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June 5, 2018

Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning announces classes for June

The Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning (GILL) group, operating under Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development, has released their spring schedule for the month of June. GILL learning experiences are developed by the organization's members based on group interests. The topic sessions are coordinated by volunteers who select presenters for each topic identified.

A trip to 'Old Bedford Village' on Sat. June 9th is scheduled for GILL members, families, and friends. This living history village brings the past into the present. Over 30 buildings showcase life in the 1800s. This weekend commemorates the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam and hundreds of troops and horses will reenact a Civil War battle. We'll visit their camps and witness a battle complete with cannons. As time allows we may visit the quaint little town of Bedford for a meal or to take a peek at the quilt shops and antique stores.

A 'Lavender Farm Tour' is slated for Wed. June 13th in Accident. The farm currently has over 1,500 lavender plants with 15 different varieties of English lavender in shades of purple and white. Anne Davidson will share with the group how to grow and care for the plants and how she dries and produces some of the lavender products such as candles, jams and jellies and body products. We have timed this visit to coincide with the lavender bloom season. Participants are also invited to pack a picnic lunch.

If you are not a GILL member and wish to join in order to register for a session, please contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069. More information on the Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning is also available by contacting Jean Tumbarello at jean.tumbarello@garrettcollege.edu or www.garrettcollege.edu/GILL.