Fairfield Courses

Monday Classes

The History of the Great American Puzzle

Come along as we explore the people and territories that made our country into the great nation it is today. Beginning with the early settlers and the war for independence through expansion by treaties and negotiations, we’ll study how politics, trade, and war added to our country’s growth. We will also see the influence of the number of people who came and carved this nation into a world power.


Walt Westrich, a retired school administrator and teacher, is a student of American political history and has taught previous ILR classes on Presidents, Vice Presidents, the Civil War, and Presidential elections.

Dates and Location

5 Mondays: April 2–April 30; 9:00–10:00am
Location: Room C, Fairfield Community Arts Center


Come and discover how to put your thoughts effectively on paper while enjoying the process. The class will include family writing as well as nonfiction, poems, essays, and personal memoirs. This is a “no stress” class. A workbook is provided at no charge.


Ercel Eaton worked in the newspaper/ writing field for 45 years as a reporter, feature writer, editor, and columnist for the Hamilton Journal News. She is the author of Appalachian Yesterdays, a book about her childhood and family, and Caramels, a book of poetry.

Dates and Location

5 Mondays: April 2–30; 10:15–11:45am
Room C, Fairfield Community Arts Center

ILR events/classes involving walking/hiking/exercise may be strenuous for some. Please use discretion when registering.