This Week at OLLI – June 12

Week of June 12

Welcome to Summer Semester! ☀

There’s still time to register for these summer classes starting this week! Register online or call the office at 401-874-4197. 

  • Chasing the Light with Jan Armor, starts Tuesday at 10:00AM
  • Wonderful Lyrics of Tin Pan Alley, part 2, with Lloyd Kaplan and Tom Shaker starts Tuesday at 1:00PM
  • Treasures at the Bottom of the Ocean with Peter Ranelli starts Wednesday at 1:00PM
  • We Didn’t Start the Fire, with Brett Morse starts Friday at 1:00PM
  • Yoga: An Introductory Workshop with Linda Morse starts Friday, at 1:00PM
  • LUNCH AND LEARN– Financial Strategies for Retirement and Beyond: Investing 101 with Joanne Daly, Thursday at 12PM Bring your lunch and feed your mind! Free for members but you MUST register.

TIME TO RENEW! All Special Interest Group registrations will expire this month and you MUST renew in order to continue receiving notifications of activities. Register online or call the office at 401-874-4197.

CLOSED CLASSES: Click here to view the filled summer classes. If you’re interested in any of these classes, please add your name to the waitlist. There are always last minute cancellations and if a space becomes available we will contact you.


  • Right Brain Photography (Zoom) 
  • Food Safety (Zoom)

This Week at OLLI


  • 1:30PM Buffy Sainte Marie
  • 5:00PM A Brief History of Great Britain


  • 9:30AM Golf
  • 10:00AM Chasing the Light
  • 1:00PM Wonderful Lyricists of Tin Pan Alley


  • 9:30AM Homescapes in Watercolor
  • 11:00AM Bristol Slave Trade History Tour
  • 1:00PM Treasures at the Bottom of the Ocean
  • 12:30PM Bowling Group
  • 1:00PM Walking Group


  • 12:00PM LUNCH AND LEARN- Financial Strategies for Retirement and Beyond
  • 1:00PM Mah jong (lobby)
  • 1:00PM Cosmic Questions
  • 1:00PM Ribbon Weaving


  • 10:00AM Great Decisions
  • 1:00PM We Didn’t Start the Fire
  • 1:00PM Intro to Yoga
  • 1:00PM Book Club

GIVE TO OLLI- Join over 250 of your OLLI friends and consider making a donation in support of OLLI today. Give at URI.EDU/GIVE and scroll down to “Search for Funds” and type in OLLI. Gifts can also be made payable to check to the URI Foundation and mailed to the OLLI office at 210 Flagg Rd, Rm 212, Kingston, RI 02881.

SK 300th ANNIVERSARY PARADE– OLLI will be marching in the parade. Why not join us for a fun morning! We’ll get some exercise and spread the word about OLLI!  Call the office at 401-874-4197 or email and let us know if you can join us!

RHODY OUTPOST School’s out! OLLI is collecting snacks during June and July, and basic everyday items. Individually packaged snacks are most needed, but boxes are welcome:  

  • Granola bars

  • Crackers

  • Cookies

  • Nuts/seeds

  • Dried fruits.

Ongoing daily needs are for liquid hand soap, oil, and rice*. (*The pantry can divide up large bags of rice that cost less per pound.) For up-to-date information on collection items, please click here.

AGING IN PLACE The Jamestown Senior Center is so excited to have some wonderful resources present at their Aging in Place Fair on June 21, from 3:00PM- 6:00PM. Click here for more information.


How We Move On: Planning for a Future without Fossil Fuels (2023 Leeson Lecture) Lecturer: Dr. Emily Grubert

URI Bay Campus, Thursday, June 15, 4:30PM

Click here for more information and to register.

As the world faces the urgent need to address climate change, the transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources has become a critical priority. We know we need drastic change – and it’s essential we phase out systems that emit greenhouse gasses. So, how do we move forward? And what will this process look like in the near-term?


Coming of Age in Siberia with Artem Mozgovoy

Monday, July 24, 9:40AM-11:05AM 

In Artem Mozgovoy’s Spring in Siberia, a young man born in 1985 under Soviet confinement in Siberia, fights to make sense of his dark and tumultuous world, all while discovering his place within it as he falls in love with the son of KGB agents. Mozgovoy himself grew up in Central Siberia and left in 2011 when Russia began legalizing its persecution of gay people. Stephen Fry calls this autobiographical novel “touching and well written, genuinely compelling and convincing.” Register online for this free virtual event. 

Reinventing the War Story with Alica DeFonzo

Monday, July 24, 11:50AM-1:15PM

In The Time Left Between Us, Alicia DeFonzo combines memoir, history, travel, and adventure to create a groundbreaking hybrid writing technique that uniquely pieces together a nonfiction narrative of her beloved grandfather’s WWII experience. After learning of his survival of major campaigns, liberation of concentration camps, and his acquisition of a Nazi Waffen-SS diary, DeFonzo sifts through his memories and travels in his footsteps in order to “[capture] the powerful connection that can exist between grandparent and grandchild—sharing what has never been shared with others, forever intertwining two souls,” says author Miles Ryan Fisher.