The Ascension Charter Chapter of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at LSU is offering five noncredit classes in Gonzales in the spring.

Wendy Hazy will be offering classical drawing and painting classes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. A life-writing class will be taught by Patt Roberson from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays.

Wednesday’s lineup includes classes on French by Denise Magnat and “Alzheimer’s: It Matters to Your Brain,” taught by Dana Territo.

Hazey also will teach an acrylic painting class on Thursdays.

Specific class dates have not been announced but they are scheduled to begin in late February and run for six weeks.

The leisure classes will be taught again at the Gonzales Senior Center.

OLLI at LSU is open to anyone 50 and older.

Residents who wish to participate in OLLI courses must first pay the annual $40 membership fee. But this fee is being waived for the spring semester until July for Ascension charter chapter members. The membership year runs from July 1 to June 30.

Most course fees vary from $10 to $40. A few courses have additional fees to cover books or other supplies. An OLLI member may attend courses, coffees, field trips, nature walks or other activities offered by any of the chapters within OLLI at LSU.

To become an OLLI member or for more information, visit or call (225) 578-6763.