New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning, a Mesa Community College non-credit community education program for active seniors, is hosting Lifelong Learning 101, a free drop-in event Saturday showcasing fall, peer-led classes and activities.
The event is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Saguaro Building at the Mesa Community College Red Mountain Campus, 7110 E. McKellips Road in Mesa.
The group is also hosting a Fall Preview Open House 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in Mesquite Building Room No. 200 at MCC's Red Mountain Campus.
“Lifelong Learning 101 provides community members an opportunity to talk with our members about their experiences, learn about what we have planned for the fall and to have questions answered in person,” NFLL President Cindy Schrantz said in a release. “We offer virtual options for individuals who seasonally leave the Valley but want to remain connected or those who are unable to join us out in the community for whatever reason.”
For less than $10 a month, NFLL members have access to luncheons, workshops, field trips and member social outings and volunteer opportunities. NFLL volunteers continue to be a staple at MCC Empty Bowls events, helping to raise funds for Paz de Christo, a Mesa outreach organization that feeds, clothes and helps those in need to become more self-sufficient.
A member of NFLL since 1997, Tempe resident Peggy Randolph says, “What I love about New Frontiers is the interaction with my fellow members. Learning in a social environment is how I think of it. I’m constantly amazed at the backgrounds of our members and their willingness to share their experiences, taking us on armchair adventures throughout the world or leading us in hiking and biking.” She adds, “I especially enjoy field trips and “out-to-lunch” gatherings. Every semester offers something new.”
Annual NFLL membership is $80 covering activities from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31. Members may attend as many in-person and online classes or social events as they wish. Some classes may have fees for supplies and social events are normally pay-your-way.
Learn more about NFLL by attending Lifelong Learning 101, visiting newfrontiers.mesacc.edu, reviewing New Frontiers News online, or by calling 480-461-7497.