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July 23, 2024

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to hold open house

Members of OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program, march in the Ashland 4th of July Parade. Bob Palermini photo
July 23, 2023

Event will kick off organization’s 2023-24 academic year

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.

The event is free and open to anyone, but registration is required. Click here to be taken to the registration link.

The eighth annual event marks the start of OLLI’s 2023-24 academic year, which will showcase more than 100 course offerings and member activities for the fall 2023 term.

“The core mission of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Southern Oregon University is to foster lifelong learning, encourage social interaction, and provide cultural enrichment,” the release said. “Our annual OLLI open house is a salute to the many Rogue Valley organizations who share and extend this mission.”

OLLI, a membership organization, offers courses on a variety of topics. The fall 2023 catalog will have offerings for courses in film, television, and radio; music; theater; visual arts; writing; history; life planning, science & technology; and social sciences.

Attendees will have the chance to meet with and speak to OLLI instructors, visit dozens of exhibits for SOU programs and OLLI nonprofit community partners, and have free refreshments.

There will also be the chance to win door prizes, and attendees can also pick up a copy of the OLLI fall catalog.

Some of the exhibitors will include:

  • AARP of Oregon
  • Asante
  • Ashland.news
  • Ashland YMCA
  • Jackson County Library Services
  • Rogue Valley Manor
  • Jefferson Public Radio
  • Oregon Center for the Arts
  • AAUW Ashland
  • League of Women Voters
  • Soroptimist International
  • Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Rogue Valley Symphony

For more information, visit sou.edu/olli, email olli@sou.edu, or call 541-552-6048.

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