Registration opens for ALFA Fall 2021 Classes

August 4, 2021
Cover image of ALFA Fall 2021 course brochure

Registration is now open for Fitchburg State University’s Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA) fall courses, with offerings ranging from birdwatching and creative writing to classes on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent term, American and international film, and mindfulness and yoga. There are dozens of classes on the calendar, with the full program viewable online at

ALFA is a lifelong learning institute that serves adult learners in Fitchburg and the surrounding communities. ALFA is sponsored by the School of Graduate, Online, and Continuing Education at Fitchburg State in collaboration with volunteer members of the community. It offers non-credit daytime classes, trips, special events, and a free speaker series.

ALFA students are encouraged to volunteer and participate in program leadership and development, as well as social and recreational activities. Most courses are just $40 (and free for students over age 90). A limited number of scholarships are available.

The fall courses included conversational Spanish and a group discussion in Italian, as well as a dive into Google applications and a class on how marginalized voices have challenged American journalism. Learn how to declutter your life or play the ukulele, as well as a look at how cell culture and the polio vaccine started the biotech revolution.

See the complete course listing and register online at

ALFA is always on the lookout for new instructors and new subject matter to share with its students. Anyone with a specialty that they think others would be interested in should contact the program directors at for details about becoming an ALFA instructor. Also, direct any questions to the ALFA office at 978-665-3706, or email at