The Pasadena Area Liberal Arts Center (PALAC) offers continuing liberal arts education to adults of the San Gabriel Valley If you enjoy the excitement and stimulation of discussing ideas in a new learning situation, whatever your educational background, you are welcome in any of the PALAC programs.
Many of the discussion groups are based on books; however, some are based on movies or educational tapes. There are also Mini Safaris (field trips) and social events.
Discussion groups are led by PALAC members and hosted in local homes. Most have from 4 to 6 sessions, during a weekday or in the evening.
The updated schedule for Fall and Winter of 2013 is now available.
The Fall programs include Remains of the Day, 2 novels by Chinua Achebe, The Little Blue Bood, The Misanthrope, The Future, The Cold War, Peace They Say, Isaac Newton and our popular PALAC Caltech connection.
Winter programs include War and Peace, Wool, Literary Cowboy,The Price of Justice, 2 more novels by Chinua Achebe, and our popular Great Decisions series.
Safaris include a visit to a Neon Lights Tour, a modern skyline tour, a tour of Angelino Heights, and an exciting 3 day safari to Joshua Tree. The Draft Itinerary for Joshua Tree is HERE! It looks exciting. Check it out.
The full program can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
Register by mail using the form below or by mailing the information to the address at the lower right. A check for the registration fees must be enclosed.
Most groups are limited to 15 participants. Early registration will help assure you a place. In case of over-subscription, a waiting list is established, with members having priority.
You will be notified by mail or phone about your status when your application is received and you will get the details of the group by mail about a week prior to the start.
PALAC offers additional advantages and activities to members. Membership subscription is $30 per calendar year.