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OLLI SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

One of the benefits of being an OLLI member is the opportunity to participate in Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Each of these groups grew out of an OLLI course offering by members who share interests and want to meet together on a regular basis. SIGs are open to OLLI members only.

Each SIG has a unique course number, and students can sign up either by the term or annually. If you are interested in joining any of the groups listed below, please contact the OLLI office for more information: 707-826-5880

All groups meet at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.

If you would like to start your own SIG, call OLLI at 826-5880.

SUMMER 2017: To register for SIGs, call 707-826-5880

BOOK ARTS: Tattered Pages

Group Leader: Gisela Rohde

Explore the exciting world of creative book binding, altering existing books, decorating pages and much more. Meetings feature show-and-tell; demonstrations, techniques and tips; problem solving; discussions about materials and resources and lots of fun!

Day: First Thurs. of each month

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Summer (July 6 & Aug. 3): OLLI Members $10 [Class #: 31295 - Call 707-826-5880 to register]

Annual (July 6, 2017-June 7, 2018): OLLI Members $35 [Class #: 31300 - Call 707-826-5880 to register]

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Book Group

Group Leader: Sharon Campbell

Choose and discuss books from all genres. All readers are welcome.

Day: Third Wednesday of each month

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Summer (July 19 & Aug. 16): OLLI Members $15 [Class #: 31293 - Call 707-826-5880 to register]

Annual (July 19, 2017-June 13, 2018): OLLI Members $45 [Class #: 31298 - Call 707-826-5880 to register]

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Bridge Playing Group

Group Leader: Robert Fornes

Play bridge with other OLLI bridge players. A fun and easy place to play contract bridge and meet more bridge players. All levels welcome; you don’t need to bring a partner.

Day: Last Tuesday of each month

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Summer (Aug. 8* & Aug. 29): OLLI Members $20 [Class #: 31308 - Call 707-826-5880 to register]

Annual (Aug. 8, 2017*-June 18, 2018): OLLI Members $45 [Class #: 31309 - Call 707-826-5880 to register]

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

*exception to regular meeting date

Friends of Jung

Group Leader: Barbara Clark

This monthly group focuses on Carl Jung’s concept of Self and Individuation. Varied topics are presented by members, and sessions include personal sharing and experiential learning. We are interested in a deeper understanding of ourselves and others and create a safe environment for discussion. Reading some of Jung’s writings and writings of other Jungian analysts would be helpful.

Day: First Tuesday of each month

Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Summer (July 11* & Aug. 1): OLLI Members $10 [Class #: 31291 - Call 707-826-5880 to register]

Annual (July 11, 2017*-June 5, 2018): OLLI Members $35 [Class #: 31296 - Call 707-826-5880 to register]

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

*exception to regular meeting date

Soul Collage® Group

Group Leader: Lynn Marchand

This group brings collage materials and then uses Seena Frost’s process for discussing the collages created that morning.

Day: Second Wednesday of each month

Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Summer (July 12 & Aug. 9): OLLI Members $10 [Class #: 31292 - Call 707-826-5880 to register]

Annual (July 12, 2017*-June 13, 2018): OLLI Members $35 [Class #: 31297 - Call 707-826-5880 to register]

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Writing Critique group

Group Leader: Leon Lowry

A group for writers who wish to become more skilled, proficient and productive.  Participants submit  a draft of poetry, memoir, fiction or nonfiction on-line, up to ten double-spaced pages at a time, which will be critiqued in writing and verbally by other writers. The goals include improvement of ability to critique one's own work and the work of others, and to improve the writer's final work product.  

This group is a limited size.

Day: Every Wednesday

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Summer (July 5-Aug. 30): OLLI Members $45 [Class #: 31294 - Call 707-826-5880 to register]

Annual (July 5, 2017-June 27, 2018): OLLI Members $85 [Class #: 31299 - Call 707-826-5880 to register]

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Conscious aging conversations

Group Leader: Cheryl Johnson

This group explores the art of aging with purpose, passion and continual growth; shares wisdom with compassion about the hard stuff, while living, learning and laughing through it all.

This group does not meet in the summer.