This Week at OLLI

Week of April 10

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

Let’s support our Music Therapy majors as they share the benefits of music therapy. 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. Register online or call the office at 401-874-4197.

Schedule Updates- click here to view the up-to-date list of class full, new and cancellations. Make sure to add your name to the waitlist for classes that are full. There are always last-minute cancellations, and we will contact you if an opening becomes available.

Canceled: The Passion Play Across the Ages

APRIL IS VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH! We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of our volunteers who keep us running! Click here to view our list of volunteers.

This Week at OLLI


9:30AM Italian Conversation

10:30AM Basic Horsemanship (off-site)

11:00AM Building More Movement into Your Life

1:00PM Topics in Earth Science


9:00AM-11:00AM Cyber Seniors

10:00AM Herman Melville’s Moby Dick (Zoom)

10:00AM Yoga for Life

10:00AM Audrain Museum (Off Site)

11:30AM Louis Armstrong

12:30PM The Wonder of Trees

1:00PM Creative Writing 

1:30PM Those Funny Italian Surnames 

3:00PM Nathaniel Hawthorne


9:00AM-11:00AM Cyber Seniors

9:30AM Hamlet

12:30PM Bowling Group

1:00PM Easy Rider

1:30PM The Two Elizabeths

3:00PM Take a Breath


9:00AM Let’s Skate

10:00AM The Rise and Fall of a Muckraking Magazine

10:30AM Rhody Ramblers

1:00 PM Mahjong (lobby)

2:00PM-4:00PM Cyber Seniors

2:00PM Curriculum Comm Mtg

2:00PM Only Hope: My Mother and the Holocaust (Zoom)

3:00PM File, Pile, Sort, Shred (Zoom)

3:00PM Movie Group


9:00AM-11:00AM Cyber Seniors

9:30AM Reading and Writing Poetry

10:00AM Music Matters

1:00PM Writer’s Group (Zoom)

1:00PM Tomaquag Museum


We encourage you to consider the valuable contribution you can make outside of your role as a student. We invite you to share your knowledge, passions, and interests with other OLLI students by teaching a course for us!

Click here to submit a proposal. If you have questions regarding a topic or format, please contact Operations Manager, Beth Desrosiers, directly at 401-874-4197 or email

OLLI GOLF – COMING SOON! An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at 10:00AM at OLLI. You are strongly encouraged to attend if you are interested in golfing with this very popular Special Interest Group this year. Join us & hear the latest updates.

  • New location! Pinecrest Golf Course, Carolina, RI (9 Hole)

  • New Time! 10:00AM

  • Group is limited to 20 with an active sub list 

  • Attendance, sub list

  • Registration opens April 19 

  • Golfing will begin May 9 

ELVIS, The Music of the King Join us for this FREE program presented by Brett Morse at the West Warwick Library, 1043 Main St, on Wednesday, April 12, at 5:30pm. Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of fun.


For the month of April OLLI will help stock the Rhody Outpost pantry with basic things that are used on a regular basis. In addition, stay tuned for an orientation meeting for OLLI members who would like to volunteer at the pantry. More details coming soon!

  • Food- white rice and cooking oil. 

  • Personal – shampoo and conditioner, liquid hand soap (no bars)

  • Spring Cleaning time is here! Dishwashing soap (for hand washing), disinfecting wipes, all purpose cleaner, dish sponges, toilet bowl cleaner, and paper towels.

  • Click here for the complete list of requested items. 


Holocaust Remembrance Day Presentation by Alice Eichenbaum In person and live streamed on April 18, 5:00-6:00PM Swan Hall, Auditorium, 60 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Click here for more information and to register.


What might be the best summer road trip in Rhode Island takes place this June, when 18 private and public gardens tended by University of Rhode Island Master Gardener volunteers will open their garden gates to welcome the public for the 11th Gardening with the Masters Tour, a biennial event. This year’s tour will feature a mix of 12 private and six public gardens, each unique in their own way, and all demonstrating a number of environmentally friendly gardening practices promoted through the URI Master Gardener Program. Click here for more information and to register. 

RHODE ISLAND RESOURCE RECOVERY WILL HOST AN ECO-DEPOT HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE drop off on Saturday, April 22, from 8AM to 12PM at the Narragansett Beach North Pavilion, 77 Boston Neck Road. No residency requirement to participate but an appointment is necessary only for hazardous waste. See below for things you can drop off without an appointment: 

  • Indie Cycle (e-waste, anything with a plug)

  • Residential Shredding (2 Box Limit)

  • Big Brothers big Sisters (clothes, shoes, linen)

  • Household Hazardous Waste (appointment necessary)

  • Visit Household Hazardous Waste for more information and to register.

Click here to view the flyer.


Elizabeth Kolbert, who has reported on climate change for more than two decades, will speak April 13 as part of the Center for the Humanities’ “Re-Envisioning Nature: An Environmental Humanities Lecture Series.” The free, public lecture starts at 4 p.m. in the Hope Room at the Higgins Welcome Center, 45 Upper College Road, Kingston. To attend the talk or watch the livestream, register at the lecture webpage.Click here for more information and to register.