ILR fall class registration is underway

Leigh Leuthold

Are you looking for a fun way to keep your mind active and interact with interesting people? Then consider registering for one or more classes this fall. The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) has once again assembled an intriguing course schedule.

ILR is an organization developed by and for the residents of SaddleBrooke. Learning is a lifelong endeavor that stimulates the brain, broadens experience and keeps us connected to the fast paced, rapidly changing world.

The classes are designed for active retirees. The time commitment is minimal and the atmosphere is stress free. There are no papers to write and no tests to be taken. Lively class discussion and participant interaction is encouraged by knowledgeable instructors.

The fall listing is as follows:

American History Through Folk Music and the Blues
by Susan Kravitz; Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to noon: September 17, October 1, 8, 15 and 22

Remarkable Women of the Civil War Era (a repeat) by Barbara Carter; Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to noon: September 18, October 2, 9, 16 and 23

London – Its Fascinating History by John Turner; Fridays 10:00 a.m. to noon: September 19, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

History of the Supreme Court (1944-2000) by Joann Ellison, Esq.; Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to noon: September 23 and 30, October 7, 14, 21 and 28

Nano Technology – Today and Tomorrow (a repeat) by Lockwood Carlson; Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to noon: October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

What Makes Beethoven Beethoven by Punch Howarth; Mondays 10:00 a.m. to noon: October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17 and 24

What the Buddha Taught by Harriet Schfall 2014; Tuesdays 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., October 21, 28, November 11, 18, 25, December 2

Chekhov – A Literary Genius by David Stegink; Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to noon, October 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3

The Arab Spring – What and Why was it and Where is it Now? by Sandy McNabb; Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to noon: October 30, November 6, 13, December 4 and 11

SaddleBrooke Progress, fall 2014 (a revised repeat) by Linda Griffin; Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to noon, November 11, 18, 25, December 2 and 9

To participate, become a lifetime member in ILR for $25. Members can then enroll in courses which are an excellent value at just $15 each. Registration is easy. Just go to There you will find course details and instructions for registering online or by mail. If you have questions call Joel Waldstreicher at 818-9038.