Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico

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“April Fools & Follies” ~ OLLI Play FestivalApril Fools && Follies: The OLLI 2018 Play Festival

April 12-15  |  Blue Room Theater

Six original comedies written by OLLI members have been selected for this year’s Play Festival and we’ve casted some impressive actors! Eight weeks of rehearsals will lead up to four performances at the Blue Room Theater:
• April 12, 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m.
• April 15 Matinee at 2 p.m.

Mark your calendar and stay tuned for ticket sales.

Sandro Botticelli's 'Idealized Portrait of a Lady' is one of the paintings features in the San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum's exhibit, "Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters"Summer Bus Trip to the Legion of Honor Museum

Join us on our Summer 2018 Museum Trip to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco to view the upcoming exhibit “Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters.” A pre-trip lecture will be offered by Professor Emerita Dolores Mitchell who has taught 19th Century European art and published research on it. This exhibit includes Pre-Raphaelite paintings and Old Master sources of inspiration such as by Fra Angelico and Botticelli. As they aged, the Pre-Raphaelites painted increasingly lush, intricate works with dark psychological undertones. Using wives and mistresses as models, they created archetypal images of women as either redeemers or as femme fatales.

Pre-Trip Lecture • Craig Hall, Gordon 1 • Wednesday, June 27 • 1–2:30PM
Bus Trip to Museum • Legion of Honor, San Francisco • Saturday, June 30 • 7:45AM8PM

Ticket Price: Includes lecture, bus fare, museum & exhibit entry, and driver gratuity.

•    OLLI Members: $90*
•    OLLI Guests: $100

Register online, by mail using our registration form, or by calling the OLLI office at 530-898-6679. Registration and payment deadline is Wednesday, May 30.
* A paid membership in any ‘17-‘18 term is required to receive the member price.

Spring Classes Rolling Along!

OLLI Spring 2018 Schedule && Class Registration

OLLI members are enjoying their spring classes, including some of our newest schedule additions. There are many classes that haven’t started yet and still have seats available, as well as ongoing classes that are easy enough to join mid-term. You can browse our online schedule and log in and add to your class schedule. You can also download all of the schedule and membership information here:

Spring Packet: Schedule, Calendar, Membership & Class Registration Forms [pdf]
Spring Packet with Class Descriptions [ pdf ]

And stay tuned…the summer schedule will be announced before you know it!

Join OLLI or Renew Your Membership for Spring

Membership is required to participate in OLLI classes, activities, and events. If you’re new to OLLI, you can get started by signing up and paying fees either online or with our mailable form.

Membership options:

Chico Chapter Spring & Summer ‘18 Membership Bundle: $135
• Spring Term Only: $85     • Summer Term Only: $60

Greater Butte County Chapter Spring ‘18 Only Membership: $45

Returning members can renew your membership online or call 530-898-6679. You can also download and mail in a membership form. Don’t remember or don’t have your ID number handy? No worries! Just click the ID Lookup” button when you log in to register for classes.

Not sure whether you’ve paid spring fees? Call the OLLI office at 530-898-6679 to confirm. You need to pay for the spring term before you can register for classes.

Campus Partnership Enhances Learning Through Improved Hearing & Listening Techniques

OLLI Hearing && Listening Workshop A recent study by OLLI at UC Berkeley showed that the #1 reason OLLI members leave OLLI is because of hearing loss and the frustration and/or embarrassment it causes. In an effort to counter this trend, OLLI is partnering with Dr. Suzanne Miller, director of the Center for Communications Sciences & Disorders (CMSD), to develop teaching/learning opportunities for OLLI peer leaders and CSU, Chico students. Personal consultations, research projects, and classroom visits to assess OLLI’s sound systems in our primary classrooms are all underway this spring. These activities follow two workshops last fall, where Dr. Miller and her students addressed hearing loss and identified ways we can improve the overall classroom experience by becoming aware of the issues and techniques used to address hearing loss. These activities also give CSU, Chico students the opportunity to work with older adults in a classroom setting, which is as much a learning opportunity to help them succeed as it is for OLLI. Stay tuned for more information!

A Brighter OLLI Is an Engaged OLLI!

OLLI serves a vibrant community of adults over 50 who are generally well-educated, active, engaged in life, and have disposable income. The generous gifts of our business sponsors support the cognitive and social benefits of OLLI, help us deliver excellent programming, and enable us to offer fee assistance to members who couldn’t otherwise afford to participate. Thank you to our Business Sponsors!

       OLLI thanks our Gold Level Business Sponsors for their generous support.

   OLLI Business Sponsor: Altum Wealth Advisors

    OLLI Business Sponsor: Cal Water

Harris && Plottel Attorneys at Law: Gold Sponsor of OLLI at CSU Chico
        OLLI thanks our Silver Level Business Sponsors for their generous support. OLLI Business Sponsor: Chico Eye Center Enloe Medical Center  
Chico Hearing Aid Center Logo: Mark G Womack, DDS  

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.

socialize with friends and get inspired for the holidays! Luncheon tickets are $18.
Entrée choices are a 1)
Wrapped Pork Loin with Rice and Veggies
 or 2) Manicotti with Cheese, Chiles, Mushrooms


This year we are
introducing online reservations for the Holiday Luncheon
. Click on this link to
access the online reservation form. You
can now make your reservation and pay online, saving you time and the hassle of
finding a parking space near the OLLI office! If you prefer to pay with a check
or cash, please give us a call at 530-898-6679. Deadline is Dec. 6.