LLL in the time of the Pandemic

As the Covid 19 pandemic continues its relentless path, the leadership of LifeLong Learning is discussing options for the 2020-2021 season, planning for which is well underway.
We realize that even as PebbleCreek begins to reopen, following the guidelines of the CDC and Gov. Ducey, many of our residents are hesitant to resume normal activities in public. Many of us are over 60 and therefore very susceptible to this virus and will continue to maintain social distancing.
While no one has a crystal ball to tells us what the future will be, LifeLong Learning is considering several approaches that would enable us to continue offering educational opportunities, whether in person or via technology. To assist us in planning, we created a brief survey. We will be sharing those results later this week.
We are now planning the initial phase of internet/virtual programs. Watch your email for announcements.
Thank you for your help. Please stay safe and healthy!

LindstromCathySeason Cancelled, now what? 

Following the directives of the HOA Board, LifeLong Learning is canceling all LLL events through May 17.

We have a record of everyone who paid for a class, trip or the final Premier Lecture, and we will be issuing refunds. Please be patient as it will take a bit of time for us to put the procedures in place.

We also regret that we will not be holding the clothing drive for St. Vincent de Paul.

However, just because we’re practicing social distancing and not venturing far from our homes, there’s no reason to stop learning!

Why not take a break from the constant news about the coronavirus by exploring some of these learning activities compiled by LifeLong Learning at PebbleCreek. We’ll be sending more along periodically, but how’s this for a start?

Visit a museum, virtually! Google Art’s and Culture has virtual tours of the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and many others! Browse the list and visit a museum you’ve wanted to visit, but haven’t yet.  

Watch an opera! New York’s Metropolitan Opera is streaming videos of operas, with subtitles! Each day beginning at 4:30 p.m. the Met features a different opera, which will be available for 20 hours, but they are also available at on-demand on various sites. 

Watch a TED Talk! We’ve been posting all the TED Talks we’ve watched over the years – plenty of food for thought. A warning: you might get hooked on TED Talks!

The LLL Center will be closed, and we will try to listen to messages left on that phone on a weekly basis. However, the best way to reach us is by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Many thanks for your understanding, and keep washing those hands!

Cathy Lindstrom
President, LifeLong Learning at PebbleCreek

We need your ideas!

Do you know that some of the best programs, classes, lectures and trips offered by LifeLong Learning began when someone said, "What if we...."
PC Reads, the Sunday Series and TED Talks are among the programs that started with an idea. And many of our most successful speakers and teachers came from ideas suggested by residents.
If you have ideas about trips, classes and special programs, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
and we will send them to the appropriate team. See below for more specific ideas for lectures. 

Know a great speaker?

If you know of a great speaker who might be of interest to our community, the LLL Lecture Team would love to hear from you! Residents have recommended many speakers for Monday Morning and Premier Lectures. The LLL Lecture Team is always open to your suggestions.

See the speakers who were suggested by residents for this season.

Speaker-recommendation forms are available online and in the LLL Center. We ask for some basic information on the speaker you are recommending. 

When you have completed the form, you can SAVE the form as a PDF and then email it to Lorna Bray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or PRINT it and bring it to the LLL Center. 

The lecture series has been a successful and enjoyable program, and would not be possible without the help of the PC community.

Here are some of the things we look for in a speaker:

Speaker Traits

  • Knowledgeable in area of expertise.
  • Engaging and dynamic with excellent speaking skills.
  • Previous speaking experience for the purpose of educating, inspiring, entertaining.
  • No political, philosophical or religious “agenda.” 


  • We are looking for educational topics that will challenge and stimulate attendees and open minds to new ideas or points of view.
  • We are open to lectures on a variety of topics.

To Show Our Appreciation

If a speaker you recommend (who is not already on our list) is engaged for an MML or Premier Lecture, we will offer you two free Premier Lecture tickets for Premier speakers and two free MML tickets for MML speakers during the fall or spring lecture season.

For further information

Please contact Lorna Bray, director of lectures, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 563 505-6678.