WILMINGTON — Registration is underway for fall term courses in Wilmington College’s continuing education program designed for the 40-plus crowd known as the Wilmington Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL).
WILL is in its eighth year of providing an “authentic educational opportunity” for older persons with a will to continue learning,” according to director Margaret Guentert, a retired faculty member at WC who founded WILL and has coordinated the program since its inception.
“The Wilmington Institute for Lifelong Learning fulfills a need as an educational outlet for motivated persons wishing to learn and be challenged,” she said.
For the fall 2017 term, WILL’s catalog features 21 skill-learning and knowledge-expanding seminars designed to introduce students to new worlds. They vary in class frequency and duration but generally will meet weekly from Sept. 15 through Nov. 10. Registration runs through Sept. 8, but class size for some courses is limited and may be full prior to this date.
The cost is $60 for the first seminar this term with the second one free of charge and $30 for each subsequent one. Some persons may qualify for financial aid. Seminars meet on campus and at other various locations.
The slate of courses for the fall term encompasses a number of topics, including gardening, religion, history, art, literature and medicine.
Seminars include: The Reformations, Card Making, Yoga, The Solution to the Epidemic of Obesity and Diabetes, Knitting 101, Current Trends in Law Enforcement, Furniture Restoration, Wine Appreciation, Knitting 201, Write It Right: The Rules and When to Break Them, Drawing, Variations of Monarchy, Quilt Tops, Genealogy, International Home Cooking, Silk Floral, Discourse in a Republic, A Taft Adventure, English Gardens, ABCs of Medicine and Stained Glass Possibilities.
In addition to course descriptions and class schedules on WC’s Website, WILL booklets are available in Wilmington at the public library, the General Denver, For a Song and a Story and Kava Coffee House, and in Blanchester at the Senior Center and Chevrolet dealership. They can also be obtained by calling Guentert at WC and leaving a message, including name and mailing address, at 937-481-2226.