Summer One Open House

  • Thursday, May 06, 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


Registration is closed

You're invited to OLLI's FREE

Summer One Open House

showcasing our Summer One 2021 classes & instructors

Thursday, May 6, 2021
at 3:0o pm Eastern

Online via Zoom (link to be sent to registrants)

Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.

Whether you are brand new to OLLI at BCC or a seasoned member of our learning community, you'll enjoy hearing from our terrific instructors and getting a sneak peek of our Summer I Semester of non-credit classes at our online open house. No tests, no grades, just learning for the love of learning!

Join us Thursday, May 6th at 3:00 pm EDT to hear more about our summer classes from their instructors. Our Summer I Semester runs from May 24 through July 2, 2021.

All Summer I OLLI at BCC courses will held online via Zoom.  To register for Summer One classes, click here.

OLLI Summer One Semester-at-a-Glance 

Click on the course names to read more about them.


9:30 - 11:00 am Writing a ‘Legacy Letter’ | Jay Sherwin Limited Registration: 20

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Today's Headlines | Lenny Tabs

1:30 - 3:00 pm Music in Art at the Clark | Laura Dankner

3:30 - 5:00 pm Introduction to Nia | Diane Firtell


9:30 - 11:00 am The Values of Aaron Sorkin: The West Wing and Beyond | Douglas Mishkin

11:30 am - 1:00 pm The 1940 Battle of Britain and the 1942 Battle of Midway: Two Critical Allied Victories | Greig Siedor

1:30 - 3:00 pm The Convergence of Science and Literature Creates a Bright Light | Linda Neville

3:30 - 5:00 pm More Than Just Likes: Navigating the Social Internet | Leslie Appleget


9:30 - 11:00 am Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca | John Trainor Limited Registration: 15

11:30 am - 1:00 pm In Search of Falstaff | Barbara Waldinger

   Note that the fourth session will be held on Monday, 6/28 at 7:00 pm EDT

1:30 - 3:00 pm  Researching Your Family History | Lisa Swigart CLOSED-- AT CAPACITY

3:30 - 5:00 pm Medea | Richard Matturro


9:30 - 11:00 am Writing Effective Editorials, Op-eds, and Letters to the Editor | Steven Rubin  Limited Registration: 10

11:30 am - 1:00 pm William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors | Ann Berman

1:30 - 3:00 pm China | Barry Gan & Miaoli Zhang


9:30 - 11:00 am In A Pickle? The Stories Behind Common Idioms | Stewart Edelstein

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Science Conversations | Peter Bluhm & Tony Segal

9:30 am - 12:00 pm Introduction to Hiking in the Berkshires | Bess Dillman  Limited Registration: 15.  This course will be held in person and out of doors at various locations in Berkshire County, MA

Course fees are $50 for one, $95 for two or three, and $125 for four or more within a semester. If you are not yet a member, you will need to join OLLI at BCC in order to register for classes. All classes are recorded and recordings are available if you miss a class or would like to watch one again.  Click here to register for Summer One courses.

Questions? Contact us at or 413.236.2190 (Mondays through Fridays, 9am - 4 pm EDT). We look forward to seeing you online!

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