Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIG) are open to all Osher members and are free interest groups that meet periodically throughout the year. Register below to receive the Zoom link.

Crafting for Charity

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join Gail Fancher to make blankets, hats, or scarves for charity. The majority of our projects will go to The Upper Valley Haven. In the process expand your skills, try something new, make some new friends, and have fun being part of something bigger. We’ll spend the first two sessions exploring knitting and crocheting websites. Let’s look at Ravelry, Pinterest, and a few other web sources together. Further information, please contact Gail Fancher at gailfancher@hotmail.com.

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Sir Philip Sidney

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This fall, after reading several of poems by Sir Philip Sidney (1554-86) during a course about Shakespeare’s sonnets, several Osher learners were inspired to form a SIG (special interest group) devoted to Sidney himself. Given the considerable attention Shakespeare receives today, many readers are not aware that several other great authors—Sidney included—wrote during the English Renaissance. Sidney excelled in three major genres: poetry, prose fiction, and literary theory. The group will meet starting in early December via Zoom to explore his brilliant sonnet sequence, Astrophil and Stella; his delightful prose romance, Arcadia; and the first important work of literary criticism in English, his Defence of Poesy.  Further information, please contact Marilyn Roberts at thefarb14@gmail.com

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