Itineraries for Study Groups (PDFs)

For Fall (in alphabetical order)

1967:  The Year American Movies Changed Forever, Tuesdays, October 17 – November 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

20th Century Power First Ladies:  Wilson, Roosevelt, Reagan, and Clinton, Thursdays, September 7 – October 5, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Autumn Baseball: Greatest World Series Games Ever, Mondays, October 9 – November 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Cycling for a Lifetime, Tuesdays, September 5 – September 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Bushwhacker

Experiencing Hubble:  Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe, Mondays, October 9 – October 30, 2:00 – 4:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Facing the Blank Page, Fridays, October 13 – November 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Goodwill Commons

iPhone 101 with Bradley University Fellows, Thursdays, October 12 – November 2, 2:00 – 4:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Mental Health Issues and Their Impact on Our Lives, Mondays, October 16 – November 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria Public Library, North Branch

Modern Death, Thursdays, October 5 – October 26, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

More Great Irish Stories and a Pint on the Side if You Like, Tuesdays, October 17 – November 21, 2:00 – 4:15 p.m., W.E. Sullivan’s

Project Mercury, Tuesdays, September 5 – October 10, 9:00 – 11:15 a.m., Lutheran Hillside Village

Readers Theater:  Prose and Cons, Thursdays, September 21 – October 26 (12/5 performance), 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Heartis Senior Living Village

Scribe to Screen:  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Mondays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (September 11); 1:30 – 3:45 p.m. (September 18, 25, & October 2), Peoria Public Library – North Branch

Scrooge in Scriptures, Fridays, November 10 – December 8 (skip 11/24), 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Terrorism in America a Hundred Years Ago, Tuesdays, September 12 – October 10, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., UnityPoint Health - Methodist North

The Craft of Craft Beer, Tuesdays, October 17 – November 7, 2:00 – 4:15 p.m., Obed & Isaac’s

The Teachings of Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospel of Matthew, Mondays, September 11 – October 16, 1:00 – 3:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Tian Xia - How the Past Helps Shape China's View of its Place in the World, Mondays, October 23 – November 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Understanding Combat PTSD, Fridays, October 20 – November 10, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

World War II in the Philippines:  The Battle of Corregidor and the Bataan Death March, Thursdays, October 12 – November 2, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

For Summer (in alphabetical order)

500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Tuesdays, August 1 – August 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church

An Alternative Approach to Investing, Mondays, July 24 – August 28, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Cinema Conversations:  Spotlight, Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (June 28); 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. (July 5, 12 & 19), Peoria Public Library, North Branch

Ecology of the Dust Bowl, Fridays, June 2 – June 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Ecosystems of Central Illinois, Thursdays, August 3 – August 31, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. (August 3), 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. (August 10-31), Peoria Park District, Tawny Oaks Park (various locations)

FDR and the Great Depression: Putting Americans Back to Work at the WPA and the CCC, Tuesdays, July 18 – August 15, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

John Muir and American Conservation, Tuesdays, June 6 – June 27 , 9:00 – 11:15 a.m., Lutheran Hillside Village

Over Here:  Winning World War II on the Home Front, Thursdays, June 8 – July 20, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Rust Belt Blues:  Is the American Dream Vanishing for Citizens of Central Illinois?, Mondays, July 17 – August 21, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

The Art and Architecture of Religious Pilgrimages, Wednesdays, June 7 – June 28 , 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

The Many Faces of Terrorism, Wednesdays, July 19 – August 9, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

What Happened to Henrietta Lacks?, Thursdays, July 27 – August 24, 1:00 – 3:15 p.m., Humana Guidance Center

Zentangle®, Tuesdays, July 25 – August 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Universalist Unitarian Church