Nashua | Spring classes offered to seniors in two sessions.

NASHUA – The Rivier Institute for Senior Education Spring Information Session is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in the reception room of the Dion Center at Rivier University, located on Clement Street off South Main Street.

Seniors can choose from more than 58 five-week courses with two start dates. First-term courses begin Monday, Feb. 1, and end Friday, March 4; second-term courses begin Monday, March 14, and end Friday, April 22.

There are no learning prerequisites, no tests and no credits earned. Membership for the 10 weeks of courses is $130, and includes the use of the Muldoon Health and Fitness Center, Regina Library and Dion Dining Hall.

Members may participate in up to five courses each term. Course topics include literature, history, music, art, computer science, photography, religion, philosophy and spiritual enrichment, writing, world cultures, current events, personal finances, genealogy, film, bridge, moderate exercise and water exercise. Twenty-six of the courses are new for the spring.

The RISE program, tailored for "learning in retirement," is in its 19th year. Individuals older than 55 are welcome to learn more about RISE, meet with facilitators and register with a check for the spring semester at the information session.

Course brochures are available online, at local libraries and senior centers, and at the RISE office at Rivier University, which is in Memorial Hall, Room 126, on Clement Street. Seniors can view and download a brochure from www.rivier.edu/rise and/or www.facebook.com/RISE1997.

For more information, call 897-8623.