Center for Lifelong Learning to Host “I Had No Idea” on Oct. 4, 2019

Some eyes will be opened on Friday, October 4 when the Center for Lifelong Learning at Northwest State Community College hosts an intriguing seminar under the header, “I Had No Idea!” The day-long programming is for all area residents 55 and over who are eager to embrace continued learning.

The day will open at 8:30 a.m. with light refreshments, followed by a presentation by Doris Piercefield and then a road trip to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

The talented Piercefield is well-known throughout the Toledo art community, including the Valentine Theatre, the Toledo Museum of Art and the Stranahan Theatre. She often creates costumes from start to finish with notes from the artistic directors, and other times she alters rentals for the performances to fit the cast at hand. Her name is associated with hits such as Phantom of the Opera, Lion King, Jersey Boys, Wicked, The Producers, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Participants will learn how Piercefield’s artistry made its way to the bright lights of Toledo’s most prestigious theaters.

To enjoy the craftsmanship of fine stained glass windows, one may think of fine cathedrals in Europe. But, just one giant leap from the College is St. John’s Lutheran Church, featuring eight cathedral shaped stained glass windows and two round windows placed 30 feet up in the peaks of the sanctuary. The creators of these masterpiece windows are Ridgeville Corners native Sue Hurst and her husband Steve, who will describe their work for the group as they view.

Lunch will be served at the College between the morning and afternoon presentations.

The early afternoon session opens with Mark Graber and Kelvin Friesen, representatives from Sauder Manufacturing in Archbold. Sauder Manufacturing is well-known for its real wood craftsmanship that created church furniture. In recent decades, Sauder Manufacturing products have also been enjoyed in hospitals and nursing homes, schools, court rooms and even VIP boxes for professional sports teams. Hopefully, participants will be thinking, “I Had No Idea!”

The day’s final presentation is from Jeff Wiemken and Jordan Seedorf of Miller Bros. Const., discussing the costs and steps in creating a stretch of highway.

The cost for the day, including lunch, is $12.50. Pre-registration is required by Friday, September 27 by calling Lynn at 419.267.1312, but attendees can pay at the door if advance reservations have been made.

The sessions will be held in Room A215, easily accessible from the east entrance of the College. Contact the Center for Lifelong Learning coordinator Cecily Rohrs at 419.267.5502 or email with any questions.