The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will hold an open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave.

A number of OLLI's winter semester instructors will be on hand to meet with potential students and share a little bit about the courses they will be teaching in January and February.

Classes are designed especially for people 50 and older and there are no tests or grades.

Membership is required in order to register for courses, which will be held in Pittsfield, Lenox and Great Barrington this winter.

For more information or a free catalog, call 413-236-2190, email or visit