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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Explore new connections with other OLLI members in a variety of special interest groups. OLLI Special Interest Groups meet regularly year-round to provide members enriching opportunities beyond the classroom.

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At the Theater

Weekend matinee live theater performances, followed by dinner nearby. Approximately once a month.

Ron & Marghe Tabar


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Bridge/East Metro

Experienced players, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:00 pm, Falcon Heights.

Kate Anderson


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Bridge/West Metro

All skill levels, 1st and 3rd Mondays, 2:00 pm, Perkins, St. Louis Park.

Carole Cranbrook

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Jazz Appreciation/The OLLI Cats

4th Fridays, Sep., Oct., Feb., Mar., Apr., and 3rd Fridays of November and May, 12:30 pm, Schmitt Music, Edina.

Cecelia Boone

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Knitting/East Metro

4th Wednesdays, 1:30 pm, The Yarnery, Saint Paul.

Ginny Mahlum

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Knitting/West Metro

2nd Wednesdays, 1:30 pm, Shir Tikvah Congregation library, Minneapolis (usually).

Nancy Garland

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Memoir Writing

3rd Thursdays, 1:00 pm, Franklin Library, Minneapolis.

Ken Rich

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Qwesters Biking

On hiatus until May. Wednesdays, May–September.

Nell Bean

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NEW/OLLI Stammtisch

Practice conversational German, Weekly. 1st and 3rd Mondays, 1:00 pm, various locations,

Deb Wentworth

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Scientific American

Discussion Group, 4th Fridays, 1:00 pm, Southdale Library, Edina.

Cora Wortman

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Weekly Wednesdays, at 1:00 pm, Lenox Community Center. On bus 17; free parking behind building, $2 fee/person/session for use of room.

Marlyce Helm

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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Attend four concerts (Series 4A, Ordway Concert Hall). Friday, 11:00 am, September–April 2019. Buy own tickets: www.thespco.org. Optional lunch nearby.

Dave Bucheck

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Wednesday Walkers

Weekly. Members take turns choosing and leading the walks in various locations. Optional lunch follows.

Judy Remington

Book Club SIGs

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American History Books

1st Thursdays, 1:30 pm, Highland Park Library, Saint Paul. (No meetings in July or Aug.)

Bill Wittenbreer

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Awesome Book Club

Books by or about women. 2nd Tuesdays, 1:30 pm, April thru November, St Paul JCC. Deborah Tabert or Dot Delegard 

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Fiction/Saint Paul East

3rd Mondays, 1 pm, Grateful Table, Roseville.

Sharon Thronson

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Fiction Minneapolis


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Fiction/Nonfiction Arden Hills

3rd Wednesdays, 1:30 pm, Davanni's-Arden Hills. Marcia Larson

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Literary Fiction Uptown

3rd Tuesdays, 1:30−3:00 pm, Walker Library.

Carla Waldemar

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1st Tuesdays, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, St Paul JCC.

Karen Koepp

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Nonfiction Minneapolis

Every month since 2003!  2nd Fridays, 1:00 pm, Franklin Library, Kate Anderson

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Nonfiction St. Paul

 4th Thursdays, 12:30 pm, various locations & lunch. Ron Tabar.

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St. Paul Contemporary Fiction

Open for 3-4 members. 3rd Fridays, 10:30 am, St. Paul JCC. Followed by optional lunch.  Della Shupe


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The Rather Odd Book Club

Oddly, members do not all read the same book. We choose a decade in history and pool our insights, perspectives, and information. 4th Fridays, 3:00 pm, Edina. Jeannie Hanson or Shawn Hartfeldt