Solar Eclipse/Calder Talks, FREE

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Tuesday June 13, 1-3:30 pm

At The Academy, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver, CO 80224 (inside CBC)
FREE for members and their guests, light refreshments included
NO RSVP’s needed. Questions to info@AcademyLL.org or (303) 770-0786

Don’t Get Left in the Dark:  the Total Solar Eclipse

From NASA, “On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total eclipse will cross the entire country, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. Weather permitting; the entire continent will have the opportunity to view an eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow on Earth’s surface. “

Jim Baron will discuss the facts and developments surrounding this astronomical phenomenon. Joining Jim will be Anne Holland, the Community Engagement Director for the Space Science Institute. She will bring a solar telescope that will be set up to view the sun, and eclipse crophave eclipse-viewing glasses as giveaways.

Jim Baron is an Academy member and has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Detroit. He spent 47 years working at Hughes Aircraft/Raytheon designing spacecraft and ground control systems.  He worked on the Surveyor moon program and says, “My only claim to fame is that in a very real way, my fingerprints are on the moon.”

Anne Holland has a Master’s of Science in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota. She has conducted astronomy outreach for the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station in Hawaii.

 

Art in the Gardens: Alexander Calder and Morecalder crop

Join Lisa Eldred, Director of Exhibitions, Art & Interpretation for the Denver Botanic Gardens for the second part of the program. The Academy is proud to welcome her back to talk about the installation featured in the Garden’s current living gardens exhibit, Calder Monumental. Alexander Calder was the inventor of the mobile and used it in his sculpture work. Lisa will also talk about the gallery’s indoor exhibit: Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown. Her paintings intend to “… organize thoughts and ideas that resist written language. From a simple composition, each painting is developed intuitively by the addition and subtraction of layers of paint, collage and drawing.”

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Boxed Lunch Brigade Week of March 21

The Academy for Lifelong Learning is having box lunches delivered
March 21, 12:30-1:30 pm
March 22, 11 am-1:30 pm
March 23, 11 am-1:30 pm
This is simply a courtesy to you to enjoy lunch with classmates.
All you need to do is:
1. Know What day or days you want to have lunch at The Academy
2. RSVP
3. Bring $ to the Academy ON THE DAY YOU WILL EAT LUNCH.
A variety of lunches will be offered. If you don’t eat meat or bread, please check the vegetarian option.
PLEASE  RSVP no later than 8 pm, March 19.

Lunch includes a sandwich, side, dessert and drink.

Please bring $9 cash or check payable to The Academy. This link is just for RSVPs, please bring payment to The Academy.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION BY CLICKING HERE

 Lunch will be held in the Welcome Area.

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Opera Colorado Young Artists 3/28

L’Elisir d’Amore / The Elixir of Love

Free to Academy members and their Guests
Tues, March 28, 11:30 am-1 pm – Sanctuary

Experience the one-hour, English language version of Donizetti’s romantic comedy, The Elixir of Love.  With a few costumes, and a portable set, the Young Artists will deliver the fun of this live opera performance. Can the bumbling peasant Nemorino win the heart of the beautiful Adina with the help of a magic “elixir” from the snake-oil-salesman, Dulcamara? Come share that experience with us at the Academy on March 28.

6500 E Girard Ave, Denver CO 80224
No Need to RSVP

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Course Descriptions Now, Register Jan. 5

CLICK on the courses tab, course overview to see the classes

LOOK for the little triangles next to the headings to sort by title, day or time.

MAKE NOTE of the classes you’d like to take.

REGISTER online JAN 5 at 7 a.m. At that point, the “Add to Cart” buttons will be available!

More in depth details for registration can found at http://academyll.org/registration/

Those who would still like to download and print a registration form can do so on Jan. 5 at 7. a.m. Mail your form and check to PO Box 3893, Greenwood Village, CO 80155

Those who requested a mailed, printed registration packet will receive it the week of Jan. 2.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE ACADEMY.

 

 

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IN MEMORIAM: Lois Martin

The Academy has lost a dear friend, a tireless worker and a relentless Academy supporter with the passing of Lois Martin.Lois Martin

Since the Academy’s inception Lois was always found in numerous classes, taking notes and adding her thoughts and perspective to the discussion.  For many years she led the ‘Experts and Entertainers’ class of lunchtime speakers and discussion. She pursued every lead and every speaker suggestion to line up a broad variety of people and topics for our members’ enjoyment over many terms of Academy classes. Her eager mind was limitless in its scope and her choice of classes to participate in was wide ranging. All of us will miss her eagerness to learn, her willingness to help and her always ready smiles and greetings.

Lois Martin came to Denver by way of Philadelphia and Nebraska. She majored in journalism at the University of Nebraska, before she moved to Pennsylvania while her husband was in medical school. She has been editor of internal publications for Campbell Soup Co. and Leeds and Northrup, both in the East. After the arrival of her four children, she founded the Aurora Sun Newspaper where she worked for 20 years as publisher. She was founding moderator of the Aurora Hospital Association, President of the Aurora Hospital District, Business Person of the Year for the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and elected to the Benson Hall of Fame for Community Leadership.

 

 

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Dec. 6 is Your Day-Boost Your Academy Donation

Support The Academy for Lifelong Learning on Colorado Gives Day!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 is the day thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours.  Our goal is to raise $20,000.

Your support helps the Academy to:

·        Replace and upgrade classroom A/V equipment

·        Maintain low membership and tuition fees

·        Program up to six special events each year

·        Provide scholarships to those in need

·        Grow the Academy reserves for emergencies

Any day is a great day to donate but your Donation Goes Further on Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 6!

Don’t miss this end-of-year donation opportunity.

This 24-hour movement is a chance to increase the value of your donation thanks to the $1 Million Incentive Fund. Created by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, the fund proportionally boosts every dollar donated.  For example, if the Academy receives 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, it will receive 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.

To donate to us on Colorado Gives Day, go to

ColoradoGives.org

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It’s Here. Fall 2017-Tentative Schedule

Online and Mail Registration opens July 5 at 7 a.m.

F17 course list Tentative

Fall 2017 term dates are Sept. 12-Nov. 16, 2017.  

Three time slots:

9:30-11 am

11:30 am-1 pm

1:30-3 pm

 Summer Events as of now:

FREE Lamont Summer Scholars Concert. Wednesday, June 28, 7 pm reception/7:30 pm program. AT DU’s NEWMAN CENTER
Fundraiser: Film & Propoganda, Paul Turelli and Don Baer, Wednesday, July 12,  1-3:30 pm. AT THE ACADEMY
FREE One-Day Academy,  Various speakers from upcoming Fall 17 classes. Wednesday, August 9,  9:30 am-2 pm, AT THE ACADEMY

 

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Muffins, Juice-And We’ll Sweeten the Pot

Join Us Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. for fun and social time. $5 gets you juice, muffin and coffee. bil-bowl-large

We’re also holding a drawing for this beautiful ceramic orb by artist Bil Buhler, our Board president. It was made on a pottery wheel and then raku fired.  If you don’t have class that day, still feel free to come and enjoy. No RSVP necessary. The drawing will be held at the break at 11:15.

And here’s even more Events for you and a friend to enjoy.

Print the Fall 2016 Academy Events

Oct. 25, 1 p.m.: The Academy Readers Theatre Group is performing its coursework, Arsenic and Old Lace, in the Music Room, 161, on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. No need to RSVP. All Academy members are invited. There are 60 seats.

Oct. 31: We’re Giving You a Treat (no tricks) with Spring class topics. Check our Website, your email. Online and mail registration opens Jan. 6, 2017.

Nov. 1-3: Tattered Cover Book Fair: Notable Colorado novels will be on sale this week before and during classes. TC is giving The Academy 10 percent of its sales!

Nov. 3: Noon-1:30 p.m.  Ausma Zehanat Khan: A Muslim Detective in an Anti-Muslim World. She is the author of The Unquiet Dead, 2015, and The Language of Secrets, 2016. Her novels are built around human rights and war crimes in the Balkins. She holds a Ph.D. in international law and is the former editor of Muslim Girl magazine. Book signing after presentation.

Dec. 6, 24 Hours: Colorado Gives Day
You’ll be able to find the Academy for Lifelong Learning on ColoradoGives.org. This means you can donate and Colorado Gives will bump up your donation from First Bank’s Endowment Fund. (First Bank divvies up $1 million between all the Colorado nonprofits on its site. But we’ll need to make a strong showing! Please tell your friends and mark your calendar for Dec. 6.

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day marks the start of the Spring semester at The Academy!

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MANY EVENTS in OCT/NOV

Academy Event Calendar–Now Put It On Your CALENDAR

Oct. 25, 1 p.m.: The Academy Readers Theatre Group is performing its coursework, Arsenic and Old Lace, in the Music Room, 161, on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. No need to RSVP. All Academy members are invited. There are 60 seats.

Oct. 27, 9:00: Sweeten the Pot! Muffins/Juice/Drawing , Just for the Fun of It. $5 per person. We’re hoping you’ll join us for a light breakfast before class. Please come at 9:00 for friends and frivolity! If you don’t have class that day, still feel free to come and enjoy. No RSVP necessary. A drawing will be held for a ceramic orb by artist Bil Buhler.

Oct. 31: We’re Giving You a Treat (no tricks) with Spring class topics. Check our Website and your email. Online and mail registration opens Jan. 6, 2017.

Nov. 1-3: Tattered Cover Book Fair: Notable Colorado novels will be on sale this week before and during classes. TC is giving The Academy 10 percent of its sales!

Nov. 3: Noon-1:30 p.m.  Ausma Zehanat Khan: A Muslim Detective in an Anti-Muslim World. She is the author of The Unquiet Dead, 2015, and The Language of Secrets, 2016. Her novels are built around human rights and war crimes in the Balkans. She holds a Ph.D. in international law and is the former editor-in-chief of Muslim Girl magazine. Book signing after presentation for about a half an hour.

Dec. 6, 24 Hours: Colorado Gives Day
You’ll be able to find the Academy for Lifelong Learning on ColoradoGives.org. This means you can donate and Colorado Gives will bump up your donation from First Bank’s Endowment Fund. (First Bank divvies up $1 million between all the Colorado nonprofits on its site. But we’ll need to make a strong showing! Please tell your friends and mark your calendar for Dec. 6.

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day marks the start of the Spring semester at The Academy!  

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