Festival of Learning

Festival of Learning – a week of more than 30 classes for just one price

     March 22 to March 27, 2021

our Festival features special guests, old favorite classes, new potential passions, and more, including:

  • Special guests Pooch Hall, Actor; Dottie Metcalf-Linenburger, Astronaut; David A. Kelly, Author, and Gary Wolf, creator of Roger Rabbit!
  • Mind, Body, Spirit: Three mornings of this new class which is an update on a popular class with one of your favorite instructors.
  • Open Mic Night: Featuring….You? Festival attendees will be sent an invitation to register for a slot and all are welcome to attend.
  • Drawing, Cooking, Yoga, Improv, Music, and more, featuring many of your favorite BA&CE instructors!

In the name of resilience, this year’s theme for our course catalog, we thought it seems like an important time to both celebrate our community of learners and collaborate with our supporters. To this end, we have created a Festival of Learning! Join us for a break from the madness. For one Festival Pass price, you’ll receive access to more than 30 hours of live class content. Drop in to whichever classes you like, all while participating in a key fundraising initiative to support our program.

What you’ll give: $75 Suggested Donation
What you’ll get: Free Admission to all classes during the week long Festival of Learning



Monday, March 22
A Special Talk With NASA Astronaut Dorothy “Dottie” Metcalf-Lindenburger
Tuesday March 23 
A Special Talk with David A. Kelly: Author of Ballpark Mysteries and MVP Children’s Books 
Wednesday March 24
A Special Talk with Bryan Morry and Steve Krasner on Baseball Legend Hank Aaron 
Thursday March 25 
Theater Improv Evening with Emily Singer  
Friday March 26 
Hollywood Actor Pooch Hall Talks About New Film “Cherry”
Saturday March 27
Lunchtime Talk: The Astrology of the 2020 Presidential Election, the Capitol Breach, and the Inauguration with David Perloff

Where you’ll need to be: Anywhere!
Who it’ll be open to: Anyone!

A $75 Suggested Donation
buys you a zoom link for the Festival of Learning

We are finalizing the schedule and will have exact times posted soon. Thank you for your support!