Coming Events: Spring and Summer

LLAIC Annual Picnic
Monday, June 18, noon, at Lake Cochituate, Route 30, Natick
Bring your lunch and something to share, if you'd like

Summer Information Session
Tuesday, June 26, 10:00 - 12:30, at Temple Shir Tikva.
Overview of the LLAIC Program, Fall courses, Interest groups, and much more.

Summer with LLAIC
Wednesdays, July 11 through August 15
A new drop-in summer program with three periods
including New Yorker fiction round-table and current events discussions.
No registration or sign-up for any session, only Fall membership needed.
For the enticing details, click here.

Fall 2018 semester:
  • Course Schedule and Course Descriptions are now available: see under Program - Fall 2018 in lefthand menu
  • Membership sign-up begins July 1
  • Course registration begins July 31
  • Courses begin week of Sept. 25 - 27

What's Next?   Let's Go, Out and About, Theater Outings

Check the latest issue of The Quill for the most recent information.

"Let's Go" Outings - a monthly social event for LLAIC members
  • Tuesday, June 19:  Essex River Cruise
  • Thursday, July 19: Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Tuesday, August 14:  Charles River Architectural Cruise
  • Friday, September 21:  Grafton Clock Museum and tour of town
  • Friday, Oct. 19 to Monday, Oct. 22: Trip to Washington, D.C.

"Out and About": Special Interest Affinity Groups

Movie Mavens: Meet for a movie, and conversation afterward over a meal/snack.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 11:30: meet at Coolidge Corner Theater to see "Won't you Be My Neighbor?" Parking behind the theater. lunch following the film at Jin's Asian Restaurant on Harvard Ave. RSVP to Shelly Levine ( by Monday evening.
Book Club:  Meets at the Morse Institute Library, 146 Central Street, Natick
  • Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict, Friday, July 13, 10:30-12, RSVP Rochelle Gordon:
LLAIC Writers Group: Temple Shir Tikva - check calendar for meeting times

French Conversation Group:  Temple Shir Tikva, 1:30 - 3:00 on Mondays
Consult our calendar or the Quill for meeting dates

Food and Memories Book Group:  Inactive during this semester

New Members:  a snapshot of what we offer you

LLAIC is a Lifelong Learning organization in the Metro West area of Boston, Massachusetts (based in Wayland, previously in Wellesley, and Weston):  
We are well into our fourth year, have about 360 members and have grown from 17 courses in our first semester to about 30. Membership is only $35 per semester, in line with our policy of keeping costs low to encourage broad membership. That policy applies to our course fees as well. 

Courses are our core “business”:
Some Spring 2018 course offerings are still available. To see those from previous semester, click here

 ... and besides a diverse and exciting Course Program, we are pleased to offer ...
Stimulating speakers between morning and afternoon classes on Tuesdays, with selected events on other days.
  •  Social Groups and Events:
"Let's Go" - outings between and during semesters. Visit museums and other venues with new and old friends. The plan is to have one such outing per month.

For past Let's Go outings, visit our Events Archive

Outing to Peabody Essex Museum (March 2018)

Theatre Outing Group: Dine and see a play with old and new friends.
  • Reagle Theatre, The Music Man, August 9 at 2:00 p.m., 617 Lexington St., Waltham. Lunch at Grassfield's Restaurant, 11:45 a.m., 875 Lexington St., Waltham, RSVP Sandy Phillips: 617-291-2174.
"Out and About": A set of "meet and go" activity groups for all you enthusiasts who want to stay active and involved during the summer and beyond. Some are in the early planning stage, so by joining now, you can help shape what your group does, where it goes, and even what it calls itself. The LLAIC Book Club, Movie Mavens, a French conversation group Parlez-vous Français?, and a newly formed singing group LLAIC Sings are meeting on a regular basis.

LILAC Players: The LILAC Players, your friends, colleagues and course leaders, read their parts while costumed and perform theatrical pieces.  For pictures of the LILAC PLAYERS in their Fall 2017 production, click here.

Click on the above links for more information on each.

Questions or comments? Call us at 508-453-1205, or go to Contact Us; we'll respond to you quickly.

Come join your friends and neighbors from Newton, Lexington, Framingham, Sudbury, and other nearby communities in a stimulating learning and socializing environment.

... and then there's ...

Our vibrant newsletter with quick updates and news of lunchtime events and other activities, sent to you by email. Don't miss it.  Past issues can be viewed at Members' Corner.

LLAIC Website:   For information and news about LLAIC. We recommend that you Bookmark it and visit often.

Mission and Values, our founding principles for LLAIC.

Board Meetings are open to all LLAIC members. For details, go to Members' Corner

Driving, Parking and Building Entry Information

The Directions, Parking, Entry page has been updated for host location beginning in Fall 2017: Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Road (Route 20) in Wayland.

Important Reminder to Everyone about driving in the parking lot: 
As a matter of safety and courtesy, please be sure to follow the one-way signs into and out of the parking lot. For details, click here.

Part of the parking lot at the far end has been blocked off for the exclusive use of the nursery school. There will still be more than enough space for all our members to park on-site. Handicapped spaces will still be available for those with proper signage.

Notifications on Weather and other Cancellations

Early in the morning, please check this site to find out whether classes are cancelled that day due to inclement weather or for some other reason, such as a power outage or a funeral at Temple Shir Tikva. Also check your email for a special Quill announcement or an email from your course leader(s).

Weather:  If Wayland schools are closed then LLAIC classes are canceled. If they have a delayed start, there will be a notification on this site and in a special Quill announcement.

Page updated June 10, 2018


Your weekly LLAIC newsletter. Read all about it: News, lunch speakers, interest groups, trips near and future, and more, more, more - it's all there. 

Issue #196, June 17. Check your email, or click on the Issue # above.

LLAIC Board 2018-19
To view the list and a picture of Board members for next year, click here.

Member List:
The Member List for the Spring 2018 semester with member contact information is now available on the Member List webpage.

Other LLAIC Notes

Lost and Found:
Contact Jen to claim any lost items.

You can become a LLAIC member any time.To view or download a one-page guide to membership sign-up, click here. For online registration, click here.

The calendar is updated continually to reflect the many events in our program. Check it often to see what's new.

Directions and Parking:
Refer to Contact Us.

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