USM expands OLLI's spring classes

USM expands OLLI's spring classes

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Southern Mississippi will soon embark on the largest spring semester in its 23 year history. OLLI will be offering 137 classes, seminars, field trips and special events during the spring semester.

OLLI offers programming geared toward individuals 50 years of age or older, with any level of education, working or retired. The premise behind OLLI is that learning at any age is fun and a great way to keep mind, body and, spirit healthy. All offerings are presented in a relaxed atmosphere with break time to socialize.

The spring schedule will feature many classes and seminars returning by popular demand. These returning programs include Tai Chi Easy, Yoga, cooking, computer classes, pottery, drawing and many other diverse subjects. New classes and seminars will deal with caring for your pets; Classical Greek Literature; World Religions; Wines of the Southern Hemisphere, jewelry making, Golden Age of American Popular Music; Mystery Dinner Theater, and many more.

Also on the schedule will be interesting and fun field trips. The trip list includes Restaurant Hopping in New Orleans and a trip to the Stennis Space Center. A special series of seminars carries the '60s theme "The '60s: music; the space race; and other topics for that era, highlighted by a field trip to Elvis Presley's home, Graceland in Memphis.