The Center for Lifelong Learning

Classes at Burton-Kimble Farms in Orange County


Come in and sit a spell, enjoy good food and downhome hospitality. Take in the beauty of southern Indiana and join us at Rosie Kimble's homestead, a country escape from the hustle and bustle. In a quaint country setting, Burton-Kimble Farms is a cozy gathering place for enrichment, relaxation, learning and fun, located just 2 miles east of downtown Orleans in Orange County. Enjoy the traditional hearth, the amazing Patchwork Barn, or a moment with the ponies--Come for the class--stay for the warmth of the farm!

1 Day Event

Mindfulness: Seeing the Miracles in the Mundane

What makes one moment stand out from all the others in a typical day? Often, it's because a flash of beauty breaks through the mundane. It may be sunlight on a patch of grass, the warmth of a cup of coffee, or the fragrance of a spring breeze. Surviving breast cancer has taught Martha Martin to see and appreciate the small, gentle gifts that each day brings. Join her in the beautiful setting of the Old Farmhouse at Burton Kimble Farms, to explore the practice of mindfulness, intentionally being open to the miracle in each moment.

CRN: 30355-132 | Instructor: Martha Martin
Tuesday | April 8, 2014 | 1-3:30pm | Burton Kimble Farms | Cost: $49
Register by: April 1, 2014

Facebook 101

What is Facebook and how does it work? If you are seeking answers to these questions, here is a class designed for you. Come to the Old Farmhouse at Burton Kimble Farms to learn about the world's largest social network with over a billion users worldwide. Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life by using a number of different features. Feel free to bring your laptop computer, tablet, iPad. Don't worry if you don't have a portable devise, Gretchen will use the big screen to facilitate learning. A light supper will be served.

CRN: 30357-133 | Instructor: Gretchen Nelson
3 Tuesdays | April 15-29, 2014 | 5:30-7:30pm | Burton Kimble Farms | Cost: $79
Register by: Apr. 8, 2014

Hearth Cooking Workshop

Step back in time at Pioneer Village in Spring Mill State Park for this unique cooking experience. During the afternoon, participants will be actively involved in learning techniques for cooking over an open fire and able to sit at a table together to enjoy the dinner they have prepared. Pioneer recipes and cookbook will be provided. This session will include a one-hour guided stroll through Pioneer Village made up of the Gristmill, homes, gardens and shops. There is an additional $5/ vehicle park admittance fee not included in course fee. Carpooling is encouraged!

CRN: 30358-133 | Instructor: Dr. Judith Burton
Wednesday | April 9, 2014 | 1-5:30pm | Spring Mill State Park | Cost: $59
Register by: April 2, 2014