The Lifetime Learners institute, a non-profit organization, kicks off its five-week modified winter semester the week of Jan. 23. These daytime classes, for people older than 50, offer a variety of general interest subjects. They are different from the institute's extensive fall and spring semesters, since they are a free benefit for LLI members.

In addition, pre-registration is not required, since members only have to show their current LLI membership card. Another unique aspect of the winter semester is that each day's class is a complete two-hour free-standing session. Each day has a pre-assigned subject as follows:

Mondays, I Love to Read; Tuesdays, Classic Movies Reviewed; Wednesdays, History; Thursdays, Current Events; Fridays, A Medley of the Arts.

All classes are held in the East Campus of Norwalk Community College at 2 p.m. except Fridays, which take place at 10 a.m. Fridays also include a Lunch & Learn social hour for members at noon with coffee, tea and sweets provided. Refreshments are followed by a one-hour presentation at 1 p.m. from different guest presenters each week on various interesting subjects. Memberships are still available for $30.

To receive a detailed catalog or more information, leave a message at 203-857-3330 or visit www.lifetimelearners.org.