Schoolcraft and Vicksburg residents are invited to take courses in the Osher Life Long Learning (OLLI) academy that will be offered from Western Michigan University in January at the Schoolcraft library. An open house will be held at the library on December 3rd from 3 to 5 p.m. for those who are would like to know about the offerings. “I’m very excited about this program being hosted at our library and would love to have a good turnout for the director, Shirley Swanson, who will make a presentation that day,” VanRavenswaay said. “We have three classes in the works to be hosted through the library for the winter session, all taught by Schoolcraft people. It’s an amazing opportunity for local seniors to engage in continuing education with minimal cost. The first one is set for January.”
The classes to be offered in Schoolcraft include: Flower Arranging with Jim Stamper of Heirloom Rose; Cupcake Dreams Come True with Korina Thompson from the Salted Cupcake; Little Boston of the West: Early Schoolcraft in the 19th Century with Harriet Swartz, Nancy Rafferty, Don Sanborn, and Kim Maxim.
Membership in OLLI is (pro-rated) $17.50 from now through June 2015, or $35/year (July 2015-June 2016), or $90 for three years. You may sign up to become a member and register for classes at the January Thaw held on the WMU campus. Although membership is not required to take classes or to go on trips, there is a significant financial benefit to being a member. For further information call 269-387-4200.