This Week at OLLI – January 8, 2024

Week of January 8, 2024

Click here for a list of our closed classes. Make sure to put your name on the waitlist.


CLASS SPOTLIGHT: Register online or call 401-874-4197

Living with More Joy, Energy, and Enthusiasm– 2 Sessions with Laura Greco on Zoom starting Friday, January 12.  Our daily joy, energy, and enthusiasm can silently slip away until we notice our days seem dull and flat. Becoming more engaged, energetic, and joyful can be a simple process. In this interactive course we will look at food choices, sleep cycles, decision making, movement, thinking patterns, emotion management, and even your posture as avenues to boost joy, energy, and enthusiasm.



  • 1PM Collette Travel Meeting- British Landscapes and the Azores. No registration necessary!


  • 10:00AM Digital Photography (Zoom)
  • 11:30AM Country Music (1st Session)
  • 1:00PM Country Music (2nd Session)
  • 1:30PM History English Language


  • 10:00AM Award Winning Novels
  • 12:30PM Bowling
  • 1:00PM The Four Harriets
  • 1:00PM Hiking Group
  • 2:00PM Corals and Barrier Reefs
  • 3:00PM Global Warming


  • 9:00AM Let’s Skate @ Boss Arena
  • 10:00AM 1984: Fiction or Prophecy
  • 10:00AM Creativity and Play Group
  • 10:00AM Writing a Legacy Letter (Zoom)
  • 11:00AM Current Events Group
  • 12:30PM New Member Welcome
  • 1:00PM Beyond the Classroom, Civil Rights Retrospective-Informational Meeting
  • 1:00PM Mahjong
  • 3:00PM Movie Group


  • 9:30 AM Living With Joy (Zoom)
  • 1:00PM Take a Breath

LET’S GO TRAVEL with OLLI. Join us for a virtual tour of two of our upcoming trips on Monday, January 8, at 1:00PM at OLLI. Our Collette Rep will walk you through the scheduled trips to British Landscapes (September 10-19) and the Azores (October 10-22).

LEARNING/TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY: Beyond the Classroom- Civil Rights Retrospective: The Alabama Triangle. Join us Thursday, January 11, at 1:00 PM to get a thorough overview of this experience along with travel details. Registration is not required for this informational session.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME: Are you new to OLLI @ URI?  Are you returning after being gone awhile? Both current and new members are invited to attend and learn about all OLLI has to offer. We’ll review our current programs, and our special interest groups, all while exploring and becoming more familiar with our OLLI website and registration software. Plenty of time for Q & A.  Coffee & refreshments too! Join us! 

GREAT DECISIONS BOOKS ARE IN! If you ordered one you can pick it up in the office, Monday through Friday, between 9AM and 3PM.


January 20, 2024 at 3pm (doors open at 2:30) at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County, 27 North Road, Peacedale, RI. Added Bonus! Sandra Laub will give the sermon for the service at UUCSC on Sunday, January 21, 10:00am, entitled Waking to a Nightmare and Grappling with Moral Complexity. All are welcome!

Picking Up Stones: An American Jew Wakes to a Nightmare is Sandra Laub’s personal reaction to the Israel / Hamas war from Day 1 through Day 30. This is a play that invites the viewer to grapple with the complexities and nuances of the Israel-Hamas war – a play that invites us to move beyond the one-dimensional identification with our own narrative, and to acknowledge, understand, even respect (without having to agree with) the narrative of the other. As Sandra, in Picking Up Stones, struggles with the complexities of the brutal war between Israel and Hamas, within the context of a long and conflictual history between Israel and the Palestinians as well as the surrounding Arab nations, we are witness to considering these disparate points of view as well. And perhaps, through our witness, even learn how to hold both sides ourselves.

NOTE:  The play is meant for adults as it contains some graphic descriptions of war.

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OLLI Shorts from University of South Dakota are Back in February- These 20-minute programs begin at 12:30 p.m. CENTRAL time on Zoom weekdays in February. They are free! Click the link to join the meeting. Click here for more information.