The Second Half Announces Its Spring Program

DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - The Second Half/Lifelong Learning@ 50+ announced its ?study group? program for the spring session which begins Monday, March 8, 2004. These groups meet on a weekly basis in the daytime at either the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth main campus or at the University's Division of Professional & Continuing Education Center located on South Main Street in downtown Fall River.

DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - The Second Half/Lifelong Learning@ 50+ announced its “study group” program for the spring session which begins Monday, March 8, 2004. These groups meet on a weekly basis in the daytime at either the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth main campus or at the University's Division of Professional & Continuing Education Center located on South Main Street in downtown Fall River. 

Membership in The Second Half is $125 per semester and entitles you to enroll in as many of the study groups as you wish. Most study groups meet for 8 to 10 weeks per semester. 

“The format includes topical discussions, debate and participation,” said program Director Ellen Christie. “It is a wonderful opportunity to explore new ideas, meet new people and exchange information and viewpoints, without pressure or exams.” 

The study groups being offered this spring are: Writing From the Heart; A Sampler of Alternative Arts of Healing; How to Listen to and Understand Great Music; Through a Glass Darkly: Seeking the Truth in 2004 Presidential Election Rhetoric; Playreading Plus!; Italian Cinema: Classic & Contemporary Realism; Book Club for Mind & Soul; 
Exploring New Dimensions of the Universe; T'ai Chi for Mental & Physical Health; Handbell Ringing for Enjoyment; Writing Your Memories. 

An Open House is scheduled for Monday, February 2nd at the UMass Dartmouth facility in downtown Fall River at 139 South Main Street (formerly Cherry & Webb). Festivities are open to the public and begin at 1 P.M. 

According to Christie, “There will be a speaker and refreshments - and the chance to explore the opportunity for Lifelong Learning.” 

For more information about The Second Half/Lifelong Learning@ 50+ please call Ellen Christie by telephone 508 677-4694 or via email at echristie@umassd.edu.


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