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Osher at Dartmouth
7 Lebanon Street, Suite 107
Hanover, NH 03755-2112
(603) 646-0154
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:30 - 4:30 PM
8:30 - 1:00 PM

Special Events & Lectures

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The Untold Story of the Wizards of Oz

Register Now!Wicked

Sunday, July 16
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Dewey Parking Lot

Osher members: $150
Non-members: $170
Tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets are Orchestra seating.
Feel free to pack snacks for the bus ride. We will be stopping at the Hooksett Rest Area on the way to Boston.

9:00 AM – Depart from Dewey Parking Lot in Hanover

9:30 AM – Pick up at New London Park-n-Ride

Make a stop at the Hooksett Rest Area

1:00 PM – Wicked begins

There will be a 15 minute intermission

4:00 PM – Wicked ends

4:30 PM – Depart Boston

6:30 PM – Arrive New London

7:00 PM – Arrive in Hanover

Back by "Popular" demand. Variety calls Wicked "a cultural phenomenon," and it continues to break box office records and sell out in record time. Winner of over 100 international awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" (The New York Times).

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One—born with emerald green skin—is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete—and completely satisfying—new musical in a long time" (USA Today).

Finding Fred: Meaning Making from the First World War

Lieutenant Fred Foley

Wednesday, July 26
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Mayer Room,
Howe Library

Dr. Joshua Powers presents a look at World War I through the experiences of his great-uncle, Lieutenant Fred Foley, who was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.

Click here to view the poster for this event.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

Understanding and ENJOYING the Upcoming Solar

Bob Koester 

Tuesday, August 8
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Mayer Room,
Howe Library

On August 21st, America will be abuzz with excitement about a rare astronomical event. Beginning around 10:00 in the morning, Pacific Daylight Time, the shadow of the moon will sweep from Oregon's Pacific coast to the shores of South Carolina. Ten million people living within the path of totality, joined by millions of visitors, will witness nature's greatest spectacle, a totally eclipsed sun. And for the first time in more than 99 years, everyone in the 48 contiguous states will see a partial eclipse. Here in the Upper Valley, the sun will become 60% covered.

In his presentation, Bob Koester, who has traveled the world chasing eclipses, will share his insights into the solar eclipse experience. Whether or not you are able to travel to totality, you will want to take advantage of this opportunity to better understand, safely view and, most importantly, ENJOY this upcoming historic event.

Bob Koester has led Osher courses on The Transit of Venus, Richard Strauss and – for both Osher and Adventures in Learning – The Trans-Siberian Railroad and Discovering the Pacific Northwest. Bob has also led Osher Study/Travel programs for total solar eclipse trips to Turkey in 2006 and to the South Pacific in 2012. In August he will be leading a group of Osher and AIL members on a tour of the Pacific Northwest which will include viewing the upcoming eclipse in central Oregon. In addition to astronomy, his interests include music, history and wine.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

Osher at the Movies

Great Films 2017 Series

The Canoe Club Discount: 25% discount on lunch for Osher members who dine immediately after each film screening.

Osher members and their friends receive free admission! Don't forget to wear your Osher name badge.

Tuesday, July 18Register Now!
10:00 AM
Nugget Theaters
Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Grapes of Wrath – Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin. A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Grapes of Wrath

Friday, August 18Register Now!
10:00 AM
Nugget Theaters
Thelma and Louise (1991)

Thelma and Louise – Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt. An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.

Thelma & Louise

Wednesday, September 13Register Now!
10:00 AM
Nugget Theaters
Four Feathers (1939)

Four Feathers – John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez. Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former comrades - disguised as an Arab.

Four Feathers

Last Updated: 6/21/17