Mature Learning 40th anniversary event at Clark College Mar. 29


Participants in the Mature Learning Program. Photo courtesy of Clark College.

At 40 years old, Clark College’s Mature Learning Program is young compared to its many students, all of whom are age 55 or older. Yet it is one of the oldest senior studies programs in the nation, now celebrating four decades of providing seniors of Southwest Washington with a wide array of opportunities for lifelong learning.

To honor the milestone, the program is throwing a “Fabulous 40” birthday party on Friday, Mar. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Clark College, Columbia Tech Center, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. “Mature Learning offers seniors the chance to take fascinating classes taught by brilliant instructors,” says Mature Learning Program Manager Tracy Reilly Kelly. “We have a long legacy of excellence to celebrate.”

The half-day event will feature presentations and a guest lecture by nationally recognized neuroscientist Dr. Larry Sherman, as well as a full roster of “mini-classes” from which attendees can choose topics as diverse as Belle Epoque Paris and T’ai Chi, to Drawing and The Future of Science. The entire event is free and open to the public of all ages. For more information, call 360-992-2163, or visit