Craven Community College Foundation
The Lifetime Learning Center
Programs for 2019-2020
featuring news and information on Craven Community College’s
Adult Enrichment Program
Lifetime Learning Center
We hope you’ll join us for adventures near and far.
This brochure is your invitation to join Craven
Community College Foundation’s Lifetime
Learning Center (LLC) for a wide variety of
programs and activities.
Whether it’s a lm that intrigues, a performance that
inspires, a Broadway production that excites or a
regional tour that delights, we hope you will nd the
LLC to be a resource that enhances your quality of
life and satises your quest for adventures both near
and far.
The LLC is a concept-based program that embraces
accomplished adults who are seeking multiple
and diverse opportunities in learning for the pure
pleasure of it. We are keenly aware that our
community is brimming with individuals, both natives
and newcomers, who have completed their formal
education and careers, but are still active and hungry
for interesting and diverse learning experiences.
We acknowledge and express our sincerest gratitude
for the generous support of our corporate sponsor:
Signature Wealth Strategies, Mr. Jon Tait,
and Ms. Ashley Martin-Irizarry,
Wealth Advisor. We are grateful for their
support of Explorations programming and we thank
them for their continued commitment to lifetime
learning at Craven Community College.
Classroom Opportunities
In addition to the full LLC schedule of events
and activities, we have included information
in this publication about Craven Community
College’s Adult Enrichment Program
(AEP). The AEP offers diverse course topics in
nine categories. Look to pages 16 and 17 in this
brochure for information on classes and how to
Explorations programming is
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Our corporate sponsor is
Jon Tait, CFP
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Lifetime Learning Center
Jon Tait, CFP
and Ashley Martin-Irizarry, Wealth Advisor
International Travel
Shades of Ireland
Featuring Northrn Ieland
June 17 - 29, 2020 - 13 days
The Lifetime Learning Center is pleased to announce our International Travel
and Learn Adventure for 2020. We invite you to join us for Shades of
Ireland, featuring Northern Ireland. From the vibrant and history-lled
city of Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast and onwards
to Derry, experience all of the charms of Ireland on this magical tour of
the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds
of a castle and uncover the legend of the Titanic at Belfasts famed Titanic
Experience. Travelers will experience Derry’s best restaurants with our Diners
Choice program. A highlight of this tour are the views of the Atlantic from
the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher and the awe-inspiring Giants Causeway.
Our travel group will also experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of
Kerry, enjoy tea and scones on a traditional family farm, and journey to historic
Blarney Castle to lean back and kiss its
famous stone!
Our professional travel partner is AAA
of the Carolinas, led by Corri Beiser,
who is planning another memorable
AAA Members Choice tour. Let us
take care of all the details, while you
enjoy the experience of guided travel.
Blarney Castle Cliffs of Moher
Giant’s Causeway
Shades of Ireland - at a Glance
• Enjoy a guided tour of Dublin
• Visit 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore
• Walk through Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city
• Tour the Blarney Castle and kiss the stone for good fortune
• See the views of Killarney National Park
• Experience The Cliffs of Moher
• Meet a traditional Irish family during a memorable farm visit
• Walk through the old city of Derry, including the Craft Village
• Journey to the Inishowen Peninsula and Malin Head
Visit the magnicent Giants Causeway
• View Belfast during a guided tour
• Stay overnight on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle
To learn more about the complete itinerary, pricing and
inclusions, we have scheduled a FREE informational meeting.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Naumann Community Room (#115) - Student Center
New Bern Campus
Register online for this event at CravenCC.edu/LLC,
send a message to baerj@cravencc.edu or call (252) 633-2718.
Please let us know if you plan to attend.
This library discussion series brings scholars and community members together to explore how selected
books illuminate a particular theme. The Havelock-Craven County Public Library and Lifetime
Learning Center are partners in presenting this nine-week series. The Thursday night programs include
an opportunity to read ve books and interact with four visiting scholars to learn more about the authors
and discuss the books. Meeting dates for the 2019 programs are on Thursdays, from September 12 to
November 14, at the library from 6 to 8 p.m. The program is FREE. Books and space are limited, so please
register today by stopping by the library or calling (252) 447-7509.
A Reading and Discussion Sries
Let’s Talk About It
Discovring the Ltrary South:
The Louis D. Rubin, JR Series
As a novelist, essayist, teacher, editor and publisher, no single gure has done more
to “discover” the literary South than Louis Rubin. As such, it is appropriate to name
this series in his honor. The books in this series were published within the last twenty
years by writers who have moved beyond the Southern hometowns of their youth.
Yet they take a long look back, not for nostalgias sake, but to bear witness to the full
panoply of time’s interactions with place, memory and family.
Sept. 12 - A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons, presented by scholar Billy Yeargin
Oct. 3 - Clover by Dori Sanders, presented by scholar Jane Andrews
Oct. 17 - Gap Creek by Robert Morgan, presented by scholar Susan Schmidt
Oct. 31 - The Coal Tattoo by Silas House, presented by scholar Billy Yeargin
Nov. 14 - The Jew Store by Stella Suberman, presented by scholar Bill DiNome
Attend one or all ve sessions, as your schedule allows. Books are available for
pick-up two weeks prior to each event.
REgistration - (252) 447-7509
This program is sponsored by a grant from the North
Carolina Humanities Council in cooperation with the
North Carolina Center for the Book.
A member of Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library
Friday, October 18
Orringer Auditorium
2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Biography, Drama - 102 mins - Rated R
Frida chronicles the life that Frida
Kahlo shared uninchingly and openly
with Diego Rivera, as the young couple
took the art world by storm. From her
complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit
and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic
entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a very bold and uncompromising
life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary.
This lm was directed by Julie Taymor and stars Salma Hayek in her Academy
Award-nominated portrayal as Kahlo and Alfred Molina as her husband, Diego
Rivera. The movie was adapted by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna
Thomas and unofcially by Edward Norton from the book Frida: A Biography of
Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera. The lm won two Academy Awards for Best
Makeup and Best Original Score among six other nominations.
FREE Admission
Suggested donation $5
“Passionate, provocative, hilarious, tragic
and just dizzyingly beautiful to behold.
Susan Stark, Detroit News
North Carolina Museum of Art
Tuesday, November 12 - DAY TRIP
A Partnership with Twin Rivers Artist Association
The Lifetime Learning Center and the
Twin Rivers Artist Association have
joined forces to plan a day trip to
the North Carolina Museum of Art
to see a very exciting special exhibit:
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican
Modernism from the Jacques and Nata-
sha Gelman Collection. The exhibit will
feature paintings of two artistic icons of
the 20th century.
Few artists have captured the public’s
imagination with the force of Mexican
painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) and
her husband, the Mexican painter and
muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957).
The myths that surrounded them in
their lifetime arose not only from their
signicant bodies of work, but also
from their friendships (and conicts)
with leading gures of the time.
Kahlo and Rivera’s works are varied in
scope and inspiration: she is best-known for her self-portraits, while he worked
as a large-scale muralist in Mexico and the United States. Kahlo’s work is deeply
personal, often depicting her own dreams, painful personal experiences and
afnity with Mexican culture, while Rivera’s pursues larger looks at history and
cultural revolution. Similarly important is the legacy of two of Kahlo and Riveras
patrons, Jacques and Natasha Gelman. Their unparalleled collection shows the
richness of Mexican art through painting, drawing, photography and lm.
The registration fee includes a continental breakfast at check-in, comfortable
motorcoach transportation, lunch at San Marcos Mexican Restaurant, a special
introduction to this exhibit by a NCMA curator and an exhibition ticket. Snacks
are served on the return trip!
$129 per person / $109 TRAA members
Registration Deadline - October 31
Orringer Auditorium
New Bern Campus
Fridays at
2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Admission is Free
Your donations
support the ries!
Each year, members of the LLC
International Film Selection
Committee watch over 30 movies.
They take notes, share their
impressions and rate each of the
lms. They bring great ideas to the
process and create one of the most
creative and diverse lm series in the
region. We wish to recognize and
thank our very hard-working lm
selection committee:
Penny Belanger
Mary Jo Fox
Sue Gordon
Jim Gruenbaum
Lucy Laurens
Judi Lloyd
Betty Orsega
George Orsega
Peggy Reynolds
Mary Beth Seideneld
Pat ty Toth
Due to the variety of languages
and accents represented, as
well as accommodations for the
hearing impaired, all lms are
shown with English subtitles.
Friday, September 13
102 Not Out
INDIA (2018)
Comedy, Drama - 102 mins - R
A popular hit in India, this Hindi
language lm involves two senior
citizens - a centenarian and his son - as
protagonists. The premise of the lm is
that Dattatraya Vakharia (at 102 years
of age) wants to live on for a least 16
years to break the world age record and
become the oldest man alive. Fed up
with his 75-year-old son’s surly attitude,
he must nd a way to change the sad
and grumpy demeanor of his son.
Dattatraya enjoys forcing his son to take
on embarrassing dares and threatens
to send him off to an old age home if
he doesn’t take on the life challenges
that his father throws at him. Rishi
Kapoor plays the grumpy old man with
nonchalance, while Amitabh Bachchan
plays the lovable centenarian with
the zest of a 20-year-old and awless
e Last Suit
Friday, October 4
Biography, Drama - 110 mins - PG
Friday, November 1
Biography, Drama - 110 mins - PG-13
Beto works as a Ranger in the isolated
Peninsula Valdes’ National Park (Chubut,
Argentina). The peace of his days
watching sea life ends after the arrival
of Lola, a mother from Spain who has
brought along her autistic 11-year-old
son, Tristán. They are looking for Beto,
whom they saw in a documentary lm
about whales. Desperate, Lola asks Beto
to create a therapy for Tristán, hoping
that his isolation caused by the autism
can be overcome. Beto agrees to help
Tristán, sailing by boat along the coast to
meet orcas. As days go by, Tristán starts
to slowly express emotions. Beto’s boss
creates a challenge when he tries to re
him because he has broken the rules by
engaging with the orcas.
Abraham is an 88-year-old retired
tailor who has a promise to full. At
the end of the Second World War,
a friend saved him from death and
he swore to return one day to meet
him again. Seven decades later, feeling
that he is already a hindrance to his
family and that his destiny will be as a
geriatric, Abraham decides that it is
time to face his fears. He decides on an
epic adventure: to cross half of Europe
to meet his senior friend in Poland.
He sets off and, with the help of some
characters he meets along the way,
changes his way of seeing the world.
With warm strokes, director Pablo
Solarz manages to tell a story that is
tender and emotional.
Intrnational Flm Sries
Friday, January 10
DENMARK (2016)
Drama, Crime, Thriller - 85 mins - R
When police ofcer Asger Holm is
demoted to desk work, he expects
a sleepy beat as an emergency
dispatcher. That all changes when
he answers a panicked phone call
from a kidnapped woman who then
disconnects abruptly. Asger, conned
to the police station, is forced to use
others as his eyes and ears as the
severity of the crime slowly becomes
more clear. The search to nd the
missing woman and her assailant will
take every bit of his intuition and skill,
as a ticking clock and his own personal
demons conspire against him. This
innovative and unrelenting Danish
thriller uses a single location to great
effect, ratcheting up the tension as
twists pile up and secrets are revealed.
Blind Date
FRANCE (2015)
Comedy, Romance - 90 mins - not-rated
When a young woman and professional
pianist moves into the apartment next
to a grumpy and antisocial inventor
of complicated board games, the new
neighbors nd themselves feeling as
though their lives have become a living
nightmare. With the walls as thin as
a sheet of paper, neither of them can
avoid listening to what the other is
doing and they soon do everything
they can to annoy each other. After
reaching a common agreement and
establishing a schedule so as not to
interrupt the others activities, they
soon develop an unusual relationship in
which they spend every day together,
talking but keeping their identities
secret and never revealing their names.
Friday, February 7
Fanny’s Journey
Friday, March 6
Drama, War - 94 mins - not-rated
Fanny and her sisters attempt to escape
Nazi occupied France but face many
dangers ahead of them. Based on a true
story, this is an incredible tale of bravery,
strength and survival, a story of a daring
young girl who will stop at nothing and
fears no one. In 1943, 13-year-old Fanny
and her younger sisters were sent from
their home in France to an Italian foster
home for Jewish children. When the Nazis
arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately
organize the departure of the children to
Switzerland. When they are suddenly left
on their own, these 11 children do the
impossible to reach the Swiss border and
Friday, April 3
JAPAN (2018)
Crime, Drama, Family - 121 mins - R
Japanese master director Hirokazu
Koreeda contrasts the frigid emotions
of socially correct behavior with the
warmth and happiness of a dishonest
lower-class Tokyo family, in which
money is tight and all methods of
obtaining it are permissible, including
teaching the children to steal. Who
better than Koreeda, a director who
whispers instead of shouts, to capture
contradictions and issues through a
subtle style of storytelling. This lm is
a thoughtful addition to his parables
about happy and unhappy families,
studded with memorable characters
and believable performances that
quietly lead the viewer to reect on
societal values.
Jon Shain
FJ Ventre
Thursday, November 21 - 7:30 p.m. - Orringer Auditorium
Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years
with his words, his ery acoustic guitar work and his evolved musical style –
combining improvised Piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing and ragtime. Shain’s
most recent solo disc, Gettin’ Handy with the Blues: A Tribute to the Legacy of WC
Handy, was released in January 2018. Shain’s newest release is the gorgeous
roots album, Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday Soon, recorded along with long-time
collaborator FJ Ventre on bass, who will join him for this concert.
Jon and FJ began playing music together back in 1982 when they met in high
school. FJ went on to attend the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, earned a
B.A. in Music Performance and Sound Recording and then relocated to Chapel
Hill in 2000. FJ has performed with his own group, The Swang Brothers, and is a
highly sought after sideman for many projects.
Saturday, February 22 - 7:30 p.m. - Orringer Auditorium
Back by popular demand, Ocracoke Island’s own Molasses Creek returns to the
Explorations series this February. As phenomenal songwriters and interpreters of
song, Molasses Creek concerts run the gamut from traditional to contemporary
acoustic folk, from sweet ballads with ensnaring vocal harmonies, to truly hot
Fiddler Dave Tweedie, Gary Mitchell, Gerald Hampton and Kim France are the
four members of this amazing band who together create musical sparks.
The band performs frequently throughout the eastern seaboard and New England,
and as far west as Oklahoma and New Mexico. They own and operate Deepwater
Theater on Ocracoke, performing and hosting shows there and touring off the
island extensively from October-May. Their 14 recordings have received airplay
around the world, including releases in 2012 and 2014 reaching the top 5 in the
National Folk Charts. They have won awards on “A Prairie Home Companion” and
have also received a nomination for European Country Music Association Band of
the Year.
Saturday, February 22 - 7:30 p.m. - Orringer Auditorium
Friday, March 20 - 7:30 p.m. - Orringer Auditorium
Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Billboard-charting artists Cane Mill
Road rock the traditional bluegrass standards they grew up on, yet boldly tackle writing
original music that often walks the lines between Bluegrass, Americana, Old-time and
Folk. Audiences love Cane Mill Road’s high-energy performances, easy going rapport and
the eclectic mix of originals and standards they present at each of their shows.
Peers in the bluegrass industry voted Cane Mill Road as one of ve nominees for the
International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Band-of-the-Year for 2018 —
an award to honor rising music stars under 30 years of age.
The band’s two albums spent a total of seven weeks on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums
charts. The four young men roam the Blue Ridge Mountain back roads driving
between Deep Gap, NC and Rocky Gap, VA to meet and make music together —
thus the title track of the band’s sophomore album, Gap to Gap.
Inspred by
This year’s Explorations in The ARTS series is inspired by Public Radio East’s THE SOUND,
hosted by George Olsen. THE SOUND can be heard weeknights from 8 p.m. to midnight
on PREs News and Ideas Network and features four hours of Americana, roots rock and
contemporary folk music with an emphasis on performers from North Carolina. We
were inspired by this program and are pleased to present this exciting line-up of North
Carolina musicians.
Explorations in The ARTS
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Registration for the Lifetime Learning Center’s
Best of Broadway
day trips are
open for direct registration. Registration fees include a continental breakfast at
check-in, comfortable motorcoach transportation, a three-course gourmet luncheon
at a fabulous Durham restaurant and tickets for seating at The Durham Performing
Arts Center (DPAC)
We invite you to leave the driving and planning to us and we’ll
drop you off and pick you up at the front door. Snacks are served on the return trip!
These four shows are all matinée performances. We meet in the Orringer Auditorium
Lobby on the New Bern campus for check-in. Departure times vary based on the show
times of either 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. We typically return to campus between 6:30 and 7:30
p.m. All registrants will receive a letter and email with complete instructions about
two weeks prior to each trip. Please see page 18 for our registration, refund and ticket
transfer policy.
Registration for Best of Broadway events is available online. If you prefer, you can
register by calling the Lifetime Learning Center at (252) 633-2618.
Thursday, October 24
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s
ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the
producer of The Lion King comes the timeless
story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production
lled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy
and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary
theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes
make the possibilities innite.
Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,
ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from
the lm as well as new music written by Tony®
and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken
(Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary
Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony
Award® winner Tim Rice (The Lion King).
Directed and choreographed by Tony Awarwinner
Casey Nicholaw this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant”
(The New York Times) new musical boasts an
incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and
lighting from Tony Awarwinners Bob Crowley,
Gregg Barnes and Natasha Katz.
$179 - Register Now!
Best of Broadway
Saturday, December 7
This holiday season discover the perfect gift for
everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of
joy and goodwill, ll it with classic Irving Berlin songs,
top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow
and head on over to the DPAC to see Irving Berlin’s
Our day trip takes place on December 7, for this
must-see classic in a lavish new production that
The New York Times says to “put on your wish
list.” Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the
story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show
in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning
sister act in the process. This show is full of dancing,
laughter and some of the greatest songs ever
$209 - Register Now!
The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical
THE BAND’S VISIT is the winner of 10 Tony Awards®,
including Best Musical, making it one of the most
Tony-winning musicals in history. It is also a Grammy
Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album.
In this joyously offbeat story set in a town thats way
off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out
of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with
beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the
town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even
the briefest visit can stay with you forever.
With a Tony- and Grammy-winning score that seduces
your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring
thrillingly talented on stage musicians, THE BAND’S
VISIT rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes
us cry, and ultimately, brings us together.
$TBA - Registration opens October 15
Saturday, April 11
Saturday, February 1
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known
composer opened on Broadway… and forever
changed the landscape of American theatre. Two
decades later, Jonathan Larsons RENT continues
to speak loudly and deantly to audiences across
generations and all over the world.
Now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning
masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th
anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of
Puccinis La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable
year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow
their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring
message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this
timeless celebration of friendship and creativity
reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing
that truly matterslove.
$189 - Registration opens October 15
Sunday - Wednesday, December 1 - 4, 2018
North Carolina Arboretum
Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas,
featuring the Gove Park Inn
A four-day adventure
The Lifetime Learning Center has a four-day itinerary planned that is sure to
please and includes all the holiday trimmings.
A visit to Winston-Salem and
Asheville during the holidays is a feast for the senses. Enjoy vies of the Blue
Ridge Mountains and wrap yourself in the scent of fresh evergreens to admire
holiday décor featuring wreaths, garlands and the sparkle of thousands of lights.
This tour features overnight stays at three Historic Inns: Grayln Estate, Grove
Park Inn and The Brookstown Inn. We’ll enjoy a the festive atmosphere and the
annual Gingerbread Competition at Grove Park Inn. The celebration continues
across the area with visits to the newly renovated and expanded Asheville
Museum of Art, the North Carolina Arboretum presenting Winter Lights and
the eclectic and historic home, Korners Folley.
Registration (per person, double) $799
Registration (per person, single) $1,299
Registration Deadline - Thursday, Oct. 18
Grove Park Inn
Museum of Art
Our tour includes:
Pastries, coffee and juice served at check-in
Round-trip motorcoach transportation from the New Bern campus
Visit to Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Exploration of Reynolda Village
Grayln Estate Butler’s Tour
Fine Dinning at Grayln Estate
One-night stay at the Gralyn Estate - Winston Salem / Breakfast
Two-night stay at The Grove Park Inn / Breakfast
Gingerbread competition display at Grove Park Inn
Asheville Museum of Art
North Carolina Arboretum - Winter Lights display
One-night stay at the Brookstown Inn - Winston Salem / Breakfast
Tour of Korner’s Folly - Historic Home in Winston Salem
Baggage handling and housekeeping gratuities
Snack provided for the drive home
Register online or join us for
Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas
Information and Registration Event
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
Community Room (#115)
Student Center - New Bern Campus
Washington, D.C.
Our Nations Captal
This tour will be different from past LLC travel experiences as the group will not
have a motorcoach. Transportation will be by train and the D.C. Metro system.
Our local guide will be there to help us learn and navigate. Participants should
expect to walk up to 3 miles per day. We will pace our walking tours to match the
pace of the group. We have selected a hotel, the Hyatt Regency, that is centrally
located near public transportation and within two blocks of the National Mall.
The daily itinerary, pricing, as well as an opportunity to meet our D.C. guide
through a video conference will be offered at the information session planned
for Wednesday, November 19 at 3 p.m. We hope to see you there!
The Lifetime Learning Center is pleased to announce our rst Travel and Learn
Adventure to visit Washington, D.C. This will be a ve-day excursion departing
New Bern on March 12 and returning on Monday, March 16. From campus we
travel directly to the Rocky Mount train station to board Amtraks train on the
Silver Star Route. We arrive in D.C. by mid-afternoon to meet our local guide
who has planned a comprehensive tour for the Lifetime Learning Center.
Our tour Features:
Transfer to and from New Bern to Rocky Mount< NC train station
Round-trip on Amtrak - Silver Star Route - Washington D.C.
4 night stay at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
D.C. Metro Pass
Service of professional tour guide who lives locally
Guided visits to:
Library of Congress
Supreme Court Building
National Museum of the American Indian
A Walking Monuments Tour including the World War II Memorial
Museum of African American History and Culture
National Portrait Gallery
A free afternoon (Georgetown, Zoo, Shrine, National Cathedral)
Group Meals (1 Lunch and 1 Dinner included)
Thursday - Monday, March 12 - 15, 2020
US Capit0l Building
Martin Luther King, JR
Museum of the
American Indian
To learn more about the complete itinerary, pricing and
inclusions, we have scheduled a FREE informational meeting.
Wednesday, November 19, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Naumann Community Room (#115) - Student Center
New Bern Campus
Register online for this event at CravenCC.edu/LLC,
send a message to baerj@cravencc.edu or call (252) 633-2718.
Please let us know if you plan to attend.
Museum of Art
Carolina Ballet PRESENTS
Rhapsody in Blue
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - Day Trip
Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh
An evening of George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and dance! The North
Carolina Ballet’s February program is a tribute to American composers
featuring a ballet set to one of the most recognizable and iconic pieces of
music, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, as well as Symposium set to the
music of the legendary Leonard Bernstein. This program will be accompanied
by a new work choreographed by Zalman Raffael and Robert Weiss.
The registration fee for this day trip is $179 per person and includes a conti-
nental breakfast at check-in, comfortable motorcoach transportation, lunch
at Siti Lebanese Restaurant, and a center orchestra seat. Snacks are served
on the return trip! All registrants will receive a letter and email with complete
instructions about two weeks prior to our departure date.
$179 per person - Register Now!
Registration Deadline - January 10
THe Zero WASTe home
Bea Johnson
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Explorations Lecture Event
Orringer Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
Since 2008, Bea Johnson and her family have produced just a mere pint of trash
per year. Dubbed “The Mother of the Zero Waste lifestyle movement” by CNN,
Bea has been featured on TV shows and in publications all over the world. She
shatters misconceptions, teaching that zero waste can not only be stylish, but
also lead to signicant health benets, as well as time and money savings. With
her simple 5R methodology and blog-turned-bestselling-book, the Zero Waste
Home, Bea initiated a global movement.
Bea has inspired hundreds of thousands
of people to adopt waste-free living.
As the leading spokesperson for the
zero-waste lifestyle, she has completed
19 international speaking tours and
given English, French, and Spanish talks
in 65+ countries on 6 continents. We
are pleased to welcome Bea Johnson
to Craven CC to learn more about her
innovative ideas.
Suggested donation $5
Admission is FRee
Your donations
support the event
Suggested donation $5
Admission is FRee
Your donations
support the event
New York City & the
Hudson Rivr Valley
Friday to Thursday, May 1 - 7, 2020
The Lifetime Learning Center and Premier World
Discovery have planned a USA adventure: New York City
and the Hudson River Valley. Our group tour begins on May
1st with a ight to New York City, where we’ll meet our
professional tour director who will lead us on a fascinating
journey to iconic attractions in the city and provide insight
into the rich history and scenic beauty of the region.
Our trip begins in Manhattan with a three-night stay.
While there participants will enjoy a New York City Tour
featuring many of Manhattan’s most famous attractions
including Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Times Square,
Little Italy, Central Park, The Empire State Building and
Rockefeller Center. The group will dine at a popular
restaurant and see a Broadway Show. We will visit the
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, followed by an afternoon
visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and a view from
the top of One World Trade Center
We then leave the city and travel to the scenic Hudson
River Valley, a National Heritage Area that is steeped in
history, natural beauty and culture. We will enjoy the
sites at Hyde Park including a visit to the FDR National
Historic Site. We end our tour with a scenic Hudson
River Cruise and farewell dinner.
To register online go to:
or leave a message: (252) 633-2618
• New York City Tour
• Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
• 9/11 Memorial & Museum
• 3-night stay in Manhattan
Broadway Show
One World Trade Center
• Rockefeller Center
Times Square & Central Park
• West Point Tour
• Boscobel House & Gardens
• Hudson River Cruise
• Hudson Valley
• Roundtrip Airfare - RDU
• 8 Meals: 6 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
• Professional Tour Director
Motorcoach Transportation
Admissions per Itinerary
• Sightseeing per Itinerary
• Baggage Handling at Hotels
Regular Registration (double) $3,445
Booking Discount (double) $3,345
Single Supplement $1,300
Travel Protection Plan $275
USA Adventure
To learn about the complete itinerary,
pricing and inclusions for this tour, join us
for this FREE Information Session
Thursday, October 17, 2019
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Community Room (#115)
Student Center - New Bern Campus
New YOrk City
Stat u e o f Li b e r t y
Hudson River Valley
Adult EnrichmEnt ProgrAm
Discovr, Learn and Gow!
The Adult Enrichment Program is designed to provide a wide array of
affordable non-credit, non-graded classes for adults to increase their
knowledge, explore new interests and offer opportunities to make social
connections with people of similar life experiences and interests.
Classes are taught in a relaxed atmosphere. They may be offered as a
one-day workshop or a series of weekly meetings. Daytime and evening
classes are held on the New Bern and Havelock Craven Community
College campuses and in community locations and businesses. Fees vary
based on class duration and materials.
Here are some examples of the year-round classes being offered:
About the
Painting Classes - Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor & Batik
Painting on Silk
Traditional & Digital Drawing
Print making
Art Appreciation
Silk Scarf Dyeing
8th Century Japanese Indigo Dyeing on silk or cotton
Hand Spinning Wool
Weaving on a Hoop: Twining, a technique using recycled materials
Basic Sewing, Crocheting & Knitting
Wire wrapped jewellery
Enrichment & Special Interests
Classic and Contemporary Literature
Creative Writing
Mah Jongg
Performing Arts Theater Art 101
Special Effects Makeup
Celebrating Our National Parks - Instructors Vaughn and Pat
Purnell have visited 27 of our National Parks and they want to encourage
you to see YOUR National Parks too. This class is geared to show which
parks you might visit, how to access them, where to stop along the way,
available resources, budgeting and planning! Tuesdays - Oct. 22-Nov. 12 -
6:30 - 8 p.m. - $50 (See USA Adventure - details pages 14 and 16)
Introduction to International Travel: Making the Most of
Your Adventures - Instructors Penny Zibula & Simon Lock will bring
their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to help you plan and get the
most out of your trip. They will put you on the road to exploring faraway
places and taking the rst steps toward your trip abroad to become a
“traveler” and not a “tourist.There will be a concentration on traveling to
Ireland and the UK. Thursdays Feb. 6, 13 & 20th 6:30-8:30 p.m. $50
(See Shades of Ireland, featuring Northern Ireland - details page 3)
Home & Garden
Tuesday Talks in the Garden: Seasonal Horticulture
Fundamentals of Interior Design
Landscape and Design for your home
Batik by Ed Macomber
AEP - (252) 638-7273
AEP - (252) 638-7273
Cake and Cupcake Decorating
Mini cooking classes
Introduction to Gingerbread House Building
Two sessions: Choose Monday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
or Wednesday, Oct 16 at 6:30 - Take this class and
you’ll be ready to have fun, build and decorate your
own cookie house. You may want to enter the
Gingerbread House Contest sponsored by the New
Bern Historical Society.
American Sign Language
Conversational Spanish & French
Guitar & Ukulele
The Timeless Tunes of
Broadway with Lewis n Clark
Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 -
Von Lewis & Abby Clark
Orringer Auditorium -
Tickets are $25 and on sale at
Barker Hall cashier’s window
or at the door if available
Belly Dancing
Boating Safety
Brain Health & General Well-being
Essential Oils
Motorcycle Safety
NC SCUBA Certication
Achieving Financial Awareness and Independence
Fundamentals of Investing
Market and Grow You Business Online
Real Estate Basics for rst time buyers and sellers
Selling on Ebay, Etsy and Shopify
Adobe Photoshop
Basic Computer Skills for Everyday Living
Basic Digital Photography
Basic Website Design
Beginner & Intermediate Microsoft Excel
Mastering Your Apple iPad, iPhone & Android
AEP Class Registration at CravenCC.edu/AEP
For class listings and the registration processes, visit the web pages.
Register and Pay:
Online - www.CravenCC.edu/AEP or
In-person - New Bern campus - Brock Administration Bldg., Room 114,
Havelock campus - Redd Bldg.
Registration and payment are required prior to the class start date.
New classes are added continuously. Check the website often for the
latest offerings. If you have suggestions for future courses or are interested in
teaching a class, please contact the AEP Coordinator.
Contact: Megan F. Johnson, Adult Enrichment Program Coordinator
johnsonm@cravencc.edu or (252) 638-7273
LLC Program Participation & Registration
Day & Regional Tip Regisration
Enrollment space for LLC day trips and regional travel programs is limited to
the capacity of our motorcoach, the availability of tickets and other booking
factors associated with group admissions. To reserve a place on any of these
trips, ALL fees must be paid at the time of registration unless otherwise noted.
Early registration is highly recommended as trips tend to “sell out” quickly.
To register and pay fees online, visit our website at www.CravenCC.edu/LLC.
From the left column select “Registration and Tickets,” then scroll down the
page until you nd the event that interests you. Follow the instructions to enter
your payment information.
If you have questions about the online process or would prefer to register by
telephone or send a payment by check, please call us at (252) 638-7351 for
assistance. Our ofce hours are Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and
Fridays, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
USA Adventures & Intrnational Tavel
Registration deposits, fees and nal payments for out-of-state or out-of-country
travel where the LLC contracts with a tour company will follow a payment
schedule specic to each trip. Many of the payments for these trips are paid
directly to one of our group travel partners. Rules for refunds and the specic
details for each trip will be posted on our website.
Please note that Craven CC requires that each person participating in an
extended trip must sign a liability waiver and purchase cancellation and post-
departure emergency insurance. We offer a reasonably-priced option with each
trip that we sponsor. Participants who have other travel insurance coverage may
opt-out of our offer, but they are required to provide the College with proof
of insurance that specically documents insurance coverage equivalent to our
minimum standards.
Refund Policy
Tickets purchased for Explorations in The ARTS events or our Performance
Day Trips are not refundable. However, tickets or registrations are transferable.
If you are unable to attend an event that you have registered and paid for, you
welcome to share your ticket(s) or transfer the registration to another
One- to four-day trip registration fees are not refundable. These are the only
exceptions: 1) the predetermined minimum enrollment is not met, and the trip
is cancelled due to low enrollment; or 2) the College, or the performance, or
exhibit venue determines that due to threatening weather or unsafe conditions
we must cancel a trip or performance. No refunds will be offered if a new date
is selected and the program is completed as advertised.
There are no refunds offered after an event has occurred. A refund of fees to
a registered participant will only occur when a cancellation is made in advance
of the event AND a replacement from the waiting list registers for the open
spot. We understand that “life happens,” so please contact us as soon as
possible if last-minute circumstances arise. We often have an extensive
waiting list for each day trip and we will attempt to ll a spot if we are notied
and have time to contact participants on the waiting list.
Online registration, tickets and additional information
are all available through our website:
Jennifer Baer, Director
Lifetime Learning Center & Community Outreach
Craven Community College
Brock Administration Building #109
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 633-2618 | baerj@cravencc.edu
Calendar of Events
12 – Thursday – Let’s Talk About It – Havelock-CC Public Library – 6 p.m. (Free)
13 – Friday – International Film Series102 Not Out
(2018) India – Comedy,
Drama Orringer Auditorium – 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. (Free)
18-26 – LLC on Tour – International Adventure – Great Canadian Cities
1 – Tuesday - Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas Registration Event
Student Center, Naumann Community Room #115 – 2:30 p.m. (Free)
3 – Thursday – Let’s Talk About It – Havelock-CC Public Library – 6 p.m. (Free)
4 – Friday – International Film Series The Last Suit (2017) Spain/Argentina |
Biography, Drama – Orringer Auditorium – 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. (Free)
16 – Wednesday – International Travel Information Session
Shades of Ireland, featuring Northern Ireland,
Student Center, Naumann Community Room #115 – 3 p.m. (Free)
17 – Thursday – USA Travel Information Session
New York City & the Hudson River Valley
Student Center, Naumann Community Room #115 – 3 p.m. (Free)
17 – Thursday – Let’s Talk About It –Havelock-CC Public Library – 6 p.m. (Free)
18 – Friday – Bonus Art FilmFrida (2002) USA, Mexico, Canada
Biography, Drama – Orringer Auditorium – 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. (Free)
24 – Thursday – Best of Broadway Day Trip, DPAC – Disney’s Aladdin ($179)
31 – Thursday – Let’s Talk About It – Havelock-CC Public Library – 6 p.m. (Free)
1 – Friday – International Film SeriesThe Lighthouse of the Orcas (2016)
Spain/Argentina – Drama – Orringer Auditorium – 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. (Free)
12 – Tuesday – Art Explorations Day Trip NC Museum of Art – Frida
Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques
and Natasha Gelman Collection ($129 / $109 TRAA members discount)
14 – Thursday – Let’s Talk About It – Havelock-CC Public Library – 6 p.m. (Free)
19 – USA Travel Information SessionOur Nation’s Capital, Washington DC,
Student Center, Naumann Community Room #115 3 p.m. (Free)
21 – Thursday – Explorations in The ARTSJon Shain & FJ Ventre
Piedmont Blues – Orringer Auditorium – 7:30 p.m. (Tickets $18 & $10)
1- 4 – Sunday to Wednesday – A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas, A Travel
and Learn Adventure – Registration $799 (per person double)
7 – Saturday – Best of Broadway Day Trip, DPAC
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas ($209)
10 – Friday – International Film SeriesThe Guilty (2016) Denmark – Crime,
Drama, Thriller – Orringer Auditorium – 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. (Free)
30 – Thursday – Information Session International Travel – Croatia & Its Islands
Student Center, Naumann Community Room #115 – 3 p.m. (Free)
1 – Saturday – Best of Broadway Day Trip, DPAC – RENT – ($189)
7 – Friday – International Film SeriesBlind Date
(2015) France | Comedy,
Romance – Orringer Auditorium – 2:30 and 7:30 (Free)
15 – Saturday – North Carolina Ballet Day TripRhapsody in Blue ($179)
22 – Saturday – Explorations in The ARTSMolasses Creek
Americana / Folk
Orringer Auditorium – 7:30 p.m. (Tickets $25 & $12)
6 – Friday – International Film SeriesFanny’s Journey (2016) France/
Belgium | Drama, War – Orringer Auditorium – 2:30 and 7:30 (Free)
12 -16 – Thursday to Monday – Our Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C.
5-day tour, travel by Amtrak to visit Memorials, Museums and more with
a local Washington DC guide!
20 – Friday - Explorations in The ARTS, Cane Mill Road – Bluegrass Band -
Orringer Auditorium - 7:30 p.m. (Tickets $22 & $12)
27-28 – Friday-Saturday – Neuse River Bridge Run - Support the Craven
CC Foundation – Run, Walk or Volunteer – www.BridgeRun.org
3 – Friday – International Film SeriesShoplifters (2018) Japan | Drama
Orringer Auditorium – 2:30 and 7:30 (Free)
11 – Saturday – Best of Broadway Day Trip, DPAC – The Band’s Visit
Registration opens October 15, 2019 ($TBA)
16 – Thursday – Explorations Lecture – Bea Johnson presents
The Zero Waste Home – Orringer Auditorium – 7:30 p.m. (Free)
28 – Tuesday – Craven Community College Foundation presents the
10th Annual
Community Fabric Awards – New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
1- 7 – Friday to Thursday – USA Travel & Learn Adventure – 7-day tour –
New York City & the Hudson River Valley ($3,334 per person double)
17- 29 – Wednesday to Monday – International Travel & Learn Tour – 13-day tour
Shades of Ireland, featuring Northern Ireland – Dublin, Waterford,
Killarney, Galway, Derry, and Belfast ($TBA)
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
Jon Tait, CFP
and Ashley Martin-Irizarry, Wealth Advisor
Non Prot
Presort Standard
U.S. Postage
Permit No. 205
New Bern, N.C.