Learn for the love of it! Discover something new, plan your next trip, or an amazing meal. A variety of interesting classes are offered throughout the year for adults who enjoy the fun and excitement of learning new things. We offer classes in diverse areas such as history, science, nature, music, current events and places of interest in the Big Bend region.

Our affordable programs are open to anyone 18 years and older. Schedule virtual family time together with your adult children and grandchildren, even if they live out of town. With virtual classes, people can participate from any location with internet access. 

Classes are currently offered on Zoom. If you would like to learn how to use Zoom, please call 850-891-4000 and Senior Center staff will set you up with a volunteer who can help you over the phone or computer. Or click here for our Zoom guide.

For more information, email Maureen.Haberfeld@talgov.com

THANK YOU TO OUR LIFELONG LEARNING SPONSOR
ONLINE CLASSES FOR 2021

Explore the Burgundy Region of France
Tue., Feb. 16, 10–11:30 am.

Burgundy is a historical region in east central France. Join experienced traveler and tour guide, Colette Clarke, as she leads you on a virtual journey through this beautiful area rich in history and culture and famous for food and wine. She will explore the fascinating history, culture and lovely scenery of the region, along with the wine and cuisine. Burgundy is one of France’s main wine producing areas, known for both red and white varieties including some of the world’s most expensive wines. The region is also famous for cuisine including Dijon mustard, coq au vin, beef bourguignon, and cheese.  

Virtual class on Zoom – Fee $5 

Black Violin Concert
Thur., March 4, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Black Violin is an American hip-hop duo from Fort Lauderdale, Florida comprised of two classically trained string instrumentalists, Kev Marcus who plays the violin and Wil B. who plays the viola. This all-new, high-energy performance, provided to our TSC LLL program by Opening Nights at FSU, takes their unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, jazz, and pop to new heights. Included in the performance is an uplifting hip-hop version of Mozart’s 40th symphony. Recorded at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, this engaging high definition multi-camera video covers themes of perseverance, exploration, and unity. Following the recorded concert, staff from Opening Nights of FSU will be available to discuss the performance and take questions and feedback from the audience.

Recorded concert on Zoom. – Fee $5

John G. Riley House Museum Virtual Tour
Thur., March 11, 10:00 – 11:00 am

The Riley House was constructed circa 1890 on the fringe of an African American community called Smokey Hollow. Its owner, John Gilmore Riley, was born in 1857 on a plantation in what is now downtown Tallahassee. Mr. Riley rose to prominence as an educator and civic leader and in 1892 he became principal of the Lincoln Academy where he served until his retirement in 1926. The neighborhood of Smokey Hollow was home to many African American homes, businesses, and churches until the expansion of Apalachee Parkway encroached into the boundaries of the Smokey Hollow community. Today, the Riley house has been preserved as one of the only remaining homes of Smokey Hollow and the Riley House museum is dedicated to preserving African American history and culture in Florida¹s Capital city.

Virtual class on Zoom – Fee $5 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers
Wed., March 17, 7 – 8:00 p.m.

The Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers are the oldest Irish Step Dance company in Tallahassee and are regionally known for performing both traditional Irish set dances and original Irish choreography by director David Jones. Grab a Guinness or an Irish coffee and join the dance company for this exclusive, live, virtual performance in the comfort of your home. The dancers will perform a variety of hard and soft shoe numbers and in between performances learn a little about Irish culture and the history of Irish dance.

Virtual event on Zoom. Fee $5

Living Abroad During the Pandemic
Thu., March 18, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Lilli Reilly is a Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University with degrees in Global Studies and Spanish. She has been employed as a language assistant at a K-12 Catholic school in Pamplona, Spain since the fall of 2019. In the spring of 2020, just as she thought she was getting used to life in Spain, the pandemic put the country into lockdown and sent everything she thought she knew out the window. In this presentation, she will discuss cultural differences between her native country and Spain, differing responses to the pandemic, and how Covid-19 has changed daily life in her newfound home.

Virtual class on Zoom – Fee $5