News and Information for Osher Members

January 26 - 30
Week Three - Winter

Monday, January 26th

  • One-Session Course: Word Basics - Really Basic!, presented by Nancy Donny in Classroom #1 at 11:15am

Tuesday, January 27th & Wednesday the 28th

  • New Member Orientation in Rivers Run Lecture Hall 12:50 – 1:20 pm
    We encourage all new members to attend this informative 30-minute meeting either on Tuesday OR Wednesday. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, January 29th, 12:15 – 1:30pm

  • Pfaudler Lecture Series: The Beatles: From Craft to Art, presented by John Covach, Ph.D., in Classroom #3/4


Planning Ahead

Monday, february 2nd

  • One-Session Course: What is a Blog and Why Would I Ever Want to Write One?, presented by Debby Zeman in Classroom #1 at 11:15am

Thursday, february 5th, 12:15 – 1:30pm

  • Pfaudler Lecture Series: The Monroe County Bar Foundation’s Colocation Project: Collaboration in Rochester is Still Alive and Well , presented by Mary Loewenguth, Executive Director of the Monroe County Bar Association and the Monroe County Bar Foundation, in Classroom #3/4

Saturday, February 21st, 4 pm

  • Celebrate the Chinese New Year With Us! 
    Join us at the Canton House Restaurant for dinner and dancing lions! The cost is $17 per person. Deadline to sign up: Thursday, Feb 5th – 9 spots left! We reserved more tables but they filled up fast. If you requested a reservation but haven’t yet paid, your spot is NOT guaranteed. Please provide payment asap!


Important to Know:

  • Ride-share Board: Need a ride to Osher? Can you provide rides for other members? Let staff know and we can post the info on our Ride-share Board, located in the hallway by the copier room.
  • Add / Drop Forms: Members can add or drop a class at any time during the term by filling out an Add/Drop form, found on the table in the lobby by the bulletin boards near the women’s restroom, and also in the new bins just inside the door of each classroom.
  • Osher Calendar is Online: All Osher meetings, term dates, one-sessions, Pfaudlers, and more events are always current on our online calendar at
  • In Case of Emergency: Please note that Emergency Action instruction signs are posted throughout the building, including in each classroom. If needed, an AED is located in the kitchen near the closet doors.
  • Housekeeping: Please silence your cell phones & cover your coffee cups! At the request of Rivers Run, please do not park in front of their main entrance, and take your lunch break in the Osher-designated area of the dining room (the tables without tablecloths). Please be considerate and don’t use the chairs reserved for the mobility-impaired members who need them. Thank you!


W07T - The Erie Canal: Clinton’s Ditch and Beyond
- Current Events
W13T - America in the Gilded Age
W16T - The New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group
W18T - Rivers Run Through Us: Great American Waterways
W24W - Understanding the Human Brain
W33Th - You Be the Critic: A Film Discussion Group
W35Th - Silents, Please
W37F - Star Trek