This Week at OLLI @ 4.24.223

Week of April 24

CLASS SPOTLIGHT– There are a few openings in the Wednesday lecture, Do We Have a Health Care System? Or a Wealth Extraction System? with former director of the RI Dept of Health, Michael Fine. Register online or call the office at 401-874-4197.

Are you interested in Photography? There are a few openings in How to Make the Best Pictures of Your Life, with Jan Armor. The class meets 4 times on Tuesdays, starting May 2, from 10:00AM-11:30AM. Register online or call the office at 401-874-4197.

CYBER SENIORS-There will be no Cyber Seniors on Tuesday this week. Katy’s last day will be Thursday, from 2pm-4pm. Ellen will be here on Wednesday and Friday from 9:00AM-11:00AM. This is your last chance this semester to get some help with technology so stop by this week! 

This Week at OLLI


9:30AM Italian Conversation

10:00AM Writing a Legacy Letter (Zoom)

10:30AM Basic Horsemanship (off-site)

11:00AM Building More Movement

1:00PM Flight Path

1:30PM Playing with Classics: Poems

5:00PM Becoming a Better Listener


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

10:00AM Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers or RI

12:30PM The Wonder of Trees

1:00PM Creative Writing 

2:00PM Classic Foreign Films

3:00PM Nathaniel Hawthorne


9:00AM-11:00AM Cyber Seniors

9:30AM Hamlet

11:00AM Building a Resilient Brain

12:30PM Bowling Group

1:00PM PARADE meeting

1:30PM The Two Elizabeths

3:00PM Healthcare System/Wealth Extraction

4:00PM Advisory Council


9:00AM Let’s Skate

11:30 Geology of National Parks

1:00 PM Mah jong (lobby)

1:00PM Reflexology for Arthritis

2:00PM-4:00PM Cyber Seniors

3:00PM SIGS Comm Mtg

5:30PM Renaissance Art History (Zoom)


9:00AM-11:00AM Cyber Seniors (Last Day!)

9:30AM Reading and Writing Poetry

10:00AM OLLI SERVES meeting

1:00PM Bring Meditation into Your Daily Life

1:00PM The Life and Legacy of Johnny Cash

SHOW YOUR OLLI SPIRIT! Help showcase OLLI at the Town of South Kingstown 300th Anniversary Parade on Saturday, June 17, sponsored by the University of Rhode Island. Join in the fun and celebrate OLLI as we march in the 1.2-mile parade in Wakefield. We are hoping to have a large representation of OLLI members with full pageantry and pomp and circumstance as we toot our horn about our lifelong learning community. Plans are beginning to take shape and we invite you to join us here at OLLI on Wednesday, April 26, at 1:00pm as we make the final preparations. The Parade kicks off at 10AM and will conclude with a community wide picnic with food and beverages. Stop by the OLLI office (or call 401-874-4197) if you are interested in learning more and to put your name on the list of participants (this will allow us to order enough OLLI hats for those marching).

OLLI SERVES– This OLLI initiative is intended to “give back” to the URI community and other organizations. OLLI has been supporting the URI RHODY OUTPOST, which is a food and basic needs pantry run by the URI Student Support and Advocacy Services. The collection bin is in the OLLI office. Future OLLI SERVES projects include working with the URI international students, career and experiential learning, and welcoming local non-profit groups to share their mission and how OLLI members might be involved. Our next meeting is on Friday, April 28, 10:00AM at OLLI. Please register online for this new Special Interest Group.

RHODY OUTPOST For the month of April OLLI will continue to help stock the Rhody Outpost pantry with basic things that are used on a regular basis. 

If you would like to attend 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. 


FREE GSO LECTURE: Climate Change and the Ocean: Local and Global Impacts.  Join the Graduate School of Oceanography for the final talk in the spring Public Lecture Series! The lecture is on April 2,6 at the Bay Campus. Doors open at 5:30pm and the lecture goes from 6-7pm. Click here to register.

Climate change can seem complicated – from mitigation to adaptation to increasingly visible impacts, it’s hard to focus our attention. Factor in the ocean and it can seem downright overwhelming. Our experts will provide a snapshot of the latest climate change research and how it relates to the ocean, from Narragansett Bay to the high seas.


  • Martha McConnell, professor, Graduate School of Oceanography

  • Chris Kincaid, professor, Graduate School of Oceanography

  • Loes van Dam, postdoctoral fellow, Graduate School of Oceanography

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the event online starting at 6 p.m.

SHORT FILM SCREENING: BURNED: Protecting the Protectors The University of Rhode Island STEEP Superfund Research Center invites you to attend the screening on Thursday, May 4, from 6-7PM at Avedisian Hall (Pharmacy Building) Room #170. All are welcome but space is limited, please RSVP using this link.

COFFEE SUPPLIES– We are in need of donations of both ground coffee and coffee pods (for our Keurig). Donations can be dropped off in the office. Thank you 

Have a great week!