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LIFE Macomb

Adult LearningL.I.F.E. (Learning Is ForEver) is an organization dedicated to providing high-quality, low-cost, and enjoyable adult-education experiences. The Macomb L.I.F.E. program is affiliated with the national organization, Road Scholar: Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN). It is independently administered by area residents who develop the courses, select the teachers, establish the fees, and promote the curriculum.





Spring 2018 Course Offerings & Enrollments

(Current - Maximum, WL= Waitlist, Text=Course is over )


The Arts  

The Artistic Legacy of John Brown  

Dustin London Inside Out and Laken Bridges an/other

The Play's the Thing

Three French Composers Influenced By Impressionism



Annual Medicare Visit—What’s In It for Me?

Why Is Sleep So Important?



 Adenauer and De Gaulle

Rock ‘n’ Roll Goes to the Movies--Again!

Russia: From Versailles to the Death of Stalin (1953)



Balloon Animals...Dangerous or Fun, Create One and See

Chinese Dim Sum

Cooking with Harold, Part Two

An Introduction to Chair Chi

Kayaking Tour of Lake Argyle State Park

Knitting for Loved Ones, Including Pets!

On Looking 5

Piano Is for Everyone

Wild Flower Walk


Illinois Literature: The Small-Town Experience

Making the Case for Graphic Novels

Shakespeare’s Macbeth  



Basic Tree Care 


The Geology of Argyle State Park

The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Project: Restoring River Floodplain for Nature and People

The Process of Making Maple Syrup  

Self-Help and Education

Armchair Traveler

Ask a Professional about Right Sizing for Life

Beyond Word-A-Day

The Book Class

Cloud Computing—What Is It and Why Should I Use It?

E-Books for Everyone in the State of Illinois!

The Future of Humankind -- Better or Worse?

Immigration 101 and DACA

Importance of Advance Directives

Is Our Retirement Going as Well as We Thought it Would?

Uniting for Progress

A Virtual Trip to Andalusia, in Southern Spain: A Guide to, Perhaps, Prepare Your Own Trip













The LIFE organization is grateful to our sponsor, Western Illinois University's Study Abroad and Outreach Office, and the following community partners who are also committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities for area residents:


  • Argyle Lake State Park
  • Everly House
  • First Christian Church
  • Free Range Yoga & Community Wellness Center 
  • Lake Will Winery
  • Macomb City Hall
  • McDonough District Hospital
  • Pella Corporation
  • Spoon River College Community Outreach Center
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Tri-States Public Radio
  • Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Wesley Village
  • Western Illinois University's Malpass Library
  • YMCA Macomb


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