The Center for Lifelong Learning

Health, Wealth & Wellness

NEW! Classes at Arthur Murray Dance Studios

Latin Rhythms Class

Get your dance on in these fun classes at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Each session will focus on a different dance style. Learn fun patterns, timing, and most importantly to lead and follow. No experience is necessary and both singles and couples are welcome. Each class will be taught by a professionally certified Arthur Murray dance instructor.

Salsa Sessions

CRN: 30339-133
4 Wednesdays | Feb. 5-26, 2014 | 7:30-8:15pm | Arthur Murray Studios | Cost: $42
Register by: Jan. 29, 2014

Bachata and Merengue Sessions

CRN: 30340-133
4 Wednesdays | Mar. 5-26, 2014 | 7:30-8:15pm | Arthur Murray Studios | Cost: $42
Register by: Feb 26, 2014

Cha Cha Sessions

CRN: 30341-133
4 Wednesdays | Apr. 2-23, 2014 | 7:30-8:15pm | Arthur Murray Studios | Cost: $42
Register by: Mar. 26, 2014


A Primer for Sustainable Living

Sustainable living is more than a passing trend, but many practitioners (or those who want to be) often lack practical information on how to successfully live off the land, especially when it comes to raising farm animals. Lifelong farmer, homesteader and Owen County native, Bill Pursell, guides participants through important considerations associated with urban farming. Classes will cover the following; site and animal selection, land / water management, and gardening. Bill pulls the class together by also examining the business of urban farming, including budget and tax considerations, trading, marketing, and auctioning, as well as other topics of that will be of particular interest to future farmers.

CRN: 30342-133 | Instructor: Bill Pursell
5 Thursdays | Mar. 27-April 24, 2014 | 6-8pm | Liberty Crossing, Room M114 | Cost: $84
Register by: Mar. 20, 2014


Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement, this 2-part course helps you plan your future with confidence. In Retirement Planning Today® you will learn how to save money on taxes, manage investment risks and protect your assets from potential long-term health care expenses. Above all, this course shows you how to assess your financial situation and develop a personalized plan to achieve your retirement goals. Class is priced for individuals and couples. When registering as a couple, please provide information for both individuals.

2 Tuesdays | Mar. 25-Apr. 1, 2014 | 6-9pm | Ferguson, C246 | Instructor: Doug Hughes
Cost (Individuals): $44
Use Course Number 30343-133 when registering
Cost (Couples): $79
Use Course Number 30344-133 when registering
Register by: Mar. 18, 2014

2 Thursdays | Mar. 27-Apr. 3, 2014 | 6-9pm | Ferguson, C246 | Instructor: Doug Hughes
Cost (Individuals): $44
Use Course Number 30345-133 when registering
Cost (Couples): $79
Use Course Number 30346-133 when registering
Register by: Mar. 20, 2014

De-Antiquing with Susan

You've collected, inherited and accumulated a houseful of antiques and collectibles. This course will guide you through the challenging downsizing process. During session one you'll learn how to analyze your situation. Session two will focus on assessing your possessions and determining their value in today's market. Then, explore the best ways to liquidate your unwanted items in session three. No prerequisites are required. Note: This course will NOT provide appraisals.

CRN: 30335-133 | Instructor: Susan Eberman
3 Tuesdays | April 15- 29, 2014 | 6-8pm | Waldron, Room W103 | Cost: $49
Register by Apr. 8, 2014


Emotional Freedom Techniques ™ (EFT), commonly called “tapping,” is based upon the 5,000 year old Eastern medicine energy meridian system. Like acupuncture, EFT stimulates the body’s acupressure points but with fingertip tapping, not needles. EFT has been shown to provide relief from chronic pain and other physical symptoms, negative emotions, addictions, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, stres s and anxiety, limiting beliefs, and more.

Using EFT for Stress Release

Some stress is necessary but too much stress produces fatigue, irritability, sleep problems, addictions, and many more symptoms. In this highly experiential workshop, you will learn to address your symptoms of stress and the issues that cause it with the amazing and simple tool of EFT. You will not only feel better physically but also emotionally. Relaxation is immediate. And since EFT is a self-help tool, you will be able to use EFT in your daily life as stressful situations arise thereby keeping too much stress at bay and your life in balance.

CRN: 30336-133 | Instructor: Ann Smith
2 Thursdays | Feb. 6-13, 2014 | 6-8pm | Waldron, W103 | Cost: $44
Register by: January 31, 2014

Free Movie! The Tapping Solution

This feature-length film introduces you to 10 people who face a variety of challenges, such as PTSD, chronic back pain, fear of public speaking, Fibromyalgia, abundance blocks, weight loss, smoking and more. You'll follow their journey as they learn EFT and then dive deeper into the keys to changing your life. Registration not required

Friday | Jan. 31, 2014 | 6-8pm | Waldron Rose Firebay | FREE

1 Day Event

Using EFT for Weight Release

The weight loss journey can be difficult and lonely. Changing eating habits, feeling deprived, saying no to favorite foods when you want to say yes, being patient...these are only a few of many issues that must be dealt with in order to release excess weight and keep it off. You will learn to use EFT for all of the above and more. Selfsabotaging thoughts and behaviors will be our focus for “tapping.” Also, you will learn how to nip your cravings for your favorite junk food in the bud! Habitual eating behaviors yield easily to EFT. By continuing to use EFT after the class, you can reach your goal weight and stay there. No prior EFT experience is necessary.

CRN: 30338-133 | Instructor: Ann Smith
3 Thursdays | Feb. 20-Mar. 6, 2014 | 6-8pm | Waldron, W103 | Cost: $59
Register by: Feb. 13, 2014


Join us one night a month for hands-on learning, fun and great food. All classes include salad and dessert and run at the Bloomington Cooking School. Classes fill quickly so register early!

1 Day Event
Wines for a Romantic Evening

With selections from European, Australian, North and South American wines, Jack introduces you to delicious wines that can contribute to a romantic atmosphere.Discussing styles and nuance, Jack will emphasize wines that work with our menu which includes a variety cheese plate, Green Salad with Pear, Gorgonzola and Candied Walnuts, Pici Pasta with Three Pork Sauce, with Chocolate truffles for dessert.

CRN: 30347-133 | Instructor: Jack Baker
Friday | Feb. 7, 2014 | 6-8pm | Cost: $59
Register by: Jan. 31, 2014

1 Day Event
Fresh Pasta for Spring

This hands-on class is all about fresh pasta. Working together, we’ll make fresh egg pasta served with a fragrant Pine Nut/Marjoram sauce, Pear Cheese Ravioli and Swiss chard ravioli, both served with a light Alfredo sauce in celebration of spring. We’ll add an arugula salad dressed in Balsamic Vinaigrette and Panna Cotta with a fresh fruit topping for dessert.

CRN: 30348-133 | Instructor: Jan Bulla-Baker
Wednesday | March 12, 2014 | 6-8pm | Cost: $59
Register by: March 5, 2014

1 Day Event
Fun with Phyllo

Aggie offers her expertise in her most popular class. She’ll replace the fear of phyllo and make it fun by preparing both savory and sweet dishes using the flaky pastry sheets and sharing her cooking and baking tips. Fresh phyllo will be available for your own recreations of Aggie’s tasty recipes. Learn to use this versatile product and enjoy a wonderful meal.

CRN: 30349-132 | Instructor: Aggie Sarkissian
Wednesday | April 9, 2014 | 6-8pm | Cost: $59
Register by: April 2, 2014

1 Day Event
Vegetarian Cooking with Asian Flavor

Learn how to mix different tastes and textures to satisfy all appetites. Using green onions, mushrooms, bean sprouts, onions, peas, and a variety of Chinese vegetables along with a basket of wonderful herbs and spices, Chef Davenport will lead students through the preparation of delicious vegetarian dishes that non-vegetarians will also enjoy. His menu includes Egg Fu Yung, Fried Rice, Brown Sauce, Hunan Onion Cakes and Spring Rolls.

CRN: 30350-133 | Instructor: David Davenport
Wednesday | May 7, 2014 | 6-8pm | Cost: $59
Register by: April 30, 2014