Fall Classes

The Catalog for the Fall 2018 term will be mailed the end of July / beginning of August 2018.

Many great classes are available for Fall 2018 starting in September and are listed below.  See the Fall Catalog and Calendar for full class descriptions, dates and locations.  Registration is required for all classes.

Adult Learners Institute classes are conducted in cooperation with Washtenaw Community College. Two classes offered with our partners, the Chelsea District Library and the Chelsea Senior Center, will be FREE.   New this year is a THIRD FREE CLASS is being offered in partnership with the Chelsea Community Ed Department, Chelsea District Library, Chelsea Senior Center, as well as through the ALI Pam Radcliffe Memorial Fund. You must preregister for all classes including the free ones.

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

View the 2018 Fall Catalog here
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View the 2018 Fall Calendar here
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Click for more information on registration and registration forms.

Classes for Fall 2018:

The Fall 2018 classes and their descriptions, times, locations and instructor biography are fully described in the catalog. If classes are full, they are marked as Closed; see Registration for information on wait lists.

25 Science Things You Can Do with Your Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
David Mastie, September 7 (one Friday) 2:00 to 4:00 pm [this is repeated Tuesday Sept.11)

A Visit to Egypt
Barbara Brown Zikmund, Oct. 8 & 15 (2 Mondays) – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Silver Maples

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Latest Research 
Dr. Bruno Giordani, Oct. 2 (1 Tuesday) – 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Silver Maples

A Short History of Walking and One Pilgrim’s Progress
David Larwa,
Nov. 12(one Monday) 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Cedars of Dexter

Changing Roles of Chinese Women
Jui Hwa Upshur,
Sept. 20 & 27 (two Thursdays) 10:00 am to 12 noon at Chelsea Senior Center

Downsizing for the Next Stage of Life
Deb Mantel,
Oct. 11(one Thursday) 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Chelsea Wellness Center-5 Healthy Towns Foundation

Formidable Atlantic Crossings
John Hauger, Oct. 26 & Nov. 2 (2 Fridays) – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Silver Maples

From Robots to Retinas: Amazing Origami Applications in Science
David Larwa,
Sept. 14 (1 Friday) – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Silver Maples

The Great American Songbook
Hank Muir, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26 & Oct. 3 (5 Wednesdays) – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Silver Maples

Historic Washtenaw
Grace Shackman 
(presented in cooperation with WCC), Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27 (four Thursdays) 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Cedars of Dexter

Lost Treasures of the Titanic
Kathy Gunderson,
Oct. 17, 24 (skip Oct. 31) & Nov. 7, 14 (four Wednesdays) 7:00 to 8 pm at Chelsea Senior Center. (The funds for this free program are made available through the ALI Pam Radcliffe Memorial Fund.  You may attend any or all of these Free classes.)

Making Conservation Work
Meghan Prindle, Oct. 3(one Wednesday) 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Chelsea District Library (Free class but you must register by calling 734-475-8732)

Our Ongoing Great Lakes and Marine Issues
Cheryl Wells,
Nov. 7 & 14(two Wednesdays) 2:00 to 4:00 pm at St. Mary Church

The Opiate Outbreak/Epidemic
Charlie Taylor, Sept. 10, 17, 24 & Oct. 1 (4 Mondays) 3:30 to 5:30 pm at St. Mary Church

The Peace Tradition
Rev. Ken Phifer 
(presented in cooperation with WCC), Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27 (4 Tuesdays) – 10:00 to 12 noon at St. Paul United Church of Christ

The Pearl of Africa
Susan Nenadic
(presented in cooperation with WCC), Oct. 12, 19 (skip 10/26) & Nov. 2, 9 (four Fridays) 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Cedars of Dexter

Scandinavian Islands and Architecture
Karen Vigmostad
(presented in cooperation with WCC), Nov. 1, 8, 15 (skip 11/22) & 29 (4 Thursdays) – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Silver Maples

Simple Recipes for Tailgating
Trin Pifer, Jim and Mary Randolph
Oct. 5 (one Friday) 12:00 to 2:00 pm Chelsea Senior Center (Free class but you must register by calling 734-475-9242)

Travelogue – Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
Rhoda Perkins-Boyer,
Oct. 23 & 30(two Tuesdays) 2:00 to 4:00 pm at St. Mary Church

Washtenaw Wildlife Alphabetically
Don Chalfant, Oct. 4 (one Thursday) 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Cedars of Dexter

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.

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