Details for our Fall 2023 semester are listed below.
Registration is now OPEN! Click here to register.
All classes are located at The Point at 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated: 60 Collegeview Rd., Westerville, OH 43081

Print our Fall 2023 LLC class schedule and instructor bio’s here.

“Lunch and a Book” Starts Sept. 28, before our regularly scheduled class. Learn more here.

Fall 2023 Events and Class Offerings:

LLC Classes, Instructors, and Locations

Download and print our Fall 2023 LLC class schedule and instructor bio’s here.


All classes will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Room 140 at The Point (Dr. Alison H. Prindle Lifelong Learning Classroom), unless noted otherwise. 

Aug. 24, 2023
1:30 p.m.
LLC Welcome Back Reception
With remarks by Otterbein President John Comerford and the Otterbein READY team. Otterbein READY is our new career and professional preparation program that guides our students through a four-year plan that includes networking, at least one immersive experience, and more.
Aug. 31, 2023
1:30 p.m.
Adventures in Literary Publishing: My Unlikely Journey with The Good Psychologist
With Dr. Noam Shpancer, Professor, Department of Psychology
Sept. 7, 2023
*2:30 p.m.
Art for Study and Reflection – Otterbein’s Fall 2023 Exhibition Schedule
With Dr. Janice Glowski,  Director of Museum & Galleries; Dr. Amy Johnson, Professor, Department of Art & Art History; and David Stichweh ’69, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art
Sept. 14, 2023
1:30 p.m.
Unwelcome Visitors: The History of Introduction and Biology of Ohio’s Invasive Plant Species
With Dr. Brandon Sinn, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Earth Science
Sept. 21, 2023
1:30 p.m.
Ohio’s Native Plants and Animals:  The Rest of the Story
With Dr. Halard Lescinsky, Professor, Department of Biology and Earth Science

Sept. 28, 2023
Oct. 5, 2023
1:30 p.m.

“Lunch and a Book” Before Class on 9/28! Learn more.

The Beat Goes On – A Deep Dive into the History of Rock and Roll: Two-Week Class
With Dr. Michael Yonchak, Associate Professor and Director of Bands, Department of Music

Oct. 12, 2023
1:30 p.m.
Recreating the Sun on Earth
With Dr. David Robertson, Professor, Department of Physics
Oct. 19, 2023
8:00 p.m.
A Brief Look at the History of Peace Corps, Life in Afghanistan 1971-73 and Today, and a Bit of History
With Elana Hohl, Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan
Oct. 26, 2023
1:30 p.m.

“Lunch and a Book” Before Class on 10/26! Learn more.

Otterbein Common Book Panel
With Lula Mohamed Abdulle, Westerville City School’s Somali  Parent Liaison, and Tariq Mohamed, Business and Employment Services Coordinator for the New Country / New Job Division at Jewish Family Services. Moderated by Frank E. Dobson, Jr., Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Social Justice & Activism at Otterbein

Nov. 2, 2023
1:30 p.m.
Achieving World Heritage Recognition for Ohio’s American Indian Earthworks
With Jennifer Aultman, Chief Historic Sites Officer, Ohio History Connection
Nov. 9, 2023
1:30 p.m.
The New Luxuries of Early Modern Europe: Tea in Holland
With Dr. Richard Yntema, Associate Professor, Department of History, Political Science, and Modern Languages
Nov. 10, 2023
12:45 p.m.
Church of the Messiah
51 N. State St.
Singing in the Baltics: Concert Choir Performs Music for their Tour to Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia
With the Otterbein Concert Choir and Dr. Gayle Walker, Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music
Nov. 16, 2023
1:30 p.m.
Ohio’s Forgotten Renaissance Man: Burton E. Stevenson
With Paul Burnam, Former Director, Methodist Theological School Library 
Nov. 30, 2023
1:30 p.m.

“Lunch and a Book” Before Class on 11/30! Learn more.

Short Takes: A New LLC Program!
Featuring LLC members and others, who in retirement, discover or create projects they have not tried before. This week’s Short Takes include Linda Barr (discussing Reaching Out to Refugees); Don Foster (discussing Don in Westerville: Histories and Mysteries); and Carol Ventresca and Brett Johnson (discussing their podcast, Looking Forward Our Way).

 Dec. 7, 2023
1:30 p.m.
Keep Doing What You Love!
Come join us to watch and discuss one of the top documentaries of all time, Young@Heart, a film that follows a senior citizens’ chorus from western Massachusetts while they rehearse and then perform their new set of songs, from James Brown to Cold Play.  As it says on their DVD, you are never too old to rock! 
Dec. 14, 2023
1:30 p.m.
LLC Holiday Dessert Social Event
Join us as we celebrate the best of holiday desserts and community! A preview of January’s film study and spring sessions will be included in the short program.


WE ARE a community of like-minded mature learners who are curious about the world, and are committed to maintaining an active mind and a healthy body.