College for Seniors Registration Opens December 3 at OLLI
Wed, 11/20/2013 - 10:59am
The nationally renowned College for Seniors will open registration for its new winter semester courses on December 3, in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The College for Seniors courses are offered by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.
The winter semester courses begin January 13, and the lineup contains new offerings and popular favorites, skills courses, and serious academic exploration. No tests or grades are given. Registration forms may be mailed to the Reuter Center; preferential registration is given to those who come to the Reuter Center in person beginning December 3. The course catalog is available online at olliasheville.com/courses.
History buffs can choose between offerings like “The Amazing Maya,” “History of Buncombe County,” and “Bloomers & Suffragists: The Early Struggle for Woman’s Rights.’ In “Southern Belles for Mountain Gardens,” participants will learn how to select, grow, and enjoy the blooming woody plants – shrubs, vines, and small trees—that star in mountain gardens across the growing season.
Award-winning novelist Cynthia Drew will teach a course in writing fiction. Other course subjects include: “Asheville in Black and White: The History of Race and Race Relations in the City of Asheville,” “Yin Yoga,” “Beginning Spanish,” “Oceanography,” “Beginning Knitting,” “Understanding Real Estate Transactions,” and “The World of Hawthorne’s Tales.” “Let’s Dance Latin!” will teach the steps to salsa, merengue, and the romantic bolero.
In-person registration for College for Seniors courses begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, December 3; the doors to UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center will open at 7:30 a.m. The cost for College for Seniors courses is $90 for an initial registration of up to three courses. Add/drop begins December 17, at which time participants may add additional courses at no additional cost. Students must also pay the OLLI membership fee of $60. Membership benefits include a campus parking permit, access to the university library, discounts on special events and more.
For more information or to register, call 828.251.6140 or olliasheville.com.