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Programs and Activities

Keep learning.

At The Forest, we are seekers of knowledge. We are devoted to lifelong learning, education, and exploration.

The people who live here are curious and love learning about new people, places, and things. Our residents enjoy attending classes, lectures, workshops, and concerts on site. They also frequent Durham’s downtown theater options, activities on area campuses, and sporting events all over the Triangle. We take every possible opportunity to exercise the mind and energize the spirit.


The Forest at Duke offers 400+ monthly opportunities to keep doing, contributing, and achieving. Want to take a hike by the Eno River? Learn a new skill? Join a chorus, try a new restaurant, or discuss the latest bestseller? Here you can do all of that and more.

There are always new and interesting programs and activities to discover here and beyond. In addition to our on-site schedule and classes organized by the renowned Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke University, there are always plenty of off-campus excursions in every direction, too! Here is a small sampling of the many events, clubs, services, and workshops we host and places we visit throughout the year:

Woman explores a book of programs and activities in the library