Mankato Area Lifelong Learners Announces 14 Events in Fall 2021 Schedule

September 29, 2021 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Mankato Area Lifelong Learners, sponsored by Minnesota State University, Mankato, recently announced that its fall 2021 event schedule will include 14 presentations from October through December.

Topics range from current events and history to politics, the environment and more.

The first presentation, “The Secrets Within Abusive Religious Cults,” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 1-3 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church (1706 Lee Blvd.) in North Mankato.

The second presentation, “Bitcoin as an Investment: What We Know and Don’t Know,” will be held Thursday, Oct. 21 from 2-4 p.m. at Pathstone Latitude (115 Rogers St.) in Mankato.

Information on additional presentations and other programming is available online.

Annual membership in Mankato Area Lifelong Learners is open to all adults at a cost of $35, with individual presentations open to members at a cost of $5 each or no more than $30 to attend six or more events. Online registration information is available. Special events are scheduled throughout the year. Costs for special events vary. More information is available by calling 507-389-2011 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday or sending an email to lifelonglearners@mnsu.edu.

Mankato Area Lifelong Learners, which began in 1996 by a steering committee of community leaders, welcomes everyone who wishes to share the joys of learning and friendship in an informal setting. There are no prerequisites. Quarterly programs, special events and social activities provide opportunities to make new social connections.

Programs are taught by members or outside speakers who share their knowledge and experience in such areas of interest as history, literature, arts, theater, music, science, philosophy and personal finance.

In addition to being sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato, community partners for Mankato Area Lifelong Learners include the Mankato Clinic Foundation and Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,604 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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