Michael Tomlinson

Prepare for a deep dive into lifelong learning, as the Oregon Coast Learning Institute returns for its winter semester on Tuesday, Jan. 8, kicking off with a presentation by oceanographer Michael Tomlinson.

In a talk beginning at 10 am, Tomlinson will cover working on Ice Station BRAVO; North Sea oil spills; offshore oil production; ocean disposal of military munitions; and the effect on water quality in Hawaii of the Japanese tsunamis and storms.

At 1 pm, Brenda Luntel will walk members and guests through the benefits of fitness and balance training as we age.

Oregon Coast Learning Institute is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization made up largely of retired people who want to continue to stimulate their intellectual interests in an atmosphere of shared learning.

Sessions take place every Tuesday at Salishan Spa and Resort located three miles south of Lincoln City in Gleneden Beach. Each Tuesday has two topics, one from 10 am to noon and a second from 1 to 3 pm. A no-host buffet lunch is available at noon at Salishan and there are also restaurants open close by in Gleneden Beach and at the Taft area in Lincoln City

The Jan. 8 session will begin with a free coffee and cookies reception at 9 am to give visitors, new members and longstanding members the chance to meet and mingle.

Dues of $75 cover all 12 Tuesdays in the winter semester from January 8 through March 26. Visitors are always welcome to attend a full day’s presentations for free.

For more information, go to www.ocli.us or call Ric at 541-994-4810.

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