"Sampler" topics and presenters scheduled for the next months are listed below. 

Due to COVID-19, the Samplers will be available on Zoom to ILR members only. If you have enjoyed attending Sampler lectures in the past, and have not been a member of the ILR, we hope you will join now, which will ensure that you get the publicity and invitations to the fall season of Samplers. All samplers are on Thursdays at 2:00 pm.

SCOVILR Samplers Schedule for FALL 2020

Oct. 8:  Pima Council on Aging, Ways We Help - Debbie Waring, Th.M, MSN, RN

Oct. 15:  Sun City Oro Valley Overview - Mark Wade

Oct. 19:  Observations Regarding the Upcoming 2020 Presidential Election & Other Thoughts - General Don Sheppard

Oct. 22:  Steam Pump Ranch - Jim Williams

Oct. 29:  Climate Change and Extinction - John J. Wiens Ph.D.

Nov. 5: Chronic Pain Management, Including Current Study of Green Light Therapy - Dr. Mohab Ibrahim

Nov. 12: Talking Trash: The State of Recycling - Jean Montano

Nov. 19: Long-Term Trends Which May Affect Your Future - Doyle Ranstrom

Zoom Instructions for ILR Samplers

What are Samplers, You Ask?

The original vision of an SCOV organization to provide educational courses in 2003 almost immediately expanded to also offer free, no-registration required, weekly presentations that varied in both topic and presenter. (And until now, open to any resident). These presentations would provide a “sample” of what the courses were like, as well as, like a “sampler” box of chocolates, a variety of topics and speakers. In addition, people contemplating if they wanted to offer a course, could try it out in a shorter format. And so it has been for 17 years. COVID-19 has forced us to limit the availability of Samplers to ILR members so we have an email list for invitations to Zoom presentations. But the quality and variety of Samplers continues unabated ... please join us at these mind-expanding, thought-provoking and just plain interesting one-hour Samplers.