Preserving Missouri's German Heritage Class
The German Heritage Class has been moved to the Masonic Lodge, 3211 Masonic Court, just off W Truman Blvd. Same time and date. This new information will be included in the reminder letter that will be mailed closer to the date of the class.
DNA, Genetics, and Genealogy Class
This class has been moved to the Jefferson City Library, same date and time - Tuesday, April 17, 1:30-3:30. The class has been closed to additional participants due to the great interest. All available seating is taken. Thank you for your understanding.
Crafting with Fiber
A new club is now available to members of Learning in Retirement. If you enjoy crafting or creating works of art using fibers, please join us. This includes but is not limited to those who like to knit, crochet, quilt, needlepoint, stitch, tat, weave, make rugs, whatever! Whether you are proficient at your craft or need help, you are welcome. Bring your project and enjoy the comraderie while you spend time working on it. Or just enjoy the comraderie. :) Julie Cook will be available to facilitate this club, which meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:30 in Room 8 of Soldier's Hall. We look forward to seeing you there!
The following books have been selected by the book club members for the next several months:
January Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
February Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
March Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith
April Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
May A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
June Glass House by Louise Penny
Save the Dates for Fall Travel with LIR
The Travel Committee will host a Know B4 You Go meeting on Tuesday, May 22nd, at 1:00 p.m. at N. H. Scheppers Distributing Company in the Clydesdale Room, 2300 St. Mary's Blvd. Plan to join us to hear the details of the upcoming fall trips listed below. Please park on the east side of the building, reserving the parking spaces in front of the building for those who have more difficulty walking. Also, Scheppers Distributing has ask that we not park in or block their loading zone. We hope to see you on the 22nd!
Famous and Infamous Missourians from Northern Missouri, August 22
Amish: Learning to be Plain (Eastern Illinois), September 11-12
Honky Tonk Angels at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, September 20
Omaha, Nebraska, September 25-28
St. Louis by Train and Coach, October 10-11, REPEAT
Versailles Community Tour, October 19
Springfield Nature Museum and Branson Sight and Sound Production of Samson, November 28
Church Basement Ladies at the Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon, December 8
Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, December 13
25th Anniversary of LIR
2017 was a special year for our organization. It was our 25th Anniversary! If you would like to know more about the history of our organization, this link may be of interest to you: Learning in Retirement at Lincoln University.
Directions to the LINC
Many of our classes will be held at the LINC on the LU campus. Directions: The LINC building on Lafayette Street, east of JC High School. Coming from the north, turn left at the Boys/Girls club. You may also take the parking lot exit from the Stadium/Lafayette/Leslie roundabout. The main entrance is on the east siding facing the LU football stadium. There is some handicap parking on this side. There is more handicap parking on the west side, but you will need to knock to be let in. The classroom location will be posted on signs inside the second set of doors. You may take the stairs or the elevator. Please note that to get to the 2nd floor on the elevator you must press 3. The main level is 2.
If you are an LIR member and have not received the latest Newsletter, or if you are not a member and would like to receive a current copy, please contact the LIR office. You can reach the office by phone at 573 681-6152, Monday through Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or by email at email@example.com.
The annual $40 membership fee for existing members is due in January and covers the entire calendar year, January through December. Individuals who join LIR after June 30th will be assessed a $25 fee which will cover membership through the end of the current year.
Membership information is available on this website and within the bi-annual newsletter, The Learning Times.
Just a reminder of our weather related cancellation policy. Please note that the policy regarding LIR trips is different than the policy for meetings, clubs and classes.
Cancellations-Inclement Weather Policy: LIR membership meetings, classes and clubs will be cancelled due to snow or other inclement weather conditions if the Jefferson City Public Schools are not in session (weather related). Local radio and television stations that allow community cancellations will be notified along with one or more of the following: a posting on the LIR website; an "ALERT" group email to all members with email address; and/or a call tree. Education Travel trip cancellations occur ONLY when the contracted coach company cancels the trip due to their determination of highway safety. Travelers are contacted individually should a cancellation occur.
The winter (January) general membership meeting is scheduled with a make-up date, typically the same day/time during the following week at the same location. Length and content of meeting will be adjusted to accommodate the make-up situation. In the event that a second weather related cancellation occurs for the membership meeting, a business meeting ONLY will be held within one week of the cancelled meeting. Place & time to be determined.
Lincoln University parking permits for LIR members are available at the LIR office. The permits are only valid for parking on the Soldiers Hall parking lot. The permits are valid between September 1 and August 31, with a new permit required each year beginning in September.
The following information is needed to obtain a parking permit: vehicle make, model, color, and license plate number, and your driver's license number. Cost of the permit is $10.
Learning in Retirement is here for you. If you have an interest in a new club, please contact our Club Chair, Marigene Brewer. She can be reached through the LIR office at 681-6152.
If you have any questions on courses offered by LIR, please contact Scott Sellner, Chairman of the Curriculum Committee through the LIR office at 681-6152. Scott is always looking for ideas, teachers, and members to serve on the committee. Please contact him if you are interested or have suggestions.
Be on the lookout for Learning in Retirement, Inc. information and activities in the Jefferson City News Tribune's monthly supplement "Active Life".