Institute for
Adult Learning

For the love of learning and the desire to socialize


The Institute for Adult Learning follows up-to-date CDC and local COVID-19 guidelines.


Our News


Learning and Social Experiences

The Institute for Adult Learning is a membership based program that offers both a Fall Semester and a Spring Semester.

Classes meet during the day Monday through Friday, at the Kennard Center in Centreville.

Happy Hours are 4 to 6 pm on the third Thursday of the month at various local establishments.

Trips are sporadic, depending on our destinations, and may be local or farther afield.

Reestablished and Relocated

Established in 2001, the Institute for Adult Learning began as an affiliate of Road Scholar, a program comprised of over 300 independent community-based organizations of people who share a love of learning and a desire for sociability. 

Today, IAL is reestablished within Mid-Shore Community Foundation and relocated to Kennard Center, conveniently located in Centreville, Maryland.

Our business model and location have changed; however, our mission remains:

To provide learning experiences and social events which enrich the lives of its members


Highlights of Our 30+
Upcoming Classes

 February 7 through May 13

American Revolution in the South

How Jews & Christians Read Holy Scripture

Local African American History and Culture 

Aging Brain and Communication

Core Principles of Psychology VI - Stress

Dance: Aerobic, Jazz

Sustainable Eastern Shore

Maryland Beekeeping and Pollinators

Delmarvelous Groundwater

Community Theatre

Bead Weaving Peyote Stitch Bracelet

Culinary: Armenian Cuisine, Argentine Cuisine


Upcoming Events

  • Happy Hour *February*
    Happy Hour *February*
    Thu, Feb 17
    Location is TBD
    Feb 17, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Join Us! There's always something to talk about whether it be classes, current events, or where our next Happy Hour will be
  • Ten Eyck Brewing Company Tour
    Thu, Mar 24
    Ten Eyck Brewing Company
    Mar 24, 3:00 PM
    Ten Eyck Brewing Company, 205 Grange Hall Rd, Queenstown, MD 21658, USA
    Celebrate the love of learning next to others with a private tour and tasting!
  • Winterthur Museum and Garden
    Fri, Apr 08
    Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Apr 08, 10:00 AM
    Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735, USA
    A stunning mansion featuring the most significant collection of American decorative arts in the world. A world-class naturalistic garden set within 1,000 acres of rolling hills, streams, meadows, and forests.

Our Mission

IAL is a volunteer organization of age 50+ adults whose mission is to provide learning and social experiences which enrich the lives of its members. IAL is open to all who are interested in a diverse curriculum of classes and programs designed to recognize the unique experience and capabilities of participants through learning opportunities, social experiences and trips.


Become a Member

$90 per semester per person

Membership is open to all adults who are interested in the Institute for Adult Learning classes and social activities.

As a member, you may register for as many classes as you choose, space permitting, and attend all social events.

Please designate your $90 membership (non-refundable) to

 MSCF IAL-Membership Fund.


Support Us

Institute for Adult Learning is a community-based volunteer organization whose members share a love of learning and a desire for sociability. Your donation, along with membership fees and grants, support our business expenses and rental fees, as well as honoraria for our instructors. 

Please designate your contribution to

 MSCF IAL-Donation Fund.

Institute for Adult Learning Fund is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a public 501(c)(3) charity.  Contributions to the Fund support IAL and are fully tax-deductible as allowable by law.


Get In Touch

IAL welcomes your proposals for new courses, your participation as an instructor, and your contribution on committees such as curriculum, social events and marketing.

Classroom Address:

Kennard African American Cultural Heritage Center (KAACHC)

410 Little Kidwell Avenue, Centreville, MD 21617

Business Address:

Institute for Adult Learning

c/o Mid-Shore Community Foundation

102 East Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601

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The Institute for Adult Learning is grateful to
Mid-Shore Community Foundation
for their generous contribution and support of our mission.


Our Council Members

Paula Wolflin


Alicia Siegrist


Teddy Griffin


Steve Quigley


Cindy Bogner


Bob Brandenburger


Janet Crutchley


Elaine Friedman


Robin Klinefelter


Linda Nicholson


Mary Niell


Karen Ritchey


Peggy Robertson



Spring 2022
Documents to Download



The class schedule is displayed as a daily calendar.

Course Catalog


The schedule of classes is organized by start date and time.

Instructors Bios


The background and experience of each instructor is provided in alphabetical order.

Registration Form


The registration form for classes is organized alphabetically by class title. The membership form plus payment by check instructions are included.