OLLI Upcoming Events

Theatre Outing: Top Girls

  • Saturday, April 28  |  2:00 p.m.  |  Huntington Theatre
  • Career-driven Marlene has just landed the top job at a London employment agency over a male colleague. To celebrate, she hosts a lavish dinner with a group of famous and adventurous historical women who cheer the successes and bemoan the sacrifices required to be a “top girl” in a man’s world. Caryl Churchill’s groundbreaking masterpiece, originally a rebuke of Margaret Thatcher’s England in the 1980s, remains as relevant and powerful today.
  • Cost: $25 per ticket
  • OLLI members can purchase tickets by contacting the OLLI office (617.287.7312 or ollireg@gmail.com)
  • ​Click here for the event flyer.
  • Ticket purchase deadline: April 20

Hidden Treasures of Dorchester

  • Saturday, May 5  |  12:00 p.m.  |  University Hall, 1st Floor, Room 1300
  • This slide show presentation reviews nearly 400 years of Dorchester history in its unusually rich trove of historic structures, from Puritan farmhouses to the two Kennedy museums on Columbia Point.
  • Presenter: Andrew Saxe. Andrew is a graduate in history from Harvard College and a graduate of Harvard Law School.  He works in the consulting industry, is an amateur historian and photographer, and has given versions of this lecture to the Boston Society of Architects, the Somerset and Chilton Clubs, and the Dorchester Historical Society.  Andrew has lived in Dorchester since 2008.
  • OLLI and Boston by Foot are proud to co-sponsor this event!
  • OLLI members should RSVP for this special event by contacting the OLLI office (617.287.7312 or ollireg@gmail.com)
  • Click here for the event flyer.

Theatre Outing: Allegiance

  • Saturday, May 5  |  4:00 p.m.  |  Calderwood Pavilion Theatre
  • Inspired by the true childhood experience of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek), Allegiance tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events at Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but sister Kei fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. SpeakEasy Stage is proud to breathe new life into Allegiance by presenting the East Coast regional premiere of an intimate version of this important musical.
  • Cost: $35 per ticket (includes pre-show talk at 3:00 p.m.)
  • OLLI members can purchase tickets by contacting the OLLI office (617.287.7312 or ollireg@gmail.com)
  • ​Click here for the event flyer.
  • Ticket purchase deadline: April 28

Day Trip: Portland, ME!

  • Thursday, May 10  |  8:30 a.m.  |  Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum/Portland Museum of Art
  • 1st stop: Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum. Enjoy a train ride aboard historic rail cars with a view of the Portland waterfront along beautiful Casco Bay. Before or after the ride, you can explore exhibits and artifacts inside the museum with a self-guided tour.
  • 2nd stop: Portland Museum of Art (PMA). Enjoy a docent-guided tour of this cultural heart of Portland.
  • Lunch (sandwiches, chips and salad) will be provided at the Portland Museum of Art.
  • Cost: $65 per person (museum and train tickets, transportation, and lunch included)
  • Bus departs UMass Campus at 8:30 a.m.
  • Click here for the event flyer.
  • Registration Deadline: May 4.

OLLI Open House

  • Wednesday, June 27  |  10:30 a.m.  |  Campus Center Ballrooms
  • Learn more about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and its mission.
  • Fall 2018 Couse Catalog will be handed out, along with a preview of new courses being offered.
  • Event is designed for potential new members as well as returning ones.
  • More details to come!

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