Would you like to know more about the August 21 total solar eclipse, investing to make your retirement secure, famous Tennessee ladies, Emily Dickinson’s nimble mind, and the inventions of Knoxville’s Weston Fulton (“Edison of the South”)?
Do you have a hankering for learning about and hearing more Celtic music, as discussed and played by Chip Bailey, a teaching artist with the Tennessee Arts Commission?
Want to learn how to travel the world the easy way, write a memoir, crochet creatively, and do visual journaling? How to identify summer birds and butterflies on the Melton Lake Greenway, prepare and cook three Asian dishes, do cryptal varietal crossword puzzles, upgrade a computer, and determine when to replace your PC?
Read Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” out loud with others? Hear about successful and healthy aging, calories and metabolism and “blue zones,” where people live the longest?
These are among the courses offered during the summer 2017 term of the Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning, starting June 5 and ending August 4.
Registration opens April 26 for the summer term; the earlier you turn in paper forms or register online using a PC or Mac computer, the better chance you have of getting in the classes you prefer.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of ORICL and receiving a catalog should call Susan Perry, administrator, at (865) 481-8222. Or you can Google ORICL and look at the online catalog. The cost for a new membership in ORICL for just the summer is $45.
Would you like to hear about treatments for foot ailments and for bladder and rectal incontinence? Explore the development of the heart, as well as spirituality and mental health? Learn how to downsize and move?
Are you interested in knowing more about Mozart’s chamber music, Dutch artists of the 16th and 17th centuries and free will, determinism and moral responsibility? How about the history of the Southwest frontier before Tennessee became a state, economics in everyday life, Native American spirituality, robots in school, and research projects at the supercomputers of Oak Ridge National Laboratory?
You can also take ORICL courses on Christian mystic and psychic Edgar Cayce, dementia, Remote Area Medical and the health care crisis, simple movements to ease pain and improve mobility, as well as gene therapy for severe immune deficiencies such as peanut and penicillin allergies.
At ORICL you can join a book group and read and discuss classic literature, mystery novels, other fiction, nonfiction and technical books.
The courses range from one to 12 sessions. Each session lasts 70 minutes.
Members also may sign up for ORICL-sponsored bus trips to Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville to see “Sister Act,” and to Mayfield Dairy in Athens and the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga.
ORICL has more than 450 members who take courses in two classrooms and the auditorium in the Coffey-McNally building on the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College, accessible from Laboratory Road or Briarcliff Avenue. A few of the art classes are taught at the Oak Ridge Art Center.
The ORICL office is located in Room F-111, RSCC, 701 Briarcliff Avenue. For more information and a catalog, e-mail the ORICL office at [email protected] or visit www.roanestate.edu/oricl to see the online catalog.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Carolyn Krause.
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