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Clearfield Community Lifelong Learning Institute to hold Wickett & Craig tour

Lock Haven University Clearfield and the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging will again offer courses as part of the Clearfield Community Lifelong Learning Institute (CCLLI). The next course, a Wickett & Craig tour, will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 120 Cooper Road, Curwensville.

Attendees will take a tour of the tannery to learn how the company has made beautiful pieces of leather using vegetable tanning since 1867. There is a limit of 15 participants and attendees are asked to wear closed-toed shoes and must be able to walk freely. Presenter will be Matt Bressler, vice president of sales and operation.

Upcoming programs for fall 2019 include:

Tom Mix, American actor
1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29
Tom Mix was a DuBois (Mix Run) Nickelodeon cowboy, who loved making movies. Mix appeared in 291 films between 1909 and 1935 and only nine of them were talkies. Attendees will learn more about this local man who also produced 88 films, wrote the script for 75 films and directed 117.
Presenter: Todd Thompson, retired school teacher and adjunct professor

Wild Ways of keeping warm
1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12
Attendees will discover some of the various coping strategies wildlife use and how to learn from their techniques and adapt to the cold of winter.
Presenter: Eric Rensel, natural resource specialist, Parker Dam State Park

Mosaic art
Susquehanna River Art Center
115 E. Market St., Clearfield
1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26
Attendees will create a mosaic small trivet. Limit of 30 participants and the price to attend is $10 per person.
Presenter: Jodi Grumblatt, owner of Liddle Gallery

Let’s talk travel
1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10
Attendees will hear from Dr. Donna Tubbs, who has traveled all seven continents and the 50 states. She will cover topics such as the geographical difference and the people and things you might not expect.
Presenter: Dr. Donna Tubbs, retired teacher and world traveler.

All courses are held in the LHU Clearfield academic building room A131 unless otherwise specified.

New courses will be added throughout the year. Enroll in the CCLLI and receive information on the courses, class dates and times and more.

To register for classes, contact the Area Agency on Aging at 814-765-2696.

The Clearfield Community Lifelong Learning Institute is a collaboration between the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging and LHU Clearfield. Educational programs are offered free of charge for retirees, seniors, and the community at-large. Information is available online at

For more information on Lock Haven University Clearfield, visit, email or call 570-814-3405.

LHU Clearfield offers nine undergraduate majors, including bachelor and associate degree programs. LHU is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth.

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit, email, or call 570-484-2011. 

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Lock Haven University’s main campus is located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of Pennsylvania. The university offers 49 undergraduate majors and certifications with 47 minors and five graduate programs.

LHU is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

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