LIR Fall, Winter, and Spring 2018-2019

Exciting Interactive Study for the Intellectually Curious

Classes designed specifically for those ages 50 and above who want to learn for the pure enjoyment of learning.

It's summer in the Coachella Valley and that's the perfect time to plan your activities for this fall, winter and spring.

If you are looking for a place where you can:

  • Exercise your brain
  • Expand your awareness
  • Be joyfully entertained
  • Meet and share your thoughts & experiences with other interesting people…
Then take classes with Learning in Retirement (LIR)
  • Fall term begins the first week of November
  • Register for fall classes on this site October 1
  • You can take multiple (up to 5) courses for one modest flat fee of $60 per semester
  • Classes are two hours long, meet once a week for 6-8 weeks
  • Classes are located in the COD classrooms at Westfield Mall with free parking

Our Fall 2018-19 Schedule will be up on this site for your planning soon!

Typical subjects offered last season include: Art Appreciation, Foreign Films, American Cinema, Genealogy, American Presidential History, Consumer Technology, Bio-technology, Photography, Memoir Writing, Literature, Opera, Entertainment Classics, Russian History, Law, Film Analysis, Local History, Current Events & Discussion, History Thru Film, Economics, French, Spanish, and more.

Testimonials From LIR Participants

As snowbirds from Chicago for many years, one of our most highly anticipated activities is our participation in various LIR classes. We can’t recommend this program more enthusiastically!
Not only does LIR offer you superb learning, but in the classes you meet some of the most personable, bright and engaging people in the desert area.
The LIR program has become a very important part of my life. I have had wonderful exposure to a world of knowledge and ideas. And indeed, my mind feels more alive and vibrant than before I started.

Our Courses

  • Art
  • History
  • Current News & Events
  • Economics
  • Literature & Poetry
  • Foreign Languages
  • And more!

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Find Us

We are located in the College of the Desert Partnership and Community Education (PaCE) in Westfield shopping mall, Palm Desert

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