Osher at RIT hosts preview session for winter term classes Jan. 5

Thinkers ages 50 and beyond are welcome to join member-led organization

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People never outgrow the sheer joy of learning something new. That’s why the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology is offering a sneak peek of winter term classes for thinkers ages 50 and beyond.

Registration for the 2017 winter term begins Dec. 13. Osher will hold the preview session for winter classes from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 5, at the Athenaeum Building, 50 Fairwood Drive, Henrietta.

Curious minds who live in the Greater Rochester area will be able to explore 46 courses and programs, ranging from history and literature to science and music, this winter at the lifelong learning institute.

The preview will introduce attendees to the center and provide highlights from a few of the winter courses. New courses this winter, include “The Making of the President: 2016” and “Classic Sci Fi Films: 1951–1956,” among others. The full winter catalogue is now online.

Osher will also feature guest speakers for the Pfaudler Lecture Series, including retired Democrat & Chronicle senior editor Jim Memmott, discussing “Remarkable Rochesterians: Bringing to Light Some of the Well and Not-so-well Known,” and Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, discussing “Monroe County Priorities for the 55-Plus Population.”

Following the preview, attendees can tour the facility; meet with course leaders, current members and staff; and receive help with the registration process for the 2017 winter term, which runs Jan. 9 through March 17. Light refreshments will be served.

Other perks in Osher membership include lectures and social events, travel, tours, field trips, an RIT Student Identification card to use at campus events and access to audiology services at RIT’s libraries. More information about full membership and benefits can be found at rit.edu/osher.

Reservations for the Jan. 5 preview session are encouraged. Call 585-292-8989 to reserve a spot or email osher@rit.edu.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology is a membership-led organization that stimulates minds and forges friendships among people ages 50 and older who live in Greater Rochester. The organization was founded in 1987 as The Athenaeum, an affiliate of RIT. In 2006, it became an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, joining a growing national network of more than 100 university-based centers.