CVEC Annual Meeting

CVEC Invitation




Cannon Valley Elder Collegium Celebration and Annual Meeting

Honoring Lifelong Learners & Learning


We look forward to recognizing and celebrating fellow students and friends

who live the motto, “The Questing Mind Never Retires”.


Please plan to join us.


Sunday, May 4th, 2-3:30

St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall


Once again, this event includes fabulous Faribault pies!

Newsletter for Spring Courses, March 17-May 9, 2014

Click here to open this newsletter,  which is similar to our printed newsletter,  but includes extra information for 3 courses on pp. 9 and 10.


Web newsletter Feb. 14, 2014

Shakespeare in Winona, 2014

We thank the Carlsons for this information.    Ed

Shakespeare Trip Announcement

In the cold winter of sorrows we bring you the joy of July Shakespeare in Winona.   This year we will have two trips, Hamlet on Fri.  July 11, 2014 and Merry Wives of Windsor on Wed. July 23, 2014.  The trip to see Hamlet will be similar to the trip from past years and include a small lunch before the play and dinner with actors after the play, at a price of $90. per person.  The second trip will include a box lunch after the play with a shorter discussion with the actors after the play, at a price of $75 per person.  The longer first trip will depart about 11 a. m. for the 2:00 p.m. matinee and return about 8:45.  The second shorter trip will depart about 11:30 for the 2:00 p.m. matinee and return about 8:15.  For those wishing to participate in both trips the cost for both trips will be $155 per person, a saving of $5 per trip.  You may reserve your spot for these popular trips at the Senior Center Registration desk.  The number of participants will of course be limited by the size of the bus for each trip.

These trips are again sponsored by the Northfield Senior Center and the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium.  A number of people have participated in these trips for the past many years and found the entire experience very enjoyable.  Our discussion with past participants indicated a strong interest in our sponsoring two trips this year.   So we are extending the project with the assumption that  there will be sufficient interest to cover the cost of two buses this year.

The Great River Shakespeare Festival ( will begin its 11th Season under the leadership of Artistic Director, Doug Scholz-Carlson, known to many in Northfield, where he began his career.  The company is composed of Shakespearean equity actors drawn from across the country.  The core of the company returns each season and they provide the best interpretation of Shakespeare in Minnesota.   You may visit the Great Rivers web site,, to provide additional information on the company and on the interpretation of the plays that will be presented by this outstanding professional company.

For questions and further information contact   Char or Bill Carlson (507-645-9642) or

Spring 2014 Enrollment – registrations accepted until 1st class

Enrollment numbers for Spring Term 2014 are available at the link below.  Five classes are closed.  There are still spaces available in six spring term classes.  Registrations are accepted until the first class.

Open classes include Jerry Mohrig and Bob Bruce’s class, How To Do History, Perry Mason’s class, Philosophy before Socrates, Bob Flaten’s class, Great Decisions, Richard Crouter’s class, Reinhold Niebuhr: A Voice For Our Time; Ed Langerak’s class, Religion in Public Life, and Mary Caroline Henry’s class, Understanding Evolution. Description are in the spring newsletter posted below.

Spring Term 2014 Enrollment


Downloadable Registration Form – Spring Term 2014

Click the link below to download a registration form for Spring Term 2014.

Course descriptions can be found by following the link to the Newsletter for Spring Courses (see above).  There is a registration box at the Northfield Senior Center.  Registration forms may also be mailed to CVEC at the Senior Center.  All registrations received on or before February 18, the opening day of registration, will be treated as arriving at the same time, and random selection will be used to fill courses if necessary.  Register early to avoid being disappointed!  Spring term classes begin March 17, and the term ends May 9.

Registration Form 2.0 Spring 2014