OLLI at BCC Special Events & Programs

OLLI at BCC offers a wide variety of programs and events that combine fascinating learning opportunities with the opportunity to meet great people.  Some are for members only, others are open to the public, but OLLI members receive special discounts.

All of our events and programs are organized by our members. Interested in helping? Contact the OLLI Office about joining an OLLI committee.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, February 26, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    • 11:30 PM (EST)
    • Online

    The OLLI at BCC Special Events Committee presents

    The Sarasota Ballet Online
    George Balanchine's Donizetti Variations
    Ricardo Graziano's Amorosa

    Tickets include access to the performance online from February 26 through March 2nd, 2021 and an exclusive live online talkback on Wednesday, March 3rd at 3:30 pm EST

    Registration for this event is now closed.  If you would like to purchase tickets, you may do so from the Sarasota Ballet's website.

    The Sarasota Ballet’s expansive repertoire, coupled with the athleticism and artistry of the Company’s dancers, has brought the Company national and international acclaim. With rave reviews in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Dance Europe, Dancing Times and numerous other publications, The Sarasota Ballet has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, at City Center and the Joyce Theater in New York City, and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires, Massachusetts.

    George Balanchine's Donizetti Variations

    Balanchine created Donizetti Variations, named after composer Gaetano Donizetti whose music for the opera Don Sebastian is featured in the ballet, to mark the 100th anniversary of Italy's unification. New York City Ballet premiered this "cheerful and sunny work" alongside La Sonnambula and Monumentum Pro Gesualdo in November 1960 as part of "Salute to Italy," celebrating the Italian centennial event.

    Ricardo Graziano's Amorosa
    A January 2019 ballet by The Sarasota Ballet's Resident Choreographer Ricardo Graziano, Amorosa sets five couples clad in crimson and black to extracts from Antonio Vivaldi's Cello Concertos. This performance marks the first occasion for which Amorosa has been performed since its World Premiere.

    Please note: the recording will no longer be available after 11:59 PM EST on March 2nd.

    • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom

    You're invited to OLLI's FREE

    Spring Open House

    showcasing our Spring 2021 classes & instructors

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021
    at 3:3o 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 Spring Semester of non-credit classes at our online open house. No tests, no grades, just learning for the love of learning!

    Join us Tuesday, March 2nd at 3:30 pm EST to hear more about our spring classes from their instructors. Our spring semester runs from March 22 through May 4, 2021.

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

    OLLI Spring Semester-at-a-Glance

    Click on the course names to read more about them.


    Today's Headlines | Lenny Tabs

    Changes We Hardly Noticed | Linda Halpern

    A Sonnet A Day Keeps Spring On Its Way | Kate Sontag


    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


    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


    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


    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

    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 spring courses.

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

    • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom

    TUESDAY, MARCH 2ND at 5pm
    Free & open to OLLI at BCC members
    RSVP required. Limited to 10 members: please do not sign up unless you can commit to attending - thank you!

    The Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival invites members of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College communities to come together along with professional theatre-makers for an intergenerational Story Circle on March 2nd.

    Who: This session will be facilitated by guest artists Michael Arden, Eric Berryman, Jen Silverman, as well as company members of The Forest of Arden, and will be capped at 10 OLLI participants. All participants should reside in (or have recently resided in) the Berkshire County region.   

    What: An opportunity to build community, foster intergenerational connections, and discover how the stories and perspectives we all have to share can spark creativity and theatre-making! 

    When: Tuesday, March 2nd from 5:00pm-6:15pm via Zoom  

    • Thursday, March 04, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom

    The OLLI Distinguished Speakers Series presents

    Professor James Acker on

    Uncovering Wrongful Convictions

    Thursday, March 4, 2021
    3:00 - 4:30 pm EST
    Online via Zoom 
    $10 OLLI at BCC & Berkshire Museum members/$15 non-members

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

    University at Albany Professor James Acker will examine several aspects of wrongful convictions: miscarriages of justice that involve the conviction and punishment of persons who have been found guilty of committing crimes although factually innocent. The leading causes of wrongful convictions will be explored, with illustrative case studies, and suggested reforms designed to guard against their recurrence will be identified. Questions and additional discussion following the presentation will be welcomed.

    James Acker is Professor Emeritus at the University at Albany SUNY, where he taught in the School of Criminal Justice. He earned a J.D. at Duke University and practiced law in North Carolina before earning his Ph.D. at the University at Albany. His principal areas of scholarship include criminal law, criminal procedure, capital punishment, and wrongful convictions. He has authored and co-edited a number of books, including Scottsboro and Its Legacy (Praeger); Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Perspective (Jones & Bartlett); Criminal Law (Jones & Bartlett); America's Experiment with Capital Punishment: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of the Ultimate Penal Sanction (Carolina Academic Press); Wrongful Conviction: Law, Science, and Policy (Carolina Academic Press); and (with his daughter Elizabeth) Two Voices on the Legal Rights of America’s Youth (Wadsworth/Thomson Learning). His articles have appeared in journals including the Law and Society Review, the Criminal Justice Review, Justice Quarterly, Law and Human Behavior, Law and Policy, the Criminal Law Bulletin, the Albany Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Law Review.

    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

    • Saturday, March 06, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Saturday, July 10, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online via Zoom

    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.

    • Tuesday, March 09, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Online

    The OLLI Special Events Committee presents

    An Interactive, Virtual Tour of NYC's

    Lower East Side
    Tenement Museum

    Tuesday, March 9 at 2pm EST

    Tickets are $15 for OLLI at BCC members and $20 for non-members

    To register for the virtual tour, please click here or call 413.236.2190 (M-F 9am-4pm) to register by phone with a credit card.

    Founded in 1988 by historian Ruth Abram and social activist Anita Jacobsen, the Tenement Museum is a National Historic Site that celebrates the enduring stories of immigrants that define and strengthen what it means to be American. Join us for a live, interactive, virtual visit led by a museum educator.  Tour inside 97 Orchard Street, a historic Lower East Side tenement that was home to thousands of immigrants from 20 nations over the decades, and through the history of a family who lived there. Learn about daily life in the past, see the restored spaces, meet the people, and get to ask questions about the history.


    To register for the tour, please click here or call 413.236.2190 to register by phone with a credit card.

    • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    • 6:30 PM (EST)

    The Digital Economy in Rural America:
    Closing the Opportunity Gap

    An Online Talk with Matt Dunne

    Moderated by State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:30pm EST

    Free & open to all; RSVPs required.

    Access to fast, reliable internet service is critical to daily life, a fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has only reinforced. Yet, in many parts of rural America, lack of broadband infrastructure means that communities face significant barriers to learning, working, and building sustainable local economies in a connected world. Hear from Matt Dunne, the founder and executive director at the Center On Rural Innovation, a nonprofit action tank helping communities plan and build broadband networks that will ensure they can participate in and benefit from the economies of the future.

    Matt served 11 years in the Vermont House and Senate, enacting the state’s first broadband grants, brownfields revitalization funding, and downtown redevelopment program. In 1999 Matt was appointed director of AmeriCorps*VISTA under President Clinton, where he led PowerUp, one of the first national efforts to bridge the digital divide, and launched an Entrepreneur Corps to focus on micro-finance in high-need communities.

    In 2007, he started Google’s Community Affairs division out of a former bread factory in White River Junction, Vermont, where he led all local US philanthropy and engagement, including the Google Fiber rollout and orchestrating educational and development initiatives in Google’s data center communities across rural America.

    Matt has a BA from Brown University, and also held an appointment at the MIT Media Lab. He is a lifelong Vermonter who lives on the 100 acre farm where he was raised.

    Presented by the Tech Impact Forum in partnership with 1Berkshire and the Berkshire Innovation Center.

    • Sunday, March 14, 2021
    • 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, March 21, 2021
    • 7:29 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Letters to Kamala
    A new play by Rachel Lynett

    Online Reading March 14-21, 2021
    Directed by Nicole Brewer & produced by WAM Theatre

    Tickets are $13 for OLLI at BCC members and $15 for non-members

    And include an exclusive live online talkback with the artists on Thursday, March 18th at 7:00 pm EDT.

    Click here to register. 

    In the tense lead up to the 2020 presidential election, playwright Rachel Lynett conjures three female American political leaders of the past to share their wisdom, perspective, and wry humor with VP candidate Kamala Harris.

    Missing from our history books, meet three powerful women on whose shoulders Kamala now stands: Charlotta Bass, the first Black woman candidate for vice president, Charlene Mitchell, the first Black woman to run for president, and Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color to be elected to the House of Representatives, first Asian-American woman to run in Congress and the first Asian-American to run for president.

    "I wanted to write a play that explored pride mixed in with caution, a play that questioned our cultural obsession with firsts but also made room for understanding the weight that being "first" carries. Who were the other firsts? What sacrifices did they have to make to get there and what can we ultimately never compromise on?" - Rachel Lynett, Playwright

    • Monday, March 15, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    The OLLI at BCC Special Events Committee presents

    Tasting Teas in Real Time with Master Tea Blender Michael Harney

    Online via Zoom on Monday, March 15 at 3pm Eastern

    Tickets are $12 for OLLI at BCC Members and $18 for Non-Members & include a tea sampler mailed to you!

    Master Tea Blender for 30 years and buyer Michael Harney of Harney & Sons will share his love of tea with you over Zoom.

    To register for the tasting, please click here or call 413.236.2190 Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm to register by phone. Early registration encouraged!

    After registering, Harney & Sons will mail you four tea samples:

    • White Vanilla Grapefruit
    • Japanese Sencha
    • Pomegranate Oolong
    • Hot Cinnamon Spice

    All you'll need to provide is hot water and cups for the live Zoom tasting on Monday, March 15th, when Michael Harney will guide you through an expert tasting of each of the four teas.


    To register for the tasting, please click here.

    • Thursday, March 18, 2021
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    OLLI at BCC members are invited to join OLLI's French Conversations Shared Interest Group for an online wine tasting to be conducted entirely in French.

    Les membres de OLLI a BCC sont invités à participer au groupe 'Shared Interest" de conversation française pour une dégustation privée de vins français présentée sur Zoom.  Cela se passera jeudi le 18 mars à 17h30 (5:30 PM) avec Xavier Letteron du magasin Nejaime's à Lenox.

    Pour ceux qui ne le connaîtraient pas, Xavier est originaire de France et est un expert en tout ce qui concerne le vin. 

    Nous allons déguster les vins suivants:  

    Vin blanc: Patrice Colin, Coteaux du Vendômois Blanc Vieilles Vignes (2019) ($16.99/b)

    Vin rouge: Patrice Colin, Coteaux du Vendômois Pierre Francois (2018) ($15.29/b)

    Le prix de la présentation sur Zoom est de $15.00 par ménage.

    Prix total par famille: $47.28 

    Veuillez contacter Monica Sinclair pour plus d'informations

    • Monday, March 22, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    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.


    Today's Headlines | Lenny Tabs

    Changes We Hardly Noticed | Linda Halpern

    A Sonnet A Day Keeps Spring On Its Way | Kate Sontag


    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


    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


    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


    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

    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"

     March 30: Barbara Berenson on "Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers"

    April 6: Rebecca Edwards on "Suffrage in the Gilded Age"

    April 13: Lauren Santangelo on "Suffrage and the City: New York Women Battle for the Ballot"

    April 20: Liv Cummins and Rob Hartmann on "Suffrage and Song: Suffrage Protest Music"

    April 27: Cathleen Cahill on "Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement"

    May 4: Robyn Rosen on "Unfinished Business: Women in National Politics"

    SUGGESTED READING: A resource note will be provided for each session of the course. 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.

    Click here to register for free.

    This program is supported by Mass Humanities.

    Past events

    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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