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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Opera Colorado Young Artist Cast, Elixir

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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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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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Social Security Reform this Thurs, Noon

From AARP:  “If our leaders don’t act, people will soon face a 25% cut to benefits. That means seniors will need to make ends meet with almost $10,000 less a year.”

This Thursday, Oct. 13 at noon at The Academy, AARP Colorado is hosting an information session on the challenges faced by social security. This session is your opportunity to ask questions social security and learn about Take A Stand, a new grassroots effort pressuring candidates to take action & put forward plans for social security reform.

NO NEED TO RSVP. Academy members and guests invited.  Refreshments available courtesy AARP Colorado.

Print a Flier for a Friend Here!  Soc. Security flier

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IN MEMORIAM: Ralph Plimpton

With the recent death of Ralph Plimpton, The Academy has lost a friend, active participant, former Board President, and proud supporter of The Academy and lifelong learning in general. ralph-plimpton-1

Ralph’s allegiance to The Academy was a testament to lifelong learning as seen here, in an excerpt from a Denver Post article from 2010:

“Following his retirement as owner of a successful consulting business, Ralph Plimpton found himself in the same unchartered waters that many seniors navigate when they leave the workforce.

As chance would have it, Ralph picked up and read an Academy of Life Long Learning bookmark and that made all the difference in the world. ‘A course titled, ‘The New Science of Happiness,’ caught my eye and so I signed up for it even though it was half over,’ Plimpton said. ‘This was the beginning of a new life – one that my wife says is the best thing that has ever happened to me.'”

Ralph took 38 classes at The Academy between 2005 and 2016.  This term he was enrolled in The Law and the Arc of the Moral Universe and It’s the Economy, Stupid. Through the years he taught about many topics including climate change, economics, global issues, cyber power, and culture.  The latter was his favorite subject to teach and economics was his favorite subject to study.

The Academy is forever thankful to Ralph for his friendship with Jerry Bruni.  They both wanted to spread economic literacy and the Bruni Foundation has given an annual gift to the Academy for its educational opportunities in economics. 

Ralph participated in several weekly coffee groups in Denver, and started one on Coronado Island where he and his wife stayed for several winter months each year.  It was always issues that he wanted to talk about.  His wife Fran had a habit of clipping small articles from the newspaper and tucking them in her purse so they would remember to discuss them at dinner. Discussion group member John Slocumb noted that Ralph asked intelligent questions, was very organized, searched for additional facts, and displayed sensitivity.

Sally Kneser recalls, “I took Ralph’s The World is Flatcourse in 2006 using Thomas Friedman’s book. Ralph provided thought-provoking questions and made certain that everyone had a chance to speak. All the discussions were lively because we didn’t all agree with each other, but Ralph ensured that the issues and our reasons were explored in a respectful manner.  He honored all opinions.  Through the years I often praised him as a master facilitator.”

Professionally, Ralph served as a manager and Vice President of Human Resources with Arco and Amoco until the early 1980’s. He retired in 2003 but turned around and founded a consulting practice in outplacement and search. 

In retirement Ralph was a Renaissance Man who enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others.

Ralph and his wife Fran have a home in Highlands Ranch.

 

 

 

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