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From the Ashes of Vesuvius: Pompeii and its Afterlives

With Jill Bain of UFV Jill Bain teaches Art History and Visual Studies in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her research focuses on the arts of Italy in the late middle ages and Renaissance, but she is enthusiastic about all periods of the history of art, and endeavours [...]

Travel: Israel & the Shofar

  With Paul and Iris Harnett The Shofar, in Judeo-Christian tradition, is the silver trumpet by which God and His Angels will announce significant events signaling the End of Days. Paul has been fascinated by the Shofar for many years, and by the Jewish history surrounding it. Last year Paul and Iris spent six weeks [...]

10th Annual Mission Writers & Readers Festival

Linking Generations of Writers & Readers How Dreams Influence Writing The organizing committee is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Mission Writers and Readers Festival will be on Saturday March 4, 2017 at Heritage Park Centre. Please email: lifetimelearningcentre@telus.net to be added to the mailing list for festival updates.   Details Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 [...]

Writers Group: Anthology

It is all in the Details - Family stories often depend on often-repeated anecdotes.  Next term we will explore how to add description and character to create writing for a broad audience.  We will look at examples of how authors succeeded in going beyond the known facts.  Weekly word-play exercises will challenge you to try new [...]

Little Italy Visit and Food Tasting

  “Little Italy” is ready to share its passion and excitement for all things delicious as local restaurateurs, merchants and baristas serve up authentic Naples certified Pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, panini, Italian meats & cheeses, sausages, sangria, freshly baked cannoli, creamy gelato and cappuccino. Commercial Drive is one of Vancouver’s most artistic and culturally diverse [...]

Bus Tour: Fraser River Discovery Centre & Westminster Quay

  A combined visit to the Fraser River Discovery Centre & Westminster Quay. The Discovery Centre is a way to explore Fraser River and its stories. Through rotating exhibits and hands-on programmes, the Fraser River Discovery Centre presents the river's contribution to the life, history, and future of British Columbia and its people. Spend sometime [...]

February Mystery Tour

  A surprise outing on this cold February day, includes lunch. This fun and entertaining mystery tour takes you to unknown destinations. A must see attraction, a great lunch and afternoon mystery stops included.         Date: February 10, 2017 Day: Friday Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fee: Member $35/Non-Member $45 Location: [...]

Music: Golden Age of Radio

With Ed Wilson Let’s travel down memory lane with Ed Wilson on the Golden Age of Radio. The old-time radio era, sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of Radio, was an era of radio programming in the United States during which radio was the dominant electronic home entertainment medium. It began with the beginning [...]

Mother’s Day Fashion Show: The Little Black Dress

This is a fundraising event to support Lifetime Learning Centre Society Wellness Programs With Karin Edberg-Lee A little black dress (LBD) is a black evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou intended [...]

Earthquakes & Emergency Preparedness

With Jonathan Hughes - UFV Jonathan's training in natural sciences began with undergraduate work in Forestry and Geology and continued with research and teaching in Botany. For his PhD  he used vascular plant ecology and pollen of tidal-marsh sediments to quantify relative sea-level change from the 1700 Cascadia earthquake.     Learn about seismic risk in the [...]