Free to all OLLI at BCC members!

Another great OLLI member benefit! OLLI’s Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are member-organized peer-led discussion and activity groups that are free and exclusively for OLLI at BCC members.

For more information on or to join the mailing lists of the Shared Interest Groups listed below, please contact the OLLI Office at 413-236-2190 or OLLI@berkshirecc.edu and we will put you in touch with the group leader.

Interested in starting your own Shared Interest Group? Please contact the OLLI Office at 413-236-2190 or OLLI@berkshirecc.edu and we will send you the guidelines and proposal form.


The Absolute Sound

Those with a passion for music, be it classical, jazz or folk, will meet to listen to and discuss music.

American Indian Art and Culture
Explore the history, art, and culture of American Indian nations with particular emphasis on their creative expression.

Changing Aging ONLINE

 Join a group of people who want to change the culture of aging. Contact Brian Harrison for more information.

Contract Bridge

Working on bringing this online soon!

Downhill Ski Group (seasonal) ONLINE SOON
Recreational skiing with others for fun and safety.  Contact Bruce Cohen for additional information.

French Conversation ONLINE
Parlez-vous français? Would you like to practice your French with others in a relaxed setting? Meet up in informal settings for French conversation with other OLLI members.  Contact Monica Sinclair for more information.

Foreign Language Films

Join OLLI Members for monthly viewings of the world's greatest films, with animated discussion to follow.

Contemporary Gender Roles ONLINE
Explore and discuss current and future changes in gender roles in the families that our grandchildren will be creating and the changing roles of men and women. Contact Deborah Caine for more information.

Happy Needlers & Hookers: A Needlework Group
Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidery or other forms of needlework in good company? This group is forming just in time for a cozy winter. Contact Carolyn Vandervort for more information!

Murder, Mayhem & Mystery: A Book Group ONLINE
If you love reading mystery novels, this group is for you. Books will be chosen from award winning American and international novels by SIG members. Members will take turns facilitating discussions. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of every month at 1:30pm online. Contact Bruce Cohen for additional information.

Play Reading ONLINE
Love theatre, reading plays together and enjoying the Berkshire theatre scene? Join us!

Contact Barbara Waldinger for more information

Poetry Reading ONLINE

Join OLLI members to read and discuss great poems, and craft your own.

Socializing Singles
Provides participants the opportunity to meet new friends and participate in various social activities such as movie nights, Tanglewood concerts, picnics, etc., as determined by the group. Open to men and women.

Understanding Soccer
For those who share an interest in and/or would like to learn more about soccer by following major tournaments on television, attending college and professional games, and meeting and hearing from current soccer players.

Contact Alan Rubin for more information

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