Outreach

Life Macomb


LIFE Macomb

LIFEL.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. 

 


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Spring 2018 Course Offerings & Enrollments (Updated February 2, 2018 )

Course by Subject

  • The Arts

    The Artistic Legacy of John Brown (FULL- 30/30)- Wednesday, February 7, 14 & 21
    Dustin London Inside Out and Laken Bridges an/other (3/15)-Thursday, February 8
    The Play's the Thing (20/25)- Sundays, March 4 & April 8
    Three French Composers Influenced By Impressionism (10/25)- Wednesday, February 7, 14 & 21
  • Literature

    Illinois Literature: The Small-Town Experience (15/30)- Wednesdays, May 16, 23, 30 & June 6
    Making the Case for Graphic Novels (4/20)- Wednesday, April 18
    Shakespeare’s Macbeth (6/25)- Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22 & March 1, 8
  • Health

    Annual Medicare Visit—What’s In It for Me? (15/25)- Tuesday, April 24
    Why Is Sleep So Important? (15/50)- Thursday, April 26
  • Nature

    Basic Tree Care (20/30) Birding (14/15) - Thursdays, April 12 & 19
    The Geology of Argyle State Park (FULL- WL: 8) - Wednesday, May 23
    The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Project: Restoring River Floodplain for Nature and People (20/30)- Tuesdays, May 15 & 22
    The Process of Making Maple Syrup (7/20) - Saturday, March 3
  • History

    Adenauer and De Gaulle (10/30)- Wednesdays, March 21, 28 & April 4, 11
    Rock ‘n’ Roll Goes to the Movies--Again! (36/40)- Mondays, March 5, 12 & 19
    Russia: From Versailles to the Death of Stalin (1953) (20/24) - Tuesdays, March 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24: May 1
  • Interactive

    Balloon Animals...Dangerous or Fun, Create One and See (7/15)- Wednesday, March 28
    Chinese Dim Sum (Feb. 5-FULL), (Feb. 19-8/12) - Mondays, February 5 OR 19
    Cooking with Harold, Part Two (FULL- WL: 9)- Part Two - Thursdays, Apri 12 & 19
    An Introduction to Chair Chi (FULL - WL: 13)- Wednesday, March 7
    Kayaking Tour of Lake Argyle State Park (FULL - WL: 8)- Saturday, June 16
    Knitting for Loved Ones, Including Pets! (10/15) - Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 27, 31 & February 7, 14, 21, 28
    On Looking 5 (FULL-WL:2) - Thursday, April 26
    Piano Is for Everyone (6/8) - Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22
    Wild Flower Walk (FULL - WL: 14) - Saturday, May 5
  • Self-Help and Education

    Armchair Traveler (40/50) - Thursdays, April 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10
    Ask a Professional about Right Sizing for Life (20/50)- Tuesday, April 3
    Beyond Word-A-Day (4/12) - Mondays, March 19, 26 & April 2
    The Book Class (13/20)- Mondays, March 19, 26 & April 2, 9
    Cloud Computing—What Is It and Why Should I Use It? (FULL - WL: 15)- Tuesday, April 10
    E-Books for Everyone in the State of Illinois! (FULL - WL: 6)- Monday, February 26
    The Future of Humankind -- Better or Worse? - Tuesdays, March 20, 27 & April 3, 1 (15/30)
    Immigration 101 and DACA (9/30)- Tuesdays, February 6 & 13
    Importance of Advance Directives (15/25)- Wednesday, April 4
    Is Our Retirement Going as Well as We Thought it Would? (18/60)- Tuesday, April 17
    Uniting for Progress (4/30) - Tuesday, May 15
    A Virtual Trip to Andalusia, in Southern Spain: A Guide to, Perhaps, Prepare Your Own Trip (16/20)- Tuesday, March 20

Course by Date

  • Beginning in January

    Knitting for Loved Ones, Including Pets - Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 27, 31 & February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Beginning in February

    The Artistic Legacy of John Brown - Wednesday, February 7, 14 & 21
    Chinese Dim Sum - Mondays, February 5 OR 19
    Dustin London Inside Out and Laken Bridges an/other - Thursday, February 8
    E-Books for Everyone in the State of Illinois - Monday, February 26
    Immigration 101 and DACA - Tuesdays, February 6 & 13
    Piano Is for Everyone - Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22
    Shakesphere's Macbeth - Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22 & March 1, 8
    Three French Composers Influenced By Impressionism - Wednesday, February 7, 14 & 21
  • Beginning in March

    Adenauer and De Gaulle - Wednesdays, March 21, 28 & April 4, 11
    Balloon Animals - Wednesday, March 28
    Beyond Word-A-Day - Mondays, March 19, 26 & April 2
    The Book Class - Mondays, March 19, 26 & April 2, 9
    The Future of Humankind - - Better or Worse? - Tuesdays, March 20, 27 & April 3, 10
    An Introduction to Chair Chi - Wednesday, March 7
    The Play's the Thing - Sundays, March 4 & April 8
    The Process of Making Maple Syrup - Saturday, March 3
    Rock 'n' Roll Goes to the Movies -- Again! - Mondays, March 5, 12 & 19
    Russia: From Versailles to the Death of Stalin (1953) - Tuesdays, March 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24: May 1
    A Virtual Trip to Andalusia, in Southern Spain - Tuesday, March 20
  • Beginning in April

    Annual Medicare Visit - What's In It for Me? - Tuesday, April 24
    Armchair Traveler - Thursdays, April 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10
    Ask a Professional about Right Sizing for Life - Tuesday, April 3
    Basic Tree Care - Thursdays, April 12 & 19
    Cloud Computing - Tuesday, April 10
    Cooking with Harold - Part Two - Thursdays, Apri 12 & 19
    Importance of Advance Directives - Wednesday, April 4
    Is Our Retirement Goins as Well as We Thought it Would? - Tuesday, April 17
    Making the Case for Graphic Novels - Wednesday, April 18
    On Looking 5 - Thursday, April 26
    Why Is Sleep So Important? - Thursday, April 26
  • Beginning in May

    Birding - Saturdays, May 12 & 19
    The Geology of Argyle Lake State Park - Wednesday, May 23
    Illinois Literature: The Small-Town Experience - Wednesdays, May 16, 23, 30 & June 6
    The Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Project - Tuesdays, May 15 & 22
    Uniting in Progress - Tuesday, May 15
    Wild Flower Walk - Saturday, May 5
  • Beginning in June

    Kayaking Tour of Lake Argyle State Park - Saturday, June 16
 
Note: Current/Maximum, WL= Waitlist, Text=Course is over 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PARTNERSHIPS

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