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Special Presentations  

OLLI Special Presentations are lectures that are Free and Open to the Public. We encourage you to attend and to bring with you a friend or neighbor who may not have attended an OLLI course before.

Our lectures are typically 90 minutes in length, with approximately 1 hour of lecture time and 30 for questions and answers. They are usually held on Friday afternoons from 1:30-3:00 pm.

Having Special Presentations, in addition to our regular courses, allows us to schedule short lectures that are of special interest to our members, and may also be on a topic that has come to the forefront in the news, in local interest, or concern.

Examples of recent Special Presentations include: Poets of the Piano, Transforming Adversity into Positive Action, One Drop: Symbolism of the Racial Integrity Act, Life as a Ballerina, The Racial and Ethnic History of Charlottesville, Enola Gay: The Aircraft and the Atomic Mission.

As they are scheduled and confirmed, upcoming OLLI Special Presentations will be listed below.


  • Africa Through Your Lens

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  • Fee: $0.00

  • Instructor:

  • Dates: 3/10/2020 - 3/10/2020

    Times: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Sessions: 1

    Days: Tu

  • Building: OLLI Conference Room - Room:

  • Location Address: 485 Hillsdale Drive Charlottesville, VA 22901

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  • The Murder of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March: Why, What Happened, and What Didn't Happen? (20SPSP003) 

  • Instructor: Elizabeth Meyer

  • Sessions: 1      Dates: 3/31/2020 - 3/31/2020  

  • Times: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

         Days: Tu

  • Course Location: Unity of Charlottesville - Sanctuary

  • Location Address: 2825 Hydraulic Road Charlottesville, VA 22901

  • Free and Open to the Public!       

  • Overflow parking at Unity is on the grass as you go around the building to the left. Please park as close as a regular parking space to other cars so available space can be maximized. If there is no overflow parking available, you may park next door at Albemarle Countertop Co., 2813 Hydraulic Rd., which is the first right turn in past Unity. There is a staircase connecting Albemarle Countertop Co. to the Unity parking lot. Please do not park in the reserved spots. If you need to insure a close in parking spot, we recommend arriving early. Please also consider carpooling with another OLLI member you know.

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