Work aboard the USS Kidd; Classes at Lifelong Learning Institute

Work aboard the USS Kidd

Can you lend a helping hand this Saturday? Then pack a lunch and a tool bag and head to the USS Kidd. The veteran’s memorial and museum is hosting a mini field day June 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those who can help out with volunteer labor such as housekeeping, painting, welding, electrical work and more. All branches of the service are welcome, but no military experience is required. Children must be at least nine years of age to participate. If interested, call 225-342-1942. The USS Kidd Veteran’s Memorial and Museum is located on South River Road in downtown Baton Rouge .

Classes at Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers summer classes for adults 50 and older on a variety of topics. Summer classes begin July 6; there are more than 40 to choose from. The classes are part of a membership-based learning community and are held on LSU’s campus. Best of all, there are no exams or grades!

Some courses to consider:

  • “Flicks & Food: World War II” by Donald Beale
  • “For the Love of Poetry” by Olivia Pass
  • “Portrait Drawing from a Photo” by Steve Shamburger

The program has more than 1,000 members and offered more than 150 programs in 2014, with more than 2,700 course registrations and 800 special event registrations. Call 225-578-6763 to find out more.