ALL lineup includes a wide range of educational programs

The Association of Lifelong Learners has announced its programming for Jan. 11 through 15.

Currently all programs are via Zoom livestream only. These programs are open to the public. Just send an email to ALL@Alpenacc.edu to receive Zoom connection information. Feel free to share this list with your friends, relatives and other organizations.


“PIVOT Program”

At 1 p.m. on Monday is a presentation about the PIVOT program. This will be a discussion and PowerPoint presentation of the PIVOT program. This is an intensive court program which has united with community partners to provide a small group of juveniles that have unique needs a structured environment to help them stay in the community.

The presenters will be Kimberly Schultz, referee for the 26th District Court, and Janelle Mott, juvenile officer for the 26th District Court. Both women have been with the 26th Juvenile Court since 2015.

Wednesday: “Make Zoom Work For You!”

Learn more about Zoom at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Both people who are unfamiliar with Zoom and those with experience are welcome to attend. The first section of the program will be oriented toward new users or people who wish to refresh their skills. The second part will be oriented toward people who would like to explore various options in using Zoom in presentations. Topics will be driven by participant interest and experiences. Topics such as using multiple cameras, using Zoom Cloud Storage, etc., will be discussed and demonstrated among participants. Feel free to join in just to watch and listen.

Dick Bremer is a retired electronics engineer with a number of years experience with computers and systems.


“Is Christ King?”

At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, tune in for a discussion about Christ.

Bob Case writes, “The last Sunday of the Christian year, the Sunday before Advent, is Christ the King Sunday. I have always had trouble using the term King in relation to either Jesus or God. I also rarely use any of the Creeds.” Recently one of the best New Testament scholars N. T. Wright wrote a book entitled “How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels.” This presentation will be in dialogue with that book and why it says not only is God King but the Creeds can be dangerous. This by an English Anglican Bishop.

Bob Case is a pastor emeritus from the First Congregational United Church of Christ and has had a difficult time retiring. He continues to offer thoughtful presentations giving ALL members much to consider and ponder.

Thursday: “Thunder Bay International Film Festival ‘Sneak Peek’ Preview”

Then at 7 p.m. on Thursday, tune in for a sneak peek of the upcoming film festival, which will be offered solely online this year.

From January 20-31, the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will take their annual international film festival online. For the first time ever the Thunder Bay International Film Festival will be a virtual experience including online film screenings, livestream interviews, Q&A and panel sessions with filmmakers, scientists and ocean and Great Lakes stewards.

In this special ALL virtual program, learn how to navigate an online film festival, see trailers for ocean and Great Lakes films and interact with sanctuary and film festival staff. The link to this program will be provided in our email program updates.

This program will be presented by Stephanie Gandulla, research and media coordinator and maritime archaeologist, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

In-person programs

ALL Pickleball is playing at the APlex (mask required). Play is offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 989-358-7207 for details.

ALL YouTube Channel

Many ALL programs are recorded so you can view them later. To see the entire collection you can follow this link to the Association of Lifelong Learners at Alpena Community College YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYc9USUpJ2nsQDsJSLO01Nw.


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