Arsht Hall on Pennsylvania Avenue is the home of the Wilmington Osher Lifelong Learning program. An open house will be held July 28.

Lifelong learning registration, open houses

Osher Lifelong Learning programs offer classes statewide for those 50-plus


8:50 a.m., July 24, 2014--Registration is going on now at all three of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at the University of Delaware.

Located in Wilmington, Dover, Lewes and, starting this fall, in Ocean View, the programs are for adults 50 and older and feature classes created and taught by members for members with no tests, grades or papers.

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Classes start in September. Members, numbering over 2,700 at the three locations, come from different educational backgrounds and all walks of life, attending from all parts of Delaware, as well as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.

Members can get involved in art, history, languages, literature, science and much more when they select from a wide variety of courses and activities. This fall features many new classes in addition to the return of some old favorites.

Two Osher open houses are planned for the summer.  The community is invited to join the Wilmington program on Monday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Arsht Hall, 2700 Pennsylvania Avenue. 

Those who attend will have an opportunity to experience sample classes, tours and refreshments along with musical entertainment. All first-time members who register at the Wilmington open house are eligible to win free membership for the fall semester.

The Dover program will host an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m.-noon, at its location at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Avenue. Guests will have the chance to meet the instructors and fellow students, visit classrooms and enjoy light refreshments.

Fall catalogs for the programs can be found online and more information is available by calling 302-831-7600.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Wilmington meets at Arsht Hall on UD’s Wilmington Campus, 2700 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Dover program is housed at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Avenue. The Lewes program makes its home at the Fred Thomas Building, 520 Dupont Avenue and also holds classes at the Ocean View Town Hall and Community Center, 32 West Avenue.

Photos by Karl Leck and Kathy F. Atkinson

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