Welcome to BRCLL
Nurture Your Intellect
Inspire Your Imagination
Thank you for visiting the Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning (BRCLL) website. Our goal is to nurture intellects, inspire imaginations, and expand the horizons of adult lifelong learners through our educational and culturally diverse classes and adventures (EdVentures). Most of our activities are held on campus of the Blue Ridge Community College in Henderson County, NC, but we also have trips (EdVentures) to areas of interest nearby. Click here for more information regarding membership.
Our Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we are now an organization within the Blue Ridge Community College. This change will benefit our members by making available additional resources provided by the College. Our mission will continue to be to enable and inspire our members to stay intellectually active by providing a wide variety of educational and cultural classes and activities targeted at mature adults. One of the immediate benefits of our merger is that our members will now be able to write one check for all BRCLL activities.
Our Program Committee has arranged for some new and exciting classes for the summer semester such as Gluten Intolerance, From Charlemagne to Columbus: Mentalities of the Middle Ages, Bio-Ethics, How to Analyze Film and We All Know it—Men and Women are Different!. In the meantime our EdVentures Committee has arranged for a Yadkin Valley Wine Tour and a visit to the Barter Theater to see the play titled a Southern Fried Funeral.
For October we have an EdVenture in cooperation with Road Scholar to Charlotsville, VA to see the homes of Presidents Jefferson, Madison and Monroe. We provide the transportation and Road Scholar provides everything else.
On many occasions after a class, a Great Decisions lecture or around town someone will stop and thank me for the exceptional programs we have. While I gratefully accept these compliments, I note that this organization is a team effort. There are about twenty volunteers and two coordinators who make it work. These folks have arranged for some new and exciting activities for the upcoming semester. I hope to see you at some of them.
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.