Founded in 1996, the Lifelong Learning Institute at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College continues to provide educational opportunities that meet the needs of South Mississippi’s maturing population. The member led organization is for mature adults over the age of 50 who care about lifelong learning, are self-motivated and want to continue their experiences with other like-minded individuals. Membership fee is $50 annually with a July to June calendar year.
LLI membership includes opportunities for varied activities:
- Monthly Luncheon Lectures near home
- Classes – determined by members
- Opportunities for day and overnight travel
- Monthly Luncheon Lectures at all MGCCC campus locations
- Student rates at MGCCC athletic and performing arts events
- Use of the campus Wellness/Fitness Centers
- MGCCC Learning Resource Centers Access
- Access to LLI activities and classes at all MGCCC campus locations
- Free computer classes
- Opportunities for day and overnight travel
- Student Parking Permit
- Plus 50’s Encore Completion Program for seniors age 65 and over
- Membership in the MGCCC Alumni Association which includes:
- Subscription to Action, the alumni magazine
- Alumni Association membership card and window decal
- Use of campus tennis courts and walking trails at designated times
- Discounted rates for admission to athletic and fine arts events
- Notification of special events
- Gregory War Memorial chapel privileges
To Join or For More Information Please Contact the Campus Near You
Peggy Howell April Grace
George County Stone County
(601) 766-6429 601-528-8931
Judy Platt Jenifer Freridge
Harrison County Jackson County
(228) 896-2549 601-928-6288
Upcoming Lifelong Learning Institute Trips
Discover Something Old
& Even Something New
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Members: $98 Guest: $108
Deadline to Register: Monday, July 20, 2015
“I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
Where will we go? Nobody knows! Will we go North, South, East, or West ? Just relax and be our guest!
The destination will be a surprise that you will not know until we arrive. Join in the fun with clues along the way and maybe a few prizes throughout the day! Be prepared for rain or shine, either way we will be just fine!
Who knows what you’ll see or who you’ll meet along the way? That is the mystery. And the journey is the reward
“Parking” in New Orleans
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Member: $110 Guest:$120
Deadline to Register: Friday, August 21, 2015
Join us as we explore City Park in New Orleans, with a tour of the New Orleans Botanical Gardens, one of the few remaining examples of public garden design from the WPA and Art Deco Period. Our tour will include a guided walk through the gardens, the Garden Conservatory, and the Train Garden, which is a model of New Orleans in the early 19th Century.
Lunch will be served at Ralph’s On The Park, a Ralph Brennan restaurant, housed in the historic coffee house and concession stand built by a French sheep herder in 1860 to serve City Park visitors. This two story building with a balcony is now home to white linen and award-winning dining. You won’t want to miss the beautiful Park views or the mural depicting a historically-accurate 1800s faceoff between the high-end call girls of the time and the wives of their customers.
After lunch, we will visit the New Orleans Museum of Art, which houses a permanent collection of almost 40,000 art objects. The special exhibit on “Orientalism: Taking and Making”, focuses on the fascination of 19th Century European and American artists with Middle Eastern, North African, and East Asian cultures.
North Georgia Mountains and Helen, GA
Tuesday-Saturday, October 6-10, 2015
Member (Double) $795 Guest (Double) $845
Member (Single) $1,100 Guest (Single) $1,150
Deadline to register: Friday, August 14, 2015
$450 deposit due Friday, August 14, 2015
Balance due Friday, September 11, 2015
Cost includes round trip transportation, 4 night double-occupancy hotel accommodations, 10 meals including : 4 hot breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and entrance to 14 attractions.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, this Northeast Georgia village of Helen, GA. is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. During Oktoberfest, Helen, GA is known for the natural beauty of the mountain foliage and for making you feel like you’re in a Bavarian village. People dress in authentic Bavarian costumes, music and dancing is everywhere, and the smell and taste of food is irresistible.
In addition to strolling the streets of Helen for some serious shopping and eating, Anna Ruby Falls, Unicoi State Park, Scarlett’s Secret “Gone with the Wind” Mansion, Nacoochee Village and Antique Shop, Nora Mill, Jumpin Goat Coffee Roaster, Fred’s Peanut Shack, Old Sautee Store and Hardman Farms are just a few exciting places planned for this trip.
We’ll travel to Brasstown Bald Scenic Outlook, the highest point in the State of Georgia, where we’ll take in the beautiful mountain foliage and amazing views. We’ll also travel to Hiawassee, Ga. for a visit to the Georgia Mountain Fair and Show where The Osmond’s and the Georgia Mountain Fair Band will perform a show for us.
“LLI Gives Thanks!”
Combined Chapter Thanksgiving Celebration
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Member: $25 Guest: $30
Deadline to register: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
When Autumn leaves are falling and Thanksgiving time is near.
It warms the hear to think of those who mean so much all year !
Join LLI members from our four-county district as we gather with old friends and make new ones to give thanks and celebrate Thanksgiving in Harrison County.
Transportation will be provided for George County, Jackson County, and Stone County
Louisiana Renaissance Festival
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Member: $85 Guest: $95
Deadline to register: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Journey back in time to the Village of Albright to experience sixteenth century England when Queen Elizabeth I was in charge and music, art, and literature took center stage. Visitors are encouraged to dress in their best Renaissance fare.
Albright, with over 600 artisans, entertainers, and educational demonstrators welcomes you to the best of the sixteenth century. While there, we will meet villagers, cheer as knights in armor battle on horseback, and watch the glassblower, blacksmith, coopersmith, candle-maker, baker, and weaver, just to name a few!
We will break up the day with an included lunch stop at Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Hammond, LA. Once lunch is concluded, we will return to the festival for the afternoon activities. The village hosts a dozen stages with over 50 shows featuring storytelling, puppets, music, juggling, sword fighting and jousting throughout the day. There is also a village market with over 100 merchants, many of whom craft their wares while you watch. You may even have the chance to be declared a Knight or Lady by Her Majesty.
Festival of Lights & Historic Home Tour
Wednesday – Friday, December 2-4, 2015
Member (Double) $400 Guest (Double) $450
Member (Single) $525 Guest (Single) $575
Deadline to register: Monday, November 2, 2015
Cost includes round trip transportation, 2 night double-occupancy hotel accommodations, 2 hot breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and entrance to all attractions and tours.
Natchitoches is Louisiana’s oldest permanent settlement established in 1714. It is rich with culture and celebra-tion. Natchitoches celebrates each Christmas with by illuminating the Downtown Historical District along the Cane River Lake with 300,000 lights and 100 lighted set pieces.
This three day trip will begin with an evening enjoying the food and jazz sounds of The Landing Restaurant. We will complete the evening enjoying the activities and the lighted displays of the Natchitoches Historic District along the Cane River Lake. On the second day, the LLI will begin our tour with the Oakland Plantation, which is part of the Cane River Creole National Park Service. The next stop is Fort St. John Bastiste, which represents the outpost built to prevent the Spanish from crossing into the French Louisiane.
No visit to Natchitoches would be complete without tasting there famous meat pies. We will dine at the Lazyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant located in the middle of Historic Downtown District.
After lunch we will walk to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and NW La History Museum. This museum displays the murals of the famous African American folk artist Clementine Hunter. After the museum visit, there will be leisure time for either shopping or sightseeing in the Historic Downtown District.
The grand finale will be a special holiday treat on Thursday night. We will attend NW Louisiana University Christmas Gala Celebration, which is an annual production of song and dance.
Make checks payable to “MGCCC.” Mail Trip Registration Form and Payments to:
MGCCC – LLI
P.O. Box 99, Perkinston, MS 39573