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BULLI offers adults chance to learn and connect with others
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While plenty of summer camps and activities entertain children during their summer break from school, it does not mean adults can’t participant in new and fun activities.

Therefore, if you are an adult and looking for a chance to be engaged and involved, then BULLI for you.

Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute is a 21-year-old volunteer-run organization focused on continuing and expanding opportunities to enrich the lives of community members. The BULLI slogan is “Where Intellectual Curiosity Meets Friendship and Fun.”

A chance to learn about BULLI and its summer offerings will be Tuesday, May 3, at Mayfield Dairy Visitors Center at 1160 Broadway Ave., (Ga. 124) in Braselton.

Beginning with a 5:30 p.m. social gathering, visitors can scoop up some information about how members have enjoyed previous BULLI classes while devouring Mayfield Dairy ice cream.

Registration activities will begin at 6 p.m. with instructors and facilitators, who are university professors, community experts or qualified BULLI members. Courses are $40 each and non-credit with no exams. Short courses are priced by length. Participants can take as many classes as desired.

Registration is first-come, first-serve, so registration attendance is encouraged. Interested individuals may also register at Braselton Town Hall through May 13 or call Braselton Town Manager Jennifer Dees at 706-654-5720.

Summer registration is May 5-13 for programs in Braselton and Gainesville.

The required membership fee for the remaining quarter of the academic year is $60.

Braselton courses for summer will include Contemporary Watercolor for Newbies and Stayin’ Alive, a basic handgun course with Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis. Braselton short courses will feature Tea Time in the Mud and Social Media 101. BULLI also offers special interest groups including a hiking club, bards for poetry enthusiasts and a book club.

Gainesville BULLI sessions will include “Ordinary to Extraordinary: Turning Point Contributions Made by British Citizens;” “Petticoat Patriot;” “Rollicking, Riveting Reads;” “Summer Foreign Film Fest;” and “Southern Folk Art and Artists. Short courses will include “License to Thrill: A Cultural History of James Bond;” the “Alchemy of Resilience: Bringing the Gold Home;” and “Switzerland: Small but Special.”

Individuals may register from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from May 5-17 at Gainesville BULLI House, 500 Washington St. No. 115, in Gainesville.

For more information, call 770-538-4705 or visit

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