Second Annual hOLLIday Celebration


NOV. 28, 2016

Second Annual hOLLIday Celebration

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 28, 2016- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Louisiana State University (OLLI at LSU) Lagniappe Chapter is to host its second annual hOLLIday Celebration on Friday Dec. 9, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The festivities will take place at the Conference Center at First United Methodist Church, which is located at 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, La.

“You’re never too old to learn,” says Joanne Johnson, OLLI at LSU program manager. The OLLI program offers mature adults, ages 50 and over, the opportunity to open and enhance their minds, without the worry of homework and tests. Annual OLLI events, including the hOLLIday Celebration, enable potential members to dip their toes into the OLLI at LSU experience without the fear of committing to a yearly membership,” Johnson explains.

All Lagniappe Chapter members are welcome to partake in the activities and celebration. A panel of judges will run a “best finger-food dish” contest for guests who bring a dish to share, along with their recipe. Guests are also encouraged to wear their tackiest holiday sweater. Both contest winners will receive the prize of a free OLLI at LSU course. The OLLI program also took this opportunity to offer many door prizes to individuals that attend including early registries and non-members.


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In addition to friendly competitions and prizes, the hOLLIday Celebration will honor five instructors who have been teaching OLLI at LSU courses for 15 years or more: Thomas Beard, Jim Bolner, Sr., Henry Bradsher, James Hardy, and Trudi Myers. Special guest speaker, LSU Professor and OLLI at LSU instructor, Max Conrad will discuss his upcoming trip to Brazil with LSU’s Academic Programs Abroad.

Event-goers will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Saints Alive Choir’s live performance.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Louisiana State University (OLLI at LSU) is one of a network of 119 university-affiliated lifelong learning programs supported by The Bernard Osher Foundation. We offer non-credit educational programs specifically developed for adults ages 50 and older; university connection and university support; robust volunteer leadership and sound organizational structure; and a diverse repertoire of intellectually stimulating courses and opportunities.As a vibrant, member-advised community of lifelong learners, our mission is to foster lifelong learning and individual growth for learners ages 50 and over by creating intellectually stimulating learning opportunities that enrich lives.


Nicole Johnson


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