OLLI to host Mug and Muffin event

MANCHESTER – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College in Manchester will host a "Mug and Muffin" social event to celebrate of Cinco de Mayo from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 4, at Granite State College, 195 McGregor St., third floor. OLLI members and guests are all welcome to attend. This event is free.

In keeping with the spirit of the day, guests of Mexican heritage from Consuelo’s Taqueria, dressed for the holiday, will not only provide the history and origin of Cinco de Mayo but will contribute to the festive mood of the morning. This popular event will give OLLI members an opportunity to relax and socialize outside of the usual classroom setting. Remember, OLLI goes "green" for the morning so please bring your own mug for your coffee, tea, or other beverage. There will be a variety of breakfast refreshments including Mexican ones. Those who know some Spanish should brush up on their skills to lead in some fun activities of the morning. Additionally, everyone will get to use some craft skills. Attendees are encouraged to wear a costume if desired or wear bright-colored clothing for the day in celebration of the holiday.

OLLI is a member organization that provides educational, social and volunteer opportunities for adults over 50. OLLI holds classes in four locations across the state – the greater Manchester, Concord, Conway and Seacoast regions.

The Bernard Osher Foundation has been dedicated to the advancement of lifelong learning opportunities across the country since 1977 and gave its first endowment grant in support of lifelong learning programs for mature students in 2001. Currently, there are 119 OLLIs in colleges and universities across the country, all of which celebrate a commitment to lifelong learning and "learning for the fun of it."

As one of four public institutions with the University System of New Hampshire, Granite State College services a statewide student population with affordable tuition, online degree programs, four full-service campuses and six academic sites throughout the state. For more information, visit www.granite.edu.