Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide learning or recreational opportunities outside of scheduled OLLI classes.


SIGS are organized and led by OLLI members, for OLLI members


Our monthly email newsletters are a great way to hear about scheduled SIG activities!



Current SIGs
Meeting Time/Place
Art Club Meets 2nd Thursdays in UPark 154.

*Must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 to attend. 

*RSVP to leaders before you show up; room capacity limits are still reduced as of press time.

Visit with OLLI friends as you paint or do other artwork. Bring the art project you are working on. For more information, contact Patricia Mata-Celis (
Hiking Club OLLI's Hiking Club plans several hikes during the summer.

This group is usually active May through September. Join to get announcements about upcoming hikes.

Lifelong Learning Book Club Meets eight times a year on third Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Noel Wien Library Conference Room. Doesn't meet during summer.

*This club is run jointly by OLLI and the FNSB libraries. As of press time, FNSB recommends masks for those who are not fully vaccinated but does not require or verify vaccination status. There is no social distancing mandate in place for the public; however, FNSB staff must maintain social distance with patrons and colleagues. OLLI members should be aware that unlike other in-person OLLI programs, you may be in a room with an unvaccinated person.

Contact: Susan Gainey (

FNSB Library discussion leaders: Kitty Berner (, Michelle Proper (

When Poems Happen Meets Wednesdays 3:00- 5:00 pm at the Noel Wien Library conference room.

*Must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 to attend. 

Want to make poem-writing happen in your life? Join us as we gently encourage each other to write and share new poems every week! For details or to get email updates, contact Scott Sexton ( or John Bost (


How to Join a SIG:

Contact the OLLI office (907-474-6607, or sign up online.


Want to start a SIG? Contact the OLLI office.