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 Starts Monday!

Open University is entirely online via Zoom this fall and classes start this coming Monday, September 21. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for intellectual stimulation and virtual socialization with your fellow students and favorite teachers. Register today! Emails with Zoom links will be sent out this Sunday evening.

See the fall 2020 Open University schedule here.

Register for Open University here.

Wednesday’s Lunch & Life – always free, open to the public, and normally presented in partnership with St. Mary Catholic Church – has also moved online for the fall 2020 session. If you are a member of TSCOR, or have already registered for Open University, you do not need to register separately for Lunch & Life as these Zoom links will be sent to you automatically. If you are not a member or a student and are only interested in signing up for the free, Wednesday Lunch & Life lecture series, you do need to register.

Register for Lunch & Life here.

Look Forward to Fall: Lifelong Learning with The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond

The official start date of autumn is a couple weeks away, but with Labor Day behind us, our attention turns to fall activities we love. What better activities to look forward to than the lifelong learning programs of TSCOR?

Open University is entirely online via Zoom this fall. Sign up for great classes and a chance to virtually wave at your fellow students and favorite teachers. Wednesday’s Lunch & Life – always free, open to the public, and normally presented in partnership with St. Mary Catholic Church – has also moved online for the fall 2020 session.

While “spring forward, fall back,” works wonderfully as a clock-setting mnemonic, it does not necessarily apply to life. Don’t fall back and look behind to what was missed; look forward to fall with TSCOR! Register today! And share this info with friends and family – let’s look forward to fall together.

See the fall 2020 Open University schedule here.

Register for Open University here.

Lunch & Life: If you are a member of TSCOR, or have registered for Open University, you do not need to register separately for Lunch & Life as these Zoom links will be sent to you automatically. If you are not a member or a student and are only interested in signing up for the free, Wednesday Lunch & Life lecture series, you do need to register.

Register for Lunch & Life here.

Welcome to our new LLC

I know that many of you have met her, but we would like to officially welcome Erin Reibel, our Lifelong Learning Coordinator (LLC), to The Shepherd’s Center.

She will be at the Open University and Lunch and Life, as well as behind the scenes, helping us to offer Richmond’s lifelong learners one of the best programs in the area.

So, if you haven’t introduced yourself, please do!

Open University Begins Soon!

Have you missed the Open University this summer?? Well, you won’t have to wait much longer. Classes begin on Monday, September 23 and Thursday, September 26.

Since you might be eager for a lecture, I thought this would be a good time for you to watch a video about Dr. Elbert Cole who began the Shepherd’s Center Movement back in 1972. It’s a little, 10 minute, lecture where you will learn a bit more about our history. Some of the clips were taken from a 60 Minutes story that ran in the 70’s. Our model is a wonderful one that truly benefits those involved and I am very proud to be a part of it. Enjoy the video!

Elder Leadership Award Presented to Dr. Elbert Cole

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!

Fall 2015 Class Schedule is Here!

We are happy to have available for your perusal our Open University class schedule for this Fall (click the link below).  We look forward to seeing everyone the week of September 21st when classes begin.  Don’t forget to share with your friends and neighbors about how much you enjoy the OU!!

Class Schedule FALL 2015