Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Evening Classes Now Available


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.

OLLI Online Registration Website & Instructions

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OLLI Online Registration Website & InstructionsPosted November 14, 2014 

It's here!  The OLLI Online registration system is ready!  Starting November 17, current OLLI members can get into the system, create their account and add their $0 2014-2015 membership.  Doing this ahead of time is not necessary but will speed up the online class registration that will open on December 1st at 10 am.

Enroll/Register here


If you need assistance, here is a step-by-step set of instructions on how to set-up your online account for OLLI's new registration system.  It also explains how to add your current membership to the system so the database knows you are a current 2014-2015 OLLI member.

Step-by-step account creation