By Jacki Fogarty
OLLI at Granite State College (GSC) is halfway through an ambitious Spring Class schedule for local seniors making this semester the best one yet for folks over age 50. About 1/3 of the 217 courses offered in our four sites (Concord, Manchester, Seacoast and Conway) are offered in the Concord area, mostly on the GSC campus. With the advent of Spring, many classes are in the form of field trips and hikes.
Coming up in early May is From Bell to Broadband: 133 Years of Telephone History which is a tour of the New Hampshire Telephone Museum in Warner. Laura French and Paul Violette will lead the OLLI class through the exhibits of over 1,000 telephone-related artifacts while educating them about the real story of the invention. This tour, like all OLLI classes, is open to members and nonmembers over age 50.
Other local courses coming up in the next month with seats available include a hands-on workshop in Acrylic Painting, three literary offerings – Chaucer’s Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Two Novels by New Hampshire Authors, a discussion of Bobcats in New Hampshire and two wellness-focused courses – Tai Chi and Becoming a More Vibrant Healthier You.
Join your neighbors and friends at an OLLI class, tour or other event. You can find more information about joining OLLI, or attending a class either as a nonmember or a member (with a $20 discount!) on the OLLI website, olli.granite.edu. OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, is committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective, nonacademic education to adults over age 50.