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Classes offered for older adults interested in fun learning
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MODESTO Modesto Institute for Continued Learning (MICL), a community of lifelong learners affiliated with Modesto Junior College, invites older adults who are looking for a fun learning program to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, August 23 at 10 a.m. in the MICL classroom, Building 6000, on MJC’s West Campus. The schedule of not-for-credit classes for the 2012 Fall Semester will be announced; there will be a chance to register, and refreshments will be served.

The classes beginning Monday, August 27, include "Travels Around the World", "The Life and Works of John Steinbeck", "Philosophy: It's Relevance in the Modern World", "Bridge for Beginners", "Potpourri", “What in the World?" (current events and concerns), and “Famous Americans". Many classes change every five weeks to provide a wider variety of learning experiences. Learning new things keeps the brain healthy and young, and MICL classes accomplish this while remaining fun and stress-free. There are no attendance requirements, exams or grades!

 In addition to the classes, MICL members are invited to take part in potlucks, daytrips to places of interest, and monthly birthday lunches, plus and end-of-the-year luncheon and a summertime ice cream social.

 MICL registration for the semester is $40, payable to MJC, with no limit to the number of MICL classes taken. Parking permits are $10 for the semester and a $10 donation to MICL would be appreciated to help cover basic supplies. For more information call Community Education at 575-6063 or Bill Sharp, MICL representative, at 529-9440 or 604-2692.

This is a MICL member-run program and a nonprofit organization with an elected board of directors and officers. The organization has been holding classes and social activities for older adult learners on the MJC campus for over 25 years.