The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Clemson University will host its Back to OLLI Fall Reception on Tuesday, September 2, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Clemson University offers more than 200 courses and activities for adults age 50 and older.

CLEMSON — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Clemson University will host its Back to OLLI Fall Reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.

The free public event will feature refreshments, live music by local artist Rob Seel and opportunities to meet OLLI instructors and members. OLLI is located in Patrick Square in the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center, 100 Thomas Green Boulevard, Clemson.

OLLI at Clemson offers lectures, courses, excursions and social events to adults age 50 and older, as well as access to Clemson events and resources. The organization has nearly 1,000 members and offers more than 200 courses and activities each year in interest areas including technology, fine arts, culture, travel, nature and fitness, among others.

“OLLI was formed so seasoned adults can continue the joy of learning and building community,” said OLLI at Clemson Director Julie Vidotto. “The OLLI program provides opportunities for Upstate adults to gain knowledge and expertise in a variety of academic and recreational pursuits that match participants’ interests and way of life.”

The institute is also hosting a New and Returning Member Orientation from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. prior to the reception.

OLLI at Clemson offers more than 200 lectures, courses, excursions and social events to adults ages 50 and older, as well as access to Clemson events and resources.

OLLI at Clemson offers lectures, courses, excursions and social events, as well as access to Clemson events and resources.

During the open house and orientation, donations of shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, face and hand lotion, soap, combs, dish liquid and toilet paper will be accepted to supplement the Senior Food Box Project at Clemson Community Care, Vidotto said.

OLLI at Clemson is supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation, a San Francisco-based organization that seeks to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts. The foundation supports 117 OLLI organizations in the United States, all of which are associated with major colleges.

The OLLI program is part of the university’s parks, recreation and tourism management department. For more information about this event or the program, visit www.clemson.edu/OLLI or contact OLLI at 864-633-5242 or olli@clemson.edu.

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