NORTH NEWTON - The Bethel College Life Enrichment series is planned especially for adults age 60 and over and is made possible by funding from the college and the generosity of speakers who share their expertise without compensation.

The series is held in conjunction with Bethel's academic year. Classes this week will occur from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Krehbiel Auditorium in the Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus in North Newton.

The cost is $20 per semester (or $2 per week); first-time attendees get a free day.

This week's program includes: 9:30 a.m. "Floods, Snakes and Wheelbarrows: Five Years on the Sand Creek Trail," presented by Richard Rempel, Kansas master naturalist and Sand Creek trail caretaker, 10:35 a.m. "The Nonviolent God," presented by J. Denny Weaver, professor emeritus of religion at Bluffton (Ohio) University; and 11:30 a.m. "From 200 Books to Kindles and Nooks: Hesston Public Library Celebrates 75 Years," presented by Libby Elbers, director.