We have just put together a holiday tour to see the Christmas lights at Dollywood and shopping at a Tanger Outlet mall on December 1 of this year. Click here for more information.


Welcome to BRCLL,
Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning

Thank you for visiting our website.  If you are interested in strengthening your mind, expanding your knowledge, learning about your community, making new friends and staying active this organization will be of interest to you.  We are an organization within the Blue Ridge Community College that caters to the interests of older adults in the area of Henderson County, NC. We offer classes consisting of no more than four two-hour sessions on a variety of subjects.  We also have local visits to areas of interest called EdVentures, educational adventures.  We have arranged for the following classes for the fall term; how many interest you?

We also have arranged for the following day trips.  Sign up early because we usually have to turn folks away.

Give us a hand?

Are you willing to give us a hand?  With the exception of our part time coordinator this organization is run by volunteers.  We have committees that suggest and arrange for classes and EdVentures in addition to the creation of the newsletter and interfacing with our members.  The main requirements are to have a creative imagination and to attend one or two meetings each month.  If you are interested in a new challenge or applying some of the skills from your working career click here for further information.


Terri Wallace is the BRCLL coordinator. Her office hours depend on many things including class schedules. In general the office is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. Terri can be reached at 694-1740 or e-mail.  Phone messages are usually updated daily and calls are returned as soon as possible.

If the Blue Ridge Community College is closed for weather-related issues all Lifelong Learning programs scheduled for that day are cancelled. If BRCC is on a delayed schedule afternoon Lifelong Learning classes will meet. Closing information is broadcast on local radio and television stations or you can call the College at 694-1700.

Looking for more personal enrichment classes? Then be sure to check out the wide variety of Learning for Leisure offerings from Blue Ridge Community College, visit: www.blueridge.edu and enter “community enrichment” in the search box to access the latest course selections.