The volunteer leadership of the Seniors for Creative Learning (SCL) organization has assembled a very interesting schedule of fall programming.

Knoxville News Sentinel humor columnist Sam Venable, Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corp. CEO Gloria Ray, and UT Lady Vols athletic director Joan Cronan are three of the presenters who will explore topics such as history, music, religion, science, and sports.

SCL will kick off the fall schedule with a members-only barbecue on Thursday, September 2, at the John T. O’Connor Senior Center in Knoxville.

Read the SCL’s latest newsletter with complete program dates and descriptions.

The cost of membership is $40 per person or $55 per couple. You may register at UT Professional & Personal Development either online or by calling (865) 974-0150.

SCL is a volunteer organization supported by membership dues, UT Professional & Personal Development, and the O’Connor Senior Center. All members must be 55 or older.

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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I enjoyed a delightful lunch Thursday with 111 of my newest friends — members of UT Professional & Personal Development’s Seniors for Creative Learning (SCL).

These senior adults got together for their semi-annual “members only” lunch at the O’Connor Senior Center

They’re certainly  a fun and energetic group!

After feasting on barbecue sandwiches and trimmings, they were entertained by jazz pianist Wendell Werner, who also is a popular lecturer in UT’s School of Music.

I specifically met several SCL leaders, including current president Doug Hubbard and curriculum committee members Geo Hall and Carl Faught. They’ve worked hard with Jennifer Bennett in UT Professional & Personal Development to develop a quality series of programs for spring 2009.

SCL is open to senior adults age 55 and up, and the cost of membership is only $35 per person and $50 per couple.

Membership is quite a bargain because you can participate in some 30 programs in March and April for the one-time registration fee.

Interesting spring topics include David Crockett’s rifle, the importance of Mars Exploration, and the changing atmosphere of Earth. View the full lineup of spring courses (pdf). 

Spring programs begin on Tuesday, March 3, but it’s not too late to register

E-mail professionalpgms@utk.edu or call 865-974-0150 for more information.

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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