About LLI

New Documentaries Plus Lunch Series Continues thru June 1!!!!!

Click on 2016 Winter/Spring Class Schedule tab (above) for details and

to register for one, two or all five of the new Documentary Series with lunch. 

Stay cool and learn — just for the fun of it!

10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, May 4 through June 1.

$10 per session for LLI FRIENDS members; $15 for non-members


A special FREE class with the Charlotte County Historical Center 

May 10, 10:00 a.m. 

“Influential Women” featuring

Libby Schaefer and a living history surprise! 

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a presentation on our area’s most influential women and the achievements they accomplished which nurtured our community.  Presented by Crystal Diff, Historical Coordinator at the Charlotte County Historical Center, and Libby McDonald-Schaeffer, local author of The Ladies of Punta Gorda.

Call the LLI office to reserve a seat — 941-637-3533.



Lifelong Learning Institute began in 1996 as Learning in Retirement under the auspices of Jack Price, Executive Director of the Charlotte County Foundation, now known as the Charlotte Community Foundation.  Some of the initial instructors included Vernon Peeples and Lindsay Williams. The first classes were held at the Freeman House but eventually moved to the new Edison Community College Charlotte campus in 1998. In 2005, LIR changed its name to Lifelong Learning Institute, incorporated itself as not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and forged an even closer relationship with the newly named Edison State College. In 2007, goals and bylaws were changed to more accurately reflect the revised mission of offering lifelong learning opportunities for adults in the Charlotte County area. During the 2007-2008 year, more than 800 participants took advantage of 37 classes, three field trips, a series of four distinguished speaker lectures and a monthly book club. While activities are available to everyone in the community, FRIENDS, –a paid patron organization—offers special privileges and discounts and helps foster the growth and development of the organization’s programming. Lifelong Learning Institute’s goal is to foster interest in continuing education among adults, to offer quality classes and programs in a campus atmosphere in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, personal finance and technology as well as providing a variety of educational opportunities outside the classroom , while cooperating with other organizations to support the mission of the program.

Lifelong Learning Institute is a member of the

Road Scholar Institute Network www.roadscholar.org/rsin


On Campus FSW

 Click here for a FSW Charlotte Campus map.

Become a “FRIENDS” member TODAY & support LLI!