Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Learning Unlimited, Morris Area’s lifelong learning group, starts its fall season on Wednesday, September 9th. Lawrence Owen is first up pleading “Show Me How to Get Out of Here.” A relative newcomer to our area, Lawrence taught school for forty years, over thirty of them at Gustavus Adolphus College. After retiring in 1996, he owned and managed a small golf business in Arkansas. Unable to hit the sweet spot in that business, he retired altogether and just played golf. In 2006, he and Mrs. Owen moved to Morris, where their daughter, Athena Kildegaard, lives with her family.
In his program subtitled “Ways out of the Body,” Professor Owen will read some poems and talk about poems that evoke, embody or present an out-of-body experience. He thinks there are suitable ways to enjoy such an encounter without the use of chemicals! We will meet in the Morris Public Library at 1:00 p.m.

Our annual intergenerational national issues forum will be held in October. The timely and divisive topic of “Coping with the Cost of Health Care: How Do We Pay for What We Need?” is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 7th at 8:30 a.m. in the Morris Area Elementary School.

On Wednesday, November 11, Julie Peletier and Bert Ahern will address some common misperceptions in their talk, “American Indians and the U.S.: New Perspectives” in the Stevens County History Museum at 1:00 p.m.
We will end the year, as we have for the last few years, tapping Laird Barber’s knowledge of the Bible. He will trace Jesus’ ancestry through the Gospel of Matthew on Wednesday, December 9th, in the Morris Public Library at 1:00 p.m.

Winter and spring 2010 are shaping up with a variety of compelling topics, spanning the arts, history, science, religion and politics. We will continue our annual Heritage Days event in April and wrap up with observance of Flag Day in East Side Park on Monday, June 14th, before breaking for the summer.
Learning Unlimited programs are sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Minnesota Humanities Center, Morris Area Community Education and other local sponsors. They are free and everyone is welcome

Please run the following if you can. We are charging $3.00 at the door, but that's only to pay the talent. It's not otherwise a fundraiser and we don't have any reserves for paid advertising.

Thursday, October 22, 1:30 p.m. Fall Get-Together sponsored by the Stevens County Eldercare Coalition, featuring local jazz musicians followed by pumpkin pie and coffee. Faith Lutheran Church.

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