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Registration info

Registration for Winter/Spring 2022 OLLI at WMU courses will begin Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Visit the OLLI at WMU course catalog to get started.

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  • Jan. 4 10 a.m.

Events and Special Offerings

Events and Special Offerings

  1. One Day University – Ongoing, on demand, access available through July 14, 2022.
  2. German Conversation SIG –Beginning Friday, February 4, 10 to 11 a.m. then ongoing.
  3. Introduction to Film-SIG – One Tues., Wed. or Thurs. in Feb., March and April.
  4. New Member Orientation – Wednesday, January 5, 10:30 a.m.
  5. January Thaw –Wednesday, January 12, 10 a.m, online via Webex.

Winter/Spring 2022 Courses Available

  1. Cousins Connected Through Slavery, A Black Woman and a White Woman Discover Their Past and Each Other – Wed. 1/19, 3 to 4:30 p.m., online via Webex
  2. Aging Roadmap V- Life Enrichment for the Active Aging Adult– K. Lynn McFarlen, Kim Phillips, Lauren King, Wed. 2/2, 10 a.m. to noon, Friendship Village, Village Clubhouse Keystone or Classroom
  3. Revealing the Secrets of Fort St. Joseph – Michael Nassaney, Wed. 2/2, 2 to 4 p.m., online via Webex
  4. Film and Genre: Films Noir and Westerns in History – Edwin Martini, Wed. 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 and 2/23, 4 to 7 p.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1010
  5. Where the Streets Have Their Name: Origins of Street Names in Kalamazoo – Thomas Dietz, Fri. 2/4, 9 to 11 a.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  6. Smart Home Technology – Bryon Glock, Fri. 2/4, 2/11 and 2/18, 1 to 3 p.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1057
  7. Exercise Your Brain the Fun Way - Do Genealogy – Jeannette Maxey and Janet Wright, Mon. 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 and 2/28, 9 to 11 a.m., Zhang Legacy Collections Center
  8. Living with Alzheimer's for the Care Giver: Middle Stage – Cassidy Covert, Tues. 2/8, 2/15 and 2/22, 10 a.m. to noon, moved to online via Webex
  9. Coach Em Way Up - Lessons for Leadership and Coaching the John Wooden Way – Lynn Guerin, Tues. 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8 and 3/15, 1 to 3 p.m.,online via Webex
  10. Aging Roadmap VI: Aging Adult Communities – K. Lynn McFarlen, Kelly Jonker, Wed. 2/9, 10 a.m. to noon, Friendship Village, Village Clubhouse Keystone or Classroom
  11. A Battle Over Facts vs. Truth – D. Terry Williams, Thurs. 2/10 and 2/24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Walden Woods, Classroom
  12. Becoming Social Savvy – Amanda Geer, Thurs. 2/10 and 2/17, 3 to 5 p.m., online via Webex
  13. Beginning Mah Jongg – Jane Duran, Mon. 2/14 and 2/21, Wed. 2/16 and 2/23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oakland Hills Club House, Oakland Drive, Portage, 49024
  14. Exercise is Medicine – Tyler Norman, Tues. 2/15 and 2/22, 1 to 3 p.m. West Hills Athletic Club, 2001 S. 11th St, 49009
  15. Aging Roadmap VII: You're Not Alone with Life's Challenges K. Lynn McFarlen, Lisa Brink, Kellie Simmons, Wed. 2/16, 10 a.m. to noon, Friendship Village, Village Clubhouse Keystone or Classroom
  16. Aging Roadmap VIII: Quality of Life, End of Life K. Lynn McFarlen, Tina Shively, Wed. 2/23, 10 a.m. to noon, Friendship Village, Village Clubhouse Keystone or Classroom
  17. Beginning Pysanky – Lorraine Fedorchak-Kraker, Sat. 2/26, noon to 3 p.m., Design Street Art School, 115 W Bridge St, Plainwell, 49080
  18. The History and The Literature: Hamnet – Diane and Stanley Henderson, Mon. 2/28, 1 to 3 p.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  19. Five Brief Lives of Napoleon – Tom Vance, Tues. 3/1, 10 a.m. to noon, online via Webex
  20. Getting the Best from Your Digital Camera – David Randell, Wed. 3/2 and 3/9, 9 a.m. to noon, Walden Woods, Classroom
  21. Modern Finance - Understanding Cryptocurrency – Joe Kiser, Wed. 3/2 and 3/9, 5 to 6:30 p.m., online via Webex
  22. Michigan, My Michigan: The History of Michigan from the Civil War to the Automobile Lynn Houghton,Thurs. 3/3, 3/10 and 3/17, 10 a.m. to noon, Zhang Legacy Collections Center
  23. Local History Resources at Your Public Library – Ryan Gage, Tues. 3/8 and 3/15, 5 to 7 p.m., Friendship Village, Village Clubhouse Classroom
  24. Getting Started with Ancestry.com – Becky Chambers,Tues. 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12 and 4/19, 10 a.m. to noon, Friendship Village, Village Clubhouse Classroom
  25. Forests 101 – Jessica Simons, Wed. 3/16, 10 a.m. to noon, Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 North Westnedge Ave 49009
  26. Photography Field Trip to the Gilmore Car Museum David Randell, Thurs. 3/17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, 48060
  27. Discovering Oakwood Park: Kalamazoo's "Coney Island" – Keith Howard, Thurs. 3/17, 3/24 and 3/31, 1 to 3 p.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1093
  28. The Four Corners of Kalamazoo County: Small Towns and Settlements of Kalamazoo County – Thomas Dietz, Fri. 3/18 and 3/25, 9 to 11 a.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  29. French or Foe - Increasing Cultural Competency – Carol Hodges, Mon. 3/21, 3/28, 4/4 and 4/11, 10 a.m. to noon, College of Health and Human Services, Room #1057
  30. What you Need to Know about Estate Planning – Michael Dombos, Wed. 3/23 and 3/30, 6 to 8 p.m., Heritage Community-Wyndham Apartments, Multipurpose Room
  31. Horatio's Drive a Ken Burns Film – John Geisler, Thurs. 3/24, 9 to 11 a.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1093
  32. Learning Humility and Patience with Native Plants – Ruth Caputo, Mon. 4/4 and 4/11, 10 a.m. to noon, Walden Woods, classroom
  33. Revolutions - Scientific, Enlightened, American – James Wright, Wed. 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20, 9 to 11 a.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room #1057
  34. Celebrate the Legacy of Rosie the Riveter – Claire Kitchin Dahl, Wed. 4/6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friendship Village, Village Clubhouse Keystone or Classroom
  35. There is an Elephant in the Room! Let's Talk About Life, Grief and Loss – Layla Jabboori, Thurs. 4/7, 10 a.m. to noon, Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 7100 Stadium Dr., 49009
  36. No More Shhh…Libraries as Community Centers – Kevin King, Fri. 4/8, 4/15 and 4/22, 10 a.m. to noon, College of Health and Human Services, Room #1035
  37. Acting Up with Senior Readers Theatre - "The shortest distance between two hearts is a story" – Linda LaRocque and Phil Sturdevant, Wed. 4/13, 4/20 and 4/27, 10 a.m. to noon, College of Health and Human Services, Room #1073
  38. Air Zoo: Crime Scene Investigation– Amy Walker, Thurs. 4/14, 10 a.m. to noon, Air Zoo, 6151 Portage Rd., 49002
  39. All Things Avian (i.e. Birds!) – Randy Schau, Mon. 4/18 and 4/25, 10 a.m. to noon, Friendship Village, Village Clubhouse Keystone
  40. Touring Historic Churches of Downtown Kalamazoo – Wed. 4/20 First United Methodist Church, St. Augustine Cathedral 4/27 First Presbyterian Church, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 5/4 First Congregational Church, First Baptist Church, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  41. Birding for Beginners - John Brenneman, Thurs. 4/28 rain date 4/29 or 5/2, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Kleinstuck Preserve, 2100 Stearns Ave., 49008