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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. These Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are comprised of OLLI members who share interests and want to meet together on a regular basis. Each of the OLLI SIGs grew out of an OLLI course offering.

Single semester or annual registration is available for each SIG. Select the appropriate online registration link below the SIG of your choice.

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

BOOK ARTS: Tattered Pages

Group Leader: Gisela Rohde

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

This group does not meet in the summer.

Day: Second Thurs. of each month

Dates: Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 10, April 14, May 12

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

Per Term: OLLI Members $10

Annual: OLLI Members $25

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Book Group

Group Leader: Sharon Campbell

Choose and discuss books from all genres. All readers are welcome. Book list for 2016:

  • June 15 [summer]: Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson
  • July 20 [summer]: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  • August [summer]: All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

Day: Third Wednesday of each month

Dates: Summer 2016: June 15 & July 20

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Summer Term: OLLI members $5, Class # 31145: REGISTER ONLINE

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

Dates: June 21 & July 19 [NOTE: THESE ARE REVISED DATES since catalog publication]

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Summer Term: OLLI Members $5, Class # 31147: REGISTER ONLINE

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

Dates: June 7 & July 5

Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Summer Term: OLLI Members $5, Class # 31143: REGISTER ONLINE

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

Dates: June 8 & July 7

Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Summer Term: OLLI Members $5, Class # 31144: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Writing Critique Group

Group Leader: Leon Lowrey

Participants read and critique each others’ writing, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Day: Meets weekly on Wednesdays.

Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Summer Term: OLLI Members $20, Class # 31146: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center