BLUFFTON OFFERING WINTER CLASSES TO RETIREES
Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR), an educational program for retirees, is offering several classes led by local residents on Wednesdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 22, at the Bluffton Town Hall.
The winter term costs $50, which allows participants to take as many classes as they wish and to join in other ILR activities. The fee is due at the time of registration.
"Sharing Stories of Bluffton’s History" will be the theme of 10 a.m. classes moderated by optometrist Dr. Darrell Groman on Jan. 18 ("Let’s Take a Trip Down Riley Creek"), Jan. 25 ("The Life of Sea Captain and Deputy Surveyor James Riley") and Feb. 1 ("Skeletons on the Sahara"); Dennis Morrison on Feb. 8 ("Artifacts of Bluffton"); Fred Steiner, who on Feb. 15 will discuss and sign copies of his book, "A Good Place to Miss—Bluffton Stories 1900-1975"; and singer Wendy Chappell-Dick on Feb. 22.
Book reviews are scheduled for the 1 p.m. classes each week, concluding Feb. 22 with the perspective of another local author, Judy Clemens, on her own recent work.
Students may also explore "Canals of Yesterday and Today" with Don and Elaine Brubaker and Lynn Miller from 2:15-2:45 p.m. each Wednesday throughout the term.
To register or for more information, contact Janet "J.P." Schumacher, ILR director, at 419-358-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bluffton public relations, 1/10/12