Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico

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Summer with OLLI is Better Than Summer Camp!Summer Registration is Now Open!
Classes Begin June 1

Log into your membership account to register for classes.  Don’t have your ID number handy? No worries! Just click the “ID Lookup” button on the log in page.

• If you’ve already paid for summer term, click the “Register for Classes” link in the red bar at the top of the page.

• If you’d like to join OLLI or renew your membership for summer, you can sign up and pay fees either online, by calling the OLLI office, or by sending in our membership & summer class registration form. Summer Term Membership Fee: $60

Summer with OLLI is Better Than Summer Camp!

OLLI Summer 17 FlyerWe’re really excited about our terrific schedule of classics and new topics for OLLI’s 2017 Summer Term! In addition to browsing our online schedule, you can also download all of the schedule and membership information here:

•   Summer Class Schedule & Registration Form [ pdf ]
•   Downloadable Class Descriptions & Peer Leader Bios

Here are a few highlights:

Watercolor for Beginners ~ Have you always wanted to paint with watercolors but never had the chance? This class is designed for those new to painting and watercolors, though all levels are welcome!

Wisdom through Dreams ~ “Imagination is more important than knowledge,” Albert Einstein once said. And most of us don’t dream enough. In this class, you’ll be encouraged to imagine bigger and explore the meaning behind your dreams.

OLLI Theater Club ~ Chico has an active local theater scene. Here’s your chance to see it for yourself! Four shows, four weeks and pre-show dinners as a group. Come enjoy local talent and socialize with fellow theater lovers!

Sierra Trees ~ Do you want to learn more about the historic places and wonderful trees in our area? This is a one-day field trip with local tree expert, Wes Dempsey, where you will get the chance to explore native plants along Highway 32.

3rd Annual OLLI Summer Play FestivalOLLI Summer Play Festival: Midsummer Mischief

For the past two years, OLLI players have performed to sold-out crowds at Chico’s Blue Room Theatre. The comedies are written by OLLI members and most of the actors (also OLLI members) are first-time thespians. Festival creator Pam Loyd brings the event back for a third straight year, with its “Midsummer Mischief” theme set to deliver lots of laughs.

Does the stage beckon? We encourage you to audition! Characters are lively, energetic, silly, romantic, sexy, conniving, scheming, and mischief-making—everything you’d want in a fun, juicy role! Play auditions are May 16 & 17 from 1pm–5pm in Craig Hall, Gordon 1. Rehearsals start May 22 and run daily until production begins. Step outside your comfort zone and discover your inner star!

Brain States: Your Brain & How It Works For or Against You

Brain States Summer Intersession Lecture SeriesSummer Intersession Lecture Series Back by Popular Demand!

Led by Dr. Joni Samples

Your brain is an amazing, three pound adventure in your body. It keeps you breathing, your heart beating, and your blood pressure somewhere around normal. Well, it normally keeps your blood pressure around normal, but what if you get angry or depressed? What if something exciting happens like a new marriage or a move? How does your brain work in those times? This class will explore the ways and whys you brain works the way it does and how you can have an effect over the way it operates. Dr. Joni Samples invites you to come and listen, enjoy, and participate in the way your brain works!

5 Workshops: Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

When & Where: 10:30am–Noon | Chico New Thought Center, 14 Hillary Lane

Fee: $10 per session or $45 for the series of 5

Registration: Download the registration form and mail to the OLLI office or stop by during regular office hours, Monday–Thursday, 9am–1pm. You can also pay at the door for any workshop(s) you attend.

OLLI Appreciates Our Peer Leaders!

OLLI peer leaders provide the lifelong learning opportunities we so enjoy. Once a year, they’re treated to lunch and showered with gratitude. We appreciate ALL of you who joined us at our Spring Luncheon to help us recognize these amazing volunteers.

OLLI Peer Leaders

A Brighter is a Stronger OLLI: Paul Moore

Creating a Brighter OLLI…Begins with You!

What will OLLI look like in 3 years, in 5 years, or in 15 years? Recently our members told us that they are (very!) happy with the OLLI of today…that their membership has value, that OLLI is a wise investment. Our vision of OLLI is one of an organization that is stronger, smarter, more connected, and enduring, all coming together to Create a Brighter OLLI.

We’ve defined new ways for our members and supporters to help us achieve this goal, better ways to leverage their investment in the organization and help OLLI realize its vision. And, of course, we’re continuing with existing fundraising activities, starting with the launch of our 2016-17 Annual Fund Campaign. We invite you to take a look and learn from some of our current supporters about how you can help to strengthen our community, inspire other supporters, and achieve the greatest return on your investment in OLLI.

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.

A Brighter OLLI Is an Engaged OLLI!

Thank you to our Business Sponsors!

       Gold Level Business Sponsor    OLLI Business Sponsor: Altum Wealth Advisors Harris && Plottel Attorneys at Law: Gold Sponsor of OLLI at CSU Chico
        OLLI Business Sponsor: Chico Eye Center Enloe Medical Center  
Chico Hearing Aid Center Logo: Mark G Womack, DDS