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Mankato Area Lifelong Learners Announces Events

Upcoming event schedule announced.

2012-07-13
Mankato Free Press, 6-27-2012

MANKATO — Whether you’re interested in the geo­logic history of Minnesota, Native American traditions or a preview of Gustavus Adolphus College’s Nobel Conference, Mankato Area Lifelong Learners has a two-hour lecture for you.

Mankato Area Lifelong Learners comes out several times each year with a new list of one- day courses and informational sessions. Its intended audience is those 50 years old and older. Its purpose is to help people “share the joys of learning and friendship in an infor­mal setting.”

More information, as well as a full listing of courses, is available at mnsu.edu/mall. Or call the Mankato Area Lifelong Learners office at 507-389-2011 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lifelong Learners requires a membership fee of $25.

Also, members must pay $5 per session, but no more than $25 per quarter.

Here are the remaining upcoming events:

- “Native American Traditions of the Dakota and Lakota and Contemporary Life,” 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Aug. 6, Episcopal Church — The topic will be explored by David Brave Heart, an enrolled member of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and Sara Brave Heart, who has a degree in Native American studies.

- Preview of Gustavus’ Nobel Conference, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 23, Banquet Room at Gustavus Adolphus College — Nobel Conference 48 examines oceans as a source of inspiration, dan­ger and knowledge, gather­ing the top researchers in biogeochemistry, oceanog­raphy, deep-sea biology, molecular genetics and coral ecology to speak.

- “How the Music of the ’50s and ’60s Changed Us,” 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 13, Bethel Baptist Church — Longtime music lovers and performers Pete and Billy Steiner will discuss music.                 

- “Sunny Days in Psychiatry: Make the Most of Your Mental Health,” 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 18, Bethel Baptist Church — Rebecca Moore gives an overview of major mental health disorders, a brief look at how the brain works, treatment options and tips on daily mental health care.

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