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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series


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There are three ways to register for the classes/events.

• $20 enrolls you for both the Lifelong Learning Lecture Series and the Here’s to Your Health lecture series CRN 6139 • 12 sessions (Best Value)

• $15 enrolls you for the Here’s to Your Health Lecture Series CRN 6140 • 6 sessions, indicated below as H2H

• $7 enrolls you for any individual lecture 

Locations for lectures:

  • ECC is Echols Conference center, the building to the south of Stubblefield

  • CCC is Central Christian Church, same parking lot and then to the south side

Being Your Best Self
Dr. Anitra Fay

Behind many approaches to self-improvement are principles of psychology which are used to maximize your potential as an individual and empower you to make changes in your life for the better. Dr. Fay will look at some of the new concepts in the mind and body connection that can have a direct and positive impact on how we think and act to implement changes in ourselves, to deal with stresses and moods, and cope with life transition issues.

Wed Feb 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $7.00 CCC CRN: 6117


NAACP: A History in Fort Smith
Rev Jerry Jennings

With the recent re-establishment of a local chapter of the NAACP in Fort Smith we asked the Rev. Jerry Jennings and others to tell us about the history of the NAACP in the River Valley. With many recent anniversaries of historical importance this talk will highlight the contributions of many African-Americans to the River Valley.

Wed Feb 19 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $7.00 ECC
CRN: 6118

Classic Eateries in the River Valley
Kat Robinson

In the words of her own blog Kat Robinson is a food and travel writer based in Little Rock.  She travels Arkansas and the South searching for good stories, tall tales and the next great little restaurant. So she will visit with us to tell us of the eateries in our own neck of the woods, although she is always open to new recommendations as works to promote Arkansas tourism. her recent book include one on Pies of Arkansas, and Classic Eateries of the Ozarks and the River Valley.

Wed Feb 26
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $7.00 ECC
CRN: 6119

Day in the Life: County Coroner
Cindy Ducker

A Coroner was a position used in medieval England to represent the ruler of the time but many of us know the description through film and TV…who can forget the Munchkin coroner declaring the witch dead, or Qincey M.E. or more recently Crossing Jordan as depicting the coroner in action. But what does a coroner really do and when? Jon us as we visit with Sebastian county Coroner Cindy Ducker as we get a view of her day.

Wed Mar 05
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $7.00 ECC
CRN: 6120

Finishing Strong: Bringing Meaning to Your Life
Dr. Charles Saulsbery

Now is the time to contemplate the "meaning of life" for you and not later towards the end of life. Let Dr. Charles Saulsbery motivate you into creating a legacy now for your families, communities and maybe even the world! There is always time to take action and define your legacy, as Joseph Campbell said, "Life is without meaning. You bring meaning to life."

Wed Mar 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $7.00 CCC
CRN: 6121


Healthy Nutrition: Eat Well
Lacey Anderson/Tessa Bell

We may have passed Valentine’s Day but no need to stop trying heart healthy foods! Learn about which foods and cooking methods are best for your heart, and even sample some tasty delights as Sparks’ dietician Lacey Anderson and chef Tessa Bell show you how easy it is to prepare a heart healthy meal.

Wed Mar 19
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $7.00 ECC
CRN: 6122


Ecco-partners: Making a Difference
Randy Hall

Do you actively recycle? Do you know where to take those items such as paint, batteries, the new light bulbs?? Let Randy Hall tell you all about SCRSWMD and Eccopartners in encouraging you and your neighbors to effectively recycle. Bring your questions and learn how to participate in recycling efforts in the River valley.

Wed Apr 02
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $7.00 ECC
CRN: 6123

ADR: Solving Disputes through Mediation
Jennifer Taylor

Ever had a dispute with someone over property or sale of an item, or heard the usual response of "I'm going to sue". There is an alternative! Join Jennifer Taylor from the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission as she explains  the purpose of the commission. We will look at when and what mediation is used for, how it works, and who can use it.

Wed Apr 09
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $7.00 ECC
CRN: 6124

Energy Saving tips from OGE
Robin Arnold

We always have weather and about now we are hoping to move out of cold weather but into the hot weather. And you can save energy and reduce your costs in so many different ways. 

Wed Apr 16
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $7.00 ECC
CRN: 6125

ARORA: A Life-saving Move!
Mary Huss

This program will address the most common myths about organ and tissue donation, presented by Mary Huss, Public Education Specialist for ARORA.  ARORA is the acronym for Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency.  There are over 120,000 Americans currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and on an average day, about 20 of those persons die because no organ became available for them. April is national Donate Life month so be informed through this lecture.

Wed Apr 23
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $7.00 ECC
CRN: 6126


A Pressing Issue: Incontinence Help
Dr. Jeanmarie Householder

A health issue many women face as they age is incontinence. Living with a bladder or bowel control problem is not easy and often women find it embarrassing to talk about.  Stress incontinence, which occurs when you sneeze, cough, laugh or jog, is the most common type of bladder control problem in women. From exercises to medication or surgery, there are several options to alleviate symptoms of incontinence. JeanMarie Householder, M.D., with Sparks Obstetrics and Gynecology, will share effective long-term treatment options for women wanting to overcome incontinence and improve bowel control. Men are welcome to attend.

Wed Apr 30
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $7.00 ECC
CRN: 6127


Easy Fit: Exercise without Knowing It!
Mamie Jones

Have you heard that there is a benefit to light exercise but just can't get motivated or started? Join Mamie Jones, fitness instructor at UAFS and Marvin Altman health center, for a few tips and tricks on getting started with fun, easy exercises to get moving. You don't have to have a major workout to benefit from exercise!

Wed May 07
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $7.00 ECC




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