OLLI at BCC Calendar of Events

OLLI at BCC offers a wide variety of programs and events that combine fascinating learning opportunities with the chance to meet interesting, active people. All of our events and programs are organized by our members and are currently all online. Interested in helping? Contact the OLLI Office at 413.236.2190 about joining an OLLI committee.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, April 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Online via Zoom


    Life is a Cabaret!
    An Online Singing & Performance Course

    Have you always secretly wanted to wanted to step into the spotlight, singing your favorite song from the Great American Songbook? Join us for an online cabaret performance course with acclaimed performer and voice instructor Sherri James Buxton!

    Mondays, April 26 - July 6th
    6:30pm-8:30pm EDT on Zoom
    Limited to 12 participants. Tuition: $120

    Class members receive individual coaching and learn by example while watching other participants as they are coached in the intimate art of cabaret singing that will enhance ANY style of singing.  Topics covered include: interpretation, phrasing, style, microphone technique, and stage presence to deliver an honest, musically pleasing performance. After nine sessions the course culminates in an online performance you can share with family and friends! If you are a singer interested in perfecting your craft, this workshop is for you. Bob Shepherd, a musician’s magician, accompanies.

    Sherri Buxton is a master teacher who has inspired the development of a whole generation of cabaret singers and performers in the Berkshires. She has appeared on and off Broadway and in numerous New York cabarets. As a recording artist for RCA, she recorded “Sweet Talkin’ Guy”. Nightclub and cabaret credits include The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass., where she received standing ovations, The Ansonia Hotel’s Continental Baths, and Playstreet in New York City. She has performed with Freddie Prinz and Jackie Mason at the New York and Chicago Playboy Clubs and with Rodney Dangerfield at his New York City club.

    The registration deadline has passed.

    In partnership with the Berkshire Music School and funded in part by Aroha Philanthropies.

      

    • Monday, May 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Monday, December 19, 2022
    • (EST)
    • 20 sessions
    • Online via Zoom


    OLLI at BCC members are invited to join OLLI's

    Contemporary Gender Roles Shared Interest Group

    The group meets on the third Monday of every month at 2:00 pm Eastern 

    Free and open to all OLLI at BCC members

    The OLLI Contemporary Gender Roles Shared Interest Group studies and explores 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 exemplified in the growth of the LGBTQ+ communities; changes not always easily understood by many seniors who belong to OLLI.

    Members volunteer to lead a discussion on a topic of their choice or/and invite an outside speaker.

    Please contact Deborah Caine for additional information and to join the group.

    • Monday, May 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, July 02, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online
    Register

    OLLI's Summer One Semester of Online Courses


    May 24 to July 2, 2021
    Classes run weekly for 90 minutes.

    Enjoy OLLI at BCC's live, interactive, online courses from the comfort of your own home using the free, easy-to-use  Zoom program (we'll show you how!) No tests, no grades, no prerequisites (except OLLI at BCC membership), just learning for the love of learning. 

    In case you missed it, click here to enjoy a sneak preview of our summer courses and instructors, or click on the links below to find out more about them. (Note that some of them are almost sold out!)

    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 and try us out with a $30 summer membership. )

    OLLI Summer One Semester-at-a-Glance 

    Click on the course names to read more about them.

    Mondays

    9:30 - 11:00 am Writing a ‘Legacy Letter’ | Jay Sherwin CLOSED: At Capacity

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm Today's Headlines | Lenny Tabs

    1:30 - 3:00 pm Music in Art at the Clark | Laura Dankner

    3:30 - 5:00 pm Introduction to the Nia Technique | Diane Firtell



    Tuesdays

    9:30 - 11:00 am The Values of Aaron Sorkin: The West Wing and Beyond | Douglas Mishkin  Click here to watch a short video about the course!


    11:30 am - 1:00 pm The 1940 Battle of Britain and the 1942 Battle of Midway: Two Critical Allied Victories | Greig Siedor

    1:30 - 3:00 pm The Convergence of Science and Literature Creates a Bright Light | Linda Neville

    3:30 - 5:00 pm More Than Just Likes: Navigating the Social Internet | Leslie Appleget Click here to watch a short video about the course!

    Wednesdays

    9:30 - 11:00 am Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca | John Trainor Limited Registration: only 3 seats left as of 5/10

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm In Search of Falstaff | Barbara Waldinger

       Note that the fourth session will be held on Monday, 6/28 at 7:00 pm EDT

    1:30 - 3:00 pm  Researching Your Family History | Lisa Swigart CLOSED- AT CAPACITY

    3:30 - 5:00 pm Medea | Richard Matturro


    Thursdays

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors | Ann Berman


    1:30 - 3:00 pm China | Barry Gan & Miaoli Zhang

    Fridays

    9:30 - 11:00 am In A Pickle? The Stories Behind Common Idioms | Stewart Edelstein


    11:30 am - 1:00 pm Science Conversations | Peter Bluhm & Tony Segal

    9:30 am - 12:00 pm NEW! Introduction to Hiking in the Berkshires | Bess Dillman  CLOSED- AT CAPACITY  This course will be held in person and out of doors at various locations in Berkshire County, MA


    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 in 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.

    Schedule conflicts? No worries. All of our courses are recorded, unless otherwise noted. If the live schedule does not work for you, or if you miss a session or two, you can request a link to the recording and watch it at your convenience.

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

    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    OLLI at BCC members are invited to join OLLI's new

    Gotta Reads: New York Times Best Sellers Book Club Shared Interest Group

    for an online discussion of Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt

    Thursday, June 17th at 4pm Eastern

    Free and open to all OLLI at BCC members 

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

    This new shared interest group will hold its first meeting (via Zoom) on June 17th at 4:00 pm Eastern.  Our first book will be American Dirt, a 2020 novel by American author Jeanine Cummins about the ordeal of a Mexican woman who had to leave behind her life and escape as an undocumented immigrant to the United States with her son.

    Once this Book Club gets established, club members will participate in the selection of future books.

    Please contact Sheila McKenna for additional information.  Please click here to register for the group.

    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    Join OLLI for an online discussion with presidential historian and speechwriter Jeff Shesol on his new book, one of the Washington Post's "20 books to read this summer:"

    Mercury Rising:
    John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War

    Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7pm Eastern

    Online via Zoom 

    Free & Online; Click Here to Register

    A riveting history of the epic orbital flight that put America back into the space race.

    If the United States couldn’t catch up to the Soviets in space, how could it compete with them on Earth? That was the question facing John F. Kennedy at the height of the Cold War— a moment when the Soviet Union built the wall in Berlin, tested nuclear bombs more destructive than any in history, and beat the US to every major milestone in space. The race to the heavens seemed a race for survival— and America was losing.

    When John Glenn blasted into orbit on February 20, 1962, his mission was greater than circling Earth; it was to calm the fears of the free world and renew America’s sense of self-belief. Mercury Rising re- creates the sense of tension to a flight that riveted the world. Drawing on new sources, interviews, and Glenn’s personal notes, Mercury Rising shows how the astronaut’s heroics lifted the nation’s hopes in what Kennedy called the “hour of maximum danger.”

    “Shesol is a terrific storyteller.” - The Boston Globe

    "Entertaining and deeply researched…readers will savor the hair-raising ride."
    Publishers Weekly

    Jeff Shesol is the author of Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court and  Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy and the Feud That Defined a Decade, both selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He is a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and is a founding partner of West Wing Writers. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, the Washington Post, the New Republic, and more.

    Free & Online; Click Here to Register

    In Partnership with Berkshire Gas


    • Wednesday, July 07, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    You're invited to OLLI's FREE

    Summer Two Open House

    showcasing our Summer Two 2021 classes & instructors

    Thursday, July 7, 2021
    at 3:0o pm Eastern

    Online via Zoom (link to be sent to registrants)

    Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.

    Whether you are brand new to OLLI at BCC or a seasoned member of our learning community, you'll enjoy hearing from our terrific instructors and getting a sneak peek of our Summer Two Semester of non-credit classes at our online open house. No tests, no grades, just learning for the love of learning!

    Join us Thursday, July 7 at 3:00 pm EDT to hear more about our summer classes from their instructors. Our Summer Two Semester runs from July 19 through August 27, 2021.

    Summer Two OLLI at BCC courses will held online via Zoom, unless noted otherwise.  Registration opens soon!

    Course fees are $50 for one, $95 for two or three, and $125 for four or more within a semester. If you are not yet a member, you will need to join OLLI at BCC in order to register for classes. All classes are recorded and recordings are available if you miss a class or would like to watch one again. 

    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, July 08, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    OLLI at BCC and Villages of the Berkshires are proud to announce this partner event:

    The Villages Movement

    The First, The Local and the National

    Thursday, July 8, 2021

    at 3:0o pm Eastern
    Online via Zoom 

    Free & open to all! Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.

    'Villages' are grassroots, community-based organizations formed through a cadre of caring neighbors who want to change the paradigm of aging. Local Villages connect members to a full range of practical support services to help with non-medical household tasks, services, programs and transportation. Villages also promote staying active by coordinating recreational, social, educational and cultural programs. These social activities minimize isolation and promote interaction amongst their peers.  Villages provide a strong, inclusive community that offers members new opportunities to age successfully.

    Hear from Gina Morrison, Executive Director of the Village that began the Movement - Beacon Hill Village in Boston - along with President Howard Shapiro and Vice President Carl Shuster of our local Villages of the Berkshires, and Barbara Sullivan, Executive Director of the National Village to Village Network.

    Opening remarks by Megan Whilden, Executive Director of OLLI at BCC.

    Click Here to Register

    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!

    • Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    • 12:45 PM (EDT)
    • Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield MA 01201
    • 0


    The OLLI Special Events Committee presents

    A Delicious Lunch and a Great Afternoon of Theatre

    A CHESTER DUET
    Live at Hancock Shaker Village

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:45 pm

    This event is currently at capacity.  Click here to register for the Wait List, or click to register for the added performance on July 15th.

    First, join us for a delicious lunch on the scenic grounds of Hancock Shaker Village.

    Then enjoy a outdoor, tented matinee performance of Eleanor Burgess's

    The Niceties

    Followed by an exclusive talkback for OLLI participants.

    The Washington Post calls The Niceties “a barnburner of a play,” and “one of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.”

    Zoe, a Black student at an elite liberal arts college, is called into her white professor’s office to discuss her paper about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power. 


    Click here to join the wait listor click here to register for the added performance on July 15th.  You may also call 413.236.2190 (M-F 9am-4pm).

    Registration is $60 for OLLI members, $70 for non-members or $20 for members who already hold a subscription to the Chester Theatre.  We are not able to offer refunds unless space is filled from a waiting list.  Your payment includes lunch & the matinee.

    Please note the event will be in-person in a tent.  Masks are currently required. 

    Registration Deadline is July 5th.

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

    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • 12:45 PM (EDT)
    • Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield MA 01201
    • 6
    Register


    The OLLI Special Events Committee presents

    ADDED PERFORMANCE:

    A Delicious Lunch and a Great Afternoon of Theatre

    A CHESTER DUET
    Live at Hancock Shaker Village

    Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:45 pm

    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.

    First, join us for a delicious lunch on the scenic grounds of Hancock Shaker Village.

    Then enjoy a outdoor, tented matinee performance of Eleanor Burgess's

    The Niceties

    Followed by an exclusive talkback for OLLI participants.

    The Washington Post calls The Niceties “a barnburner of a play,” and “one of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.”

    Zoe, a Black student at an elite liberal arts college, is called into her white professor’s office to discuss her paper about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power. 


    Click here to registeror call 413.236.2190 (M-F 9am-4pm).

    Registration is $60 for OLLI members, $70 for non-members or $20 for members who already hold a subscription to the Chester Theatre.  We are not able to offer refunds unless space is filled from a waiting list.  Your payment includes lunch & the matinee.

    Please note the event will be in-person in a tent.  Masks are currently required. 

    Registration Deadline is July 5th.

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

Past events

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
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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