Registration for OLLI Fall Courses Open Through Aug. 29

What: Fall registration for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) adult education courses for seniors ages 50 and older

When: Registration is now through Aug. 29 and fall classes begin Sept. 8

Where: Miners Hall, Suite 209, or online at

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Texas at El Paso offers adult education classes for seniors ages 50 and older. Registration for the fall classes continues through Aug. 29, with the first session of classes starting Sept. 8 and the second session beginning Oct. 27. Classes are six weeks long.

OLLI is “the school for your second 50 years,” where participants can come and meet new people while engaging in learning, activities and lively discussions. During the fall 2014 session, more than 50 classes will be offered in the categories of Arts and Hands-on; Body, Mind and Spirit; Current Events; History; Languages; Literature; Music; Philosophy; Religion; and Writing. There are no exams or homework.

A lifetime membership to OLLI is $25. Enrollment is $60 for as many courses as desired during the six-week semester and includes a parking permit for the Sun Bowl Parking Garage. Some individual courses have an additional enrollment fee. Register by Friday, Aug. 29 to ensure classes have sufficient interest to be offered and to avoid a $25 late registration fee.

Enrolled members will receive an identification card entitling them to reduced admission fees for UTEP theater and music events, and members may acquire a University Library Community User Card valid for the semester. Members who enroll by Tuesday, Aug. 26 will receive their schedule and parking permit in the mail.

Some of the fall’s course offerings are “Not Your Grandmas’ Crochet,” where participants will create six unique, crocheted gifts; “Longevity Breathing” where practical methods for beneficial breathing patterns will be explored; “Extraordinary Women in Literature and Cinema” that covers the biographies of the Bronte sisters, Agatha Christie, Frida Kahlo and Vivien Leigh alongside beautiful movies; Spanish and Italian classes; photography; and “Writing Your Memoirs.”

To kick off the fall semester, OLLI is having a back-to-school bash for its members from 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in Miners Hall, Suite 209. Members are invited to come and celebrate the beginning of the 2014-15 school year with OLLI friends and bring a treat to share.

Members and people interested in becoming OLLI members will be able to register for classes during the bash, but they are strongly urged to register early to ensure they receive the classes they want. A few classes have already filled up, but if there is enough interest, OLLI may be able to offer them during the spring session.

For registration or to request a complete course schedule, call or come by in person 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or inquire by mail or online.

Phone: 915-747-6280 or 915-747-8848

In Person: Visit Miners Hall, Suite 209, 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Park for free at the Sun Bowl Garage Visitor’s Area by bringing in the parking stub for validation.

Mail: Write to OLLI at UTEP, Miners Hall Suite 209, 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX 79968

Online: Visit OLLI’s website at The fall catalog is currently available online.