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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 19, 2018
  • Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Location: Temecula Higher Education Center
  • 43200 Business Park Drive
    Temecula, CA 92590
  • Registration:  Taste of Osher Registration

*Limited spaces available at this venue. Registration required to attend this event.


 Into the Irish

Jim Hinton

Learn about songs of love and parting, songs of emigration and tales of high humor. Enjoy selections from variety and vaudeville theater, where many Irish immigrants established the foundations of American popular music. Join veteran balladeer Jim Hinton as he performs vocals and plays guitar, mandocello, bodhran (Irish drum) and harmonica. It's going to be lot of fun!

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: Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Location: Lake San Marcos Pavillion
  • 1105 La Bonita Drive
    San Marcos, CA 92069
  • Registration: Into the Irish Registration

*Registration includes appetizers and 2 drink tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.


Destination Learning

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park Tour

Leo Carrillo Ranch Tour

The Carrillo Ranch Walking Tour begins with a stroll down Palm Lane towards Leo Carrillo’s Hacienda. Along the way you will be introduced to local and California History. At the Hacienda, you will have the opportunity to tour inside the rooms and view our exhibit “Leo Carrillo’s Life and Legacy“. After visiting the Hacienda and surrounding gardens, you will visit Leo’s wife’s private art studio followed by the Cantina and Carriage House. Your tour will conclude at the Visitor Center inside the recently restored Hay Barn for an opportunity to purchase some snacks & refreshments and unique ranch souvenirs from the gift shop.

NOTE: Tours at the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park consist of a walk around 10.5 acres of uneven earthen and paved surfaces, including without limitations, stairs and trails. It is recommended that visitors wear appropriate shoes for the uneven terrain within this historic park and are comfortable standing and walking for extended periods of time. Tour may prove challenging for persons with mobility limitations. • 90-minute walking tour • 2/3-mile route to walk • Considerable time standing and walking • Moderate activity level

  • Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Location: Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
  • 46200 Flying Leo Carrillo Ln.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009 
  • Registration: Leo Carrillo Ranch Registration

*A current membership and registration are required to attend this event.


San Marcos Historical Society: Where History Meets Discovery

SM Historical Society

Come join us in the Historic Homes Tour. The Cox and Bidwell houses, built in 1888 and 1890 respectively, were moved from nearby locations to Heritage Park in 2000 and 2002. Since then, the Historical Society and hundreds of volunteers have spent countless hours restoring the homes. This docent led tour will provide a short history of the Twin Oaks Valley area of San Marcos, an introduction to some of the past homeowners, and what their life in San Marcos was like between 1890 and 1930.

Following the tour will be a small reception to recognize this location as one of our venue sites. Coffee and cookies will be served.

  • Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Location: San Marcos Historical Society
  • 1952 Sycamore Dr.
    San Marcos, CA 92069
  • Registration: History Meets Discovery Registration

*A current membership and registration are required to attend this event.


Unique Neighborhoods of San Diego Tour

Unique Neighborhood Tour

The diversity of San Diego neighborhoods will be evident on this unique tour.  We will begin with a visit to the Torrey Pines area, one of only two places where this species of plant grows.  From there, we will survey La Jolla and its affluent oceanside topography.  The Soledad Mountain region, with its spectacular views, is always a favorite among tour participants.  The murals of Barrio Logan, right below the Coronado Bay Bridge, are next on our agenda.  Coronado, presenting a combination of beach bungalows and mansions, will follow.  Of course we will enjoy the architectural wonder of the world-famous Del Coronado Hotel and its little sister across the street, the Glorietta Bay. 

Lunch will be on your own at one of many choices at the Coronado Ferry Landing.  The afternoon will feature the  Gaslamp Quarter downtown, where what was once a rundown area has been completely renovated in a totally unique manner, and the Spruce Street Walking Bridge, constructed in 1912 to connect two neighborhoods divided by canyons. Our tour will conclude with the historic area of Burlingame.

  • Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Time: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Location: Bus pick-up will be at CSUSM, parking lot (to be determined). Parking permits will be provided at no extra charge. 
  • Registration: Unique Neighborhoods of San Diego Registration

*A current membership and registration are required to attend this event. Registration to this event is non-refundable.