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The OLLI Summer '22 Catalog is here, featuring more than 35 classes, outdoor excursions, and interactive learning opportunities - online and in person. Class registration opens May 19 at 9am!
Log onto the OLLI website to join.

Virtual Class Preview
Wednesday, May 11
10-11am via Zoom
(Link to meeting on OLLI website)

In-Person Class Preview
Thursday, May 12
10-11am in Bradley 2 at The Social Chico
Paul Coots and Bernard Osher at 2022 National OLLI Conference
Chico State OLLI Volunteer Paul Coots (left) with Mr. Bernard Osher (center) and Osher Foundation President Mary G. F. Bitterman (right) at the 2022 National Osher Conference last month.

OLLI founder Mr. Bernard Osher convenes a periodic meeting of 125 Osher Institutes to share successful practices and hear from leaders in the lifelong learning fields. In April, Program Director Ann Nikolai and OLLI Volunteer Paul Coots traveled to Denver, Colorado for this special networking event. "Meeting other volunteers who share the same passion I have for this lifelong learning program was exciting," Paul said. "It also showed me how unique every OLLI is!"
A recent member survey indicated that a majority of OLLI members would like to see more classes in areas like history, performing and fine arts, health and wellness, and current events. We also know members love outdoor meetups and hikes, as well as topics in science, especially related to active aging.

We hope you'll consider joining a small group of "subject experts," called "Learning Leaders" - to brainstorm new ways to expand the conversation in these areas, with the ultimate goal of identifying and recruiting new OLLI instructors. By joining one of these groups, you'll have the opportunity to meet other members who share a similar passion for a particular subject area. You'll also help OLLI expand its learning network!

Please take this short Learning Leader Survey to identify a learning group you'd like to join and we'll help coordinate a first meeting of each group!
Better Together event flyer
OLLI Member Potluck Wildwood Park
May 25, 11:30am - 1pm

We’ve been through a lot; yet we’ve found creative ways to stick together. So…let’s celebrate! OLLI will provide sandwiches and drinks, plus lawn and table games, including bingo! Sign up to attend and bring a side dish if you're able! Join us at the Red Bud picnic area in Wildwood Park. Click for directions.
April Fools and Follies Play festival image
Join fellow members and friends for a private screening of four one-act comedies, written, directed, staged, and performed by OLLI members. The screening event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, at 4pm, in the Gordon 1 classroom at The Social Chico.

This is the 7th annual festival, featuring OLLI actors from as far away as Florida, Arkansas, Rhode Island, and New York! Cheer on your peers as they debut on the Big Screen and enjoy complementary movie snacks!

Can't make it? Watch all four prerecorded comedies, now available for viewing!
Chico State Graduate Student Courtney Gallion is hosting a Speech & Hearing Fair this Saturday, May 7, in the parking lot between the Gateway Science Museum and the Aymer J. Hamilton Building (OLLI office). Free and open to the public.
Hearing Fair flyer
Roger Lederer and Carol Burr teaching OLLI wildflower class
Roger Lederer and Carol Burr use their books as a reference while teaching an OLLI wildflower class last spring.
Join Chico Friends of the Library for a free Chico Library Program with Drs. Roger Lederer, author, and Carol Burr, illustrator, to speak on their popular books about the flora and fauna of Bidwell Park.

When: Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30pm
Where: Butte County Library, Chico Branch

1108 Sherman Ave, Chico
Chico Art Festval
The Chico ART Festival will take place outdoors at St. John’s Episcopal Church Friday, May 6, from 4-8pm, and Saturday, May 7, 10am-5pm. The festival features local artists, musicians, dancers, and activities for children. There is also a "SketchOut" competition from 9am-12pm on May 7.

View more information about the Chico ART Festival and related events.
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