Winter/Spring Classes

There will be many exciting classes offered this Winter/Spring 2023 semester which starts mid February.  See below for a list of classes for Winter/Spring 2023 and to download the catalog.  

The classes will be offered in person and online via Zoom.  The full class descriptions, times, locations (online or in person) and instructor biography are described in the Winter/Spring 2023 catalog.  Catalogs are also available at many locations around western Washtenaw County. 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 are being offered with our partners, the Chelsea District Library and the Chelsea Senior Center, and are FREE.  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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Classes for Winter/Spring 2023:

The following is the list of the Winter/Spring 2023 classes.  The 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.  Classes are in-person and/or via Zoom. 

19th Century American Women 
Susan Nenadic,
 (presented in cooperation with WCC) 3 Thursdays, February 23, March 2 & 9 – 1:30 to 3:30 pm IN-PERSON—Cedars of Dexter, 411 Cedars Way, Dexter

Biology 101
Charlie Taylor,
3 Wednesdays, April 5, 12 & 19 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm IN-PERSON & ZOOMChelsea Retirement Community-Dancey Building, 805 W. Middle St, Chelsea 

Chelsea and Dexter: How Architecture Can Tell us About Dexter and Chelsea’s History
Grace Shackman,
(presented in cooperation with WCC) 4 Mondays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22—1:30 to 3:30 pm – IN-PERSONCedars of Dexter, 411 Cedars Way, Dexter

Pauline Cushman, Spy of the Cumberland
Bill & Glenna Jo Christian,
1 Friday, March 3—1:00 to 3:00 pm IN-PERSON—Chelsea Senior Center, 512 E. Washington St., Building 100, Chelsea

Dazzling Butterflies: Dance with the Monarch 
Brent Crain,
FREE (presented in partnership with the Chelsea District Library) 1 Wednesday, April 12—6:00 to 7:30 pm IN-PERSONChelsea District Library, 221 S. Main St., Chelsea

Developing a New Cancer Drug from Bench to Bedside
Jack Secrist, 1 Thursday, March 16—1:30 to 3:30 pm IN-PERSON—Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea

Downsize, Minimize, and Simplify
Stephanie Merkel, 1 Tuesday, March 7—1:00 to 3:00 IN-PERSON—Chelsea Senior Center, 512 E. Washington St., Bldg. 100, Chelsea

Dutch Oven Baking …. OUTDOORS
Ann Beyer,
1 Thursday, May 11 (Rain Day May 12) – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (3 hrs) IN-PERSON—North Lake Church, 14111 N. Territorial Rd., Chelsea

Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments
Peter Van Hoek, 2 Tuesdays, February 21 & 28—1:30 to 3:30 pm IN-PERSON & ZOOM—Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea

History and the Use of Kilts 
Bill O’Reilly, FREE (presented in partnership with the Chelsea Senior Center) 1 Wednesday, March 15—1:00 to 3:00 pm IN-PERSON—Chelsea Senior Center, 512 E. Washington St., Bldg. 100, Chelsea (Register by calling the Senior Center at 734-475-9242)   

How Michigan Became Michigan
John Daly,
1 Tuesday, March 21—1:00 to 3:00 pm IN-PERSONChelsea Senior Center, 512 E. Washington St., Bldg. 100, Chelsea

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: A Tool for Personal Transformation  
Bihla Birman-Rivlin, (presented in cooperation with WCC) 5 Wednesdays, May 3,(4:00 to 6:00), 10, 17, 24 & 31 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm IN-PERSONCedars of Dexter, 411 Cedars Way, Dexter

Let’s Take My Limousine: Hollywood’s Portrayal of Wealth and Social Status in Film 1935-1955
Edwin Hoffman,  (presented in cooperation with WCC) 2 Mondays, April 10 & 24—2:00 to 5:00 pm (3 hrs.) IN-PERSON—Cedars of Dexter, 411 Cedars Way, Dexter

Michigan Aviation Archeology-101; Every Wreck Tells a Story
David Trojan,
1 Thursday, May 4—1:30 to 3:30 pm IN-PERSON—Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea

Movies, Music and Memories
Hank Muir, 3 Fridays, March 10, 17 & 24—1:00 to 3:00 pm IN-PERSON—Chelsea Senior Center, 512 E. Washington St., Building 100, Chelsea

Music of the 1960s
John Hauger,
1 Friday, April 28—1:00 to 3:00 pm IN-PERSON—Chelsea Senior Center, 512 E. Washington St., Building 100, Chelsea

Our European Ancestors
Katherine Willson, 2 Wednesdays, March 15 (skip 22) & 29—10:00 am to 12:00 noon IN-PERSON—Chelsea Retirement Community-Dancey Bldg., 805 W. Middle St., Chelsea

Pantanal – A Wildlife Paradise in the Heart of Brazil
Rosangela Lawrence, (presented in cooperation with WCC) 1 Thursday, March 30—1:30 to 3:30 pm IN-PERSON—Cedars of Dexter, 411 Cedars Way, Dexter

Psychic Development  
Beverly Fish,
– (presented in cooperation with WCC) 2 Wednesdays, March 22 & 29—2:00 to 4:00 pm IN-PERSON—Chelsea Retirement Community-Crippen Bldg., 805 W. Middle St., Chelsea

Romance of Egypt and Jordan
Rhoda Perkins-Boyer, 1 Tuesday, April 18—1:00 to 3:00 pm IN-PERSON—St. Mary Church, Knights of Columbus room, 14200 E. Old US-12, Chelsea

Understanding US-Iran Relations
Moe Bidgoli,
4 Wednesdays, February 15, 22, March 1 & 8—10:00 am to 12:00 noon ZOOM ONLY—Zoom login information provided prior to class

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.