This Week at OLLI – March 6

Week of March 6

SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 14. Catalogs will be in the mail this week! View the pdf catalog online on Tuesday!

This Week at OLLI


10:00AM Creating an Old Time Radio Podcast

11:30AM The Berlin Wall (Zoom)

11:00AM Healthy Eating Made Simple

11:00AM Go Outside, Go Within

1:00PM Computer Fundamentals

1:00PM It’s Never Too Late: Personal Grown and Older Adults


9:00-11:00AM Cyber Seniors

10:00AM World War II Rhode Island

11:00AM Genes and Cancer

12:30PM Family, Intimate Relationships and Aging (on Campus Location)

1:00PM What in the World is Global Warming?

2:00PM  Short Fiction and Aging (Zoom)


9:00-11:00AM Cyber Seniors

9:30AM Editing With Photoshop Elements

10:00AM War in the Skies (Zoom)

10:00AM The Iditarod

12:30PM Bowling Group

1:00PM Gloria Exercitus: The Roman Army

1:00PM Walking Group

2:00PM Classic Films of Alfred Hitchcock (Zoom)


9:00AM Let’s Skate (Boss Arena At URI)

10:30AM Rhody Ramblers

1:00PM Mah Jonng (lobby)

2:00PM Curriculum Comm Mtg

2:00-4:00PM Cyber Seniors

3:00PM Movie Group

4:00PM Uke for All!


9:00-11:00AM Cyber Seniors

9:30AM The RI Courts (off-site)

10:00AM Great Decisions-War Crimes

1:00PM Chair Yoga

1:00PM Monty Python

OLLI MEMBERSHIP WELCOME- Monday, March 13 @ 11:00 am

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.  Bring a friend!  Non-Members are welcome! Join us! 

CALLING ALL CREATIVE OLLI MEMBERS– We’re looking for members who would like to help us plan how we will be represented in the South Kingstown 300th Anniversary Parade in July. Come with your ideas (maybe a float?) and let’s have some fun! Monday, March 20, at 1PM at OLLI.

THE FORENSIC SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES is offered each semester by the Forensic Science Partnership. Speakers represent the many different specialized areas of forensic science. The speakers present their real-life experience in their field. Seminars are offered for credit, but are also open to the public at no cost. Take a look at this semester’s lineup! All seminars will be held on Fridays in the new Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences building: Beaupre 100, from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Click here to view all the lectures. 

GSO PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES: Women in Ocean Science at the Coastal Institute Auditorium- URI Narragansett Bay Campus

To kick off Women’s History Month, GSO is exploring the diverse experiences of women in ocean science. Gender diversity in oceanography has been improving in recent decades, yet women and those who identify as non-binary remain underrepresented, particularly those belonging to marginalized groups. Join a conversation with three scientists to discuss their research, and their perspectives on how the “leaky pipeline” of gender disparity in marine science can be fixed. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Program begins at 6 p.m.


  • Katy Croff Bell, Ph.D. ‘11 (Founder and president, Ocean Discovery League)

  • Fenix Garcia Tigreros (Assistant professor, URI Graduate School of Oceanography)

  • Katherine Kelley (Professor, URI Graduate School of Oceanography)

  • Moderator: Paula Bontempi, Ph.D. ‘01 (Dean, URI Graduate School of Oceanography)

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the event online starting at 6 p.m. Register here. SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming GSO Public Lecture Series events: April 26 – Local and Global Climate Change Impacts

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for two upcoming presentations as part of the Speaker Series hosted by the Town of South Kingstown’s 300th Anniversary.. Both programs begin at 7:00pm at the South Kingstown High School.

  • Thursday, March 16 – “Community Organizations and Caroline Hazard”, Betty Cotter, URI Lecturer, former editor of Narragansett Times and South County Independent.
  • Thursday, March 30 – “The Rise and Fall of the South Kingstown Planters, 1660 to 1783”, Christian McBurney, Author of A History of Kingston, RI, 1700-1900 and more

Lectures are free and open to the public and will be held at 7PM at SK High School, 215 Columbia Street, unless noted. Refreshments will be provided by Shaw’s Grocery Store and Panera Bread. 300th Anniversary merchandise will be available for purchase at these events and at Belmont Market. For updates, please visit