The Academy for Lifelong Learning has a slate of events coming up for mature audiences only. The Academy is sponsoring "A Night in Havana" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cafe Rio Blanco, located at 148 Laurens St. The event will include a dinner of an appetizer, chicken fricassee or pork loin entree, Spanish flan or Key lime pie, sangria, Latin music by guitarist Larry Peyser and poetry readings by Mike and Louise Lythgoe. Reservations are $23, and there will be a cash bar. Space is limited to 16 couples or 32 individuals, and advance reservations are required. "What's the Pointe?" an introductory ballet appreciation course, will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday and continue with 2 to 3:30 p.m. sessions on Thursday, Feb. 19, and Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Cedar Creek Community Center. The course will be given by lifelong ballet dancer Cathy Sabol. The Academy's general meeting for February will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in room 106 of the Penland Administration Building at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Guest speaker will be Laurie Ott, executive director of the CSRA Wounded Warrior Care Project in Augusta. The meeting is open to the public as well as to Academy members, and a reception with refreshments will follow the meeting. A course on the Far East, "Change in India: Some Questions and Answers," will take place at 10 a.m. for four Mondays, starting Feb. 16, in room 106 of the Penland Administration Building at USC Aiken. The course will be taught by University of Delhi, India, professor of anthropology Dr. Subhadra Channa. Aiken County Historical Commission chairman Owen Clary will give a two-part course, "Lost Sites of Aiken! Where Was That?" with a lecture from noon to 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in room 106 of the Penland Administration Building, and a walking tour of old Aiken from noon to 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. A course on Indian cooking will be offered by Indian-born cook Priti Godhwani, at 2 p.m. for four Wednesdays starting Feb. 25 at the First Presbyterian Church kitchen, located at 224 Barnwell Ave. Recipes and take-home bags of ingredients will be provided at each session. Registration is $40 and space is limited to 25 participants. More information about upcoming Academy events and registration forms are available online at or by calling 641-3587 or 641-3563. Contact Suzanne Stone at