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A Taste of Osher in Temecula

Taste of Osher

Learn what Osher is all about at our annual Taste of Osher Event! Enjoy refreshments and raffle drawings while you preview select spring courses, meet instructors and discover the opportunities Osher has waiting for you!

  • Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: The HIgher Education Center
  • 43200 Business Park Drive
    Temecula, CA 92590
  • Registration:  Taste of Osher Registration
  • Or call 760-750-8613
  • Fee:  Free Event

*Seating is limited


Klezmer Music and Jazz:  Jumpin at the Savoy


In the 1920s - 40s many Jewish musicians (some who had been klezmer musicians in Eastern Europe) began to play and compose jazz music. Jews and African Americans were both marginalized minorities and faced all kinds of discrimination particularly in earning a living as a doctor, lawyer, accountant, professor, etc. but the arts were wide open for their participation. It was during the inter-war years where many Jewish and African American musicians, composers and lyricists worked together to create swing songs that became popular throughout the world. Musicians like George Gershwin, Cab Calloway, Slim Galliard, Ziggy Ellman and many others combined Yiddish, minor keys, the blues and syncopated rhythms to create such tunes as "And the Angels Sing" and "Bay Mir Bistu Sheyn."

This special event is brought to you in partnership with the Friends of CSUSM at Lake San Marcos and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  • Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM (Doors will open at 3:30 PM)
  • Location: Lake San Marcos Pavilion
  • 1105 La Bonita Drive
    San Marcos, CA 92069
  • Registration: Opening Soon
  • Fee:  $35 / $25 for Lake San Marcos Residents

*Registration includes appetizers and 1 drink ticket. Tickets will not be sold at the door.



Racehorse Breeding Ranch Tour

Ocean Breeze Ranch

Ocean Breeze Ranch is a magnificent place nestled among greenery, lakes and trees in the Bonsall area.  The owners of the ranch have enjoyed remarkable success in horse racing, winning two Kentucky Derbies with their horses - I'll Have Another and Nyquist.  We will have a chance to see the range of operations on the ranch, including the mares in foal and the prize stallion, Square Eddie, who is among the top stallions in California.  A unique feature of our visit will be the eager approach of the baby foals on the ranch to our bus. Don't be surprised if we get the chance to reach out over the pasture fence and pet some of the babies.  We will have plenty of photo opportunities during our visit to this beautiful ranch and see many horses up close and personal. Following the visit,  we will stop in Temecula where you can choose from a variety of restaurants to enjoy your lunch!

  • Date: Thursday,  October 25
  • Time: 9:30AM - 3:30PM
  • Location: Ocean Breeze Ranch
  • Bus Transportation.  Pick-up location to be determined
  • Registration: Racehorse Breeding Ranch Tour
  • Fee:  $50

*A current membership and registration are required to attend this event. This is a Destination Learning event, no Annual or Lifetime discounts apply.