Feedback indicates the Winter Term of classes (concluding March 5) has provided yet another great opportunity for learning and leisure, fun and fellowship. Over 630 signed up for the Winter Term and weekly attendance has was very strong (in spite of an abundance of cold weather).
Our Spring Term begins on Wednesday, April 2nd, so check out the new class schedule and make your picks now. We can expect another superb collection of classes from the Curriculum Committee.
Once again, you have the choice of enrolling online and paying via credit card OR mailing your hard-copy registration form to the LifeQuest office with your check.
* Summer Term—July 9 through July 31
* Fall Term—Sept. 17 through Nov. 6
LifeQuest of Arkansas, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, is a place for older active adults of central Arkansas to enjoy life-long learning and giving back to the community.
If the Little Rock Public Schools are closed
for any part of the day,
Adventures in Learning for that day will be
cancelled and the LifeQuest office
will be closed for the entire day.
For writer Diana Abu-Jaber, a special seasonal cookie is a reminder of that mainstay of all holiday activities, the family fight. When she was a child, Abu-Jaber's German-American grandmother would visit, bringing tins and tins of homemade Christmas cookies. Her stay also came at the price of an annual flare-up with her Jordanian immigrant son-in-law.
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The prize is sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and agriculture." And this year's winners include Monsanto executive Robert Fraley, a pioneer in genetically engineered crops. If there's a single person who personifies the company's controversial role in American agriculture, it's probably Fraley.
It's easy to see why a rocket scientist's obituary that led with a mention of her culinary prowess set off accusations of sexism. But food is undeniably a powerful marker of identity, as much or more of a statement of who we are as what we do for a living.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
“Life begets life. Energy becomes energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.”