Texas Tech University

 Lubbock 
 History 
 Hybrid 

The Enigma of Ridgely Greathouse

The Enigma of Ridgely Greathouse book cover

Marisue Potts presents a synopsis of her book “Ridgely Greathouse.” The story is of one man's fascinating journey through the Civil War and Reconstruction periods . Whether Greathouse was a patriot or traitor is for the reader to decide. Whatever the conclusion, history lovers will appreciate this man's participation in many events of a dynamic nation.

Marisue Burleson Potts is past president of the West Texas Historical Association, founding board member of the Motley County and Comanchero Canyons museums; as well as the author of two books and numerous articles.

Monday, August 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | $15 | Hybrid
TTU Plaza, 218 | 19th and University | Lubbock, TX

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October


10/25 CASA – Children and You (ABI)

 Abilene 
 Current Topics 
 Hybrid 

CASA – Children and You
Monday, October 25 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


10/26 Latin America (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Travel and Day Trips 
 Hybrid 

Tales and Trails: Latin America
Tuesday, October 26 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


10/26 Understanding Dementia-Related Behavior (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Health and Wellness 
 Online 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Tuesday, October 26 | 5:30‑7 p.m.


10/27 Nocturnal Animals Among Us (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 Hobbies and Activities 
 In-person 

Things That Go Bump in the Night: Nocturnal Animals Among Us
Wednesday, October 27 | 2-3:30 p.m.


10/28 The Columbia Disaster (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Science and Technology 
 Hybrid 

The Columbia Disaster and How NASA Worked to Prevent Future Disasters
Thursday, October 28 | 10-11:30 a.m.


 

November


11/2 Rentech Boiler Systems Tour (ABI)

 Abilene 
 Science and Technology 
 In‑person 

Rentech Boiler Systems Shop Tour
Tuesday, November 2 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


11/2 A Doctor's Best Teachers Are Often Their Patients (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Health and Wellness 
 Hybrid 

A Doctor's Best Teachers Are Often Their Patients
Tuesday, November 2 | 2-3:30 p.m.


11/3 A Murder on the Texas Railroad (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 History 
 Hybrid 

A Murder on the Texas Railroad
Wednesday, November 3 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


11/3 Have Dinner and Take a Detour (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Film Study 
 In‑person 

Have Dinner and Take a Detour
Wednesday, November 3 | 5:30‑7:30 p.m.


11/3 m-pact (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Presidential Lecture & Performance Series 
 In-person 

m-pact
Wednesday, November 3 | 7 p.m.


11/8 Keeping in Touch Remotely (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Science and Technology 
 Hybrid 

How Do We Keep in Touch Remotely?
Monday, November 8 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


11/9 Tennis in the 'Burg (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 History 
 Hybrid 

Tennis in the 'Burg
Tuesday, November 9 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


11/9 Steak Clinic (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Food 
 In‑person 

Steak Clinic at The Outdoor Chef
Tuesday, November 9 | 5:30‑7:30 p.m.


11/10 Gone to Texas (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 Arts and Culture 
 Online 

Gone to Texas: Part of the Nation's Immigration Story
Wednesday, November 10 | 10‑11:30 a.m.


11/10 Civil War Era, Part 6F (ABI)

 Abilene 
 History 
 Hybrid 

The American Civil War Era, Part 6F
Wednesday, November 10 | 4-5:30 p.m.


11/11 Women Military Veterans (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 Current Topics 
 Hybrid 

Women Military Veterans: Courage, Dedication and Challenges
Thursday, November 11 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


11/16 Travel Tales and Trails: USSR (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Travel and Day Trips 
 Hybrid 

Travel Tales and Trails: USSR
Tuesday, November 16 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


11/16 Brunch Over Easy With the Fab Five (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Food 
 In-person 

Brunch Over Easy With the Fab Five
Tuesday, November 16 | 5:30 p.m.


11/17 COVID-19 Update (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Health and Wellness 
 Hybrid 

COVID-19 Update
Wednesday, November 17 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


11/18 Revolutionary NASA Technologies (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Science and Technology 
 Hybrid 

Revolutionary NASA Technologies
Thursday, November 18 | 10-11:30 a.m.


11/18 Nutrition and Immune Function (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 Health and Wellness 
 Online 

Immune Support 101: Nutrition and Immune Function
Thursday, November 18 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


11/18 Deductive Wine Tasting (J)

 Jefferson 
 Food 
 In‑person 

Deductive Wine Tasting Experience
Thursday, November 18 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


11/30 Communication With People With Alzheimer's Disease (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Health and Wellness 
 Online 

Effective Communication With People Living With Alzheimer's Disease
Tuesday, November 30 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


 

December


12/1 The Book of Lost Friends (ABI)

 Abilene 
 OLLI Book Club 
 Hybrid 

“The Book of Lost Friends” by Lisa Wingate
Wednesday, December 1 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


12/4 Strings Attached (J)

 Jefferson 
 Arts and Culture 
 In‑person 

Strings Attached
Saturday, December 4 | 1:30‑3:30 p.m


12/7 Money and the Rule of Law (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Finance 
 Hybrid 

Money and the Rule of Law
Tuesday, December 7 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


12/8 Art from Guantanamo (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 Current Topics 
 Hybrid 

Art from Guantanamo
Wednesday, December 8 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


12/9 Retracing My Father's Journey in World War II (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Science and Technology 
 Hybrid 

Retracing My Father's Journey in World War II
Thursday, December 9 | 10-11:30 a.m.


12/9 National Park Hidden Gems (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Travel and Day Trips 
 Hybrid 

Hidden Gems of America's National Park System
Thursday, December 9 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


12/12 OLLI Night at the Cactus (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Arts and Culture 
 In‑person 

OLLI Night at the Cactus
Sunday, December 12 | 7‑10 p.m.


 

 

Past August Classes


8/16 Motown – The Early Years (E)

 Everyone 
 Music 
 Online 

Motown – The Early Years
August 16 | 2-3:30 p.m.


8/18 Maintaining Muscle Mass (E)

 Everyone 
 Health & Wellness 
 Online 

Maintaining Muscle Mass
Wednesday, August 18 | 2‑3:30pm


8/24 Member Orientation (E)

 Everyone 
 Kickoff/Orientation 
 Hybrid 

Orientation for New and Prospective OLLI Members
Tuesday, August 24 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


8/26 Abilene Ranching Heritage (1/3) (ABI)

 Abilene 
 History 
 Hybrid 

Home on the Range: Ranching Heritage of Abilene (1/3)
Thursday, August 26 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


8/26 Member Orientation (E)

 Everyone 
 Kickoff/Orientation 
 Hybrid 

Orientation for New and Prospective OLLI Members
Thursday, August 26 | 5:30‑7 p.m.


8/30 Abilene Ranching Heritage (2/3) (ABI)

 Abilene 
 History 
 Hybrid 

Home on the Range: Ranching Heritage of Abilene (2/3)
Monday, August 30 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


8/30 The Enigma of Ridgely Greathouse (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 History 
 Hybrid 

The Enigma of Ridgely Greathouse
Monday, August 30 | 2-3:30 p.m.


8/31 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Health and Wellness 
 Online 

The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
Tuesday, August 31 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


 

Past September Classes


9/2 Civil War Era, Part 6A (ABI)

 Abilene 
 History 
 Hybrid 

The American Civil War Era, Part 6A
Thursday, September 2 | 4-5:30 p.m.


9/7 Abilene Ranching Heritage (3/3) (ABI)

 Abilene 
 History 
 Hybrid 

Home on the Range: Ranching Heritage of Abilene (3/3)
Tuesday, September 7 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


9/8 Birding on Goose Prairie (J)

 Jefferson 
 Hobbies and Activities 
 In‑person 

Birding on Goose Prairie
Wednesday, September 8 | 10 a.m.


9/8 Aging in Place (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Health and Wellness 
 Hybrid 

Aging in Place: Negotiating the Particulars of Non‑Medical Home Care
Wednesday, September 8 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


9/9 Amon Carter Museum (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 Arts and Culture 
 Online 

Amon Carter Museum: Picturing History
Thursday, September 9 | 10‑11:30 a.m.


9/9 Civil War Era, Part 6B (ABI)

 Abilene 
 History 
 Hybrid 

The American Civil War Era, Part 6B
Thursday, September 9 | 4-5:30 p.m.


9/13 How to Play Mah Jongg (P1) (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Hobbies and Activities 
 In‑person 

How to Play Mah Jongg (American National League Version) (P1)
Monday, September 13 | 10 a.m.‑Noon


9/13 Fredericksburg's Successes and Challenges (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Current Topics 
 Hybrid 

Fredericksburg: Our Successes, Challenges and Where the Two Meet
Monday, September 13 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


9/14 How to Play Mah Jongg (P2) (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Hobbies and Activities 
 In‑person 

How to Play Mah Jongg (American National League Version) (P2)
Tuesday, September 14 | 10 a.m.‑Noon


9/14 Improving Communication (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Arts and Culture 
 Hybrid 

Improving Communication in a Diverse World
Tuesday, September 14 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


Cancelled 9/14 Winter-Themed Woodturning (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Hobbies and Activities 
 In‑person 

Cancelled Woodturning Winter-Themed Creations
Tuesday, September 14 | 6‑9 p.m.


9/15 Preserving Scenic Texas (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 Travel and Day Trips 
 Online 

Preserving Scenic Texas
Wednesday, September 15 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


9/15 Astronomy From Space (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Science and Technology 
 Hybrid 

Why We Do Astronomy From Space
Wednesday, September 15 | 5:30‑7 p.m.


9/16 Civil War Era, Part 6C (ABI)

 Abilene 
 History 
 Hybrid 

The American Civil War Era, Part 6C
Thursday, September 16 | 4-5:30 p.m.


9/18 Birdwatching (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Hobbies and Activities 
 In‑person 

Birdwatching
Saturday, September 18 | 8:30-10:30 a.m.


9/20 How to Play Mah Jongg (P3) (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Hobbies and Activities 
 In‑person 

How to Play Mah Jongg (American National League Version) (P3)
Monday, September 20 | 10 a.m.‑Noon


9/20 Inside Computers (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Science and Technology 
 Hybrid 

Computers: What Goes on Inside?
Monday, September 20 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


9/21 How to Play Mah Jongg (P4) (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Hobbies and Activities 
 In‑person 

How to Play Mah Jongg (American National League Version) (P4)
Tuesday, September 21 | 10 a.m.‑Noon


9/21 The Texas Grand Jury (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Current Topics 
 Hybrid 

The Texas Grand Jury
Tuesday, September 21 | 5‑6:30 p.m.


9/22 Tourism in Fredericksburg and Gillespie (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Travel and Day Trips 
 Hybrid 

Tourism in Fredericksburg and Gillespie
Wednesday, September 22 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


9/22 Explore Ranching History (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 History 
 In‑person 

Explore Ranching History
Wednesday, September 22 | 5:30‑8 p.m.


9/23 Challenges in the Early Days of the Space Shuttle Program (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Science and Technology 
 Hybrid 

Challenges in the Early Days of the Space Shuttle Program
Thursday, September 23 | 10‑11:30 a.m.


9/23 “No Names to Be Given” by Julia Brewer Daily (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Arts and Culture 
 Online 

“No Names to Be Given” by Julia Brewer Daily
Thursday, September 23 | 2-3 p.m.


9/23 Civil War Era, Part 6D (ABI)

 Abilene 
 History 
 Hybrid 

The American Civil War Era, Part 6D
Thursday, September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m.


9/27 Charcuteries 101 (ABI)

 Abilene 
 Food 
 Hybrid 

Charcuteries 101
Monday, September 27 | 5:30-7 p.m.


9/28 What Your Grandchildren Should Know About Africa (Part 2) (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 History 
 Hybrid 

What Your Grandchildren Should Know About Africa (Part 2)
Tuesday, September 28 | 2-3:30 p.m.


9/28 Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Health and Wellness 
 Online 

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
Tuesday, September 28 | 5:30‑7 p.m.


9/29 Some of the Best American Short Stories (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 Literature 
 Online 

Old-Time Short Story Festival: Some of the Best American Short Stories (Part 1)
Wednesday, September 29 | 2-3:30 p.m.


9/30 Supreme Court Decisions (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 Current Topics 
 Hybrid 

Supreme Court Decisions
Thursday, September 30 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


9/30 Civil War Era, Part 6E (ABI)

 Abilene 
 History 
 Hybrid 

The American Civil War Era, Part 6E
Thursday, September 30 | 4-5:30 p.m.


 

Past October Classes


10/1 A Journey Through America's Parks (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Travel and Day Trips 
 Hybrid 

A Journey Through America's National Park System
Friday, October 1 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


10/4 National Parks in the Four Corners States (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Travel and Day Trips 
 Online 

A Bucket List Trip Through the National Parks in the Four Corners States
Monday, October 4 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


10/6 Historic Anson Opera House (ABI)

 Abilene 
 History 
 In‑person 

Historic Anson Opera House
Wednesday, October 6 | 1:30‑3:30 p.m.


10/6 See the Play Like a Referee (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Current Topics 
 Hybrid 

See the Play Like a Referee
Wednesday, October 6 | 5:30-7 p.m.


10/7 The Challenger Accident (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Science and Technology 
 Hybrid 

The Challenger Accident and How NASA Recovered From It
Thursday, October 7 | 10-11:30 a.m.


10/7 Hamilton (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Arts and Culture 
 Hybrid 

Hamilton
Thursday, October 7 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


10/11 Pop Music of the 1980s (LBK)

 Lubbock 
 Arts and Culture 
 Hybrid 

Pop Music of the 1980s
Monday, October 11 | 2-3:30 p.m.


10/12 Allred Rangers' Cleanup of San Augustine (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 History 
 In-person 

East Texas Troubles: The Allred Rangers' Cleanup of San Augustine
Tuesday, October 12 | 2-3:30 p.m.


10/13 Bridging the Mind-Body Connection with Yoga (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 Health and Wellness 
 In‑person 

Bridging the Mind-Body Connection with Yoga
Wednesday, October 13 | 10-11:30 a.m.


10/14 2021: What's Going On? (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Current Topics 
 Hybrid 

2021: What's Going On?
Thursday, October 14 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


10/18 First Aircraft on Mars (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Science and Technology 
 Hybrid 

Ingenuity: The First Aircraft on Mars
Monday, October 18 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


10/19 Antique Cars as Works of Art (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 Arts and Culture 
 In‑person 

Antique Cars as Works of Art
Tuesday, October 19 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


10/20 Cleaning Chemical‑Free! (HL)

 Highland Lakes 
 Health and Wellness 
 In‑person 

Cleaning Chemical‑Free!
Wednesday, October 20 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


10/21 Check Your Personality (FBG)

 Fredericksburg 
 Hobbies and Activities 
 Hybrid 

Have You Checked Your Personality Lately?
Thursday, October 21 | 2‑3:30 p.m.


Key: (ABI) = Abilene, (FBG) = Fredericksburg, (HL) = Highland Lakes, (J) = Jefferson, (LBK) = Lubbock, (E) = Everyone.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

  • Address

    Texas Tech Plaza | 1901 University Avenue, Suite 513 | Lubbock, Texas 79410-5095 || Mailing: Box 45095 | Lubbock, TX 79409-5095
  • Phone

    (806) 742-6554
  • Email

    olli@ttu.edu