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Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nevada, Reno! > PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES > Lectures and Mini-Series

Lectures and Mini-Series   

Lectures are singular presentations on timely, stimulating, and engaging topics. Mini-series are multi-session series featuring more in-depth examination of a particular subject. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions.

For other OLLI programs, see:

 
  • Creative Card Making
  • Dates: 1/8/2024 - 6/10/2024
    Times: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: M
    Modality: In-Person
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Connie Arias

     Show Description

    Learn how to explore your inner artist through creation of your own heartfelt greeting cards for a special person or occasion. No previous experience needed. Attendees will receive 3 card kits to complete at each session. Each kit will include pre-cut and scored card stock pieces; sentiment labels; plus ribbon or bling to finish the card as needed. Sample cards and detailed instructions will be available plus stamps and ink pads for use. Participants will need to bring their own scissors and glue (liquid and seal).

    Each monthly kit will cost $10. Please contact Connie Arias for more information and to coordinate payment method at (775) 762-6247 or clarias@sbcglobal.net. Class limit is 20. 

    Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 9:30 am.

 

  • Gamache's World: Louise Penny's Mysteries
  • Dates: 1/11/2024 - 6/13/2024
    Times: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Days: Th
    Modality: Hybrid
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Alice Yucht

     Show Description

    Part II:

    • January 11: the Power of the Arts: A Trick of the Light (2011) and The Beautiful Mystery (2012)  
    • February 1: Hidden secrets: How the Light Gets In (2013) and The Long Way Home (2014)
    • February 29: the Long Tail of History: The Nature of the Beast (2015) and A Great Reckoning (2016)
    • March 21: Conscience and Consequences: Glass Houses (2017)  and Kingdom of the Blind (2018)
    • April 11: Family Relationships: A Better Man (2019) and All the Devils Are Here (2020)
    • May 9: The Madness of Crowds (2021)
    • June 6: A World of Curiosities (2022)
    • June 13: A look back at the whole series.

    Look for the ZOOM link in the OLLI Weekly.

 

  • OLLI Travelers
  • Dates: 2/7/2024 - 6/5/2024
    Times: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Days: W
    Modality: Hybrid
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Judi Whiting

     Show Description

    • Wednesday, January 10
    • Wednesday, February 7
    • Wednesday, March 6
    • Wednesday, April 3
    • Wednesday, May 1
    • Wednesday, June 5

    Look for the ZOOM link in the OLLI Weekly.

 

  • De-Mystifying Economics Economics
  • Dates: 2/28/2024 - 6/21/2024
    Times: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Days: W Th F
    Modality: Hybrid
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Lynne Gray, Jon Garman

     Show Description

    • Wednesday, February 28
    • Thursday, April 25
    • Friday, June 21

    Look for the ZOOM link in the OLLI Weekly.

 

  • Arboretum Bird Walk
  • Dates: 3/7/2024 - 6/7/2024
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: Th
    Modality: In-Person
    Building: Off Site Location
    Instructor: Hannah Hill

     Show Description

    This four-session series meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 10 am, except in June:

    • March 7 
    • April 4
    • May 2
    • Friday, June 7 

 

  • Electric Guitar -Beginners
  • Dates: 4/3/2024 - 6/12/2024
    Times: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Days: W
    Modality: In-Person
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Kurt Frohlich, David Allison
    Registration is closed.
     Show Description

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wednesday, March 27. Limit 5 members. Click Here for Registration Instructions.

     

 

  • Acoustic Guitar - Beginners
  • Dates: 4/10/2024 - 6/12/2024
    Times: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Days: W
    Modality: In-Person
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Kurt Frohlich, David Allison
    Registration is closed.
     Show Description

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wednesday, March 27. Limit 5 members. Click Here for Registration Instructions.

     

 

  • Chair Yoga
  • Dates: 5/23/2024 - 6/20/2024
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: Th
    Modality: Hybrid
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Diane Dunn

     Show Description

    • May 23
    • June 6
    • June 13
    • June 20

    Look for the ZOOM link in the OLLI Weekly.

 

  • D-Day: The 80th Anniversary
  • Dates: 6/6/2024 - 6/6/2024
    Times: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Days: Th
    Modality: Hybrid
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Joseph Domitrovich

     Show Description


    Look for the ZOOM link in the OLLI Weekly.

 

  • Artown 2024
  • Dates: 6/12/2024 - 6/12/2024
    Times: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Days: W
    Modality: Hybrid
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Beth Macmillan

     Show Description


    Look for the ZOOM link in the OLLI Weekly.

 

  • Personal Safety through Observation
  • Dates: 6/17/2024 - 6/17/2024
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: M
    Modality: In-Person
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Carl Caudill

     Show Description

 

  • Revolutionary Impressionism: More Than Pretty Pictures
  • Dates: 6/18/2024 - 6/18/2024
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: Tu
    Modality: Hybrid
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Cate O'Hara

     Show Description

    This year (2024) is the 150th anniversary of the first Impressionist exhibition in Paris in 1874. Today, exhibitions of French Impressionist paintings are guaranteed blockbusters. But why are they important and how were they received 150 years ago? You’ll love the beautiful canvases by Monet, Degas, Pissarro, and others even more when you understand what they tell us about a rapidly changing world, shifting societal mores, and new technologies.

    The speaker will join us online via Zoom. The presentation will be streamed at OLLI for those who prefer to attend in person. This hybrid program will NOT be recorded. 


    Look for the ZOOM link in the OLLI Weekly.

 

  • Arboretum Gardening Series: Nature and Nurture
  • Dates: 6/20/2024 - 6/20/2024
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: Th
    Modality: In-Person
    Building: Off Site Location
    Instructor: Luke Sorenson
     Show Description


    Thursday, June 20th, Fire Safety: Gain understanding of fire behavior in the Reno area and beyond, and the specific ways this can interact with your garden. Learn the principles of FireWise gardening, and the importance of implementing them in your own landscape. Explore ways to deter fire, and determine the risk of wildfire near your own home. See beautiful examples of FireWise landscaping (because it doesn't have to be boring!) 

    Location link for class: https://goo.gl/maps/zQnWAcg8v3UgRMYv5 / 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89503 (Ranch House, near the south parking lot)

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Thursday, June 13. Limit 25 members. A lottery will be held to fill available slots if demand exceeds availability. Click Here for Registration Instructions.



 

  • Pioneer Center Golden Encore Series
  • Dates: 6/21/2024 - 6/21/2024
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Days: F
    Modality: Hybrid
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Aria 51

     Show Description

    June 21: Aria 51: "A Crazy Little Thing Called Style" - Musical trio Aria 51 combines classical and folk instruments with singing to create unique arrangements of a variety of musical styles “from Rock to Bach.” You will encounter sounds of the cello, classical guitar, tenor and baritone ukuleles, violin, and the electric bass while learning to identify musical styles. Interactive activities are made to inspire, excite, and encourage creativity. Aria 51 takes us on a nostalgic musical journey, revisiting popular music of their youth styled in a whole new way.
    Look for the ZOOM link in the OLLI Weekly.

 

  • Project 333 Capsule Wardrobe Project 333: Fall Edition
  • Dates: 9/10/2024 - 9/24/2024
    Times: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Days: Tu
    Modality: In-Person
    Building: OLLI Campus
    Instructor: Sherry Lugone (she/her/hers)

     Show Description

    FALL capsules edition

 

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