College for Seniors Summer Course Registration Opens May 10; More than 66 Courses to be Offered at UNC Asheville’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Tai chi classes will be offered Wednesday afternoons in June and July as part of the College for Seniors at OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville. Credit: Warner Photography
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The summer 2017 course catalog for the College for Seniors at UNC Asheville’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is now available online, and online course registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10. Paper copies of the catalog and in-person assistance with registration will also be available beginning May 10 at the Reuter Center on the UNC Asheville campus.

Course topics include hobbies, skills, health and fitness, the arts and culture, and serious academic exploration in the sciences and humanities. There are no tests, grades or credits. Most classes meet at the Reuter Center on UNC Asheville’s campus. Course descriptions and dates will be posted online at olliasheville.com.

Registration opens May 10 for summer courses at the College for Seniors at OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville. Credit: Warner PhotographySome courses are designed for newcomers to the area, including Asheville on the Cheap, which offers a look at local music, restaurants and entertainment bargains. Another course, Asheville’s Doomed Duo: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, provides natives and transplants alike a closer look at those key figures in Asheville’s literary heritage. The art, politics and lives of another famous duo, Mexico’s Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, will be explored in Frida and Diego: The Odd Couple. For music lovers, The Brevard Opera: Live at OLLI will offer a chance to hear performers from the Brevard Music Center’s summer program, the Janeic Opera Company.

Summer classes will be held weekly for six weeks, beginning June 12. A special summer OLLI membership is available for $30. The summer term course fee is $75 for an unlimited number of courses.

The summer course catalog is available online at olliasheville.com. For OLLI membership information and registration, visit olliasheville.com/membership or call Herb Gunn at 828.251.6873.