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Are You New To Zoom?
Join Us for a Welcome Session!
with Steve Bevis & Liz Courain

OLLI is offering four free Zoom Welcome Sessions: 
Monday, August 24 at 1:30 PM
Thursday, August 27 at 1:30 PM
Monday, August 31 at 1:30 PM
Thursday, September 3 at 1:30 PM

Your hosts Steve Bevis and Liz Courain will go over basic skills and navigation and answer your questions. If you plan to take OLLI courses this fall and have not previously used Zoom, we recommend attending.

To register, click here and scroll down to choose the day/time you prefer. 

You may also register by calling OLLI at 434-923-3600 or email.
We are happy to take your registration via email or over the phone. 
Special Presentation
Friday, August 28th
in partnership with the Charlottesville History Club
Inventing the Nonsmoker: The Unheralded Activists
in the History of the Cigarette
with Sarah Miilov
Friday, August 28th
10:30 - 11:30 AM

UVA History professor, Sarah Miilov will discuss the subject, welcome questions and comments. We tend to think about the history of the cigarette as a triumph of science and public health over powerful forces of corporate deception. But a longer look at the political history of the cigarette reveals the importance of the federal government in making the cigarette epidemic, and the important role that activists played in clearing the air. Anti-smoking activists won not by passing federal legislation, but by changing laws and rules at the local level. Their strategies may reveal lessons for today as we face federal inaction on a pressing issue of public health. 

This course is free and open to the public.

Sabato's Crystal Ball: America Votes 
in partnership with UVA Center for Politics

Join Larry J. Sabato and the Crystal Ball team every Thursday at 2 PM EST from August 20 through Election Day for Sabato's Crystal Ball: America Votes, a free weekly webinar and podcast series. They and some of the nation's top political experts will break down the 2020 presidential and congressional elections.

UVA will be posting updates on upcoming Sabato's Crystal Ball: America Votes programs at and sharing details in the Crystal Ball newsletter. Produced in partnership with the UVA Office of Engagement. Registration for Episode 1 is now open, click the button below to register. For more info or questions please email

Yoga Pop-ups: Two Formats to Choose From
No Membership Fee Required
New! Gentle Yoga and Guided Meditation on Friday, August 28th at 2:00 PM

Join us for gentle yoga and meditation! This class is designed for new students or those simply wanting a more relaxed and nurturing experience. Participants can expect to do relaxing breath work, various warm ups and explore basic postures at a fairly slow pace. We will begin with a centering, a variety of warm ups before working on the postures and end with deep relaxation and guided meditation. Gentle Yoga is appropriate for anyone who is relatively free from injury and can stand, sit and kneel on the floor. Register here.
Chair Yoga, every Monday in August at 10:00 PM.

Leslie Pont's 40-minute chair-to-floor yoga class will mainly be done in the chair. Students will use the chair to assist with a few standing poses and the class will finish with a few reclined postures. No yoga mat is needed. Bring a pillow or a cushion if you would like to have it handy for the floor work. Please use a chair that is sturdy and free of wheels. The class will focus on safe, accessible postures and alignment using the breath as a guide. Leslie's class will keep you moving despite the summer heat! Register here.
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