OLLI Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
A Special Interest Group (SIG) is a group of OLLI members whose focus is a certain area of interest and social interaction. Several SIGs are already in place and new SIGs are encouraged to form any time. You do not need to register for SIGs and there is no fee. For more information about each group, get in touch with the contact person listed. To organize a new SIG, complete this form or pick one up in the OLLI Office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.
The following SIGs are already in place and ready to welcome interested OLLI members:
Acoustic Jamming group members gather to play together, perhaps forming a small band. All acoustic intsruments are welcome. This SIG currently meets Mondays, 9-10:30 a.m. in the Herring Center.
Contact: Shelley Johnson
or Mark Dickie
The Bridge Group is for players with some experience. This group currently meets on Mondays, 1:30-4 p.m., in Manly Lobby. More groups may form with enough interest.
Contact: Cathy Dwyer
The Integral Spirituality SIG explores and exchanges ideas about alternative and non-traditional forms of religion and spirituality in a safe, friendly, open and supportive environment.
Contact: Toni Bentfield
The Latin SIG will show videos about Roman culture and its legacy today. We will meet during the lunch break to view authoritative videos from the BBC and the History Channel, and laugh at Hollywood movies like "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Spartacus." Dates to be announced; bring your lunch and join us!
Contact: Michael Kilgore.
Mah Jongg is for experienced players who would like to get together weekly to play Mah Jongg. This group currently meets at the Herring Center on Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30.
Contact: Barb Rusch or Cathy Dwyer
The Meditation SIG exists to provide a suitable environment for meditation (contemplation within the mind) in order to develop the needed skills to maintain peace and happiness in one's life and all around. This is an open, non-interfering and accommodative setup. Everyone meditates as they prefer, and a small amount of time may be set aside for the exchange of ideas. This group currently meets Mondays at 6:45 in Room 105 of the Herring Center.
Contact: Vegesena Prudhvi Raju (Raju)
This SIG has a group discussion of current natural health topics, with a specific topic covered each week.
Contact: Anita Hudson
The OLLI Consort offers those who play recorder the opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of ensemble playing, advance their skills, and occasionally perform for others. They meet at the Herring Center and the schedule is set each term by the participants.
Contact: Sharon Howell or Judy Brooks
OUT AND ABOUT SINGLES
Tired of going it alone to the symphony, the theater, the movies? Want to go bowling, contra dancing or out to dinner, but would rather share the new experience with others? Then join the new OLLI SIG-- the Out and About Group for Singles and help plan a calendar of fun. For more information, contact Janet Taylor
or Susan Cooper
for the next gathering of this adventurous collection of ones looking for a group to have fun.
THURSDAY LUNCH BOOK CLUBS
This book club meets every other Thursday during term at 12:30-1:15. You do not need to register for this special interest group; just show up. Bring your lunch and join us for discussion on the following books:
Contact: Cindy Smithers
Mystery Reading Group
Mystery Readers is for those who love to curl up with a good Agatha Christie mystery, or for those whose taste runs more to Lee Child, Margaret Maron, or maybe Dashiell Hammett. This group talks about their favorite authors and investigates unfamiliar authors. Bring you lunch and join us on alternate Thursdays, at 12:30 during term.
Contact: Martha Muncrief
Serious Photography is for those photographers interested in day trips to photograph nature, landscapes, historical sites, and other interesting venues. All shooting trips will start at the OLLI Office parking lot. The group will set a calendar outlining the dates and times shooting will occur. Contacts: Gordon Dohm or Gordon Magee.