03/31/11 People’s University is a co-op of education designed to offer Marshall County residents an opportunity to engage in lifelong learning. The class schedule includes all kinds of subjects, from science and technology to the arts, health and fitness. Classes are open to anyone interested, and have very nominal fees, if any. Last fall, People’s University offered a phenomenal 105 classes, with approximately 400 students taking advantage of this unique learning opportunity.
The first Spring Semester runs from April 4th through April 30th, and includes 40 classes. Returning favorites include: Bread baking at Earthworks, Basic Floral Design with Felke Florist, Computer classes at the Plymouth library and Culver Library, along with Coffee & Tea, 101 at the Culver Coffee Company.
Some new classes being offered this spring include: Medical Terminology for Dummies with SJRMC, Steps to an Outstanding Yard at the Extension Office, and several day trips including Notre Dame, Medieval Times Theatre, and Chicago!
Registration is underway now at the Life Enrichment Center, 1305 West Harrison Street in Plymouth. You can call toll-free at 1-866-936-9904 for more information, or visit their website at www.MarshallCountyCouncilon Aging.org/Peoples_U.htm.
The Marshall County Council on Aging and its partners invite you to challenge yourself this Spring. Learn a new skill, revitalize an old one, or simply get out and see what’s happening in your community. People’s University is brought to you by Ancilla College, Earthworks, Encore Performing Arts, Fitness Forum, Marshall County Council on Aging, Marshall County Extension Office, Marshall County Historical Society, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Miller’s Assisted Living, Plymouth Parks Department, Plymouth Public Library, and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.