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.
BENEFITS OF LLI MEMBERSHIP:
- Monthly luncheon lectures offered at all MGCCC locations
- Classes determined by members
- Opportunities for day and overnight travel
- Student rates at MGCCC events
- Use of the campus fitness centers
- MGCCC Learning Resource Centers Access
- Student parking permit
- Plus 50’s Encore Completion Program for seniors age 65 and over
Membership in the MGCCC Alumni Association, which includes the following:
- Alumni eNewsletter
- 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 Jenifer Freridge, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Lifelong Learning Institute Trips
Broadway In New Orleans
The Carole King Musical
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Member: $185 Guest:$195
Deadline to Register: Friday, February 10, 2017
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her 20s, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and the 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album.
Delta Part II
(Cleveland, Greenville, Indianola, and Greenwood)
May 3-7, 2017
Member (Double) $555 Guest (Double) $635
Member (Single) $725 Guest (Single) $775
Deadline to register: Friday, March 31, 2017
$250 deposit due Friday, March 31, 2017
Balance due Monday, April 17, 2017
Cost includes round-trip transportation; four-night double-occupancy hotel accommodations; nine meals, including four hot breakfasts; two lunches; three dinners; and entrance to all tours and attractions.
Dubbed “the birthplace of the blues,” the Delta is where blues legends like B. B. King began their careers. Along the rivers of the Mississippi Delta, small towns welcome you with their neat little brick store fronts, and bigger cities with cultural centers and rough-around-the-edges little juke joints. The Delta is full of history, entertainment and genuine heartfelt Southern hospitality. Every Delta town a different place with a different flavor, all of it backed by a soundtrack that is the backbone of American music.
We’ll begin our adventure in Cleveland, the heart of the Mississippi Delta, where we will visit the new Grammy Museum of Mississippi, Peter’s Pottery, McCarty Pottery and the famous Cotton Row for shopping and a variety of dining options. On day two, we’ll make our way to the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in historic Greenville where we will spend the day exploring the rich history of the river at the 1927 Flood Museum and the Greenville History Museum. Outside of Greenville in Leland, there’s a tiny museum dedicated to Jim Henson and his well-loved creation, Kermit the Frog. A trip to Greenville would not be complete without dinner at Doe’s Eat Place.
Next, we’ll discover the blues in Indianola at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, which dives deep into the culture that gave birth to this truly American form of music.
After your ears are full of Mississippi Blues, we will make our way down the Yazoo River to historic downtown Greenwood where the BBQ will be smoking’ at Que on the Yazoo BBQ festival and cooking competition.
Creole Plantation Tour
The crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road
Friday, June 16, 2017
Member: $75 Guest: $85
Deadline to register: Friday, May 19, 2017
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens allows visitors to experience the life of a wealthy Sugar Baron in the 1800s. Tour the historic mansion and explore 38 acres of lush gardens or relax with a refreshing mint julep and enjoy the breeze off the nearby Mississippi River. We will enjoy the day exploring the mansion and grounds, including lunch in the tradition of Old Louisiana Dining in one of the home’s beautiful restaurants that present you with an experience rivaling those of the great Sugar Barons of the 1800s. The tables are set with replicas of the original china made by Edouard R. Honore’ for Wade Hampton in the 1830s.