Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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Prime Timers’ Reentry Scholarship Matching Funds Challenge

Graduation CapThe Prime Timers’ Reentry Scholarship is named for the learning-in-retirement organization that preceded OLLI. As older adults and therefore “returning students” ourselves, our founding members wanted to underscore the value of lifelong learning and set up a scholarship to assist reentry students returning to college after a minimum absence of five years due to hardship. In spite of obstacles, they are returning to school to achieve their academic goals.

We also know the value of continuing our own education and are in the unique position to help others do the same. I am asking you to join me in supporting future leaders with a good investment in supporting their formal education. I pledge to match your individual donations up to $1,500 to assist two or more outstanding re-entry students in completing their degrees.

Please read more about the importance of supporting these students and about how you can make a donation today. Thank you!

Abe Baily, Prime Timers Member (13 years), Scholarship Chair & Former Peer Leader

Artwork from the Scottish National GalleriesBotticelli to Braque

Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

Join us on our Spring 2015 Museum Trip to the de Young Museum in San Francisco. A pre-trip lecture will be offered by retired CSU, Chico art professor Dolores Mitchell.

Pre-Trip Lecture • May 18 • 1–2:30PM
Bus Trip to San Francisco • May 20 • 7:45AM8PM

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition highlights works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. See this rare presentation of some of the most iconic images in the history of Western art as they travel to San Francisco from the National Galleries of Scotland. This exhibit includes 55 works selected from the collection, including masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Diego Velázquez, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Sir Henry Raeburn, Frederic Edwin Church, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque.

Price: OLLI Members ~ $72    Friends of OLLI ~ $97
Includes art lecture, bus fare, museum entry & driver gratuity.

Registration & payment are due by May 4. Reserve your seat today using our registration form. 
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Springtime at OLLI

OLLI Spring ScheduleClasses are underway for the spring term. Though a number of classes have already filled, there are still many options available for your learning pleasure. Click the class schedule link in the green box to the right to see what piques your interest.

You can also download all of the schedule information here:

The following membership options are currently available:

  • Spring Only: $75
  • Summer Only: $50
  • Spring & Summer Bundle: $115 (Save $10 when you register for both terms together)

You can renew your membership or join OLLI online or by calling 530-898-6679. You can also download and mail in a membership form.

Feeling Puzzled?

Chico Performances Program Crossword Puzzle SolutionOLLI has partnered with Chico Performances again this year and is featured in the season’s program. Be on the look out for our crossword puzzle—OLLI style!—that features the topics of some of this fall’s classes. If you get stumped by a clue or two just click on the puzzle image to see the solution.

Popular Brain Lecture Series will Headline Meeting Program at
Masonic Center in March