NWTC’s Learning in Retirement Kicks Off 6th Year

Learning in Retirement (LIR), offering lifelong learning programs in partnership with NWTC (Northeast Wisconsin Technical College), in Sturgeon Bay, begins its sixth year of continuous operation. The program’s fall kick-off event marks the beginning of a new membership year with 75 course offerings for the fall term and is being held on Monday, August 10 in the lounge of the NWTC campus at 10 am. The event is open to the public.

The LIR program offers courses grouped around four themes:  Appreciating the Arts; Enjoying Hobbies, Skills & Crafts; Expanding Knowledge; and Exploring Senior Issues. Individual courses will be highlighted at the kick-off, questions will be answered, and registrations will be accepted. The annual membership fee for the LIR program is $50, and entitles members to enroll in their choice of courses in the fall, spring, and summer terms.

Courses cover a wide variety of topics generated by participant interest. Each semester, courses of various lengths are offered during daytime hours. Members may chose as many of these courses as they wish for the one annual membership fee. Examples of courses offered in the past include:  beginning bridge, sheepshead, music appreciation, archeology of Door County, current events, European history, Islam, hearing, poetry, financial planning, hiking, knitting, and many more.

LIR Course catalogs are available in various locations in Door and Kewaunee Counties, including NWTC, public libraries, YMCAs, and the Sturgeon Bay Senior Center. Additional information can be obtained from the Web site at or by calling 920.746.4947.