News and Information for Osher Members


Fall Term Week #10
November 16 - 20

Course Leaders:

If you are planning to have a Fall make-up class, please let staff know so they can put it on the calendar.

Missing Something?!

At the end of every term we round up the items that have been living in the lost and found (and in the coat rack) for goodness-knows-how-long and donate them. If you've been missing something, please make sure to check around here at Osher, lest your lost item become donated!

Have a wonderful break!

See you in the Winter Term beginning January 11th.

This Week

Monday, November 16th  
11:15am – 12:45pm

  • No One-Session Course this week

Thursday, November 19th
12:15 – 1:30pm

  • Pfaudler Lecture Series:  Memoirs: Readings From Members of the Osher Memoirs Class by Carol Samuel, the Memoirs course leader, in Classroom #3/4

Friday, November 20th


  • Cancelled Class: Classic TV Shows

2 pm

  • Osher Arts & Lectures Program: Pegasus Early Music: Due to the overwhelming response to this concert by members, we unfortunately will not be able to accommodate guests. Also, if you signed up to attend and can’t, please let staff know so another member can take your spot. Thank you!


Planning Ahead

Friday, December 4th at Noon

  • New Member Luncheon: All new members will receive an email invitation to a luncheon. Mark your calendar and look for your invitation…coming soon!

Tuesday, December 15th at 10:00 am

  • WINTER COURSE REGISTRATION! If you’re due to pay in the winter, make sure to renew your membership before 12/15 to ensure smooth registration!

Friday, December 18th

  • News & Events January edition articles/submissions due.


Important to Know:

  • Obey the Speed Limit: When driving around the Osher campus and Greenwood Cove area please keep in mind that the speed limit is 15 MPH. There have been reports lately of drivers speeding – this endangers both other drivers and the people who walk in the area. Please respect this limit for the benefit of your friends and classmates!
  • Classroom Safety: Safety is the number one responsibility of each Osher member whether or not we use canes, walkers, wheelchairs, or any other mobility assisting devices. Please be sure all of your devices or other personal belongings are not blocking doorways or aisles. If you move your chair into an aisle, please move it back.
  • Reserved Seating: Please reserve the seats marked with handicapped signs in each classroom for the members who need them. Please do not add chairs to the open space marked with “X”s in the back of Classrooms 3 & 4 as they are reserved for members with wheelchairs. Thank you.
  • Cap Your Cup!: While you’re in our facility, please keep a cap on your coffee cups, soda bottles, etc. This helps prevent spills that stain our carpets! If you do happen to spill, please notify staff immediately so they can treat the stain.
  • Speaking of Coffee Cups: Did you know that you can fit tall coffee mugs from home under the brew dispenser of our coffee machines? The small metal shelf that the paper cups normally sit on can flip up and out of the way to accommodate large mugs. Please flip it back down when you are done or else the machine won’t dispense coffee to the next paper cup!
  • 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 black bins just inside the door of each classroom.
  • Osher is on Facebook!: Did you know we have a Facebook page? Go to  to “Like” our page and stay up to date with the latest Osher happenings!
  • 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.


F01M Current Events
F05M The Athenaeum Book Club
Novels of Hawthorne
F11M Traditional Genealogy and Family History for Beginners
F12T Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals
F14T Neurons, Ant Colonies, Darwin, Computers, and The Game of Life
F17T World Geography: A Regional Approach
F20T The New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group
F26W Understanding the Human Brain
F28W Contemporary Events
F30W Two Plays by Shakespeare
F34W The Skeptic’s Guide to American History
F36Th From Protestant Nation to Catholic Republic
F38Th The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (session I)
F39Th Spanish Composition and Conversation 2
F40Th You Be the Critic: A Film Discussion Group
F43Th The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (session II)
F46F Classic TV Shows