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 first and third Thursdays 1:00 - 4:30 pm in UPark 154 (September through May). Visit with OLLI friends as you paint or do other artwork. Bring the art project you are working on. Join the SIG to get email updates. Leader: Terry Solomon.
Hiking Club OLLI's Hiking Club plans several hikes during the summer.

Join the Hiking Club SIG to get email updates. Hiking guides are needed, please contact the OLLI office. **Pet dogs are welcome ONLY on hikes listed as "dog-friendly." Dogs must be well-behaved and non-aggressive toward strangers, both human and canine.

Let's Travel Usually meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 5:15 - 6:30 pm; not meeting during summer. Monthly meetings feature a short presentation of interest to travelers. Join this SIG if you're interested in traveling with small groups of fellow OLLI members. The group communicates by email.
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.

OLLI Group contact: Susan Gainey
FNSB Library Liaison: Kitty Berner

Pinochle Meets 10:00 am - noon Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at Fred Meyers West This group plays single- and double-deck pinochle. All levels of player from beginner to expert are welcome. Join the SIG to get email updates. Leader: Nori Bowman
Games for Fun Games for Fun OLLI SIG is brand new! The first meeting will be Monday April 13 from 12 to 2 pm at UAF's University Park building, Room 158. Subsequent meetings are scheduled for the second Mondays in May and June - May 11 and June 8 - at UPark, Room 151 from 12-2pm.
At each gathering we will discuss the game(s) to play at the next meeting.  
When Poems Happen Meets Wednesdays 3:00- 5:00 pm at the Noel Wien Library (in one of the small meeting rooms) Want to make poem-writing happen in your life? Join us as we read, write, and discuss each other's poetry! Join the SIG to get email updates. Leaders: Scott Sexton, John Bost.


How to Join a SIG:

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


Want to start a SIG? Contact the OLLI office.