OLLI at BCC Calendar of Events

OLLI at BCC offers a wide variety of programs and events that combine fascinating learning opportunities with the chance to meet interesting, active people. All of our events and programs are organized by our members and are currently all online. Interested in helping? Contact the OLLI Office at 413.236.2190 about joining an OLLI committee.

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, March 06, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Saturday, July 10, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
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    Reading Henry James
    with Jim Kraft: Part II

    Saturdays, March 6, 2021- July 10, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

    Online via Zoom: registration required
    $50 for OLLI at BCC members; $65 for non-members

    Click here to register or call 413.236.2190 (M-F 9am-4pm) to register by phone with a credit card.

    Longtime OLLI instructor James Kraft will lead the next installment of his monthly course entitled "Reading Henry James," starting on Saturday, March 6 at 3pm, and continuing monthly on Saturdays at 3pm through July 7th for five sessions.

    Considered one of the greatest writers in English, Henry James is known for his psychological insight into his characters, and for his provocative prose.  The prose is considered to have three phases: early narratives that are accessible portraits of his time; more challenging narratives and prose called the middle periods; the late and complex style that embodies his most challenging perceptions.  The discussion will examine the three phases in the reading of James's major novels and tales.

    Reading Schedule:

    • Saturday 3/6/21: "The Figure in the Carpet" (1896), "Brooksmith" (1898) and "The Beast in the Jungle" (1903)

    • Saturday 4/3/21: The Ambassadors (1903)

    • Saturday 5/1/21: The Wings of the Dove (1902)

    • Saturday 6/5/21: The Golden Bowl (1904)

    • Saturday 7/10/21: Review and wrap-up

    Please read again any work that you have already read.  A second reading of James is a different and exciting experience. Henry James is not a quick read; we recommend starting the readings well in advance of the discussion session.

    Reading Henry James is led by longtime OLLI literature instructor James Kraft, who attended Princeton, King’s College, Cambridge University, and Fordham.  He has a doctorate in literature and has taught at the University of Virginia, Université Laval in Quebec City, and Wesleyan in Connecticut.  He was assistant director of the Whitney Museum for eight years, and now teaches at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College and at the New York Society Library in New York City.

    Click here to register or call 413.236.2190 (M-F 9am-4pm) to register by phone with a credit card.

    • Monday, March 22, 2021
    • 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
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    OLLI's Spring Semester of Online Courses

    March 22 to May 4, 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 membership), just learning for the love of learning. 

    Register securely online here or call 413.236.2190 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm) 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 annual member. (Not a member yet? Join here! )

    OLLI Spring Semester-at-a-Glance Click on the course names to read more about them.

    Mondays

    Today's Headlines | Lenny Tabs

    Changes We Hardly Noticed | Linda Halpern

    A Sonnet A Day Keeps Spring On Its Way | Kate Sontag CLOSED- AT CAPACITY

    Tuesdays

    Trading with the Enemy: The German Military, Diamonds and Oil in World War II | Carl Goodman

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation: 1908-Today | Alan Rubin

    The Right to Vote: Reexamining Women’s Suffrage | Katherine Kidd
    Free course!  Please register by clicking here if you are not an OLLI at BCC member.

    Troy | Richard Matturro

    Wednesdays

    Glory and Grandeur: Ancient Greece and Rome | Philip Deely

    Islands in Deep Time | Markes Johnson

    Indigenous Voices: Presentations by Native Americans | Michael Wilcox

    The Sovereignty Goddess | Susan Wozniak

    Thursdays

    Real Estate Investments 101: A Basic Introduction | Stephen Pearlman

    Luminism and Beyond: Currents in Landscape Art 1850-1914 | Ralph Pearson

    Demystifying Home Cooking for Better Health | Anna Gershenson

    Fridays

    Great Decisions | John Dickson

    Science Conversations | Hank Gold

    Hemingway in Paris: A Moveable Feast and The Sun Also Rises | John Clarke CLOSED- AT CAPACITY

    Berkshire Performing Arts Previews | Naomi Spatz and Barbara Waldinger


    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 olli@berkshirecc.edu or 413.236.2190. We look forward to seeing you online!

    • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Online
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    The Right to Vote: Reexamining Women's Suffrage

    Tuesdays, March 23 - May 4, 2021
    1:3o-3pm Eastern; Free & Online via Zoom

    Click here to register for free.

    2020 marked the centennial of the 19th amendment. In this course, we will explore the history of women’s suffrage in the United States, the constitutional framework within which the suffragists worked, and the continuing efforts to address women’s issues including voting, elected representation, and gender related public policy efforts.

    This live and interactive course is free and open to the public, and includes the following guest speakers:

    March 23: Thomas Gerety on "The Right to Vote: Constitutional Constraints."  Click here to watch the class recording. Dr. Gerety holds a JD and Ph.D. from Yale University. He served as Dean of the College of Law at the University of Cincinnati and is former president of both Trinity and Amherst Colleges.  He was executive director and Brennan Professor at the Brennan Center for Justice, New York University (NYU) School of Law. He recently retired as Collegiate Professor of Law and Humanities, NYU.

    March 30: Barbara Berenson on "Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers"  Click here to watch the class recording.  Ms. Berenson is a historian and the author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers and other books. A former Senior Attorney at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, she currently teaches at Tufts University and Harvard Law School.

    April 6: Rebecca Edwards on "Suffrage in the Gilded Age." Dr. Edwards received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her research interests focus on the post-Civil War era and includes electoral politics and the history of women and gender. She teaches courses on the 19th-century United States, women in the United States up to 1890, and the American West, and is the author of New Spirits: Americans in the ‘Gilded Age’ 1865-1905.

    April 13: Lauren Santangelo on "Suffrage and the City: New York Women Battle for the Ballot."  Dr. Santangelo is the author of Suffrage and the City: New York Women Battle for the Ballot and a historian with a focus on gender and the urban environment. She earned her Ph.D. at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and is a Lecturer at Princeton University where she teaches in the Writing Program.

    April 20: Liv Cummins and Rob Hartmann on "Suffrage and Song: Suffrage Protest Music." Ms. Cummins brings expertise as a musical theater lyricist/book writer, theater director, screenwriter, and singer/songwriter, and is a graduate of Skidmore College and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She’s a Professor of Drama & Creative Writing at Lesley University, having been on the faculty since 2007.   Mr. Hartmann received his MFA from New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, where he was a member of the faculty for 15 years. Rob has had more than a dozen musicals produced across the United States in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Nashville. 

    April 27: Cathleen Cahill on "Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement."  Dr. Cahill is a social historian who explores the everyday experiences of ordinary people, primarily women. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. She focuses on women's working and political lives, asking how identities such as race, nationality, class, and age have shaped them, and is the author of Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement.

    May 4: Robyn Rosen on "Unfinished Business: Women in National Politics." Dr. Rosen has taught U.S. History and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Marist College since 1994.  Her research has focused on American women’s political activism and social movements, particularly the history of the birth control movement in the 20th century. More recently, her research has expanded into the politics of reproductive rights and men’s responses to the women’s movement in the 1970s.

    SUGGESTED READING:  The list below includes books authored by the speakers:

    Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary ReformersBarbara Berenson. [The History Press, 2018]

    New Spirits: Americans in the ‘Gilded Age’ 1865-1905, Rebecca Edwards. [Oxford University Press2nd edition, 2010]

    Suffrage and the City: New York Women Battle for the Ballot, Lauren Santangelo. [Oxford University Press, 2019]

    Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage MovementCathleen D. Cahill. [University of North Carolina Press, 2020]


    Katherine Kidd, moderator, earned her Ph.D. in international relations at the University of Pennsylvania.  She directed the programs and taught in international studies at Sacred Heart and Fairfield Universities.  She has taught courses for OLLI at BCC on women in politics, contemporary Russia, Hannah Arendt, global public health, and more.

    This program is supported by Mass Humanities.


      • Friday, April 23, 2021
      • 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Online via Zoom
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      Mr. Noble Melancholy

      A new play by Karel Fisher and Maryanne Sherman

      A Berkshire Historical Society Theatre Production co-sponsored by OLLI

      Friday, April 23, 4:00 pm Eastern
      Free & open to all; click here to RSVP

      Join the Berkshire County Historical Society and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College (OLLI) as we present Mr. Noble Melancholy, starring John Trainor as Nathaniel Hawthorne. A virtual event, viewers will step into the North Parlor at Arrowhead to hear from Herman Melville’s friend and mentor, Nathaniel Hawthorne, as he shares thoughts about his life, friends, writing career, and his brief sojourn in Berkshire County in the “little red cottage” for 18 months of his life.

      Following the hour-long performance, there will be a Q&A period with Trainor, and playwrights Karel Fisher and Maryanne Sherman. Karel Fisher is an OLLI member, instructor and a co-founder of OLLI's Performing Arts Initiative. John Trainor will be leading a class on Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca in OLLI's Summer One 2021 semester.

      Click here to register for free and receive the ZOOM link.

      This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



      • Thursday, April 29, 2021
      • 3:30 PM (EDT)
      • Online via Zoom
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      The New Future Of Old Age
      In Today’s Longevity Economy

      An Online Talk with Professor Joe Coughlin
      Founder & Director of MIT's AgeLab

      Thursday, April 29th, 3:30pm Eastern
      Free & open to all; Click here to RSVP

      Join us online for a fascinating live discussion on the future of growing older with Dr. Coughlin. He'll discuss opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurship and innovation for an aging society, as well as his call for Boston and the New England region to become a longevity hub - pioneering new approaches to serving older adults.

      Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD is Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AgeLab. His most recent book is The Longevity Economy: Inside the World's Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market (Public Affairs, 2017).  A researcher, teacher, speaker & advisor, his work explores how global demographics, technology, and changing generational behaviors are transforming business & society.  

      Dr. Coughlin was appointed by President George W. Bush to the White House Advisory Committee on Aging and by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to the Governor’s Council on Aging, where he co-chaired the Innovation & Technology Subcommittee. A Behavioral Sciences Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Fellow of Switzerland’s World Demographics & Ageing Forum, Coughlin is a Senior Contributor to Forbes and writes regularly for MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal.

      Dr. Coughlin was named by Fast Company Magazine as one the ‘100 Most Creative in Business’ and by the Wall Street Journal as inventing the future of retirement. Recently, Coughlin was recognized as one of 15 World Minds by the Zurich-based World Minds, a select community of global leaders in science, arts and business.

      This talk is presented in partnership with:

       


      • Wednesday, May 05, 2021
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
      • Online via Zoom
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      The OLLI Distinguished Speakers Series presents
      Al Treidel on

      The Ritchie Boys:

      America’s Jewish Secret Weapon During World War II

      May 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm Eastern

      Online via Zoom 
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      or call 413.236.2190 (M-F 9am-4pm) to register by phone with a credit card.

      In late 1942, the US Army decided to create a special program to make use of recently arrived Jewish emigres’ familiarity with Germany and its language. Approximately 2,000 young Jewish men (primarily from Germany) were secretly recruited to train at Fort Ritchie in Maryland to be schooled in interrogation and counter-intelligence techniques. Most of these young men had left their families behind in Europe and were anxious to become an important part of the defeat of the Nazis. Taking their lives into their own hands, the “Ritchie Boys” provided roughly 2/3 of the human intelligence used in the fight against the Nazis. Their work saved hundreds of thousands of lives and may have actually shortened the war. Inasmuch as they were directed not to share this classified information about their training and exploits during the war, only recently have we learned about these special individuals. Hear about these incredible young men and their daring exploits directly from the son of a Ritchie Boy.

       

      Al Treidel has enjoyed a 50-year career as a public-school administrator and teacher on all levels of public education and at the university level instructing both undergraduate and graduate students. Treidel holds a BA and MEd degrees from the University of Hartford and advanced degrees from Columbia University. For the final 10 years of his career, Mr. Treidel served as a turnaround specialist for struggling schools. Information about the Ritchie Boys was only declassified about 10 years ago. After doing considerable research, Treidel discovered that his father was a Ritchie Boy. Al has received a number of prestigious awards and recognitions including the Solomon Schechter Award in 2017. Since retiring in 2016, Treidel has taught a number of adult education courses and has made presentations on the Ritchie Boys up and down the east coast of the United States.

      Admission is $10 for OLLI at BCC and Berkshire Museum members, and $15 for the general public.  Admission is free for Berkshire Community College students, youth 17 and under, and those holding WIC, EBT/SNAP, or ConnectorCare cards.

      Pre-registration is required. Click here to register safely and securely online or call 413.236.2190 (M-F 9am-4pm) to register by phone with a credit card.

      In Partnership with the Berkshire Museum


      • Thursday, June 10, 2021
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
      • Online via Zoom
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      The OLLI Distinguished Speakers Series presents
      Professor David Baum on

      What is Living and What is Dead in Fascism?
      The 20th Century's Most Troubling and Enduring Idea at 100
       

      June 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm Eastern

      Online via Zoom 
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      or call 413.236.2190 (M-F 9am-4pm) to register by phone with a credit card.

      When Bard College at Simon's Rock Professor David Baum first began to be interested in the Fascist period in Italy a little over 20 years ago, Fascism seemed a dead letter, the very stuff of disinterested scholarship. Since then, of course, it’s experienced quite the revival. The 2016 election triggered the publication of at least four noteworthy books on fascism intended for broad audiences and at the same time conjured a movement – Antifa, short for anti-fascism – that very much held that its nemesis was back. The term “fascist,” for the longest time merely a generic term of opprobrium, elbowed its way back into the political lexicon.

      In retrospect, the assumption that Fascism was an extinct political species now appears wildly naïve. Current attempts to understand the populist right and hyper nationalists, here and around the globe, tend to focus on two causes: one sees rightwing populism as a kind of false consciousness, a misguided reaction to the economic upheaval of the 21st century; the other, the playing out of an imbedded racism in American life responding to the perceived threat of demographic change to white privilege. Both explanations have merit, but ultimately, we need to return to the origins of Fascism in the post-Great War period to better understand both the forces that initially called forth the movement and the prejudices of the dominant ideological discourses – liberal and socialist/communist - that weakened the West’s response to Fascism’s rise.

      David Baum received his PhD in European History from Yale University and has taught at New York University, Skidmore College, Union College, the American University in Iraq-Sulaimani, West Texas A&M University and is currently at Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington. He is also the head of school at the John Dewey Academy, also in Great Barrington. His research and teaching have focused on the Italian Renaissance, Italian Fascism, and the Modern Middle East. His current research project is on views of the Renaissance during the inter-war period in Italy, entitled, Fascism and the Italian Renaissance.

       Admission is $10 for OLLI at BCC and Berkshire Museum members, and $15 for the general public.  Admission is free for Berkshire Community College students, youth 17 and under, and those holding WIC, EBT/SNAP, or ConnectorCare cards.

      Pre-registration is required. Click here to register safely and securely online or call 413.236.2190 (M-F 9am-4pm) to register by phone with a credit card.

      In Partnership with the Berkshire Museum


    Past events

    Thursday, April 08, 2021 French Conversation SIG Meeting
    Tuesday, April 06, 2021 Big Data's Impact on Workforce Success & Equity
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Louise Aronson on Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life
    Thursday, March 18, 2021 Online Wine Tasting en Francais with OLLI's French Conversations Group
    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Preserving History: W.E.B. Du Bois & the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church
    Monday, March 15, 2021 Tasting Teas in Real Time with Master Tea Blender Michael Harney
    Sunday, March 14, 2021 Letters to Kamala Online Reading
    Thursday, March 11, 2021 The Digital Economy in Rural America: Closing the Opportunity Gap
    Tuesday, March 09, 2021 Virtual Tour of The Tenement Museum
    Thursday, March 04, 2021 Uncovering Wrongful Convictions
    Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Online Story Circle with Williamstown Theatre Festival
    Tuesday, March 02, 2021 OLLI Spring Online Open House
    Friday, February 26, 2021 The Sarasota Ballet
    Thursday, February 25, 2021 Are Conspiracy Theories Out to Get Us?
    Friday, February 12, 2021 OLLI Valentine/Lunar New Year/Mardi Gras Member Gathering
    Tuesday, February 09, 2021 Mistrust: Harnessing Technology for the Public Good
    Thursday, February 04, 2021 Healthcare Does Not Equal Health: Drivers of Health Inequities for Older Adults
    Saturday, January 30, 2021 11th Annual OLLI Art Show Reception
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Meet the Lawyer for Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Conversation with Fred Gray
    Friday, January 08, 2021 The Jewish World of Elvis Presley: A Book Talk
    Wednesday, January 06, 2021 Age Friendly Health Systems
    Tuesday, January 05, 2021 Covid-19: Where We Are, Where We Are Going
    Monday, December 21, 2020 OLLI Winter Solstice Member Get-Together
    Friday, December 18, 2020 Holiday Getaway Cabaret!
    Thursday, December 17, 2020 Winter Online Open House
    Wednesday, December 09, 2020 Online Lecture on Ground/Work at the Clark Art Institute
    Monday, December 07, 2020 Inspiring Forgiveness: A Conversation with Author Barbara Bonner
    Tuesday, December 01, 2020 Solar Eclipses: Sometimes Local and Always Spectacular
    Thursday, November 19, 2020 The Thanksgiving Play
    Friday, November 13, 2020 The 2020 Elections: What They Tell Us About Our Democracy
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Don Quixote, or How to Live Life as a Dream
    Saturday, October 24, 2020 Polls and the Presidential Election
    Saturday, October 17, 2020 Roe: An Online Play
    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Stephen Miller, Trump Rallies & The White Nationalist Agenda
    Wednesday, October 07, 2020 The Supreme Court's Recent Religion Cases
    Saturday, October 03, 2020 Up From Ghosting: Susan Dworkin & Barbara Greenbaum in Conversation
    Thursday, October 01, 2020 Transformative Technologies: The International View
    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 We're Better Than This: A Conversation with Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
    Thursday, September 24, 2020 Transformative Technologies & Their Effects on Work & Society
    Monday, September 21, 2020 OLLI Fall 2020 Online Semester
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car & How it Will Reshape our World
    Friday, September 11, 2020 Spirit Voices: Art, Culture and Myths from the First Nations of the Northwest Coast
    Thursday, September 10, 2020 Fall 2020 Online Open House
    Wednesday, September 02, 2020 The Death of Expertise: Professor Tom Nichols on the Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Dinner-To-Go and Cooking Session with Chez Nous Bistro
    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 The Madman Theory: CNN's Jim Sciutto & Politico's Daniel Lippman Discuss Trump's Foreign Policy
    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Full Speed Ahead: Back to the Moon!
    Tuesday, August 04, 2020 For the Good of the Game: A Conversation with Former Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig
    Sunday, July 26, 2020 The Future of Classical Music: Spotlight on Young Artists Series
    Monday, July 13, 2020 OLLI Summer II Online Semester
    Thursday, July 09, 2020 An Online Conversation with CNN's Jim Acosta
    Wednesday, July 08, 2020 Growing Stronger Together: A Berkshire SuperGenarian Forum
    Thursday, July 02, 2020 Summer II Online Open House
    Thursday, June 25, 2020 Mona Sherman Memorial Lecture Featuring Author David Frum
    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 The Policing of Black People in Public Spaces: An Old Trend That Legislation Has The Power To Stop
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Who Stole My Pension? An Online Conversation
    Monday, June 01, 2020 Resilience in the Face of COVID-19
    Monday, June 01, 2020 OLLI June 2020 Semester Online!
    Friday, May 22, 2020 OLLI Annual Membership Meeting
    Saturday, April 18, 2020 Postponed-- Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum
    Monday, April 13, 2020 OLLI Spring 2020 Semester Online!
    Thursday, April 02, 2020 POSTPONED -- Melville's Arrowhead and Moby-Dick
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 OLLI Columbia County Outreach
    Saturday, March 14, 2020 POSTPONED: Free Community Theatre Workshop: New Date TBD
    Thursday, March 12, 2020 POSTPONED: Spring Open House: New date TBD
    Wednesday, March 04, 2020 Sarasota Double Scoop
    Sunday, March 01, 2020 CLOSED: OLLI Creative Aging Exhibit at Pittsfield City Hall
    Monday, February 10, 2020 Playreading Group: Enid Bagnold's "The Chalk Garden"
    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Foreign Film SIG: The Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di bicciclette)
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 OLLI Winter 2020 Semester
    Saturday, January 11, 2020 OLLI Creative Aging Reception
    Thursday, January 09, 2020 Changing Aging Shared Interest Group
    Friday, December 20, 2019 Playreading Group: Gore Vidal's "The Best Man"
    Friday, December 20, 2019 "Speed French"
    Thursday, December 19, 2019 Changing Aging Shared Interest Group
    Thursday, December 12, 2019 OLLI Winter Open House
    Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Sports & Culture: Race, Class & Gender
    Thursday, October 31, 2019 The Seine: The River That Made Paris
    Sunday, October 27, 2019 OLLI Theater Party at WAM, Pipeline
    Thursday, October 24, 2019 OLLI Creative Aging Reception in Boston
    Sunday, October 13, 2019 OLLI Theatre Brunch
    Saturday, October 05, 2019 Franklin Roosevelt in the Winter of 1940: The Storm Begins
    Saturday, September 28, 2019 Music Classes with Berkshire Music School
    Monday, September 23, 2019 Murder, Mayhem and Mystery: A Book Club
    Friday, September 20, 2019 OLLI Theater Party at Shakespeare & Company, Time Stands Still
    Monday, September 16, 2019 OLLI Fall 2019 Semester
    Friday, September 13, 2019 Berkshire Theatre Critics Panel Revisited
    Thursday, September 12, 2019 OLLI 25th Anniversary Gala
    Wednesday, September 04, 2019 Four Fat Fowl Artisan Creamery Tour & Lunch
    Tuesday, August 27, 2019 OLLI Opera Party at The Berkshire Opera Festival, Don Pasquale
    Tuesday, August 27, 2019 OLLI Fall Open House
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 A New Mexico?
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 Living Longer, Living Better: Changing the Culture of Aging
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 OLLI Theater Party at Shakespeare & Company, The Children
    Friday, August 09, 2019 10th Annual OLLI Art Show
    Wednesday, August 07, 2019 Bus Trip to the New Skete Monasteries, Cambridge NY
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 The Bauhaus in America and Herbert Bayer's Harvard Murals
    Monday, July 29, 2019 OLLI Theater Party at Berkshire Theatre Group, Skin of Our Teeth
    Friday, July 19, 2019 Telling Your Story: OLLI Students Perform!
    Monday, July 15, 2019 High Lawn Farm Behind-the-Scenes Tour July 15th
    Sunday, July 14, 2019 OLLI England Trip: Shakespeare in the Tudor Age
    Thursday, July 11, 2019 A Chester Duet: Theatre and Lunch!
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Showdown: Donald Trump, Congressional Investigations and the Spector of Impeachment in the Air
    Monday, July 08, 2019 OLLI Midsummer 2019 Encore Semester
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019 They Mobbed The Joint! OLLI Tour of Berkshire Downs & Lunch
    Saturday, June 29, 2019 Papa Haydn: Without Him - No Classical Music
    Thursday, June 27, 2019 OLLI Theatre Party: Williamstown Theatre Festival, A Raisin In The Sun
    Thursday, June 20, 2019 An Evening at Jacob's Pillow with Ballet BC
    Thursday, June 13, 2019 OLLI Faculty Appreciation Party
    Monday, June 10, 2019 OLLI Volunteer Leadership Academy
    Saturday, June 08, 2019 Call for OLLI Artists!
    Tuesday, June 04, 2019 OLLI Theater Party at Barrington Stage, Hold These Truths
    Monday, June 03, 2019 OLLI June 2019 Semester
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Bus Trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
    Friday, May 24, 2019 OLLI Annual Meeting & Mona Sherman Memorial Lecture
    Saturday, May 11, 2019 The Constitution Under Stress with Tom Gerety
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 Successful Aging with Dr. Ben Liptzin
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 OLLI Spring 2019 Semester
    Thursday, April 04, 2019 Free Community Theatre Workshop with Williamstown Theatre Festival
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 OLLI Spring Open House
    Monday, March 25, 2019 OLLI Town Hall with State Senator Adam Hinds
    Friday, March 22, 2019 Nonprofit Board Training & 'Speed Dating'
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art Tour & Lunch
    Thursday, January 17, 2019 Free Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 OLLI Winter 2019 Semester
    Monday, December 17, 2018 Villages in the Berkshires Information Session
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 OLLI Winter Open House
    Wednesday, November 07, 2018 OLLI University Day: 1968 Around the World
    Saturday, October 20, 2018 Alan Chartock on the 2018 Midterm Elections
    Sunday, October 14, 2018 OLLI's Annual Theatre Brunch
    Friday, October 12, 2018 "We Are Staying" Book Talk & Signing
    Sunday, September 30, 2018 Celebrating Arline Breskin
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 OLLI Fall 2018 Semester
    Monday, September 17, 2018 OLLI England Trip Open House
    Sunday, September 16, 2018 Monthly Book Group with James Kraft
    Thursday, September 06, 2018 Daytrip to Albany Institute of Art & History
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Shakespeare's Relevance in these Troubled Times
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 OLLI Theater Party at Shakespeare & Company, Mothers & Sons
    Thursday, August 23, 2018 Daytrip to the Storm King Art Center
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 OLLI Fall Open House
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Russian Culture & Cuisine: From Peter the Great to the Present
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1968: Fifty Years Later UNIVERSITY DAY
    Thursday, August 09, 2018 Lapsed OLLI Member Focus Group
    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 High Lawn Farm Behind-the-Scenes Tour August 7th
    Monday, August 06, 2018 Tiny House Factory+Giant Mill in North Adams
    Thursday, August 02, 2018 OLLI Theater Party at Chester Theatre Company, Mary's Wedding Matinee
    Friday, July 27, 2018 Not-Yet-An-OLLI Member Focus Group
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Edith Wharton's Lenox: Six Local Places Where Edith Wharton's Presence Still Radiates
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 North County OLLI Member Focus Group
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 An Afternoon with the Berkshire Opera Festival
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 Central County OLLI Member Focus Group
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 OLLI Theater Party at Barrington Stage, Dolls House 2
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Update on Recent Supreme Court Rulings on Gerrymandering & the Right to Vote
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 CANCELLED: High Lawn Farm Behind-the-Scenes Tour July 17th
    Monday, July 16, 2018 South County OLLI Member Focus Group
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Mystic Seaport Tour Bus Trip
    Saturday, June 30, 2018 Leonard Bernstein at 100: A Talk with Professor Jeremy Yudkin
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 OLLI Faculty Appreciation Party
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 OLLI Theater Party at Berkshire Theatre Group, Church and State
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 SOLD OUT:High Lawn Farm Behind-the-Scenes Tour #2
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 An Evening at Jacob's Pillow with the Royal Danish Ballet
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Free! Behind-the-Scenes Tanglewood Preview
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 SOLD OUT: High Lawn Farm Behind-the-Scenes Tour
    Monday, June 11, 2018 OLLI Volunteer Leadership Academy
    Saturday, June 09, 2018 Music Changes the Brain: A Neuroscientist's View
    Monday, June 04, 2018 Teaching for OLLI: A Free Course
    Monday, June 04, 2018 OLLI Summer 2018 Semester
    Friday, June 01, 2018 Play Ball! Picnic Dinner & Baseball
    Thursday, May 31, 2018 Art in Bennington Daytrip
    Friday, May 25, 2018 SOLD OUT: OLLI Annual Meeting & Katy Tur Talk
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 OLLI at 3rd.Thursdays!
    Thursday, May 10, 2018 FREE Williamstown Theatre Festival Community Workshop
    Saturday, May 05, 2018 Navigating Climate Change in Uncertain Times
    Saturday, April 21, 2018 Cellblock Art: Set Free in the Penitentiary
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 OLLI Spring 2018 Semester
    Thursday, March 22, 2018 OLLI Spring Open House
    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 The Elling Eide Center Private Tour and Lunch - March 20th, 2018
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 The Elling Eide Center Private Tour and Lunch - March 13th, 2018
    Friday, January 12, 2018 OLLI Winter 2018 Semester
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 OLLI Downhill Skiing Group
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017 OLLI Winter Open House
    Wednesday, November 08, 2017 OLLI University Day: Criminal Justice Reform
    Sunday, November 05, 2017 Reading Willa Cather with James Kraft
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 How Digital and Social Media Have Disrupted Journalism
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 OLLI's Annual Theatre Brunch
    Sunday, October 08, 2017 Celebrating Arthur Sherman Luncheon
    Saturday, September 16, 2017 The Honesty of Hoax: Stories Behind the Consumption of Counterfeits
    Thursday, September 14, 2017 OLLI Fall 2017 Semester
    Thursday, September 07, 2017 OLLI Mentoring for Success Meeting
    Wednesday, September 06, 2017 Meet Memoir Writing Instructor Vivian Dorsel
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Sex, Science, Society and Reproduction
    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Historic Wahconah Park Guided Tour & Lunch
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Seven: A Staged Reading
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 OLLI Theater Party at Berkshire Theatre Group, Zoo Story
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Economic Myths, Realities, and Opportunities
    Wednesday, August 09, 2017 OLLI University Day
    Monday, August 07, 2017 Writing with Pictures Class
    Thursday, August 03, 2017 OLLI Theater Party at Shakespeare & Company, Intimate Apparel
    Friday, July 21, 2017 OLLI Theater Party at Chester Theatre Company, Skeleton Crew
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 OLLI Bus Trip to JFK Library & Edward Kennedy Center for the Senate
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Drones: The Sky Isn't the Limit!
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 OLLI Theater Party at Barrington Stage, Ragtime
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 An Afternoon with the Berkshire Opera Festival
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Faculty Appreciation Cocktail Party
    Thursday, June 22, 2017 An Evening at Jacob's Pillow with the Miami City Ballet
    Saturday, June 17, 2017 The Beatles & Classical Music: A Talk with Professor Jeremy Yudkin
    Saturday, June 03, 2017 Patient Safety: How to Avoid Being Harmed by Healthcare
    Friday, June 02, 2017 OLLI Summer 2017 Classes
    Thursday, June 01, 2017 Free Behind-the-Scenes Tanglewood Tour
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Berkshire Carousel Guided Tour & Lunch
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 OLLI Annual Meeting & Cokie Roberts Talk
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 New Directions for Jacob's Pillow with Director Pamela Tatge
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 Up From Stardom Staged Reading & Reception
    Saturday, April 15, 2017 Landscapes of the Clark with Director Olivier Meslay
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 OLLI Spring 2017 Semester
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 OLLI Spring Open House
    Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Tour & Lunch
    Friday, February 24, 2017 Smartphone Photography Workshop/Great Barrington
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 Williamstown Theatre Festival Community Workshop
    Monday, February 06, 2017 Smartphone Photography Workshop/Pittsfield
    Saturday, January 28, 2017 Winter Bookbinding Workshop
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 OLLI Winter Open House
    Friday, December 09, 2016 One Month Later: Making Sense of the 2016 Election
    Thursday, November 03, 2016 Free Workshop with Williamstown Theatre Festival
    Sunday, October 16, 2016 OLLI's Annual Theatre Brunch
    Saturday, October 01, 2016 Trends in Philanthropy: Here, Nationally, Worldwide
    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Introduction to Western Square Dancing
    Monday, September 12, 2016 OLLI 2016 Fall Course Registration
    Tuesday, September 06, 2016 OLLI Bus Trip to the New Britain Museum of American Art and the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT
    Sunday, September 04, 2016 Seventh Annual OLLI Art Show
    Saturday, September 03, 2016 OLLI Art Show Reception & Silent Auction
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Confronting Climate Change: A Talk by Williams College Professor Ralph Bradburd
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 OLLI Fall Open House
    Saturday, August 20, 2016 A Taste of Korea
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 OLLI University Day
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Play Ball! - Pittsfield Suns Baseball Game.
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 The 2008 Financial Crisis: The Federal Reserve's Resolve
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Some Fascinating Stories Behind Windsor Mountain School
    Saturday, July 02, 2016 Haydn Behind Beethoven
    Saturday, June 25, 2016 Situating Stigma: Mental Health in News and Social Media
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 Jacob's Pillow featuring ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET
    Wednesday, June 01, 2016 From Hard Rock to Hospitality
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 A Day at the Pittsfield Airport
    Saturday, May 07, 2016 Mum Bett and her Quest
    Sunday, February 21, 2016 OLLI 2016 Spring Course Registration




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