This Week at OLLI- May 8

Week of May 8

SUMMER REGISTRATION begins Tuesday, May 23. If your membership is up for renewal in May, June or July, please call the office and we will be happy to renew your membership over the phone. You can also log on to URIOLLI.AUGUSOFT.NET and log on to your account. Summer catalogs will be in the mail shortly and we have over 50 classes! Our online catalog will be available for viewing May 15.

CLASS SPOTLIGHT– Don’t miss out on some great classes starting this week!

Log on to register or call 401-874-4197.

  • Honey, Honeybees and Pollinators, Starts Monday, May 8, at 5:00PM
  • Tales from Hollywood, Wednesday, May 10, at 10:00AM
  • Decluttering 101: How to Get Your Organizing Done, Starts Tuesday, May 9, 3:00PM Zoom
  • Beginning Digital Photography, Starts Thursday, May 11, 10:00AM on Zoom

CANCELED: Looking for More Income from Your Investments, Thursday, May 11. Refunds have been completed.

Join Sandra Enos on Wednesday, May 10, at 10:00AM for a brainstorming/information session on creating this fun and creative group at OLLI. Sandra teaches the class Creativity, Play and Innovation. The course inspired the idea to establish a Creativity and Play Special Interest Group that will meet monthly and focus on creativity and play, relying on the talents of members to propose topics they’d like to explore. 

This Week at OLLI


9:30AM Italian Conversation

10:30AM Basic Horsemanship

11:30AM Backstage Pass

1:00PM The United Nations

1:30PM Playing with Classics: Poems

5:00PM Becoming a Better Listener

5:00pm Honey, Honeybees and Pollinators


10:00AM How to Make the Best Pictures of Your Life

10:00 Golf

11:30AM Rediscovering Edith Wharton

2:00PM Classic Foreign Films

3:00PM Decluttering 101: How to Get Your Organizing Done (Zoom)


10:00AM Tales From Hollywood

10:00AM Creativity and Play SIG Meeting

12:30PM Bowling Group

1:00PM Walking Group

5:00PM Fresh Approach to Well-Being


9:00AM Let’s Skate (Demo at 9:45AM-See info below)

10:00AM Fort Adams Photo Walk

10:00AM Beginning Digital Photography (Zoom)

10:30AM Rhody Ramblers

1:00 PM Mah jong (lobby)

1:00PM Three Mini Retreats

1:30PM Wrongful Conviction

2:00PM Curriculum Comm Mtg.

3:00PM Movie Group


10:00AM Migration of River Herring

1:00PM Bring Meditation into Your Daily Life

1:00PM The Life and Legacy of Johnny Cash

COMMITTEE RECRUITMENT- OLLI continues to be a strong organization due in part to members serving on various committees providing leadership in partnership with the staff. Looking ahead to our new fiscal year, it’s time to recruit new members to serve. To learn more in detail about these opportunities plan on attending one of the following meetings:  Join us at OLLI on Monday, May 22, at 10:00AM  OR Thursday, May 25, at 1:00PM. Click to read about our committees. 

PHOTO OF THE MONTH: Check out this month’s Photo of the Month, submitted by OLLI Member Dyann Boudreau. The theme for photo submissions was Green. If you like to take pictures, why not join the group? The Photo Friday Special Interest Group meets the first Friday of every month on Zoom. A photo theme is chosen each month and photos are shared via Google Photos. The theme for our next meeting is “Odd Couples.” Register online for this group or call the office at 401-874-4197. 

RHODY OUTPOST The May collection theme for the Rhody Outpost is mother/child/baby centered items in celebration of Mothers’ Day. Here are some suggested donations but if any of you moms recall a “must have” item please add it to the basket!

  • Baby wipes

  • Hand soap

  • Lotions and sunscreen (for moms and children)

  • Tea and coffee

  • Chocolate 

LET’S SKATE DEMONSTRATION– Interested in finding out more about our skating program, or just want to check out the ice arena? Visit Boss Arena on Thursday, May 11, and let our OLLI skaters entertain you! The demonstration will take place at 9:45AM. Remember to dress warm – it’s cold inside the arena!

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SURVEY -Are you a community volunteer? If so, please take 2 minutes to fill out this quick survey. This information will then be shared with our OLLI Serves group to identify other volunteer opportunities for our members. Click here to fill out the survey. Thank you for your service to our community!

2023 AGING AND SAFE DRIVING SYMPOSIUM. It is a free virtual event that spans May 15-19. There are virtual seminars scheduled throughout the week and those interested can register for the topics they wish to “attend”.It’s open to older adults, health care providers, students, etc. Click here for all the details.

A CONVERSATION WITH MARY MCALEESE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF IRELAND, Wednesday, May 17, 2:30PM at Salve Regina University. Free event. Click to reserve your spot. The wide-ranging “fireside chat” will explore McAleese’s longstanding interest in issues such as justice, equality, social inclusion, anti-sectarianism and reconciliation. McAleese was president of Ireland from 1997-2011. Currently chancellor of Trinity College Dublin, she also is professor of children, law and religion at the University of Glasgow. McAleese holds a doctorate and licentiate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University Rome and a master’s degree in canon law from the National University of Ireland. During its 75th anniversary year, Salve Regina has presented a variety of events and programs sharing its history as a transformative, academic community and showcasing how it is fulfilling the mercy promise of its 1947 founders, the Sisters of Mercy.

A COMMUNITY TOGETHER INVITES YOU TO A SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY MICHAEL FINE, M.D. What is Healthcare For? Thursday, May 11, at 1:00PM Free and open to the public.

Narragansett Community Center, 53 Mumford Road. Come for lunch and stay for the presentation. Box lunches and hot lunches are available weekdays at Noon at the Narragansett Community Center (donations accepted). To reserve a lunch, contact the Center at 782-0675 by Monday, May 8th. Otherwise, join them at 1:00 p.m. for the presentation.

According to Dr. Fine, there is no health care system in the U.S., only a health care market. Therefore, we older adults need to make sure we belong to a good primary care practice and have a primary care clinician we can trust. At the same time, we need to work together to build a social movement to make a health care system that is for people, not for profit, and starts by providing primary care to all Americans in every American neighborhood and community. 


Thursday, May 11, 7:00PM at South Kingstown High School. “Historic Buildings, Memorials, and Monuments” presented by Jessica Wilson, Local HIstory Librarian, South Kingstown Public Library.  FREE and open to the public.