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It is with regret that we inform you that Life Long Learning classes for Spring 2020 have been canceled. This has been a difficult decision but we recognize that many of our attendees are in the age range that is hardest hit by the COVID-19 virus. It is in everyone’s interest and safety to be cautious at this time. All money that has been received for Spring Classes 2020 will be used as a credit for Fall 2020 Classes. We are checking with the current presenters in the hope that they will be available for Fall Classes 2020. Please call 610-326-3099 with any additional questions.
Adult Enrichment Series
Life Long Learning is a non-profit organization established in 1993 to offer community members an opportunity to hear and participate in discussions on contemporary topics such as history, the arts, health, travel, gardening, culture, cooking, literature, finance and more. A four-week educational series is offered twice each year in April and October. Everyone is welcome!
Life Long Learning, a non-profit corporation, was organized on March 11, 1993. Its purpose is to offer individuals residing in or near the Upper Perkiomen Valley opportunities to learn through hearing talks and participating in discussions on many topics including history, the arts, health, religion, travel, gardening, cultural diversity, cooking, literature, finance, and much more.
Life Long Learning fulfills its purpose by offering a series of seminars in the spring and fall each year. Three concurrent one-hour seminars are held before a thirty minute coffee break and three concurrent seminars are held after. Participants may choose two seminars – one from each time frame. Field trips may be planned to enhance the classroom experience. It is our hope that there will be something to interest everyone with each spring and fall session.
Life Long Learning is intended primarily for senior citizens in the Upper Perkiomen Valley and surrounding areas, but people of all ages are welcome to participate. There is a modest charge for the educational series to cover refreshments, facility costs, insurance, postage and equipment. The New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ graciously provides rooms and the necessary clerical and custodial services. The Upper Perkiomen School District generously assists with technology needs and printing requirements.
Life Long Learning has no paid staff. Its board of directors and all of its faculty members are volunteers, freely contributing their time, talents, and energy to what has become an important and popular part of the Upper Perkiomen Valley’s cultural life.
Board of Directors
Eliza Mann, President
George Bonekemper, Vice President
Annette Thompson, Treasurer
Priscilla Kistler, Recording Secretary
Sharon Muntz, Recording Secretary
Maribeth Reigner, Communications Secretary
Robert DeFuccio Roselyn Parry
Sally DeFuccio Susan Royer
Gail Gerhard Charles Shagg
Glenn Gilbert Jean Thobaben
Thomas Henry Kathie Utz
Dr. Allyn J. Roche, Upper Perkiomen School District Liaison
Rev. James Roth, Audio-Visual Coordinator
Each speaker contributes their time to the Life Long Learning program and we express
our deep gratitude for their kind assistance.
Scott Armstrong – Author, publisher, teacher James J. Coffey – Retired science teacher (Upper Perkiomen SD) Jeanne Cove – Director of Upper Perkiomen Valley Library, book lover, literacy advocate Gabe Delp – Guitarist, songwriter, college student Kathy Doyle – Volunteer co-director of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY Associate Program Dr. John Farris – Retired dentist, US Army Dental Corps veteran, Vietnam tour Jay Fischer – Electrical power systems background, Italian Renaissance art hobbyist, extensive travels in Italy Kathy Halpert – Master Gardener, retired teacher (Upper Perkiomen SD), Art Smart volunteer and organizer Bradley Hendershot – Award-winning contemporary representational artist of rural life of both PA and Maine Clyde Hoch – Pennsburg native, veteran, author Hometown Veterans – Local service men and women Katharine Krieg – Contemporary artist and teacher with students in Green Lane, PA and Monhegan Island, ME Matt and Charlotte Kulp – Monarch hobbyists Dave Luz – Executive Director of Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, avid reader Eliza Mann – Retired teacher (Upper Perkiomen SD), LLL President Amy Morse – Director of Music, Perkiomen School Maribeth Reigner – Retired teacher (Upper Perkiomen SD), LLL Board Member Sally Sue Richmond – Penn State Master Gardener Charles Shagg – Retired history teacher (North Penn SD), Vietnam veteran, Green Beret, LLL Board Member Linda Shagg – Retired nurse, daughter of a Norwegian Sea Captain from Brandal, Norway Dr. Mark Thomas - Supervisor of Music, Upper Perkiomen SD
The entire cost of the four-week educational series is $20 which covers coffee breaks and incidental expenses. Participants can register for one course at 9:30 for all four weeks and one course at 11:00 for all four weeks and attend the courses for which they are registered. Everyone is welcome!
All registration is by mail. Click here to open the registration form and then mail it with $20 non-refundable fee to:
Life Long Learning
New Goshenhoppen UCC
1070 Church Rd
East Greenville, PA 18041
Enrollment is limited. Prompt registration will ensure your place in the classes of your choice. Please indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice for each session.
Classes will be held on the following four Tuesdays in 2020 (April 7, 14, 21, 28) One session of three concurrent classes will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Following a half-hour coffee break, a second session of three concurrent classes will be held from 11:00 a.m. until noon.
All sessions will be held in the Educational Wing of the New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ in East Greenville. Parking and elevator access are available next to the main church building.
Tuesday, April 7th is the opening day and an orientation session will be held at 9:00 a.m. Please make every effort to attend.
For more information, call Gail Gerhard at 215-679-6523.