OLLI Update – Week of March 20th.

Week of March 20

CYBER SENIORS Our students are back this week and ready to help you with any of your technology questions! Stop by the lobby Tues, Wed or Fri between 9AM and 11AM and Thursdays, 2PM-4PM.

CLOSED CLASSES- click here to view the list

CLASS SPOTLIGHT- Click here to view the pdf catalog.

Some of these classes listed below are in danger of being canceled due to low enrollment. If you’re interested in any of these classes, don’t wait. Call the office today at 401-874-4197 or log on to your Olli account.

  • Automobiles: What’s Next? 1 session on Monday, March 27, 3:00PM-4:30PM Click to view preview video

  • Basic Horsemanship 8 sessions starting Monday, March 27, 10:30AM-12:00PM

  • Italian Conversation 8 sessions starting Monday, March 27, 9:30AM-11:00AM

  • Creative Writing Using Musical Cues 6 sessions starting Tuesday, March 28, 1:00PM-2:30PM

  • Into the Depths: Experiencing Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, 6 sessions on Zoom starting Tuesday, March 28, 10AM-11:30AM

  • Yoga for life 4 sessions; starting Tuesday, March 28,10:00AM-11:00AM

  • Parrots in the Pet Trade: Global Implications for Wild Populations 1 Session on Wednesday, March 29, 1:00PM-2:30PM

  • Take a Breath, 4 sessions starting Wednesday, March 29, 3:00PM-5:00PM

  • File, Pile, Sort, Shred 3 sessions on Zoom starting Thursday, March 30, 3:00PM-4:30PM Click to view preview video.

This Week at OLLI


1:00PM Parade Meeting– OLLI is looking for creative members to help us represent OLLI in the South Kingstown 300th celebration parade on June 17. Come with your ideas on…big or small. Let’s get creative and have some fun! 


9:00AM-11:00AM Cyber Seniors


9:00AM-11:00AM Cyber Seniors

10:00AM War in the Skies (Zoom)

12:30PM Bowling Group

1:00PM Walking Group

4:00PM Advisory Council


1:00PM Mah Jonng (lobby)

2:00PM-4:00PM Cyber Seniors

3:00PM SIGS Committee Mtg


9:00AM-11:00AM Cyber Seniors

10:00AM Pysanky Easter Eggs

Two Free programs at OLLI you can register for:


Instructor: Dr. Cindy Tsotsoros  Monday, April 10 , 10:30AM-11:45AM, Ranger Hall, Room 312  Limit: 15 OLLI members  Registration Required: URI.EDU/OLLI

Come participate in a discussion with the URI Human Development & Family Science graduate students enrolled in a seminar course on older adulthood. The goal of this meeting is to discuss the planning of grants that will be written to impact the local community. One week after The New Map of Life lecture from Dr. Laura Carstenson, students would like to meet, elaborate on some key topics from the lecture, and take action on what was learned during the Thewis Lecture. The action step will be to write grants to serve the community in ways that will help individuals thrive in living toward 100.

MUSIC MATTERS-FREE FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 10AM-11:30AM Presented by Hands in Harmony, Katelyn Belyea and Jeongyeon Hwang.

Join us to learn about Music Therapy and the many ways that music can be utilized to benefit your daily life. We will engage in music-making activities including singing and instrument playing. 


For the month of March OLLI will help stock the Rhody Outpost pantry with basic things that are used on a regular basis:

  • Canned tuna, chicken, and sardines

  • Canned tomato products – crushed, diced, sauce and paste

  • Broth – vegetable, beef, and chicken

  • Coffee and tea

  • Personal items most needed are shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, and baby wipes.

  • Click here for the complete list of requested items. 

URI MASTER GARDNER SPRING PLANT SALE: Click for all the details. https://web.uri.edu/mastergardener/educational-event/spring-plant-sale/

THEWLIS LECTUREclick here to view the flyer and to register.

INTERGENERATIONAL WEAVING PROJECT Click here to see the beginnings of our colorful intergenerational weavings in collaboration with the URI Child Development Center. Stop by the lobby and add to the progress!  We would welcome donations of yarn, fabric, and ribbons to potentially add to our weavings. Look for one of our intergenerational weavings in progress in the OLLI lounge area. We would love to have you add to this in the days ahead!


April 5, 2023 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Higgins Welcome Center, 45 Upper College Road

Hear the inside story of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine supply chain that produced over 5 billion doses and distributed them to more than 1.7 billion patients by the end of 2022. Jim Cafone ’88, M.S.’90, Pfizer’s senior vice president of global supply chain, will explain how the company successfully designed a supply chain for brand-new technology requiring a specialized, temperature-controlled transportation and distribution network—all in less than one year. For Cafone, unlocking a vaccine for COVID-19 and getting it to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, felt like a moral imperative. Learn how his team rallied to meet that unprecedented challenge.

Cost: Complimentary; includes hors d’oeuvres and nonalcoholic beverages. Register by: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Click here to register.