The University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will hold an open house in Lewes (Jan. 8), Wilmington (Jan. 9), Ocean View (Jan. 10) or Dover (Jan. 11) and free online classes, Jan. 16-26.
The open houses take place 10 a.m. to noon — except for the Wilmington event, which is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s primary classroom locations:
A volunteer-driven learning cooperative for adults age 50-plus with over 2,000 members, University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute holds classes throughout Delaware and online, featuring a variety of learning and social opportunities with no exams or grades.
While touring classrooms and enjoying refreshments, guests at the open houses will have the opportunity to meet volunteers and fellow Osher Lifelong Learning Institute participants, and pick up a course catalog. In-person registration will be available.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s free “January Explorations” online mini-courses, Jan. 16-26, feature a variety of topics like the JFK assassination, Emily Dickenson poetry, bird nest monitoring, James Bond, solar eclipses, and end-of-life care.
“We are delighted to invite the public to experience examples of the breadth of OLLI’s courses and the excellence of our instructors,” said Karen Asenavage Loptes, University of Delaware Osher Lifelong Learning Institute director.
“Our OLLI members know that learning is just one part of an enriching OLLI experience that also includes social events, extracurricular activities and travel opportunities.”
Prior Osher Lifelong Learning Institute membership or participation is not required. For more information or to RSVP, visit olli.udel.edu/january/.
With volunteer instructors at the heart of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program, the expertise from their professional careers, educational backgrounds, avocations and passions provide the source material for the breadth and depth of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s class offerings.
Spring highlights include:
Additional classes, which are representative examples of each location’s offerings, include:
A second five-week session starts April 1.
To register for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes, participants sign up for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute membership with a flat membership fee of $260 for the semester, which includes unlimited classes and activities at all Osher Lifelong Learning Institute locations and online.
A few classes may have an additional fee, noted in the course description, for supplies or special partnership programs. There is no cost for parking at locations. Delaware residence or prior Osher Lifelong Learning Institute membership is not required, and need-based financial assistance is available.
For more information, visit olli.udel.edu/.