Academy ready for another round of classes

Are you ready for some new spring learning experiences?

Seniors turned out for the Academy of Lifelong Learning’s open house held March 15 at the St. Joseph Center at Franciscan University of Steubenville to consider just that and a couple of outings, too.

An educational organization for senior citizens in the Tri-State Area, ALL is preparing to launch its six-week spring term of classes which will run from March 31 through May 12.

“ALL is a peer-led, peer-taught, non-credit continuing education program offering educational and enrichment opportunities for adults in the Tri-State and surrounding areas,” according to a promotional brochure.

The open house to welcome returning members and prospective new ones offered a preview of the curriculum and enrollment for classes and academy tours.

It included a welcome from Eunice Lincoff, the academy president who also is a class instructor of “The Everyday Gourmet.”

Other classes include:

— “Mysteries in Story and Verse” by Pete Thomas Caleodis;

— “Have Fun While Learning Computer Skills,” Chris Fenstermaker;

— “Build Your Own Family Tree,” Sandy Day;

— “Learn How to Really Appreciate Art,” Gerald Van Scyoc, who also will lead an art class;

— Academy choir, Joel Everly;

— “Meet the Titans of Industry,” the Rev. Ed Rudiger; and

— “John Boleigh Presents!”John Boleigh.

The spring semester also will include two trips, including the first on April 24 to the Cabaret at Theatre Square in Pittsburgh. The other is May 1 in Canton for a tour of Abigail Fillmore’s first White House Library collection and the Saxton McKinley House, home of the wife of President William McKinley. Then it’s on to Akron to the art museum.

The academy membership fee is $50 per person per semester. This entitles members to sign up and attend any or all classes and to sign up for the trips, which are an additional cost and vary in price.

The open house included refreshments with Janet Saner as hospitality chair and a silent auction.

The academy is in its 14th year of offering a broad scope of educational as well as travel and social opportunities for both men and women in the Upper Ohio Valley region. Other officers are Gloria Renda, vice president; Joan Westover, secretary; and Judith Irvin, treasurer.

The Franciscan University of Steubenville is the sponsor of the Academy of Lifelong Learning.

For information concerning the academy or its programs, interested individuals can contact Lincoff at (740) 282-2105 or the university office of community relations at (740) 283-6406.