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Classes May Be Paused, But Learning Never Stops

Stay engaged with a library of recorded lectures available to OLLI members!

One of the most vital roles of OLLI is bringing people together. OLLI Chico is taking the lead in creating a national inventory of recorded lectures for all 200,000 OLLI members in the network to access. We're building a library of:

• Presentations & Lectures by OLLI Chico Instructors [View Library]

• Presentations & Lectures by Other OLLIs [View Now]

• Recorded Presentations, Lectures & Panels at CSU, Chico [View Library]

• Additional Online Learning Resorces, Virtual Tours & Live Cams [View Library]

While there’s no substitute for learning together, we hope this provides one small way to connect (virtually) during these uncertain times.

Featured Presentations, Classes & Collaborations

OLLI Chico Hikers Facebook Group

This open Facebook group is a place for OLLI Hikers--past, present, future, or armchair--to share information, photos, maps, and past hiking experiences with each other. Visit the group and feel free to share some great hikes of your own, and while youre there, be sure to like our Facebook page.

NEW! Fairy Tales: Not the Same Old Stories
Sydney Wilde, Peer Leader, OLLI at CSU, Chico

Peer Leader Sydney Wilde uses the Great Courses, "A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales" to mediate a delightful romp through our collective unconscious. The popular series features Hannah Harvey, an award-winning teacher and professional storyteller, from whom Sydney pulls provocative ideas plus tips on how to tell these wonderful tales to friends and loved ones. | View Now

NEW LECTURES ADDED! The Wars of the Roses
Leanne Ulvang, Peer Leader, OLLI at CSU, Chico

Screen capture of Wars of Roses presentation by Leanne UlvangIn 1422, after decades of war with France, England's economic and political turmoil came to a head. Factions coalesced around the York family (white rose) and Lancastrian champions (red rose), erupting into battle in 1455. For 30 years, royal cousins connived and killed, destroying the Plantagenet line of kings. | View The Series

NEW LECTURES ADDED! Maintaining Optimum Brain Health & Fitness
Dr. Len Matheson, Peer Leader, OLLI at CSU, Chico

Screen capture of Len Matheson's Video Lecture. Click to view.The most important resource to maintain excellent quality-of-life is the health and fitness of our brains. In a series of five lectures, Dr. Len Matheson presents the five key ingredients to brain health and fitness based on the latest scientific research, as well as easy-to-implement recommendations to optimize residual cognitive function and emotional resilience. Dr. Matheson is a psychologist with graduate degrees in Gerontology who has been helping people put their lives back together after a brain injury or illness for 50 years. | View The Series

Annual Fund Campaign

Valentine heart made of puzzle piecesWe've raised $18k in individual member donations so far this year. Please help us reach our $30k goal by becoming a sustaining member. Giving $300 at once can be tough. Giving $25 a month is more doable! Give online or give by mail, but most importantly, give from the heart. Together we do so much!

Spring 2020 Schedule & Classes

Nearly 130 classes await you this spring! We have a terrific schedule of active, engaging, intriguing, and entertaining classes that celebrate a wide array of interests in history, literature, the natural and social sciences, fine arts, the great outdoors, and current events. In addition to browsing our online schedule, you can also download all of the schedule and membership information:

• The Spring '20 Packet or
• The Spring '20 Packet with Class Descriptions

Spring Fees ~ Join Today

Spring '20 & Summer '20 Bundle

• 2 Payments of $72.50 or
• Single Payment of $145

Spring '20 Only

• 2 Payments of $62.50 or
• Single Payment of $125

• To pay fees online in a single payment, log onto the OLLI membership site.
• To sign up online & pay fees in installments, please use this online form, download our membership form (pdf) or call the OLLI office at 530-898-6679.
• To join & pay fees by mail or in person, download our membership form (pdf)

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

• Altum Wealth Advisors • Harris & Plottel, Attorneys at Law • Chico Hearing Aid Center • California Water Service • North Valley Eye Care

OLLI Silver Sponsors

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

• Chico Eye Center • Enloe Medical Center • Loeta Robles, DDS • Mark Womack, DDS • Chico Hospital for Cats • Tri Counties Bank •

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.