Itineraries for Study Groups (PDFs)

For Summer (in alphabetical order)

Birding the Illinois River Valley, Thursdays, August 4 – August 25, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., Peoria Park District, Tawny Oaks Park (various locations)

Exploring America’s Roots and Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Wednesdays, June 8 – June 29, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Bradley University, Global Communications Center

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: You Be the Judge, Mondays, July 18 – August 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Midwest Prairie Plants, Tuesdays, August 9 – August 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Whitledge Farm, Edelstein

On Henri J.M. Nouwen, Fridays, June 3 – July 15 (Skip July 1), 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Roosevelt and Churchill: An Epic Relationship, Tuesdays, June 7 – July 12 (Skip July 5), 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

The American Dust Bowl and the Art It Inspired, Thursdays, August 4 – August 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Fridays, June 10 – July 22 (Skip July 1), 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

The Manly Five, Wednesdays, June 15 – July 13, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

The Second Red Scare: Hunting Communists in Cold War America, Thursdays, June 23 – July 28, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Humana Guidance Center

Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures, Tuesdays, July 19 – August 30 (Skip July 26), 1:00 – 3:30 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Zentangle®, Thursdays, June 2 – June 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Universalist Unitarian Church

For Spring (in alphabetical order)

An Alternative Approach to Investing, Thursdays, April 14 – May 19 , 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Conversational Italian for Travelers, Tuesdays, April 19 – May 10, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Hult Center for Healthy Living

Downton Abbey is Coming to Washington!, Tuesdays, April 12 – May 24 (skip April 26), 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Washington Public Library

Exploring the Mystery of Time, Tuesdays, April 5 – May 3, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Coffee & You, Mondays, March 21 – April 25, 9:00 – 11:15 a.m. , Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Gita Way of Living, Thursdays, April 7 – May 12, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Hindu Temple of Central Illinois

Give Me That Old Time Music, Thursdays, April 7 – May 5, 1:00 – 3:15 p.m., Universalist Unitarian Church

Introduction to Wine, Tuesdays, April 5 – April 26, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Lutheran Hillside Village

Landmark Supreme Court Decisions: You Be the Judge, Mondays, April 18 – May 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Pope Francis and the Challenges of the 21st Century, Tuesdays, March 8 – March 29, 10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center

Remembering the Vietnam War through Literature and Film, Tuesdays, March 1 – April 5, 1:00 – 3:15 p.m., Hult Center for Healthy Living

Small-Town Stories: The 1909 Cherry Hill Mine Disaster, Wednesdays, May 4 – June 1, 10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Lakeview Library

Thank you, Harper Lee:  A Study of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, Tuesdays, March 22 – April 12, 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Those Old Friends From Far Away, Mondays, March 7 – April 25 (skipping 3/28 and 4/4), 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Michel Student Center

Walt Disney Before and After 1941, Mondays, March 7 – April 11, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Women Artists in the River City, Thursdays, April 28 – June 2, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., United Presbyterian Church