The spring semester of Lifelong Learning, the community enrichment programs sponsored by Tabor College, will begin Friday, Feb. 22.
Director Connie Isaac said she is encouraged by the upcoming roster of presenters.
“We are thankful for the unusually capable and truly interesting speakers who are committed to help make our lecture series successful,” Isaac said.
“Though most of the audience participants are neighbors from Marion County, it’s been particularly exciting to see folks come from Sedgwick, Harvey, Reno and Dickinson counties as well.”
The sessions start at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center Lobby. The cost is $4 per session or $15 for the entire semester. Rates for couples are $29 for the semester.
Participants can eat lunch at a discounted price in the cafeteria following the sessions.
Feb. 22: Steve Vincent, Hillsboro, will be singing as well as sharing his talents on the piano and handbells. He also will express his thoughts on the musical selections and invite group participation on a couple of familiar songs.
March 1: Photographer Harland Schuster will speak about the adventures he had while traveling across Kansas shooting for a book that was a special project of the Kansas Sampler Foundation.
March 8: Former Tabor College President Larry Nikkel, who recently published his autobiography, will share insights from his family life and leadership experiences. Soprano Janie Brokenicky will perform two favorites.
March 15: Author Jim Beck will discuss his recent book, “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Settlement of Union Township, Clay County, Kansas.”
March 22: Spring break, no session.
March 29: Good Friday, no session.
April 5: Glassware collector Donavon Schmidt will talk about the “ins and outs” of antique glassware. He will be displaying some of his pieces. Schmidt invites those who have their own collection to bring a piece to hear his personal comments.
April 12: Jon Wiebe, president and chief executive officer of MB Foundation, Hillsboro, will address financial challenges retirees are facing.
April 19: Betty Baerg Lofland will share her experiences while teaching in the Middle East and China for the past 35 years. Lofland and her husband now live in Pasadena, Calif., for six months of the year and spend the rest of the time in Macao, China.
April 26: Group fellowship and listening to the Cottonwood River Band play country, gospel and blue grass.