Get Ready! Open University Starts Monday

Everyone is eager for the start of the fall Open University session this coming Monday. A couple things to note so you’re all ready:

One, there’s been a change to the Monday, Sept. 20 Lunch Speaker. In lieu of the previously scheduled, “Virginia Voice: Eyes for Those Who Can’t See,” Dr. Karen Sherry, curator at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, will present, “Moral, Maternal, Mannish, & Monstrous: Suffragist Images, 1900-1920.”

And two, Zoom links for all classes and speakers will arrive to your email Sunday evening. Remember to check your spam and junk folders if you don’t see them in your inbox!

Now you’re all set! Keep your mind as sharp as your pencils; learn something new at the OU!

Smile! The Open University Schedule is HERE!

Time to turn those pandemic frowns upside down! It took us a little longer than we would’ve liked – thanks to a few unexpected COVID precautions – but the fall 2021 OU schedule is here!!!

A few things to know: Classes are entirely online for the fall 2021 session. No in-person classes will be held. The fall tuition deal is available this year. Hard copies of the schedule will arrive in mailboxes next week.

And don’t forget this! TSCOR members get FREE access to ALL of the lunch speakers. Even if you aren’t taking classes this session, make OU a part of your lunch hour.

So get out your calendar, peruse the schedule, and work on that smile! (If you have a frowny friend, share the schedule with them! We’re one big Zooming family around here.)

See the fall schedule here.

Register online here.

Are you smiling ear to ear yet?

Open University’s Lunch-n-Life Cancelled

Richmond City schools are closed again tomorrow which means that our Lunch-n-Life program at St. Mary Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 27th, is cancelled.  We will be opening the office at 10:00am on Wednesday and we will keep our fingers crossed about Thursday’s Open University (OU).  If Richmond City schools are closed, the OU is cancelled.  If there is a delayed opening, we operate at the normal scheduled times.

We hope everyone is doing well with all this snow.  Be very careful if you venture out – Julie

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We are OPEN on Columbus Day!

Open University WILL MEET at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Monday, October 12.  We are not closed for Columbus Day.  Hope to see everyone there!!

AND if you haven’t looked at the OLIVER! trip flyer, do it now.  It’s going to be an incredible trip!

Open University Fall Session Begins Monday

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Open University classes begin at St. Luke Lutheran on Monday, September 21.  The bike races are scheduled for the downtown area, so we are not expecting any road issues.  On Thursday, September 24, classes begin at First Presbyterian.  There is a practice bike course on Cary Street that morning, so please enter Lock Lane from Grove Avenue to get to the church.

We hope to see everyone at both locations.

AND, don’t forget Wednesday’s Lunch-n-Life at St. Mary Catholic at 12 noon – free and open to the public.  Bring a sandwich!

We are looking forward to the start of a great school year at the OU!

Shepherd’s Center of America visits Richmond

We had a wonderful visit last week from Sarah Cheney, Executive Director of Shepherd’s Center of America.

Julie and SarahSarah was in Northern Virginia at a ribbon cutting for the newest Shepherd’s Center, Western Fairfax County, one of the now seven Centers in Virginia.  The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond was the first, 31 years ago, and we mentored both the Chesterfield and Oakton-Vienna Shepherd’s Center when they first began.  It’s great to be a part of such an important national organization and a caring community of people meeting the growing needs of aging Americans 60+.  Click this SCA to find out more about Shepherd’s Center of America.

Change of speaker at St. Mary Church, April 1st (no foolin’)

Bill Sachs will be unable to speak on April 1, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church.  We are happy to welcome his replacement, Bernie Henderson, CEO of Woody Funeral Homes.  He will give his presentation that was cancelled by the snow entitled, “Commemorating D-Day at Normandy 70 Years Later.”  We hope to see you there!!

Lunch-n-Life, brown-bag lecture series is 12 noon to 1:30 pm, March 25th through April 22nd at St. Mary Catholic Church.  Free and open to the public.  Bring a sandwich.  The church will provide beverages and dessert.

OU Classes Spring 2015

Spring Gray Matters now available online!

The Spring 2015 issue of Gray Matters is now on our website.  You can also view it at the link below.

Gray Matters Spring 2015

ATTENTION – Only 4 more spots available for our trip to Mt. Vernon & the National Marine Corps Museum in Northern Virginia on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  Last day to register is this Friday, February 27.  More than just another historic home and a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines–past, present, and future.  It’s going to be a great trip-please join us.  For more details, see the flyer at the link below and then call the office to sign up!

2015 Mount Vernon & Marine Museum Flyer

Open University Spring Class Schedule is on our website NOW!

The Open University class schedule for Spring 2015 is now available on our website.  You can also use the link below!  Classes begin Monday, March 23, 2015 – See you then!!

OU Classes Spring 2015