This Week at OLLI- July 31

Week of July 31

Canceled: How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

Class Spotlight: Purpose Driven Retirement. 4 Sessions with Jet Vertz starting Thursday, August 3, from 1:00PM-2:30PM Click to register or call 401-874-4197.

Do you have a purpose, mission, or reasons for how you live out your retirement? Numerous studies have shown that people with meaningful things to do during retirement are happier, more productive, and live longer than those with no purpose. If you are planning to retire or have already retired and have not given much thought to what meaningful things you will be doing, you may wish to take this course. You will examine your past, define who you are today, and methodically develop meaningful things to do during your retirement.



  • 10:00AM Let’s Explore the Google Suite
  • 10:00AM Watershed Epochs


  • 9:30AM Golf
  • 10:00AM The Top 25 Film Scores of All Time (Zoom)
  • 1:00PM Art from the Artful (Zoom)
  • 1:00PM Beginner Drawing


  • 11:30PM The Short Story: Writing for the Reader
  • 12:30PM Bowling Group
  • 1:00PM Walking Group
  • 1:00PM Early Rhode Island/Ladies of Smith’s Castle


  • 9:00AM Tech Committee
  • 1:00PM Mah jong (lobby)
  • 1:00PM Watercolor Portraits from Photos
  • 1:00PM Rhode Island Lighthouse Tour
  • 1:00PM Purpose Driven Retirement
  • 2:00PM The Art of the Tale (Zoom)


  • 10:00AM Photo Friday (Zoom)
  • 10:00am OLLI SERVES hosts Habitat for Humanity (Click to view flier)
  • 1:00PM Writers Group (Zoom)

NEW URI MAGAZINE FEATURES OLLI MEMBER and INSTRUCTOR: Check out the article in the summer issue of the URI Magazine featuring OLLI member and instructor Dottie Cunningham. Dottie teaches both ice-skating and The Iditarod for OLLI. Click to read the article online.

RHODY OUTPOST- Donations can be dropped off in the OLLI office throughout the summer months. They accept donations of gift cards, food, personal items, and household supplies. They ask that you only donate items that are on this list to minimize waste. Please note that they do not accept expired goods or any food item that is not in its original packaging. 

OLLI OPEN HOUSE– Save the date and invite your friends to come see what OLLI is about. Our showcase will take place on Tuesday, August 15 at 11:00AM and again on Wednesday, August 16, at 1:00PM, and will include mini sessions with instructors as well as refreshments and door prizes. Bring a friend and introduce them to OLLI!

OLLI TRAVEL – Join us at OLLI on Tuesday, August 30, at 10:00AM for a preview of two upcoming trips. Sit back and learn more about Shades of Ireland (March 9-18, 2024) and Classical Greece (April 21-May 1, 2024). Bring a friend along and plan ahead as reservations are due in September. Visit our website to view full trip details or pick up a flier in our lobby.

OLLI SERVES HOSTS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. Habitat of Humanity is joining us for a special interactive presentation showcasing their volunteer needs. This will be held on Friday, August 4, from 10-11AM at OLLI.