Summer Series

Keep your mind sharp and stay in touch with your OLLI friends by signing up for the 2018 Summer Series. You'll experience seven weeks of compelling topics presented by community experts and leaders.

Cost for the entire series is just $15. Programs take place at Miami University Voice of America Learning Center, 7847 Voice of America Dr., West Chester. (directions here)

Because of limited seating, please sign up for only the programs you know you will attend.

Register beginning May 15: online, by phone at (513) 556-9186, or by mail with the registration form and a check.

Series Sponsor

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Michael K. Farrell MD
Wednesday, July 11, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Children's Hospital Medical Center: Storied Past and Future Vision

Michael K. Farrell, MD, Faculty, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Ambulatory Pediatrics, CHMC

With sites in several counties, Children's Hospital Medical Center is among the region's top employers and an essential resource for families from around the Tristate and around the world. Come hear about its storied past and visions for the future.

Wednesday, July 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

The Drones Are Coming!

Faculty and Students, University of Cincinnati Deparment of Aerospace Engineering

From thermal imaging to pollinating crops, drones are good for more than just delivering packages. Find out about the cutting-edge drone research happening at UC and see some drones in action.

Mike Bohn
Wednesday, July 25, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Go Bearcats! Sports and Character

Mike Bohn, Director of Athletics, University of Cincinnati

Hear about UC's athletes, scholarships, and more. What's in store for the Bearcats in their conference and on the national stage?

Ron Purdon
Wednesday, August 1, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Ron Purdon Trio: Music and Stories

Ron Purdon, Professional Saxophonist, Retired Electrical Engineer, UC Alumni

Ron Purdon has played with some greats in Cincinnati, at the Blue Wisp, and all over the Tristate. He will entertain musically and regale us with some UC memories as well.

Deb Price
Wednesday, August 8, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

How Ohio Won the Civil War

Deb Price, Retired Educator, History Buff, and OLLI Moderator since 2016

From horses and generals to oatmeal and Salisbury steak, Ohio led the nation in its support of the Union cause. The election of 1864 teetered on Ohio's support of Lincoln. Find out some of the ways the 17th state influenced a Union victory.

Junge Jim's beer aisle
Wednesday, August 15, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Craft Beers

Eric Dunaway, Resident Beer Geek, Jungle Jim's, Eastgate

Experience an introduction to the sometimes overwhelming world of craft beers. Expect a little history, a dash of how brewing and fermentation work, plus a healthy dose of basic beer styles and food pairings. And, yes, we're going to taste some, too.

Mason Police Dog
Wednesday, August 22, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Going to the Dogs!

Police, Service, and Therapy Dogs with Their Human Companions

Not all dogs enjoy the proverbial "dog's life." Some get up and go to work every day. Meet some of these hard-working dogs along with their humans from the Mason and Amberley police departments and Circle Tail, Inc., as well as "reading" dog Ruby with OLLI member Janice Kegermeier.