Sports & Travel

Upcoming Courses


Safe or out? Fair or foul? Infield fly rule? Have you ever been confused by an umpire's calls at your child or grandchild's Little League game? Are you new to watching baseball and wish you knew more about the basics? This class, with a particular focus on watching and enjoying youth baseball, will help casual spectators better appreciate the rules of the game and basic coaching strategies.

Thursdays; 4/18, 4/25, Special Programs Building, Classroom 156
Come enjoy a singing travelogue of Europe featuring Soprano Caroline Whisnant, Pianist Charles Staples, and Video Guru Dennis King.

Tuesday 3/12, JAC, Robins Pavilion 151
Join us for a virtual tour around the Adriatic as we move from the Italian cities of Ravenna, Venice, and Trieste, east into Slovenia and war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina, then south along Croatia's breathtaking Dalmatian Coast. Along the way we'll visit such natural wonders as Lake Bled and Plitvice National Park, the Roman ruins of ancient Split and the Istrian Peninsula, medieval structures on Isle of Kor?ula, and the 800-year-old walled city of Dubrovnik.

Thursday 5/02, Synchronous Online (9 seats (7%) remaining)
Join Mark Rich, former Curator of Mammals at the San Diego Zoo, as he shares his adventure to bring to San Diego a baby Ceylonese elephant. The month-long expedition included studying elephants in the wild, as well as at the Penniwela Elephant Orphanage and zoos in Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Indonesia. But the focus is on a little elephant named Devi, which means 'Little Princess', and on the complicated and unusual way she finally arrived.

Friday, March 29, Special Programs Building, Classroom 156 (6 seats (17%) remaining)
This course will focus on the story of East Tennessee State University basketball player Tommy Woods, who overcame racial hostility and social isolation while breaking the intercollegiate sports color barrier in his state in 1963. The course will also include an overview of the history of desegregation of Southern sports in the 1960s, along with the instructor's personal reflections on his experiences as a high school and college athlete in Tennessee during that era.

Thursdays 4/4, 11, BML, Adams Auditorium (2 seats (4%) remaining)
Come hear about the influence of Indian art, culture and religions in South East Asia from the First Millennium to the present.

Monday 3/25, Room 160 ( No seats currently available )
FIELD TRIP Marjorie Merriweather Post purchased Hillwood with the intent to leave it as a museum that would inspire and educate the public. We will have a docent-guided mansion tour showing her rich collections and passion for history. Following our tour we will have lunch on the grounds. There are no refunds unless we can fill your slot.

Wednesday, May 1, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Head to Maymont for a private gardens tour offered by the Horticulture team. Maymont is a 100-acre Victorian estate and public park with varied and extensive gardens. Because of the event costs, fees for this class are non-refundable.

Friday 5/03, Maymont Gardens ( No seats currently available )
Since its inception, baseball has impacted race, politics, economics, and culture both in the United States and around the world. In this survey course we will analyze the evolution of the sport as well as the modern game with its emphasis on data and scouting.

Thursdays; 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9 & 5/16, Synchronous Online
Join us for SPCS Game Night as the Spider Mens Basketball Team takes on St. Josephs. Visit with members of the Osher Institute, SPCS Alumni Association, Student Government Association, and SPCS faculty/staff and get a fantastic view of the game from your seats in one of the terraces in the Robins Center.

Wednesday, Mar 6, Robins Center Arena ( No seats currently available )
We have a great group of women in our basketball program. Let's support them with our presence and cheer them on! Come join the fun and swell the crowd for the nationally televised game against Rhode Island.

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Come join us as we witness one of nature's most exhilarating spectacles: thousands of wildebeest and zebra making their annual trek across the Serengeti.

Wednesday 5/8, BUS, Ukrop Auditorium Q162 (11 seats (18%) remaining)
Join us on Jackie Robinson Day as we discuss the history of baseball from the early 1900s to the present. A variety of baseball artifacts and memorabilia will be on display including old gloves and over a century of baseball cards.

Monday 4/15, BUS, Ukrop Auditorium Q162
The trends continue! While we will always have history, fine art wonderful food, beautiful wineries, and great beer, Richmond's sports tourism continues to grow. It now claims the biggest slice of the tourism pie. Come hear how our tourism numbers have bounced back post- Covid, and how our current and soon-to-be-completed venues attract great sporting events.

Monday, March 25, BUS, Ukrop Auditorium Q162