April 13, 2024

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


Community invited to connect and learn at homelessness summit

The Southern Oregon Homelessness Summit is an opportunity to learn how services work and what is being done to address homelessness throughout the region, said Cass Sinclair, executive director of Opportunities for Housing, Resources & Assistance. Curious community members can attend for $25 — a cost that includes a “nice lunch” — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Ashland Hills Hotel. 

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Learn about teaching: OLLI offers three-class primer starting Monday

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.

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OLLI open house celebrates community connections

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.

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OLLI at SOU seeks instructors for adult learning program

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.

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‘On track’: Naumes Suncrest Winery readies expansion in time for summer

Naumes Suncrest Winery is preparing for summer in a big way. From the building of a new outdoor stage designed to accommodate full bands, to outdoor seating renovations that will quadruple capacity — not to mention a concert series in the works — the Talent winery at 1950 Suncrest Road says it is on track to open its new, larger outdoor space by June.

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SOU celebrates its 31st annual powwow

Community members from a variety of backgrounds will gather Saturday and Sunday for the 31st annual Southern Oregon University Powwow, widely regarded as the largest student-led event on campus. The event, hosted by the school’s Native American Student Union, is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Lithia Motors Pavilion in its second year back on campus after a COVID hiatus.

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