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How to register

Registration is first come, first served.

Visit a local OLLI Information Site:

  • New Rowan County Public Library
  • Rowan County Extention Office

OLLI information sites will be supplied with alll semester & registration materials.

Complete registration form & mail the form with your $25 Annual membership fee & applicable course fees to :

OLLI at UK in Morehead
UK Ligon House, 658 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506-0442

Any questions contact or call toll free (866) 602-5862.

Refund Policy:

Refunds will be given only if classes are already filled or OLLI at UK cancels the class. Refunds are not available for students who registered for classes, but were unable to attend.

Class Cancellation Policy

OLLI at UK in Morehead Contacts Information:

University of Kentucky
Ligon House 658 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506-0442Outside
Lexington Toll Free: 866-602-5862
Phone in Lexington: 859-257-2658

Leadership Council Officers

  • OLLI Chair: Carol Laferty
  • Curriculum Chairs: Alban Wheeler
  • Promotion Chair: TBA
  • Committee of Concern Chair: Jonia Morris
  • Social/Special Event Chair: TBA


OLLI National Resource Center Click Here
Osher Foundation Click Here


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Spring Registration Materials (Click Here)
Spring Reg Form & Risk Release Only (Click Here)

Spring Preview & Registration
Thursday, February 13, 2014
1-2:30 p.m.
Morehead United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

Preview Fall Courses and SIGs
Chat with Instructors
Meet people with the same interests
Sign up to get involved
Registration tables open after instructor presentations
Refreshments served
Door Prizes

Registration opens at Open House, then by mail after the event.

2013-2014 Annual Membership Fee: $25 through Summer 2014
Registration Fees: $10 per course (some courses may have additional fees)
Courses are filled on a First Come, First Enrolled basis, space is limited.

NEW this Fall: General Risk Release for All Members & 50th Anniversary Planning

Risk Release: Since so many of our courses and SIGs are now offering varied and creative learning opportunities, we now have one major Risk Release each semester that all OLLI Members will sign. This release will cover the majority of our activi- ties. (Additional releases will be added as needed.)

50th Anniversary: Stay tuned for details on special events and programs in the works for 2014 as we celebrate 50 Years of Lifelong Learning at the University of Kentucky. There will be unique learning opportunities, pop-up events, and more!


Basics of Bourbon Instructor:
Angela H. Traver
Hamlet Instructor:
Rebecca Sexton
OLLI Classic Film Series Instructors:
Russ Brengelman & Wade Cain
Kentucky’s Feuding Tradition Instructor:
J. D. Reeder
Political Economy: News & Views Instructor:
Green Miller
Dulcimer for Complete Beginners Instructor:
Betty Sharp
Art of Drawing with Scissors (Style of Henri Matisse) Instructor:
Sandy Gullett
Drawing with Pastels Instructor:
Joe Sartor

Friday Forum Special Presentations
April 4 & May 2 from 1 – 2:30pm

Brain Health: Environment, Heredity, and Lifestyle
Greg Jicha, MD, Phd, Dept. of Neurology & Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

The Respiratory System As We Age
James R. McCormick MD, Chief of Pulmonary, Pulmonary, Critical Care &Sleep Medicine, UK

What is an OLLI Shared Interest Group?

A Special Interest Group is a group of OLLI Members who have a common interest. Special interest Groups (SIG) get together at a location of their choosing on their own schedule, determine their own content and events, set their own directions, and exist as long as there is interest. Learning can be formal or informal and flexible, including meeting to share experiences. At this time we have 4 interest groups beingstarted. Sign up for those that interest you, information on the first meeting will follow. (Persons must be a current OLLI member to participate, there are no additional fees for SIGs)

  1. Bridge: Beginning and Intermediate
    Facilitator: Carola Sprague
    Eight sessions meeting once a week, 90 minutes each; Wednesday or Thursdays, to be decided by participants. Facilitator will contact everyone late February, early March to set times. Material to be covered: Card values, ar-rangement of cards, shape and evaluation of hand, understanding the meaning of "contract" bridge, your own bid-ding, bidding by partner, recounting card values, and bidding responses within a partnership. (Defensive bidding and play will not be taught in this SIG.) The focus will be on mastering bridge basics to make you competent and comfortable with bidding a hand with a regular partner, or a partner you just met for the first time. By the end of this SIG, you should be able to understand and follow the bidding process found in the daily bridge column of the Lexington-Herald newspaper; we'll work with those in class.
  2. Bridge for Enjoyment and Understanding
    Facilitator: Bob Lindahl
    This is an ongoing bridge playing & learning sequence of sessions held in the Rowan County Public Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Basic knowledge of bridge is all that you need to sign up for this SIG. Cards and tables will be provided and tips will be given relating to bidding, play of the hand, and defensive play. A good source of information is the book Bridge for Dummies by Eddie Kantar which is well written, easy to understand, and guide for improving your understanding of the game. This SIG will start Tuesday after Open House, Feb. 21 from 3 - 4:30, in the Rowan County Public Library.
  3. Creative Writing
    Facilitator: Carol Mauriello
    Carol is starting up her SIG again this Spring. Beginning March 11 and lasting until June, the group will meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 3-4:30 pm in the Conference Room at Rowan County Library. During this SIG we will discuss the elements and craft of fiction, poetry, plays, essay, memoir, etc. Each meeting time, SIG members will respond to at least one prompt or exercise that encourages creativity. Work created may lend itself more to-ward fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry or other formats. The goal is that the exercises in class serve as spring-boards and that memory and imagination lend themselves to full first drafts during the times we are apart. We will revise and polish as we go. Limit: 10
  4. Live Opera Performances from “The Met” in New York
    Facilitator: Mark Minor
    This interest group is for beginners to the world of grand opera. On several Spring Saturdays, we will meet for lunch in Lexington (locations to be chosen by the group) at about 11 am. Over lunch, the leader will explain a lit-tle about how to understand and enjoy opera, summarize what to watch, and listen for, in the particular opera to be experienced that day. Then a little before 1 pm, we will move to the movie theater at Hamburg or Fayette Mall for the live performance of an opera from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York. Mark will contact you with details on the upcoming operas. Costs are your lunch plus $20-22 admission to the movie theater.
  5. Non-Fiction Books of Interest, Importance & Impact
    Facilitator: Alban Wheeler
    Join us as we get together to discuss a variety of non-fiction books. SIG members brainstorm and choose which books will be discussed in the coming months. We typically gather at 2 pm, on the 2nd Monday of each month at Coffee Tree Book Store.
  6. Spanish Conversation - Beginning and Intermediate Practice
    Facilitator: Sarah Cano
    This SIG meets on Tuesdays from 1:30 – 3 pm, starting on Feb.18, 2014, in the Rowan County Public Library. It is for people who have a basic to intermediate knowledge of Spanish and want to practice and learn new ways to use Spanish. The participants discuss current events, Spanish food and culture, books, magazines, and Spanish websites. They work together on puzzles and exercises. It’s a relaxed and informative group.

Did you know that your local Leadership Council & Curriculum Committee work throughout the year to put together your OLLI courses? They meet monthly to brainstorm course ideas, potential instructors and class locations. They also work on ideas for special events such as workshops, luncheons, picnics, open houses, etc.. If you are interested in getting more involved, please let us know! Your OLLI can reach its full potential with everyone's involvement!

  • Participation on Committees - Curriculum, Promotion/PR, Social/Special Event, Committee of Concern, etc.
  • Class Assistant - take roll, assist with handouts, call students, act as liaison, etc.
  • Facilitator - lead discussions, may/may not have set content.
  • Instructor - teach a course.

Leadership and volunteer roles are flexible. Please indicate those that might interest you when you register.