Join over 1,000 of the most interesting, active and engaged people fifty years old and better in the Berkshires!

OLLI explores the red hot issue of criminal justice reform on Wednesday, November 8th at Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington with State Sentor Adam Hinds and others. Join us!
OLLI offers over a dozen peer-led Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) on subjects ranging from French Conversation (pictured here enjoying a French wine tasting) to American Indian Art, Mystery Novels, and much more. SIGs are free and exclusively for OLLI members. Join us!
Join us Saturday, October 21st for a talk on "How Digital and Social Media Have Disrupted Journalism" with MCLA professor Shawn McIntosh. Click for more info.

Send us your Berkshire winter photos! You could be the winner of our quarterly photo contest.  The winner goes on the cover of our winter catalog.  See our most recent catalog to whet your imagination. Photos (JPEG or TIF should be horizontal, 8.5" wide and at least 300 DPI) should be sent to mwhilden@berkshirecc.edu by Oct. 20, 2017

OLLI is a dynamic membership organization in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts that offers over 80 terrific programs a year, including:

  • Four semesters a year of thought-provoking courses in literature, science, politics, history, the arts and more throughout the Berkshires, exclusively for OLLI members.
  • The annual OLLI Art Show open exclusively to all OLLI members who paint, photograph, sculpt, draw and more.
  • NEW! Shared Interest Groups offer you the opportunity to gather with like-minded people for discussion or activities in a wide variety of subjects, from mah jong and photography to gardening and Native American culture. And OLLI members are encouraged to start their own with the support of the OLLI Office. FREE and exclusively for OLLI members.
  • Our annual Distinguished Speaker Series, featuring experts in a wide variety of fields from May through October. OLLI members receive discounted admission.
  • A variety of special events and day trips to local and regional cultural organizations, from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to our annual picnic supper at Jacob's Pillow. OLLI members receive discounted tickets and early access to registration.
Your OLLI membership gives you exclusive access to our courses, annual art show, and shared interest groups, along with discounted admission and first dibs on registration for our speakers, special events, and bus trips. But that's not all! Joining OLLI gives you access to:
  • Our acclaimed Mentoring for Success program. Apply to be a mentor to a Berkshire Community College student - we'll give you all the guidance you'll need to help make a difference in someone's life.
  • Discounts from many of our cultural and community partners. Save money and enjoy everything the Berkshires has to offer.
  • The opportunity to help create OLLI programs, social events, newsletters, catalogs and more: OLLI is a member-run organization, and you can volunteer in many meaningful ways.
Enjoy all of the above and more for just $50 for 12 months, or $25 for a summer membership (June-August.) Finances a problem? Contact our Executive Director Megan Whilden at 413-236-2192 to learn more about our scholarship opportunities.

Ready to join? Click here to securely join online with a credit card. Or click here for a printable registration form you can mail in with a check, or give us a call at 413-236-2190 to join OLLI over the phone.

Questions? Send us an email or give us a call at 413-236-2190 and we are happy to help!

To join OLLI at BCC as a new member or to renew your current membership, just click on the appropriate button below for "how to" instructions  

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OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College
Partners in education with Williams College, Bard College at Simon's Rock and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

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