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Lifelong Learning – January Classes

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The Center for Learning In Retirement, or CLIR is offering classes for January, focusing on lifelong learning. All classes are held in Vernon Cottage on the UConn Depot campus, all from 1:15-2:45 p.m. except for Memoirs:


Memoir Club, Thursdays, January 5 – March 30; 10:15-11:45

Making Cladograms, Tuesday, January 10

American Elections: Myths, Legends and Modern Reality

(presented by CT Secretary of the State Denise Merrill), Thursday, January 12

Medical Marijuana, Wednesday, January 18

Being Prepared Isn’t Just for Boy Scouts, Thursday, January 19

CAFE Guitar (live performance and discussion), Tuesday, January 24

The Politics of War and Peace, Wednesdays, January 25 and February 1

Climate and Hunter-Gatherers:  How the Environment Shaped Prehistory, Tuesday, January 31

For more information, please visit our website at:


November Classes at CLIR

CLIR groupUConn Extension’s Center for Learning In Retirement (CLIR) classes for November (all held in Vernon Cottage on the UConn Depot campus):
Why You Shouldn’t Worry Too Much About Who Wins the White House This November; Tuesday, November 1; 1:15-2:45
The Symphony; Wednesdays; November 2, 9, and 16; 1:15-2:45
Memoir Club; Thursdays, November 3, 10, and 17; 10:15 – 11:45
Gems, Crystals and the Structure of Matter; Thursdays, November 3 and 10; 1:15-2:45
Raising a Special Needs Child; Tuesday, November 8; 1:15-2:45
Forgotten Hero: Putnam’s Calvin William Heath; Tuesday, November 15; 1:15-2:45
A Post Mortem on the Congressional Elections; Thursday, November 17, 1:15-2:45
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October Classes with CLIR

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Our Center for Learning In Retirement (CLIR) is offering several interesting classes for October (all held in Vernon Cottage on the UConn Depot campus):

Memoir Club:  Thursdays,   10:15 – 11:45

The Unknown Kennedy (concerning the JFK assassination)                Tuesdays, October 11 and 18     1:15-2:45

Art and Science:  Are They the Same?                                                        Friday, October 14        1:15-2:45

The Israel-Palestine Conflict:  A Dissenting View                                   Thursday, October 20   1:15-2:45

Vampire Folk Belief in Historic New England                                          Tuesday, October 25     1:15-2:45

Will It Be “A Day That Shall Live in Infamy”?  (Election Day 2016)      Thursday, October 27   1:15-2:45

For more information, visit our website:

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CLIR Classes for September

CLIR classOur Center for Learning In Retirement (CLIR) has planned their September classes. It’s not too late to register, visit our website for more information.

CLIR classes for September are held in Vernon Cottage on the UConn Depot campus:


Memoir Club:  Thursdays from Sept 8,   10:15 – 11:45

BREXIT: Misplaced Nostalgia for the Sovereign Nation State           Wednesday, Sept 7    1:15-2:45

Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity: the Long Road from Evidence to Policy                   Tuesday, Sept 13  1:15-2:45

From Alchemy to Xanax: History of Drugs    Tuesday, Sept 20  1:15-2:45

The Talpiot Tomb In Jerusalem and Ossuary of “James Son of Joseph Brother of Jesus”        Tuesday, Sept 27  1:15-2:45

If it Ducks like a Quack: Critical Thinking about ‘Alternative’ Medicine                         Wednesday, Sept 28  1:15-2:45

CLIR Annual Meeting

Our Center for Learning In Retirement (CLIR) held their annual meeting in June with music and plans for upcoming courses. Visit their website for all of the latest news.

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