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. Interested in helping? Contact the OLLI Office at 413.236.2190 about joining an OLLI committee.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, July 13, 2020
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, August 21, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    Register


    Get ready for OLLI's second summer semester of online courses!

    Classes run six weeks (except where noted) from July 13 through August 21, 2020

    Registration Now Open!

    Mondays: 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17

    10:00 -11:30 am: Today’s Headlines – Steve Tobin
    2:00 - 4:00 pm: Luna – Richard Matturro

    Tuesdays 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18

    10:00 -11:30 am: Health Care Today: Current Issues & Challenges – Gordon Josephson (5 sessions)
    2:30 - 4:00 pm: Poets of the Piano – Nathan Carterette

    Wednesdays 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19

    10:00 -11:30 am: Election Issues 2020 – Gordon Josephson & Steve Tobin

    2:30 -4:00 pm: The Other Side of the Berkshires -- Liana Toscanini

    Thursdays 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20

    10am-11:30am: From the Podium: Conversations with Great Performers–Renee Rotta
    2:30 - 4:00 pm: “Brevity is the Soul of Wit" Film Series- Howard Arkans

    Fridays 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21

    10am-11:30am: Gravity – Bill Wootters
    12:30 - 2:00 pm:
    Science Conversations – Hank Gold

    Learn and engage with others in live, interactive courses from the comfort of your own home using the free, easy-to-use  Zoom program (we'll show you how!)

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

    Classes are are held weekly, for 90 minutes per session, Monday through Friday, during the day. They will be recorded, so if you miss one you may watch it later. 

    OLLI Annual and Summer members can begin their class registrations by selecting the "Register" button on this page: Register online here! You can also call 413.236.2190 to register by phone with a credit card, or with any questions you may have.

    • Sunday, July 26, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Sunday, August 16, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    Join us for
    The Future of Classical Music:
    Spotlight on Young Artists Series

    Live, interactive & online via Zoom
    Sundays at 1pm EDT, July 26-August 16, 2020

    co-sponsored by

    Join us  for an intimate live online series where you will meet the stars of tomorrow via Zoom. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the music and lives of celebrated young musicians, hosted by classical music aficionado Carl Shuster, famous for his sold out home concerts introducing up-and-coming musicians.

    You may purchase a ticket for the entire series or buy them a la carte by clicking here or calling 413.236.2190 during office hours. Single session tickets are $15 for OLLI at BCC members, and $20 for the general public. A series ticket to all four sessions is $50 for OLLI members, and $70 for the general public.

    Sunday, July 26th, 1pm
    Spotlight: Mezzo soprano Fleur Barron


    Presentation ~ Mezzo soprano Fleur Barron will share her personal journey from her birthplace in Northern Ireland through her early years in Singapore and China as the child of a BBC war correspondent, and her formal and musical education in America. Using clips from her recitals and performances, Fleur will share her remarkable experiences over the last few years singing in some of the most beautiful and prestigious opera houses and recital halls across the continent. Fleur will also describe the effects of the pandemic on her career and the challenges they pose for her and other young artists.

    Biography ~ Mezzo soprano Fleur Barron captured the hearts of all who heard her sing the role of Anna II in Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins in Ozawa Hall in 2016.  At the end of that summer she was awarded the Tanglewood Music Center's highest honor, the prestigious Jackson Prize. The following year Fleur was a featured artist with the Sarasota Opera where she performed several roles including Zulma in L'Italiana in Algeri. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a "charismatic star" and by Opera News as a "striking looking young woman with an intriguingly dark and complex mezzo", Fleur has since been singing in the leading houses of Europe and performing recitals in the major cities on the continent. She has also performed widely in the States including in recital at Carnegie Hall. In 2018 Fleur was named the HSBC Laureate of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.


    Sunday, August 2nd, 1pm
    Spotlight: Violinist Samantha Bennett

    Presentation ~ Violinist Samantha Bennett will discuss the vital role her experience as a Tanglewood Music Center fellow several summers ago has played in her musical life and how it continues to influence her musical career. Samantha has carved out a prominent position as principal second violinist with the Sarasota Orchestra and will describe to us how she and her husband, George Nickson, have built their careers both as leading orchestral players and as the founders of a highly respected contemporary music series in Sarasota, Florida. Samantha will tell us about how she continues to value the relationships she formed at Tanglewood with both the BSO and the Fromm players with whom she performed while a TMC fellow. Samantha will also relate to us what she has learned about the entrepreneurial side of music performance, and how recent world events have impacted her career in music.

    Biography ~ Principal second violinist of the Sarasota Orchestra, Samantha Bennett, is well known to Ozawa Hall patrons for her summers as a performing fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and as a member of the prestigious New Fromm Players. In recent summers she he has returned to perform in the Shed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Recitals have brought Samantha to Boston's Jordan Hall, London's Wigmore Hall, and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has won numerous prizes and competitions and has performed at major festivals at Lucerne, Spoleto, and the Music Academy of the West. Samantha and her husband, George Nickson, a percussionist with the Dallas Symphony and also a former TMC fellow, are the founders of EnsembleNewSRQ, a highly regarded contemporary music series in Sarasota, Florida.


    Sunday, August 9, 1pm
    Spotlight: Pianist & "From the Top" host Peter Dugan


    Presentation ~ Peter Dugan will describe for us his post-genre approach to music-making that serves him so well as the new host of NPR’s program From the Top. From his home studio in New York ,Peter will discuss the pitfalls of “classical crossover” music with live piano selections ranging from Mozart to Grieg to the Beatles. He will explore the very real fusion of styles that has emerged organically in music across the centuries and in many musical traditions. Be prepared to be dazzled!

    Biography ~ Pianist Peter Dugan has amassed extraordinary credits in his brief career as a concert pianist. A product of the Perlman Music Program and the Juilliard School of Music, Peter has been bringing his brand of classical, jazz and pop music to concert halls across the country. Most recently he completed a multi-year national tour with baritone John Brancy in which they performed the stirring music of World War I to wide acclaim. Peter also can be heard as the new host of NPR’s program From the Top featuring talented young musicians from across the country. After his performance last year with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, The Los Angeles Times described his playing as “stunning.” Peter is equally known for his mid-recital jazz riffs and his amazing ability to bring the worlds of classical and popular music together in concert both as an arranger and a pianist.


    Sunday, August 16, 1pm
    Spotlight: Cellist Ashley Bathgate


    Presentation ~ In addition to her extraordinary virtuosity and adventuresome and creative musical mind, Ashley Bathgate is an unusually thoughtful observer and commentator on our times. Ashley intends to “walk everyone through my life for the past couple of months, what it was before the virus to what it is now, professionally, artistically, personally, etc.” She will touch on what new skill sets are required, how artists are coming together as both artists and presenters, what tools are at their disposal, and what challenges there are to overcome. She will tell us why she thinks that the pandemic “will change music-making in ways we have not really come to grasp…”

    Biography ~ Cellist Ashley Bathgate is one of the leading performers of and advocates for contemporary music in America. Described by reviewers as an “eloquent new music interpreter” known for her “impish ferocity,” “rich tone,” and “imaginative phrasing,” new music in the hands of Ashley Bathgate is a wondrous experience. As a member of Bang on a Can for ten years, this Saratoga, New York artist traveled the world and participated in numerous radio and television performances on WMHT, WQXR’s Meet the Composer, and NPR’s Performance Today. Her latest CD, ASH, features eight new pieces for solo cello written for her by outstanding new music composers of our time. She has been much in demand in recent months as she has energetically committed herself to exploring online platforms for music performance.


    You may purchase a ticket for the entire series or buy them a la carte by clicking here or calling 413.236.2190 during office hours.

    Single session tickets are $15 for OLLI at BCC members, and $20 for the general public. A series ticket to all four sessions is $50 for OLLI members, and $70 for the general public.

    • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

        

    The OLLI Distinguished Speakers Series presents
    Former Astronaut Dr. Kenneth Bechis

     Full Speed Ahead:
    Back to the Moon!

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    4:30 pm  
    Online via Zoom

    NASA has been redirected to accelerate Moon exploration and put astronauts back on the Moon by 2024. Space agencies and private companies around the world are in a race for scientific exploration, national prestige, national security and huge profits that could come from harvesting the Moon's natural resources, including safe nuclear fusion fuel that could potentially control global warming and end the energy crisis here on Earth. In this presentation, scientist and former astronaut Ken Bechis takes us skyward to look at the possibilities, the risks, and the benefits of winning the space race back to the Moon.


    Dr. Kenneth Bechis is a retired Chief Scientist in the Space Ops and Environmental Solutions Division of Northrup Grumman and a former NASA payload specialist astronaut.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy from Harvard, Master of Science in Physics from MIT, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Astrophysics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 


     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.


    In Partnership with the Berkshire Museum


    • Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Chez Nous Bistro, 150 Main Street, Lee MA 01238
    Register

    OLLI's Special Events Committee Presents

    An at-your-home dining event with Frank Tessier and Rachel Portnoy of the fabulous Chez Nous bistro in Lee!

    Chez Nous is where a French chef from Brittany and an American pastry chef bring their passion for cooking and eating well to the table.  We're excited to share both their food and their methods with OLLI members and their friends!


    On your choice of Tuesday, August 25th or Wednesday, August 26th, you will be able to pick up your three course dinner from the restaurant to take home and enjoy.  Then, on August 26th at 10 am, Frank and Rachel will tell you about their preparation methods over Zoom!  Please note that there is a maximum of 35 participants per night-- so sign up early! After you've registered, we will send you additional details on what time your dinner will be ready to pick up and how to access the Zoom session.

    The three-course menu selections are:

    IN THE BEGINNING…………

    Chilled Roasted Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Soup     

    Mixed Green Salad with Grilled Peach & Goat Cheese

    FOR THE MIDDLE…………

    Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Toasted Couscous      

    Grilled Salmon Salad Nicoise

    Grilled Black Angus Steak with Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Summer Vegetables, Red Wine & Peppercorn Jus       

    AT THE END……………

    Flourless Chocolate Devastation Cake

    Creamy Lemon & Lavender Posset, Key Lime Cookie    

    For OLLI members, the cost is $49 for the three course dinners with chicken or salmon entrees, and $54 for the steak three course dinner.  For non-member guests, it will be $54 for the chicken or salmon entrees, and $59 for the steak.

    You may register online here or over the phone by calling 413-236-2190

    We look forward to dining with you all once again!


    • Saturday, October 17, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Save the date!

    OLLI's 11th annual Art Show will be held online this year and kicks off with a festive online opening reception on

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020

    Watch for a call for art coming soon! OLLI's annual art show is open to all OLLI members and a variety of media including photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, fabric art and more.

    • Monday, November 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
    Register

    Due to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ guidelines for public events in state buildings over the next month, the OLLI University Day on “The Right to Vote: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage” is postponed. A new date will be announced when it is finalized.


    The Right to Vote: 

    The Fight for Women’s Suffrage 1848-1920

    Monday, April 6th | 9:00 am - 3:30 PM

    Koussevitzky Arts Center

    Berkshire Community College
    1350 West Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

    Join us for a daylong interactive & intergenerational exploration of the history of women's voting rights 

    We’ll bring to life the voices of the suffrage and anti-suffrage movements, and explore how alliances changed across class, religion, ethnicity and race.  The day features guest speakers Barbara Berenson and Lauren Santangelo, a world premiere play, the OLLI VOICES Spoken Word Ensemble, and an exhibit highlighting local suffrage engagement. Share lunchtime conversation with panelists, performers, local students and OLLI members eager to discuss this complex history together.

    Registration is $40 for OLLI members, $55 for non-members, and includes full access plus lunch and morning refreshments.  

    Youth, college students, and participants in the Card to Culture program (EBT, WIC or ConnectorCare cardholders) may attend at no charge, but must pre-register.

    Register online or by calling 413.236.2190.

    Anticipated Schedule:

    9:00–9:30am Registration, continental breakfast and an exhibition of local and national suffrage history curated by OLLI and the Berkshire Historical Society.

    9:30–10:30am Author Barbara Berenson on women's suffrage in Massachusetts.

    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.


    10:45–11:45am
    The VOICES Spoken Word Ensemble brings to life the words of Sojourner Truth, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul and more.

    12:00–1:00pm Lunch and curated conversation with the day’s presenters and performers.

    1:15–2:15pm World premiere performance of The Trial of Susan B. Anthony by Jesse Waldinger—talk-back to follow.

    2:30–3:30pm Historian Lauren Santangelo on “The Ballot and the Big Apple: how suffragists forged alliances with immigrant and working women on the streets of New York.”

    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 teaches at Princeton.


    Register onlineby calling 413-236-2190, or by printing and mailing this form

    This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities and the Pittsfield Cultural Council, with in-kind support from Berkshire Community College and the Berkshire Historical Society.









Past events

Tuesday, August 04, 2020 For the Good of the Game: A Conversation with Former Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig
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)
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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