ALL programming offered this week

The Association of Lifelong Learners is offering both online and some in-person programs this week.

ALL is continuing with online programming, open to the public. Just send an email to ALL@alpenacc.edu to receive connection information to connect via Zoom.

Online programs this week are listed here.


2 p.m. — Line Dancing

Debbie Kerr has been teaching line dancing classes for six years — four years for the ALL group. With the current stay-at-home orders, she has switched to teaching virtual classes. If you have been dancing for years or would like to give line dancing a try, this is the class for you. Wear comfortable shoes and have a water bottle nearby and tune in for this class.

This will be a weekly online program until it can return to meeting in person.


11 a.m. — Curriculum Committee

The public is invited to make suggestions or volunteer for online programs or future in-person programs. ALL is a volunteer -ased nonprofit looking for educational programs. Programs may be based on your experiences, research or connections to other organizations. Join us in the search for Lifelong Learning opportunities.

1:30 p.m. — Patient Tower Plans for MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena

MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena President Chuck Sherwin will offer details on the new Patient Tower Project. Scheduled to break ground in June 2020, this will be the largest hospital and community build in decades. He will review the departments to be included in this new building along with the amenities it will offer. Architectural renderings will also give an idea of the new look and placement of the new patient tower at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena.

Sherwin joined the Alpena General Hospital staff in 1996 as Director of Organizational Improvement. He then served as Administrator of the Alpena Cancer Center in 1999 and in 2008 Vice President of Business Development and Clinical Services. Chief Nursing Officer duties were later added to his responsibilities. In July 2018, he became the President of MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He has his B.S. in Nursing and Master’s in Health Care Administration. He is married with two grown children.

In-person programs this week include the following program scheduled for Wednesday morning.


9 a.m. — Thompson Harbor Hike

Mark Kinney will be leading a hike which was originally scheduled in mid-May. We will be walking the trails at Thompson Harbor, located on U.S. 23 North, two miles north of Hwy 638 in Presque Isle County. It is an easy, mostly level walk on what used to be gravel roads, and are now trails that take you through a recreation area noted for migratory and resident birds and wildflowers, and as well as the site of the wreck of the American Union. This hike will combine the opportunities to find birds and flowers, and have a great time together. Bring your camera and binoculars.

Please call the ALL office at 989-358-7207 to register.

ALL pickleball has restarted at the APlex from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


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