelong Learning at 409-933-8226 (classes and lectures) or 409-933-8912 (trips) to place your name on a waiting list.

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