LIRWC provides intellectual, cultural, educational and social opportunities to foster life-long learning for adults.


LIRWC courses are held during the day at WCTC’s Pewaukee and Waukesha campuses and other facilities in the area. Offerings include:

  • Short-term courses, one day a week, to one day a week for one to seven weeks in length, on topics in literature, the arts, history, religions of the world, financial planning, health, world wars, science, senior care, and more. Most courses cost $20 or less, and there are no pre-requisites, no exams, and no grades!
  • Regional day-long bus trips to museums, art exhibits, theater performances, and other special events throughout the year.
  • Distinguished speakers from within LIRWC and also outside community experts on a variety of topics.
  • Groups for special interests (SIGs) include book lovers, genealogy, sheepshead, singers, bridge, hiking, theater group, philosophy, golf, MAH-jongg, recipe trading, beading and jewelry making, and game playing.

Members can take advantage of special events and trips to regional places of interest, special interest groups (SIGs) where like-minded individuals share a common interest, and courses in a variety of subjects such as literature, the arts, history, religions of the world, financial planning, health, world wars, science, senior care and much more. You will find all of our SIGs located under the EVENTS TAB.

Become a Member

Membership is open to any adult with a flexible schedule who can attend events during the weekdays. Our current annual membership fee is only $65 and is valid from September 01 thru August 31, but you can join at any time during the year. We have a fall and spring course semester but most of the special interest groups run year-round, and we have other promotional events during the summer months.

To become a member, fill out the Learning in Retirement Registration of Waukesha County Inc. Membership/Registration Form here online. You can pay via check made out to LIRWC-Inc. or pay via PayPal through the website.


Special Interest Groups

LIRWC has been active in community outreach programs such as conducting presentations for local organizations and senior community centers interested in learning more about our group and all that we have to offer. Not all persons are mobile and through our outreach programs, we are bringing LIRWC opportunities to persons who are otherwise shut-ins. To date, we have presented at several Kiwanis Clubs, Lions Clubs, senior community centers, and other local groups. Most of these connections were made through one of our members. Word-of-mouth is an invaluable tool for spreading the word about LIRWC and we encourage everyone to talk to their family, friends, and neighbors. You never know how the information will “spider out” and reach others. This past fall and spring semesters over 50 new members have joined our organization! We are glad to visit any organization interested in connecting with us and sharing how LIRWC can benefit them individually, or as an organization – or to talk with them on the phone if they call the office or one of the Board members at 262-695-3473 or email: contact@lirwc.org.

LIRWC also had a table at the 50 Plus Trade Show Event for adults at the Majestic Theater in Brookfield this past spring. It was a very productive time for our three volunteers – Pam Erdmann, Robert and Kris Riedel, who collected over 40 new inquiries. A tremendous showing by our three goodwill ambassadors who said they had so much fun spending time with the show attendees. And we have registered to attend this event again this fall on October 27, 2022.

Special Interest Groups are located in the EVENTS tab.