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Wintersession 2020

This January we have two special winter break programs for you! For complete descriptions and registration information, download our Wintersession flyer.

How Your Brain Works Against You ~ A Lecture Series by Dr. Joni Samples

5 Workshops: Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 & February 4

Lectures will be held in the Gordon 1 Classroom at The Social Chico from 1-2:30 p.m., except on January 14 ONLY from 3-4:30 p.m.

Conceptual illustration of a brainThis five-session series will look at how early conditioning shapes our habits and how these habits make it difficult to change and stay positive. Each lecture will focus on a specific period of brain development and the neurophysiological changes that affect the way a person feels, thinks, and behaves. For complete descriptions of the series and the individual sessions, download our Wintersession flyer.

Fee: $10 per session or $45 for the series of five.
• Register Online

Sketchbook Basics in Watercolor, Pen & Ink ~ A 2-Part Travel Sketch Workshop

Wednesday, January 22 & Thursday, January 23
9 a.m.–4 p.m. | Bradley 1 Classroom at The Social Chico

Watercolor sketch by artist Suhita ShirodkarTraveling sketch artist, teacher, and blogger Suhita Shirodkar will lead a two-part workshop on “Sketchbook Basics in Watercolor, Pen & Ink.” is a critical learning opportunity for all watercolorists, even if you don’t keep a sketchbook. The artist’s body of work varies widely in subject, but it all ties back to a single, underlying aim: to view (and to capture) the world around her with a fresh eye. Suhita is a freelance illustrator and teacher who travels all over the world teaching with Urban Sketchers. Her fluid style and intensity of color bring all her subjects to life.

Fee: $215 per person for both all-day sessions (15 students max)
• Register Online

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 •

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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.