Academy of Lifelong Learning plans upcoming events

Luis Martinez, News Editor

The Academy of Lifelong Learning will have four different events scheduled within the next two weeks, with each one covering a variety of topics including parental controls, a tour of a sawmill and the 1821 Land Survey.

The first scheduled event, titled “All Tied up & Knotty,” will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Klehm hall and is free and open to the public.

Those who choose to attend this event can learn how to create several practical knots.

The second event covers the topic of parental controls in electronics. The event will focus on Internet usage and how parents can guard their children against using the Internet inappropriately.

According to information listed on Eastern’s events calendar, the idea of the lecture is to inform parents about the dangers of the Internet, which include identity theft, cyberbullying and dangerous activity on social media.

The lecture is scheduled for March 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Services. Members of the Academy must pay $3 while non-members pay $5.

The third event, “1821 Land Survey,” will take a closer look at the rapid expansion of the United States during the early 1800s and how the federal government created a system to better divide the newly acquired land.

The event is scheduled on March 30 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Charleston Carnegie Public Library. It is free and open to the public.

The final event scheduled for the Academy of Lifelong Learning focuses on the art of log sawing.

At the event, titled “Sawmill Skill,” attendees will visit an actual sawmill, owned by Shupe’s Woodworks and Sawmill, which has been in operation since 1998.

Visitors will be able to see the sawmill in operation and learn different saw cuts that enhance the looks of different finished furniture.

There will be van transportation to the sawmill, and those who wish to travel individually can receive directions from the Academy.

“Sawmill Skill” is scheduled to take place on April 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. Academy members will have to pay $10 to attend and non-members must pay $14 to attend.

Those interested in registering for these events can contact the Academy of Lifelong Learning to sign up.

Luis Martinez can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]