Summer One 2021 Online Semester

  • Monday, May 24, 2021
  • Friday, July 02, 2021
  • Online


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • 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 classes after registering, 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 within a semester

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OLLI's Summer One Semester of Online Courses

May 24 to July 2, 2021
Classes run weekly for 90 minutes.

Enjoy OLLI at BCC's live, interactive, online courses from the comfort of your own home using the free, easy-to-use  Zoom program (we'll show you how!) No tests, no grades, no prerequisites (except OLLI at BCC membership), just learning for the love of learning. 

In case you missed it, click here to enjoy a sneak preview of our summer courses and instructors, or click on the links below to find out more about them. (Note that some of them are almost sold out!)

Register securely online here or call 413.236.2190 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm Eastern) to register by phone with a credit card, or with any questions you may have. To sign up for OLLI courses, you must be an OLLI at BCC member. (Not a member yet? Join here and try us out with a $30 summer membership. )

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 CLOSED: At Capacity

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 the Nia Technique | Diane Firtell


9:30 - 11:00 am The Values of Aaron Sorkin: The West Wing and Beyond | Douglas Mishkin  Click here to watch a short video about the course!

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 Click here to watch a short video about the course!


9:30 - 11:00 am Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca | John Trainor Limited Registration: only 3 seats left as of 5/10

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


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 NEW! Introduction to Hiking in the Berkshires | Bess Dillman  CLOSED- AT CAPACITY  This course will be held in person and out of doors at various locations in Berkshire County, MA

Not sure which classes you want to take? Sign up for one or more Flexpasses, which allow you to attend six individual class sessions of your choice within a semester, as long as the class in not full. Click here to learn more about Flexpasses.

Course fees are $50 for one course, $95 for two or three, and $125 for four or more courses within a semester. Each Flexpass counts as one course. Click here to register online. Needs-based partial scholarships are also available. For more information on scholarships, email Executive Director Megan Whilden.

Schedule conflicts? No worries. All of our courses are recorded, unless otherwise noted. If the live schedule does not work for you, or if you miss a session or two, you can request a link to the recording and watch it at your convenience.

Questions? Contact us at or 413.236.2190. We look forward to hearing from you!

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