Since 1952 the Springfield Lions Club has sponsored an Adult School at the Springfield High School.  The first adult school had only a few courses: sewing, typing, woodworking, metalworking, art, bridge, practical mathematics, and public speaking.  A total of 136 adults registered for the first classes.  A Summer Camp Program for students from 1st through 12th grade is held at each of the public schools.  A Fall Camp Program was begun in 1996 and includes classes for kindergarten children.  The Springfield Lions Club is unique in that no other service club is connected with their local school district in sponsoring Adult School and Camp Programs.  The Adult School during it’s peak years had 35 to 40 courses and an enrollment of over 600 students.

The Adult School now provides the following two courses:

Yoga – Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM at the Springfield High School Library.  Classes start January 17 and end April 11.  A total of 12 sessions.
Contact the instructor, Don Simpson at

Strong Women Program – Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM at ET Richardson Jr Middle School LMC.  Classes start Monday, September 18 and end Wednesday, November 29.  A total of 20 sessions.
Contact the instructor f
or more information,  Joan McMenamin at