Note the 2016 Spring Courses, EdVentures, Industry Tours and the Brown Bag Lunch. We also have many timely topics for the Great Decisions series and have scheduled a class and music performance.


Welcome to BRCLL,
the Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning

Are you 50 – plus?

If so, Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning may be an ideal resource to help you:

  • Strengthen your mind
  • Expand your knowledge
  • Learn about your community
  • Make new friends
  • Be active
  • Stay young

Thank you for visiting our website.  If this is your first time you should know that we are an organization within the Blue Ridge Community College that caters to the interests of older adults in the area of Henderson County, NC.  We offer classes consisting of no more than four two-hour sessions on a variety of subjects.  In addition we have local visits to areas of interest called EdVentures, educational adventures.  Please take a further look at our activities.

2016 is our 25th year; Happy Birthday!  Our Program Committee has arranged for an exciting variety of courses in the spring of 2015 to help us celebrate this event, click here to see a listing.  In addition to our courses we are trying something new – a cooperative venture with the Center for Cultural Preservation to present an Interview and musical evening with “cultural treasure” Joe Penland

And, that is not all; our EdVentures committee has arranged for a trip to the Bardo Center for the Performing Arts to see a performance of Gypsy.  They have also scheduled a series of four tours to local industries.

The speaker for our Brown-Bag lunch this term is Michael Abshner, the director of Only Hope WNC, Inc. an area agency that serves homeless youth.

We have the topics for the Great Decisions series that we run every year but you will have to stay tuned for the dates.

We hope you will join us.


Terri Wallace is the BRCLL coordinator. Her office hours depend on many things including class schedules. In general the office is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. Terri can be reached at 694-1740 or e-mail.  Phone messages are usually updated daily and calls are returned as soon as possible.

If the Blue Ridge Community College is closed for weather-related issues all Lifelong Learning programs scheduled for that day are cancelled. If BRCC is on a delayed schedule afternoon Lifelong Learning classes will meet. Closing information is broadcast on local radio and television stations or you can call the College at 694-1700.

Looking for more personal enrichment classes? Then be sure to check out the wide variety of Learning for Leisure offerings from Blue Ridge Community College, visit: and enter “community enrichment” in the search box to access the latest course selections.