Registration for Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI), Senior University is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, from 9-11 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Human Services and Design building, Room 101, near the corner of Palo Verde Avenue and Anaheim Road. Free parking for this event will be available in Lot 9. The 2007 spring session runs from April 9-June 4.
Guests can learn more about the upcoming class offerings, meet some of the instructors, speak to current students and volunteers and register for classes. In addition, City of Long Beach District 5 Councilmember Gerrie Schipske will be the keynote speaker.
At OLLI, students can learn Spanish, bridge or how to paint in the watercolor workshop, or take courses in Great Moments in History or Artists of the Italian Renaissance, Part II. Take a walk down memory lane with Vintage Music in Video or participate in Spiritual Journeys, Improve Your Memory, or find A Novel Approach to Memoir Writing to document life’s memorable moments. Learn how to take great digital photos in Intro to Digital Cameras, adjust their quality with Photoshop Elements – Cool Pics, or learn how to convert movies to DVD. There’s even a course to help manage budgets and checking accounts with Excel spreadsheets.
OLLI at CSULB was established more than a decade ago as Senior University and has been providing learning opportunities to increased numbers of adults 50 years of age or above ever since; growing from 50 students in the first year to more than 750 student members annually. OLLI classes are taught by current or emeriti CSULB professors, industry experts, CSULB graduate students, or are peer-led by OLLI members who share topics they are knowledgeable and passionate about.
Annual OLLI, Senior University membership is $40. Tuition is $10 per lecture class and $45 per computer class. Computer classes also require an annual $40 SeniorNet membership fee.
For information, call the OLLI office at 562/985-8237.