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Upcoming Events

Fall Community Speaker Series

Nationally acclaimed and award-winning author Brendan Slocumb will join our Community Speaker Series to discuss his breakout novel The Violin Conspiracy. Inspired by his own experiences, the novel follows a Black classical musician whose treasured family heirloom violin is stolen on the eve of a prestigious music competition. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about discrimination, family dynamics, and the resonance of classical music. The conversation will be facilitated by Chico State Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts Tracy Butts. Get acquainted with Brendan Slocumb by listening to a 7-minute NPR interview and picking up a copy of his book The Violin Conspiracy.

October 26, 3-4pm

Free and open to the public! Zoom link to be posted closer to the event.

In Case You Missed It

Fall '23 Class Previews

The fall term kicked off with our online and in-person class previews. If you missed it, you can still watch the recording of the live-online preview.

OLLI Travel Information Session

Collette Representative Jay Fehan will visited us to talk about two fully-guided, in-person tours: Spain's Classics & Portugal and America's Cowboy Country. Watch the recording to learn more details about these OLLI-exclusive adventures and see captivating slides of the areas we'll be visiting.

OLLI Annual Business and Town Hall Meeting

OLLI shared more about how OLLI operates at the Annual Business and Town Hall Meeting. We shared our achievements from the last year, talked about how we fit into the range of OLLIs across the country, and got valuable feedback from our members.

If you missed it, you can catch up now: watch the recording, view the 2022-23 Annual Report, or view the 2023-24 budget.

Spring '23 Virtual Play Festival

The OLLI Virtual Play Festival is now available to watch online at any time! The festival's four short comedies were written, directed, and performed by OLLI members from Chico, Rhode Island, New York, North Carolina, Alabama, and Colorado!

Heist or Hussy? (by Debbie Vermette) It’s bad enough that Nan wonders what her husband is involved with—a Heist or a Hussy—but then busy-body Louise interferes and makes everything worse.

Back to the Office (by Joan Goodreau) You know those co-workers who are strange? Kind of annoying? But the Boss thinks they’re great? That’s what two work-at-home employees face when they have to go back to the office.

The Perils of the Pink Envelope (by the Writing Short Plays class: April Gausemel, Joan Goodreau, Marcia Gordon, Judith Gropp, Pam Loyd, Leanne Ulvang, Debbie Vermette) A behind-the-scenes spoof of amateur actors putting on a play. Naturally everything goes wrong—forgotten lines, missed entrances, bad acting, making up new scenes—driving the poor director to drastic actions.

Channel 12: On-the-Spot News (by Pam Loyd) Small-town Channel 12 News reporter Bill Bluster is sure he's found a story that will give him his Big Break. So as his investigation goes further, why does he keep looking so foolish?

Spring Community Speaker Series

Laura Taylor, MSPAS, PA-C, brought her experience with older adults to our Community Speaker Series for a talk about the most common skin related complaints that come with the aging process. Watch the recording.

OLLI at University of Arizona Speaker Series

Join OLLI-UA for their exclusive offerings for members of the national Osher network. Check out their collection of recorded lectures.

Fall Community Speaker Series

Author, publishing executive, and Grammy-nominated record producer Rick Bleiweiss was the featured presenter for the OLLI Community Speaker Series lecture "Publishing, Audiobooks, Writing, and Literary Agents Explained." Watch the recording to hear Rick share lessons learned in his roles as a senior executive in a publishing company and as a published author, including information and advice about publishers and publishing, literary agents, query letters, audiobooks, writing, and more.

OLLI at George Mason University series "Live From Korea"

OLLI at George Mason University has decided to share some of their public courses with us! Check out their channel to see what they have to offer and watch classes at your leisure. Keep your eye out for recordings from their Live From Korea series that ran in June and July.


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