Now celebrating our 30 th year!

Winter Semester

Reminder: Our Winter 2024 classes will begin on Monday, January 15 th, except at UWF that will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Although some classes have reached their enrollment limit, many classes have not — and it not too late to enroll. Just click on Online Registration to view and enroll in any of the classes that are still available.

Class Schedule Quick View

In adition to the complete schedule mentioned above, we've added a separate webpage that displays the information in a quick-view layout. Courses are sorted by day-of-week and further sorted by meeting times. Meeting locations for all courses are also included. To view, click on Quick View

CLL Scholarship Recipients

As discussed in our About Us webpage (Click onCLL Scholarshipsfor more details) we contribute several thousand dollars annually for scholarship and local charitable awards using funds that remain after we have met our on-going operational expenses.
The following recipients have been awarded CLL scholarships for the current semester:
Kaleb Gibson of Crestview, majoring in criminal justice
Juan Diego Morales-Vargas of Caguas, Puerto Rico, majoring in computer science
Kimberly Callahan of DeFuniak Springs, majoring in professional accounting.

New Home-page Feature

You can now add your name directly to our CLL mailing list. Click on the link, Join our Mailing List, in the banner above to start receiving the latest information immediately about our various activities. (If you've previously registered for a class, you are already on our list.)

CLL Membership Meeting — Thursday, February 15th

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct routine business and to vote for the Board of Directors who will serve for the next twelve months. Our nominating committee has selected the candidates in the list below. According to our bylaws, you can nominate other persons during the meeting, providing they agree to serve.

Position Name
President Holly Brelia
1st Vice President Dan Robison
2nd Vice President Christa Hornbake
Secretary Chris Abernathy
Treasurer Pat Guidry
Past President Nicole Blatt
Members at Large: Delores Noechel, Sharon Purvis, Billy Walker, Mary Florence, Lisa Leclere, Dennis Lauer, Jackie Youngblood, Debbie Feldman, Diana Hardison, Stacy Head

Intermittant phone problem:Sometimes callers to our office phone, (850) 863-6548, can't leave a message because it just rings on and on. If this happens to you, please hang up and email your message to us at

What is the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL)
of Fort Walton Beach?

Established in 1993 on the University of West Florida campus in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, the CLL provides interesting and stimulating educational activities for persons who believe that learning never ends. In addition to educational classes, the CLL organizes other activities that include local social events and occasional out-of-town trips.

Our organization is a Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) and we are affiliated with the Road Scholar. There are more than 400 similar LLIs across the country.

Unlike most LLIs, the CLL has no paid staff; all our class leaders are volunteers who have acquired their expertise through their lifelong career experiences or favorite hobbies.

In 2004, our organization was incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt charity.

What are the costs?

Class Fees, As of January 2024:
• $20 for regular-enrollment multi-session classes
• $10 for one-time tours.