Special Programs

Couple at a special programIn addition to study groups, the Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.) schedules several special programs each term, which are planned by the event planning committee or membership committee.

Academy Extras are offered during the fall and spring terms on Fridays. These programs give members the opportunity to enjoy academic lectures, slide shows and presentations by fellow members or outside speakers. Program suggestions from members are always welcome.

Other special programs may include: guided tours of local museum exhibits; one-day sessions on topics of interest, for example Victorian illustrated books using the rare books collection of Skidmore College; attendance at theater productions; a day at Wiawaka, the last surviving Women's Retreat from the Progressive Era; or a day at the ballet with lunch at the Hall of Springs.

To enliven the winter interval, January through March, A.L.L. often schedules one or more special programs. Members may be treated to a lecture, concert, discussion, exhibit, film or other special event. In recent years, an A.L.L. open-to-the-public program has been the annual Storytellers Series, featuring a different professional storyteller during the lunch hour each week for the first nine Wednesdays.

Other special programs may be planned throughout the year by members with the approval of the executive council.

Upcoming Special Events

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"A Better Memory at Any Age" With Bradd Zupp

Date and Time: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Location: SUNY Empire State College, 113 West Avenue, Room 143

For more information, please see flyer: "A Better Memory at Any Age" with Brad Zupp (PDF  89kB)

West Point and Rhinebeck Tour

Join us for a day along the beautiful Hudson River including: History, Sightseeing, Shopping, and a Wonderful Meal!

Date and Time: Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, all day

Location: See the flyer for details, including when and where to meet the bus.

Price per Person: $118 (nonrefundable); payment in full must be received by Thurs, Oct 22, 2015

For more information and to register, please see flyer: West Point and Rhinebeck Tour (PDF  159kB)

Lunch & Learn with Dr. Roger Landry: “Empowering Adults to Take Control of Their Own Aging”

Date and Time: Tues., Nov. 17, 2015, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs

For more information and to register, please see flyer: Lunch and Learn with Dr. Roger Landry (PDF  290kB)

Sponsored by Prestwick Chase.

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

The bookfair is and A.L.L. fundraiser. We receive a percentage of sales of books, DVD’s, toys, games and café items.

Date and Time: Sat., Dec 12, 2015, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Location: Barnes & Noble, Wilton Square, 3029 State Route 50

Winter Storytellers Series

Events are free and open to the public; no reservations are required.

Date and Time: The series takes place on Wednesdays, from noon to 1 p.m.,  starting in January through early March. 

Location: SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Avenue, Room 126, Saratoga Springs

Sponsored by Prestwick Chase