Creating Lifelong Learners | Center for Life Enrichment
Issue: 2020/10 - October
Center for Life Enrichment in Highlands is all about learning. Educational lectures are abundant at CLE, but throughout much of spring and summer 2020 were shuttered due to statewide mandates limiting the number of people assembling.
“We have to have more than 10 people to make it worthwhile for us,” said Bonnie Dayton, marketing director. “Most events in October are ones we had to cancel in May and June. We even had to take our lecture catalog off the internet because of how the pandemic has changed everything.”
Good news, however – CLE is moving forward with fall offerings. Anyone wanting to broaden their mind can visit clehighlands.com to learn the full range of lectures available in October.
Topics from the serious to the lighthearted are provided, such as:
– A History Of Lighthouses With a Focus On the Georgia Coast, Thursday, Oct. 8, 10:00 A.M.-Noon. Presenter: William Rawlings; Cost: $25/$35;
– Lame Duck Presidents, Oct. 22, 2:00-4:00 P.M. Presenter: Daniel Franklin, former director of the Georgia Legislative Internship Program and a former distinguished honors professor at Georgia State University; Cost: $25/$35;
– Things New And Strange: A Southerner’s Journey Through the Smithsonian, Oct. 26 2:00-4:00 P.M. Presenter: G. Wayne Clough, author of Seeing the Universe from Here: Field Notes from My Smithsonian Travels; Cost: $25/$35;
– Southern Appalachian Ghost Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10:00 A.M.-Noon. Presenters: Pepper Paris, owner of Ghost Hunters of Asheville, Montford, and Black Mountain; and Alicia Corbin, an Appalachian mystic; Cost: $25/$35;
– The Kennedys and the Clintons: Revered and Reviled, October 29, 2:00-4:00 P.M. Presenter: William Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History (emeritus) at Duke University. Cost: $25/$35
– Women’s Suffrage: Fight for the Right to Vote Friday, Oct. 30, 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Presenter: William Chafe; Cost: $25/$35