News and Information for Osher Members

November 17-21
Week 10

Winter Break: November 22 – January 1

Pfaudler Lecture Series: Memoirs
Thursday, November 20th, 12:15 – 1:30pm in Classroom #3/4
Presented by Carol Samuel, Osher member

Winter Catalogs Are Here!
Monday-Friday, November 17th – 21st
"Save a Buck, Pick It Up!" Get your copy from the table in the lobby. If your membership has expired, you will see a “Renew” sticker on your catalog. You must renew before registering for courses on 12/16. We will mail out any catalogs that aren’t picked up by this Friday.

Planning Ahead

PowerPoint 101 Course
Tuesday, December 2nd, 11am & 1:45pm (2 sessions) in Classroom #1
Nita Genova and assistants will be offering a one-on-one, hands-on PowerPoint for Beginners course. If you have a laptop, bring it. Laptops will be available for members without regular access to one. Windows and Mac environments will be covered.  Advance signup is required – forms are available under the screen in the lounge.  Please contact Nita <> or Julian Thomas <> for more information.

Winter Course Preview
Thursday, December 11th at 10am
If you have friends who have been thinking about joining Osher, this preview is the perfect venue to peak their interest and encourage them to join. See the ad on the Osher website and in the catalog for details.

Spring Course Proposals Due                                           
Monday, January 19th

Reserved Seating for Mobility-Impaired Members
If you are sitting in a seat designated for wheel chairs or walkers, and someone with a walker or wheelchair comes into class, you MUST move and give your seat to them, as per the Osher Emergency Action Plan. Please be safety conscious and considerate of our mobility-impaired members!

Always remember to cap your cup and silence your cell phone!!

Sniffling, Sneezing, Coughing, Aching, Stuffy Head, Fever?!
If you’re sick, please stay home until you are fully recovered to keep from infecting others. And consider getting a flu shot if you haven’t already. Stay healthy everyone!

Did You Know???
There’s a Lost and Found box in the kitchen next to the file cabinet filled with cups, notebooks, binders, glasses, and other lost items. Check it—you may find something that belongs to you!

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.


F04: Current Events

F12: Events that Changed History
F17: Geography Matters in the 21st Century
F19: You Be the Critic: A Film Discussion Group
F23: The New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group
F24: Poetic Visions (session I)

F26: Magnificent Mathematics
F30: Health Care Policy in Four European Countries and the U.S.
F31: The History of New Netherlands and the Colony of New York
F32: Presidential Leadership: The Modern Era, 1912–1960
F33: Shakespeare’s Macbeth
F37: How to Listen to and Understand Great Music

F39: Great Museums of America: Five Museums Along the East Coast Amtrak Line
F40: Life and Times of Michael K and Disgrace, both by J. M. Coetzee (session I)
F42: World War I, "The Great War"
F43: From Vladimir Lenin to Vladimir Putin: Communist Russia, 1917 to the Present

F49: The Skeptic’s Guide to American History: Part I

None! (for now)