An informational meeting for the Marana campus of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arizona is set for 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in the clubhouse at Heritage Highlands.

The session, for both returning and prospective members, is a chance to learn about study groups planned for the spring 2010 semester. Study group leaders plan to give brief overviews. Registration is open to anyone interested.

OLLI-Marana study groups get under way Feb. 1 and run through March 26. All study groups meet at the Heritage Highlands Clubhouse.

OLLI is a nationwide, university-affiliated, educational network of adults 50 years of age and older who embody their love of learning through study groups focusing on a wide variety of subjects. Study groups are organized and led by OLLI members, many of whom are retired university professors, teachers, semi-retired working professionals, and "knowledgeable and experienced hobbyists," a release said.

OLLI/UA/Marana study groups for the spring 2010 semester include: Ansel Adams: A Legacy; Understanding Economics and Money; Desert Gardening; Cognitive Aging and Its Implications; Chinese Art Exhibit at the Tucson Museum of Art; Current Health Issues Series; Film Musicals of the 21st Century; Andy Warhol: Life and Legends; Four Steps to an Exceptional Retirement; History of Arizona: Part II; If Mozart Was a Techie;  Southwest Art: Pottery; Early Manned Space Flight; Media Law and Ethics; The Roswell Incident; and Adventures in the Alaska Arctic.

Membership fees for Marana OLLI are $50 per semester and entitle participants to free enrollment in all classes offered in Marana, as well as one study group at either the Tucson or Green Valley campuses.

For additional information about OLLI, visit or call -626-9039.

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