Registration opens for ALFA Spring 2022 classes

December 9, 2021
ALFA cover showing seniors participating in different classes

Registration is now open for Fitchburg State University’s Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA) spring courses, with offerings ranging from creative garden design and an exploration of Greek mythology to classes on the history of blues music and a look at classic film adaptations. 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 spring programs include wellness offerings like yoga and breath-body-mind techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as courses on science, literature, drawing, and an exploration of Italian history. 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 read the Teach for ALFA section of the website at for details about becoming an ALFA instructor. Please direct any questions to the ALFA office at 978-665-3706, or email at