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The Center for Lifelong Learning offers fall courses

10/27/2019 3:55:09 PM

It’s never too late to learn something new, and The Center for Lifelong Learning at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is working with Senior Services of Sussex County to host an array of classes this fall. Explore everything from history, insight to art to understanding computers. Most courses are offered free of charge. Courses with a fee are noted.

To register, contact the Sussex County Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555 Ext. 1277.

Open Computer Lab Now Available to Seniors
Practice your computer skills in one of the College’s Open Labs staffed with tech-savvy student assistants. Mondays & Wednesdays during the Fall 2019 Semester from September 3 until December 20 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. No registration required, walk-in and practice your technology skills.

Senior-focused Technology Workshops
These hands-on workshops are taught by tech-savvy SCCC students who volunteer to teach as a community service. Register to attend as many sessions as you need.  Attend one, two or all three sessions for reinforcement.

All sessions are 10-11:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Room A227. Free to attendees but please register, seating is limited.

AARP “Smart Driver” Safety Course: This course, for drivers over 50 years of age, will be taught by a qualified instructor from AARP. Students will be using the “Smart Driver” program manual with its easy-to-follow format. Participants will learn from state-specific information throughout the course in a way that is easy to access and understand. 

Monday, September 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Room A227. The fee is $15 for AARP Members (must bring your AARP card), $20 for non-AARP members, and $10 for persons with Medicare coverage under United Healthcare (Must bring your United Healthcare Medicare card). Space is limited, reserve a seat.  Please bring a lunch and beverage.

Introduction to Drawing
Professor Michael Hughes, associate professor of Fine Arts at SCCC, will teach this three-part course that emphasizes the development of observational drawing skills and hand-eye coordination. Basic drawing elements such as line, proportion, perspective, composition, texture, and the study of light and shade are investigated through various perceptual and conceptual approaches.  Open to beginning students as well as those who want to refresh their skills before moving on to more advanced studio courses.

Students are required to bring a large newsprint pad and a basic drawing kit containing charcoal pencils, graphite drawing pencils, charcoal sticks, and eraser.

Fridays, October 4, 11 & 18 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon in the SCCC, Art Gallery/C106. The fee is $30.

Cultural Connections Series

Three Art Smart Workshops with Lauren Cernak  - Sign up for one class at $25 or take all three for $65 and save $10! Students are welcome to bring a beverage & snack. All supplies are provided by the instructor. Registration is required.

Piano for Life!
Join SCCC’s Coordinator of Music & Musical Theater, Dr. Deborah Gianuzzi, on the life-affirming path to musical knowledge. Dr. Gianuzzi’ s “Piano for Life” Thursday classes have been so successful that another day of lessons has been added. A free first class to get a taste of piano and learn some basics will be held on Friday, October 11 at 3 p.m. Five 30-minute lessons are scheduled weekly following the free class.

All lessons are in the Performing Arts Center, Room A227. The fee is $100 for five 30-minute lessons. Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book Level 1 is included in the course fee, to be paid to instructor.

Open House, be our guest
Join us for a buffet lunch in the Performing Arts Center followed by a musical performance in the Theater by Dr. Debbie Giannuzzi, SCCC Music Professor. Meet the Senior Services Division and Senior Life Center staff and learn about the many programs and services that are available to Sussex County seniors.

Friday, December 6, Noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, SCCC.

A buffet lunch will be served, open seating by reservation. No walk-ins, please! Seating is limited and reservations are a must for lunch! 

The Performing Arts Center is located on the Sussex County Community College campus ast One College Hill Rd., Newton, NJ. Visit sussex.edu/lifelonglearning for more detailed information. Unless indicated, please make sure to register for free and paid courses by calling The Sussex County Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555 Ext. 1277.

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