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May 21, 2015

Manhattan’s Osher Lifelong Learning 2015 summer program

Submitted by Charlene Brownson

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has teamed up with Kansas State University to bring to the Manhattan area the diverse content, innovative learning opportunities, and quality faculty that promote lifelong learning in the community. The program in Manhattan is coordinated by UFM Community Learning Center.

The Osher Institute at the University of Kansas offers courses for participants age 50 and older that focus on the joy of learning. Instructors are carefully selected for their expertise, a passion for the topic and a love of teaching. Courses meet weekly for two hours over a three-week period and require no homework, out-of-class preparation or testing.

To enroll, call the institute toll-free 877-404-5823 or 785-864-5823.

Summer 2015 Osher schedule Manhattan classes:

1. The Magic of Storytelling with Sally Bailey from 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, June 11, 18 and 25.

2. The History of Rock 'n' Roll with Steven Maxwell from 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, July 9, 16 and 23.

3. The Movies You Didn't See: The Who, What, and Why of Censorship with Eric Monder from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 14, 21 and 28.

4. Prisoners of War in Kansas during World War II with Lowell May from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, July 6, 13 and 20.

Osher special events in Manhattan:

1. Bus trip to Concordia to the WWII POW Camp Museum and Orphan Train Museums will be Friday, July 24.

2. Bus trip to Kansas City for a Kauffman Center tour and WW I Museum and Monument will be Friday, June 19.

3. Storytelling Concert will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Meadowlark Hills Community Room. It is a free event.