Fall 2020 Program

Important Dates and Events:
  • Courses begin the week of September 15 - 17 (Tues. - Thurs.)
  • Barbara Beckwith:  "How I Became a Racial Justice Activist"
Wednesday, September 23, 1:15-  2:30
For more details and bio, click here
  • LLAIC Loves Art
A special program for members: a series of presentations on a variety of art topics and artists. For details, click here.

Wednesdays, Sept. 30, Oct. 14 at 1:15 - 2:30
See the latest Quill for the Zoom invitation.
  • Current Events continues on Fridays at 11:15
September 25, October 16 and 30.
See the latest Quill for the Zoom invitation.
  • Membership sign-up for the Fall semester: click here.
  • Course registration:
    First-come, first-served; membership required.
    All courses this Fall will take place with Zoom video-conferencing, 
For course descriptions, click here.
For the course schedule, click here.
  • Some non-course activities are continuing with Zoom video-conferencing. Check The Quill for details.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work toward
keeping our LLAIC community safe and well.

What we offer - a snapshot

LLAIC is a Lifelong Learning organization in the Metro West area of Boston, Massachusetts (based in Wayland, previously in Wellesley, and Weston):  
In Fall 2020 we will begin our seventh year, with over 300 members per semester, having grown from 17 courses in our first semester to 27 in Fall 2020. Membership is only $45 per semester, $80 annual, 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”, ...
To see our latest course offerings, click on "Course Descriptions" in the left-hand menu. Course registration is first-come, first-served; membership is required.
To view our course archive, click here

 ... and besides a diverse and exciting Course Program, we are pleased to offer ...
(Note that a number of the activities below are on pause during the pandemic, so please check the Quill for announcements.)
Stimulating speakers between morning and afternoon classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Current Events on Wednesdays, and selected events on other days.
Contact Carole Levy with recommendations or questions.
  • Social Groups and Events:
LLAIC Lit-Lovers (formerly Book Club): 
The group resumed meeting via Zoom video-conferencing.

A set of activity groups for all you enthusiasts who want to stay active and involved during the summer and beyond. If you have an idea you can help shape what your group does, where it goes, and even what it calls itself. Examples of active groups: the LLAIC Lit-Lovers, Parlez-vous Français? (a French conversation group), and There are no Geniuses on Wall Street (an investment discussion group).

The LILAC Players, your friends, colleagues and course leaders, read their parts while costumed and perform theatrical pieces. 

The LILAC Players presented Arsenic and Old Lace in three Zoom sessions: May 27, 28, 29 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). For more information, click here; for the program, click here.

          Abby                Martha                   Teddy                Elaine                 Mortimer

Outings between and during semesters. Visit museums and other venues with new and old friends. We plan is to have one such outing per month.
For some past Let's Go outings, visit our Events Archive

Movie Mavens:
Meet for a movie, and conversation afterward over a meal or snack.
Dine and see a play with old and new friends.

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

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

 Coronavirus Update and Guidelines

In the face of the Coronavirus, we at LLAIC must all act as the caring lifelong learning community that we are. Therefore the Board has met and is issuing the following quidelines to keep our community safe:

LLAIC Guidelines for Addressing the Coronavirus Situation.
To read the detailed guidelines, click here;
for the guidelines as a downloadable note (one page), click here.

For government information on coronavirus, check these sites:
CDC (Center Disease Control and Prevention):  click here
Massachusetts Department of Public Health:  click here

Driving, Parking and Building Entry Information

Directions, Parking, Entry information for our host location: 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 reserved for the exclusive use of the nursery school. There are more than enough spaces for all our members to park on-site. Handicapped spaces are available for those with proper signage.

Please wear your purple lanyard and name badge each time that you come to LLAIC at Temple Shir Tikva for any reason. This will allow our door greeters and Temple personnel to know that you are entitled to be in the building.

Notifications on Weather and other Cancelations

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 Sept. 17, 2020


Your weekly LLAIC newsletter. Read all about it: News, Let's Go trips near and future, interest group activities, and more, more, more - it's all there. 

Issue #313, September 13.
Check your email, or click on the Issue # above.

Member List - Fall 2020:
The Member List (password-protected) for the Fall semester with member contact information is now available on the Member List webpage.
(Updated 9/8/2020)

Other LLAIC Notes

Board members
To see the Board officers and members for July 2020 - June 2021, click here.

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

Call during class hours:
If you have any need to contact LLAIC during class hours, call Jennifer Young, LLAIC Operations Coordinator, at

You can become a LLAIC member any time. For online membership sign-up, click here.

The page also includes one-page guides. 

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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