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

    • Monday, September 20, 2021
    • Monday, November 01, 2021
    • Online
    Register

    OLLI's Fall Semester of Online and In-person Courses

    September 20 - November 1, 2021
    Classes run weekly for 90 minutes.

    Expand your mind in with OLLI at BCC's live, interactive, online courses running over Zoom and in-person.  No tests, no grades, no prerequisites (except OLLI at BCC membership), just learning for the love of learning. 

    Simply click on the links below to learn more about our exciting semester of courses.

    Please note that all in-person course attendees must wear masks in class and affirm that they have been fully vaccinated.

    Register securely online here or call 413.236.2190 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm Eastern) to register by phone with a credit card, or with any questions you may have. To sign up for OLLI courses, you must be an OLLI at BCC member. (Not a member yet? Join here for a $60 annual membership. )

    OLLI Fall Semester-at-a-Glance 

    Click on the course names to read more about them.

    Mondays

    9:30 - 11:00 am  The French Revolution: Upheaval and a Template for the Future | Philip Deely | Online

    11:30 am– 1:00 pm  Today's Headlines | Steven Tobin | Online

    1:30 - 3:00 pm  Latin America and the Biden Administration: Post-Covid? and Post-Trump? | Martin Weinstein | Online

    3:30 - 5:00 pm  Scenes and Sounds of Six Great Operas | Christine Casey | Online

    Tuesdays

    10:30 am - 12:00 pm  Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer | Gordon Josephson | Online

    1:00 - 3:00 pm The Civil War in America's National Park System - David Kroese | Online

    3:30 - 5:00 pm Evolution: a 21st Century Perspective | Frank Schickor | Online & In Person POSTPONED UNTIL A FUTURE SEMESTER

    Wednesdays

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm Shakespeare and the Law: The First Thing We Do, Let’s Praise All the Lawyers | Philip McKnight | In Person

    1:30 - 3:00 pm Artistic Visionaries: Frank Gehry and Christo | Jock Brooks and Tom Krens | In-person at the Clark Art Institute CLOSED: AT CAPACITY

    3:30 - 5:00 pm Hot Topics | Will Singleton | Online


    Thursdays

    9:30 - 11:00 am Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II | Ann Berman | In Person

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II | Ann Berman | Online

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm Making the Social Internet User Friendly for All | Fan Yang | In Person

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm Creating a Photo Essay | Doug Robbins | CLOSED: AT CAPACITY

    1:30 - 3:00 pm Writing Your Story: An Introduction to MemoirVivian Dorsel | In Person

    2:00 - 3:30 pm Inside the District Attorney’s Office | Online

    3:3 0 - 5:00 pm Euripides, 2.0 | Steven Somkin | In Person

    Fridays

    10:30 am - 12:00 pm COVID Freight Frenzy: How Goods Movement Changes Now Taking Place Will Rock the Post-COVID World | Robert James | Online

    1:00 - 2:30 pm Beyond the Three Bs (Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms) | Kenneth Stark | In Person

    3:00 - 4:30 pm Science Conversations | Hank Gold | Online


    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 is 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.

    Note that our online courses are recorded, unless otherwise noted. If you cannot attend live, or if you miss a session or two, you can request a link to the recording and watch it at your convenience. (In person classes are not recorded.)

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

    • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Clark Art Institute 225 South Street Williamstown, MA 01267

    This event is closed due to meeting its capacity limit

    Artistic Visionaries:
    Frank Gehry and Christo 

    A Five Session Course both on-line and in person at the Clark Art Institute auditorium
    225 South Street, Williamstown, MA
    in partnership with The Clark

    Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
    9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 & 10/27 (no class 9/29)

    Register here or by calling 413.236.2190 for the following:

    Clark Art Institute members tuition: $50
    Non OLLI or Clark members: $65


    Two of today’s art and architecture innovators have challenged us to understand and appreciate their special, and very personal, visions. Both Gehry and Christo  have transformed the very definitions of their art forms, architecture for Gehry and sculpture for Christo. We will review their lives, works, and perhaps recount a few personal stories.

    WORKING WITH FRANK: September 22 and October 6, with Thomas Krens (online over Zoom)

    Thomas Krens will deliver two lectures focusing on his 30+ years relationship with Frank Gehry. As a museum director and museum planner who began working with Gehry in 1987, Mr. Krens once commented that he wasn’t sure that he could cover the territory with an even dozen. 

    The talks will focus on the Guggenheim in Bilbao; the unrealized “Manhattan Project,” a new museum for New York City that was derailed by 9/11; and the Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi, for which Gehry was selected as architect in 2006.

    The point of departure of the first lecture is to trace the narrative arcs of two important elements that combined to produce the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, an extraordinary new museum which Mr. Krens has called “the Apotheosis.” The first arc describes the genesis and evolution of the “Global Guggenheim” concept, and its aspirations to design and frame an ambitious and unprecedented vision for the role, use, and consumption of contemporary culture by weaving together in one unifying vision the major threads or functions of the art museum as cultural agora, center of exchange and discourse, and mediator of the gulf between local and global cultural and political perspectives.

    The second narrative is about working with Gehry in two very different evolving political contexts:  the Basque Country, which was still defined by sharp political diversions, and in which acts of political violence were not uncommon;  the evolution of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, and its transition from a pre-medieval culture as late as the 1950s, into the wealthiest country in the world on a per-capita basis at the beginning of the 21st century.

    Thomas Krens holds degrees from Williams College in Political Science, a Masters in Studio Art from SUNY Albany, and an MBA from Yale University.  He is is the former Director and Senior Advisor for International Affairs of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York City.  In 1986, while Director of the Williams College Museum of Art, Krens first conceived of converting the recently closed Sprague Electric plant into the world’s largest contemporary art museum which, became the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).  During his time at the Guggenheim, Krens's tenacity and salesmanship resulted in international expansion such as the Guggenheim Bilbao. 

    CHRISTO: October 13, 20 & 27 with Jock Brooks (in-person at The Clark)

    Christo’s life and well-known art--mostly outdoor monumental projects--will be explored as we are challenged even what to call his many unique, expansive creations: sculptures, art installations, environmental art, or something else. His recent death will mean we will have all the facts to wrestle with--and appreciate--using his drawings, models, renderings, and eventual photographs of the “events.” A lecture and two films (exploring and illustrating in detail the Running Fence and Valley Curtain projects) are planned.

    Jock Brooks, M.A., Columbia University; retired Associate Director, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; Educator, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Senior Examiner, American Association of Museums; frequent OLLI instructor.

    Please note that all attendees must affirm that they are fully vaccinated and wear masks at all times during class.

    This event is closed due to meeting its capacity limit


    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 29, 2021
    • 11 sessions
    • Lenox Community Center, Lenox, MA


    OLLI at BCC members are invited to join 

    Contract Bridge

    Meets on Wednesdays

    from noon to 2:30 pm Eastern 

    at the Lenox Community Center

    Free and open to OLLI at BCC members

    This OLLI Contract Bridge Shared Interest Group is led by John Tinger and meets in Lenox, MA every Wednesday. 

    For more information about this SIG, please contact John Tinger.

    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • Thursday, July 21, 2022
    • 10 sessions
    • Online via Zoom



    OLLI at BCC members are invited to join OLLI's  Shared Interest Group

    Gotta Reads: New York Times Best Sellers Book Club

    for an online discussion 

    The Third Thursday of Every Month

    from 4:00 to 5:00 pm Eastern

    Free and open to all OLLI at BCC members 

    OLLI's Gotta Reads: New York Times Best Sellers Book Club reads books from the New York Times Best Seller list of the last few years.  We look for books that are discussion worthy and thought provoking.  

    Club members will participate in the selection of future books.

    Please contact Sheila McKenna for additional information and to receive the Zoom link. 

    October's Pick is

    #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    “T. J. Newman has written the perfect thriller! A must-read.” —Gillian Flynn
    “Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet.” —Don Winslow
    Falling is the best kind of thriller…Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.” —James Patterson
    “Amazing...Intense suspense, shocks, and scares...Chilling.” —Lee Child
    You just boarded a flight to New York.
    There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.
    What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.
    For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.
    The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.
    Enjoy the flight.

    November's Pick is

    England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

    December's Pick is:

    This finely observed new book, which combines perfectly calibrated social satire and heartfelt emotion, stands with Invisible Man and The Bluest Eye as a defining work about the experience of being black in America.

    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • Thursday, July 21, 2022
    • 10 sessions
    • Online via Zoom



    OLLI at BCC members are invited to join OLLI's Shared Interest Group

    Poetry Writing Shared Interest Group

    for an online discussion

    The Third Thursday of Every Month

    from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Eastern

    Free and open to all OLLI at BCC members 

    Calling All Poets and Would-Be Poets!

    Would you like to have an appreciative audience for your verse? Join our Poetry Writing SIG which meets via Zoom every third Thursday from 6:30-8:00 pm. If you wish, your poems will receive positive feedback, or, if you prefer, you may just read them and enjoy the fact that they have seen the light of day in a welcoming atmosphere. The only requirement: Love of poetry!

    Please contact Steffi Fletcher for additional information and to receive the Zoom link. 

    • Monday, October 25, 2021
    • Monday, June 27, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Online via Zoom


    OLLI at BCC members are invited to join OLLI's

    Meeting Monthly at 10:00 am Eastern 

    Free and open exclusively to OLLI at BCC members

    This group is open to members who paint in any medium, including:

    ACRYLIC, OIL, WATERCOLOR, GOUACHE, TEMPERA, ENCAUSTIC, INK WASH, PASTELS…

    Are you interested in participating with a small, supportive group of painters to share YOUR painting (preferably in progress); get positive, thoughtful feedback from other artists; and provide the same for them? 


    Learn how to provide honest, HELPFUL feedback to other artists and to utilize feedback from other artists to inform your own efforts.  Share useful techniques, material...  that you have found to enhance your efforts. 


    The group will meet monthly for about an hour.

    Here is a link to an album of some of the works created by our group.

    Our next meeting will be on Monday, October 25th, 10:00 am Eastern via ZOOM.

    Please Contact Claudia Shuster with any questions or for additional information and to receive the Zoom link. 

    • Monday, October 25, 2021
    • Monday, July 04, 2022
    • 19 sessions
    • Lenox Community Center


    OLLI at BCC members are invited to join OLLI's

    Meets In-person Every Two Weeks

    at the Lenox Community Center

    65 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240

    from 12:30 to 2:00 pm Eastern 

    Free and open exclusively to OLLI at BCC members

    The Happy Needlers & Hookers Needlework Group is a Shared Interest Group for people that like to knit, needlepoint, cross-stitch, crochet  or enjoy any other "needle-based" craft.

    The Lenox Community Center has again graciously given us a time slot to use their living room.  The difference this year is that all the furniture has been moved out because of children's activities that go on in that room.  We will have use of their folding chairs and a table if we wish. We will be able to meet there every 2 weeks starting Monday,  September 27, 2021 from 12:30-2:00. We will need to follow Lenox Community Center policies for wearing masks and social distancing.

    You can work on any project you wish. The camaraderie and time we spend together is what we find so enjoyable. 

    One project idea we could work on is from an OLLI member in Reno Nevada. She has set up a project where her knitters and crocheters make hats, scarves and mittens for local homeless shelters.  I will be contacting shelters to see if this is something they would need.  We can provide patterns if you don’t have one.    

    All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced.

    Let Carolyn know if you will be joining us so we have an idea of how many will be attending. 

    We also invite you to check out our Photo Gallery on Flickr to see some of the projects we have been working on in the last few months.  Let us know if you have any photos you would like us to add to this album.

    Please contact Carolyn Vandervort or Carol Sabot for more information and to let them know that you would like to attend.
    • Monday, October 25, 2021
    • Monday, June 27, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Online via Zoom



    OLLI at BCC members are invited to join OLLI's Shared Interest Group

    Murder, Mystery & Mayhem: A Book Group

    for an online discussion 

    The Fourth Monday of Every Month

    from 1:30 to 3:00 pm Eastern

    Free and open to all OLLI at BCC members 

    OLLI's Murder, Mystery & Mayhem: A Book Group meets once a month, typically on the 4th Monday at 1:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. We typically meet for no more than 1.5 hours. Historically, the meetings were at someone’s house. In this past year, however, the gatherings have been Zoom-based.

    Books are selected one year in advance… and are not your typically hot present-day offerings. At the meetings, we discuss the chosen book, of course, but often we talk about other books we are reading, movies we have seen, serials we’ve watched/are watching on TV, etc.

    Please contact Bruce Cohen for additional information and to receive the Zoom link. 

    Remaining Books on the 2021 List:

    OctoberThe Flatley Enigma by Viktor Ingolfsson

    November The Searcher by Tana French

    December The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • Thursday, June 23, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Berkshire Community College


    OLLI at BCC members are invited to join OLLI's

    Meets on the Fourth Thursday of the Month

    from 1:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern 

    Free and open exclusively to OLLI at BCC members

    Attention chamber music lovers! We invite you to join the Chamber Music Special Interest Group. Whether you are an active chamber music player or want to be, or you simply enjoy listening to chamber music, we are planning monthly meetings that will provide discussion/lectures on topics such as harmonic analysis, the physics of intonation, ensemble techniques and, perhaps member performances. Meetings will provide players a place to meet new musical partners who could then form ensembles to enjoy playing on their own or perhaps to share with the group.

    It will be decided if meetings will be online or held in-person at BCC. 

    Please contact Harriet Wetstone if you are interested in this Chamber Music SIG and you would like any additional information.

    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • Friday, November 12, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Online via Zoom



    OLLI at BCC members are invited to join OLLI's Shared Interest Group

    Play Reading Shared Interest Group

    Meets Twice a Month

    from 3:00 to 5:00 pm Eastern

    Free and open to all OLLI at BCC members 

    Do you love reading plays?  Our SIG gives participants a chance to read aloud and analyze scenes and characters from prize-winning plays. 

    We meet once or twice per month for two hours, usually on a Friday afternoon, so as not to conflict with other OLLI courses.  During the year we are open to suggestions as to which plays to read, while in the summer, when hopefully theatres will resume performances, we choose plays that we can both read and view. 

    We encourage our members to prepare and lead discussions on plays that interest them.  Thriving on group participation, we allow two sessions to cover each one.  Particular editions are selected that can be ordered online or from the Lenox Bookstore.

    In the past our meetings have been in-person, but this year our group has been very successful on Zoom.  We hope to see you there!

    Please Barbara Waldinger or Karel Fisher  for additional information and to receive the Zoom link. 

    Schedule of Forthcoming Play Reading Events

    Our upcoming meetings are:

    Friday, Sept. 24 (3:00 - 5:00 pm)  Buried Child by Sam Shepard led by Rachel Brier

     Friday, Oct. 15 (3:00 - 5:00 pm) Buried Child by Sam Shepard (continuation) led by Rachel Brier

     Friday, Oct. 29 (3:00 - 5:00 pm) Eugene Ionesco's The Chairs led by Barbara Waldinger

     Friday, Nov. 12 (3:00 - 5:00 pm) The Bald Soprano led by Peter Podol

    All meetings are 3:00 - 5:00 pm unless specified in advance.

    The editions we will be using for the upcoming plays are as follows:

    Sam Shepard Seven Plays (contains True West, Buried Child, Curse of the Starving Class, The Tooth of Crime, La Turista, Tongues, Savage/Love). Available at The Bookstore in Lenox (413) 637-3390 for $17.00. Also available through online booksellers (Amazon, for example, has numerous used copies from $1.25).

    Eugene Ionesco The Bald Soprano & Other Plays (contains The Bald Soprano, The Lesson, Jack or The Submission, The Chairs). Available at The Bookstore in Lenox (413) 637-3390 for $16.00. Also available through online booksellers (Amazon has used copies from $1.25).

    Also, check your local libraries for availability of the plays.

    • Monday, November 01, 2021
    • 3:00 PM
    • Streaming
    Register


    The OLLI Special Events Committee presents

    WAM Theatre's

    Kamloopa

    Streaming digitally at your convenience from November 1-7

    Click here to register safely and securely online, or call the OLLI offices at 413-236-2190 (M-F, 9am-4pm EDT) to register with a credit card.

    by Kim Senklip Harvey (Syilx/Tsilhqot’in)
    Directed by Estefanía Fadul

    This high energy comedy follows two urban Indigenous sisters and their encounter with a lawless trickster, as they explore what it means to honor who they are and where they come from. Follow their journey in this captivating, contemporary new play, as the courageous sisters turn to the ancestors for help to reclaim their power.

    In May 2021, Kim Senklip Harvey became the first Indigenous playwright to win Canada's Governor General’s Award for English Language Drama for Kamloopa. The judges said: “The brilliance, the irreverence, the fire of Kamloopa sweeps us into the world of three Indigenous women on a mind-bending quest. The audience is seduced by the love, humor and depth of these matriarchs as they embrace and celebrate who they are in the world and with each other.

    Registration is $13 for OLLI members or $15 for non-members for streaming tickets.

    Click here to register safely and securely online, or call the OLLI offices at 413-236-2190 (M-F, 9am-4pm EDT) to register with a credit card.


    Registration Deadline is October 27th.

    Thank you to OLLI's Special Events Committee for organizing this and so many other great OLLI events.

    • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    Register


    The OLLI Tech Impact Forum presents:

    A Decade of Decarbonization: Achieving Massachusetts' 2030 Climate Objectives

    Wednesday, November 3rd at 5pm Eastern

    Free and open to all | Online via Zoom
    Click here to RSVP

    An Online Talk with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

    Meeting the Commonwealth’s interim 2030 climate goals will require a dramatic expansion of our investments in economy-wide decarbonization from our buildings to our vehicles, our energy supply, and the electric grid that must all support this transition. Learn about how the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s investments in clean energy and climate technology, market development, infrastructure, and workforce development – across all sectors - are accelerating the pace of our progress, reducing the cost of the energy transition, and helping the state achieve its ambitious climate objectives.

    The event will feature team members from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MCEC), including representatives from programs focused on the Net Zero Grid, the Built Environment, Clean Transportation, and Offshore Wind Energy.  It will be moderated by Jeff Lynch, Founder and CEO of Idle Smart, a Berkshire County company, supported by MCEC, whose proprietary solution allows fleets of all sizes to reduce extended idle fuel costs by 50-70% and reduce CO2 output.

    Discussion Topics and MCEC Panelists include:


    MCEC Overview and Priorities

    Galen Nelson, Chief Program Officer, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center


    Net Zero Grid

    Ariel Horowitz, Senior Program Director


    Built Environment

    Peter McPhee, Senior Program Director


    Clean Transportation

    Rachel Ackerman, Senior Program Manager


    Offshore Wind Energy

    Bruce Carlisle, Managing Director, Offshore Wind



    Co-sponsored by 1Berkshire and the Berkshire Innovation Center



    • Thursday, November 04, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    You're invited to OLLI's FREE

    Shared Interest Group
    Open House

    Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 3pm Eastern

    Online via Zoom ~ Click here to RSVP to attend

    One of OLLI's best kept secrets are our shared interest groups, free and exclusively for OLLI at BCC members. Whether you are brand new to OLLI at BCC or a seasoned member of our learning community, you'll enjoy hearing from the leaders of our shared interest groups (SIGS)member-organized peer-led discussion and activity groups that all OLLI at BCC members are invited to join.  You'll learn more about our current groups, and how you can start one of your own!

    The leaders of many of the following OLLI at BCC shared interest groups will be on hand and sharing information on their groups. It's a great way to find one for yourself! Click on the names for further information, including how to join. 


    Absolute Sound

    A Shared Interest Group for anyone with a passion for music, be it classical, jazz, folk or any other genre, who like to meet to listen to and discuss music.  


    NEW Chamber Music

    This Group is for people that like to play or listen to Chamber Music.  


    Changing the Culture of Ageism ONLINE

     Join a group of people who want to change the culture of aging.


    Contemporary Gender Roles ONLINE

    Explore cultural changes in the roles of men and women in the family and in the workplace and the multiple changes in gender presentation and identity.  


    Contract Bridge

    We are back and in-person! We meet on Wednesdays at 1:30 in Lenox. 


    Downhill Ski Group (seasonal) 
    Recreational skiing with others for fun and safety.  


    Foreign Language Films 

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


    French Conversation ONLINE
    Parlez-vous français? Would you like to practice your French with others in a relaxed setting? Meet up in informal settings on Zoom and/or in person, for French conversation with other OLLI members.  


    Gotta Reads - NYT Best Sellers Book Club ONLINE

    The Gotta Reads - New York Times Best Sellers Book Club reads books from the NYT Best Seller List of the last couple of years.  Let's read and talk about the best of these best sellers. 


    Happy Needlers & Hookers: A Needlework Group

    Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidery or other forms of needlework in good company? Join this group just in time for a cozy winter. 


    Murder, Mystery & Mayhem: A Book Group ONLINE
    If you love reading mystery novels, this group is for you. Monthly books are chosen for the upcoming year from award winning American and international novels, but are not typically present day publications. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of every month at 1:30pm online. 


    NEW Painting ONLINE

    A small, supportive group of painters who share their paintings in progress to get feedback from other artists and share useful techniques, materials etc. 


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


    Poetry Reading ONLINE

    Join with other OLLI members to read and discuss great poems. 


    Poetry Writing ONLINE

    Share poetry you've written with other OLLI members. 


    Socializing Singles (looking for a leader)
    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. (Not a dating group, a friends group!)

    Understanding Soccer
    Want to know more about soccer?  This group meets (on Zoom or in person) to discuss all aspects of the game.  Both the technical and social aspects are considered.  


    Online via Zoom ~ Click here to RSVP to attend

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

    • Thursday, November 04, 2021
    • Thursday, June 02, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Online via Zoom



    OLLI at BCC members are invited to join OLLI's Shared Interest Group

    Poetry Reading Shared Interest Group

    for an online discussion

    The First Thursday of Every Month

    from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Eastern

    Free and open to all OLLI at BCC members 

    Do you love poetry or do you want to learn about poetry? If you do, consider joining our Poetry Reading SIG which meets monthly via Zoom.

    The format of our meetings is flexible, and what has worked well so far is that at each meeting we decide upon a topic and a leader for the next meeting. The topics might range from the oeuvre of a particular poet or poetess, a particular style of poetry, or a particular period of poetry. Each participant is encouraged to submit one or two examples of the topic that interest them, and the job of the leader is to organize the order in which these poems will be read and discussed.

    Please contact Steffi Fletcher for additional information and to receive the Zoom link. 

    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register
     

    The OLLI Distinguished Speakers Series presents
    Professor Sara Newland on

    US-China Relations Under Biden and Trump

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    at 3:00 pm Eastern

    Online via Zoom 
    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.

    The US-China relationship is at its lowest point in decades. To what degree are these tensions the product of Trump-era policy changes toward China, and how (if at all) have these policies changed under President Biden's leadership? This talk will describe the political changes in China and the US that have produced the current tensions in the bilateral relationship, and assess the prospects for cooperation between the two countries. 

    Sara Newland is an Assistant Professor of government at Smith College, where her teaching and research focus on the domestic and international politics of mainland China and Taiwan. She is a Fellow of the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on US-China Relations and a member of the US-Taiwan Next Generation Working Group.  Her research has been published in Governance, China Quarterly, and the Journal of Political Science Education. 

     

    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

    • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

      

    The OLLI Distinguished Speakers Series presents
    Williams College Professor Michelle Apotsos on

    Architecture, Environmentalism & Islam: The Djenne Mosque

    Tuesday, December 14th at 7:00 pm Eastern

    Rescheduled from Thursday, October 7

    Online via Zoom 

    As one of the tallest freestanding earthen structures in the world, the legendary  Djenne Mosque, located in Mali, West Africa, has long functioned as a symbol of cultural identity in the area of the Niger Bend, as well as a touchstone of the primary regional religion, Islam.

    Yet the current climate crisis and resultant discussions about the importance of sustainable systems and green solutions - particularly with regards to architecture - compels a reconsideration of this mosque through a new lens: that of environmentalism and sustainability. Thus, this talk explores how ancient architectures such as the Djenne mosque, which has existed in one iteration or another for over 700 hundred years, may have lessons to teach us about contemporary and even future-facing sustainable architectural solutions.

    In rethinking the Djenne mosque through the lenses of both faith and environmentalism, one sees how Islam and sustainable architecture exist within the mosque as a collaborative system, providing potential lessons for humanity to consider as we plan for an increasingly uncertain future. 

    Michelle Apotsos is an Associate Professor of Art History at Williams College, where she teaches courses about Africa, Islam, and the built environment. She  is the author of Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa: Lessons from Larabanga (Routledge, 2016) and The Masjid in Contemporary Islamic Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2021). She has published in journals including African Arts, the International Journal of Islamic Architecture, and Material Culture 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.

    In Partnership with the Berkshire Museum


Past events

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 OLLI Theater Party: "The Chairs" at Shakespeare and Company
Monday, October 04, 2021 Climate Change Risks and Opportunities: Sustainable Development in an Age of Crisis
Sunday, October 03, 2021 OLLI Theatre Brunch
Monday, September 20, 2021 Issues in Holocaust World Literature and Film
Friday, September 17, 2021 Humor, Laughter, and Well-Being
Friday, September 17, 2021 Berkshire Theatre Critics Panel
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 The Future of Cryptocurrency
Thursday, September 09, 2021 History Shock with Author John Dickson
Thursday, September 09, 2021 OLLI New Members Get-Together
Thursday, September 02, 2021 OLLI Fall Semester Open House
Saturday, August 21, 2021 Berkshire Opera Festival Presents Verdi's "Falstaff"
Thursday, August 19, 2021 OLLI at BCC All Member Chat
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 OLLI Theater Party: ART at Shakespeare and Company
Wednesday, August 04, 2021 Japanese Americans and World War II
Monday, July 19, 2021 Summer Two 2021 Online Semester
Thursday, July 15, 2021 Gotta Reads: New York Times Best Seller Book Club
Thursday, July 15, 2021 ADDED PERFORMANCE: Chester Theatre presents "The Niceties" at Hancock Shaker Village
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Chester Theatre presents "The Niceties" at Hancock Shaker Village
Friday, July 09, 2021 Tanglewood Preview with Professor Jeremy Yudkin
Thursday, July 08, 2021 OLLI Online Cabaret Performance
Thursday, July 08, 2021 The Villages Movement
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 OLLI Summer Two Open House
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 OLLI New Members Get-Together
Thursday, June 17, 2021 Mercury Rising Online Author Talk
Thursday, June 17, 2021 Gotta Reads: New York Times Best Seller Book Club
Thursday, June 10, 2021 What is Living and What is Dead in Fascism?
Thursday, June 03, 2021 Women and War: Warriors, Victims and Peacemakers
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 The 2021 Mona Sherman Memorial Lecture: The New Normal with Dr. Jennifer Ashton
Monday, May 24, 2021 Summer One 2021 Online Semester
Thursday, May 20, 2021 OLLI at BCC Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Ethics & Capitalism: An Online Talk
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Shared Interest Group Open House
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Susan B. Anthony Duet
Friday, May 07, 2021 OLLI New Members Get-Together
Thursday, May 06, 2021 Summer One Open House
Wednesday, May 05, 2021 The Ritchie Boys: America’s Jewish Secret Weapon During World War II
Thursday, April 29, 2021 Foreign Film SIG: Breathless (À bout de souffle)
Thursday, April 29, 2021 The New Future Of Old Age In Today’s Longevity Economy
Friday, April 23, 2021 Mr. Noble Melancholy: Reflections of Nathaniel Hawthorne
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
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 The Right to Vote: Reexamining Women's Suffrage
Monday, March 22, 2021 OLLI Spring 2021 Online Semester
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
Saturday, March 06, 2021 Reading Henry James with Jim Kraft: Part II
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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