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OLLI Holiday Luncheon

Wednesday, December 11 | 11:30am–1pm | Canyon Oaks Country Club

OLLI Musicians Perform at the Holiday LuncheonCome socialize with friends and celebrate the season! Luncheon tickets are $18 and include your choice of entrée: 1) Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast or 2) Vegetarian Lasagna.

Reserve your seat online or come into the OLLI office (AJH Room 118B) to pay with cash or check. If you prefer to pay with a check or cash, please give us a call at 530-898-6679. The deadline to register is Dec. 5.

Make the Holidays Jolly with a Gift of OLLI

OLLI Holiday Logo with WreathStumped for the perfect gift for the person who has everything, or the person who is just plain hard to shop for? Consider a gift certificate for a membership in OLLI at CSU, Chico! To purchase a gift certificate in any amount, please download an order form or call the OLLI office today.

With lots of great members (like you!) and 130 classes on the upcoming spring schedule alone, you can be sure that you’re giving someone an enriching experience in lifelong learning. To purchase a gift certificate in any amount, please download and mail an order form or call the OLLI office today at 530-898-6679.

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
1–2:30 p.m. | Gordon 1 Classroom at The Social Chico

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 in:

• 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 thanks our Gold Level Business Sponsors for their generous support.OLLI Business Sponsor: Altum Wealth AdvisorsHarris && Plottel Attorneys at Law: Gold Sponsor of OLLI at CSU Chico
Chico Hearing Aid CenterOLLI Business Sponsor: Cal WaterOLLI Business Sponsor: North Valley Eye Care
OLLI thanks our Silver Level Business Sponsors for their generous support.OLLI Business Sponsor: Chico Eye CenterEnloe Medical Center
 Logo: Mark G Womack, DDSOLLI thanks our Silver Level Business Sponsor Dr. Loeta Robles, DDS, for their generous support.Logo: Chico Hospital for Cats

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.