Ageless Learning Seminars

Ageless Learning Seminars

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Meramec | Wildwood

Informative, historical and fun presentations designed to open a world of knowledge to continue your lifelong learning. Open to the general public and free of charge.

Program Coordinator

Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

OPENS 8/20: Register online for Ageless Learning Seminars

Registration opens Aug. 6 for all classes except Ageless Learning Seminars, which open Aug. 20.

Call 314-984-7777 to register for fall classes by phone or click the button above to register and pay online.

 

Missouri History Museum Seminars (click to expand)

First Nation People 

SENR:702 F05 | M Sept. 10 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Bonnie Vega | AT&T Room 

Heroes — Firemen  

SENR:702 F13 | Tu Sept. 18 10:30 a.m.- noon | Bellefontaine Cemetery staff | AT&T Room

Eleanor Roosevelt

SENR:702 F16 | Tu Sept. 25 10:30 a.m.-noon | Bev Scheutz | AT&T Room

Why 1942?

SENR:702 F06 | W Sept. 26 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Bonnie Vega | AT&T Room

Iconography in the Cemetery

SENR:702 F14 | Th Oct 4 10:30 a.m.-noon | Bellefontaine Cemetery staff | Lee Auditorium

John D. Rockefeller

SENR:702 F17 | Tu Oct 9 10:30 a.m.-noon | Bev Scheutz | Lee Auditorium

French Colony in North America

SENR:702 F07 | Th Oct 11 10:30 a.m.-12:30 pm | Bonnie Vega | Lee Auditorium

The German Abolitionists and the Civil War

SENR:702 F11 | Tu Oct 16 10:30 a.m.-noon | Dorris Keevan-Franke | Lee Auditorium

Missouri’s Statehood & its First Capital

SENR:702 F10 | Tu Oct 23 10:30 a.m.-noon  | Dorris Keevan-Franke | Lee Auditorium

First British Colonies — Virginia and MBC

SENR:702 F08 | W Oct 24 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Bonnie Vega | Lee Auditorium

Supernatural St. Louis

SENR:702 F20 | Tu Oct 30 10:30 a.m.-noon  | Ron Elz Lee | Auditorium

The Way West

SENR:702 F12 | Th Nov 8 10:30 a.m.-noon | Dorris Keevan-Franke | Lee Auditorium

Founding the Other 11 Colonies

SENR:702 F09 | W Nov 14 10:30 a.m.-12:30 pm  | Bonnie Vega | Lee Auditorium

America at War

SENR:702 F21 | Tu Nov 13 10:30 a.m.-noon | Ron Elz | Lee Auditorium

World War I Veterans of St. Louis

SENR:702 F15 | Th Nov 15 10:30 a.m.-noon | Dan Fuller | Lee Auditorium

Richard Nixon

SENR:702 F18 | Tu Nov 27 10:30 a.m.-noon | Bev Scheutz | Lee Auditorium

ID Theft: Current Scams and How to Avoid Them

Protect yourself from becoming a victim in one of the fastest growing crimes in America-identity theft! Join private investigator, Cheryl Ring, as she discusses the latest cons including IRS, debt collector, working from home scams and how to avoid them. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones, what to do if you become a victim and ways to clear your name. Discussion will also include the traits of sociopaths and scammers and stories from her case log of 26 years in the investigation field. Program is free but registration is required. Registration for this seminar opens 8/20.
SENR:702 | NO FEE
F01 | Th 10 a.m.-noon | Cheryl Ring | Sept. 13 | FV - CWI, 136

Medicare Updates

Are you getting close to being eligible for Medicare? In a small class setting in order to allow for questions from participants, presenter will be providing information about enrolling in Medicare, understanding the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medigaps, how to choose a Part D plan, and how to protect your benefits. Class is presented by CLAIM, a nonprofit organization providing information about Medicare to Missourians. All of CLAIM's services are free, unbiased and confidential. Program is free but registration is required. Registration for this seminar opens 8/20.
SENR:702 | NO FEE
F30 | Tu 1 pm-3 p.m. | Sept. 4 | FV - CWI, 136
F31 | F 1 pm-3 p.m. | Dec. 7 | MC - CE Classroom

We have more! Find additional Medicare courses in Caregiving at Home, Retirement Planning and Social Security Benefits.

A Walk Through Italy

For those planning a trip to Italy, or those who would like to, join us on a trip across the ocean for a picturesque slideshow tour and get a glimpse of the 20 regions of Italy. From the ancient, historical cities of Rome, Florence and Venice to the Valley of the Temples in Sicily and onto the medieval castles in the Valle d'Aosta, you'll discover the splendor of some of Italy's hidden treasures. Andiamo! Program is free but registration is required. Registration for this seminar opens 8/20.
SENR:702 | NO FEE
F22 | Th 10 a.m.-noon | Barbara Klein | Sept. 27 | MC - SC, 200

Explore Morocco

Join us and enjoy an afternoon classroom journey for a visual tour of the fascinating country of Morocco. You'll learn about the history, architecture, people, food, religion and beautiful scenery of a gem of the Mediterranean and North Africa. Program is free but registration is required. Registration for this seminar opens 8/20.
SENR:702 | NO FEE
F02 | Th 1 pm-3 p.m. | Richard Mueller | Oct. 4 | FV - CWI, 136

Ireland is Calling You Home

Experience Ireland from the heart and soul of the island herself and enjoy a journey of people, the land, the culture, the hidden gems along the way, all of the must see sights, as well as some of the roads less traveled. You'll discover that the Irish people are the friendliest in the world with a culture as deep as the island is green. Ireland is a wondrous place of castles, kings, leprechauns, horses, Guinness, the endless flavors of brilliant Irish whiskey, music, laughter and always the deep feelings of home. From the green fields and purple white-capped mountains to the narrow, slate grey and beautifully terrifying side roads, this presentation will create a breathtaking, life-long memory. Program is free but registration is required. Registration for this seminar opens 8/20.
SENR:702 | NO FEE
F27 | Th 10 a.m.-noon | Timothy Townsend | Oct. 11 | WW, 102B
F25 | Th 10 a.m.-noon | Timothy Townsend | Dec. 6 | MC - SC, 200

Islands of Eastern Caribbean

The people who live in the Eastern Caribbean talk about going "up the road" and going "down the road" as they travel from island to island. This presentation will look at the colonization and history of these islands, the effect of volcanic activity, and the bane of sugar cane. Doug will talk about the decapitated statues on one Eastern Caribbean island and a town that is located in an active volcano. Program is free but registration is required. Registration for this seminar opens 8/20.
SENR:702 | NO FEE
F24 | Th 10-11:30 a.m. | Douglas Schneider | Nov. 29 | MC - SC, 200

The Nicholas Brothers

Follow the infamous Nicholas Brothers dance team through their extraordinary film career throughout the 1930s-1940s with highlights and clips featuring Dorothy Dandridge, Carmen Miranda, Betty Grable and more. If you have never heard of these talented brothers, be prepared to be wowed by their spectacular and unforgettable performances. Program is free but registration is required. Registration for this seminar opens 8/20.
SENR:702 | NO FEE
F03 | Th 1-2:30 p.m. | Mary Saputo | Nov. 8 | FV - CWI, 136

Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr will be always remembered for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. But there is much more to his life. Join Doug as discusses Aaron Burr's remarkable life including: graduating from college at the age of 16; becoming a war hero; tried for treason; his position as a senator; attempting to persuade Napoleon to support a revolution in Mexico; Vice President of the United States; captured at sea by the British; and his wife divorcing him on the day he died. Program is free but registration is required. Registration for this seminar opens 8/20.
SENR:702 | NO FEE
F28 | W 10-11:30 a.m. | Douglas Schneider | Nov. 14 | WW, 102A

1904 World's Fair Innovations and Inventions

Many inventions made their debut at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis: the detachable electric plug, the fax machine, cotton candy, the electric typewriter, and many others. The World's Fair exposed people to things that they had never seen before, including the ice cream cone, and brought St. Louis clear drinking water for the first time. Doug Schneider will talk about the fair that was full of innovations and inventions. Program is free but registration is required. Registration for this seminar opens 8/20.
SENR:702 | NO FEE
F04 | W 1-2:30 p.m. | Douglas Schneider | Dec. 5 | FV - CWI, 136

Haunted Places in St. Louis

Rivers are conduits of paranormal activity. St. Louis has plenty of rivers, and plenty of paranormal activity. Join Doug as he reports on paranormal activity today - places where people have experienced the unsettling presence of spirits. This includes haunted homes, parks, theaters, roads, and staircases. He will give advice on how to behave when spirits are in your home. In addition, Doug will review St. Louis paranormal history: the Ouija board that wrote a novel, a family with heads as big as pumpkins, the voodoo practitioner whose body was chopped into pieces to keep her from rising from the dead. Program is free but registration is required. Program is free but registration is required. Registration for this seminar opens 8/20.
SENR:702 | NO FEE
F26 | Th 10-11:30 a.m. | Douglas Schneider | Sept. 20 | WW, 102A
F23 | Th 10-11:30 am | Douglas Schneider | Oct. 18 | MC - SC, 200

A Hollywood Classic Holiday

Get in the spirit of the holidays with this festive presentation featuring movie trivia and film clips from all of your favorite holiday classics such as "Holiday Inn," "The Bishop's Wife," "It's a Wonderful Life," "White Christmas" and many more. Program is free, but registration is required. Registration for this seminar opens 8/20.
SENR:702 | NO FEE
F29 | Th 10-11:30 a.m. | Mary Saputo | Dec. 13 | WW, 102

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