Another great OLLI member benefit! OLLI’s Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are member-organized peer-led discussion and activity groups that are free and exclusively for OLLI at BCC members.
For more information on or to join the mailing lists of the Shared Interest Groups listed below, please contact the OLLI Office at 413-236-2190 or OLLI@berkshirecc.edu and we will put you in touch with the group leader.
Interested in starting your own Shared Interest Group? Please contact the OLLI Office at 413-236-2190 or OLLI@berkshirecc.edu and we will send you the guidelines and proposal form.
CURRENT OLLI SHARED INTEREST GROUPS (SIGs)
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
A group that allows members to meet new musical partners who could then form ensembles to enjoy playing on their own or perhaps to share with the group. Also discussion/lectures on topics such as ensemble techniques. Contact Harriet Wetstone for more information.
Join a group of people who want to change the culture of aging. Contact Brian Harrison for more information.
Contemporary Gender Roles ONLINE
Explore and discuss current and future changes in gender roles in the families that our grandchildren will be creating and the changing roles of men and women. Contact Deborah Caine for more information.
We are back and in-person! We meet on Wednesdays at 1:30 in Lenox. Please contact John Tinger for more information.
Foreign Language Films ONLINE
French Conversation ONLINE
Parlez-vous français? Would you like to practice your French with others in a relaxed setting? Meet up in informal settings for French conversation with other OLLI members. Contact Monica Sinclair for more information.
The Gotta Reads - NYT 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. Contact Sheila McKenna for additional information.
Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidery or other forms of needlework in good company? This group is forming just in time for a cozy winter. Contact Carolyn Vandervort or Carol Sabot for more information!
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. Contact Bruce Cohen for additional information.
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. Contact Claudia Shuster for more information
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. Contact Steffi Fletcher for more information.
Poetry Writing ONLINE
Share poetry you've written with other OLLI members. Contact Steffi Fletcher for more information.
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. Open to men and women.
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. Contact Alan Rubin for more information.