Now at Bard LLI
Join the LLI Walking Group!
If you like to walk, socialize, and explore new sites, the Walking Special Interest Group at Bard LLI is for you. The Walking Group meets every THURSDAY at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting. Most walks are about 90 minutes and all LLI members are welcome! Upcoming locations are below:
November 16 Thursday @ 10:30 – Walkway over the Hudson
November 23 – no walk, enjoy your holiday!
November 30 Thursday @ 10:30– Val Kill Farm Lane Trail
Come join the gang for fun, exercise, and conversation!!
COVID Vaccination Policy:
LLI’s policy regarding COVID-19 is aligned with Bard’s. The requirement that all members, presenters, and guests be fully vaccinated and boosted remains in place. Our plan is to continue with the “mask- friendly” policy that Bard follows as well. Anyone who wants to wear a mask on campus is welcome to do so, and presenters can set a mask policy in their own classrooms. It is important for members to remember to carry a mask with you in case you need one.
Moreover, out of consideration of others, we ask that no one attend class or any other LLI event if you are feeling unwell, including dealing with a persistent cough or the sniffles or other easily communicable virus.
Members will not be able to register on ProClass for any in-person class or event until they have presented proof of vaccination, including at least one booster. Vaccinations are not required for classes presented on Zoom only or for the Zoom section of hybrid courses.
If you have not already done so, please email your proof of vaccination, including at least one booster, to [email protected]. You may email a photo or screenshot of either your CDC COVID-19 vaccination card or digital NYS Excelsior Pass. Members are reminded to wear their lanyard at all times while on Bard’s campus or at an LLI event off campus.
LLI is always looking for volunteers to serve as Session Managers for our Thursday virtual classes and Class Managers for our Friday in-person classes. Click here to learn about being a Session Manager. We provide training and guarantee you will love the new friends you gain and the new skills you learn. Information on all current volunteer opportunities at LLI is here.
News + Notes
by Susan Phillips
By now, all 39 of you lucky new Bard LLI lottery–winning members have probably survived your first semester of in-person and/or Zoom LLI classes and are happily settled in. All of you should have been contacted by an experienced LLI mentor who would welcome contact from you about any questions you have.
by Felice Gelman
You probably don’t think at all about how this newsletter goes from some ideas scrawled on a notepad to the professionally laid out and illustrated email you receive every month. This article will just let you in on the production end—that is,
by Susan Phillips
This delightful and beautifully stocked open-air farm market is at it again, offering the mid Hudson Valley community a broad selection of prime produce and farm kitchen products. Located at the intersection of 9G and Rt.199,
by Deborah Lanser
To take a history course with popular LLI presenter Tom Walker is to gain a broad perspective on past and current events across the world. Studying history is important, he believes, because it teaches us that the questions may be more important than the answers.
by Susan Phillips
The obvious advantages of being a Bard LLI member include participating in, and learning from, a rich variety of courses, plus establishing new friendships. Members of Bard LLI are considered part of the Bard College community and have numerous other advantages that some may not be aware of.
Our current 2023 calendar is now available here. You can also find it from the top navigation bar under News + Events and then select Annual Calendar on the left side of the wide, dropdown menu.
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In case of emergency on campus
Should there be a serious emergency – medical, fire, etc. – call TWO numbers in the order below.
First call: 9-1-1
For Dutchess County Emergency Services. It is available 24/7.
Second call: (845) 758-7777 or from emergency call boxes: 7777
For Bard College Emergency Medical Services (a trained campus emergency response team).
Bard EMS is always to be called second. While the service provides the fastest response, it follows the college academic schedule and is therefore not always available.
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