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Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning Reveals Expanded Program, Schedules Fall Open Houses

Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning Reveals Expanded Program, Schedules Fall Open Houses

August 30, 2021 Robert Lane

The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College (IRSC) is now accepting registration and membership for its 2021–2022 season. Fielden Institute courses, offered across all five IRSC campuses and at select community sites, are designed for men and women age 50 and better who are interested in exploring shared topics of interest in a college atmosphere.  There are no pre-requisites, no long semesters, no grades, no tests—learning occurs simply for the joy of learning.

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This season’s expanded catalog features more than 100 different sessions. Topics such as art, technology, photography, finance, writing, gardening, health, creativity, local history, and more are delivered in a variety of settings, including as hands-on activities, discussion groups, lectures, field trips, book and film groups, and lectures. Courses are non-credit and do not apply to any IRSC degree program.  The catalog and online registration is available at

This year, the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning presents the 16th season of its Distinguished Lecture Series on Current Issues in Fort Pierce. The series brings nationally recognized experts and seasoned educators to the podium on current events and features subjects in foreign policy, the environment, education, health, and the economy. Registration for the five-part lecture series is $150 per person for nonmembers; $100 per person for members and peer leaders. Lecture details and registration is available online.

The public is invited to attend free Fielden Institute open houses at IRSC campuses in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties to learn more about program offerings, meet members and peer leaders, register for courses, and enjoy conversation, coffee and light refreshments. 

Each open house runs from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Formal presentations begin at 10 a.m.

Friday, September 24, 2021, Vero Beach, in the Richardson Center Auditorium at the IRSC Mueller Campus located at 6155 College Lane.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, Okeechobee, in the Williamson Conference Center Auditorium at the IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus located at 2229 N.W. Ninth Avenue.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, Fort Pierce, in the Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the IRSC Main Campus located at 3209 Virginia Avenue.

Friday, October 1, 2021, Stuart, in the Wolf High-Technology Center Auditorium at the IRSC Chastain Campus located at 2400 S.E. Salerno Road.

To RSVP for one of the upcoming open houses or for more information about The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at IRSC call 772-462-7880 or visit

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