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September 23, 2019

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Nicolet College Learning in Retirement to kick of fall session Sept. 5

Nicolet College's Learning in Retirement program will launch its fall session Thursday, Sept. 5, with its annual social and dinner at 4:30 p.m. in the Lakeside Center on the college's Rhinelander campus.

New members are encouraged to join and take part in the kick-off event as well as any of the 44 different educational offerings available September through December, Nicolet officials said in a press release.

Some classes meet just once for a couple of hours while others meet once a week over several weeks.

"It's all about learning just for the fun of it and staying active with other individuals who have similar interests," said Brenda Peltier, Learning in Retirement coordinator.

Annual membership is $45 per person, which is good July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. Individuals can become members at anytime during the year. Individuals can join LIR and register for classes by visiting or by calling (715) 365-4544.

The fall kick-off event will start with a cash bar social at 4:30 p.m. followed at 5 p.m. with the welcome, introductions, and LIR updates. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by The Dixie Six. Cost for dinner is $16 for members and $18 for guests. Registrations can be made by calling (715) 365-4491.

Upcoming offerings cover a vast range of topics that include travel, film, natural resources, history, architecture, gardening, senior health and fitness, and tours of local businesses and unique locations.

Notable offerings include:

- A guided viewing of the 32nd Annual Northern National Art Exhibit at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 25 in the Nicolet Art Gallery. Join former Art Gallery Director Katy Ralph as she guides participants through the competitive exhibit, regarded as one of the premiere art shows in the state.

- Founded in the 19th century, the Molokai, Hawaii leprosy colony continues to operate to this day. This program will examine the geology of Molokai, the medical condition known as Hansen's Disease, origins of the colony, and the heroes who work to improve the lives of the exiled. Offered at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, Pine Lake Town Hall.

- Staying as flexible as possible as we age is important for mobility. Certified yoga instructor Jane Banning will lead the class The Quality of Bending Without Breaking at 1:30 p.m. on two Tuesdays, Oct. 1 and 15, at the YMCA of the Northwoods in Rhinelander. Learn about flexibility (even if you don't have it), how to find more of it, how to keep what you have, and enjoy it in this gentle, supportive class.)

- The 1960s song "We Gotta Get Outta This Place" served as an anthem during the Viet Nam War protest movement. Join University of Wisconsin - Madison Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus Doug Bradley as he recounts his days in-country as an Army Journalist in Saigon and his post-war work to establish Vet House, a storefront, community-based service center for Vietnam era veterans. Presented at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, Tamarack Center room 110 on the Nicolet Campus.

For a complete list of LIR offerings and more information about the organization, visit or call (715) 365-4491, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4491; TTY 1-800-947-3529 or 711 relay.

Individuals interested in having a paper version of the catalog can call the phone numbers above to have one mailed to them.

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