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Save the Date: OLLI Volunteer Appreciation Event

Thursday, April 29, from 3–4 p.m.

Marion A. Epting, “Angela,” relief (4/20)OLLI member Joan Goodreau has assembled a powerhouse group of artists and writers to share their personal stories about staying creative and engaged during the pandemic. This tribute to their craft is an inspiration to all of us who are still feeling our way through a dark period. The event, Light Through Darkness, celebrates creativity in tough times. It also honors OLLI volunteer instructors who’ve kept us learning and engaged throughout. The event is open to members and non-members, so please invite a family member or friend!

Additional details and the link to join the event will be posted soon.

Image: Marion A. Epting, “Angela,” relief (4/20)

OLLI Play Festival: April Fools & Folly. Virtual Hilarity. A Festival in Four Acts.6th Annual OLLI Play Festival

Coming Soon to Your Home Theater!

Over the years, the OLLI Play Festival has weathered a heat wave—without air-conditioning—and a last-minute change of location—without the original sets! This year, four original one-act plays will be launched virtually using Zoom. “The show must go on,” couldn’t be a more apt statement for this OLLI-inspired production, with OLLI members writing, directing, and performing in this hilarious string of comedies.

Better Than Summer Camp!OLLI Summer Term 2021

This year's virtual Summer Term schedule is once again "Better Than Summer Camp," with 31 classes featuring fun, adventure, fresh air, creativity, and (as always) lifelong learning.

Summer '21 Class Schedule 

OLLI Summer CatalogIn addition to our online schedule, browse our class catalog with information summer class descriptions, peer leader bios for every class, and the registration form.

Summer Catalog (pdf)
View the Class Schedule (online) ~ Click the class title for descriptions and peer leader bios. Live-online classes that will also be pre-recorded are noted in the classes' special notes.

Many of the "Live Online" classes will also be recorded so you can pick which classes to attend in real-time and which to watch on demand. Just look for the "R" symbol next to the name of these classes in the class catalog, or the note in the Special Notes area in the online schedule.

Summer Class Preview
Thursday, May 13, 10–11 a.m.

Save the Date!

Join us on Zoom for the OLLI Virtual Summer Class Preview. Learn about summer classes, plan your schedule, and hear from some of the volunteer instructors who’ll be leading you on your virtual summer adventures in June. The link to join live will be posted here soon and shared in the Bits & Bytes e-newsletter. The presentation will also be recorded so you can watch again.

Registration

Class Registration opens Thursday, May 20 at 9am.
Classes begin June 1.

Join OLLI or Renew Your Membership for Summer

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.

Summer '21 Membership Options:

Summer '21 Classes Only: $75
Summer Classes + Fall ’20 & Spring ‘21 Recordings: $145

Returning members can renew your membership online. 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 beginning May 20.

Not sure whether you've paid summer fees? Email or call the OLLI office at 530-898-6679 to confirm. You need to pay for the summer term before you can register for classes.

Zoom Zoom!

OLLI uses Zoom to hold live-online classes. If you have a computer—or even just a smart phone or tablet—you can participate! If you’re new to Zoom, there are online training videos and instructions to help you get to know Zoom.

How to Join a Zoom Meeting
How to Participate in a Zoom Meeting
How to Access a Class Meeting on Zoom (From Univ. of North Florida)
Zoom Tutorial Video

How Much Does OLLI Mean To You?

2020-2021 brought many surprises, but it also marked the final year of OLLI’s three-year, 30th Anniversary Campaign. Our goal is to raise $30,000 by June 30. Whether you sign up to make a monthly, sustaining gift or a one-time contribution, we hope you’ll show how much OLLI means to you by pledging a gift consistent with your means. All donations, large and small, impact the OLLI of today and help ensure our future.

Become a Sustaining Member: Our goal this year is 10 new donors pledging $25/month
Become a CSU, Chico Tower Society Member: Our goal is 5 leadership gifts of $1,500
Become a Legacy Donor: A bequest helps ensure our sustainability long into the future
Make a One-Time Donation: Every dollar helps. Every dollar counts. Every dollar is appreciated!

Give Online     Give by Mail

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
OLLI Platinum Business Sponsor Seal
Valley's Edge Logo
OLLI Gold Sponsors
OLLI thanks our Gold Level Business Sponsors for their generous support.

• Altum Wealth Advisors • Chico Hearing Aid Center 
• California Water Service

OLLI Silver Sponsors

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

• Chico Eye Center • Enloe Medical Center • Loeta Robles, DDS • Chico Hospital for Cats  • North Valley Eye Care
• 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.

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