News and Information for Osher Members

March 2 - 6
Week Eight - Winter

Monday, March 2

  • One-Session Course: Cornelius Vanderbilt, the First Tycoon and the Shaping of Modern Capitalism, presented by Bill Schwappacher in Classroom #1 at 11:15am

Thursday, MArch 5, 12:15 – 1:30pm

  • Pfaudler Lecture Series: The Circles God Draws, presented by Ruth Scott, author, in Classroom #3/4


Planning Ahead

Monday, March 9th, 11:15am – 12:45pm

  • One-Session: Survey of Health Care Investments, by Bill Hosley in Classroom #1

Thursday, March 12th, 12:15 1:30pm

  • Pfaudler Lecture Series: Artful Commentary: Political Cartoons as Social Critique  by Elaine K. Miller in Classroom #3/4

Monday, March 16th – 20th

  • Spring catalogs will be available for pick-up at Osher.

Saturday, March 21st, 10 – 11:30am

  • Course Preview Event: Bring a friend and join us as we introduce potential members to our Osher program for weekdays and for our new evening program.


Important to Know:

  • Ride-share Board: Need a ride to Osher? Can you provide rides for other members? Let staff know and we can post the info on our Ride-share Board, located in the hallway by the copier room.
  • Add / Drop Forms: Members can add or drop a class at any time during the term by filling out an Add/Drop form, found on the table in the lobby by the bulletin boards near the women’s restroom, and also in the new bins just inside the door of each classroom.
  • Osher Calendar is Online: All Osher meetings, term dates, one-sessions, Pfaudlers, and more events are always current on our online calendar at
  • In Case of Emergency: Please note that Emergency Action instruction signs are posted throughout the building, including in each classroom. If needed, an AED is located in the kitchen near the closet doors.
  • Housekeeping: Please silence your cell phones & cover your coffee cups! At the request of Rivers Run, please do not park in front of their main entrance, and take your lunch break in the Osher-designated area of the dining room (the tables without tablecloths). Please be considerate and don’t use the chairs reserved for the mobility-impaired members who need them. Thank you!


W07T - The Erie Canal: Clinton’s Ditch and Beyond
- Current Events
W13T - America in the Gilded Age
W16T - The New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group
W18T - Rivers Run Through Us: Great American Waterways
W24W - Understanding the Human Brain
W33Th - You Be the Critic: A Film Discussion Group
W35Th - Silents, Please