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

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. Falcon Heights.

Kate Anderson

 

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Bridge/West Metro

1st and 3rd Mondays, 2:00 p.m., Perkins, St. Louis Park.

Carole Cranbrook

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Documentary Films

View and discuss. 3rd Fridays, 1:30–4:00 p.m. except July & Dec. Episcopal Homes, St. Paul. Joan Delich

 

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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 p.m., Schmitt Music, Edina.

Cecelia Boone

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Knitting/East Metro

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

Ginny Mahlum

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Knitting/West Metro

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

Nancy Garland

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Memoir Writing

3rd Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. Franklin Library, Minneapolis.

Ken Rich

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The New Yorker

Discussion group, Thursdays, 2:00 p.m., Uptown Lunds, 2nd floor.

Joyce PoppJennifer Restrepo

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Qwesters Biking

On hiatus until May. Wednesdays, May–September.

Nell Bean

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Play Reading

2nd Fridays, 10:00 a.m., September−June, Walker Place.

Janet Kramer-Barr, Jack Harkness

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Scientific American

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

Cora Wortman, Anne Morrow

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Scrabble

Weekly Wednesdays, at 1:00 p.m. at the Lenox Community Center. On bus 17; free parking in back of building, $2 fee.

Marlyce Helm

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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Attend four concerts (Series 4A, Ordway Concert Hall). Friday, 11:00 a.m., 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 p.m., Highland Park Library, Saint Paul. (No meetings in July or Aug.)

Jack Christensen

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Fiction/Saint Paul East

3rd Mondays, 1 p.m., Grateful Table, Roseville.

Sharon Thronson, Georgia O’Hara

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Fiction Minneapolis

Full

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Fiction/Nonfiction Arden Hills

Full

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Literary Fiction Uptown

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

Carla Waldemar

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Mysteries

1st Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m., temporary location.

Karen Koepp

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Nonfiction Minneapolis

Full

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Nonfiction St. Paul

 4th Thursdays, 1:30 pm, various locations & lunch. Ron Tabar.

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Politically Inspired Nonfiction

Full
 

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St. Paul Contemporary Fiction

Open for 3-4 members. 3rd Fridays, 10:30 am, St. Paul JCC. 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

 

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Women’s Topics Book Club

Fiction/nonfiction. 2nd Tuesdays, (except Aug, Dec, Jan) 1:30 pm, St Paul JCC. Deborah Tabert or Dot Delegard