OLLI Spring 2019 Semester

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Various locations in Berkshire County.


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Please note that Annual OLLI membership ($60 per year) is required to register for these courses. We welcome all - please click on "Join / Renew" above to become a member of OLLI at BCC.

    If you wish to add or delete class registrations after having previously "confirmed" your choices, please call the OLLI office at 413 236 2190.

    Class registration fees:
    $50 for 1 course
    $95 for 2 or 3 courses
    $125 for 4 or more courses
    Free to Kimball Farms OLLI members taking courses only at Kimball Farms

This spring OLLI offers over two dozen courses in Great Barrington, Lenox, Pittsfield and Williamstown.  Our spring 2019 semester runs from April 16 to May 24 with weekly classes from 4 to 6 sessions each. The courses cover a broad range of topics, including such diverse subjects as Abstract Art, Uncle Joe Stalin, The Speed of Light, Berkshire Performing Arts Previews and many more. Click here for our schedule-at-a-glance with links to spring course offerings.

Several of our classes are by lottery. The deadline to register for them is Thursday, April 4. They are:
Getting Hooked on Flyfishing
Two American Masters of the Brush: Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent
(two sessions: morning and afternoon)
Birding in the Berkshires

UPDATE: Please note the following classes have reached capacity and can no longer accept students:
FULL: The Scopes Monkey Trial: Then and Now
FULL: Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights
FULL: Great Decisions 2019
FULL: The Real Mozart
FULL: A Walk Through Berkshire History

Good news! The following classes are still open for registration:
Mondays in Pittsfield:
Ukraine in Geopolitical Context
Demystifying Death & Dying
Today's Headlines
Abstract Art in America
The CIA: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Tuesdays in Great Barrington:
The Canterbury Tales
The Oedipus Cycle

Wednesdays in Pittsfield and Williamstown:
The Iliad
Outsider Art
Tanglewood Preview
Uncle Joe Stalin
The Speed of Light

Fridays in Pittsfield:
Computer Programming and Projects for Total Beginners
Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
Our Healthcare System: What You Need to Know
Objects and Their Stories

Flexpasses ($50 each) are also available. These entitle the holder to attend up to 6 individual class sessions within a semester, perfect if you will be out of town for part of the semester, or if you are just omnivorous! (Note that Flexpasses are not valid for limited registration or lottery courses.)

To register for classes, you must first join OLLI, if you are not already a member. You can then register online, by mail, using the registration form found in the online catalog, or by phone at 413.236.2190. 

Questions? You can always give the OLLI office a call at 413.236.2190 and we will be happy to help!

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