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Fall 2018 Program Schedule

Please join your friends with the Seniors for Creative Learning program on Thursday, August 30, for a fall kickoff chicken lunch at the O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St., in Knoxville.

The lunch will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and feature entertainment by the Southern Grace Trio.

Our fall lecture series begins on Tuesday, September 4, at 1 p.m. (See below for the schedule.)

Registration for the kickoff lunch and entire lecture series is $40 per person or $55 per couple.

Click here to register online.

You may also register by telephone by calling 865-974-0150.

Fall 2018 Schedule

August 30 – Fall Kickoff Chicken Lunch featuring entertainment by the Southern Grace Trio (12:30 p.m.)

September 4 – History of the Civil Rights Movement … 100 Year History by Bob Booker (1 p.m.)

September 4 – Technology for Active Aging by Jennifer Dancu (2:30 p.m.)

September 6 – Swing Dance: Exercise or Fun? By Amy Sosinsk (1 p.m.)

September 6 – America’s Greatest Maritime Disaster: The Sultana by Norman Shaw (2:30 p.m.)

September 11 – TBD (1 p.m.)

September 11 – Knoxville Urban Agriculture and the Beardsley Farm by Adam Caraco (2:30 p.m.)

September 13 – The Perfect Pair: Pets and Seniors by Misty Goodwin (1 p.m.)

September 13 – Designing Your Life … Even the End by Steve Peckham (2:30 p.m.)

September 18 – 3D Printing at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory by Lonnie Love (1 p.m.)

September 18 – Our Community’s Opioid Crisis, Your District Attorney’s Response by Charme Allen (2:30 p.m.)

September 20 – TBD (1 p.m.)

September 20 – Pollinators and Fall Gardening by Marianne Wilson (2:30 p.m.)

September 25 – Urban Knoxville: What’s on the Horizon? By Rick Emmett (1 p.m.)

September 25 – State of the Park Report: Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Nigel Fields (2:30 p.m.)

September 27 – FIELD TRIP: TBD (1 p.m.)

October 2 – Self-Driving Vehicles in Knoxville’s Future by Jeff Branhan (1 p.m.)

October 2 – How to Get Heat without the Fire: Love Poems for an Autumn Afternoon by Marilyn Kallet (2:30 p.m.)

October 4 – National Parks: Preserving Our Past, Protecting Our Future by Tracy Kramer (1 p.m.)

October 4 – Knoxville’s Traumatic Civil War Experience by Joan Markel (2:30 p.m.)

October 9 – Voter Registration by Kathy Greenberg (1 p.m.)

October 9 – The Century History of Caswell Park by Jack Neely (2:30 p.m.)

October 11 – The Knoxville Zoo: It All Started with Al, the Alligator! By Norm Naylor (1 p.m.)

October 11 – Urology: When It’s Time to Call the Plumber by John Paul-Newport, M.D. (2:30 p.m.)

October 16 – LIFESTAR and Emergency Preparedness by Rick Harrington (1 p.m.)

October 16 – Why Essential Oils Are Necessary by Linda Battani (2:30 p.m.)

October 18 – FIELD TRIP: Old Knoxville High School History and Tour by Kim Ohlen (1 p.m.)

Seniors for Creative Learning is a joint venture between the University of Tennessee’s Department of Professional & Personal Development, the John T. O’Connor Senior Center, and the SCL organization.



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