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Learning in Retirement to offer new workshops, classes and special events

Fall kick-off slated for July 24

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Thursday, June 21, 2018) – Learning in Retirement (LIR) of Waukesha County -- hosted by Waukesha County Technical College -- provides intellectual, cultural and social opportunities to foster lifelong learning for seniors of all ages. LIR activities are held during daytime hours during the week. LIR is an affiliate of the Road Scholar Lifelong Learning Institute, which promotes campus-based programs for ongoing learning.

The LIR 2018 Fall Course Catalog, which will be available in mid-July, features numerous events, special interest groups and courses on a variety of topics including art, cooking, finance, history, writing, computers and much more. New classes this year include The Aging Brain, Keeping Your Balance, Take the Mystery out of Wine, Geological Wonders, Native Peoples of North America and others.

The cost of membership is $50 (non-refundable) for one year -- Sept. 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019. Registration for courses, special interest groups and trips is by mail or in-person only at the LIR office, located at the WCTC Waukesha campus. Early registration is encouraged as classes fill quickly. Classes begin Sept. 10.

A free, fall LIR kick-off meeting is planned for Tuesday, July 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Richard T. Anderson Education Center at WCTC’s Pewaukee campus. (Doors open at 9 a.m.) The event is open to the public and designed to familiarize members and non-members with the LIR organization, meet board members, learn about new programs and events, and hear the LIR singers perform. Additionally, opportunities to register for fall classes will be available.

LIR 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.

LIR offers:

  • Short-term, non-credit courses from one to six weeks in length. Most courses are $10, unless otherwise noted.

  • Daylong and overnight chartered trips to museums, art exhibits, theater performances and other special events throughout the year.

  • Specialty speaker presentations.

  • Participation in special interest groups.

  • Opportunities to make new friends and explore new interests.

  • Access to WCTC facilities including the College’s library, computer labs, Style & Class Salon and dental hygiene clinic.

For more information about LIR, visit, call 262.695.3473 or stop in to the LIR office, located at WCTC’s Waukesha campus -- 327 E. Broadway, Waukesha, Wis. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the office is closed on Fridays.



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About Waukesha County Technical College

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