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Eugene/Springfield Annual Picnic at Lively Park Shelter 

Eugene/Springfield–Mark your calendars for the OLLI- UO Eugene-Springfield annual picnic, at Lively Park Shelter, 2100 Thurston Road, in Springfield.

The picnic is a potluck with OLLI providing the beverages and set up (cups, flatware, etc.) Please bring a dish to share, according to your last name:

A–H, desserts
I–R, appetizers or salads
S–Z, entrée or a protein dish

Following positive feedback from members last year, we have booked the same venue, which has a playground for any visiting grandchildren. Please bring guests if you would like. Volunteers for set up and clean up will be appreciated. We hope many members will attend this great social gathering.

OLLI Spring (Really Summer) Social

Central Oregon—It’s been a looooooooong winter, but the daffodils are up, trees are starting to bud and leaf out, and summer is really just around the corner. So let’s celebrate!

Our theme will be “Summer of Love.” This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, so break out your tie-dye t-shirts, bellbottom pants and get ready to get in touch with your inner hippie.There will be a fun quiz and best outfit will win an award!

The main dish and refreshments will be provided. There is a $5 donation per person to cover costs. For the rest of the menu, please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Preregistration begins May 31.

Annual Winter Holiday Celebration!

OLLI UO Holiday CelebrationOLLI UO Eugene/Springfield–Mark your calendar and save the date. We’ll have great food, drink, and entertainment by the Eugene Recorder Orchestra!

The Eugene Recorder Orchestra plays every kind of music, from medieval to modern. Our instruments range from the tiny sopranino to the contrabass recorder. The group has a dozen members, playing under the direction of Dave Goudy.

The Recorder Orchestra started back in the 70s as a Parks and Rec class. These days we perform at the Holiday Market, the Scandinavian Festival, the Atrium, and other venues in the Eugene/Springfield area.

We know you’ll enjoy hearing music of the season on recorders!

No RSVP needed and If you like, bring cookies or a dessert to share.

Interested in becoming a member of OLLI UO? Click here.

Save the Date for the Annual OLLI–CO Holiday Party!

OLLI UO Central Oregon Holiday PartyCentral Oregon–Daylight Savings Time is over and the leaves have already turned…whether you like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. That means it’s time for the annual Central Oregon OLLI-UO holiday party.

Here are the details:

Location: The Looking Glass Café

Theme: the holidays (what else would it be?!)

This event will offer a buffet lunch catered by the Looking Glass Cafe. As such, we are asking that members register for the event and make a $10 contribution to cover catering costs. Registration details will be e-mailed to members.

Interested in becoming a member of OLLI UO? Click here.

Annual All-Member Potluck – Central Oregon


Annual All-Member Potluck 

Central Oregon–September’s arrival means it is time for the Annual All-Member Potluck (formerly known as the Annual All-Member Picnic). The All-Member Potluck is a great opportunity to socialize with your Central Oregon OLLI-UO colleagues and share your summer vacation stories.

The theme this year is “Hats Off to Summer!” Wear the craziest, coolest, most unique hat you can find. Our venue for this event is the fantastic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, where we held the All-Member Social in June. We ask that you:

Register for the event online, by telephone, or in person at the UO Bend Center

Submit a $5 per person donation to cover the cost for a main dish and refreshments

Bring a dish or dessert to share: Last names beginning with A through M should bring a dessert. Last names beginning with N through Z should bring a side dish.

Summer Potluck Picnic

1Eugene/Springfield–Mark your calendars for the annual summer potluck picnic to be held at Lively Park, Shelter B, 6100 Thurston Road in Springfield. Directions: Drive east on Highway 126, and take a left onto Thurston Road at the stoplight, and a left at the Splash! Lively Park sign. If you take Main Street, take a left onto 58th, pass Thurston High School, and turn right onto Thurston Road.

Beverages and dinnerware will be provided by OLLI-UO. Please bring a dish according to your last name for the potluck repast:

  • A-H appetizer or salad
  • I-P entrée or protein dish
  • Q-Z dessert.

To volunteer for set up or clean up, please call 541-344-3430. There’s a great playground next to the picnic shelter, so bring grandchildren. Let’s have a good crowd!

For more information on becoming a member click here.

New Members, Save The Date!


Eugene/Springfield–If you have joined OLLI-UO since November 5, 2015, or if you joined earlier in the year, but were unable to attend our November gathering, please mark your calendar now for our upcoming reception for new members.

Come join us in the Canada Room at the UO Baker Downtown Center to share tasty snacks, meet other new members, and find out about upcoming programming from our President David Kolb, Council members, study and discussion groups facilitators, and up your knowledge about our increasingly useful website.

Not a member of OLLI UO? Join today!

Central Oregon All Member Social


Central Oregon–It has been awhile since we all got together for a little fun and socializing. Come visit with your Central Oregon OLLI friends at our upcoming All-Member Social on Friday, June 3, 2:00–4:00 p.m.! This social will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend, OR 97702 (located at the corner of Skyliners Road and Skyline Ranch Road). While we have no space constraints, we ask that you RSVP for the event so that we can plan accordingly. Let us know you plan to attend by signing up online at: http://bit.ly/1WBRoPq.

And what’s a party without a little something to nibble on? We ask that participants bring a bite to share. Please contact Terry Schwab by e-mailing terry_schwab@yahoo.com, or calling 650-619-0300, to let her know what you can bring. Please note this is a member-only event.

Event Coordinators: Terry Schwab and Linda Redeker

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Central Oregon New Member Welcome

5Central Oregon–It’s time again for a New Member Welcome! We hold these events quarterly to meet new faces and learn more about our members. It is open to anyone who joined OLLI-UO in Central Oregon in 2016. The New Member Welcome is an opportunity to get to know each other and to learn what OLLI-UO is all about. We not only learn about the Osher Foundation, but we discuss our relationship with UO Academic Extension and the connection between the Eugene-Springfield and Central Oregon program sites. We highlight Central Oregon OLLI programs, meet the committee chairs, review some Frequently Asked Questions, and illustrate resources offered to Central Oregon members, including navigating the OLLI-UO website.

This is an informal meeting; we just want to make you feel welcome. And of course, to enjoy goodies while doing so! Please join us at the UO Bend Center classrooms this first Monday in May.

Not a member of OLLI UO? Click here to join today.