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September Neighborhood Coffee

Saturday, September 03, 2011 7:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Coffee in Newton Center

Leona graciously offered to host our first Neighborhood Coffee of the new season.  Her home in Newton Center reflects her interest in Japan.  Although Leona is Canadian, she was born in Japan, and spent her early years there.

Among other topics, we spent a good deal of time chatting about the availability of classes and lectures in the Boston area.  Ann, who lives in Houston half the year, told us about the World Affairs Council, which has branches many cities; is the website of the local branch, and their free lectures on international relations are held one Tuesday a month, in the evening at the Boston Public Library.  Boston University has a program for lifelong learning called Evergreen in which people 58 or older who have obtained the permission of the instructor can audit undergraduate or graduate courses for $150 per class. Finally, and most costly is the Harvard University's Extension program.

Do you know of any other organizations to help IWCB members or other newcomers keep their minds sharp? 

- submitted by Joann

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