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Seniors Active In Learning Program Announces June Events

May 22, 2009 – Collin College’s Seniors Active in Learning program invites the public to participate in the following Summer Learning activities from Monday-Thursday throughout June at the Courtyard Center Campus (CYC), 4800 Preston Park Blvd., in Plano.


Attendees can participate in Keepsake Writing from 10 a.m.-noon on June 8 in room A216, a Book Discussion Group from 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. on June 1 and June 22 in room A216 and Afternoon at the Movies from 12:30-3 p.m. every Monday in room A232.

Keepsake Writing is an opportunity for seniors to write and share their stories while the Book Discussion Group and Afternoon at the Movies will read and then review the movie made from the book. The first book/movie will be  “Dolores Claiborne” by Stephen King.. “Dolores Claiborne,” the movie, features Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Christopher Plummer. Other books and movie pairing will follow throughout the summer.


Every Tuesday in room A232, seniors can attend Current Events from 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. and Potpourri from 1-2:30 p.m.

Current Events will involve a discussion of events with an emphasis on what’s happening now while Potpourri will feature speakers who will discuss topics such as stem cell developments, Beethoven’s life, solving Sudoku puzzles and the current economy.


From 9-11 a.m. in room A212, participants can play Mah Jongg and then attend the History Series from 1-2:30 p.m. in room A232.  Both begin June 3. Those attending the History Series will discuss “1865, The Year that Saved the Nation,” and “How Aviation Defined the 20th Century.”


Beginning. on June 18 in room B115, from 1-4 p.m, Marli Davis will discuss “1913: The Year England Waited.” In room B115 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Les Lorenzo will be leading “Celestin’s Café;” an on-going discussion class inspired by the exchange of ideas such as those that took place in Athens 2,500 years ago, when Socrates, Sophists and the general populace discussed religion, the gods, politics, art, theater, education, science and technology. The purpose of Celestin’s Café is to provide insight into alternate ways of looking at various ideas, issues and subjects.

For a complete list and details of the Summer Learning speakers and events, call 972.985.3788, e-mail or visit

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