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 Spring and Summer of 2014 is now available.
The Spring programs include Howards End, a group about education today, String Theory for Laymen, Capitalism, The Great Debate, and our popular PALAC Caltech connection.
Summer programs include Nixonland, Homer and Langley, Rez Life,The Price of Justice, short stories by Alice Monroe, Mistakes Were Made, and What Are They Thinking.
Safaris include a series of single evening events about Germany, Cuba, Vietnam and Iceland, a performance of B. Franklin, a tour of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, and a tour of MorYork Gallery.
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 13 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.