The Winter/Spring 2021 classes will be listed here in January/February of 2021.
The Winter/Spring 2020 classes are listed still below as we hope to still offer these classes or similar classes in future semesters. The Winter/Spring Catalog and Calendar have full details of the classes and are available below.
Adult Learners Institute classes are conducted in cooperation with Washtenaw Community College. Two classes are being offered with our partners, the Chelsea District Library and the Chelsea Senior Center, and are FREE, but you must preregister.
View the 2020 Winter/Spring Catalog here
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View the 2020 Winter/Spring Calendar here
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Click for more information on registration and registration forms.
Classes for Winter/Spring 2020:
In response to the COVID-19 virus that is sweeping our country, for safety the ALI Board has decided to cancel all of the classes Winter/Spring 2020 semester. We are exploring options for holding these topics in the future. The Winter/Spring 2020 classes are still listed below to give you an idea of the classes offered.
Winter/Spring 2021 classes and their descriptions, times, locations and instructor biography will be described in the 2021 catalog and listed here in January/February 2021.
Jane Austin: Manners, Money, Marriage and Morality
Geraldine de Batlle – March 27, April 3, 17 & 24 (4 Fridays) – 2:00 to 4:00 pm (except 4/24 2:30 to 4:30 pm) at Cedars of Dexter
Cooking with Herbs: Spice up Everyday Meals
Jim & Mary Randolph and Merrill Crockett – March 25 (1 Wed.) 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Chelsea Senior Center [Free Class]
Desserts by Decade: the 1920s
Keegan Rodgers and Patti Smith – March 11 (1 Wed.) 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Chelsea District Library [Free Class]
Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
Henry Aldridge – March 20 (1 Friday) at 2:00 to 4:00 pm – at Cedars of Dexter
Evolution: Its Not Just Biology Closed
Greg Peter – March 16 & 23 (2 Mondays) 2:00 to 4:00 pm – at Cedars of Dexter
Five Key Great Lakes Islands
Karen Vigmostad (presented in cooperation with WCC) – March 5, 12, 19, 26 & April 2 (5 Thursdays) 10:30 to 12:30 pm at Silver Maples
Gardening: Spice up your Garden and Improve your Health
Jennifer Fairfield – April 23 (1 Thursday) 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Chelsea Senior Center
History of Transportation in Washtenaw County
Grace Shackman (presented in cooperation with WCC) – May 5, 12, 19 & 26 (4 Tuesdays) 2:00 to 4:00 pm – at Cedars of Dexter
Mindfulness, Meditation and Movement
Karla Groesbeck (presented in cooperation with WCC) – Feb. 25, March 3, 10 & 17 (4 Tuesdays) 2:00 to 4:00 pm at St. Paul United Church of Christ
Hank Muir and Chris Lenehan – March 24, 31, April 7 & 14 (4 Tuesdays) 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Silver Maples
Religion and Violence
Rev. Ken Phifer (presented in cooperation with WCC) – April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 (5 Wed.) 10:00 to 12:00 noon at First United Methodist Church
Senses and Memory in the Brain: How Do They Work?
Charlie Taylor – April 7, 14, 21 & 28 (4 Tuesdays) 10:00 to 12:00 noon at Chelsea Retirement Center Dancey Theater
The Search for General Tso
Frances Wang – March 30 (1 Monday) 12:30 to 3:00 pm at Silver Maples
Snapshots of the Inupiaq Eskimo Lifeways: Before Oil and After
Pam Ross – Feb. 24 (1 Monday) 1:00 to 3:30 pm at Silver Maples
A Virtual Nature Walk Closed
Don Chalfant – May 1 (1 Friday) 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Cedars of Dexter
Welcome to Brazil
Rosangela Lawrence (presented in cooperation with WCC) – March 2 & 9 (2 Mondays) 10:30 to 12:30 noon at Silver Maples
World Mythology Closed
Elisabeth Thoburn (presented in cooperation with WCC) – May 7, 14 & 21 (3 Thursdays) 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Cedars of Dexter
22,000 Bulbs and Counting Closed
David Mastie – May 15 (1 Friday) 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm in Chelsea (directions provided with registration)
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.