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Learning in Retirement of Waukesha County to offer new classes and workshops for 2022-23

Fall kickoff event set for Friday, August 5

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Monday, July 18, 2022) – Learning in Retirement of Waukesha County Inc. (LIRWC) -- hosted by Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) -- provides intellectual, cultural, educational and social opportunities to foster lifelong learning for adults of all ages. LIRWC is an affiliate of the Road Scholar Lifelong Learning Institute, which promotes campus-based programs for ongoing learning.

The LIRWC 2022 Fall Course Catalog, which will be available in late July, features numerous events, special interest groups and courses on a variety of topics including art, finance, history, health and wellness, travel, personal development, computers and much more. Activities are held during weekday/daytime hours.

The cost of membership is $65 (nonrefundable) for one year -- Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2023 – and course fees are generally $20 or less.  Registration for courses, special interest groups and trips can be made by mail, online or in-person at the LIRWC office, located at the WCTC Waukesha campus at 327 E. Broadway, Waukesha – Room WK-101G.  Early registration is encouraged as classes fill quickly!

>> A free, fall LIRWC Kickoff Event is planned for Friday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Anthony J. Natalizio Education Center at WCTC’s Pewaukee campus – Building S (Doors open at 10:30 a.m.) The event is open to the public and designed to familiarize members and nonmembers with the LIRWC organization, meet board and committee members, learn about new programs and events, and enjoy refreshments and a performance by To the Max quartet. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for a chance to win one of two LIRWC memberships; the drawing will be held at 12:30 p.m. In addition, opportunities to register for fall classes will be available.

LIRWC courses are held at the WCTC Waukesha campus, WCTC Pewaukee campus or other nearby facilities -- all of which provide a relaxed, yet professional, learning atmosphere.

LIRWC offers:

  • Short-term, noncredit courses from one to seven weeks in length. (Most courses are $20 or less, unless otherwise noted.)
  • Daylong and overnight chartered trips to museums, art exhibits, theater performances and other special events throughout the year. Virtual tour options may also be offered.
  • Specialty speaker presentations.
  • Participation in special interest groups -- such as Bridge, Sheepshead, hiking, genealogy, philosophy, book lovers, recipe trading and more.
  • Opportunities to make new friends and explore new interests.
  • Access to WCTC facilities including the College’s library, computer labs, Style & Class Salon and Spa, Classic Room and Classic Bistro (Pewaukee campus) and WCTC Dental Hygiene Clinic (Waukesha campus).

For more information about LIRWC, visit, call 262.695.3473, email or stop in to the LIRWC office, located at WCTC’s Waukesha campus, 327 E. Broadway, Waukesha – Room WK-101G.  Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the office is closed on Fridays.

About Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 170 areas of study, including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit