Academy of Lifelong Learning Lunch & Learn Lectures

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Lunch & Learn Lectures are free events scheduled monthly during lunch hours. These events are special opportunities for Academy members to socialize and to learn about services and resources in the Coles County community or to be entertained or informed on a topic of interest. Introduce a friend to the Academy by bringing them along to a Lunch & Learn lecture. No pre-registration is required; bring your lunch in your green Academy lunch bag and join us!

 

Alaska: Land and Sea

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: EIU Blair Hall, Room 2116
Presented by: David & Joyce Maurer

Visit Alaska by land and sea, and note how our largest state offers unique wildlife, various landscapes, and opportunities to explore a fascinating past.

 

European River Cruising: Danube, Main, Rhine

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location: EIU Blair Hall, Room 2116
Presented by: Terry Weidner

Join Terry Weidner on a cruise of three scenic rivers from Vienna to Amsterdam and let the culture of Europe’s grand cities and fairytale villages engage your curiosity.

 

Hawaii 2012

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location: EIU Blair Hall, Room 2116
Presented by: Doug Davis

Watch video from the islands of Kaua’i, O’ahu, and the Big Island of Hawai’i, including a helicopter tour of Laua’i and a 2010 helicopter tour from Maui to Moloka’i. Video clips will also include Polynesian dancing and a luau dinner.

 

Our Trip to Ireland

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location: EIU Blair Hall, Room 3108
Presented by: Jack & Jan Little

Jack & Jan Little will present highlights, pictures and facts from their 2012 trip to Ireland. Learn some of their secrets to successfully planning a trip.


The Pacific Coast Highway: Mendocino To L.A.

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: EIU Blair Hall, Room 3108
Presented by: Jill Nilsen

Take a trip along the Pacific Coast Highway and enjoy the beautiful scenery! Visit wine country, San Francisco, Monterey/Carmel, and Big Sur. Learn about fun and interesting sightseeing spots along the way!

 

Lincoln’s Springfield & Jefferson’s Williamsburg

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: EIU Blair Hall, Room 3108
Presented by: Foster & Jean Rinefort

Compare and observe the contrast between Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois and Thomas Jefferson in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia