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Osher winter lecture series starts Jan. 10

Friday, Jan. 10 at 1:30 p.m. - RUTLAND - Osher Life Long Learning Institute, affiliated with the University of Vermont, is geared toward seniors 50 years and older who want to engage in meaningful learning just for the fun of it.
Last semester fun came in the form of a real live human dressing up as a beaver, compliments of Kurt J. Valenta, owner of Exordium, Inc. Thanks to Valenta we now know much about America's largest rodent.
The Osher winter term starts on Friday, Jan. 10, with a series on domestic concerns: Democracy, whistle blowing, the Supreme Court and the First Amendment will be the topics.  In February the program looks east with lectures on Afghanistan, Iran, Japan and Turkey.  Friday afternoons in March will concentrate on art appreciation.
Each of the 12 lectures in the winter term will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Friday afternoons at the Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street in Rutland. Lectures are $5 or $40 for all 12 sessions during the winter term.  For more info, call 802-422-2921.