Huron, Ohio – On Sept. 10, 2014, the Lyme Village Pioneer String Band will provide their spirited brand of entertainment for the ElderCollege fall semester kickoff at Bowling Green State University Firelands College.Pioneer (1)

Based out of Norwalk, the Lyme Village Pioneer String Band offers a lively performance which includes folk, gospel, country, spiritual, and patriotic songs.  The group is known for their performances at Historic Lyme Village, Bellevue, an attraction which depicts life in the Firelands in the early 1800s and 1900s.

The kickoff of the ElderCollege fall semester is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., in the Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands. The event is free and open to the public.

ElderCollege is an independent organization supported by BGSU Firelands. With more than 150 members, it is designed to promote lifelong learning for adults 50 years of age and beyond from all educational and socio-economic backgrounds.

There are no academic requirements to join ElderCollege, and there are no tests or grades. Individuals simply attend for the enjoyment of learning.

Thirty-five classes are planned for the fall semester.  Topics range from history to environmental and economic issues.  Several events include tours to areas of interest in the community.

Individuals can enroll in ElderCollege for a fee of $70 per semester or $110 for two semesters, which entitles them to attend unlimited classes during the selected period.  Non-members can also participate by paying a minimal fee per class – typically $20.

For more information about the ElderCollege fall kickoff, contact Tracy DeFazio in the Office for Educational Outreach at 419-372-0617 or by e-mail at

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BGSU Firelands is a regional campus and one of the eight colleges of Bowling Green State University.  Offering 15 associate degrees, nine complete bachelor degrees, two master degree programs, and a variety of one-year certificate programs and training opportunities, BGSU Firelands puts education within reach for all community members.  Located in Huron, Ohio, the scenic regional campus offers the advantages of a personalized education with the resources of a much-larger university.

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