As children return to school, programs for adult education become available through the University of Kentucky’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Starting Sept 8, the free Donovan Forum Series will feature speakers from 1:15-2:30 p.m. at the new Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane. Light refreshments will be served on the first Thursday of each month starting at 1 p.m. There’s no need to RSVP.

Speakers for September include:

  • Sept. 8: History of Henry Clay in 25 Objects, Eric Brooks, Curator, Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate.
  • Sept. 15: The Artistry of Oriental Rugs, Hasson Rahimi
  • Sept. 22: A History of Daniel Boone National Forest, Kimberly Bonaccorso, U.S. Forest Service
  • Sept. 29: The Great Diabetes Epidemic, Dr. Gilbert Friedell, director emeritus, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky.


The Tuesday Speaker Series will take place from noon to 1 p.m. starting Sept. 6 at the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, 1733 Russell Cave Road. There’s no need to RSVP and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch.

Speakers for September include:

  • Sept. 6: We’ve Been Here Since Boone: A Brief History of Black Women in Kentucky, Dr. Karen Cotton McDaniel, co-creator/co-author of Ky. African American Encyclopedia.
  • Sept. 13: Coral Reefs, Coal Forests, Continental Collisions and Catastrophe: the Construction of KY, Diana Rast, retired researcher in Volcanic and Earthquake studies
  • Sept. 20: Person Safety, Identity Theft and Scams, Officer Bige Towery, director, Community Service, Lexington Police Department
  • Sept. 27: African Americans and Military in the Early 1900s, Michael Jones, former curator, Kentucky Historical Society.