Last Updated on March 20, 2023

ELLIC (Elderhostel’s Lifelong Learning Institute at Charlestown)

Gif Intlekofer, Leader

Guided by a Steering Committee, Elderhostel’s Lifelong-Learning Institute at Charlestown (ELLIC) provides outstanding learning opportunities for Charlestown residents by encouraging the talented members among us to share their knowledge and expertise and by bringing exceptional professional presentations to our campus. Modeled from hundreds operating nationally, our ELLIC offers continuing education for retirees through a wide variety of classes, musical and theatrical entertainment, trips, tours, and more.

The Steering Committee consists of a Moderator, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Registrars and Auditorium Support, Catalog, Communications, Curriculum, Membership, Registrars, and Technical Support Chairs.

Planning Committee 2nd Friday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Brookside Classroom 1

2023 Spring Catalog & Registration

Click on catalog cover below.

APRIL CANCELLATIONS: Walking Pilgrimage Trail in France, Spain, and Portugal (April 3) and How Critical Race Theory Has Been Weaponized (April 6)

Current Class Openings


Great Decisions, Instructor, Naomi Benzil, Tuesdays, March 14, 28, April 11, 25; May 9, 23; June 13, 27, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, CLASS FULL

Rosalie Calvert’s War of 1812, Instructor, Mary Ann Jung, Wednesday, March 15, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Auditorium

How the Irish Saved Civilization, Instructor, Wayne Smith, Thursday, March 16, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Auditorium

The Irish Railroad Workers & Community: Pushing the B&O Railroad West, Instructor, Luke McCusker III, Monday, March 20, Auditorium, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Tour of the Irish Railroad Workers Museum & Community, Instructor, Sammie Samuels, Tuesday, March 21, Tour, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Participants pick up at CCS or CTS, TOUR FULL

Quilling for Beginners, Instructor, Rose Ann Wade, Friday, March 24, Cross Creek Creative Arts Studio, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Courageous Conversations on Dying – The Why & the How, Instructor, Shahid Aziz, Wednesday, March 29, Auditorium, 1:00 – 2:30 PM