FCC Institute for Learning in Retirement Holding Open House


The Frederick Community College Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR55+) will host its Fall 2016 Open House on Friday, Sept. 9 when guests can explore opportunities for lifelong learning, meet ILR instructors, and register for classes. 

The open house will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the FCC Conference Center. The event is free and registration is not required. 

ILR offers short, casual classes, field trips, and special events for the intellectual stimulation and personal enrichment of adults age 55 and older in Frederick County. Classes begin and end at varying times throughout the term. There are no tests, grades, or homework, and classes instead focus on opportunities for participants to explore something new or improve upon a current interest. 

Some course offerings this fall include:

•The Second Half of Marriage: Facing the Eight Challenges of the Empty Nest Years
•Common Sense in Economic Policy
•Frederick’s Grand Dame: Barbara Fritchie
•Freedom of Religion: First Amendment and Beyond
•Principles of National Security
•The Duke of Wellington vs. Emperor Napoleon
•Medically Curious
•Quantum Mechanics and Relativity
•Are You Having a Good Life or a Whole Life?

To learn more about these courses and the many others offered through ILR, visit

For more information about the open house, contact Kelli Ackiewicz by email or call 301.624.2732