Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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Fall is In the Air…OLLI Fall 2015

Ok, not quite yet, but it is time to start thinking about the OLLI Fall 2015 Schedule! We have more than 100 classes lined up for you in Chico, Paradise, and Oroville.

There are many new classes from new peer leaders, a fine art lecture and bus trip to the De Young Museum, and some exciting partnerships with Chico Performances in store.

In addition to browsing our online schedule, you can also download all of the schedule and membership information here:

Class registration opens August 20 @ 9am. Classes begin September 8.

And save the date for our fall class previews in Chico and Oroville! Details can be found in the “Upcoming Events” block to the right.

JMW Turner ArtFall Bus Trip & Art Lecture

Join us September 8 on our Fall 2015 Museum Trip to the de Young Museum in San Francisco to view the J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free exhibit. A pre-trip lecture will be offered on Sept. 1 by retired CSU, Chico art professor Dolores Mitchell.

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) was one of the greatest British artists of the nineteenth century. His paintings are revered for their spectacular effects of light and color, and have influenced generations of artists. Bringing together more than sixty oil paintings and watercolors from a host of international lenders, J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free is the first major exhibition devoted to Turner’s achievements during his final period of productivity, when some of his most iconic works were created.

The price is $65 for OLLI members and $90 for friends of OLLI, and includes art lecture, bus fare, museum entry & driver gratuity. Registration & payment are due by August 26. Reserve your seat now! [ Download Flyer & Registration Form ]

OLLI Fundraising Meter - You Did It!

Annual Fund Goal Achieved! Thank You!

By Roy Cook

We are happy to announce we’ve reached this year’s Annual Fund goal prior to the June 30 deadline and wish to extend our sincere appreciation for your generous support. Annual fundraising is a mandate of the Osher Foundation, it enables us to keep membership fees fair, and provides for classroom improvements and equipment upgrades we couldn’t otherwise afford. Your support makes a big difference.


Meet Your Match!

OLLI Volunteer Connections

Volunteers are the backbone of OLLI at CSU, Chico. They provide instruction, communications, technical support, outreach, and help us make important social connections. Without volunteer support, OLLI Chico could not provide the array of lifelong learning experiences members enjoy year-round. The Volunteer Connections Program is designed to keep OLLI programming sustainable by expanding volunteer participation. Learning more about you—your skills and interests—will help us connect you to areas of need within the organization. Email us if you’d like to Connect Today.

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