Welcome to LifeLong Learning
LifeLong Learning at PebbleCreek, a volunteer organization, provides opportunities to expand the knowledge and horizons of the community’s residents. Our goal is to provide programs to entice you to explore new subjects and discover new places in the Metro Phoenix area. Our devoted volunteers offer quality programs to keep your mind active and engaged.
The 2022 - 2023 LifeLong Learning season is here
and is bigger and better than ever!
Be prepared: Do not wait until the last minute, a LifeLong Learning account is required to register for most events and it is easy to create using the Create Account link on the right side of this page. Watch this space for event registration dates of all events. Announcements will also be in the LLL e-newsletter LifeLine, PebbleCreek Post and PebbleNews.
Complete event description and registration information can be accessed from the menus above by hovering over one of the category menus at the top of this page, and choosing an event.
Monday Morning Lectures:
Programs resume January 9, 2023
Classes: December classes are open for registration
The Class team has put together a diverse list of 35 classes. Registration is limited to one (1) per class event, for each LLL user account.
Dec. 15: Genealogy - Searching Church Records A Valuable Genealogy Resource
Denise Beeson will introduce a valuable tool for your genealogy research, and explain how to use it. One of the most famous church record archives is kept by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but there are also many other records, long kept for their members by churches in the US and overseas. Learn about these sources and how to access and explore church records, especially in countries where legal records may have been purged or otherwise destroyed in some government jurisdictions.
Dec. 7: Exploring the New Goodyear Library Free event - registration required
Rob Wilson, the Goodyear Librarian, visits LifeLong Learning to explain all the new library has to offer.
Be sure to take a look at all the trips we have scheduled for you. If an event is sold out you may register for the wait list. Trip fees include bus and venue fees; unless otherwise noted, lunch is included. Opening date of registration varies; refer to the specific trip for the opening date of registration; opening time is always 8 a.m. Registration is limited to two (2) per event for each LLL user account.
Feb. 21: Dolly Steamboat Nature Cruise Registration opens Dec. 1, 8 a.m.
Take a nature tour on the wilder side of Arizona with a visit to Goldfield Ghost Town and a Dolly Steamboat Nature Cruise, and then have dinner at Superstition Saloon in Tortilla Flat.
Opening date of registration varies; refer to the specific lecture for opening date of registration, opening time is always 8 a.m. Registration is limited to four (4) per event, for each LLL user account.
Open for registration:
Jan. 13: The Teddy Roosevelt Show
Joe Wiegand is the world's premiere Theodore Roosevelt "reprisor." As an actor and historian, Wiegand's portrayals of Theodore Roosevelt in live performances have been enjoyed in all fifty states and internationally.
Jan. 27: U.S. Healthcare from an International Perspective
Robert Smoldt and Natalie Landman will try to answer these questions and provide insight into the “best” and the “worst” practices of our U.S. healthcare system. This is an important topic to all Americans but especially to residents of PebbleCreek.
Great Decisions: Open for registration
Once again, LifeLong Learning is proud to offer America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Great Decisions is an eight-week curriculum created by the Foreign Policy Association. Registration is limited to one (1) for each LLL user account.
Great Decisions 1: Mondays, beginning Jan. 23, 4-6 p.m.
Great Decisions 2: Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 24, 4-6 p.m.
Great Decisions 3: Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 25, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Great Decisions 4: Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 25, 4-6 p.m.
Great Decisions 5: Fridays, beginning Jan. 27, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m
Meets the 1st Thursday of each month. This book discussion group gives you an opportunity to discuss a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books with others who also like to read.
Featured book for January 5:
The Incredible Winston Browne by Sean Dietrich
PC Reads Nonfiction:
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month. This nonfiction discussion group is for readers of history, military history, sports and other topics that the group decides to pursue.
Featured book for January 12:
Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace
All PC Reads and PC Reads Nonfiction book discussions are free events. Registration is required. Registration limited to one (1) per event, for each LLL user account.
Monday Morning Lectures: Programs resume January 9, 2023
LLL has 16 very interesting speakers and a wide variety of topics for the season. $5 at the door; no registration required. The theater is equipped with a loop system which is a special type of sound system for people who use hearing aids. The loop system provides a magnetic wireless signal that is picked up by a hearing aid when it is set to the T-setting (telecoil).
Dragan Boscovic, PH.D., will help us to understand this new and changing arena. Walk away with a better grasp of blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs. Discover what crypto is exactly and what it might evolve to in the future. Boscovic is a research professor in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (SCAI) at Arizona State University
Need help creating an LLL user account or registering for events?
Be prepared: A LifeLong Learning user account is required to register for all Classes, Great Decisions, Premier Lectures, Trips, and PC Reads. To create a LifeLong Learning user account, begin with the Create Account link on the upper right side of the page.
For weekly updates about LifeLong Learning events, be sure to subscribe to the LifeLine. Subscribe at the boxed link on the upper right side of the page.
For technical assistance or questions about LifeLong Learning send an email anytime to email@example.com A LLL volunteer will be happy to assist you.
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