OLLI Special Interest Groups

SIGs provide learning or recreational opportunities outside of the scheduled OLLI classes.

Group picture of the hiking group at Chena Lakes
OLLI Hiking Club at Chena Lakes 6/12/2014

Hiking Club

Hikes are held in the summer months.

Join the Hiking Club SIG to get email reminders. There are three ways to join:

1) Log in to your account on OLLI's ProClass site.

Log in. (Use the "Forgot password?" link if you don't remember your username or password.) Once you are logged in, click on "My Account" in the grey menu bar across the top. Scroll down to the SIGS box, click to make a check mark in the box beside Hiking Club, and then click the "save" button.
   **NOTE: It won't let you save if you've left blank any of the fields marked with an asterisk. If you scroll back up to the top, there will be a message in red if you've left any of those required fields blank.**

OR

2) Send us an email at UAF-OLLI@alaska.edu telling us you want to be on the Hiking list. Be sure to include your first and last name.

OR

3) Call the OLLI office at 474-6607.

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*NEW* Olli-Olli Art Club

Will meet Wednesdays 1:30 - 4:30 pm, twice each month, location TBA

A group to stimulate and practice your art -- painting, drawing, etc. -- while enjoying each others' company.
For more information, contact Mary Martin. (The OLLI office can give you her email address.)


*NEW* Aging at Home

Discuss the problems; explore the options. What makes it hard to stay in your own home as you age: household jobs that you can no longer do? transportation? maintaining the house while you’re away? Take a look at national movements such as the Village to Village Network (www.vtvnetwork.org) and see what other communities are doing. What might work in Fairbanks?

For more information contact Nanne Myers or Barbara Lando. (The OLLI office can give you their email addresses.)

SIGs are led by OLLI members

You must be a current member of OLLI to participate in SIGS.

Contact the OLLI office at 474-6607 or UAF-OLLI@alaska.edu to join:

Hiking Club

Let's Travel

Games for Brains

Rock Hounds

Lifelong Learning Book Club

*NEW* Olli-Olli Art Club

*NEW* Aging at Home

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Let's Travel

This group was formed to exchange ideas and tour information or just contact one another when we need a travel companion. This informal group primarily exchanges email to share travel discounts, travel tours and other travel information. Leader is Marcia Boyette.

Winter Tours Offered by UAF Summer Sessions 
Yes, "Summer Sessions" arranges "winter" trips.  Get more information on their website www.uaf.edu/summer/travel/

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Games for Brains

Mondays 10:05 – 11:15 (following Strong Women group)
Fairbanks Senior Center (North Star Council on Aging)
1424 Moore Street
If interested call Darlene Supplee at 452-1735
40 below zero is the cutoff point for closing the Center – call 844 for temperature

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Rock Hounds

Meet the second Friday of each month with a potluck at 6:30 pm in room #154 of the University Park building. We  plan to have a field trip once a month during the summer.  For more information contact Maria Polly: akmpolly(put "at" symbol here)hotmail.com.

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Lifelong Learning Book Club

Meets seven times a year on third Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Noel Wien Library Conference Room

Discussion leader: Georgine Olson

May 19, 2015: Booktalk & selection for September 2015 - April 2016

Here's what we read in 2014 - 2015:

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane (HISTORICAL FICTION, 2008, 704 pgs)
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (FICTION; 2012; 319 pgs)
Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman (FICTION; 2012; 345 pgs)
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (HISTORICAL FICTION, 2009, 532 pgs)
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (FICTION; 2003, 336 pgs)
Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (FICTION; 2009; 552 pgs)
George Washington's Secret Six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger (NON-FICTION; E 279 .K22 2013, 235 pgs)

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