About LLI

LLI proudly presents a special event featuring Neil Solondz, radio personality of the Tampa Bay Rays on Feb. 20!  Click on the buttons below to register and pay online with a credit card — get your tickets at “Will Call” table.

$15 A Day with the Rays

$10 FSW Students A Day with the Rays (ID required) 

 Tickets will be available at the door.  More details can be found by clicking on the Special Events tab above. 

Many of our classes continue and others start throughout February and March — see complete schedule by clicking on 2016 Winter/Spring Class Schedule above.

*Two Film Series:  “Fathers & Sons” & “Strong Women” — films listed on Film Series page.

*Mar. 29 trip to the Ringling Mansion and Musuems

*Two Lectures in March — “South Korean Art & Culture” on the 5th and

“The Middle East on Fire” on the 30th


Two free classes, Stayin’ Alive” designed especially for seniors to teach life-saving techniques while waiting for medical emergency services to arrive:

Feb. 24, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. — First Aid

March 30, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. – CPR,

Repeated by popular demand by the Jan. 27 CPR class!

Open to LLI FRIENDS members only – just call the LLI office to register,


The “One-on-One Tech Help” sessions with FSW Collegiate High School Students continue from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Jan. 8, Feb. 5, and Mar. 4.

Call LLI office 941-637-3533 to schedule your  FREE half-hour consultation on  your personal electronic device!


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

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Become a “FRIENDS” member TODAY & support LLI!