OLLI At UVM

Welcome to OLLI at UVM!

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at UVM is a community of adult learners who enjoy year-round courses and events that are diverse, interesting, fun, and affordable. Becoming a member of OLLI at UVM gives you a significant discount on courses, access to members-only seminars with engaging speakers, and exclusive benefits. OLLI at UVM is a self-sustaining organization supported by membership and course fees and a volunteer advisory board.

OLLI at UVM joins 124 colleges and universities in the United States that provide life-long learning opportunities to 50+ adults. Go to the Osher Foundation website for more information.

Current OLLI Course Listing (subject to change)

Winter/Spring Registration Opens in December

OLLI online courses will be offered over ZOOM via web browser unless otherwise noted (internet connection required). Instructions on how to join your class will be provided one week prior to start of class. Live auto-captioning available. All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.

OLLI at UVM Members enjoy a minimum discount of 50% on all courses, which is reflected in the Member prices. It’s easy to become a member/renew your membership each semester! Register for your OLLI semester membership when you sign up for classes each semester! You can register yourself online once per semester. Any additional classes you want to add/register for, you will need to contact our office for assistance – please call 802-656-5817.

Should you have any questions please contact Customer Relations at 1-802-656-5817 or uvmolli@uvm.edu. We would be happy to assist you.

OLLI at UVM Course Terms and Conditions
*Please click on Terms/Conditions link for important information*

PLEASE NOTE: Registration closes one day before the start date.

Helpful ZOOM Guidelines. (PDF, opens in a new window)

Health/Safety Guidelines:

UVM sponsored non-credit functions/activities/offerings, whether held at UVM or at a non-UVM facility or location, are governed by the same health and safety policies. As such, UVM expects event participants, visitors and guests will be vaccinated. Masks are required to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status. If you are outdoors, you are invited to mask up if you are in close proximity to others or in a large group. If this event is taking place at a non-UVM venue, consideration must be given to the requirements of the host site and the more stringent requirements will apply. UVM’s current face covering guidance can be found here.

Winter/Spring Classes

Winter/Spring Registration Opens in December

Featuring:
4 Online Distinguished Speaker Series
Additional Online & In-Person Classes

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OLLI at UVM Online Distinguished Speaker Series

Join us this Winter for 4 lively and informative online presentations on historical, timely, and relevant topics.

Save Over 50% when you sign up for all four lectures!

Each of the Distinguished Speaker lectures is assigned a unique ZOOM link. You will receive the ZOOM link on the morning of the lecture.

  • All payments are final; no refunds will be issued
  • Must register by 1/28/22 to receive the $20 Series Special for all 4 lectures
  • Registration for individual lectures will close on the Monday before that lecture date or when capacity is reached

Refugees and Immigrants in Vermont 💻

with Pablo Bose, UVM’s Migration and Immigration Scholar; Director of Global and Regional Studies
Wednesday, February 2, 1-2 pm ET
Series Special: All four lectures: $20
Individual lectures: $10
Refugees have been arriving in Vermont for over forty years. They have helped to transform towns like Burlington and Winooski in multiple ways. But the program has been undergoing profound changes over the past five years – first the deep cuts of the Trump years meant that far fewer people have been arriving, and more recently the program has expanded to new locations (like Brattleboro and Rutland) and to include newer populations (including many Afghans who have arrived this year). I will speak to some of the opportunities and challenges as we work to rebuild the refugee program in the US and in Vermont.

The Taliban Then and Now: History and Current Conditions 💻

with Daniel Miller, Chair of the Dept. of Religion, Society & Culture at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan
Wednesday, February 9, 1-2 pm ET
Series Special: All four lectures: $20
Individual lectures: $10
In the mid-1990s, the Taliban swept across Afghanistan, taking town after town, city after city and, ultimately, national governance. A quarter of a century later, having been out of power for two decades, they did it again, reclaiming political control of the country. Examine the history of the Taliban since their emergence in 1994, and the current conditions and prospects for Afghanistan under what has been called “Taliban 2.0.”

How Vermont is Addressing Its Affordable Housing Needs 💻

with Maura Collins, Executive Director of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Wednesday, February 16, 1-2 pm ET
Series Special: All four lectures: $20
Individual lectures: $10
In this lively presentation with a housing policy expert, learn about the basic drivers of unaffordable housing in Vermont and what organizations and communities are doing (or could do) to address it.

Timeline: Elements 💻

with James Stewart, DMA; VPR Classical and an active composer, performer and lecturer in Vermont
Wednesday, November 3, 1-2 pm ET
Series Special: All four lectures: $20
Individual lectures: $10
Join VPR Classical host, James Stewart, for a special presentation of the podcast, Timeline. Timeline: Elements dives into music, history, art, science and philosophy, exploring the four elements of antiquity, fire, water, earth and air.

 

Additional Online & In-Person Classes

Important Registration Reminder: You can register yourself once per semester. Any additional classes you want to add/register for, you will need to contact our office for assistance.

Saint Nicholas and Speculaas: History and Baking Demo 💻

with Anna Mays
Meeting Date: Wednesday, December 1, 11 am – noon ET
Members: $20 Non-Members: $35

Saint Nicholas Day, or The Feast of St. Nicholas, is widely celebrated across Europe on December 6, with the giving of small gifts–often in shoes that children leave out the night before–cookies, sweet breads and storytelling. Join us as we learn about the history of Saint Nicholas of Myra, the 4th century bishop of Greek descent, who became the patron saint of children, sailors, and travelers and likely inspired the modern-day figure of Santa Claus, due to his legendary generosity. We will learn about the origins of Saint Nicholas Day traditions and how the holiday is celebrated today.

The class will include a baking demo for the spiced shortcrust biscuit Speculaas, the favorite cookie traditionally baked for Saint Nicholas Day in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

We will discuss traditional ingredients, baking techniques and the unique origin of the cookie linked to the Dutch East Indies spice trade. Learn a new cookie recipe for your holiday celebrations!

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

REGISTER

 

OM for the Holidays: A Journey into Meditation & Mindfulness 💻

with Katherine Robinson
Meeting Date: Thursdays, December 2, 9, & 16, 5-6:15 pm ET
Members: $40 Non-Members: $60

December can be stressful: shopping, cooking, out-of-town guests, parties, expectations. We are also coming out of a pandemic that has changed many of the expectations we had for the holidays and us as individuals. So go “OM For the Holidays!” Join Katherine Robinson on Zoom for this three-week journey that will include sharing deep breaths, mantras, seated qigong practices and more than a few OMs. Reduce holiday stress and boost your energy and gratitude.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

REGISTER

 

Exploring Art Through Drawing and Painting, Session 1 💻

with Michael Strauss
Meeting Date: Saturdays, January 8-29, 10 am – noon ET
Member: $60 Non-Member: $90

Enjoy this mix of short films about art and art making, museum visits led by experts (online) with a focus on well-known historically important and contemporary artists, followed by open studio art making (drawing and/or painting), sharing work, critiques, and discussion. No drawing or painting experience required. See OLLI website for materials list.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Beginning Ukulele, Level 1 💻

with Clare Innes
Meeting Date: Mondays, January 24-February 14, 6-7 pm ET
Member: $40 Non-Member: $60

Learn chords, strums, and techniques to begin your ukulele journey and gain confidence playing with others. No uke? No worries! Ukuleles avaialable at your local music shop. This class is designed for ukuleles in the common high-G (“re-entrant”) tuning.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Wagner, Nietzsche and the Origins of Fascism 💻

with James West
Meeting Date: Tuesdays, February 1-22, 10:30 am – noon ET
Member: $60 Non-Member: $90

Examine the rise of German national consciousness through the works of Wagner and Nietzsche. Discuss the musical works of Wagner, with emphasis on the monumental Ring of the Nibelungen. Explore the explosive philosophy of Fredrich Nietzsche. Participants will be expected to read excerpts from Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy and his Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Finally, we will plot the intensification of nationalist thought leading to The Great War of 1914-1918.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Beginning Yoga I, Session 1 💻

with Amanda McIntire
Meeting Date: Wednesdays, February 2-23, 5:30-6:30 pm ET
Member: $40 Non-Member: $60

Learn the basics of yoga, including the physical practice (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation in this introductory course. Use of yoga mat recommended.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee: 70 years on the Throne 💻

with Sarah Campbell
Meeting Date: Thursday, February 3, 5:30-7 pm ET
Member: $15 Non-Member: $30

February 6, 2022 will mark the seventieth year of Queen Elizabeth the Second’s ascension to throne of the United Kingdom and 16 Commonwealth realms. An extravagant celebration for the longest reign of any British monarch is being planned for June 2022. Discuss historical highlights of her 70-year reign. Learn about the story behind this event, what to expect and why it is important to us today.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Reading Workshop: Something Happening Here: The Vietnam Era through Short Fiction 💻

with Robert Weibezahl
Meeting Date: Thursdays, February 3-17, 1:30-3 pm ET
Member: $45 Non-Member: $65

Examine the many experiences of this turbulent period through the prism of short fiction by American and Vietnamese writers. Explore how they attempt to document and make sense of the historic and emotional truths of a controversial time. Read 3-4 short stories per week, provided by the instructor in advance of class sessions, then engage in lively discussions about the messages and interconnections between the stories.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

English Teatime: History, Scones, and Jam 💻

with Anna Mays
Meeting Date: Friday, February 4, 11 am – 12:30 pm ET
Member: $20 Non-Member: $35

Discuss the origins of this quintessential English custom, how teatime practices have evolved in the UK in the last century, and the key components of a proper Afternoon Tea menu. Learn to bake traditional flaky scones with clotted cream and jam, the perfect teatime treat for Afternoon Tea, High Tea or Elevensies. Whether you’re interested in history or baking techniques, this class will offer teatime inspiration and help us understand why, in the words of the well-known song, ‘at half-past three, everything stops for tea.’

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Exploring Art Through Drawing and Painting, Session 2 💻

with Michael Strauss
Meeting Date: Saturdays, February 5-26, 10 am – noon ET
Member: $60 Non-Member: $90

Enjoy this mix of short films about art and art making, museum visits led by experts (online) with a focus on well-known historically important and contemporary artists, followed by open studio art making (drawing and/or painting), sharing work, critiques, and discussion. No drawing or painting experience required. See OLLI website for materials list.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Morning Meditation: Finding Your Center in a Chaotic World 💻

with Katherine Robinson
Meeting Date: Saturdays, February 5-26, 10:30 am – noon ET
Member: $60 Non-Member: $90

Connect with yourself on a deeper level, stimulate your brain and learn how to tame the monkey mind through a variety of meditative, mindfulness and breathing techniques. Explore the benefits of meditation and create a practice that fits your lifestyle. If you have already taken this course in the Fall, this is not a repeat of the same information. New topics will be presented.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Ira Allen and the Beginning of the University of Vermont 💻

with William Averyt
Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 8, 5:30-6:30 pm ET
Member: FREE Non-Member: $15

During the tumultuous years of the 1780s, Ira Allen was not only active as land developer, surveyor, treasurer of the struggling “republic” of Vermont, and officer in the Vermont militia. He also struggled to convince the Vermont legislature to establish a university. In this presentation, we look at the events leading to the creation of the University of Vermont.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Musee des Beaux Arts: Quebec and Canadian Art Collection 💻

with Lillian Elvir
Meeting Date: Thursday, February 10, 10:30-11:30 am ET
Member: $10 Non-Member: $15

This presentation showcases contemporary Inuit art, Canadian Art in New France, as well as Quebec and Montreal art. We will look at works from the Founding Identities, Group of Seven and Beaver Hall Group collections.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

A Journey through America’s National Park System 💻

with David Ian Kroese
Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 15, 5:30-6:30 pm ET
Member: $10 Non-Member: $15

David is one of about 50 people known to have visited all 423 National Park Service sites in the country. He will share photos and stories from his journey and discuss how his adventure became a book, the first published narrative of its kind. Enjoy these memorable recollections from the parks which illustrate systemwide themes and observations.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Cooking for One (or Two): The Sequel 💻

with Patsy Jamieson
Meeting Date: Thursday, February 17, 5:30-7 pm ET
Member: $20 Non-Member: $35

Prepare easy and delicious recipes, for one or two! Learn how to use the technique of cooking en papillote (in a paper packet) to make a complete meal (including dessert!) that is easy on clean-up. Discover how to make a 5-minute French-style omelet. Discuss tips for smart shopping to avoid waste, as well as cooking techniques that make small-batch cooking a breeze.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Writing a ‘Legacy Letter’ 💻

with Jay Sherwin
Meeting Date: Thursdays, February 17-24, 3-4:30 pm ET
Member: $30 Non-Member: $45

A legacy letter, also called an ethical will, is a brief written document that allows you to share your life lessons, express your values and offer your blessings to future generations. This two-session workshop offers a model structure, discussion and reflective writing exercises to help you complete your own legacy letter.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Economic Inequality 💻

with Jon Haveman
Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 22, 5:30-7 pm ET
Member: $15 Non-Member: $30

Income inequality in the United States has been increasing over the last several decades. This presentation will address causes, consequences, and potential policy responses.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living 💻

with Satyam Deva
Meeting Date: Thursday, February 24, 10:30-noon pm ET
Member: $15 Non-Member: $30

Learn the fundamentals of the Bhagavad Gita from the basic story line to the universal spiritual insights, Discover how readily applicable those teachings are to life in this modern-era. Through parables and philosophy we will unearth what took place 3500 years ago and reflect on those truths that have stood the test of time. This course is for anyone interested in literature, spirituality, health, yoga, history and more.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

The Her-story of Birding: The Lost Legacy of Women In Ornithology 💻

with Bridget Butler
Meeting Date: Thursday, February 24, 5:30-6:30 pm ET
Member: $20 Non-Member: $35

Think of this presentation as the lost legacy of women in ornithology and the celebration of noticing female birds. Bridget Butler, the Bird Diva, breaks down current research on gender and birding, retelling the stories of the Mothers of Ornithology, and making the connection to the current science on female birds.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Beginning Yoga I, Session 2 💻

with Amanda McIntire
Meeting Date: Wednesdays, March 2-23, 5:30-6:30 pm ET
Member: $40 Non-Member: $60

Learn the basics of yoga, including the physical practice (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation in this introductory course. Use of yoga mat recommended.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

The Dirt on Compost 💻

with Heather E. Wolfe
Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 2, 10:30-11:30 am ET
Member: $10 Non-Member: $15

Join Heather Wolfe, Vermont Master Composter, and get the dirt on all things compost related including how to set up and manage composting at home.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Reading Workshop: More American Short Stories 💻

with Robert Weibezahl
Meeting Date: Thursdays, March 3-24, 2:30-4 pm ET
Member: $60 Non-Member: $90

Through close reading of short stories, explore the ways they shed light on different aspects of our individual and collective identities as Americans. Discuss stories, thematically rather than chronologically, discovering how American writers over the last two hundred years grapple with issues such as womanhood, manhood, violence, and our cultural past. No Prerequisite–New Students Welcome. Materials: The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, Second Edition. Edited by Joyce Carol Oates, ISBN: 978-0-19-974439-8.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Introduction to Seated Qigong 💻

with Katherine Robinson
Meeting Date: Saturdays, March 5-26, 10:30 am – noon ET
Member: $60 Non-Member: $90

Explore seated qigong, stretching, breathing and mindfulness techniques. Qigong is an ancient practice that has been used globally to cultivate and balance the energy of “chi” (qi) which is translated as the life force that runs through the body. Learn techniques that turn on the relaxation response and calm the nervous system. No previous experience necessary.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Beginning Ukulele Level 2 💻

with Clare Innes
Meeting Date: Mondays, March 7-28, 6-7 pm ET
Member: $40 Non-Member: $60

Take your ukulele to the next level. Become more fluid with chord changes, strumming, and learning new songs. Explore fingerpicking and an easy music theory tool and, of course, play lots of songs! Please be able to move with relative ease among these chords: Am, C, D, Em, F, G, G7. This class is designed for ukuleles in the common high-G (“re-entrant”) tuning. Ukes in other tunings (including low-G and baritone ukes) are welcome but ability to translate chords and tablature for yourself is needed. This class is designed for adults.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

The Rise of German Fascism 💻

with James West
Meeting Date: Tuesdays, March 8-29, 10:30 am – noon ET
Member: $60 Non-Member: $90

Explore German History from the late 19th century through the rise of the Third Reich. Plot the trends of German culture leading to the First World War, then examine the rise and fall of German democracy in the Weimar Republic. Trace some of the surprising recent interpretations of German Fascism and The Third Reich which led to the German Apocalypse of 1940-1945.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

A Fireside Chat with Food Journalist and Cookbook Author, Melissa Pasanen 💻

with Melissa Pasanen and Carrie Putscher
Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 8, 5:30-6:30 pm ET
Member: $10 Non-Member: $15

Join Vermont-based writer Melissa Pasanen in conversation with her friend and fellow UVM Food Systems grad school colleague Carrie Putscher to hear the behind-the-scenes scoop on what it’s been like to meet and write about chefs, cooks, farmers, food- and drink-makers in Vermont for more than two decades. Learn how OLLI played a key role in her career. What was it like to go back to graduate school at UVM more than 25 years after she graduated from college? Find out what her favorite restaurants are in the state.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Writing Workshop: How to Write a (Modern) Sonnet 💻

with Rebecca Starks
Meeting Date: Wednesdays, March 9-30, 1-2:30 pm ET
Member: $60 Non-Member: $90

From Petrarch’s and Shakespeare’s love sonnets to Terrance Hayes’s “American Sonnets,” we will look at the evolution of the sonnet in terms of both form and content (love, religion, politics, domestic life, nature), and try to write our own sonnets that are both aware of tradition and freshly of our age. We will spend 30 minutes of each class discussing poems from the reading, and one hour workshopping participants’ poems. Participants are encouraged to memorize a sonnet before the first class (a reading list will be provided) and will have the chance (but are not required) to submit 3 sonnets for either written feedback or workshopping in class. All levels of experience are welcome.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

The Magic of Maple 💻

with Patsy Jamieson
Meeting Date: Thursday, March 10, 5:30-7 pm ET
Member: $20 Non-Member: $35

Celebrate maple season with this virtual cooking class! Learn to prepare roasted pork tenderloin with maple-chipotle glaze, pouding chômeur, a delicious and simple dessert from Quebec, and a super simple maple caramel sauce. Additional recipes provided. Discuss sweet substitutions and tips for cooking with Vermont’s favorite sweetener.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Hiking & Managing Vermont’s Long Trail – The Oldest Long Distance Hiking Trail in the Nation 💻

with Michael DeBonis
Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 15, 5:30-6:30 pm ET
Member: $10 Non-Member: $15

Green Mountain Club Executive Director Mike DeBonis shares images and stories of hiking and managing America’s oldest long distance hiking trail. Learn how the GMC is managing a 35% increase in use and engaging the next generation of hikers.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Tour of Mohamed Hafez’s UNPACKED Exhibition at the Fleming Museum of Art 👥

with Alice Boone
Meeting Date: Saturday, March 26, 12:30-2 pm ET
Member: $15 Non-Member: $30

Mohamed Hafez’s UNPACKED exhibition is an exploration of the question: What if, when you heard the word “refugee”, you thought of a neighbor or a co-worker? Hafez has reimagined and recreated rooms, homes, buildings, and landscapes that have suffered the ravages of war. Each is embedded with the voices and stories of real people—from Afghanistan, Congo, Syria, Iraq and Sudan— who have escaped those same rooms and buildings to build a new life in America. Learn more about Hafez’s work and collaboration with refugees in this in-depth tour of the exhibition. Provide own transportation to the Fleming Museum, 61 Colchester Avenue, Burlington.

Currently UVM is requiring everyone (including those who have been vaccinated) to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth when attending all OLLI in-person programs. Please refer to the Health/Safety section at the top of this page for up to date guidelines.

 

Mill as Mall: The Redevelopment of the Champlain Mill 👥

with Erica Donnis
Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 29, 11 am- noon ET
Member: $15 Non-Member: $30

Join museum historian Erica Donnis for a special tour of the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum’s latest exhibition on the recent history of the Champlain Mill, when it was reborn as a commercial center housing shops, restaurants, and offices in 1981. Provide own transportation to the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum, main entrance facing 20 Winooski Falls Way. For wheelchair accessible entry, please call ahead, (802) 453-5830, to make arrangements.

Currently UVM is requiring everyone (including those who have been vaccinated) to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth when attending all OLLI in-person programs. Please refer to the Health/Safety section at the top of this page for up to date guidelines.

 

Jewish Messiahs Through the Centuries 💻

with Jeffrey Trumbower
Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 30, 5:30-7 pm ET
Member: $15 Non-Member: $30

Explore the Jewish concept of “Messiah” (a.k.a. “Christ”) as it developed in the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple literature, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Discuss concrete historical examples of people who claimed this title for themselves and/or have been proclaimed as Messiah by others: Jesus of Nazareth, Simon Bar Kochba, Shabbatai Tsvi, Menachem Schneerson.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Planning Garden Spaces for Pollinators 👥

with Sarah Salatino
Meeting Date: Thursday, March 31, 1-2:30 pm ET
Member: $15 Non-Member: $30

Discuss the importance of pollinators in your garden. Learn how to plan a balanced garden and what plants will provide food to sustain pollinators and beneficial insects. Bring paper and writing instrument. Provide own transportation to Full Circle Gardens, 68 Brigham Hill Rd, Essex Junction.

Currently UVM is requiring everyone (including those who have been vaccinated) to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth when attending all OLLI in-person programs. Please refer to the Health/Safety section at the top of this page for up to date guidelines.

 

Brain & Memory Activation 💻

with Katherine Robinson
Meeting Date: Saturdays, April 2-23, 10:30-noon pm ET
Member: $60 Non-Member: $90

Have you been feeling brain fog, fatigue, memory loss or overwhelmed? Learn to enhance brain function by connecting to it energetically and forming a new relationship to it, with the intention of hope and empowerment, not fear. Learn about the latest cutting-edge research and techniques that involves the blending of Western and Eastern philosophy and practices.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Beginning Yoga I, Session 3 💻

with Amanda McIntire
Meeting Date: Wednesdays, April 6-27, 5:30-6:30 pm ET
Member: $40 Non-Member: $60

Learn the basics of yoga, including the physical practice (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation in this introductory course. Use of yoga mat recommended.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

The Gift of Presence: Living your Life with Truth, Perspective and Purpose 💻

with Mary Peabody and Beth Shaha
Meeting Date: Thursdays, April 7-28, 10:30 am – noon ET
Member: $60 Non-Member: $90

Do you feel like a spectator in your own life? Struggle with decisions? Overthink past mistakes? Spend too much time in judgement? Explore what living in integrity looks and feels like in everyday life. Learn how the brain manages complex circumstances and how you can still choose your response. Each week you’ll learn concrete tools to ground yourself in the present moment, move past disappointments and really live your life with truth, perspective and purpose. All you need to bring is curiosity and an open mind.

Location: Online (All ZOOM links are included in your class confirmation email and will also be sent to your email on the morning of your class start date.)

 

Opening the Vaults at the Fleming Museum 👥

with Alice Boone
Meeting Date: Saturday, April 16, 12:30-2 pm ET
Member: $15 Non-Member: $30

OLLI students who sign up for the class will have a chance to suggest either a specific object using the Museum’s public collections database, uvm.edu/fleming/collections, or a general type of object and we’ll do what we can to select those items from Museum storage and put them on view for class discussion and deeper insights into their histories and meanings. Provide own transportation to the Fleming Museum, 61 Colchester Avenue, Burlington.

Currently UVM is requiring everyone (including those who have been vaccinated) to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth when attending all OLLI in-person programs. Please refer to the Health/Safety section at the top of this page for up to date guidelines.

 

A Taste of Vermont Winegrowing 👥

with Kate Cartwright
Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 26, 1-2:30 pm ET
Member: $70 Non-Member: $95

Learn about the cold-hardy grapes grown at Shelburne Vineyards and how they make high-quality red, white, rose and sparkling Vermont wines. Includes wine tasting and cheese and charcuterie board pairings. Take a tour of the winery and vineyard. Take home a souvenier glass. Provide own transportation to Shelburne Vineyard, 6308 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT

Currently UVM is requiring everyone (including those who have been vaccinated) to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth when attending all OLLI in-person programs. Please refer to the Health/Safety section at the top of this page for up-to-date guidelines.

 

Lakeview Cemetery Walking Tour 👥

with Britta Tonn
Meeting Date: Saturday, April 30, 11 am – 12:30 pm ET
Member: $15 Non-Member: $30

Join Preservation Burlington for an engaging walk through Burlington’s picturesque Lakeview Cemetery. Learn about the lives of people representing a diverse segment of the City’s population, and explore the design of Lakeview Cemetery and gravestone iconography. Tour the fully restored Louisa Howard Chapel, built in 1882 in high Victorian gothic style architecture. A water bottle and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Provide your own transportation to 455 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05401.

Currently UVM is requiring everyone (including those who have been vaccinated) to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth when attending all OLLI in-person programs. Please refer to the Health/Safety section at the top of this page for up to date guidelines.