The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the Southern Oregon Stevenson Union building, 1118 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, organizers have announced.
Here’s a tip: if you’re ever doing a crossword puzzle and you get an 10-letter answer with the clue “Ashland cruciverbalist,” the answer is Steve Weyer.
Marc Ratner, a popular instructor who taught more classes and more students in more than 20 years with Ashland’s OLLI at SOU program, died at home in Ashland on April 22 at the age of 97.
Have special interests, skills, or knowledge you think others might like to know? You don’t need to have a background in education to share it. Starting Monday, a three-class primer entitled “Introduction to Teaching at OLLI” meets over three weeks to give you the tools on how to effectively communicate what you know. Enrollees can choose to attend in person or online.
Training is available for those interested in helping others prepare tax returns, a free service offered by the AARP Foundation Tax Aide service currently offering help on Wednesdays and Fridays at The Grove in Ashland.
The free, open-to-the-public Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) open house Friday in Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University will not only showcase more than 100 fall course offerings and offer a chance to mingle with instructors, there will be dozens of exhibits of SOU programs and presentations by community nonprofit partners — plus the chance to enter free drawings and win a variety of door prizes.
Course proposals from prospective instructors for the fall 2022 term at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Southern Oregon University are due by Tuesday, May 31. Community members are invited to join its volunteer faculty teaching courses they develop for the fall term. Those with knowledge and skills to share will find a receptive audience at OLLI.
It took two extra years, but the doors to the extensively remodeled Osher Lifelong Learning Institute complex in the Campbell Center on the Southern Oregon University campus swung open to students for classes on Monday, March 28.
Dozens of area residents ushered in a spirited first night of Hanukkah on Thursday, gathering on the Ashland Plaza late Thursday afternoon to light the first flames on the menorah.
On a 4-2 vote, the Ashland City Council on Tuesday approved the first of two required readings of an ordinance to control time, place and manner of camping in Ashland. The ordinance will control occupation of public spaces and enforce behavior, rather than status, and does not seek to punish those who are homeless, the acting city attorney told the council.
Andrew Gast, general manager of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area, had hoped that this Saturday would be opening day for skiing this season, but he admitted defeat on Thursday, despite the latest snowstorm. Things are now day to day, while he, a couple hundred employees and untold numbers of skiers wait for more snow.
Oregonians who packed a legislative hearing on the state’s addiction crisis and flooded the Legislature with passionate testimony this week have vastly different viewpoints, but on one thing they agree: The status quo is not working. Some want to repeal Measure 110, the state’s voter-approved drug decriminalization law. Others say it needs to be tweaked.