Fall Classes

While the days lengthen and the air conditioner hums non-stop, the Curriculum Committee of the Adult Learners Institute has been fashioning a unique and exciting set of classes for its 2021 Fall term. Look for visits to exotic places like Cuba, the Great Lakes Islands, lush local  gardens, and even historic Chelsea. Religion, musical theatre, history of all kinds, old radio programs, stories from prison (yes, prison) and much more will be available for your enrichment and enjoyment through both in-person and Zoom classes

Classes start in September and below is a list of the Fall 2021 classes. The list of classes and their descriptions, times, locations (online or in person) and instructor biography are fully described in the Fall 2021 catalog available below.  If classes are full, they are marked as Closed; see Registration for information on wait lists.   Zoom information will be sent to registered students prior to the class.

Adult Learners Institute classes are conducted in cooperation with Washtenaw Community College. Several classes will be offered with our partners, the Chelsea District Library and the Chelsea Senior Center, and will be FREE, but you must preregister for all classes (in-person or online) including the free ones.

If you have questions, please Contact Us, send an e-mail to info@adultlearnersinstitute.org or call 734-292-5540.

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View the 2021 Fall Calendar 
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Classes for Fall 2021:

Below is a list of the Fall 2021 classes.  Class descriptions, times, location and instructor biography are fully described in the catalog.  If classes are full they will be marked as Closed; see Registration for information on wait lists.  Classes are in-person except where indicated.

ART OF TESSELLATIONS  
Ann Beyer,
November 12th (1 Friday) 10:00 am to noon – Chelsea Senior Center

CHELSEA HISTORY FROM 1890 into 1990 
Bill O’Reilly,
October 6th  (1 Wednesday) 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Chelsea Senior Center [Free Class. To register, call the Chelsea Senior Center at 734-475-9242]

CAPTURE YOUR DREAM ON PAPER 
Frances Wang,
October 6, 13, 20, 27 (4 Wednesdays) 6:00 to 8:00pm (Presented in cooperation with WCC) – Zoom class (Note: new time)

EXPLORING MUSICAL THEATER  
Hank Muir and Chris Lenehan,
October 25, November 1, 8, 15 (4 Mondays) – 1:00 to 4:00 pm – Chelsea Senior Center 

FIVE KEY GREAT LAKES ISLANDS 
Karen Vigmostad,
October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 (5 Fridays) – 1:00 to 3:00 pm (Presented in cooperation with WCC) – Zoom class

FORBIDDEN FRUIT: TRAVELING THROUGH CUBA BY MOTORCYCLE 
John Deikis,
 November 5th (1 Friday) – 10:00 am to noon – Zoom class

HISTORY OF AMERICAN TAP DANCE
Susan Filipiak,
October 18th (1 Monday) – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Chelsea Senior Center

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY 
Rev. Ken Phifer,
September 16, 23, October 7, 14, 21, 28, 30 November 4, 11 & 18 (10 Thursdays) 10:00 am to noon (Presented in cooperation with WCC) – Zoom class 

HISTORY WRITTEN ON STONE
Susan Nenadic,
October 19 & 26 (2 Tuesdays) – 10:00 am to noon (Presented in cooperation with WCC) – Zoom class

INSIDE THE WORLD OF FAYGO
Joe Grimm,
October 26th (1 Tuesday) – 6:30 to 7:30 pm – Chelsea District Library [Free Class. To register, call the Chelsea District Library at 734) 475-8732 ext 219 or via chelseadistrictlibrary.org]

LESSONS FROM A PRISON CLASSROOM
Judy Wenzel,
November 19th (1 Friday) – 2:00 to 4:00 pm – Chelsea Senior Center

LOOSEN UP! WITH IMPROV GAMES
Steve Daut,
October 4 & 11 (2 Mondays) – 10:00 am to noon – Chelsea Senior Center

MICHIGAN IN THE NOVEL
Adam Oster,
September 15 (1 Wednesday) 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Zoom class

MICROSCOPES AND CELLS
Charlie Taylor,
November 2, 9, 16 & 23 (4 Tuesdays) – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – in-person at Chelsea District Library Laboratory Room and via Zoom

MUSIC OF THE 1930s  Closed
John Hauger,
September 10th (1 Friday) – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Chelsea Senior Center

PABLO PICASSO: PLAYING GOLF WITH REALITY
Edwin Hoffman,
November 3, 10 & 17 (3 Wednesdays) – 2:00 to 4:00 pm (Presented in cooperation with WCC) – Zoom

REMEMBERING OLD-TIME RADIO – Sundays at Seven  Closed
Henry Aldridge,
September 20th (1 Monday) – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Chelsea Senior Center

ROOMS OF BLOOMS BEHIND SEAS OF TREES! THE EVERGREENS: Chelsea‚Äôs Secret Garden 
David Mastie,
September 22 OR 23 (1 Wednesday OR 1 Thursday) 1:00 to 3:00 pm – both classes are exactly the same  – in-person at instructor’s home

To register for classes, visit our registration page.

Adult Learners Institute classes are conducted in cooperation with Washtenaw Community College. Classes being offered with our partners, the Chelsea District Library and the Chelsea Senior Center, are FREE but you must preregister (see catalog for directions).

To register for classes, click the link to the registration page. Registration is by mail only.