Community Education Center Enews November 2018
Greetings Fairfield Bay,
Did you know that Fairfield Bay is within commuting distance to several major universities? Only 50 minutes south of us is Conway, the City of Colleges. Conway is home to the University of Central Arkansas, Central Baptist College and Hendrix College. In the other direction we have the campus of Arkansas State University in Beebe, with additional campuses in Heber Springs and Searcy. Also located in Searcy is Harding University, a private liberal arts institution, and Lyon College, a private institution is located in Batesville. The University of Arkansas has a community college in Morrilton.
Taking a Class!
Did you know that the state of Arkansas Act 678 of 1975 provides that ‘when any person sixty (60) years of age or older is admitted and enrolls as a student in any state-supported institution of higher learning in this state, the board of trustees of the institution or other appropriate institutional officials shall waive all the general student fee charges for each student on a space-available basis in existing classes.”
What a bargain! The average cost of a standard three-hour credit class is about $1,000. That does not include books and materials. If you are interested in a class, but don’t want to complete the course work you can audit the class for free, if the institution and the instructor permit it.
So here is the open door for you to continue your life-long learning. Give them a call, go online and look at the course offerings. Find something that you have always had an interest in, were curious about, or try something completely new. In a class of undergraduates you might be the oldest student, but your life experiences make you the wisest. This is your chance to do it over, with benefits!
The Education Center offers our group classes in Painting, Fused Glass and Jeweled Spider classes every week. Jim, Barbara and Fran are masters at their arts and host classes that are as fun socially as they are creative. Or challenge your skills at multitasking by taking a series of 5 piano lessons with Sue, our fabulous piano instructor on Mondays. RSVP by calling 501-884-4440.
Our Sterling Scholar’s monthly presentations continue this month. Judy Allen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma with Choctaw Code Talkers of WWI will be here on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7. We are hosting local resident Lee Phillips with his photo-journey of England and Scotland on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th, and Pat Guin of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma with the Native American Seed Exchange on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th.
The Sterling Scholars lectures are held from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Indian Hills Little Red Restaurant during the Rotary Club meeting on the first Wednesday of the month. This event is open to the public and purchase of lunch is optional.
SAVE THE DATE:
Wed Dec 5th
We are hosting local resident Lee Phillips with his photo-journey of England and Scotland
Wed. Feb 6th
Pat Guin of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma with the Native American Seed Exchange.
The Education Center is located in the Village Mall, next to the Mayor’s office, and is open from 9am to 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Our classes and events can be found on our Facebook page: FFB Community Education Center. I hope you can join us.
Dr. Catherine Swift
Fairfield Bay Community Education Center
• Hours: Open, 9am to 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
• Address: 130 Village Lane Suite 5E, Fairfield Bay, Arkansas. Village Mall, next to the Mayor’s office
• Phone: (501) 884-4440
• Email: [email protected]
• Facebook: Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, find classes and events
About the FFB Community Education Center.
An annual Registration Fee of $35 is required after attending your first class and is valid for 12 months. Our resort guests are not required to pay the annual registration fee.