Enrollment opens August 10 for Fitchburg State Adult Learning Courses


FITCHBURG — Registration opens Wednesday, August 10 for Fitchburg State University’s fall classes in the Fitchburg area, with offerings ranging from genealogy and creative writing to courses on the recent term of the United States Supreme Court, conversational Italian, and a look at poverty and inequality in the developing world.

There are dozens of classes on the schedule, with the full schedule viewable online at fitchburgstate.edu/alfa.

ALFA is a lifelong learning institute for adult learners in Fitchburg and surrounding communities. ALFA is sponsored by the Fitchburg State School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education in conjunction with volunteer community members. It offers non-credit day classes, trips, special events, and a free speaker series.

ALFA students are encouraged to volunteer and participate in the direction and development of the program, as well as social and recreational activities. Most courses are only $40 (and free for students over 90). A limited number of scholarships are available.

Fall classes include an introduction to Fitchburg’s abolitionist history, a series of hikes tracing the steps and wisdom of Henry David Thoreau, and how white supremacy is eroding the American ideals it claims to cherish. Learn how to make new floral arrangements for the holidays and how to declutter and organize your digital photographs.

The season will also include the ALFA Show: Continuing the Conversation, an informal online gathering held every two weeks where presenters will lead engaging discussions on a variety of topics and issues. There will also be a free online community chat every two weeks designed simply to promote camaraderie and good conversation.

View the full list of courses and register online at marketplace.fitchburgstate.edu/alfa.

ALFA is always looking for new instructors and new topics to share with its students. Anyone with a specialty that they think others might be interested in should contact the Program Directors at [email protected] for details on becoming an ALFA Instructor. Also, direct any questions to the ALFA office at 978-665-3706 or email [email protected].


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