Increased Programming Planned for 2022-23 Season

Timothy Pisarski

The volunteer team at LifeLong Learning (LLL) is finalizing details on all the programming for its 2022-23 season, which runs October through April, and it will be bigger than ever. In fact, compared to recent pandemic-restricted seasons, LLL is planning for a 42% increase in programming overall.

For example, last season, LLL presented a variety of 52 offerings, but for the upcoming season, has at least 74 in the works! That means more classes, trips, and highly rated Monday Morning Lectures are coming up, as well as a collection of renowned experts presenting evening Premier Lectures.

To give a “peek under the tent,” here are some of the activities, lectures, and events to look forward to, beginning this fall. Announcements explaining the start of registration for LLL’s many offerings will appear soon at, in the PebbleCreek Post, in LLL’s e-newsletter “Lifeline,” and other publicity tools.

Classes: LLL is planning 34 different classes, starting in October. Included are new class debuts, such as designing photo books and photo slideshows; lessons on genealogy, how Wi-Fi works, and the ever-popular demonstrations on making pasta, artisan bread, and Neapolitan pizza; plus other enticing topics.

Monday Morning Lectures: These will return in mid-October, featuring 16 very interesting speakers for the season. Topics include cryptocurrency, global threats through misinformation, and Arizona legends, myths, and folklore. Also coming are a variety of other timely topics, like the Russia-Ukraine war, immigration, and voting rights.

Trips: Resuming in mid-October, LLL is planning trips to many exciting venues. Participants will see what it’s like on the inside at Public Broadcasting Service and at an NPR station. Other trips will visit a Sikh temple, a Jewish historical society, the popular Arizona Culinary Institute, and many more.

Premier Lectures: Five lectures are planned, starting in November, with special professional presenters. First up is a look behind the scenes at the motion-picture industry. Other evenings enable attendees to see and feel what it’s like to spend time with Rosa Parks or Teddy Roosevelt and to learn history from a personal perspective.

Everyone is encouraged to look for future announcements and to come join in. There will be a lot to learn and a lot to enjoy!