OLLI Wilmington at the University of Delaware

OLLI Wilmington at the University of Delaware Osher Lifelong Learning at UD in Wilmington is an adult learning cooperative with over 2,600 members, including more than 260 volunteer instructors.
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Come discover OLLI Online this spring! The Spring 2021 Catalog is now available! Don't miss our new "Day by Day" printab...
12/15/2020

Come discover OLLI Online this spring! The Spring 2021 Catalog is now available! Don't miss our new "Day by Day" printable schedule for easy reference when selecting classes!
https://www.olli.udel.edu/online/courses

Congratulations to Joe Sebastiani of the Delaware Nature Society, one of UD OLLI Online's community partnerships! Joe ha...
11/17/2020
2020 Friends of Extension | College of Agriculture & Natural Resources | University of Delaware

Congratulations to Joe Sebastiani of the Delaware Nature Society, one of UD OLLI Online's community partnerships! Joe has been an instructor for our popular "Nature in Autumn" class this fall (in partnership with DNS) and we are very proud of his accomplishments! Congratulations, Joe!

The Friends of Extension Awards were presented during a virtual ceremony on Oct. 29, 2020. University of Delaware Cooperative Extension honored Joe Sebastiani, the Delaware 4-H Foundation, Delaware Division of Libraries and the Ritter family.

Registration opened today for our 2nd 5 week session!  Come see what you are missing!
10/05/2020
Registration Process | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Registration opened today for our 2nd 5 week session! Come see what you are missing!

Second 5-week session takes place October 20-November 24 Drop/add, late registration — available Oct. 5-27  Available starting at 10 a.m., October 5 through 4 p.m. on October 27 for the second 5-week session only. Drop/Add Requests – CLICK HERE — To drop or add your existing course selection...

09/01/2020
Wilmington Drama League

Sending a huge shoutout to OLLI staff member Jenna Ford as she was recently awarded the Wilmington Drama League's 2020 Judge Brammar Award for Years of Exemplary Service. Congratulations, Jenna! 👏👏

Please join us in congratulating to our 2020 Wilmington Drama League Award Winners!
Our Winner for the 2020 Bob Evans Award for Outstanding Youth Achievement is Catherine Enslen . Cat is a rising senior at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington and has been performing and directing (among her many other roles), as well as serving in leadership roles on both the mainstage and Chrysalis boards, since she was nine years old! Cat is so grateful that WDL has given her a safe place to grow, learn and prosper and has adopted a love and appreciation for every aspect of theatre during her time here.
Our winners of the 2020 Judge Brammar Award for Years of Exemplary Service are Jenna Ford and Jeff Cook. Jenna has been involved with WDL for the past ten years both off and onstage as a director, actor, costume designer and marketing and is currently Secretary on the Board of Directors of WDL. Jeff Cook has been involved at WDL for many years as both our lead set builder and designer as well as a strong community leader and service supporter. We have been very fortunate to have him join our board of directors this year as the V.P. of Facilities. Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners!

Reminder! Registration for UD OLLI Online's fall semester closes today, Aug. 28, at midnight! Classes begin on Tuesday, ...
08/28/2020
UD OLLI Online - FALL 2020

Reminder! Registration for UD OLLI Online's fall semester closes today, Aug. 28, at midnight! Classes begin on Tuesday, September 8th. We can't wait to see you!
🔗 https://www.pcsreg.com/fall-online

OLLI is 100% online this fall! Our virtual OLLI classrooms will bring together lifelong learners from across Delaware and immediate surroundings to experience the benefits of lifelong learning at home and connect with a vibrant community of adult learners age 50-plus at the OLLI Wilmington and OLLI....

🐾 In honor of #NationalDogDay, the staff at UD PCS and OLLI would like to thank our MANY faithful dogs while they keep u...
08/26/2020

🐾 In honor of #NationalDogDay, the staff at UD PCS and OLLI would like to thank our MANY faithful dogs while they keep us company as we continue to work from home! 💙 💛

Our registration servers are up and running. Thank you all for your patience!https://www.pcsreg.com/fall-online
08/19/2020
UD OLLI Online - FALL 2020

Our registration servers are up and running. Thank you all for your patience!
https://www.pcsreg.com/fall-online

OLLI is 100% online this fall! Our virtual OLLI classrooms will bring together lifelong learners from across Delaware and immediate surroundings to experience the benefits of lifelong learning at home and connect with a vibrant community of adult learners age 50-plus at the OLLI Wilmington and OLLI....

UD OLLI Online registration launch rescheduled!Dear UD OLLI members and community, thanks for your interest in the Fall ...
08/18/2020
UD OLLI Online - FALL 2020

UD OLLI Online registration launch rescheduled!
Dear UD OLLI members and community, thanks for your interest in the Fall 2020 UD OLLI Online program! Our online registration launch has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 19 at 10 a.m. Please visit the website to review the online catalog and take advantage of free Zoom training.
https://www.pcsreg.com/fall-online

OLLI is 100% online this fall! Our virtual OLLI classrooms will bring together lifelong learners from across Delaware and immediate surroundings to experience the benefits of lifelong learning at home and connect with a vibrant community of adult learners age 50-plus at the OLLI Wilmington and OLLI....

Did you know that last fall OLLI Wilmington became the first OLLI program in the country to start a Ben Franklin Circle ...
07/25/2020
Osher's Ben Franklin Circle | UDaily

Did you know that last fall OLLI Wilmington became the first OLLI program in the country to start a Ben Franklin Circle discussion group, modeled after Benjamin Franklin's 18th century conversation club focused on civility and mutual self-improvement?

The 18th century conversation club brought to the 21st century for lifelong learning

Friends of Goodstay Gardens
06/23/2020

Friends of Goodstay Gardens

We're thinking of you, OLLI friends! Hang in there a bit longer and enjoy your online classes this fall. You can still visit the garden, though. Stop by!

Our Abstract Art Workshop class shared their final assignment of the spring semester entitled "Bridges". Instructors are...
06/03/2020

Our Abstract Art Workshop class shared their final assignment of the spring semester entitled "Bridges". Instructors are Eric Sallee and Jag Deshpande.

05/15/2020
Friends of Goodstay Gardens

A view of the lovely peonies in the Goodstay Gardens!

Another beautiful breezy day for this tree peony...

We all have to eat, but sometimes making the same dishes week after week becomes a bit boring for both the cook and the ...
05/12/2020

We all have to eat, but sometimes making the same dishes week after week becomes a bit boring for both the cook and the consumers! Every week we will be posting a different theme of recipes, submitted by our members and staff! This week's theme is BREAKFAST, BREADS and ROLLS! Which recipe do you want to make first?

So let’s share recipes with one another! Preparing tried and true favorites from one another is a lovely way to expand our cooking repertoires while connecting with fellow OLLI members.

Be sure not to miss the fantastic third webinar in the series from Master Players Concert Series! This week will feature...
05/07/2020

Be sure not to miss the fantastic third webinar in the series from Master Players Concert Series! This week will feature preeminent cellist Zlatomir Fung, first prize winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Cello Division. Make sure to register using the link below and join this Saturday at 3 PM! https://udel.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G_BUdnzsTQyKX8inLHn1gA

Another successful Backstage Pass Online webinar this past Saturday with UD alum and Swingles member Jon Smith! We're excited to keep going this week with our third webinar in the series. This week we will feature preeminent cellist Zlatomir Fung, first prize winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Cello Division. Make sure you register using the link below and join us this Saturday at 3 PM! https://udel.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G_BUdnzsTQyKX8inLHn1gA

We all have to eat, but sometimes making the same dishes week after week becomes a bit boring for both the cook and the ...
05/05/2020

We all have to eat, but sometimes making the same dishes week after week becomes a bit boring for both the cook and the consumers! Every week we will be posting a different theme of recipes, submitted by our members and staff! This week's theme is ENTREES! Which recipe do you want to make first?

So let’s share recipes with one another! Preparing tried and true favorites from one another is a lovely way to expand our cooking repertoires while connecting with fellow OLLI members.

Our art classes are still as busy as ever working on their projects remotely. Our Abstract Art Workshop class shared the...
05/04/2020

Our art classes are still as busy as ever working on their projects remotely. Our Abstract Art Workshop class shared their latest assignment entitled "Reflections". Instructors are Eric Sallee and Jag Deshpande.

We all have to eat, but sometimes making the same dishes week after week becomes a bit boring for both the cook and the ...
04/28/2020

We all have to eat, but sometimes making the same dishes week after week becomes a bit boring for both the cook and the consumers! Every week we will be posting a different theme of recipes, submitted by our members and staff! This week's theme is SOUPS AND SALADS! Which recipe do you want to make first?

So let’s share recipes with one another! Preparing tried and true favorites from one another is a lovely way to expand our cooking repertoires while connecting with fellow OLLI members.

Don't miss the first Backstage Pass Webinar TOMORROW from the Master Players Concert Series! The inaugural event is "The...
04/24/2020
Master Players Concert Series

Don't miss the first Backstage Pass Webinar TOMORROW from the Master Players Concert Series! The inaugural event is "The Mountains Are Calling, Again" with Master Players Artistic Director Xiang Gao. The event is FREE as well. Just make sure to register using this link!
https://udel.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G180D5pNSi2jlXbip0wJKw?fbclid=IwAR0JEtoqHjy1kCmt4DptyGayLX4FSlw2YyLrY86_deSOhghyx7lVolj3IqQ

Tomorrow is our first Backstage Pass Webinar! The inaugural event is "The Mountains Are Calling, Again" with Master Players Artistic Director Xiang Gao. There will be performances with intermittent conversations about future online concerts and the multimedia and technological advances we will be using for our productions on stage and screen. The event is FREE as well. Just make sure to register using this link and we'll see you there! https://udel.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G180D5pNSi2jlXbip0wJKw

Happy Earth Day from OLLI Wilmington!
04/22/2020
Earth Day 2020 | UDaily

Happy Earth Day from OLLI Wilmington!

Seven UD researchers have suggestions for Earth Day's 50th anniversary

We all have to eat, but sometimes making the same dishes week after week becomes a bit boring for both the cook and the ...
04/20/2020

We all have to eat, but sometimes making the same dishes week after week becomes a bit boring for both the cook and the consumers! Every Monday we will be posting a different theme of recipes, submitted by our members and staff! This week's theme is APPETIZERS and BEVERAGES! Which recipe do you want to make first?

So let’s share recipes with one another! Preparing tried and true favorites from one another is a lovely way to expand our cooking repertoires while connecting with fellow OLLI members.

Springtime has definitely arrived in the Goodstay Gardens! Did you ever take a walk in the gardens between OLLI classes?
04/16/2020

Springtime has definitely arrived in the Goodstay Gardens! Did you ever take a walk in the gardens between OLLI classes?

What a difference a week can make!

Our art classes are still as busy as ever working on their projects remotely. Our Abstract Art Workshop: Intermediate cl...
04/14/2020

Our art classes are still as busy as ever working on their projects remotely. Our Abstract Art Workshop: Intermediate class shared their latest assignment entitled "Found Objects". Instructors are Eric Sallee and Jag Deshpande.

COVID Chronicles Delaware is an initiative of the Delaware History Society, asking Delawareans to reflect on their exper...
04/14/2020
COVID Chronicles Delaware

COVID Chronicles Delaware is an initiative of the Delaware History Society, asking Delawareans to reflect on their experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic and capture them through writing, art, image, or song. All submissions will become part of the permanent Delaware Historical Society digital collection to serve individually and collectively as primary sources for future generations.

You are the Primary Source. Have you ever asked a relative about their experience in World War II? Are you holding onto your grandmother, or even great-grandmother's wedding dress? History happens all around us, in moments both big and small.

Please enjoy the latest from the "Ikebana: The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging" Home Edition. This project is titled "B...
04/08/2020

Please enjoy the latest from the "Ikebana: The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging" Home Edition.
This project is titled "Branches Only". The instructor is Sima Sariaslani.

04/06/2020
Connect with Art from Home : Delaware Art Museum

Explore the beauty of one of our off-site partners, The Delaware Art Museum. They may be closed, but the their mission remains the same – to connect people to art! Here are some ways you can virtually connect with the Museum’s collection, be creative, and enjoy the arts from your home.

Your Virtual Museum We may be closed, but the Delaware Art Museum’s mission remains the same – to connect people to art! Here are some ways you can virtually connect with the Museum’s collection, be creative, and enjoy the arts from your home. Visit the Collection Take a closer look at a work ...

We miss our friends in the Goodstay Gardens as well!  Here is a view today of Arsht Hall among the blooming magnolias!
03/31/2020

We miss our friends in the Goodstay Gardens as well! Here is a view today of Arsht Hall among the blooming magnolias!

We're missing our friends at OLLI this season~ it's awfully quiet around here! We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

Our art classes are still as busy as ever working on their projects remotely.  Our Abstract Art Workshop: Intermediate c...
03/30/2020

Our art classes are still as busy as ever working on their projects remotely. Our Abstract Art Workshop: Intermediate class shared their latest assignment entitled "Multiple People". Instructors are Eric Sallee and Jag Deshpande.

Here's a peek of our OLLI staffers during a staff meeting today! We are all still hard at work (although remotely from o...
03/26/2020

Here's a peek of our OLLI staffers during a staff meeting today! We are all still hard at work (although remotely from our homes). Can you name all the staff members pictured?

Our Adventures in Watercolor class had been working hard preparing for their early semester Art Exhibit in Arsht Hall.  ...
03/24/2020

Our Adventures in Watercolor class had been working hard preparing for their early semester Art Exhibit in Arsht Hall. However, the show must go on and we have created this VIRTUAL ART EXHIBIT of their work for your enjoyment!

Although OLLI classes have been put on hold for now, some members have been continuing to work with their instructors re...
03/23/2020

Although OLLI classes have been put on hold for now, some members have been continuing to work with their instructors remotely. Please enjoy the latest from the "Ikebana: The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging" Home Edition. The instructor is Sima Sariaslani.

03/20/2020
OLLI Rock Band!

Please enjoy our OLLI Rock Band performance from last fall!! Have you attended any of the lobby concerts at OLLI? What has been your favorite?

03/19/2020
Friends of Goodstay Gardens

Even though we are now away from Arsht Hall, here's a way to keep an eye on our beautiful Goodstay Gardens from your home! The Magnolia Walk is almost in bloom!

Goodstay is a historic Tudor-style garden located on the grounds of the University of Delaware's Goodstay Center at 2600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington. Come visit!

Have you taken Bill Jones's great OLLI class on National Parks? The Parks are simply amazing treasures of our country an...
03/19/2020
Explore The Hidden Worlds of our National Parks

Have you taken Bill Jones's great OLLI class on National Parks? The Parks are simply amazing treasures of our country and now you can take a tour online. Check out this fantastic video series:

Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go in stunning 360° video.

DID YOU KNOW? Our region will soon host migratory Osprey coming back to nest and raise their young. No international tra...
03/17/2020
Osprey Cam at Blackwater NWR

DID YOU KNOW? Our region will soon host migratory Osprey coming back to nest and raise their young. No international travel ban for them! Many come to the Chesapeake Bay region from South America. Several organizations sponsor live webcams where you can watch them build their nests and raise their chicks. The pairs are due back at their established nesting sites around St. Patrick's day every year.

Osprey Cam at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, Maryland

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