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OLLI-RU Slates Summer Classes in Art, Music, Film and More for Learners 50+

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – New courses on rock operas, Woody Allen, and vaudeville-inspired musicals will be among the offerings of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers (OLLI-RU) this summer. Registration begins May 6 for the session, which starts June 4 in Highland Park and June 5 in Freehold.

Classes will be offered Tuesdays, June 4 through July 2, at The Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 S. 2nd Ave.; and on Wednesdays, June 5 through July 3, at the Western Monmouth Higher Education Center at Brookdale Community College, 3680 Route 9 South, Freehold.  

The noncredit courses are taught by current and retired instructors from area colleges, including Rutgers, as well as high schools. There are no grades or tests, and a college degree is not required to enroll.

Courses cover a wide range of subjects, including, art, film, music and current affairs, with specific courses ranging from Mosaic Art, to Computer Basics, to Discovering Natural New Jersey.

Applicants can register online anytime at For a print catalog or registration questions, send email to, or call 732-932-7233, ext. 4200. Registration forms will be accepted no later than May 24.

OLLI-RU is a unit of Rutgers’ Division of Continuing Studies. The program was established by Rutgers in 1993 in The Reformed Church of Highland Park. The Freehold location was added in 2006.  

OLLI-RU welcomes proposals from instructors for courses on a wide variety of topics and interests for learners over 50. Contact Megan Novak at or (732) 932-7233, ext. 4200, for more information.

OLLI-RU receives funding from the Bernard Osher Foundation, which was established in 1977 to benefit a wide range of educational and cultural activities. Osher, a Maine native and San Francisco resident, is a successful businessman, community leader and a patron of the arts and education. His wife, the Honorable Barbro (cq) Osher, consul general of Sweden in San Francisco, serves as chair of the foundation.

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