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Well-Lived Life Series Has Arrived

Posted: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2005

UPEI's Centre for Life-Long Learning has launched a new series of evening courses called "The Well-Lived Life." The first course, The Fun of Being a Retired Entrepreneur, takes place 7:00 - 9:00 pm, October 13, 20, and 27, 2005. It offers insights into entrepreneurship as a retirement lifestyle and is instructed by Ken Pierce.

Dr Clive Keen, Director of the Centre for Life-Long Learning, said "Lifelong learning shouldn't just be about job-related skills. We should also take time for personal growth, quality of life, and the sheer fun of learning. If Islanders agree and support the courses, this will be the first in an ongoing series covering everything from Wine Appreciation to Spirituality, from Collecting Antiques to Poetry Writing."

Dr Ann Howatt will be one of presenters with her four-Tuesdays course called "Art Secrets: The Art World Behind the Scenes." It begins on November 1, 2005 (note, this is changed from the original date of October 4.) Dr. Howatt, a native Islander who has recently returned home, is a specialist in visual culture and art conservation. She brings an intimate knowledge of art history and conservation and will be sharing her art conservation experiences in Canada, China, Japan, Australia and many other countries, covering everything from Egyptian mummies to the restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper", the painting behind the controversial novel, "The da Vinci Code."

"This course is about human stories and#150; some revealed by science, others discovered by dedicated citizens. We will explore actual cases of art, artifacts and ideas from the past that shape our world now. World heritage is every human's birthright, not an elitist study and#150; and in this course we will celebrate what we have saved," said Dr. Howatt.

Other courses include "Raising Happy Children and#150; and Enjoying Doing It", a discussion-based course covering how to make the good times better, and how to avoid, or deal with, the not-so-good times and situations, taught by Nancy Beth Guphill;"A User's Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine" which opens and concludes with an eye-opening general discussion of complementary and alternative medicine, coordinated by Daniel Schulman; and "How to Appreciate Great Music" which provides insights into listening and how to listen, deepening both appreciation, and knowledge, of classical music, led by Dr Clive Keen.

Courses cost between $98 and $125 per person, or $150 to $220 for couples. For further information contact extension@UPEI.ca, call Kelly Duffy at (902) 566-0336 or visit http://www.upei.ca/extension/wll/.

Anne McCallum
Department: 
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