Trips, in-person classes among scheduled ORICL classes

Now that the rate of COVID-19 infections is relatively low in Tennessee, the Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning (ORICL) is offering two bus trips this summer to entertaining and educational venues for the first time in two years.

ORICL members must pay a charge for each trip.

The June 21 trip will take registrants to Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore in Cherokee “overhill” territory, as well as to Sweetwater Valley Dairy Farm, where lunch and cheeses can be purchased. ORICL members who sign up for the Aug. 25 trip will tour the backstage of the Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville and then, after lunch, enjoy the performance of the hilarious “Leading Ladies” play.

The summer term, which runs from June 6 through July 29, offers 56 courses, of which 43 will be in-person, two will be hybrid and 13 will be Zoom-only classes. Most in-person classes are at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge Branch Campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave., or at the Oak Ridge Art Center. Online registration opens on April 19. Anyone wishing to become an ORICL member starting this summer must pay the registration fee of $60 either by checking or online.

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tennessee is another destination for Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning (ORICL) students.

The summer catalog is posted on ORICL’s www.roanestate.edu/oricl website. The registration form and calendar are also posted there. To obtain a paper catalog or more information, contact the ORICL office by calling (865) 481-8222 or by sending an email message to oricl@roanestate.edu. Mail your form and check to ORICL, RSCC, 701 Briarcliff Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830 if you are planning to become a new member.

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