Sign Up for Fall New Knowledge Adventure Classes Here

Posted on 08/30/22

Powered by passion, purpose and peer-to-peer connection. Welcome to New Knowledge Adventures (NKA) Treasure Valley! NKA, led by AARP Idaho and Idaho State University, is offering unlimited classes at no charge. Sign up here!

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You don’t need much to get started: Just a willingness to learn.

Sign up online at Registration opens Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Detailed class descriptions are available on the registration page.

You may enroll for any number of classes. Classes are overbooked to ensure maximum attendance.

Fees – some classes have fees that must be paid in cash.

If you have any questions, call us at 208-899-1226 or email

Fall 2022 New Knowledge Adventure Classes

France Biking Adventure*
Take the adventure of a lifetime through the French countryside with renowned traveler and author Dian Thomas.

Become a Master Gardener*     
How does your garden grow? Meet a special group of horticulturalists and learn what it takes to become a certified Master Gardener.

From the Ukraine to Idaho
Tina Polishchuk from the Idaho Alliance for Ukrainian Refugees and Immigrants discusses current events and the Ukrainians relocating to Idaho.

Plastics, Pandemics and Politics*
Enjoy a civil discussion examining existing environmental challenges and possible solutions based on scientific research.

Scenic and Wildlife Photography
See some of Idaho’s greatest scenery and a stunning collection of wildlife photos with Boise photographer Dennis Fetzer.

Idaho’s Merci Train Boxcar
Uncover the history of the 1949 post-World War II gift from France to the United States still on display at the Old Idaho Penitentiary.

Discover Pompeii*
Join a history enthusiast and learn the incredible story surrounding the events and last moment of the Pompeiians.

Tai Chi *
Practice Tai Chi breathing and stretching with a focus on rejuvenating muscles and increasing circulation during this introductory class.

Music Circle *
Connect with other amateur musicians and share your passion for music in a relaxed setting that’s sure to inspire.

Volunteer Pizza Party
New Knowledge Adventures wouldn’t happen without volunteers. Join the party, enjoy some pizza and see if volunteering for NKA is right for you.

Bird Trivia*
Did you know vultures can destroy bubonic plague? Learn fun facts and more about all sorts of birds including birds of the Idaho high desert.

Attracting Backyard Wild Birds
A comprehensive class teaching preferred food, feeders and water sources for Boise’s high desert birds.

Mah Jongg
The ancient Chinese tile game isn’t as complicated as it looks but it will be something you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Creative Gift Wrapping
What’s inside isn’t all that counts. Learn to get creative with wrapping paper and other gift ideas.

Woodworking Fundamentals
From rough to ready, we’ll take you through planers, joiners and saws and get you on your way to a new creative hobby.

Medicare 101*
Medicare looks complicated but this class makes it simple. Find out which plan is right for you…the easy way.

Healthy Hearing
Explore the associations between age-related hearing loss and ways to address this common condition impacting older adults.

Our 82,000 Unreturned Veterans
Learn why this humanitarian mission remains important and how to get involved in the Nation’s commitment to NEVER FORGET.

History of Women in Yellowstone*
You won’t soon forget this history of recreational pursuits by some of Yellowstone’s original pioneer women.

Introduction to Silk Painting
No experience necessary to experience the enchantment of learning how to paint with silk dyes and watch the color flow onto the silky fabric.

*Denotes virtual event on the Zoom platform

Have fun behind the scenes.  Interested in being part of the NKA volunteer team, or have an idea for a class? Let us know! We’d love for you to join us. Email for more details.

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