Wish you could take some stimulating courses, but the workday schedule gets in your way? OLLI at the University of Southern Maine now offers classes in Portland for would-be students over 50. Check out our great Thursday evening lineup:
- Exploring the Nature of Prejudice through Film
Watch weekly films selected to stimulate candid discussions about racism, prejudice, hope, and healing.
- Personal Photographic Projects
Learn how to plan, create, and assemble photographic images for personal use or publication.
- Chinese Language and Culture
Explore Chinese customs, traditions, history, and language with instructors from the Confucius Institute.
- History of Ancient Egypt
Tour ancient Egypt through famous mummies, pyramids, temples, tombs, and the Sphinx.
- Socrates Café, OLLI-style
Search for truth, pursue personal goals, and discuss profound topics like “justice” and “conscience.”
- Line Dancing: A cross-cultural Perspective
Have fun with line dances from around the world, from the samba to the Shim Sham to country-western.
- Introduction to Playing the Recorder and Having Fun
Learn as you go while playing this very old and very common musical instrument solo and in ensemble.
Evening courses start Sept. 19 and run from 6:45 to 8:45 in the Wishcamper center on the Portland campus of USM. Classes cost $50 for OLLI members. FMI, or to register, contact the OLLI office at 780-4406, or check the Fall catalog.