Texas Tech University

 Lubbock 
 Hobbies and Activities 
 In‑person 

Man with backpack looking through binoculars.

Birdwatching

Come enjoy a morning field session designed to help you become more observant and efficient in watching, identifying and (hopefully) enjoying birds. It will cover the proper use of binoculars, field guides, observing field marks with which to identify birds and just careful looking and listening. Participants should bring binoculars or field guides, if they have them, but there will be some for loan for those that don't have these items. All skill levels welcome; no prior bird knowledge or experience necessary. The session will be lead by an instructor from the Llano Estacado Audubon Society.

Saturday, September 18 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | $15 | In‑person
Municipal Garden & Arts Center | 4215 University Ave | 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