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Ready? Set? Register!
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The Institute for Learning in Retirement: Engaged, Enriched, Enlightened.
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Fall registration is
now open!
Registration begins NOW
On our website's home page, you'll now find the link to register online and the forms to register by mail.
Our website has been updated with our current content and the office has begun entering the registrations we received by mail. If you have been checking our website regularly and don't now see the current content, you may need to clear your browser's cache to refresh your browser. 
The ILR Fall 2020 Course Catalog will not be mailed this semester due to the financial implications of the pandemic and the additional time and workload required to move the fall semester online. The beauty of having the catalog online is that you can enlarge it as needed. After opening the catalog, look for the round + and - buttons in the lower right margin. These enlarge and minimize controls will time out; to make them reappear, move your mouse over the lower right margin of your screen.
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Easy as 1, 2, 3

Todayour website was updated with a live link to online registration and our office began processing mailed registrations in the order they were received. 
While virtual, we have two easy ways to register--online or by mail. Online is your quickest option and immediately reserves your seat in a class. Online registration–accessed from the ILR website–takes only minutes and requires no passwords. Once you experience the ease of registering online, you'll understand the appeal. It's the most efficient means of registering, both for you and the ILR office. If registering by mail, if you're unable to print the registration form, simply send us your registration information, courses, and payment.
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Watch your digits

Oh, the errors we see. The information you provide during registration will overwrite what we have in our database. Transposed email addresses and house or phone numbers ensure that we'll lose you. And we certainly don't want to lose you. Please be extra diligent with your digits.
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Sign up for Webex training

Get ready to join the fun. Don't sit on the sidelines this semester because you don't know Webex. If you're reading this, you likely have everything you need: an internet connection and a computer or tablet. After registering for your ILR classes, sign up for a Webex introductory session. You'll soon realize how fun and easy learning from the comfort of your home can be. Pour a second cup of coffee, settle in, and get ready to learn something new. Sign up today for your Webex intro training session. We'll have you confident and ready to go in less than an hour. 
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Early birds encouraged!

Due to the extra work necessary to provide the virtual semester, registration will close September 28, one week prior to the start of classes. Please register early to enable us to get all the necessary materials to you.

Additionally, some classes have limited seating and may reach capacity. To ensure you are not waitlisted for your favorites, register early for best availability. Never hesitate to add your name to a waiting list. Openings often occur and/or room changes made based on waiting list sizes.

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Need to modify your registration?

If you'd like to add or drop a class after you've registered, grab your confirmation number (provided in your registration confirmation email), head back into online registration, and follow the instructions on the How to Modify Your Registration tab at the top of the opening screen. If we can help, let us know.
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We've proudly logged our eighth consecutive record-breaking year. That's not because you have nothing better to do; it's because there's nothing you'd rather do! Good news travels fast, thanks to you. Please share your ILR experience and invite your friends to register and join you in your virtual classes this semester. 
ILR continues to be a wonderful experience, great fun, and a bargain to
.” ~ Rick Dubberly (2019)

An excellent term! I learned a lot from both instructors and fellow
students. It’s educational and uplifting to interact with the thoughtful,
inquisitive, provocative people involved in ILR
.” ~ Sante Matteo (2019)

“I thought this season was exceptionally good. Keep up the good work.” ~ Gabrielle Strand (2019)

I thought the program was excellent. Great variety of classes. Wonderful
experience overall
.” ~ Carol Colclasure (2019)

Registration and customer service were quite smooth. Thank you!” ~
Martha Henry (2019)

ILR has been a great experience.” ~ Bob Carmean (2019)

ILR is a 5-star example for lifelong learning.” ~ Barb Alder (2019)
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Show your awesomeness 

Our committees--Board of Directors, Curriculum, Special Events, Publicity, Finance, Tech Team, Administrative--are always seeking new members as others cycle off. Please indicate your interest during registration and we'll get you plugged in. 
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Your support makes a difference
If you knew you could make a HUGE financial difference for years to come without spending a penny, would you spare five minutes to make it happen? PLEASE support ILR through the Kroger Community Rewards program, a no-cost, no-sell, nothing-to-buy fundraiser. Once enrolled, each time you swipe your Kroger Plus card, Kroger will donate a percentage (up to 4%) of your total purchases to ILR. Kroger divides these charitable funds among all participating non-profit organizations. With only minimal effort on your part (a few minutes to register your affiliation to ILR) you can help us offset our operating expenses. 
If you're already supporting another non-profit through this program, that's great. But if you're not, please don't leave these dollars on the Kroger table. Simply go to to enroll. When prompted, use ILR's Kroger Rewards Organization number: BT008. Let us know if we can help you get enrolled.
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Agriculture Around Oxford and Butler County is Big Business
On Thursday mornings this fall, J.T. Benitez, extension educator for agriculture and natural resources at the Butler County OSU Extension, will be joined by local farmers, producers, and more to enlighten us about the big business of ag in our area.

Agricultural industries represent about $124 billion in economic output per year for Ohio. Agricultural commodities in Ohio generated about $8.3 billion in cash receipts in 2018, primarily in soybeans, corn, dairy, eggs, hogs, and cattle/calves. How does this important industry work in our area, what are its challenges, and what is some relevant history? Representatives of The Ohio State University Extension Service (OSU ES) and the Butler Soil and Water Conservation District (Butler SWCD) as well as several area farmers will address agricultural issues in this series of lectures.

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Mediterranean Diet: Enjoy Learning a New Way of Eating
You’ve heard a lot about it, but what exactly is the Mediterranean diet? Wednesday afternoons this fall, join Hannah Kinch, a registered dietitian, to learn and explore together, including the history of the Mediterranean diet and foods, food items that are included in the diet, food sampling, recipes, meal plans and grocery lists, and health benefits of the diet.

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Join us this year! 

Fall: October 5 thru November 6, 2020
Spring: March 29 thru April 30, 2021

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