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Holiday Luncheon- December 17th

Wednesday, December 17th, 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. held at Scarritt Bennett, 1008 19th Avenue South. Enjoy a scrumptious holiday luncheon buffet in the historically magnificent Susie Gray Dining Hall at Scarritt Bennett. You’ll feel as if you have stepped back in time to a season from long ago. Enjoy a performance by Amy Tate Williams, professional pianist and accompanist

$20 per person with complimentary parking! Deadline to register is December 5th!

Please register online or you can mail in your registration form with your check made payable to Vanderbilt University and send to; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt, PMB 407760, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37203. 



Vanderbilt Food for Thought - Nov 4th and December 2nd

In partnership with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, "Food for Thought: Kandinsky―Exploring Connections between Music, Science, Spirituality, and the Visual Arts,” is a lecture series presented by Vanderbilt professors, Frist Center curators, and members of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. This series provides the community at large with an opportunity to build challenging intellectual connections to the exhibition  Kandinsky: A Retrospective.

EVENT Held at the FRIST CENTER AUDITORIUM 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch served at 11:30 am
Free with advance registration; lunch and gallery admission included.  To register, call 615-322-8585 or register online at .   You must register to receive a complimentary lunch.  Boxed lunches will be provided for the first 250 people to respond.

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Saturday University Fall 2014

This fall’s lecture series is titled, “Unusual Suspects: Characters Who Made History." Four acclaimed professors from Vanderbilt’s History department will be presenting these lectures.

October 25:   Professor Jane Landers

November 1:   Professor Frank Wcislo

November 8:    Professor Tom Schwartz

November 15:  Professor Joel Harrington

The lectures will be given in Cohen Memorial Hall in room 203.  The lectures will begin at 9:30 and end around 11:00. Refreshments will be available before hand in the Cohen foyer. Following each session, the Fine Arts Gallery will be open.  For more information and to register for this series please visit

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Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt offers wonderful services and programs such as nutrition workshops, Tai Chi, and Yoga.  Please see their website for workshops, services and upcoming events!


Blair School of Music Vanderbilt University Concerts &  Class Opportunities

Visit the Blair School of Music website for upcoming performances in their concert series. Please see their Winter/Spring Adult course information for 2015 in the attached catalog. 


Sarratt Art Studios Vanderbilt University Class Opportunities

Sarratt Art Studios has hired new instructors, designed new classes and revamped its schedule for the fall 2014 semester. OLLI members have the opportunity to enroll at the Vanderbilt Alumni discounted rate for Sarratt Art Studio classes, like pottery, digital photography or jewelry making. Visit the Sarratt website for class offerings, costs and class information.  Please contact Sarratt for their registration details.