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Lifelong Learning At Two River Theater – Twelfth Night

  • An ideal opportunity to discover the welcoming community and quality programs offered year-round. Whether a first timer or returning participant – ring in the New Year with an afternoon to remember!
    Pre-performance lecture presented by Dr. Carl Calendar, retired dean of humanities at Brookdale and Shakespearean scholar, who shares insights into this favorite comedy by the Bard (bagels and coffee provided)
  • Sit back and enjoy the matinee. Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated plays and, perhaps, his most perfect comedy. Mistaken identities propel this gender-bending tale, which celebrates a world in which every broken heart can be made whole.
  • Post-performance reception – mingle with like-minded participants, meet a member or two from the cast, get to know lifelong learning staff members, and enjoy light fare in the theater’s newly constructed event space.

Wed, Jan 15, 11:40 am-4:30 pm
Fee and Code: $65, XTRVY 314

A Visit to BellWorks – Positive Psychology

Diane Lang, therapist, author, educator

Bell Works is the reimagination of the historic former Bell Labs building in Holmdel, N.J. Lifelong Learning is delighted to host this lecture at this exciting site. An introduction to the rapidly growing field of Positive Psychology, the scientific study of well-being and optimal functioning. A tool for positive aging. This program is sponsored by The Friends of Lifelong Learning.

Mon, Jan 27, noon-1:30 pm
Fee and Code: $15, XDEST 168

The Wave Resort

Visit one of the coolest, hottest new venues on the Jersey Shore, the Wave Resort in Long Branch. Enjoy a private group breakfast, a talk about the history of Long Branch followed by a guided tour of the resort.

Fri, Feb 7, 9:30-11 am
Fee and Code: $55, XDEST 173

AT&T Science & Technology Center

AT&T’s roots are deep in New Jersey. For more than 140 years, AT&T has been inventing, inspiring and delivering some of the world’s most advanced technologies. Join our small group visit to a showcase of historic projects that have molded life as we know it. The Center highlights the past, present and future of technology and is divided into four categories – instruments, innovation, switching and transmission – filled with AT&T artifacts. Hands-on and interactive displays. Group meets at Middletown AT&T location. Details emailed week before tour.

Snow date – Tuesday, February 25th
Thurs, Feb 20, 1-2:30 pm
Fee and Code: $19, XDEST 165

Bring A Friend Walking Tour: Ocean Grove

Daniel Radel, history instructor, journalist

Spend a day in Ocean Grove and learn the unique history of what is known as “God’s Square Mile.” Meet at the Great Auditorium, stroll Founder’s Park, come face to face with the statue of The Rev. Ellwood Stokes, the first president of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, walk the boardwalk and visit the quaint downtown.

Rain date is May 2nd. Please note: no refund will be given if rain date is used. Cost is $39 for two so bring a friend!
Sat, Apr 25, 1-3 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XDEST 153

Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen Cooking Demonstration And Lunch

Find out what’s really cooking at the JBJ Soul Kitchen – where unique community building happens. First, learn how to cook two of JBJ Soul Kitchen’s most popular menu items from their expert chefs. Next, enjoy a lunch prepared especially for you featuring these wonderful dishes and learn more about this visionary enterprise. A perfect opportunity to enjoy learning, laughing and lunch! Address: 207 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Sec 1: Thurs, Mar 19, 11:30 am-1 pm
Sec 2: Thurs, Apr 23, 11:30 am-1 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XPERS 260

Coffee Talk & Campus Walk

Dr. Carl Calendar, retired dean of Humanities, Ron Topham retired reading faculty

How well do you know Brookdale? Discover the rich history, unique vision, and intriguing evolution of Brookdale Community College. Join retired faculty members, Ron Topham and Dr. Carl Calendar for an insightful and entertaining stroll down memory lane. What was it like to be part of a community’s “impossible dream” made reality? How did transformed barns, classrooms without walls, an old corncrib, and a progressive teaching philosophy become the Brookdale Community College of today? Following a talk and continental breakfast, interested attendees are invited to participate in a guided tour of campus.

Thurs, June 4, 10 am- noon
Fee & Code: $15, XDEST 170
Continental breakfast provided by the Friends of Lifelong Learning


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