The Spring 2018
Lifelong Learning Line-Up
All programs are free and open to the public.  Please join us!

Songwriting: The Art and the Process

  • Saturday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the community room of First Christian Church, 101 E. Gay Street in Warrensburg
  • Presenters: Mick Luehrman, Arthur D. Kemp, Kasey Dawn-Rausch
  • Three veteran songwriters reveal their songwriting goals and processes in this inspirational/instructional program. The presenters will also perform some of their original works, representing the musical genres of Americana, Folk, Blues, Country and Gospel.

Going for Gold: Having Great Health As You Become Silver 

  • Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Western Missouri Medical Center, Classroom 1 
  • Presenter: Alicia Ferris-Dannenberg
  • The program will focus on diet and exercise as major players in disease prevention and management and will actively engage the audience.

Music and Dance from Ghana 

  • Friday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Hart Hall in UCM's Utt Building
  • Presenter: Nani Agbeli
  • Join us for an exciting performance of Ghanaian music and dance, led by a well-known drummer and dancer from Ghana and accompanied by UCM students and faculty.

Warrensburg’s Music Treasury: An Introduction and Preview

  • Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Trails Regional Library’s Meeting Room
  • Presenter: Mia Hynes
  • This program will focus on the wealth of musical talent in the Warrensburg region, and provide introductions and previews of the musicians who will be performing at the Friends of Music Benefit Gala in which over 100 people are slated to perform.

Wilder Edibles

  • Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the Trails Regional Library meeting room
  • Presenter: Paul Landkamer
  • Though it’s not common in our culture, many people around the world incorporate insects into their diet. Our presenter will discuss some of the reasons why and give some tips on collecting and preparing these culinary creatures!

The Halen Brothers in Concert - A UCM Alumni Showcase

  • Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. in UCM's Hart Recital Hall
  • Presenter: Eric and David Halen
  • Brothers Eric and David Halen grew up in Warrensburg and attended University High School and CMSU where they studied music and violin performance. Eric Halen (now Concert Master of the Houston Symphony) and David Halen (now Concert Master of the St. Louis Symphony) will appear on stage together for the first time since launching their professional careers, in this once-in-a-lifetime concert opportunity.

Historical Johnson County Characters, Famous and Infamous 

  • Saturday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the original 1842 Johnson County Courthouse
  • Presenter: Mike Shaw
  • Johnson County history is filled with fascinating characters at the heart of exciting tales. A local historian will regale us with tales focusing on heroes and scoundrels from our neck of the woods.

Welcome to Lifelong Learning at the University of Central Missouri for the 2017-2018 school year!
Lifelong Learning of UCM (LLL) begins its new season on August 23, 2017, and our board has planned another series of of unique learning opportunities for its eighth year of programming. In partnering with the Office of Extended Studies, we are able to provide two semesters of engaging speakers on topics designed to open eyes and minds to new information. From music to media impact, from bugs to prairie wildlife, from local history to live performance . . . we strive to appeal to people from a variety of backgrounds and interests, and our line-up this year is sure to do that!
LLL programs are planned by a dedicated group of volunteers, and we appreciate the support of our audiences and participants. If you have been to a program in the past, we encourage you to share your experience with others and encourage their attendance. If you have yet to attend one of our programs, we hope you will join us to sample the kind of programs for continued learning that we believe you will find both entertaining and edifying.
As always, our goal is to provide quality, community-based programs for people of all ages, thus emphasizing the importance of being a lifelong learner. Hope to see you this year!
Mary Solomon
Lifelong Learning Chair

At the University of Central Missouri, LLL is supported by Extended Studies, and is affiliated with the Alumni Association, the Emeriti Association, and the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. In addition, the Trails Regional Library is a community affiliate.

The LLL motto is: “Community programs for continued learning for all.”  We look forward to seeing you at future programs.  All programs are free and open to the public.