Curious? Interested? Come to the OLLI SIG Open House and find out everything you wanted to know about SIGs but never dared to ask. Hear from the leaders of our SIGs, meet other members of the SIGs and find out which ones might be of interest to you.
The SIG Open House will take place on May 18th at 3pm. You can register for this FREE event here.
Another great OLLI member benefit! OLLI’s Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are member-organized peer-led discussion and activity groups that are free and exclusively for OLLI at BCC members.
For more information on or to join the mailing lists of the Shared Interest Groups listed below, please contact the OLLI Office at 413-236-2190 or OLLI@berkshirecc.edu and we will put you in touch with the group leader.
Interested in starting your own Shared Interest Group? Please contact the OLLI Office at 413-236-2190 or OLLI@berkshirecc.edu and we will send you the guidelines and proposal form.
CURRENT OLLI SHARED INTEREST GROUPS (SIGs)
The Absolute Sound
Those with a passion for music, be it classical, jazz or folk, will meet to listen to and discuss music.
American Indian Art and Culture
Explore the history, art, and culture of American Indian nations with particular emphasis on their creative expression.
Join a group of people who want to change the culture of aging. Contact Brian Harrison for more information.
Contemporary Gender Roles ONLINE
Explore and discuss current and future changes in gender roles in the families that our grandchildren will be creating and the changing roles of men and women. Contact Deborah Caine for more information.
Working on bringing this online soon!
Foreign Language Films ONLINE
French Conversation ONLINE
Parlez-vous français? Would you like to practice your French with others in a relaxed setting? Meet up in informal settings for French conversation with other OLLI members. Contact Monica Sinclair for more information.
NEW Gotta Reads - NYT Best Sellers Book Club ONLINE
The Gotta Reads - NYT Best Sellers Book Club reads books from the NYT Best Seller List of the last couple of years. Let's read and talk about the best of these best sellers. Contact Sheila McKenna for additional information.
Happy Needlers & Hookers: A Needlework Group
Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidery or other forms of needlework in good company? This group is forming just in time for a cozy winter. Contact Carolyn Vandervort or Carol Sabot for more information!
Murder, Mystery & Mayhem: A Book Group ONLINE
If you love reading mystery novels, this group is for you. Books will be chosen from award winning American and international novels by SIG members. Members will take turns facilitating discussions. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of every month at 1:30pm online. Contact Bruce Cohen for additional information.
Play Reading ONLINE
Love theatre, reading plays together and enjoying the Berkshire theatre scene? Join us!
Poetry Reading ONLINE
Join with other OLLI members to read and discuss great poems. Contact Steffi Fletcher for more information.
Poetry Writing ONLINE
Share poetry you've written with other OLLI members. Contact Steffi Fletcher for more information.
Provides participants the opportunity to meet new friends and participate in various social activities such as movie nights, Tanglewood concerts, picnics, etc., as determined by the group. Open to men and women.
Want to know more about soccer? This group meets (on Zoom or in person) to discuss all aspects of the game. Both the technical and social aspects are considered. Contact Alan Rubin for more information.