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.

Phoito of OLLISIGAtTheTheater

At the Theater

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

Ron & Marghe Tabar


Photo of OLLISIG bridgeeast

Bridge/East Metro

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

Kate Anderson


 OLLI bridge west metro smaller image

Bridge/West Metro

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

Carole Cranbrook

Photo of OLLI Documentary

Documentary Films

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


Photo of OLLISIG Jazz

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

Photo of OLLI SIG Knit East

Knitting/East Metro

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

Ginny Mahlum

Photo of OLLI SIG Knit West

Knitting/West Metro

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

Nancy Garland

Photo of OLLISIG memoir

Memoir Writing

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

Ken Rich

Photo of OLLISIGthenewyorker

The New Yorker

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

Joyce PoppJennifer Restrepo

Photo of OLLISIGqwesters

Qwesters Biking

On hiatus until May. Wednesdays, May–September.

Nell Bean

Photo of OLLISIG playreading

Play Reading

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

Janet Kramer-Barr, Jack Harkness

Photo of OLLISIG scientific american

Scientific American

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

Cora Wortman, Anne Morrow

Photo of group playing 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

Photo of OLLISIG stpaulchamber

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

Photo of OLLISIGwednedaywalkers

Wednesday Walkers

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

Judy Remington

Book Club SIGs

Photo of OLLISIG americanhistory

American History Books

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

Jack Christensen

Photo of  OLLISIGfictionstpauleast

Fiction/Saint Paul East

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

Sharon Thronson, Georgia O’Hara

Photo of OLLISIG Mpls Fiction

Fiction Minneapolis


Photo of OLLI SIG fictionnonfictionArdenHills

Fiction/Nonfiction Arden Hills


Photo of OLLISIG literaryfiction

Literary Fiction Uptown

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

Carla Waldemar

Photo of OLLISIG mysteries


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

Karen Koepp

Photo of OLLISIG Minneapolis NonFiction

Nonfiction Minneapolis


Photo of OLLISIG Nonfiction St. P:aul

Nonfiction St. Paul

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

Photo of Politically Inspired Nonfiction

Politically Inspired Nonfiction


Photo of St Paul Contemporary Fictions

St. Paul Contemporary Fiction

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


Photo of OLLI  SIG RATHER odd bookclub

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


Photo of Women's Topics Book Club

Women’s Topics Book Club

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