The first talent show at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi recently was held with performances by the OLLI Players, for their world premier of The Garrison Speeler Show, and the OLLI Line Dancers.
The Garrison Speeler Show featured spoof interviews with popular Southern Miss community members like Maryann Style, Sue Paste and Brett Favor. After a brief intermission, eight OLLI Line Dancers brought the crowd to their feet with a line dance, cha cha, waltz and hip hop performance, choreographed by Joni Guthrie.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, located in the Peck House on 3601 Pearl St. in Hattiesburg, provides educational opportunities designed to meet the needs of mature adults through seminars, field trips, luncheon lecture series, social activities and courses that do not require exams or homework. It is supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation, an organization based in San Francisco that seeks to improve quality of life for adults age 50 or older through support for higher education and the arts.
All interested Pine Belt residents are invited to enjoy refreshments and mingle with OLLI members during the annual Holly Jolly Holiday Social from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Asbury Annex, located directly behind the Peck House.
For more information, call 601.261.1430 or visit http://www.usm.edu/olli.
A skit from The Garrison Speeler Show, performed by the OLLI Players during the first talent show at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi.
The OLLI Line Dancers performed four dance routines for the first talent show at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi. Pictured left to right: Doris Langton, Kathryn Boyd, Brenda Hesselgrave, Sarah Simpson, Joni Guthrie, Patti Rabe, Ann Cole and Pat Carollo. (Southern Miss Public Relations photos by Jeannie Peng)
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