Fall Classes

Many great courses are available for Fall 2019 starting in September and are listed below.  See the Fall 2019 Catalog and Calendar for full details.  Registration is open.

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 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 2019 Fall Catalog here
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View the 2019 Fall Calendar here
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Click for more information on registration and registration forms.

Classes for Fall 2019:

The Fall 2019 term has many great and interesting classes. Below is a list of the Fall 2019 classes.  Classes and their descriptions, times, locations 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.

Abolitionism & the Underground Railroad in Southeast Michigan Closed
Carol Mull, Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25 (4 Fridays) – 2:00 to 4:00 pm – Cedars of Dexter, (presented in cooperation with WCC)

Apron Strings: Fashion and Function throughout History
Erin Brayton,
Sept. 10 (1 Tuesday) – 6:30 to 8:00 pm – Chelsea District Library, (Free but registration required)

The Big Bands Closed
Hank Muir, October 1 & 8 (2 Tuesdays) – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Silver Maples

Downtown Ann Arbor and the Old West Side 
Grace Shackman,
Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26 (4 Thursdays) – 2:00 to 4:00 pm – Cedars of Dexter, (presented in cooperation with WCC)

From Mass Incarceration to Restorative Justice
Kathie Gourlay and Carolyn Madden, 
Oct. 3, 10 & 17 (3 Thursdays) – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon – St. Mary Church

Genealogy – From Getting Started to Breaking Down Brick Walls
Bill O’Reilly, 
Oct. 16 (skip 23) & 30 (2 Wednesdays) – 1:30 to 3:30 pm – Chelsea Senior Center,(Free but registration required)

Genes, DNA and Ancestry
Charlie Taylor,
Oct. 15, 22 & 29 (3 Tuesdays) – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Chelsea Retirement Community, Dancey Theater

Guardians of Detroit
Jeff Morrison,
Oct. 29 (1 Tuesday) – 7:00 to 8:30 pm – Chelsea District Library, (Free but registration required)

Historical Stories – Paris Exposition of 1900 & Music of the Civil War 
John Hauger, 
Sept. 10 & 17 (2 Tuesdays) – 2:00 to 4:00 pm – Silver Maples

History of WWI: One Chelsea Soldier’s War to End All Wars 
Cynthia Reynolds, 
Sep. 27 (1 Friday) – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm – Silver Maples

How Human Stories Shape our Lives
Barbara Brown Zikmund, 
Oct. 21 & 28 (2 Mondays) – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm – Silver Maples  

Israel Experiences 
Judy Miller, 
Nov. 18 (1 Monday) – 2:00 to 4:00 pm – St. Mary Church

Mindfullness, Meditation & Movement Closed
Karla Gourlay, 
Nov. 5, 12, 19 & 26 (4 Tuesdays) – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Chelsea Wellness Center, (presented in cooperation with WCC) 

Oceans – Our Planet’s Marine Issues
Cheryl Wells, 
Nov. 4 & 11 (2 Mondays) – 2:15 to 4:15 pm – St. Mary Church

The Renaissance: Art, Architecture and Humanism at the dawn of the Modern Age
Edwin Hoffman, 
Sept. 16, 23, 30 & October 7 (4 Mondays) – 2:00 to 4:00 pm – Silver Maples, (presented in cooperation with WCC)

Russia Closed
Rhoda Perkins-Boyer,
Sept. 25 (1 Wednesday) – 2:00 to 4:00 pm – St. Mary Church 

Sauces History
Tim Zigman,
Oct. 23 (1 Wednesday) – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Silver Maples

The Secret Gardens Closed
David Mastie, 
Oct. 2 (1 Wednesday) – 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Chelsea, MI

Spiders and their Kin
Cara Shillington
Oct. 24 (1 Thursday) – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon – Silver Maples

The Story of Antisemitism Closed
Rev. Ken Phifer, 
Oct. 25, November 1, 8, 15 & 22 (5 Fridays) – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon – St. Mary Church (presented in cooperation with WCC), 

The Story Within You
Doris Lemcke
, Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27 (4 Wednesdays) – 2:00 to 4:00 pm – Chelsea Senior Center

Stress, Sleep, Depression & Aging: Where do they meet? How do we treat? Closed
Dr. John Greden,
 Sept. 9 (1 Monday) – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm – Silver Maples 

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.